Monday, December 16, 2013
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Network Core Upgrade and Application Outage Scheduled Dec. 20
Information Technology Services (ITS) will be replacing four core network switches that
run the SLU network with new equipment on Friday, Dec. 20. ITS has
been working with numerous groups across the University to prepare for the upgrade.
The upgrade will occur between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20. In preparation for
the work, many University application services including mySLU, Banner, Cognos, WebFocus,
Blackboard and password.slu.edu, will be proactively shut down beginning at 5 p.m.
Campus-wide outages to the network will occur affecting the Internet and SLU applications
during this time. Application restores and validations will begin around midnight. All application
services are expected to return to their full functionality by Saturday, Dec. 21, at 12:30 p.m.
Tenet systems and PCs will not be impacted by this upgrade. Additional reminders will be
announced in Newslink and will be posted on the ITS website, its.slu.edu, under ITS News.
Please contact Carol Geolat, Network Core Upgrade Project Manager, at
314-977-4135 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any immediate questions or concerns.
FROM THE COLLEGE
A Saint Louis University team, consisting of John Cavin, Thomas
Cavin, Wil Giesing, Maggie Hock, Jiaqi Li, Nick Lucas, Phil
Martin, Dan Olert, Claire Stonner, Weiheng Su, Kara Tsuzaki,
Nick Walker, and Jingrui Xu, competed in the 74th annual William
Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition on December 7, 2013.
The Putnam Competition is administered by the Mathematical
Association of America and is considered the premier mathematics
contest among colleges and universities throughout North America.
An estimated 4300 undergraduates from 580 institutions throughout
the U.S. and Canada competed this year. The top five competitors
will be designated as Putnam Fellows and awarded cash prizes.
In the past, Putnam Fellows have gone on to win two Nobel Prizes
in Physics and three Fields Medals in Mathematics. Dr. Greg Marks
is the faculty supervisor of the SLU Putnam Competition team.
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The annual 200 Show presented by the Department of Fine and Performing Arts - Studio Art will open
Friday, December 6th, with an opening reception from 4:30 to 6:30pm, and continue through February
The 200 Show is an exhibit of student work created in the 200-level Studio Art classes. This includes
beginning classes in drawing, painting, printmaking, design, graphic design, color theory, photography,
ceramics, 3D design, metalsmithing, fibers, and computer art. Please come see the work of these
students and get a sense of the range of imagery and processes that students work with in these studio
The show is presented at McNamee Gallery in the lower level of Cupples House, 3673 West Pine Mall.
Come enjoy the reception and have a chance to speak with some of the student artists. It is free and all
are welcome. Gallery hours are Wednesday - Friday, 12pm-4pm, Saturday, 1pm - 4pm. The gallery is
closed December 18 - January 14.
For more information, please contact Denise Jones at 314-977-2410 or Rick Dunn at 314-977-3105.
The Art and Science of Learning
9 January 2014
As part of our year-long series of programming on The Art and Science of Learning,
the day-long institute will be framed by a keynote in the morning on effective teaching
from the view of cognitive science, by Dr. Donna LaVoie, and ending with a workshop on
assessing non-traditional projects. We will also have break-out sessions led by SLU faculty
on a variety of topics including experiential learning, critical reflection, and teaching philosophies.
To see more details and to register, please visit the event page on the CTTL website at
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The SLU Prison Program transitions to College of Arts and Sciences:
In November 2013 the Saint Louis University Prison Program transitioned
from the School for Professional Studies (SPS) to the College of Arts and
Sciences. The Prison Program began as an initiative within the Department
of Theological Studies in 2007, and has become a work embraced by a
number of departments and programs on the Frost and Medical campuses.
The program was overseen by SPS from August 2010 to October 2013. It
now includes an associate of arts degree, an arts and education program
that delivers special events and workshops, and reentry programming that
assists the Department of Corrections in preparing men for release from
prison. The work is focused on the Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and
Correctional Center (ERDCC) in Bonne Terre, Missouri. Kenneth Parker,
director of the program stated, "We are delighted to return to the oversight
of the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and grateful for the
collaboration with former SPS dean, Jennifer Giancola, during the initial
implementation of the associate of arts degree. Her leadership was key to
the early success of this work." Dean Barber has expressed strong support
for the Prison Program, which reflects the Catholic Jesuit mission of Saint Louis
The SLU Prison Program has been sustained by grants and gifts totaling over
$500,000 to date, and has built a strong collaborative relationship with the
Missouri Department of Corrections. Networks of cooperative engagement also
exist with Saint Louis City, the Federal Probation Office in Saint Louis, and other
government and non-profit organizations. In April 2013, the program hosted the
Third Annual National Conference on Higher Education in Prisons. Mentoring of
emerging programs at Washington University and Greenville College, and
advocacy for the creation of programs at Boston College, College of the Holy
Cross, and Loyola University of Chicago, mark the SLU Prison Program as a
national leader in the movement to bring higher education to prisons.
During Kenneth Parker's sabbatical in spring 2014, Dr. Karen Barney, Professor
Emerita and recently retired chair of the Department of Occupational Science &
Occupational Therapy, will serve as Acting Director of the SLU Prison Program.
Dean Barber observed, "Professor Barney brings a wealth of professional and
administrative experience to this role, and has a vision for collaboration between
SLU's professional schools, colleges, and departments that will expand the
internal university network engaged in this vital work with the Missouri Department
of Corrections." Parker will return to this administrative role at the conclusion of his
For more information on the SLU Prison Program, or to explore ways to
become involved in this important work, please contact Julie O'Heir, Community
Outreach Coordinator for the Prison Program: email@example.com.
Ruben Rosario-Rodriguez, Associate Professor, was invited to speak at
Fordham University's Center on Religion and Culture at an event
on February 24, 2014, on the topic: "Is Empathy Enough? Racial Justice
and the Moral Imagination in the 21st Century."
Dr. Terri Weaver was an invited and sponsored speaker to the December 9th,
NIH sponsored conference: Intimate Partner Violence Screening and Counseling.
The Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA), articulates a commitment to preventive
services for women. Because of the unique role of healthcare providers and their
contact with women, the Institute of Medicine and the U.S. Preventive Services Task
Force have recommended that clinicians screen and counsel for IPV. The aim of the
conference was to identify gaps in research on screening and counseling for IPV in
primary care settings and to shape priorities for a public health research agenda.
Dr. Weaver's presentation was entitled: Complicating Comorbidities in Physical and
Sexual IPV: Substance Abuse, Mental Health and Medical Issues.
Nathaniel Rivers, Ph.D. (English) was quoted in an article in the New York Daily
News about the linguistic and cultural differences on Twitter.
EXTERNAL FUNDING, RESEARCH PRODUCTIVITY
The Saint Louis University American Chemical Society (ACS) student chapter
(Chemistry Club) has been awarded a Community Interaction Grant from the ACS.
This grant programs seeks to provide funding for chapter projects that help to improve
the science learning experience of underrepresented minority and economically
disadvantaged K-12 students. The Chem Club will be teaching chemistry lessons
through the Create-a-Class program at the Youth Learning Center.
Brent M. Znosko serves as the Club's faculty mentor.
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