Monday, February 24, 2014
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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.
The American Studies Department is sponsoring or co-sponsoring a pretty amazing line-up
of speakers this semester. We don't have all the information yet on times and places, but here
are the dates of the talks so you can block off the time in advance. Also note that at least one
speaker will be hosting a brown-bag lunch just for graduate students.
Monday, March 24, 4:00-5:00pm, Adorjan Hall Rm. 142
Senior Lecturer in American History, Amerika-Institut, University of Munich
"A Hot Debate over the Cold War: The Plan for a 'Cold War Center'
at Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin"
Free and open to the public.
Tuesday, April 8, 4:30-6:00pm, Cook Hall Auditorium
Chair, Dept. of American Studies, and Associate Professor of
American Studies and International Affairs, George Washington University
"The Globalization of American Evangelicalism"
Third Annual Blixen Lecture: The Mary and John Blixen Lecture Series
Free and open to the public. A reception will follow.
Saint Louis University Invitational Exhibition • February 14-March
McNamee Gallery, Lower Level Cupples House
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Friday 12:00-4:00 & Saturday
1:00-4:00 (gallery will be closed March 9-15)
For information: Rick Dunn 314.977.3105 or Denise Jones
This year's Saint Louis University Invitational Exhibition features
six artists working in a variety of media and exploring a diverse
range of themes. The exhibition includes work by Gina Alvarez,
Christopher Day, Dean Kessmann, Tom Lunt, Betsy Morris and
Ruth Ann Reese.
2014 Sam and Marilyn Fox Atlas Week Program
Education: Igniting the Flames of Change
March 31 - April 4, 2014
The Fourteenth Annual Sam and Marilyn Fox Atlas Week program will
be held the week of March 31st - April 4th, 2014. One of the main goals
of the Atlas Program is to increase awareness of the global issues
that confront us today in an effort not only to promote discussion,
but also to inspire and inform action. It focuses on what we as global
citizens can do to contribute to a better life for all people now and in the
future. The Atlas Program is unique in that for one week of the year, it
brings together members of the University community to focus on the
global challenges that confront us in the 21st century.
The theme for the 2014 Atlas Program is "Education: Igniting the Flames
of Change". The Atlas Planning Committee is pleased to announce that
Shabana Basij-Rasikh will deliver the keynote address at the Atlas Week
Signature Symposium on Thursday, April 3 at 5:30 p.m. in the Wool Ballrooms
of the Busch Student Center. She will be visiting SLU for two days (April 2nd
and 3rd) to share her advocacy efforts and her inside views on Afghanistan.
To learn more about Shabana, please click here.
We welcome and encourage all faculty, staff, and students to participate in
the program and share their international knowledge, scholarship, and service
with the wider university community. The deadline to submit an event is February
5, 2014 . To submit an event, please click here.
Annual Academic Portfolio Retreat for Faculty
Each year, the Office of Academic Affairs and the Reinert Center for Transformative
Teaching and Learning co-sponsor a two-day Academic Portfolio Retreat,
designed to assist faculty in the preparation of tenure or promotion dossiers.
The next Portfolio Retreat will be held on Friday, April 11 (8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.),
and Saturday, April 12 (8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.). All participants must commit to
full participation in both days of the retreat. Seating is limited to 25. There is
a $100 registration fee (typically covered by academic departments), which is
applied to the cost of materials and meals. All other costs are covered by the
Office of Faculty Affairs.
The retreat will be facilitated by Marilyn Miller, Ph.D., formerly the director of
the University of Missouri Program for Excellence in Teaching and an
educational consultant at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. During the
retreat, participants will write about, reflect on, and organize evidence of their
teaching, research, and service, in preparation for tenure or promotion review.
Participants leave with a preliminary draft of their academic portfolio.
Both tenure-track and non-tenure track faculty are eligible to participate.
Interested faculty may self-nominate or be nominated by their chairs.
Nomination forms and other information may be found here. [Link
portfolio-retreat.] Completed nomination forms must be received no
later than Friday, March 7, 2014.
For more information, including answers to Frequently Asked Questions, go
here. [Link to: http://www.slu.edu/academic-affairs/office-of-faculty
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Gregory Beabout, Ph.D.
(Philosophy) and Fred Hodes
(SLU alumnus) were interviewed
on KMOX-AM 1120 about
250th anniversary of the founding
of St. Louis.
Sociology & Anthropology
J.S. Onésimo Sandoval, Ph.D.
(Sociology and Anthropology) was
quoted in the Epoch Times about
reviving Chinese culture.
Geoff Miller published "'I Am My Father's
Only Daughter.' Sarah's Unbalanced
Relationship with Her Parents in the Book
of Tobit," in Family and Kinship in the
Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature
(ed. Angelo Passaro; Deuterocanonical and
Cognate Literature Yearbook 2012/2013;
Berlin/Boston: de Gruyter, 2013), pp. 87-106.
Judith L. Gibbons, Professor of Psychology
(along with two graduate students in psychology,
Nicole Summers, and Katelyn Poelker), just
returned from the annual meeting of the Society
for Cross-Cultural Research, held in Charleston, SC.
Judith gave a talk (co-authored with Michael Stevens)
on Publishing Refereed Journal Research Articles in
International Perspectives in Psychology.
With Deborah Best, Judith organized a symposium on
Development Issues in Different Cultural Settings.
One presentation in that symposium was a paper
presented by Nicole Summers.
The reference is: Summers, N. (Saint Louis University),
Mubarak, J. M. (Saint Louis University), Gibbons, J. L.
(Saint Louis University), & Ahmed, R. A. (Kuwait University)
Egyptian Adolescents' Conceptions of the Ideal Adult as a
Parent or Teacher.
EXTERNAL FUNDING, RESEARCH PRODUCTIVITY
Dr. Cindy Ott, Associate Professor of American Studies, has
been awarded a grant of $4,000 from Humanities Montana to
study foodways in Montana's Native American communities.
Mathematics and Computer Science
Haijun Gong, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science,
was awarded SLU's President Research Fund (PRF) grant recently.
Award amount: $24,938
Award period: March 1, 2014 - February 28, 2015.
Project: Computational Analysis of Signaling Pathways in the Cancer
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