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Faculty & Staff Notes

Gardner C. Taylor at the Divinity School in February. Professor Lischer helped host the event in conjunction with Beeson Divinity School. In March, he gave the Edmunds Lectures at Second Presbyterian Church, Roanoke, Va., preached at Palm Sunday service, and made a Holy Week presentation to Roanokearea clergy. He also preached twice during Lent in Triangle-area Lutheran congregations. In April, he contributed “Five Books That Have Been Important to My Pastoral Ministry” to The Christian Century .

Randy Maddox delivered the lecture “A Theology of Holistic Salvation: Wesleyan Resources for Ministry Today” at Boston University School of Theology in February; served on a panel discussing canonical theism at the Wesleyan Theological Society annual meeting in March; and offered the keynote address “The Challenge of Darwin: A Wesleyan Perspective” at Seattle Pacific University in April.

Joe Mann has been named an executive director with Leadership Education at Duke Divinity, where he will focus on United Methodist strategy and initiatives, direct Course of Study programs, and provide leadership for Convocation & Pastors’ School. He retired recently as director of the Rural Church Division of The Duke Endowment.

Dayna Olson-Getty published “On (Not) Praying for a Miracle” in Conspire Magazine (Winter 2010).

Sujin Pak presented “Calvin, Luther, and the Huguenots” to the Huguenot Society of North Carolina at the Carolina Club, Chapel Hill, N.C., April 3. Pak is the faculty advisor of the Asian Theology Group at the Divinity School, which recently hosted her father, Dr. David UhnKyu Pak, to give a talk entitled “Searching for an Indigenous Christian Worship in Korea.” Dr. David Pak is the former dean of the theology school and former professor of worship and homiletics at Mokwon University, Taejon, South Korea.

Richard Payne published “Paradox of Medical Advances and Inequalities in Health Care: The African-American Experience” in Perspectives on Dying and Death , vol. 1 of Religion, Death, and Dying , edited by Lucy Bregman (Praeger); and “Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Pain: Causes and Consequences of Unequal Care” in Journal of Pain (10.12, December 2009). He delivered the lectures “Management of Advanced Illness: Creating Sacred Spaces of Caring” and “Are You Good Enough to Be Lucky? My Story” at the Bon Secours Health Center, Richmond, Va., Feb. 26; and “Emergency Medicine: Pain Management—Ethical and Professional Responsibility in the ED” at the NYSORA World Anesthesia Congress, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 11.

Elizabeth “Betsy” Poole has joined the Office of External Relations as associate director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations. She served as director of the Trinity (Annual) Fund at the Trinity School in Durham before coming to Duke.

Anathea Portier-Young published “Languages of Identity and Obligation: Daniel as Bilingual Book” in Vetus Testamentum (60.1, 2010). She gave the lecture “Apocalypse against the Empire: Theorizing Early Jewish Apocalypses as Resistance Literature” for the Trends of Ancient Jewish and Christian Mysticism seminar, University of Dayton (Ohio), Feb. 5; and presented “Joshua and Holy War” at Watts Street Baptist Church, Durham, N.C., April 18.

Peter Storey was among a group of international leaders invited to join Karen Armstrong in Vevey, Switzerland, to draft the “ Charter for Compassion ”. In 2008, Armstrong’s proposal for such a charter received the TED Prize of $100,000. A former Catholic nun, she is the author of many books on comparative religion, most recently, The Case for God .

Timothy B. Tyson attended the premiere of Jeb Stuart’s Blood Done Sign My Name , a motion picture based on Tyson’s award-winning 2004 book of the same title, at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles Feb. 10. Tyson’s essay “Civil Rights Meets the Silver Screen” was published in the Feb. 18 edition of The Wall Street Journal . The New York Times published an article about the book and the movie, “North Carolina as It Was, Split and Seething,” in the Feb. 14 edition. Mike Wiley’s play Blood Done Sign My Name , originally sponsored by Duke Divinity School and based on Tyson’s book, appeared at the Temple Theater, Sanford, N.C., Feb. 5–7; and at the ImaginOn Theater, Charlotte, N.C., Feb. 17. Tyson preached at the Chapel Hill, N.C., Martin Luther King Day service Jan. 18; and at Greenleaf Christian Church, Goldsboro, N.C., Feb. 14. He spoke at the North Carolina NAACP’s “HK on J” rally Feb. 28; at the Raleigh Human Relations Commission annual awards banquet Feb. 11; and at NAACP branches across the state during the spring.

Geoffrey Wainwright traveled in February to Rome to participate in a symposium organized by