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    GTU Alum of the Year

    Dr. David Batstone Named Alum of the Year

    The GTU is pleased to announce Dr. David Batstone as the 2022 Alum of the Year. Dr. Batstone began his studies at the GTU in 1985, earning his PhD in 1989. He is the Professor Emeritus of the School of Management at the University of San Francisco (USF) and CEO of Blackstone Technologies, an innovative battery technology company using 3D printing technology to create energy-efficient and sustainable lithium-ion battery cells.

    2022 Presidential Scholars

    Meet Our Presidential Scholars

    GTU Voices

    Interview | New Dean and VP for Academic Affairs: Jennifer W. Davidson, PhD

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    GTU Alum Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne Elected 44th United Church of Canada Moderator—First Indigenous Woman to Lead Church

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    John Templeton Foundation Awards GTU’s Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences Nearly Half-Million Dollar Grant to Advance Critical Research on “Virtuous Artificial Intelligence”

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    The Flora Lamson Hewlett Library at 35 Years: Celebrating, Remembering, and Preparing for the Future

    Thirty-five years ago, a landmark event took place in North Berkeley. After decades of planning, collaboration, and construction, the Flora Lamson Hewlett Library dedication ceremony on Holy Hill celebrated the completion of a centralized library that could serve the entire Graduate Theological Union consortium, creating a physical landmark to attest to the spiritual and academic fellowship that had guided the work of the GTU since its formation in 1962. 

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GTUx — Where Religion Meets the World

Building a Brighter Future

Join us in Celebrating 60 Years of the GTU


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Groundbreaking Religious Scholarship

The GTU is the most comprehensive center for the graduate study of religion in North America, bringing together scholars of the world’s great religions and wisdom traditions. Discover the more than twenty schools, centers, and affiliates that form this one-of-a-kind union.

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The GTU supports intensive scholarly inquiry and deep personal engagement with religious tradition and practice. Students pursue their interests within a diverse community composed of many smaller communities, in an atmosphere of multi-religious freedom, curiosity, respect, and dialogue.

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Religion Engages the World

Whether your studies involve interreligious topics or in-depth inquiry within a particular tradition, the GTU offers exceptional opportunities for critical and creative scholarship. Through four interdisciplinary departments and more than thirty specific concentrations, our master’s and doctoral programs invite innovative study of religion in a twenty-first century context.

Chaplaincy Hour

This gathering hosted by the GTU Interreligious Chaplaincy Program serves as a way for students to join, discuss any issues--professional or academic--and strengthen bonds and friendships.

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Creatives' Cove Meet & Greet

The first meeting of the Creatives' Cove student group this Fall semester is happening IN PERSON on the 3rd floor of the GTU's Hewlett Building!

Flora Lamson Hewlett Library

Virtual Graduate Application Workshop

Join us for our Virtual Graduate Application Workshop, which will include an overview of the GTU, our admission requirements, and application materials to apply.

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10:00am to 11:00am