Monday, February 3, 2014
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FROM THE COLLEGE
Office of Research Development and Services Announces 2014
Competition for Stroble Awards in the Health Sciences
The Division of Research Administration through the Office of the
Vice President for Research announces the 2014 competition for the
Stroble Awards in the Health Sciences. The deadline for submission is
February 17, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Central Time. Guidelines and the
application package are available on the web at
The Stroble Awards are funded by an endowment from Mr. and Mrs. Francis
A. Stroble and are intended to support research, other than Medical School
Research, in the broad area of health sciences. Two awards will be made
with support up to $10,000 each.
Eligible applicants include all full-time faculty in schools and colleges at
the University, with the exception of the Medical School. Please see the
guidelines and application package for complete details.
Questions can be directed to Vicki Moreland at email@example.com or
Office of Research Development and Services Announces 2014
Competition for Beaumont Faculty Development Fund and Summer
Research Award Programs
Applications are now available for two internal grant programs designed
to support faculty research and scholarly activity. The deadline for both
the Beaumont Faculty Development Fund and the Summer Research
Award in the Humanities is 5 p.m., Monday, February 17, 2014.
The objectives of both programs are:
- to support pilot research and concept development prior to
the submission of proposals to external funding sources;
- to assist faculty in developing skills and competencies to
pursue research and external support; and
- to support faculty in the pursuit of scholarly activity,
including course and curriculum development.
The Beaumont Faculty Development Fund (BFDF) was established at
Saint Louis University in 1976 with initial endowed support from the
Beaumont Foundation. Grants of up to $5,000 are available for year-long
projects. Funds can be used to support the purchase of research supplies,
minor equipment, and student labor, and travel to collections, all of which
must be directly related to the project and not considered a normal
The Summer Research Award in the Humanities is designated for projects
that fall broadly into the realm of the humanities, and can be completed
between July 1 and September 30. In addition to the above, the SRA provides
a stipend and fringe benefits for the investigator. Support is also available for
a graduate student stipend of $1,000 and three credits of graduate tuition to be
used during the summer session only.
Both programs are administered by the Office of Research Development and
Services in the Division of Research Administration. Applications are available
on the ORDS website: http://www.slu.edu/x24310.xml.
If you have questions about either of these programs, please contact Vicki
Moreland at firstname.lastname@example.org 977-7733.
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.
On Wednesday, February 5, David Kertzer, the distinguished
Italian historian, anthropologist and former provost of Brown
University, will be hosting a discussion at SLU of his new book,
The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the
Rise of Fascism in Europe. The discussion will run from 2:00
through 3:00 pm in Adorjan Hall, 142.
For a description of Kertzer's book, which is a History Book
Club Main Selection for March, 2014, please go to the following
If you would like to take part, please contact Mark Edward Ruff,
Associate Professor of History, at email@example.com. Six copies of
Kertzer's book will be made available to those interested in taking
partby the publisher, Random House.
Spring 2014 Women's & Gender Studies Event List
~Wednesday, February 5th- 7-8pm (Flats Dorm) Mentoring Matters
~Thursday, February 13th (2:15-5pm) Start Smart Salary Negotiation
~February 14 & 15th - SLU Monologues & February 20 & 21 (Sheldon Hall)-
~ Wednesday, February 26th 4pm (SLUMA) - Black History Month &
WHM -Bridge guest speaker- Dr. Daphne Brooks
~February 27th-28th - (BSC) Global & Local Justice Conference
Advisory Board Meetings- all in MCG 144
Monday, February 10th 1-2:30pm
The meetings are open to anyone who is interested in Women's
and Gender Studies and the programs' governance.
As always, everyone is welcome to attend events. More information about
events & more events coming soon!!! Keep an eye on our calendar
( http://www.slu.edu/x17343.xml ) or sign up for the WGS email list by
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.
EDDY RED EAGLE
Osage Elder, Osage Congressman (Retired)
"St. Louis at 250: An Osage View"
Friday, February 14th, (reception to follow)
Professor of African American Studies and English
"(Liner) Notes for the Revolution: Black Feminist Phonographies from Zora Neale
Hurston to Janelle Monae"
2014 BRIDGE LECTURE
Wednesday, February 26th (reception to follow)
Senior Lecturer, 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"
Monday, March 24th
*There may also be a brown-bag lunch for grad students with Prof.
Etges - stay tuned for further details.
Chair, Dept. of American Studies, and Associate Professor of American
Studies and International Affairs
George Washington University
"The Globalization of American Evangelicalism"
2014 BLIXEN LECTURE
Tuesday, April 8 (reception to follow)
*There will also be a brown-bag lunch for grad students with Prof. McAlister
at noon in Adorjan 142
Saint Louis University Chemistry Club is proud to announce the arrival of Upsilon
Gamma, a local chapter of the National Chemistry Honor Society Gamma Sigma
Epsilon. SLU's Upsilon Gamma chapter will join a network of over 70 chapters in
25 states. Its mission is to recognize outstanding students who demonstrate
exceptional ability and interest in the field of chemistry. Working in conjunction with
Saint Louis University's American Chemical Society Student Chapter, or Chemistry
Club, the society aims to promote professionalism and scholarship in chemistry and
the general welfare of its members, school, and community. Together, the two
organizations will host a number of chemistry-related service and social events
throughout the year. The society welcomes chemistry and non-chemistry majors
alike. The induction ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, February 25th at 6:30
p.m. in the Pere Marquette Gallery. A representative from the national executive
committee will be in attendance to install our chapter. For information about the
requirements and application process (due by Feb. 13), please contact Daniel
Sepe (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Brent Znosko (email@example.com).
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.
SLU College of Arts & Sciences Google Calendars
FACULTY PUBLICATIONS, PRESENTATIONS, AWARDS
MODERN AND CLASSICAL LANGUAGES
Dr. Arline Cravens, a member of the French faculty in the
Department of Modern and Classical Languages, presented
two papers at the MLA Conference in Chicago (January 9-12,
2014) "Women and Work in George Sand's Claudie" and "Writing
the Feminine Ideal in George Sand's Laura ou le voyage dans le
On February 13, Jonathan Sperber, Professor of History
at the University of Missouri at Columbia, will present his
new biography, Karl Marx: A Nineteenth Century Life, which
was published in 2013 by W.W. Norton. His talk and subsequent
discussion will run from 2:30 - 4:00 pm in Adorjan Hall, Room 142.
Jonathan Sperber is the author of numerous monographs and
edited volumes on European history in the 19th century. His new
biography has been greeted with tremendous critical acclaim. It
has been reviewed in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal.
It also led to an appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Eddie Clark and Cheryl Holt (SLU alum) published "Positive
self-perceptions as a mediator of religious involvementand
health behaviors in a national sample of African Americans"
in the Journal of Behavioral Medicine.
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