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NEWS OF THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTIONS
05 May 1996 13:16:52
95226 NEWS OF THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTIONS
by Alexa Smith
RICHMOND, Va.--David Green has been elected president of the Student
Government Association of Union Theological Seminary in Virginia for the
1995-96 academic year. Green is a master of divinity student from San
DECATUR, Ga.--Columbia Theological Seminary will offer its Lay Scholars
Week Aug. 6-11, with the theme "Apocalypse, When?" Will Coleman,
assistant professor of theology and hermeneutics, will teach "Signs of the
Times: Is the End Coming?" Tina Pippin, associate professor of Bible and
religion at Agnes Scott College, will lead a Bible study on the book of
Revelation. Richard Dietrich, director of Columbia's Lay Institute of
Faith and Life, will teach "According to Whom? Artists' Views of the
AUSTIN, Texas--The board of trustees of Austin Presbyterian Theological
Seminary has designated $1.25 million to establish the W.C. Brown Chair of
Theology. Brown, who died in 1989, served as one of the seminary's
trustees for over 30 years, and his gifts to the seminary date back to
1940, when he helped finance completion of the chapel.
PITTSBURGH--Dr. Ronald E. Peters, member of the faculty at Pittsburgh
Theological Seminary and director of the seminary's Metro-Urban Institute,
has been named a 1995 Fulbright-Hays Scholar by the U.S. Department of
Education's Center of International Education. He is participating in a
curriculum development project in Namibia and Botswana. Peters is one of
12 scholars selected from Pittsburgh-area educational institutions.
PASADENA, Calif.--Dr. Judith Gundry-Volf, associate professor of New
Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary, has been chosen by the Alexander
von Humboldt Foundation to conduct a year of research and writing at the
University of Tubingen in Germany. Gundry-Volf is researching 1
SAN ANSELMO, Calif.--The board of trustees of San Francisco Theological
Seminary unanimously elected Lynn Upshaw of San Francisco as its new
chairperson. He succeeds Pamela G. Kidd, M.D., of Summit, N.J. Upshaw has
been a trustee since 1988 and is the executive vice president and chief
operating officer at Ketchum Communications and managing director of
Ketchum Interactive. He is an elder at First Presbyterian Church of San
ATLANTA--Dr. Darius Leander Swann was selected by Johnson C. Smith Seminary
as its Distinguished Alumnus of the year. Retired from teaching missiology
and world religions at the Interdenominational Theological Center, Swann
has also taught in China, India and Japan. Swann's commitment to human
rights and justice resulted in his filing suit in North Carolina in the
late 1960s to desegregate the school system: Swann vs.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education.
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Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, KY 40202
phone 502-569-5504 fax 502-569-8073
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