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Matteo Ricci Speakers Series
The Jesuits, Christianity, China, and the Intercultural Experience
Guest Presentations by Nicholas Standaert, Professor of Sinology,
Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Nicholas Standaert is worldwide respected as one of the most
authoritative and innovative scholars on the subject of Christianity
in China, as well as Chinese-Western intercultural dialogue. He
has published broadly including An Illustrated Life of Christ
Presented to the Chinese Emperor (2007) and Methodology in
View of Contact Between Cultures: The China Case in the 17th
Professor Standaert will be delivering the inaugural Matteo Ricci
Lecture Series talk on April 11, 2014 at 3:15pm Sinquefield State
Room, DuBourg Hall, entitled "The Jesuits Shaped by the Chinese:
The Case of Matteo Ricci." He will be giving a second talk on Jesuit
spirituality on April 10, 2014 at 7:00 pm, in the Loyola Room of Jesuit Hall,
entitled "The Spiritual Exercises in China: Displacement and Encounters
in Visual Meditation."
For more information, please see: http://matteoricci.slu.edu
Dan P. McAdams, Ph.D., The Henry Wade Rogers Professor of Psychology, Chair,
Department of Psychology, and Professor of Education and Social Policy Director,
Foley Center for the Study of Lives at Northwestern University will present The
Redemptive Self: Stories Americans Tell about their Lives at the annual Psi Chi
Lecture on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 7pm in Busch Student Center room 170.
Dr. McAdams says the most generative adults in American society - well-functioning
men and women who are committed to making the world a better place - tend to
see their own lives as narratives of redemption. In redemptive life stories, the
protagonist repeatedly encounters suffering and setbacks, but these negative events
often result in positive outcomes. As illustrated in American lives as diverse as Barrack
Obama and George W. Bush, American stories of redemption come in four favorite
forms: stories of atonement, upward mobility, liberation, and recovery. The lecture is
open to the public. If you have further questions, you may contact Beth Glauber at
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
Please do not re-submit information for the Newsletter.
A Poetry Reading by Katie Peterson
April 15 at 4 pm
Dubourg 409, 221 N. Grand
Peterson will read her poetry as part of the Sheila Nolan Whalen Series. She
is the author of two new collections of poetry, Permission and The Accounts.
David Revard writes, "The poems in Permission feel like intimate Persian
miniatures with the epic scale of the Western Plains. And vice-versa! The
vistas of someone learning what to want, filled with a sane and trusty longing,
rivered by the darker streams of something more wary, coolly self-appraising,
worried. They're love poems really. And Katie Peterson is one of the essential
poets of her generation, with one of its most distinct and clarifying voices." She
lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, and teaches at Tufts University. Sponsored
by the English Department.
SILENCE & NOISE
APRIL 19-MAY 29, 2014
Jim Burwinkel and Sharron Pollack are included in the next exhibition at Art
St. Louis, "Silence & Noise." The show opens with a free reception on Saturday,
April 19, 6-8 p.m. and runs through May 29.
Panoramic Gallery view: "Silence & Noise" exhibit. Photo by Robin Hirsch.
Works in this multi-media exhibition reflect the push/pull of noise or silence. The two concepts
of opposites are examined, demonstrating how silence and noise work as a force against
and alongside one another. Artworks are either comprised of clean, simple lines and are
visually silent, or are multi-layered, messy and thereby noisy. In addition to the physical
representation of these concepts, artworks that are conceptually silent or noisy are also
presented. Featured are artworks in a variety of media including painting, photography,
printmaking, mixed media, woodwork, metal, drawing, and more.
Serving as Jurors for this exhibition were artist Marie Bannerot McInerney, Professor,
Fiber Department, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO, and artist Gary Passanise,
Professor, Webster University, and founder, Executive Director, The Santo Foundation,
St. Louis, MO.
SOCIOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY
Thesis Defense - Kimberly Thomas
Title: The Journey from Juvenile Delinquency to Recidivism
Date: May 8, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: McGannon Hall, Room 248
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Saint Louis University Student Exhibition
April 11-26, 2014
Opening Reception April 11, 4:30-6:30
McNamee Gallery, Lower Level Cupples House
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Friday 12:00-4:00 & Saturday 1:00-4:00
The gallery will be closed April 17-19
This annual exhibition of student artwork showcases the work of upper level students in
the StudioArt program. The exhibition will feature work from all of the studio art areas
including ceramics,computer art, graphic design, fibers, metals, painting, photography,
President's Research Fund Announces April 15 Deadline
DEADLINE: Tuesday, April 15th, 2014, 5pm
The President's Research Fund (PRF) is an internal award program
supporting promising projects that have strong potential to attract
The program fuels publications and patents, and, since 2010, it has
supported over 165 projects. It is a credit to the SLU research
community that the return on investment for the PRF has been
New awards will be distributed in fall 2014 to support sponsored
activity for standard grants of up to $25,000, as well as
Cross-School/College Collaborative grants of up to $50,000.
- Applications must be submitted through eRS.
- Guidelines and the current Application Package are available
on the ORDS Internal Awards web page.
- New for the April 2014 application cycle: The length of the
introduction for resubmission applications has been extended to
- Investigators with questions may contact Emily Beck in the Office
of Research Development & Services (ORDS), at 977-7742.
Teaching the Christian Intellectual Tradition:
Augustine Across the Curriculum
October 2-4, 2014
Samford University is proud to announce its inaugural conference
on "Teaching the Christian Intellectual Tradition." Supported by
funding from the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts,
this biennial conference is designed to provide an opportunity for
scholars from across the disciplines to share ideas about
teaching Christianity's rich intellectual heritage to today's
undergraduates. The 2014 conference will focus on Augustine and
will feature plenary speakers Peter Kaufman (University of Richmond)
and Kristen Deede Johnson (Western Theological Seminary).
Call for Papers
Specialists and non-specialists are invited to submit proposals;
however, proposals should be designed with the non-specialist in
mind and should directly address how to incorporate Augustine
in the classroom. Proposals that demonstrate the interdisciplinary
connections in Augustine's work are strongly encouraged.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to, teaching Augustine
in the following contexts: the Freshman Core, the Interdisciplinary
Seminar, Literature and Autobiography, Antiquity, the Middle Ages,
Modernity and Post-Modernity, Free Will and Determinism, and
Intellectual History. We are also interested in any number of
approaches to teaching Augustine in the major (Psychology,
English, History, Political Science, Education, etc.), as well as
presentations that focus on single works and how they may be
employed in a variety of class settings. Presentations are limited
to twenty minutes.
Please send a 350-500 word proposal with your name,
professional title, home institution, and contact information
(including e-mail address) to TCIT@samford.edu. There is
no conference fee, and limited travel stipends are available
to graduate students and early-career faculty. Please indicate
your desire to be considered for a stipend when you submit
The deadline for proposals is May 16, 2014. Presenters
will be notified of acceptance by June 15, 2014.
For full information, go to https://www.samford.edu/coretexts/subpage.aspx?id=21474859340.
Douglas Boin, Assistant Professor, had an article published
in The New York Times, March 2, 2014 "Papyrus, Provenance
and Looting". Click here to read the article
Nathaniel Millett, Associate Professor, was awarded a 2014-2015
Fulbright U.S. Scholars Award, associated with University College,
Nathaniel Millett, Associate Professor, latest book, The Maroons of
Prospect Bluff and Their Quest for Freedom in the Atlantic World
published by University Press of Florida, 2013
Katrina Thompson, Assistant Professor, latest book, Ring Shout,
Wheel About, published by University of Illinois Press, February 2014.
Click here to read the review. http://slu.academia.edu/KatrinaThompson/Books
Warren Treadgold, Professor, NEH Professor of Byzantine Studies,
The Middle Byzantine Historians, published by Palrave Macmillan, November
Jason Fossella, History Graduate Student had an article published an article
"'Waiting only for a Pretext': A New Chronology for the Sixth-Century Byzantine
Invasion of Spain," Estudios bizantinos 1 (2013): 30-38. Click here to read the article:
Amy Wallhermfechtel, History Graduate Student, received a dissertation fellowship
to the Hagley Library in Delaware to complete research on her dissertation about the
"Right to Work" movement.
Phil Mazero, History Graduate Student, has been awarded a fellowship from the
Delmas Foundation to underwrite expenses for his dissertation research in Venice
Bob Krizek was a presenter on the panel "Celebrating the Silver Anniversary of
Media, Sports, & Society: Reflections on a Foundational Work and its Impact on the
Evolution of Communication and Sport Scholarship" at the 7th Annual Summit on
Communication and Sport, New York City, March
Katie Place presented her paper entitled, "More than just a gut check: Evaluating
ethical decision making in public relations" at the International Public Relations
Research Conference in Miami in March.
Matt Carlson has a chapter "The Late News: Memory Work as Boundary Work
in Commemoration of Television Journalists" in the recently published book Journalism
and Memory, edited by Barbie Zelizer and Keren Tenenboim-Wienblatt. The chapter
was cowritten with Dan Berkowitz from the University of Iowa.
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