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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.
The 54th meeting of St. Louis' Dialogue Group of the World's Religions and Philosophies will be held on Wednesday evening, October 30, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Saint Louis University in the Wool Ballroom (lower level of the Busch Student Center on Grand Avenue near Laclede). Parking is available in the garage on Laclede, just west of Grand Avenue. The following will discuss their religion's beliefs about the afterlife:
--Dr. Rosan Yoshida, a representative of Zen Buddhism
--Dr. Billie Mayo, a representative of the Baha'i Faith
--Rev. Dr. David Mehl, a representative of the United Church of Christ
--Dr. Ghazala Hayat, a representative of Islam
--Bishop Kenneth Hunsaker, a representative of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Then participants will be able to ask these panelists questions about these beliefs and their about their religion. This event is co-sponsored by Saint Louis University's Department of Theological Studies and by Interfaith Partnership of Greater St. Louis.
The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
"The International Association of Robin Hood Studies will be holding its 9th biennial conference at Saint Louis University on Oct. 31 - Nov. 2. This conference has brought together the most accomplished historians and literary experts on the notorious outlaw in order to discuss, present, and collaborate on the many roles and functions Robin Hood has filled over the last seven centuries. This year's conference will emphasize the gaming function of Robin Hood and his merry men, how they play games, and how storytellers have played games while narrating the stories of the Sherwood bandit. We have a special connection to Robin Hood in St. Louis: our local hero Tom Sawyer had a strong fascination with Robin, and when he play-pretends to be the outlaw, he is our "Robin on the River". This conference is hosted by the Department of English, and the Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, with additional support from the Department of Fine & Performing Arts, Modern & Classical Languages, History, and the Mellon Foundation."
Additionally, there is website for the conference: http://robinhood.slu.edu/
The English Department Research Colloquia at Saint Louis University
All presentations will take place in Adorjan 142, unless otherwise announced.
Tuesday, November 5, 4-5 p.m.
Ellen Crowell, "Oscar Wilde's Tomb: Silence and the Aesthetics of Queer Memorial"
Tuesday, December 10, 4-5 p.m, 332 Xavier Hall
Graduate student Presentations
Thomas Roland, "Games as texts in the Middle Ages and today"
Ina Seethaler, "Immigrant Women's Life Writing as Political Rhetoric"
Wednesday, January 22, 4-5 p.m.. 332 Xavier Hall
Ruth Evans, "Two Become One? Sexual Complementarity in Medieval English"
Wednesday, February 12, 2:15-3:15
Sara van den Berg, "Dwarfs and Pain: Two Issues in Disability Studies"
Wednesday, March 5, 4-5 p.m., 332 Xavier Hall
Jennifer Rust, "Economy and Drama in Early Modern England"
Wednesday, April 9, 4-5 p.m
Graduate student Presentations
Elisabeth Hedrick Moser, "Civilian Peripheral Trauma: Gertrude Stein and the Politics"
Matthew Bardowell, "The Aesthetics of Concealment and Revelation in Old English
and Old Norse Poetry"
James H. Korn Award for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Awards Ceremony
November 5, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m., Allied Health Multipurpose Room
The Reinert Center is proud to announce the winners of this year's Jim Korn Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award. We would like to congratulate the members of the IPE Teaching and Learning team:Rebecca Banks, Social Work
Judy Carlson, Nursing
Ginge Kettenbach, Physical Therapy
Kathy Kienstra, Radiation Therapy
Mary Krieger, Medical Center Library
David Pole, Family & Community Medicine
Irma Ruebling, Doisy College of Health Sciences
Nina Westhus, Nursing
A ceremony and reception will be held to honor the awardees. The award recipients will give a short presentation on their work and a reception with light refreshments will follow. All are welcome. To register, please click here.
Interfaith Partnership's Annual Dinner will be held on Wednesday evening,
November 6, at the St. Louis Marriott West Hotel (near Maryville University).
Doors open at 6 p.m. and the dinner begins at 7 p.m. Michael Wolfe, a Muslim,
author, and filmmaker, will speak about how Islam has partnered with other religions.
Bishop Howard Nelson of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will receive
a special award for his many years of leadership with Interfaith Partnership and the
interfaith community of St. Louis. The cost for the dinner is $75 per person ($35 for students).
Make checks out to Interfaith Partnership and send to 483 East Lockwood, Suite
107, St. Louis, MO 63119. Contact Leslie Heberlie at firstname.lastname@example.org for
The 2014 Interfaith Calendar is available for $19.95 (includes shipping/handling).
Make out your check to CRLMC and send to the Council of Religious Leaders of
Metropolitan Chicago, 5401 S. Cornell Avenue, Suite 223, Chicago, Illinois 60615.
Order online at www.crlmc.org. For questions, email email@example.com or call
The Department of Theological Studies is honored to announce that
Dr. Miguel Humberto Díaz will deliver the annual Bellarmine Lecture
on November 7th. Díaz, who served as U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican
from 2009 to 2012, will present "On Being Human: God, Diplomacy,
and the Common Good" in the Anheuser-Busch Auditorium in Cook Hall
(the business school). This event is free and the public is invited. Díaz
currently is the University Professor of Faith and Culture at the University
of Dayton, and his Ph.D. in systematic theology is from the University of
As a bridge-builder between government and civil society, Díaz was also a
key leader in the U.S. State Department's development of the Working Group
on Religion and Foreign Policy, the first systematic and comprehensive effort
on the part of the State Department to take seriously the role of religion and
religious actors in the formulation and implementation of foreign policy.
Prior to his appointment at the Vatican, Díaz taught theology at the College of
Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, MN and Saint John's University in Collegeville, MN.
He was a board member of the Catholic Theological Society of America and is
former president of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United
States. On June 4, 2013, The Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the
United States (ACHTUS) awarded the Virgilio Elizondo Award for Distinguished
Achievement in Theology to Miguel Díaz in Miami, FL. The academy grants the
award to an individual for "distinguished achievement in theology, in keeping with
the mission of the Academy."
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.
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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.
MODERN AND CLASSICAL LANGUAGES
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.
Judith Gibbons, Professor of Psychology and International Studies published a book chapter.
The citation is Gibbons, J. L. (2013). Adoption and fostering: Traditional and contemporary
child welfare strategies in Sub-Saharan Africa. In T. Tchombe, B. Nsamenang, H. Keller, &
M. Fülöp (Eds.), Cross-Cultural Psychology: An Africentric Perspective (pp. 191-208). Limbe,
Cameroon: Design House.
Drs. Judith Gibbons and Honore Hughes of the Psychology Department published an article with a former doctoral student, Carrie Brown. The citation is: Brown, C., Gibbons, J. L., & Hughes, H. M. (2013). Acculturation clusters and life satisfaction. Acta de Investigación Psicológica [Psychological Research Records], 3 (2), 1108-1121.
Turner, P.K., & Norwood, K. (2013). Body of research: Impetus, instrument, and impediment. Qualitative Inquiry, 19, 696-711.
Scott, K.D. (2013). The invitation of intergroup dialogue: Mindful communication, right speech and transformation. Paper presented at the 36th meeting of the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender; Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI. October.
Karla D. Scott (2013) Communication Strategies Across Cultural Borders: Dispelling Stereotypes, Performing Competence, and Redefining Black Womanhood, Women's Studies in Communication, 36:3, 312-329
Professor Vincent Casaregola of English attended the American Literature Symposium on War and Literature (October 10-12), where he presented his paper "Total Fragmentation Injury: Narrative Structure as Traumatic Disorder in Hemingway's Nick Adams Stories."
Dr. Kenneth L. Parker, Associate Professor of Modern Historical Theology, co-authored an
article with PhD Candidate C. Michael Shea, which was recently published as "Johann Adam
Möhler's Influence on John Henry Newman's Theory of Doctrinal Development: The Case for a
Reappraisal." Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses 89, no. 1 (2013): 73-95.
Dr. Parker also published his plenary lecture delivered at the Ecclesiastical History Society
conference (Christ Church, Oxford, August 2011), "Re-visioning the Past and Re-sourcing
the Future: The Unresolved Historiographical Struggle in Roman Catholic Scholarship and
Authoritative Teaching," in The Church On Its Past (Studies in Church History, vol. 49), edited
by Peter D. Clarke and Charlotte Methuen, 389-416. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Ecclesiastical
History Society and Boydell, 2013.
Dr. Parker published a review essay on the Cambridge Companion to John Henry Newman
(CUP, 2009) and Newman and the Alexandrian Fathers (OUP, 2009) in Church History 2013:
474-479. His review of, Ressourcement: A Movement for Renewal in Twentieth-Century
Catholic Theology (2012), appeared in Irish Theological Quarterly 2013 78: 83-4.
Dr. Parker spent two weeks in July 2013 working in five archives in Ireland, pursuing research
on Irish Gallicanism and the Irish background of the Dublin-born American archbishops,
Francis and Peter Kenrick. This research was funded by a Hibernian Research Award from
the Cushwa Center at Notre Dame University, as well as funding received from the Donald
Brennan Excellence in Graduate Mentoring Award (2013). He presented a paper, "The Decline
of Jacobitism and the Rise of Irish Gallicanism," at the New Directions in Jacobite Studies
Colloquium, Institute of Historical Research, University of London August 20, 2013.
Dr. Parker also spent three weeks in August at Oriel College in Oxford University pursuing
research on a major bibliographical project on John Henry Newman. This research was funded
by a Franklin Grant from the American Philosophical Society.
SOCIOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY
Bruce O'Neill, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, gave
a lecture lastThursday at the University of Michigan's Sociocultural Anthropology
The homeless, in post-Communist Bucharest, Romania, are
bored. They describe themselves as bored all of the time.
Drawing upon nearly three years of ethnographic fieldwork
that moves between Bucharest's homeless shelters and
squatter camps, day centers and public parks, this talk
approaches the homeless' boredom as an everyday affect
structured by the politics of consumption in post-Communist
Bucharest, Romania. At the center of this talk sits not simply
the inability to consume, but also the feeling of being cast
aside, of being downwardly mobile in an era of supposed
neoliberal ascent. How does this affect, I ask, provide a
window into the felt-reality of displacement in a ruthlessly
competitive market economy--one that has forced tens of
millions of people the world over to come to terms with
diminished economic opportunities.
MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCEHaijun Gong, Assistant Professor in the Department of
Mathematics and Computer Science,Research paper
(single author) "Analysis of intercellular signal transduction
in the tumor microenvironment" was published by the journal
BMC Systems Biology, Volume 7 (Suppl 3): S5, 2013. The link
He presented this paper on the 2013 International Conference
He also has one book chapter (1st author) "Statistical Analysis
of High-Dimensional Data for Pancreatic Cancer" to be
published on the book "Molecular Diagnostics and Treatment of
Pancreatic Cancer: Systems and Network Biology
Approaches (Chapter 20)". Elsevier Academic Press.
Another research paper (1st author and corresponding author)
"Pathway-gene identification for pancreatic cancer survival
via doubly regularized Cox regression" was recently accepted
by Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Conference (APBC), and it will
be published by the BMC Systems Biology journal in January
2014. I will give you update when it is published.
Dr. Parker, as Director of the SLU Prison Program, collaborated with Julie O'Heir,
Coordinator of the SLU Prison Program, and Michelle Oesch of Corporate and Foundations
Relations, to receive a $10,000 grant from the Lutheran Foundation of Saint Louis. They
also collaborated to receive a $38,000 grant from the Raskob Foundation. In the spring of
2013, Parker, O'Heir, and Oesch, collaborated with Dr. Mary Gould (Communication) and
Dr. Devin Johnston (English), co-directors of the Arts and Education Program of the SLU
Prison Program, to receive a $150,000 grant from a Catholic foundation that wishes to remain
anonymous. In close collaboration with Lisa Masters, development officer for School for
Professional Studies, Dr. Parker also received $20,000 from Mercy Healthcare, $5,000 from
the Parish of Saint Joseph's Cottleville, and $700 from the parish of Mary Mother of the
Church, for the work of the SLU Prison Program. In addition to a $3300 conference grant from
the Mellon Fund, Dr. Parker received a $3500 education grant from the Incarnate Word
Foundation, to fund the Third Annual Conference on Higher Education in Prisons, hosted by
the SLU Prison Program, in April 2013. The Keefe Group also contributed $3,000 to sponsor a
reception at that.
October 28, 2013
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