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    Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne (PhD, ’16) Named 2023 Alum of the Year

    The Graduate Theological Union (GTU) is pleased to announce the Right Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne as the 2023 Alum of the Year. In 2016, Rev. Dr. Lansdowne earned her PhD from the GTU in Interdisciplinary Studies.  

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    GTU Receives $100,000 Gift to Create First-Ever "Class-eum"

    The GTU is pleased to share that an anonymous donor has generously gifted $100,000 to the GTU to support ongoing improvements to the GTU’s flagship campus, the Hewlett Building. This significant contribution will facilitate the transformation of the space currently occupied by the President's office and alcove into a state-of-the-art, first-ever "class-eum." 

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    CIS Receives Grant from the Institute for Diversity and Civic Life (IDCL) Funded by the Henry Luce Foundation

    The GTU's Center for Islamic Studies gratefully acknowledges it has received a grant from the Institute for Diversity and Civic Life (IDCL), made possible by funding from the Henry Luce Foundation.

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    A Time to Dance: Celebrating the Legacy of Doug Adams

    For the inaugural exhibition in the new Doug Adams Gallery, we are pleased to honor our founder, Doug Adams. A pioneer of the study of the arts and religion, Doug touched a lot of lives here in the Bay Area and beyond.

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    Announcing the 2023 Haas Student Research Grant Recipients

     The Graduate Theological Union is pleased to announce that the 2023-2024 Haas Student Reasearch Grant recipients have been selected. The Haas Student Research Grants are grants for GTU students working on interreligious projects related to Judaism and/or Islam.

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    GTUx Surpasses 10,000 Enrolled Users Worldwide

    he Graduate Theological Union is pleased to announce that its innovative digital learning platform, GTUx, surpassed the 10,000 enrolled user threshold earlier this summer and is well on its way to reaching 15,000 in the coming months.

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Beit Midrash - Dec. 5

Join CJS for a weekly beit midrash [house of study] program during Fall 2023 in the GTU Library hosted by Deena Aranoff and Sam S.B. Shonkoff.

Collaborative Tables 1&2, GTU Library

PhD Application Workshop

Considering applying to the GTU's PhD program? The PhD Fall 2024 application deadline is approaching quickly. Join us for a virtual PhD Application Workshop. 

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Worlds of Corporeality: Judaism and the Material World

Join the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union for a live discussion of the new GTUx original “Worlds of Corporeality: Judaism and the Material World.

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5:30pm to 6:30pm