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2013 Sam and Marilyn Fox Atlas Week Program
Advocacy in a Globalized World: From the Classroom to the Frontline
April 8 - 12, 2013
The 2013 Sam and Marilyn Fox Atlas Week program will be held the week of April 8 - 12. 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 2013 Atlas Program is "Advocacy in a Globalized World: From the Classroom to the Frontline". The Atlas Planning Committee is pleased to announce that John Prendergast will deliver the keynote address at the Atlas Week Signature Symposium on Thursday, April 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the Wool Ballrooms of the Busch Student Center. He will serve as a visiting peace practioner for two days at SLU (April 10th and 11th) and participate in several other organized events.
John Prendergast is a human rights activist and best-selling author who has worked for peace in Africa for over 25 years. He is the co-founder of the Enough Project, an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity affiliated with the Center for American Progress. During the Clinton administration, John was involved in a number of peace processes in Africa while he was the Director of African Affairs at the National Security Council and Special Advisor to Susan Rice at the Department of State. John has also worked for two members of Congress, UNICEF, Human Rights Watch, the International Crisis Group, and the U.S. Institute of Peace. He has been a Big Brother for over 25 years, as well as a youth counselor and a basketball coach.
John is the author or co-author of ten books. His newest book, Unlikely Brothers, released in May 2011, is a dual memoir co-authored with his first little brother in the Big Brother program. His previous two books were co-authored with Don Cheadle: Not On Our Watch, a New York Times bestseller and NAACP non-fiction book of the year, and The Enough Moment: Fighting to End Africa's Worst Human Rights Crimes , which focuses on building a popular movement against genocide and other human rights crimes..
Under the Enough Project umbrella, John has helped create a number of initiatives and campaigns. With George Clooney, he helped launch the Satellite Sentinel Project, which aims to prevent conflict and human rights abuses through satellite imagery. With Tracy McGrady and other NBA stars, John co-founded the Darfur Dream Team Sister Schools Program to fund schools in Darfurian refugee camps and create partnerships with schools in the United States. He helped launch two campaigns under Enough: the Raise Hope for Congo Campaign, highlighting the issue of conflict minerals that fuel the war there, and Sudan Now, focused on bringing peace to that embattled country. John is a board member and serves as Strategic Advisor to Not On Our Watch, the organization founded by George Clooney, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, and Brad Pitt.
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. Past events have included special lectures, roundtable discussions, open classes, international films, cultural performances, and special exhibits. The Atlas Planning Committee will begin accepting submissions shortly with information on the submission process to follow.
Atlas Week will open with an Interfaith Prayer Service on Monday, April 8th in St. Francis Xavier College Church. The program will conclude on Friday, April 12th with the Parade of Nations and the Billiken World Festival. For more information or to get involved in the planning process, please contact Michelle Lorenzini at email@example.com.
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The project will be led by Center director James Ginther, Ph.D.
Saint Louis University has received a grant of $933,000 over two years from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of software development of a tool for the editing of scholarly works.
|James Ginther, Ph.D.|
James Ginther, Ph.D, Director of the Center for Digital Theology and Professor of Medieval Theology, will lead the project.
The grant will fund the development and implementation of a web-based application which will assist scholars in the creation and publication of scholarly digital editions. In addition, the grant will fund six editing projects as use cases, ensuring that the new digital tool will be able to facilitate different forms of scholarly research as well as communication from print to web-based to dynamic editions.
The project has been a dream of Ginther for more than a decade as he has sought to use computational methods to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of scholarly editing.
"Scholarly editing in the digital world is not just about using a computer," Ginther said. "A digital editing tool allows for scholars around the world to share both their data and findings. Perhaps its real power will be in the opportunity for scholars to move seamlessly from one editing method to another, so as to discover the best way to produce editions of the highest quality."
Scholarly editions of texts are the bedrock of the humanities, Ginther notes, and the more effective tools scholars have to create these works, the more rigorous the scholarship built upon them will be.
This is the third grant to the University in the past five years from the Foundation for projects led by Ginther.
The Center for Digital Theology creates multimedia and electronic products that support research and teaching in Theological Studies. Housed in the Department of Theological Studies, the Center also seeks to support other disciplines in the Humanities.
The Center's research has produced databases of medieval texts, 3DRT models of medieval churches, and databases that integrate text and image from the Middle Ages. The Center's most recent project was T-PEN, an open source tool for digital transcription, which was funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in 2010.
The Center is part of an international consortium that collaborates to build interoperable tools for the digital humanities, and includes universities such as Stanford, Yale, Oxford, John Hopkins, Waterloo, Drew and Fribourg (Germany). For this project, Ginther also will work with scholars at Indiana University, the University of Arizona and York University in the United Kingdom.
For more information, please visit the Center for Digital Theology.
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Dr. Judith Mosinger Ogilvie, with graduate students Dr. Virginia Dickison, Dr. Angela Richmond, Mr. Ameair Abu Irqeba, and Mr. Adnan Chowdhury and with undergraduate students Mrs. Joshua Martak, and Sean Hoge, have recently published "A role for prenylated rab acceptor 1 in vertebrate photoreceptor development" in the journal BMC Neuroscience (2012, 13:152; DOI: 10.1186/1471-2202-13-152)
The complete author list is: Judith Mosinger Ogilvie, Virginia M Dickison,
Angela M Richmond, Ameair Abu Irqeba, Joshua G Martak, Sean CE Hoge, Matthew J
Brooks, Mohammed I Othman, Ritu Khanna, Alan J Mears, Adnan Y Chowdhury,
Tobias Winright, Ph.D., presented an invited paper on "Ethics and the War on Drugs" for the Lutheran Ethicists Gathering on "Accompaniment and the Criminal Justice System" focusing on the Draft Social Statement on Criminal Justice by the ELCA Task Force on Criminal Justice, at the Society of Christian Ethics, Chicago, Illinois, on January 3, 2013.
Congratulations to Ryan McCulla, Ph.D., on getting his NSF Career award approved!!!
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