Monday, January 23, 2012
African American Studies Program
Undergraduate Paper Contest
The African American Studies Program is pleased to announce an undergraduate paper prize for the best paper in African American Studies. Papers may focus on any aspect of African American life and culture--e.g., history, visual culture, education, psychology, politics, literature, music, fine and performing arts. Eligible papers will have been initially written and submitted in a Saint Louis University class, seminar, or internship offered in either Spring, Summer, or Fall of 2011. The papers must represent the student's original work. Papers from all academic disciplines are invited. Submissions must be emailed to email@example.com by February 1, 2012. The author of the winning paper will receive a prize of $50.
A panel of judges drawn from African American Studies Program faculty will judge the submissions. If you have further questions, please contact Dr. Jonathan C. Smith at 977-2160 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SLU Global and Local Social Justice Student Conference
For SLU Undergraduate and Graduate Students interested in presenting papers and posters on research, internships, and projects related to Global and Local Social Justice.
February 16, 2012
6 - 8 p.m.
DuBourg Hall, Sinquefield Room
(primarily for graduate students)
February 17, 2012
2:00 - 5:30 p.m.
DuBourg Hall, Sinquefield Room
(primarily for undergraduates)
Abstracts will be accepted until February 1, 2012; to submit, visit: http://www.slu.edu/x43978.xml
Global and Justice Initiative -- Power, Society, Culture
Dr. Robert Strikwerda, Director
Office of the vice President for Research,
Raymond Tait, Ph.D.
The Global and Local Justice Initiative is supported by the Departments of American Studies, Political Science, Public
Policy Studies, Sociology and Criminal Justice, the Doerr Center for Social Justice, the School of Social Work, the School of Public Health and the Women's Studies Program.
The Kristen Peterson Distinguished Lecture in Art History:
"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.
Generously supported by the Kristen Peterson Endowment in Art and Art History. 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 email@example.com.
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
THE SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY
MUSEUM OF ART
JANUARY 27 - MARCH 4
Experience the African-American journey through the brush strokes of two noted painters: Father James Hasse of the Society of Jesus and Judge Nathan B. Young.
Spirit and History: Paintings by James Hasse, S.J. and Judge Nathan B. Young will open with a 6 p.m. reception on Friday, January 27.
Father James Hasse spent over 40 years of his ministry in African-American parishes throughout the Midwest. He was deeply influenced by the community he served, and his work reflects Biblical themes, as related to the strife of the African-American woman.
In 2008, Father Hasse received the Martin Luther King "Keep the Dream Alive" award presented by St. Mark's parish in Cincinnati, Ohio, recognizing his service in African-American communities.
"Be Still My Soul"
Artist: James Hasse, S.J.
After graduating from Yale University law school, Judge Young practiced for nearly 40 years in St. Louis, co-founded the St. Louis American newspaper; and became the first African-American municipal judge in the city.
A prolific painter, Young's body of work stands as a visual and written documentation of political events in the United States and the history of African-American experience in this country. A number of his images were taken from the pages of Time Magazine and reformulated into painted collages. He created paintings that chronicled the changes and development of the American experience for African-Americans, while conveying the need for change and development.
Artist: Judge Nathan B. Young
For more information, please visit http://sluma.slu.edu or call 314.977.2666.
Reinert Center for Teaching ExcellenceWe are pleased to let you know about the addition of a new set of teaching tools - Campus Pack - which is now available through SLU Global. Campus Pack has robust Wiki, Blog, and Journal tools, which you can set up for your students and which can be linked directly to the SLU Global Grade Center, so you can assess them in the same way you do other tools in our SLU Global course. (Campus Pack also allows students to set up personal wikis, blogs, and journals, which are not connected to your classes and to which they can provide access for future employers, grad schools, and others.)
For those of you who have been longing for a good wiki option for your classes: the Course Pack Wiki is a great solution. It offers a significantly more usable tool than the Blackboard wiki option, and we think you'll find it very user-friendly. (You can even find some short how-to videos here.)
To find out more about Campus Pack, contact SLU Global support at firstname.lastname@example.org. To talk with an Instructional Designer about pedagogical best practices for integrating wikis, blogs, and journals into your teaching, contact email@example.com.
University-wide Testing Center
UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES E-NEWSLETTERS
The University Libraries has published 3 e-newsletters:
Special Spring 2012 Faculty Issue
Special Spring 2012 Student Issue
Please read and share widely with students, faculty, and staff as there is important information about the University Libraries in each issue.
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.
Wednesday, January 25
Women's Studies Brown Bag Lunch Series: Dr. Penny Weiss: "The Everyday Silencing of Children & the Feminist Politics of Voice"
12:00- 1:00 pm
McGannon Hall, Rm 144
Everyone is welcome. Bring your lunches. Refreshments will be provided.
Friday, January 27
Faculty and Graduate Student Feminist Reading Group
Reading: Carmen Luke, "Women in the Academy: The Politics of Speech and Silence" British Journal of Sociology of Education, Vol. 15, No. 2, 1994, p. 211-230.
McGannon Hall, Room 219
Open to anyone interested in the topics, this is a reading group with topics ranging within current feminist scholarship. Topics will vary month to month & regular attendance is not required. If you have a topic you would like to read about, please suggest it by sending a email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everyone is welcome.
The 51st meeting of the St. Louis' Dialogue Group of the World's Religions and Philosophies
7 - 9 p.m.
Busch Student Center, Wool Ballroom
Representatives of different religions will discuss the role of women in their religions.
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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.
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.
Dr. Susanne Wiedemann presented a paper with the title "Measuring the 'great distance from our shores': New Western Geographic Imaginaries of the Middle East/North Africa" at the Fourth International Conference on Shifting Borders: America and the Middle East / North Africa, organized by the American University of Beirut's Center for American Studies and Research.
Drs. Michal Jan Rozbicki and George O. Ndege have published a co-edited book, Cross-Cultural History and the Domestication of Otherness (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011). The volume includes essays by Dr. Rozbicki ("Cross- Cultural History: Toward an Interdisciplinary Theory") and Dr. Ndege ("Conflict and Compromise: Western Biomedicine and Cultural Contestation in Colonial Kenya."History and African American Studies
Dr. Stefan Bradley lectured on his recently released co-edited book, Alpha Phi Alpha: A Legacy of Greatness, The Demands of Transcendence (University Press of Kentucky) as part of the Missouri History Museum's Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday celebration on January 15.
Modern and Classical Languages
Dr. Reinhard Andress has published an article, "Robert(o) Schopflocher als Selbstübersetzer." Ibero-amerikanisches Jahrbuch der Germanistik 5 (2011), pp. 157-72.
Dr. Andress has arranged for the publication of a facsimile of Francisco José de Caldas' diary titled "Relación de un viaje hecho á Cotacache, La Villa, Imbabura, Cayambe etc." Caldas was a contemporary and parttime travel companion of Alexander von Humboldt during his South American travels. The edition will include three essays by Dr. Andress on "Acerca de la edición facsímile de viajes de Caldas," "Francisco José de Caldas: un científico neogranadino con una vida truncada abruptamente" and "Caldas, su relación con Alexander von Humboldt y las pretensiones literarias de su diario de viajes." In addition, there will be an essay by Dr. Andress' collaborator, Dr. Mauricio Nieto Olarte of the Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia), on "Francisco José de Caldas: ciencia criolla en la América Española." The whole project will be published by the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas in Madrid. The Consejo is a state agency in the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación dedicated to promoting research on the benefits of scientific and technological progress.
Dr. Kara McBride presented "Accuracy is in the ear of the listener" at the ACTFL (American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Conference in Denver, CO on November 18, 2011
Dr. Oscar Lopez has published an article, "Efraim Medina: narcisismo y provocación. ¿Atajos para un nuevo canon narrativo? " in Estudios de Literatura Colombiana 29 of 2011: 207-216. Estudios de Literatura Colombiana is published twice a year by the College of Comunication of University of Antioquia, Colombia. This is the only journal exclusively dedicated to studies on Colombian literature.
Dr. Jean-Louis Pautrot's review of Alain Gerber's novel, Insensiblement, Django (Paris : Fayard, 2010) was published in The French Review 85.2 (December 2011).Psychology
Dr. Michael Anch co-authored a paper with Sara Rendell, titled "The Brain's Own Drugstore", published in the Fall-Winter Edition of the Annals of the American Psychotherapy Association.
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