Monday, November 11, 2013
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Saint Louis University
September 27-November 16
Opening Reception September 27 4:30-6:30
This year's faculty exhibition at Saint Louis University features work by fourteen artists.
A variety of media will be on display ranging from painting and sculpture to metals
and photography. The artists featured in this exhibition are: Amy Bautz, Ilene
Berman, Martin Brief, Jim Burwinkel, Sage Dawson, Deborah Douglas,
Richard Dunn, Peg Fetter, Becky Grass, David Johnson, Nila Petty,
Sharron Pollack, Terri Shay, and Theodore Wood.
The Lilly Graduate Fellows Program is offering ten fellowships of $3000
per year for three years for those who are considering a career teaching at
religiously-affiliated colleges and universities. Those selected will comprise
a cohort that will attend four national conferences over three years at Lilly's
expense. Lilly Graduate Fellows and their mentors will also participate in a
distance colloquium that involves group readings and discussions over the
course of the three year program. This colloquium requires an average time
commitment of 2-3 hours per week. The students in the past six cohorts have
given the program extremely high praise, citing not only the enriching discussions
in the biweekly colloquium but also the emotional and spiritual support that their
mentors and fellow students have offered in withstanding the rigors of graduate
This fellowship is available to those who plan to enroll in a Ph.D., M.F.A. or Th.D.
program in the fall of 2014 in any of the following disciplines: art; art history;
creative writing; history; interdisciplinary studies; languages and literatures; music;
music history; philosophy; religion; rhetoric; theater history; and theater arts. Applicants
must have received a B.A. from Saint Louis University no earlier than April, 2009.
Saint Louis University will nominate three students by November 19. If you know of
talented seniors or recent alumni who are applying for Ph.D. programs in the fall,
please forward this information to them or contact Mark Edward Ruff, Associate
Professor of History, at the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.If you have additional
questions, please contact me at the abovementioned email and, most importantly, check
the Lilly Fellows website: www.lillyfellows.org and click on Graduate Fellows Program on
the link in the center of their home page. The link:
http://www.lillyfellows.org/GraduateFellowsProgram.aspx should take you there directly.
For more information, you can contact the Lilly Fellows program directly via e-mail
(email@example.com) or call 219-464-5317.
Women's & Gender Studies Pedagogy Workshop
Wednesday, Nov. 13th
Come join us for a discussion about Women's & Gender studies and feminist pedagogy. Each panelist will address issues that come up in teaching Women's and Gender Studies courses. Everyone one welcome. Refreshment will be provided for all who attend.
Dr. Colleen McCluskey,
Dr. Robert Strikwerda,
Dr. Joya Uraizee,
and Amy Wallhermfechtel
Active Learning Strategies for The Flipped Classroom: A Mini Workshop
November 14, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., CGC Seminar Room 124
What would you do with your class time if you didn't have to lecture? That
question is at the heart of the reason faculty are attracted to the flipped
classroom model (reversing what we typically do in the classroom with what
students do on their own outside of class time) and concerned about it at the same
time. In this mini-workshop, we'll examine active learning strategies to help
structure small group work and discussion for the flipped classroom. Participants
are encouraged to bring course syllabi and come prepared to work on a course plan.
(Note: this session does not cover technology such as Tegrity for creating lectures.)
Register for this workshop here.
"Mathematica in Education and Research across Disciplines"
9:00-9:50 am, including Q&A
O'Neil Hall - Classroom 206
Friday, November 15
If you haven't seen Mathematica lately, you will be surprised to see how
suitable Mathematica is for projects and course examples in any
STEM, business and economics, or liberal arts field.
The talk is given 100% in Mathematica, and a big part of what is
discussed is the exciting new Predictive Interface in
Here's a quick video preview: http://www.wolfram.com/common/includes/m9videos/quicktour.html
Attendees with no prior experience report that this talk helps
with getting started using Mathematica language and workflow.
With improvements like the new Predictive Interface, free-form input and
expanded areas like finance, statistics, engineering, software
development, and image processing, even the most advanced users
report learning quite a bit from Mathematica technical talks. All
attendees will receive an electronic copy of the examples, which
can be adapted to individual projects.
Free speech champion Mary Beth Tinker, who made headlines as a
teenage girl who precipitated a landmark 1969 U.S. Supreme Court case
that protected the First Amendment rights of students and teachers, will
speak at SLU on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Saint Louis Room
of the BSC. The event is sponsored by the Department of Communication
and is open to the public.
Mary Beth was one of a handful of students in her community who wore black
armbands to school to protest the Vietnam War. For that, she was suspended
(and her family received death threats). She sued, and her case eventually got
to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled in her favor. In Tinker v. Des Moines
Independent Community School District, the Supreme Court famously ruled that
students and teachers do not "shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech
or expression at the schoolhouse gate."
This fall, Mary Beth and First Amendment attorney Mike Hiestand are touring the
country on the "Tinker Tour," visiting colleges, law schools, and high schools to
promote civics education, youth voices, free speech, and a free press. The tour
has been endorsed by many of the country's leading civics education, civil rights,
journalism, and journalism education groups. For more information about the tour,
visit the tour's website: http://tinkertourusa.org/about/tinkertour/
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The third annual Saint Louis University Art Fair, themed "Where Creativity Touches Lives," will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec 10, in the Wool Ballroom of Busch Student Center. University artists can showcase their talents the third annual event. A portion of the proceeds from the fair will benefit "Allies for Inclusion: The Ability Exhibit."
Call for Artists! The SLU Art Fair committee, a subgroup of the MOVE committee, seeks artists for the fair. University faculty, student artists, staff, alumni and immediate family members of the SLU community are eligible to take part, and all creative media are welcome.
There is a $25 non-refundable registration fee (waived for SLU students) to cover the cost of the fair. The registration fee is waived for SLU students.
Set-up for the event will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9. Anyone interested in taking part should complete the Artist Information Form and use the online payment form to pay for registration.
COMMUNICATIONDrs. Kristen Norwood and Paaige K. Turner have co-authored the article
"The breast is (always) for sex: Breastfeeding discourse in response to the May
21, 2012 TIME Magazine cover" in Qualitative Research Reports in Communication,
Dr. Colleen McCluskey presented "Aristotle's Function Argument Transformed" at
a session at the annual meeting of the American Catholic Philosophical Association,
Nov 1-3, in Indianapolis, IN.
Peter Martens gave the Bantam Lecture at Covenant Theological Seminary (Nov. 1).
The lecture is available on his academia.edu site.
MODERN AND CLASSICAL LANGUAGES
Dr. Arline Cravens, a member of the French faculty in the Department
of Modern and Classical Languages, presented a paper titled "Sensory
Perception in Marie Krysinska's La Force du désir: the feminine ideal or
a femme fatale?" at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
Conference in Vancouver, WA, October 10-12.
Dr. Arline Cravens also presented the paper "Blurring Boundaries
between Music and Writing in Marie Krysinska's Folle de son corps,"
at the Nineteenth Century French Studies Colloquium in Richmond, VA,
October 24-26, 2013.
Dr. Julia Lieberman, Professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern
and Classical Languages, presented a paper titled "Charity and Benevolence
at the London Saar aSamaim Sephardi Community in the Eighteenth Century,"
at the 26th Annual Klutznick-Harris Symposium on Wealth and Poverty
in Jewish Tradition, October 27-28, 2013, Creighton University, Omaha, NE.
On October 21, Dr. Kara McBride, Associate Professor of Spanish in the
Department of Modern and Classical Languages, along with recent Spanish
MA graduate Mariela López conducted an invited workshop at the University
of Sonora in Hermosillo, Mexico. The workshop was called "Cuando
el libro de texto que te dan no refleja de filosofía de enseñanza"
(When the textbook that they give you doesn't reflect your teaching philosophy)."
Dr. Kara McBride also gave the invited plenary talk "Sex, Status, Nativeness
and Accents: Implications for Testing and Instruction," at the annual conference
of the National University Association of English Teachers (ANUPI) of Mexico in
Huatulco, Mexico on October 25, 2013.
Dr. Jean-Louis Pautrot, Professor of French in the Department of Modern
and Classical Languages, presented the paper "Humain-animal: l'ultime frontière",
at the Colloque International "Pascal Quignard: La littérature hors frontières", held
at University of São Paulo, Brazil, October 7-8, 2013. Dr. Pautrot has also
published a review of a creative work: "Quignard, Pascal. Les Désarçonnés, Dernier
Royaume VII. Paris: Grasset, 2012." The French Review 87.1 (October 2013): 279.
Ben Luetkemeyer, a Ph.D student in Earth & Atmospheric Sciences' Geology
program, has been awarded a $2250 grant for his research by the American
Association of Petroleum Geologists. The AAPG award will be used to study
the isotopic composition of calcite veins present within the fault zone of the San
Andreas Fault of southern California. Data from this work will help Ben to determine
the source and temperature of fluids that once migrated along and through the San
Andreas Fault zone, leading to an improved understanding of processes related to
earthquake nucleation, propagation, and arrest.
Laura Hardebeck, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Chemistry, was
selected to receive the 2013-2014 Dr. Mary Louise Adams Dissertation
Fellowship, which carries an award of $1500. Generously funded by Dr. Adams,
this award is made to an outstanding female doctoral student in the Arts &
Sciences who also holds a Dissertation Fellowship from the Office of Graduate
Education. Laura's dissertation research investigates the structure, energetics and
biological importance of stacked interactions of aromatic systems. Her work aims to
understand the synthesis of DNA intercalators and prediction of intercalator-DNA
binding via quantitative structure-activity relationship studies, and uses computational
modeling to determine binding energies of stacked benzene-substituted benzene dimer
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