Monday, April 29, 2013
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External Funding, Research Productivity
Department Community Events
Community Outreach, Partnerships, Media Events
The Student Government Association honored the following faculty members and academic advisors for their outstanding performance and excellence at Saint Louis University. These recipients were nominated by students and selected by the SGA Academic Affairs Committee to be honored at a ceremony April 23.
Faculty Excellence Awards
- Lili Guo (Arts and Sciences)
Academic Advising Excellence Awards
- Andrea Bueno (Arts & Sciences)
- Emily Wartick (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.
by Anton Chekhov - April 26, 27 and May 3, 4, 5
Transplanted from their beloved Moscow to a provincial Russian town, three sisters-school teacher Olga, unhappily married Masha, idealistic Irina-yearn for the city of their childhood, where they imagine their lives will be transformed. Three Sisters is Chekhov's masterpiece portrait of a family grappling with the bittersweet realization that while dreams may be unfulfilled there must always be hope.
Saint Louis University Theatre will present a classic of world literature, Three Sisters, by Anton Chekhov, on Fridays and Saturdays, April 26 and 27 and May 3 and 4, all at 8PM, and on Sunday, May 5, at 2PM. Tickets are $9 for faculty and staff of the University, and $7 for all students. Reservations at 977-2998. University Theatre is located in Xavier Hall at 3733 West Pine Mall.
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
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).
Sociology & Anthropology
2013 SLU Archaeological Field School
May 20-June 14 at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, just across the Mississippi River in Collinsville, IL.
Cahokia is a prehistoric American Indian chiefdom and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Dr. Mary Vermilion has been a researcher there for the past 13 years and would like to extend an invitation to the SLU community to come and visit, view the excavations, and learn about this amazing site.
Last summer they had visits from the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, an elder hostel, a group from the Field Museum of Natural History, a Montessori school, and parents of the field school students.
Visitors should wear sturdy shoes, a hat, and sun screen. They sometimes even allow visitors to help screen the dirt, so gardening gloves are also recommended.
Anyone who wishes to schedule a visit, should email email@example.com.
After May 19th please contact Dr. Vermilion by phone at (573 803-8510). She can give directions to the excavations when scheduling a visit.
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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.
Rubén Rosario Rodríguez, Associate Professor in the Department of Theological Studies, will be presenting a paper entitled "Racial Essentialism in Nietzsche's Critique of Religion" at the Inaugural Annual Meeting of the Society of Race, Ethnicity and Religion in Chicago on April 27, 2013.
MODERN AND CLASSICAL LANGUAGES
Dr. Annie K. Smart, Associate Professor of French in the department of Modern and Classical Languages, has published an article, "Re-reading Nature and Otherness in Chateaubriand's Voyage en Amerique: A Case for the Biophilia Effect," in Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, vol. 42 (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014): 123-146.
EXTERNAL FUNDING, RESEARCH PRODUCTIVITY
Ryan McCulla, Ph.D., professor of chemistry, will receive $570,000 to explore the reactivity of atomic oxygen with biomolecules
and resulting transient oxidation products.
January 14, 2013
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