Bicentennial Fellows to Present Scholarly Projects
A symposium on Wednesday, Nov. 7, will highlight faculty research and scholarship that have been chosen as part of the University’s Bicentennial Fellows Initiative.
The five projects involve seven faculty members and were selected for their contributions to the commemoration of Saint Louis University’s 200 years as an institution of higher learning through significant scholarly works in October 2016.
The symposium will run from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Pere Marquette Gallery, DuBourg Hall.
Thirty-one proposals representing diverse programs and scholarly activities across the University were submitted. Selection was based on the proposed project’s alignment with the objectives of the bicentennial, its theme, University mission, intellectual rigor and potential for contribution to the faculty member’s discipline.
“I am pleased that so many faculty took the time to submit very impressive proposals,” said Ellen Harshman, Ph.D., dean emerita and director of bicentennial planning. “And I want to congratulate our seven fellows. I look forward to seeing the results of their scholarship, which I’m sure will contribute to their disciplines far beyond SLU’s bicentennial.”
The fellows are:
- Beccy Aldrich, Ph.D., assistant professor, occupational science and occupational therapy. Her project is, “Occupational Justice: Discovering the Philosophical Foundations for Saint Louis University’s Distinctive Approach to Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Education.”
- Heidi Ardizzone, Ph.D., associate professor and chair, American Studies. Her project is, “Race, Catholicism and Saint Louis.”
- Gregory Beabout, Ph.D., professor, philosophy, and Jennifer Popiel, Ph.D., associate professor, history, for their books, Inside the Jesuit Tradition and Gateway Boon Town: 19th Century St. Louis.
- Harold Braswell, Ph.D., assistant professor, health care ethics for his project, “Hospice and Housing Discrimination: Race and Freedom at the End-of-Life.”
- James Fisher, Ph.D., professor, marketing, and Mamoun Benmamoun, Ph.D., associate professor, international business for their collaborative project, “Global Corporate Responsibility Meets Mission: The Faith Effect.”
The fellows’ works will be included in a publication produced by the University.
For more information or to register, contact Brian Merlo.