Bridging Religious and Cultural Divides

Dr. Ronald BrownPhoto: Dr. Ronald Brown, UTS Adjunct Professor in World Religions

How religions have shaped the greatest city in the world, the Empire City

The new UTS website was launched at the beginning of April, and the response to the new design and features has been terrific.  The fresh new look of the website heralds further developments in engaging our stakeholders, our alumni, and an ever wider audience.

The Communications Team is endorsing online courses to be part of an energized  communications campaign which re-positions UTS in the emerging 21st century landscape of theological and religious education; exploring new ways to add value, be relevant and tap into new income streams. Toward the end of January 2016, the concept for the online courses took shape. The Team looked to the talent at the heart of UTS, the strength of its faculty, the UTS professors. They have expert knowledge and abundant material to share with thousands. The trick is to make it interesting.

ronald brown in the studio thumbPhoto: Dr. Brown during a recording session in April, 2016

Since the beginning of February, the UTS Communications Team has been meeting regularly with UTS’ Professor Ronald Brown, an expert on New York history. We have used the latest online video-conferencing technology to help him prepare his outline for the pilot course, “Divine New York: How religions have shaped the greatest city in the world, the Empire City.”  The filming of the course took place on a Saturday in mid-April. Editing and final production is now underway and the 6 module course will be available on Udemy at the end of May, 2016.

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UTS-Online enables you to fit graduate-level study into your own schedule, engaging with our faculty and fellow students from around the world —wherever you may live.

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Dr. Kathy Winings, who has served as UTS Vice-President for Academic Affairs, has accepted a new position as Director of the UTS Instructional Site in Clinton Maryland. She will continue as Director of the UTS D.Min. Program and as faculty in Religious Education and Ministry. 

Dr. Winings pioneered establishment of the NY Extension Center at 4 West 43rd Street in Manhattan beginning in 2000. Now Dr. Winings will be responsible to oversee developments for UTS at the Maryland campus, reporting directly to President Hugh Spurgin. 

keisuke noda 2 profile smlDr. Keisuke Noda will assume responsibility as UTS Academic Dean and continue as faculty in Philosophy.

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