Annual John Nuveen Lecture with Dr. Daniel P. Sulmasy

Daniel P. Sulmasy, Kilbride-Clinton Professor of Medicine and Ethics in the Department of Medicine and the Divinity School and Associate Director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics in the Department of Medicine, has been selected to deliver the Divinity School's John Nuveen Lecture for 2013.

Sulmasy will deliver his Nuveen Lecture, "Medicine as a Spiritual Discipline: Lessons from Fred," on Thursday, October 31, 2013, at 4:30 pm in Swift Hall's third-floor Lecture Hall. This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

Alumni and Friends

The Divinity School community is strengthened and sustained by the vibrant and ongoing participation of our alumni and friends.  Our conversation about religion happens in and out of Swift Hall, across email, via Facebook, at reunions, and at conferences and meetings held nationally and internationally.

Academic Programs

The Divinity School curriculum reflects the distinctive nature of the academic work at the School, work that encompasses the full range of the academic study of religion, religion in all times and places approached from multiple theoretical and methodological perspectives. The scholarly work of the School is organized through the work of three faculty committees, each of which is further subdivided into areas of study. PhD students concentrate their work in one of the eleven areas of study.


Community life at the Divinity School revolves around Swift Hall, located on the main quadrangle of the University of Chicago, and home to our classrooms, administrative and faculty offices, and our coffeeshop. Our Hyde Park campus is a platform for the work and play of our students, faculty, and staff, and a welcoming destination for South Siders, city residents, and visitors worldwide. Read more about Campus and Student Life and getting involved in UChicago and the Divinity School's Hyde Park home.


The University of Chicago Divinity School is a tough-minded, sprawling, rigorous and dynamic conversation about what religion is and why understanding it is so vitally important. At the Divinity School, we believe serious inquiry into the subject of religion requires a university context where all ideas are subject to uncompromising standards of argument and evidence.