Divinity School Virtual Admitted Students Day | Thursday, Apr 2, 2020

Most sessions will be recorded. Please turn off your camera if you do not wish to be recorded.
All sessions will occur in the Main Room unless otherwise noted.
Main Room: https://uchicago.zoom.us/j/159339003

Launch Experience

 Join us for conversation now at our Facebook group for admitted students.
 Virtually explore our beautiful campus in a fully immersive 360-degree experience.

9:00AM-9:15AM
Dean’s Welcome with Dean David Nirenberg | Location
9:15AM-9:30AM
The Work of the Divinity School with Professor Margaret M. Mitchell
9:30AM-10:00PM
The Divinity School Experience - Current Student Panel
10:00AM-11:00AM
Degree Program Information Sessions

PhD- Professor Sarah Fredericks | Location
MDiv- Professor Cynthia Lindner | Location
MA & AMRS- Professor Jeffrey Stackert | Location

11:00AM-11:30PM
Funding your Graduate Education- Rodney Lumpkins, Graduate Financial Aid
11:45AM-1:00PM
Lunch Meet-Ups

Anthropology & Religion- Professor Angie Heo | Location
Comparative Religious Studies- Dean David Nirenberg; Professor Brook Ziporyn | Location
Ethnography & Islam- Professor Alireza Doostdar | Location
Gender, Sexuality & Religion- Professors Sarah Pierce Taylor & Erin Walsh | Location
History of Christianity- Professors Margaret M. Mitchell & Willemien Otten | Location
Public Theology- Professors Kristine Culp & Dwight Hopkins | Location
Race & Religion- Professor Curtis J. Evans | Location
Religion & Art- Professors Karin Krause & Richard Rosengarten | Location
Religious Ethics- Professors Sarah Fredericks, Richard Miller & William Schweiker | Location
Religion & The Contagion- Professor Laurie Zoloth | Location
The Hebrew Bible- Professors Simeon Chavel & Jeffrey Stackert | Location

1:00PM-5:00PM
Faculty Office Hours (By Appointment)
1:00PM
Housing Session
2:00PM
Language Study at UChicago
3:00PM
MDiv Community Meet-Up | Location
3:00PM
MA Community Meet-Up: Using the MA to Prepare for Doctoral Work | Location
3:00PM
Housing Session
4:00PM
Language Study at UChicago

 

 

Just a few of our graduate offerings for this coming year: 

Exegesis/Philology

Readings in Rabbinic Midrash: Theology and Homily in Pesiqta de-Rav Kahana

The Book of Ezekiel

The Epistle to the Hebrews and the Epistle of Barnabas

Readings in Islamic Theology

Readings in Maimonides' Guide of the Perplexed

Philosophy of Religion

Deconstruction and Religion

Otherwise than God: Creatorless Religiosity East and West

Heidegger: Religion, Politics, Writing

Indian Philosophy I and II

Reading Religion from a Philosophical Point of View

The Environment

 

Introduction to Environmental Studies

Contagion: Plague, Power, and Epidemics

Environmental Justice in Chicago

Buddhist Studies

 

Pure Land Buddhism

Buddha Then and Now: Transformations from Amaravati to Anuradhapura

Madhyamaka in India and China

Buddhist Thought(s) in Southeast Asia

The Religious Experience

 

The Sacred Gaze: Beholding as a Spiritual Exercise in the European Artistic Tradition

Being Buddhist in Southeast Asia

Feeling Religious or Emotions as a Variety of Religious Experience

Mysticisms

 

Readings in Philosophical Sufism

My Body, My Self: Asceticism and Subjectivity

The Song of Songs

Animal Spirituality in the Middle Ages

 

Life at UChicago and the Divinity School
 

The University of Chicago, a world-class research institution, is well known for its academic rigor, but it also boasts an increasingly diverse array of opportunities and resources geared toward providing an enriching experience. Whether a student is searching to pursue something valuable or looking for a little bit of help in tough times, here are some of our campus’ major resources:

https://www.lib.uchicago.edu/about/thelibrary/

http://guides.lib.uchicago.edu/religion 

Tour of Regenstein (our main library): https://youtu.be/8uDgINP2Oiw

https://diversityandinclusion.uchicago.edu/

 

Life in Hyde Park


Hyde Park, an easy 20 minute train ride from Downtown Chicago, is home to a cultural, artistic, and scientific richness that is inspired by its picturesque homes, gorgeous lakeside views, and intellectually robust community. Many have called Hyde Park home, and here are some resources to help you decide if it could be yours:

  • A couple of great video introductions to Hyde Park:

https://youtu.be/Yhlqf1WK_o4

https://youtu.be/l-7pDeob_6o

http://dsa.uchicago.edu/activities/area-clubs/

 

Life in Greater Chicago


Depending on whom you ask, the “Second City” moniker is either highly misleading or a blessing in disguise: Chicago is certainly one of the world’s greatest cities, and its relatively hidden historical, cultural, and creative treasures (and super tall skyscrapers) are a source of delight and pride for its residents. Here are some “scratch the surface” ideas for why Chicago’s got it all:

  • A couple of great video introductions to Chicago:

https://youtu.be/kYVk7lZRnQU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSwvg9Rv2EI