Monday, January 9, 2012
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"What Does Technology Have to Do With the Humanities?"
(at SLU this spring http://www.slu.edu/x46864.xml), will speak the day before the conference for the Art History program about the following :
Caroline Bruzelius, Ph.D., A. M. Cogan Professor of Art and Art History, Duke University and Medieval Academy keynote speaker, will present "What Does Technology Have to Do with the Humanities?" on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. in Boileau Hall, Saint Louis University, 38 N. Vandeventer Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108.
Dr. Bruzelius will speak about how digital visualization technologies can transform research and teaching in traditional disciplines by engaging students in original research materials and working in teams. The digital tools often prompt entirely new types of questions, and the results of research can be communicated in highly effective new ways that explain why scholarship in the Humanities and related fields is important and interesting to the general public. Her experience derives from a team-based project to create an historical database and website on the city of Venice.
Sponsored by the Art History Program, Department of Fine and Performing Arts, Saint Louis University.
This lecture is free and open to the public. Limited free parking is available in front of Boileau Hall. For more information about the lecture, please contact Dr. Cathleen Fleck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SLU Prison Program
Grow St. Louis Contest
Recently, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch ran a front-page headline story on the Saint Louis University Prison Program, which you can read here. This program offers the community at the Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center (ERDCC) in Bonne Terre, MO, a chance to receive an education that, due to economic or other circumstances, they have been otherwise unable to receive. Incarcerated men and staff at the facility take courses and attend Arts & Education programming and workshops aimed at broadening their worldview, furthering their careers, and reducing recidivism rates. Since 97% of all incarcerated persons in Missouri will return to the community, this affects each and every one of us.
I'm writing to you today to ask for your help in supporting this important program. The SLU Prison Program has been nominated for the Grow St. Louis contest, where people can vote once a day for a program of their choice to receive an award of up to $15,000 from Monsanto. This money will help buy books for students, compensate faculty, bring speakers to the facility, and support other administrative aspects of the program.
From January 9 - 29, please go to http://www.stlgrown.com once a day for twenty days to vote for the SLU Prison Program. Also pass this along to those you know who would support this vital cause.
Thank you for your support of the Saint Louis University Prison Program.
Kenneth L. Parker
Director, SLU Prison Program
UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES E-NEWSLETTERS
Need a gift book idea? Have students graduating in December? Or Ph.D. or non-returning students? Find answers to these questions and more in the December issue of the University Libraries e-newsletter available at: http://libraries.slu.edu/files/12_11_newsletter.pdf
University-wide Testing Center
The University-wide Testing Center has moved from Pius Library to Room 103, Beracha Hall, 3721 Laclede Avenue.(Click on address for University map.)
You can submit material for the College of Arts and Sciences Newsletter to:
Linda Thien by Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. via email or by Google newsletter submission form. Please be sure to include your department in your submission. Please do not re-submit information for the Newsletter. One submission is all that is necessary, your calendar item will continue to run in subsequent Newsletters until the event has taken place or the deadline has expired.
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FROM THE COLLEGE
SLU Domain Google Calendars
If you have a question about a College of Arts and Sciences Meeting time or location or checking on a deadline, please check the "College - AS - meetings and deadlines" Google calendar.
In Google Calendar go to "Other Calendars" section
Click on "ADD"
Click on "Browse Interesting Calendars"
Click on "Resources for slu.edu"
and then look for College (1) and click on it and you will access the "College - AS - meetings and deadlines" Google Calendar.
You can also view the College of Arts and Sciences Meeting calendar on
http://www.slu.edu/x12577.xml without adding it to your calendars.
Writing to Learn at a Jesuit Institution
The Reinert Center for Teaching Excellence invites all faculty and teaching staff to Writing to Learn at a Jesuit Institution on January 12, 2012, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Il Monastero.
As part of our year-long series of programming on Writing to Learn, the workshop will include the
"Is Jesuit Rhetoric Ignation?" Paul Lynch, Ph.D.
- "Understanding Context: Second Language Learners, Research, and Plagiarism"
- "Crafting Experience: Digital Technology and Writing"
- "Contemplatives in Action: Therapeutic Letters and Clinical Education"
"More than Just Feelings: Creating Assessable Reflection Assignments"
To register, visit the CTE website at http://cte.slu.edu
Lunch will be provided.
2012 Sam and Marilyn Fox Atlas Week Program
"Empowering Humanity Through Education and Service"
March 26 - 30, 2012
The 2012 Sam and Marilyn Fox Atlas Week program will be held the week of March 26 - 30th. One of the main goals of the Atlas Program is to increase awareness of the global issues that confront us today in an effort not only to promote discussion, but to inspire and inform action. It focuses on what we as global citizens can do to contribute to a better life for all people now and in the future. The Atlas Program is unique in that for one week of the year, it brings together members of the University community to focus on the global challenges that confront us in the 21st century.
The Atlas Planning Committee is please to announce that Sheryl WuDunn will deliver the keynote address at the Atlas Week Signature Symposium on Thursday, March 29th at 5:30 p.m. in the Wool Ballroom of the Busch Student Center. With her husband Nicholas Kristof, she is co-author of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide - a passionate call to arms against the oppression of women around the globe. Through inspiring stories of extraordinary women, Kristof and WuDunn show that the most effective way to fight global poverty is to educate and empower women and girls. WuDunn will be available for a book signing prior to the event from 4:30-5:15 p.m..
The theme for the 2012 Atlas Program is "Empowering Humanity Through Education and Service". Key events held throughout the week will focus on the role of education as a means of poverty alleviation and self-empowerment. This year, the Atlas Program is also serving as the culminating event of Saint Louis University's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge. As such, key events will also focus on developing interfaith relations through service and interfaith dialogue. The goal is to foster mutual respect and pluralism among individuals from different religious traditions by empowering them to work together to serve others. Atlas Week will open with an Interfaith Prayer Service on Monday, March 26th in College Church.
We welcome and encourage all faculty, staff, and students to participate in the program and share their international knowledge, scholarship, and service with the wider university community. Past events have included special lectures, roundtable discussions, open classes, international films, cultural performances, and special exhibits.
The deadline for signing up to host an event is Wednesday, February 8, 2012. However, this year, we are strongly encouraging early submissions.
On Friday, March 30th, the Parade of Nations and the Billiken World Festival will be held. Both food and non-food booths will be available for departments and student groups who want to participate. The deadline to reserve a booth is February 29, 2012.
If you are interested in planning an atlas week event, please complete the online submission form at the following link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDBveGNFMzEyNXlJVDlIYWdyT3NtYWc6MQ
If you are interested in reserving a booth at the Billiken World Festival, the forms for food booths and informational booths are available on our website: http://atlas.slu.edu. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Lorenzini at email@example.com or 314-977-3243.
Drs. Brent M. Znosko and Chuck Kirkpatrick, with four student co-authors, published a paper in a recent issue of Nucleic Acids Research. The student co-authors are Pamela Vanegas, Graham Hudson, Amber Davis, and Shannon Kelly. Pam is a current chemistry MS student, Graham is a current chemistry BS student, Amber is a current post-doc in SLU's Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and former Integrated and Applied Sciences Ph.D. student, and Shannon is a current undergraduate at Furman University and a former STARS (Students and Teachers as Research Scientists) student. The title of the paper is "RNA CoSSMos: Characterization of secondary structure motifs - A searchable database of secondary structure motifs in RNA three-dimensional structures."
Modern and Classical Languages
Dr. Maria Elsy Cardona presented her paper: "The Anxiety of Density in Graphic Novels:
Gen(d)eric Issues in Collective Creations" at the 127Th MLA Convention in Seattle, Jan 5-8, 2012.
Dr. Colleen McCluskey published, "Early Jesuit Pedagogy and the Subordination of Women: Resources from the Ratio Studiorum" in a book, Jesuit and Feminist Education: Intersections in Teaching and Learning for the Twenty-first Century, edited by Jocelyn M. Boryczka and Elizabeth A. Petrino and published by Fordham University Press.
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