Monday, September 9, 2013
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Effort Report training is required this year for anyone who charges time to a sponsored
program and is required to submit an Effort Verification Report. We would like to make
it as easy as possible for our faculty. The College of Arts and Sciences has invited
the Offices of Sponsored Programs & Research Compliance to come to us to present
their training, which will exempt attendees from having to complete the mandatory
online training module.
The one-hour training session will include a traditional lecture as well as workshop time
for you to work through your own Effort Report. Joe Sanning and his staff will be available
to answer any questions you may have. After attending the Effort Report Workshop,
you will be ready to enter your information electronically and certify your effort.
The College has arranged for three different workshop times for your convenience.
Please RSVP for your choice by selecting below:
Tuesday September 10th - 12:30 to 1:30pm - McDonnell Douglas Room 2094 - RSVP Here
Wednesday September 11th - 1:00 to 2:00pm - Busch Student Center Room 254 - RSVP Here
Thursday September 12th - 1:00 to 2:00pm - Busch Student Center Room 253b - RSVP HerePlease remember that the mandatory training and Effort Report certification must
be completed by September 23rd.
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.
Ingo Zechner, an Austrian philosopher and historian who is
currently a Raab Foundation Fellow in residence at the United
States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will deliver a lecture, "The
Things I saw Beggar Description: American Liberation Footage,"
at 2:15 pm on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 in Adorjan Hall,
142. Zechner will discuss his research on the footage filmed by
American soldiers during the liberation of the concentration camps,
including both professional and amateur film material. This footage
featured iconic images of mountains of shoes, glasses and hair from
the victims at Auschwitz, the pieces of tattooed human skin collected
from the killed inmates at Buchenwald and the emaciated bodies of the
dead being pushed into mass graves by a bulldozer in Bergen-Belsen.
These images were revealed to the public-at-large in newsreels,
re-education movies like "Death Mills" (1945) and pioneering film
essays like "Nuit et brouillard" (1955). Zechner will explore how these
images were captured and came to visualize a crime that for many
Dr. Ingo Zechner is a philosopher and historian affiliated with the Austrian
Film Museum and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for History and Society,
Vienna (Austria). He received his Dr. phil. at the University of Vienna,
Department of Philosophy (dissertation on the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze).
From 2000 to 2008 he was an academic staff member at the Jewish Community
Vienna, serving as Head of the Community's Holocaust Victims' Information
and Support Center from 2003 to 2008. In 2009 he was the Business Manager
of the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI). From 2010 to 2011,
he was a Research Fellow at the Labour History Society (VGA), Vienna: "Prozesse
und Strategien faschistischer Herrschaft, Das Beispiel Wien". Since 2011, he has
been a Project Manager ("Ephemeral Films: National Socialism in Austria") and a
Researcher ("Amateur Film Archeology") at the Austrian Film Museum and the
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for History and Society, Vienna.
This talk is sponsored by the Department of History.
Teaching Saint Louis University Students:
A Conversation for New and Early Career Faculty and Instructors
Thursday, September 12, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Center for Global Citizenship Seminar Room
- An open forum aimed at faculty members and instructors new to Saint Louis University.
- Meet and talk with SLU colleagues, from a diversity of disciplines, to discuss thoughts and ideas on teaching Saint Louis University students.
- Hear colleagues with long teaching careers at SLU, as well as colleagues who have received SLU teaching awards, discuss teaching Saint Louis University students.
- Hear representative from Center for Service and Community Engagement discuss SLU student service involvement.
For more information and to register, go to http://slu.edu/cttl/events
Sponsored by the Mentoring Committee of the Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning.
Call for Innovative Teaching Fellowship Applications and Pre-Application Workshops
The Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning is pleased to
announce the next call for applications to teach in the Learning Studio, an
experimental, technology-rich classroom located in Des Peres Hall, Room 213.
The call begins on Monday, August 26 and closes on Wednesday, October 2,
when applications are due. For a comprehensive overview of the Innovative
Teaching Fellowship program, the revised application process, and updated
application forms, please visit the Reinert Center website:
The Learning Studio (http://slu.edu/cttl/teaching-innovations/learning-studio)
is a state-of-the-art teaching space designed by a team of Saint Louis University
faculty and students as part of the Herman Miller Learning Spaces Research Project
research-program.html). The Learning Studio provides flexible furniture combined
with a range of innovative technologies and features and seats up to 25 students at a
time. By leveraging the instructional design assistance provided by Reinert Center staff
and the unique features and technologies in the room, full-time faculty teaching in the
space will have a chance to experiment with teaching strategies to create engaging and
interactive learning experiences.
Current, full-time SLU teaching faculty interested in developing instructional approaches that
effectively optimize the use of the Learning Studio's features and technologies are invited to
apply for the Innovative Teaching Fellowship. Beginning this call, applicants are now
required to attend a Pre-Application Workshop during the week of September 9-13 and
sign-up for a required Pre-Submission Instructional Design Consultation, held during
the week of September 16-20, before interested faculty members' applications will
be considered complete.
Registration is required to attend a Pre-Application Workshop.
Click on the following link to register for one of the four sessions below:
- Monday, September 9, 2013 from 4-5 p.m.
- Wednesday, September 11, 2013 from Noon-1 p.m.
- Thursday, September 12, 2013 from Noon-1 p.m.
- Friday, September 13, 2013 from 3-4 p.m.
The Fellowship includes funding for a one-semester, one-course reduction in teaching load to
allow the recipient time to redesign an existing course, or to design a new course, to be taught
in the Learning Studio in the semester immediately following the course release. For this call,
the course-release semester would take place in the Spring 2014 and Fellows would teach in
the Learning Studio during the Fall 2014 semester.
Priority consideration will be given to applications that:
- Include creative ideas for maximizing the use of the Learning Studio space and
technologies to support student learning;
- Contain a method for assessing the impact of the proposed (re)designed course;
- Identify ways to serve as an instructional model for use by other SLU faculty; and
- Identify possible ways to contribute to the research on teaching in innovative
- Are from full-time faculty who have not previously received the Fellowship; please
note:No faculty member may receive an Innovative Teaching Fellowship in two
August 26: http://slu.edu/cttl/teaching-innovations/innovative-teaching-fellowship
To learn more about the Learning Studio and its amenities, please visit the following
Applications for the Fall 2014 fellowships should be emailed to Mary Cook, Office
Administrator, email@example.com, or turned in to Pius Memorial Library, Suite 221,
through the Quiet Study area, no later than 5 p.m., Wednesday, October 2, 2013.
Successful applicants will be notified by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9.
The English Department Research Colloquia at Saint Louis University
All presentations will take place in Adorjan 142, unless otherwise announced.
Tuesday, September 10, 4-5 p.m.
Hal Bush,"Continuing Bonds and American Authorship"
Tuesday, October 1, 4-5 p.m.
Stephen Casmier, "The Indomitable 'Zip Coon' and the Domestication of Black Power"
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"
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MODERN AND CLASSICAL LANGUAGES
Dr. Jean-Louis Pautrot, Professor of French in the Department of Modern
and Classical Languages, has recently published a book: Pascal Quignard
(Paris : Gallimard-Grasset, March 2013). (Distributed globally by the French
Ministry of Foreign Affairs - l'Institut Français).
In addition, Dr. Pautrot presented a paper, "Les havres de Pascal Quignard",
at the Colloque International "Les Lieux de Pascal Quignard", Université du
Havre, Le Havre, 29-30 avril 2013.
Dr. Evelyn Meyer, Associate Professor of German in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, co-organized a small, international conference in Bamberg, Germany with Dr. Andrea Schindler (Uni. Bamberg) that was inspired by her sabbatical leave research project. The conference "Geschichten sehen, Bilder hören. Bildprogramme im Mittelalter" [Seeing stories, hearing images. Medieval pictorial programs] was held on the campus of the Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg on July 12 & 13, 2013. Dr. Meyer moderated a session at the conference and presented a paper: "'Der Maler konnte oder wollte nicht lesen' -- oder vielleicht doch? Text und Bild in den illustrierten Parzival-Handschriften." ["The Illuminator could not or did not want to read" -- or perhaps he could? Text and image in the illuminated Parzival-manuscripts].
Dr. Meyer and Dr. Schindler will publish the proceedings of the conference, which was financially supported by a grant from the Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, the Zentrum für Mittelalterstudien and the Lehrstuhl für Deutsche Philologie des Mittelalters.
Michal Jan Rozbicki, Professor of History, authored an article entitled "The Rise of Learned Hagiography: A Review Essay" in Historically Speaking, vol. 4, no. 3 (2013), published by the Johns Hopkins University Press for the Historical Society. His commentary essay "Constitutions, Culture, and History" was published in Saint Louis University Law Journal, vol. 57, no. 2 (2013). Also in 2013, the University of Virginia Press issued a second, paperback, edition of his award-winning book Culture and Liberty in the Age of the American Revolution.
Douglas Boin, Assistant Professor of History, published Ostia in Late Antiquity (Cambridge and New York: Cambrige
University Press, 2013).
Lewis Perry, Professor Emeritus of History, published Civil Disobedience: An American Tradition (New Haven and
London: Yale University Press, 2013).
Jennifer Popiel, Associate Professor of History, has been elected President of the Western Society for French History.
Flannery Burke, Associate Professor of History, won a Fulbright Teaching Award for to Norway for the current academic year,
enabling her to consult and lecture about K-12 history education.
Katrina Thompson, Assistant Professor of History, received a Rutgers University Race and Gender postdoctoral fellowship,
which she will hold during the current academic year.
Ronald T. Kellogg authored a book titled The Making of the Mind: The Neuroscience of Human Nature. The book was published by
Prometheus Books and was released in August 2013.
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