Fall 2016 News and Events

CIS 20th

20th Anniversary Lecture Series

CGC Faculty Lecture

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2016 CSC Keynote

CGC Lecture Series Fall 2016

MES Lecture

Doubt Lecture



Free & Open to the Public
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 | 3:30 pm
Pius XII Memorial Library, 2nd floor gallery
3650 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108
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Featuring an interview with Michael Ondaatje by International Studies Affiliate Faculty member Joya Uraizee, Ph.D., followed by an audience Q & A.

Please register before September 30 by e-mailing or calling Erica Lauriello (elauriel@slu.edu / 314-977-3090) with the number of faculty and student attendees.

This program will bring together faculty and students from area academic writing and literature programs for a unique opportunity to meet with Michael Ondaatje, who will receive the 2016 St. Louis Literary Award on Thursday, October 6 at 7 pm in the Wool Ballroom of the Busch Student Center.

Michael Ondaatje is one of the world's foremost writers. Although he is best known as a novelist, Ondaatje's work also encompasses poetry, memoir, and film. His transcendent novel The English Patient became a multiple Academy Award-winning film, including the best picture in 1997.

For more information about Michael Ondaatje and to register for the free October 6 award event, please visit: http://lib.slu.edu/about/associates/literary-award/ondaatje

Ondaatje joins a distinguished list of past recipients of the St. Louis Literary Award, including Tennessee Williams, Eudora Welty, Don DeLillo, and Joan Didion, among many others listed here: http://lib.slu.edu/about/associates/literary-award

The SLU Library Associates, which sponsors the annual Literary Award, is working to raise the public profile of the award and to engage the wider community around the craft of writing and a deeper appreciation of literature. A copy of the 2016 Literary Award poster is attached. Please post and/or distribute.

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The Center for International Studies kicks off its 20th year at Saint Louis University

The Center kicked off the year-long celebration with a Welcome Back Party for faculty, staff and students on Thursday, September 9th, 2016 in the Center for Global Citizenship.

CIS 20th Kick-OffDr. David Borgmeyer, Director and Assistant Professor of the Center for International Studies, greets the crowd of faculty, staff and students during the Center's 20th Anniversary Kick-Off Party.

Student representatives from the International Studies Honor Society, Sigma Iota Rho (SIR), were also on hand to present information on the Honor Society and their plans for the Anniversary Year. SIR President Samuel Shreve, along with SIR Vice President of Finance and Social Media Bridget Walde, explained that Sigma Iota Rho is not only a great way to gain greater international exposure, but allows you to actively engage and participate in cross cultural experiences which provide well rounded perspectives in your academic studies. They also made it clear that anyone who has an interest in international studies is welcome to join SIR as a participating club member, including faculty. Juniors and seniors have the ability to become part of the SIR national honor society as well. SIR allows for students on the SLU and SLU Madrid campus to open doors to additional exciting intercultural events, activities, and mindsets that many students do not have the opportunity to be exposed to. It enables students to discover new fascinations and build on continuous ones thanks to the strong backing of the Center for International Studies.

CIS 20th Kick-Off SIRSIR Officers (l to r): Bridget Walde and Samuel Shreve

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The Center for International Studies will host an information session regarding our spring 2017 course "ISTD 3930.01 Conversations in Globalization" on Tuesday, September 13 at 4pm in the Center for Global Citizenship Seminar Room in Suite 124.

ISTD 3930.01 Conversations in Globalization is a hybrid online-travel course that includes an experience in Cape Town, South Africa.
If you are unable to attend the info session, but would like information on the course, please contact Lori Corzine at lcorzine@slu.edu to schedule a meeting with the Center Director, Dr. David Borgmeyer.

ISTD 3930 Spring 2017


International Studies Affiliate Faculty member Peter Bernhardt, Ph.D. (Biology) was interviewed on "The Science Show" on Radio Australia about the centenary of author May Gibbs' "Gumnut" and "Gum Blossom Babies" stories based on Australian flora and fauna.

International Studies Affiliate Faculty Member Gerardo Camilo, Ph.D. (Biology) and Paige Muñiz (Graduate student) were quoted in a KWMU-FM 90.7 story about their study on why wild bees prefer cities as habitats.

SLU International Studies Professor Continues Archaeological Discoveries in Ireland

The remains of a high status Gaelic settlement was discovered over the summer by Thomas Finan, Ph.D., professor of history and director of the Center for Digital Humanities, and his colleagues during an archeological dig in County Roscommon, Ireland.

Finan Dig

Thomas Finan, Ph.D., professor of of history and director of the Center for Digital Humanities, stands at the dig site in County Roscommon, Ireland.

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