Monday, April 15, 2013
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In the University
Faculty Publications, Presentations, Awards
External Funding, Research Productivity
Department Community Events
Community Outreach, Partnerships, Media Events
2013 FACULTY AND STAFF EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS
Each spring semester, the College of Arts & Sciences recognizes the excellent teaching and
mentoring contributions of our faculty, and the dedication and hard work of our staff. We are
very pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Excellence Awards.
- Jennifer A. Semsar: Staff Excellence Award
- Julia R. Lieberman: Helen I. Mandeville Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
in the Humanities
- Gretchen W. Arnold: Robert A. Johnston, S.J. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate
Teaching in the Social Sciences
- Elena Bray Speth: William V. Stauder, S.J. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate
Teaching in the Natural Sciences
- Daniel V. Kozlowski: Chauncey E. Finch Award for Excellence in Undergraduate
- Heidi L. Ardizzone: Donald G. Brennan Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching
- Kenneth L. Parker: Donald G. Brennan Award for Excellence in Graduate Mentoring
The awards will be presented by Dean Michael Barber, S.J., at our annual Spring Faculty &
Staff Assembly which will take place on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in
the Sinquefeld Room of DuBourg Hall. All faculty and staff are cordially invited to join in
recognizing these outstanding individuals for their contributions to the educational
mission of the College of Arts & Sciences.
You can submit material for the College of Arts and Sciences Newsletter to: Jeremy Nagle by Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. via email. Please be sure to include your department in your submission. Please do not re-submit information for the Newsletter.
The Paul C. Reinert, S.J. Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning announces thespring event in the Conversations on Teaching series, "The Clinical Teaching Wiki." During this brown-bag session, we will enjoy a conversation on the challenges of engaging ourclinical faculty in pedagogical issues, and some possible ways to meet these challenges.
Our facilitators, Kim Levenhagen (Physical Therapy) and Sara Scholtes (Physical Therapy) havecreated a wiki portal for their clinical faculty that houses useful information about the department and program as well as a variety of resources on teaching and learning in the field.
Bring your lunch and share in the conversation from 12:00-1:00pm, Monday, April, 15 on the Health Sciences Campus in AHP 3036.
"Transforming the World through our University"
Jesuits of Saint Louis University Speaker Series
The Jesuits of Saint Louis University will present Saint Louis University's mission and discuss its relevance for the future of the World. We invite you to this upcoming talk on Remembering our Mission and Imagining our Future. There will be an opportunity for your questions and input. Refreshments will be served.
April 15, 2013
Pere Marquette Gallery
Dubourg Hall (2nd Floor)
Dr. Knut Roder, from the SLU Madrid campus, will speak on "The Euro Crisis: The Beginning of the End of European Integration?"
on Tuesday, April 16, 5:30pm, Kniep Courtroom, Law School. This event is sponsored by the Political Science department, Graduate
Education, the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Law, the Economics department, Public Policy Studies, and the International
Parenting, Neurobiology and Moral Wisdom
With the walmartization of childbearing, parents are encouraged to neglect their infant's needs
with "cry-it-out" sleep training, infant formula, little touch or play. The result is handicapped
brain development and morally-split selves that easily downshift into reptilian ethics. Because
of weakened controls of the frontal lobes over subcortical systems, stress reactivity becomes
normalized, practical wisdom is undermined, and virtue nearly unattainable. Human genus
history offers and alternative approach to childbearing and virtue development from which we
can extract lessons as well as questions about human nature yet to be answered.
April Dean's Reception
Thursday, April 18 from 6-8 p.m.
Pere Marquette Gallery
DuBourg Hall (2nd Floor)
$10/person- includes drinks and hors d 'oeuvres,
and a $5 tax-deductible gift to the SLU Annual Fund.
Join Alumni for an evening concert, featuring SLU's all-male a cappella group, the Bare Naked Statues.
Register for this event at: alumni.slu.edu/bns13.
Full-time faculty members are cordially invited to the Paul C. Reinert, S.J. Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning's 2nd
Annual Learning Studio Symposium (link to: http://slu.edu/cttl/events/2nd-annual-learning-studio-symposium) from 2-3:30
p.m. Friday, April 19, in room 213 in Des Peres Hall. Refreshments will follow the symposium in the first-floor International Lounge
in Des Peres Hall. Interested attendees are invited to register online
(Link to: https://docs.google.com/a/slu.edu/forms/d/1VjrnB0u3uIShwXqnIkYIiplaD3B8S4UwjTZwypu805w/viewform)
Past and current Innovative Teaching Fellows will share their perspectives and experiences about teaching in the Learning Studio,
a state-of-the-art teaching space designed by a team of faculty and students as part of the Herman Miller Learning Spaces Research
Program. For more information about the Learning Studio, visit the CTTL website
(Link to: http://slu.edu/cttl/teaching-innovations/learning-studio)
- Jenny Agnew, Ph.D., School for Professional Studies
- Beccy Aldrich, Ph.D., Department of Occupational Sciences and Occupational Therapy
- Paul Lynch, Ph.D., Department of English
- Nathaniel Rivers, Ph.D., Department of English
- Thomas Stewart, J.D., School of Law
Flannery Burke, Ph.D., Department of History, will introduce the symposium panel and facilitate the conversation.
Symposium presenters and attendees will also have an opportunity to discuss how to create engaging and interactive learning
experiences designed especially for today's learners and how these lessons may be extended into others' classrooms and
Please note: The front entrance of Des Peres Hall is currently under construction. Enter Des Peres Hall on the second-floor
entrance via the back (south) stairwell, which faces Laclede Ave. For those who need accommodations, access to the basement
of Des Peres Hall requires a SLU ID swipe and needs to be requested in advance by contacting Jane Jones, Program Director of
Disability Services, at (314) 977-8885 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fine & Performing Arts
Associate Professor Nila Petty, Fine & Performing Arts Department has an exhibition of her clay work opening at Third Degree Glass, 5200 Delmar in St Louis on Friday, April 19. The opening is part of the Third Degree Glass monthly "third friday" celebrations and is from 6 - 10 p.m.
The show will be on display in the East Gallery at Third Degree Glass until May 14.
John Francis Bannon, S.J., 2013 Lecture
Thursday, 25 April 2013
Sinquefield State Room, DuBourg Hall
221 North Grand Boulevard
Saint Louis University
Claude A. Clegg III
Professor of History, Indiana University
"A Town, A Photograph, and a Lynching Close to Home"
Claude Clegg is an award-winning historian whose has published widely in African American
history. His most recent book, Troubled Ground: A Tale of Murder, Lynching, and Reckoning in
the New South, is a brilliant exploration of a deeply personal story. In 1906, Professor Clegg's
hometown of Salisbury, North Carolina, was the site of a triple lynching that became a national
news story. Professor Clegg's talk, based on his book, will weave this local tragedy into a larger
American story about race, violence, and memory.
The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow Professor Clegg's talk and
signed copies of Troubled Ground will be available for purchase.
Women's Studies Advisory Board Meetings
The meeting is open to anyone who is interested in Women's Studies and the programs' governance.
Spring Semester Dates:
Monday, April 29th, 10-11:30am
All Located in MCG 144
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The Department of Biology announces the annual John Dwyer Lecture in Biology to be held on Monday, May 6 , 4:00p.m. at the Schoenberg Auditorium, Monsanto Center Lecture Hall at the Missouri Botanical Garden. The recipient of the John Dwyer Lecture 2011 is conservationist, innovator and botanist, Professor.Kingsley Dixon.
Professor Dixon directs research on plant conservation and landscape restoration at the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority for Kings Park Botanical Garden (Perth, Western Australia). He is well known for his techniques for restoring habitats by mining and for propagating rare and endangered species using such unlikely things as "liquid smoke" and fungi. We expect a lecture to be richly illustrated with vividly colored and oddly shaped wildflowers representing a few of the 12,000 species native to Western Australia. We can supply your e-journal with some nice photos of the flora if you are interested.
Title: Conservation: Hope in the Age of Extinction
Speaker: Prof. Kingsley Dixon; Kings Park Botanical Garden (Perth, Western Australia)
When: Monday, May 6
Time: 4:00 PM
Where: Schoenberg Auditorium, The Missouri Botanical Garden (Shaw entrance).
SLU College of Arts & Sciences Google Calendars
Deepening Student Learning: A Workshop on Critical Reflection
Tuesday, May 7, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
College Church Ballroom
Critical reflection is essential for deep learning
and is a hallmark of Jesuit education. However, students
often need to be taught how to engage in meaningful
reflection, and even when faculty and staff create opportunities
for reflection, the results are not always satisfying. In this
interactive workshop, Dr. Patti Clayton will share a
research-grounded model for critical reflection and engage
participants in a hands-on workshop to enhance understanding
of the features of critical reflection. Participants will leave with
practical strategies for deepening students' critical reflection,
both in and out of class. This workshop is open to faculty, staff,
and graduate students. For more information, and to register,
please visit http://slu.edu/cttl/events/deepening-student-learning.
Continental breakfast will be served.
This event is sponsored by the Division of Academic Affairs, the Division of Student Development,
and the Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning
Patti H. Clayton, Ph.D. is an Independent Consultant and Practitioner-Scholar (PHC Ventures). She currently serves as a Scholar Senior Scholar with the Center for Service and Learning at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), a Visiting Fellow with the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE), and a Visiting Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is co-developer of the DEAL Model, a research-grounded critical reflection and assessment model, and she has designed faculty development and curriculum development processes related to community-campus engagement, among other things. She has consulted with over 100 colleges and universities in the US, Canada, and Ireland.
Tobias Winright, Ph.D., authored "Liturgy and (God's) Justice for All: The Eucharist as Theological Basis for Translating Recent Catholic Teaching on Capital Punishment," in Translating Religion, College Theology Society Annual Vol. 58, edited by Anita Houck and Mary Doak (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2013), pp. 118-136.
WOMEN'S STUDIES AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
Robert Strikwerda, Ph.D., presented a paper (below) at the 21st American Men's Studies Association at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI on 5 April 2013.
How Wide is the Gender Studies Umbrella? The Place of Men's Studies in Gender Studies
EXTERNAL FUNDING, RESEARCH PRODUCTIVITY
FINE & PERFORMING ARTS
The Howard Foundation has awarded Martin Brief a 2013-2014 Howard Fellowship. The Fellowship provides a $30,000 dollar stipend to support individuals working on projects for the academic year 2013-2014. This year the Foundation awarded a total of ten fellowships in the fields of painting, sculpture, and the history of art and architecture. Congrats!!!
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