Join us at the Doug Adam Gallery on Friday afternoon, April 10,
for the GTU's 2015 Surjit Singh Lecture on Comparative Religious Thought and Culture, preceded by an Indian classical dance performance.
This special event is sponsored by the GTU's new Hindu Studies Initiative, with the support of CARE and the Dharma Civilization Project. The event begins with a 2:00 pm reception, followed at 2:30 by a performance by classical Indian dance artist Rina Mehta,
who has performed nationally and internationally both as a soloist and with the Chitresh Das Dance Company. Then, at 3:00 pm, our 2015 Singh Lecture on Comparative Religious Thought and Culture
will be presented by Dr. Anantanand Rambachan, professor of religion at Saint Olaf College in Minnesota. Dr. Rambachan's talk will focus on the interreligious friendship between M.K. Gandhi and Charles Freer Andrews, a Church of England priest, missionary to India, and social reformer. Be sure to join us at the Doug Adams Gallery (1798 Scenic Ave., Berkeley) this Friday afternoon for this special event!
GTU Alum Judith Bishop Receives AAR Teaching Award
The American Academy of Religion's Teaching and Learning Committee has announced GTU alumna Judith L. Bishop as the recipient of its 2015 Excellence in Teaching Award. Bishop graduated with her PhD in History from the GTU in 2004, and is currently an associate professor of women's, gender, and sexuality studies at Mills College in Oakland. Dr. Bishop will make remarks and engage questions and answers during a Special Topics Forum at this year's AAR/SBL Annual Meeting in Atlanta. Congratulations to Dr. Judith Bishop!
New Application Deadlines for GTU MA Program
The GTU has announced new application deadlines for the Common Master of Arts programs. Beginning in April 2015, the GTU will offer both priority and final application deadlines
each semester, allowing prospective students more time to apply. Students seeking to enroll in fall 2015
now have until July 1
to to submit all materials. Prospective students are still encouraged to submit applications by the priority deadlines (February 1 for fall enrollment; October 1 for spring) to receive full consideration for institutional grants. Financial aid may be more limited after the priority deadline. For more information, contact the GTU admissions office by email
or phone (510-649-2456).
GTU Alum Wins Fulbright
Victoria Montrose (Pinto) graduated from the GTU with an MA in Buddhist Studies in 2011. Currently enrolled in the doctoral program at USC’s Center for Japanese Religions and Culture, Tori recently received a Fulbright Award that will enable her to do twelve months of field research at Tokyo University in Japan. The GTU congratulates Victoria Montrose for this prestigious accomplishment! Click here
to read a brief interview with Tori in USC's CJRC News.