Betty M. Bayer will deliver her Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion Senior Fellows Symposium—"Endings Without End: When Prophecy Fails and the Rise of New Age Spirituality and Cognitive Dissonance – on Thursday, May 15 at 4pm in Swift Hall's Common Room (first floor). A reception will follow.
Our Wednesday Lunch program continues on May 14 with Amanda Woodward speaking on  "Infants' Grasp of the Social World." 
Dan Laor, Visiting Professor of Israel Studies at the Divinity School, will give a public lecture, "Rival Memories: The Interminable Szenesz-Kasztner Controvery" on Monday, May 12, at 4:30pm in Swift Lecture Hall.
The University Ca' Foscari, Venice will confer its highest honor on Arnold I. Davidson, naming him an honorary member of the faculty (Membro Onorario del Corpo Accademico). He will be the first American to receive this honor.
We are pleased to announce the 2014 Senior Ministry Thesis Presentations, in-depth explorations of a question or issue in ministry that demonstrates thoughtful, rigorous and relevant dialogue between university, faith community, and society by our third-year Master of Divinity (MDiv) students.
A new exhibit at the Oriental Institute  takes a unique look at death, food and remembrance.  
The Divinity Students Association (DSA), in partnership with the Grounds of Being Coffee Shop, has made a gift of $40,000 to the University of Chicago Divinity School for the purpose of enhancing the academic and personal welfare of current – and future – Divinity School students. 
A new issue of Criterion, the Divinity School's journal, is now available. This issue includes tributes to Jean Bethke Elshtain (1941-2013), the 2013 Alumnus of the Year Lecture by Michael Kinnamon (MA'76, PhD'80), and a sermon by Reverend Larry Greenfield (DB'66, MA'70, PhD'78). The entire issue (and previous issues as well) is available online.  
A new issue of Circa, the Divinity School's newsletter, is now available. News about our faculty and students, an interview with Professor Brook A. Ziporyn, and more. The entire issue (and previous issues as well) is available online.   
The 518th Convocation will be held on Friday, March 21st; a live webcast will be available of the main ceremony. The Divinity School will hold a special graduation ceremony for the Divinity School community at 4:30pm in Swift's Common Room. All are welcome.