Recognized as a force for change

first_img“We present the Radcliffe Medal to an individual who has been a powerful and impressive force for change, someone who takes risks and forges ahead. These are hallmarks of Radcliffe.”Lizabeth Cohen, dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, made this statement in announcing that Ruth Bader Ginsburg, associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, is this year’s Radcliffe Medal recipient. Ginsburg will be honored at a luncheon on May 29 during Radcliffe Day, an annual celebration of Radcliffe.“Throughout Justice Ginsburg’s career, she has worked to advance equality and justice. On Radcliffe Day, we honor her values and her impact as a litigator, judge, and justice,” said Cohen, who is also the Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies.The luncheon will include remarks from retired Associate Justice David H. Souter ’61, LL.B. ’66. Kathleen M. Sullivan, J.D. ’81, will conduct an in-depth conversation with Ginsburg about her work as an advocate and a jurist. Sullivan, a former professor of law at Harvard and Stanford universities and a former dean of Stanford Law School, is currently a partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP.Roughly 1,000 people are expected to attend Radcliffe Day events. The morning panel, “A Decade of Decisions and Dissents: The Roberts Court, from 2005 to Today,” will focus on the major trends and precedents of the U.S. Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts and on the court’s relationship to Congress.Moderated by Margaret H. Marshall, Ed.M. ’69, a former chief justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, a senior research fellow and lecturer on law at Harvard Law School, and the 2012 Radcliffe Medalist, “A Decade of Decisions and Dissents” will feature the following panelists:Linda Greenhouse ’68, Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School, and former Supreme Court correspondent, The New York TimesMichael Klarman, Kirkland & Ellis Professor, Harvard Law SchoolLauren Sudeall Lucas, J.D. ’05, assistant professor of law, Georgia State University College of LawJohn Manning ’82, J.D. ’85, Bruce Bromley Professor of Law, Harvard Law SchoolPlease note: Radcliffe Day 2015 is at capacity. At this time, there are no additional tickets available, and tickets are required to attend Radcliffe Day 2015 in person. No walk-in attendees will be accepted. The Radcliffe Day luncheon remarks will be webcast live on May 29. The event will also be available online in June.last_img read more

Three employees injured after aerosol can ruptures

first_imgTags: aerosol can, injuries, South Dining Hall Three South Dining Hall employees sustained minor injuries Thursday around 11 a.m. after an aerosol can ruptured in the kitchen of the dining hall, University spokesman Dennis Brown said.Brown said the employees were transported to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center for evaluation after the incident, which occurred when the can was accidentally exposed to heat.Brown said the kitchen was not damaged.Director of Notre Dame Food Services Chris Abayasinghe said the dining hall’s response procedure is to coordinate with other campus departments, such as the Notre Dame Fire Department, Notre Dame Security Police and Risk Management, and to review the incident afterwards.last_img

Fuller expands evangelicalism

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “We are seeing the internationalization of theology,” he says, “the shifting of boundaries and blurring of boundaries.” With 4,900 students from 100 denominations, Fuller vies with Texas’ Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary for the title of America’s largest seminary. It’s also a leading institution on evangelicalism’s left flank. The Pasadena-based seminary has three parts: a conventional School of Theology and two pioneering graduate programs, a seminary-based clinical psychology school and the School of Intercultural Studies, or SIS. Central to Fuller’s global impact, SIS was called the School of World Mission until 2003, when the name was changed because international alumni felt a “mission” degree was a liability in many countries. SIS, which will mark its 40th anniversary with a Nov. 7-10 conference, has sent some 3,500 graduates across the world as teachers, administrators, pastors and evangelists. It also helped attract many international students to Fuller’s School of Theology. PASADENA – There are few better places to get a glimpse of what 21st century Christianity looks like than Fuller Theological Seminary. The sun-splashed campus is a major, multicultural training ground for Protestant evangelicals – a group expanding quickly in the developing world and that wants to reconvert Christianity’s traditional strongholds in the West. Overseas students from 70 nations make up more than a quarter of the enrollment; degree programs are offered in Korean and Spanish as well as English. As Fuller President Richard Mouw sees it, his school trains religious leaders from all nations to work wherever they’re called. This is an era when all cultures are mixing and Westerners won’t necessarily lead Christianity. “Fuller was a pacesetter. We all owe Fuller a lot,” says professor Terry Muck of the newer mission school at Kentucky’s Asbury Theological Seminary. “They took what was staring them in the face, being on the West Coast in multicultural Los Angeles, and did something with it.” Originally, SIS trained mainly midcareer missionaries from the United States and Canada. Gradually, students from overseas became the majority – though they’ve fallen back to a third of the program’s students, due largely to visa and financial roadblocks faced by internationals hoping to study in the United States. Concerned that too many overseas students worked in the United States after graduating, Fuller also provides training in their homelands through Internet “distance learning” and cooperative programs with a dozen international campuses. Students’ plans after graduation reflect today’s complex religious patterns. For instance: Enock De Assis, who formerly directed missionaries that Brazil’s Presbyterians sent through Latin America and Africa, might return to Brazil to teach theology. Or he may work with Portuguese-speaking congregations in the United States. James Kissi-Ayittey, who previously evangelized fellow Ghanaians, then Liberian refugees in Ivory Coast, plans to teach at Ghana’s Central University College, an international school with 4,000 students sponsored by booming Pentecostal and Charismatic churches. Tabitha Singh, an ethnic Indian from Guyana raised in New York City, hopes to help rescue prostitutes in either South America or India. Aya Tasaka might become an evangelist back home in Tokyo, or work with the 63 Japanese churches in the Los Angeles area, or evangelize Japanese students on U.S. campuses. Speaking with the students, it’s clear that the older emphasis on soul-winning alone is fading. These younger evangelicals intend to combine evangelism and social action and, unlike old “social gospel” liberals, emphasize efforts by Christian groups rather than relying on government action. Dean C. Douglas McConnell says SIS students will work in developing nations where large numbers migrate, the HIV/AIDS epidemic is devastating populations, catastrophes put severe pressures on church leaders, average ages are declining and huge numbers of children are exploited for labor, combat and sex trafficking. Yet Fuller analysts also consider the West a growing mission field. In Amsterdam, for instance, just 50,000 of the 735,000 residents are regular churchgoers, with 30,000 in growing immigrant churches that eventually want to re-evangelize the Dutch. In Britain, only 1 percent of those ages 18 to 35 worship regularly. In the United States, says professor Ryan Bolger, many traditional congregations thrive, but there are growing pockets of thoroughly secularized young adults. To reach them, evangelists are creating “postmodern” fellowships that shed most traditional forms of organized religion. Meanwhile, new immigrants need culturally attuned churches. “You don’t have to go across the world to be a missionary,” Bolger says. “It’s missionaries from everywhere going everywhere.” SIS’s founding mantra was “church growth,” meaning mostly numbers. Today it’s “church health,” emphasizing social impact and deeper Christian devotion. But one aspect of the founders’ concept remains: sophisticated analysis of social groups, rather than simply seeking converts one by one. McConnell stresses another constant. He says zeal for spreading the message to everyone everywhere remains central “for any Christian who has a firm commitment to the uniqueness and amazing offer of salvation in Christ.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more