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Letter from Alumni Council

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Letter from the Alumni Council By Rev. John Allen, M.Div. ’13, Alumni Council Chair The past year has offered an unmistakable reminder that connection is essential. Those of us who lead churches have found ways to connect with congregants through livestreaming and Zoom. Teachers have learned to teach online. Chaplains have offered compassionate care through

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Spring 2021: In Memoriam

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

IN MEMORIAM as of April 12, 2021  Alumni/ae  Frances Robinson Chandler ʼ33   Louise Johnson Fellows ʼ38   Ruth Harlow Bernman ʼ39   Barbara Gerstenberg Prasse ʼ44   Hugh S. Barbour ʼ45   Verna C. Volz ʼ45   Edgar G. Prasse ʼ46   Sheldon  L. Rahn ʼ47   John Paul Frelick ʼ48   James L.

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Spring 2021 Class Notes

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

CLASS NOTES  To submit a class note or death notice, please contact Shana Kaplanov in the Alumni/ae Affairs Office at development@utsnyc.edu. Due to space constraints, class notes will be edited to 150 words or less.  1950s   Howard Hunter Cox, M.Div. ʼ52, and his wife, Shirley L. (Peet) Cox celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary at a

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Union Medal awarded to Sen. Rev. Raphael Warnock

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Union Theological Seminary President Rev. Dr. Serene Jones and Chair of the Board of Trustees William Candelaria, presented the seminary’s highest honor, the Union Medal, to Sen. Rev. Raphael Warnock, M.Div. ’94, Ph.D. ’06, during commencement exercises on May 21. The Union medal was instituted in 1981 as a means of honoring persons whose lives

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Union Theological Seminary welcomes Louisville Institute Postdoctoral Fellow

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York (UTS) welcomes Ki-Eun Jang, Ph.D., as a Louisville Institute Postdoctoral Fellow. Jang will serve full-time as Visiting Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible and Near Eastern Studies. The Fellowship supports a two-year, visiting professorship at a North American theological school, college or university. As part of the

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Planning for the 2021 – 2022 Academic Year

Thursday, May 20, 2021

The following letter was shared with the Union Community by President Serene Jones on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 Dear Union Students, As we prepare for the end of the current Academic Year at Union, we are actively planning for the 2021-2022 Academic Year.  We realize how difficult this year has been because of Union’s quick

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Union Announces New Position for Online Education and Learning Innovation

Friday, April 30, 2021

Union Theological Seminary President Rev. Dr. Serene Jones today announced the appointment of David Gastwirth to the position of Vice President of Online Education and Learning Innovation. This newly created position will build UTS’ capacity and implementation of emerging global programming. In this role, Gastwirth will be responsible for crafting the vision for online learning, and

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Social Justice Formation in the Anglican Tradition

Friday, April 30, 2021

Application Deadline: Friday, June 18 Apply Today EDS at Union is piloting an online, two-year program that brings together a cohort of lifelong learners for conferences, book discussions, spiritual retreats, weekend courses, and lunchtime workshops around important themes of social justice. Intended for busy Episcopal laity and clergy who would like to gain a stronger

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Commencement 2021

Thursday, April 29, 2021

183rd COMMENCEMENT Share photos with the #uts2021grad Commissioning Services Black Women’s Caucus and Black Caucus Commissioning Wednesday, May 19  |  6:00 – 8:00 PM EST Contact Vanessa Lindley if you have questions or need details. Catholic Commissioning Wednesday, May 19  |  8:00 PM EST Contact Alyssa Terry to RSVP. Use this Worship Aid to participate. Access

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Statement regarding discovery of noose on campus

Thursday, April 15, 2021

On Wednesday afternoon, a Union Theological Seminary staff member found a noose hanging from pipes in an elevator room on the roof of McGiffert Hall, a residential building on campus that houses both students and faculty. President Serene Jones issued the following statement in response: “We are deeply disturbed and devastated by the discovery of a

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