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William Schweiker, the Edward L. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor of Theological Ethics and Director of the Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion, has been elected President for the Society of Christian Ethics. He will serve as Vice President during 2014-2015, and as President during 2015-2016.  
The Divinity School has received a $475,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc to establish “The Chicago Commons Project,” a program of leadership development and enrichment for Chicago-area pastors.  The Divinity School is one of several organizations across the country to receive grants as part of the Endowment’s Early Career Pastoral Development Initiative aimed at developing leadership programs
By Kerry Temple - University of Chicago Magazine
The recent renovation of Bond Chapel was recognized on Designnight, the Chicago-area chapter of the American Institute of Architect (AIA)’s annual awards night.
A UChicago commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the delivery of the Gettysburg Address will take place Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Social Science Research Building, Room 122.
A Harris Poll shows Americans' belief in God is on the decline while there’s a rise in a belief in Darwin’s theory on evolution. Professor William Schweiker shares his thoughts on the poll and trends in religion in the U.S. over the decades on WBEZ's "Morning Shift" with host Tony Serabia.    
A ceremony celebrating Prof. Arnold I. Davidson's induction into the Ordre des Palmes Académiques as an Officier took place on Monday, November 4, 2013, at the Franke Institute for the Humanities.
John and Jane Colman, lifetime Chicagoans involved with many charitable organizations and long-time friends of the University of Chicago Divinity School, have made a gift of $900,000 to support leadership initiatives at the School.    
Wendy Doniger, the Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions in the Divinity School, also in the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, the Committee on Social Thought, has been named the 2015 Charles Homer Haskins Prize Lecturer by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS).
Catherine A. Brekus, Professor of Religions in America and the History of Christianity at the Divinity School, has been awarded the 2013 John Wesley Honors College of Indiana Wesleyan University’s Aldersgate Prize for her book Sarah Osborn’s World:  The Rise of Evangelical Christianity In Early America (Yale University Press, 2013).

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