Circa was founded in 1992 as the dean's newsletter; it reports on community developments -- recent faculty awards, new additions to our faculty, enrollment and convocations, an update from our Ministry program, and more.  
Please join us during the upcoming meetings of the American Academy of Religion and the Society for Biblical Literature in San Diego.        
Our last lunch of the quarter is here and, as always, we offer something artistic with which to end the quarter. Please join us for some improv comedy with Piebenga Plumbing!  
Volume 94, No. 4 of The Journal of Religion, edited by Divinity School faculty and published by the University of Chicago Press, is now available. 
Franklin Perkins will deliver a series of lectures on "The Problem of Evil and the Relation between Heaven and Human in Classical Chinese Philosophy."  
"From Gnostics to U-Boats: The Work of Robert McQueen Grant (1917-2014)" is on exhibit until December 13th at the The Joseph Regenstein Library, Fourth Floor.  
Lucy Pick, Director of Undergraduate Studies and Senior Lecturer in the History of Christianity, published her first novel, Pilgrimage, this summer. 
William Schweiker, the Edward L. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor of Theological Ethics, has been awarded a $4.6 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to direct The Enhancing Life Project.
College-level teaching has expanded well beyond classroom walls.
Jack A. Gilbert, Environmental Microbiologist with Argonne National Laboratory and Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution will join us to speak on "The Microbiome Revolution: Why microbes control your life!"