Monday, March 25, 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.
Instructional Office Hours for Graduate Student Instructors with the Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning
Are you a graduate student teaching a class or preparing to teach a class? Do you want to talk about it? Visit with the CTTL staff to discuss your teaching challenges ("why didn't this work?"), successes ("how do I get that to happen again?"), and any other teaching interests that come to mind.
Instructional Office hours just for graduate students are held every Monday of the semester from 1:00pm-3:00pm beginning Monday, March 18th. Consultations are confidential and neutral. If you have questions or would like to meet at a different time, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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, March 25th, 10-11:30am
Monday, April 29th, 10-11:30am
All Located in MCG 144
Fine and Performing Arts
Dr. Kathryn Rudy, Lecturer, School of Art History, University of St Andrews
will speak about 'Relics, Hospitals, and Health Care around 1500'
on Tues. Mar. 26, at 4 pm, in Boileau Hall, 38 N. Vandeventer Blvd., St. Louis,
MO 63108on the Frost Campus of Saint Louis University. Limited free parking is
available in front of the building. This lecture is sponsored by the Art History Program
of the Fine and Performing Arts Departmentand the Center for Medieval and Renaissance
Studies at Saint Louis University and by the Department of Art History and Archaeology at
Washington University in St. Louis. For more information, contact Dr. Cathleen Fleck, email@example.com.
Alison Buchanan sings the music of diversity and social justice
April 4, 2013 at 7 p.m.
Saint Francis Xavier College Church
Acclaimed soprano Alison Buchanan will sing songs of diversity, social justice,
and inclusion at a concert in Saint Francis Xavier College Church on Thursday, April
4, marking the 45th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in
Memphis, TN. The free concert will begin at 7 p.m. and is open to the entire Saint
Louis University and St. Louis communities. The concert is sponsored by the College of
Arts and Sciences, the Office of Diversity and Affirmative Action; Mission and Ministry;
Department of Fine and Performing Arts; African American Studies Program; Diversity
Leadership Council and the President's Diversity Council. For more information contact
the African American Studies program at 314-977-2242.
Known for a 'luscious voice with incredible richness and clarity', soprano, Alison
Buchanan has been regaling audiences around the world with her versatility, 'great
dramatic flare', musicality and 'depth of emotion.' Originally from Bedford, England
Alison graduated from the Guildhall School of Music. She is the winner of the Maggie
Teyte Competition, the Washington International Competition ('95), the Pavarotti
Competition ('96) and the Kathleen Ferrier Competition ('96) Alison won several
scholarships enabling her to study a Masters degree at the Curtis Institute, while
at Curtis Alison covered at the roles of Marguerite in FAUST and Fiordiligi in COSI
FAN TUTTE for the Opera Company of Philadelphia. As an Adler Fellow with The San
Francisco Opera, Buchanan made her 1996 debut with the company as Mimi in La
Bohème, covered the role of Micaela in Carmen going on to great acclaim; she also
appeared in Harvey Milk, Aida, Rigoletto, Elektra and sang the role of Blanche in a
workshop for A Street Car Named Desire, working closely with Andre Previn. Whilst an
Adler Fellow Alison joined Placido Domingo and Franco Zefferelli to cover the role of
Nedda, I PAGLIACCI for Los Angeles Opera.
Alison recently made her debut as TOSCA for the Sedieres Festival in France and
created the role of Nu Wa a Chinese earth mother, in the opera CONFUSCIOUS SAYS by
Richard Taylor which was commissioned for the Beijing Olympics. Alison added the role
of Serena, PORGY & BESS to her operatic repertoire and recently performed the role
in concert with Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony, toured Europe singing the
role for New York Harlem productions and covered the role at Chicago Lyric Opera. This
season Alison returned to Israel to appear in concert with the Israel Kibbutz Orchestra
conducted by Yaron Gottfried performing in Jerusalem and by the Sea of Galilee and
sang Beethoven's 9th Symphony with the Tuscon Symphony Orchestra.
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.
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'The Logic of Markets and the Logic of Gift' Event Details: 3:00 p.m., April 04, DuBourg Hall, Sinquefield Stateroom
A panel of Saint Louis University experts will explore questions about money in business
ethics and social justice as one of the special events of the 2013 Greater St. Louis
Humanities Festival Thursday, April 4 through Saturday, April 6.
"The Logic of Markets and the Logic of Gift" will take place at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in
the Sinquefield Stateroom in DuBourg Hall. The event is free and open to the public
and all members of the SLU community.
Panel organizer Greg Beabout, Ph.D., associate professor in the department of
philosophy at the College of Arts and Sciences, stressed the importance of
dialogue on this topic, using Pope Benedict XVI's own words to describe the
central theme of this panel.
"The great challenge before us, accentuated by the problems of development
in this global era and made even more urgent by the economic and financial
crisis, is to demonstrate, in thinking and behavior, that in commercial relationships
the principle of gratuitousness and the logic of gift can and must find their place
within normal economic activity."
"This challenge was articulated by Pope Benedict XVI in his last encyclical,
Caritas in veritate." Beabout added.
The interdisciplinary panel of SLU scholars will bring the resources of their
individual disciplines to bear on the question of the relationship between the log
of gift and the logic of markets.
The panelists include:
- David Borgmeyer, Ph.D. (International Studies)
- Vince Casaregola, Ph.D. (English)
- Terry Dempsey, S.J. (Fine and Performing Arts)
- Rubén Rosario Rodríguez, Ph.D. (Theological Studies)
- Beth Rath, Ph.D. (Philosophy)
- Bonnie Wilson, Ph.D. (Economics)
The theme for this year's St. Louis Humanities Festival is "Money, Money! Need, Greed and Generosity." The event, in partnership with the Missouri Humanities Council, includes a broad range of lectures, literary readings, film and theater productions, and discussions, hosted by SLU, Washington University, Webster University, the University of Missouri St. Louis, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and the Contemporary Art Museum.
Dr. Matthew Mancini presented a paper entitled "Another Sort of Explanatory Scheme: The Legacy of Gene Wise" at Values in History: A Conference Honoring Thomas Haskell held at Rice University on March 9.
During the next academic year Dr. Cindy Ott will be in residence at Harvard University's Charles Warren Center for the Study of American History. The Warren Center is Harvard's research center for North American history. Each year, the center awards residential fellowships to no more than ten scholars, who meet regularly, deliver lectures, workshop their projects, and conduct research in Harvard's archival and library resources. The theme for next year's fellows is "The Environment and the American Past."
Professor emerita Elizabeth Kolmer, ASC, Ph.D., was invited to deliver two public lectures in February at Newman University in Wichita, Kansas. Dr. Kolmer's lectures explored her own family's response to the deaths of her sister and cousin, both ASC sisters, who were killed in Liberia in 1992 during the civil war in that country.
FINE & PERFORMING ARTS
At the newly inaugurated St. Louis Theatre Circle Awards, the award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama was given to Nancy Bell, Assistant Professor in Fine and Performing Arts, for her performance in Clybourne Park at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. The organization making the awards (known as the Louies) is made up of critics who review live, professional theater in St. Louis. These critics may also review touring shows (such as those that play the Fox and the Peabody) or community and college productions, the Louies are designed to honor excellence in professional theater by theatre artists who created their work in St. Louis in 2012. About 100 shows were staged here last year, in venues as large as the Muny and as intimate as rehabbed churches.
Caitlin Brownell (firstname.lastname@example.org), an undergraduate research associate in Biology lab, was recently awarded a prestigious summer undergraduate research fellowship (SURF) from the American Society of Plant Biologists (1/15 for the nation).
MODERN AND CLASSICAL LANGUAGES
Claude Pavur, S.J., Associate Professor of Classics in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, has produced and posted several editions of Latin translations at academia.edu: (1) Johann Joachim Gottlob am Ende's Latin Translation of Pope's Essay on Man; (2) Giovanni Costa's Latin Translation of Alexander Pope's Essay on Man: A Bilingual Edition; (3) William Dobson's Latin Translation of John Milton's Paradise Lost, Book I: A Bilingual Edition; (4) The Hippocratic Oath in Three Latin Versions; (5) The Hippocratic Oath in Latin (with an original English translation). He has also written and posted on the same site a short note entitled "The Origins of the Written Gospel in the Activity of Jesus of Nazareth."
January 14, 2013
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