Monday, April 8, 2013
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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 53rd meeting of St. Louis' Dialogue Group of the World's Religions and Philosophies will be held on Wednesday, April 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Wool Ballroom of the Busch Student Center (northeast corner of Grand and Laclede) at Saint Louis University. Representatives of different religions will discuss their views of God. Parking is available in the large parking garage on Laclede, just west of Grand.
Aquinas Institute of Theology's program "Where Faith Meets Life" will be held on Tuesday, May 14, at the Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel, 7730 Bonhomme, in Clayton. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program begins at noon. This program is a conversation with Sister Carla Mae Streeter, O.P. and Michael Tsichlis about the relationship of the Catholic Church and the Greek Orthodox Church. Cost for the program and lunch is $23. Register by calling Diane Henderson at 314-256-8856.
A tour of the Hindu Temple, 725 Weidman Road, will be led by Jack Sisk on Wednesday, June 12, at 7 p.m. RSVP to Leslie Heberlie of Interfaith Partnership at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fine & Performing Arts
Saint Louis University Music Program presents Dr. Jeral Becker, tenor, and Dr. Pamela Dees, piano, in a program of 19th Century German Lieder, featuring the works Robert and Clara Schumann, and other major composers of the era. Patricia Scanlon, soprano, and the University Mastersingers will assist in the presentation of the program.
The concert will be at St. Francis Xavier (College) Church on Sunday, April 14th, at 6:30pm. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.
The Paul C. Reinert, S.J. Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning announces the spring 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 our clinical faculty in pedagogical issues, and some possible ways to meet these challenges.
Our facilitators, Kim Levenhagen (Physical Therapy) and Sara Scholtes (Physical Therapy) have created 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 Studies program.
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 email@example.com.
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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Acclaimed soprano Ali Buchanan sang songs of diversity, social justice, and inclusion at a concert in the College Church on Thursday, April 4, marking the 45th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in Memphis, TN.
FACULTY PUBLICATIONS, PRESENTATIONS, AWARDS
Peter Martens (Theological Studies) published the following essay: "Adrian's Introduction to the Divine Scriptures and Greco-Roman Rhetorical Theory on Style." Journal of Religion 93 (2013): 197-217.
MODERN AND CLASSICAL LANGUAGES
Dr. Jean-Louis Pautrot, Professor of French in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, has published a book, Pascal Quignard with Gallimard-Grasset in Paris. (172 pages, ISBN 978-2-07014-061-9). The book is an introduction to the works of Quignard that he was invited to write by the Institut Français (the cultural branch of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs) for their collection on contemporary Francophone writers. It also contains a cd of interviews.
The Uni Bamberg's press office interviewed Dr. Evelyn Meyer, Associate Professor of German in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, as a guest scholar. Here is the link to the interview, which is in German.
Dr. Kara McBride, Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, presented a poster, "Do L2 Learners' Beliefs about Linguistic Relativity Affect Their L2 Development?" at the American Association of Applied Linguistics conference in Dallas, March 19, 2013.
EXTERNAL FUNDING, RESEARCH PRODUCTIVITY
A team of SLU researchers led by Dr. Jeremiah Weinstock have been awarded a R01 grant by the National Institute on Drug Abuse at NIH entitled, "Exercise: Addressing Stress in Relapse Prevention in Substance Use Disorders." Other SLU investigators are: Dr. Tony Buchanan, Dr. Ted Weiss, and Dr. John Chibnall. Total costs: $1,685,601.
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