Monday, January 30, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. To talk with an Instructional Designer about pedagogical best practices for integrating wikis, blogs, and journals into your teaching, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Innovative Teaching Fellowships: Call for Applications
The Reinert Center for Teaching Excellence is pleased to announce a new call for applications for Innovative Teaching Fellowships, for teaching in Saint Louis University's innovative Learning Studio space.
The Learning Studio is a state-of-the-art teaching space designed by a team of faculty and students as part of the Herman Miller Learning Studio Research Project. The space, located in Des Peres Hall, provides flexible furniture combined with a range of innovative technologies and features. Using the instructional design assistance provided by the staff of the Reinert Center for Teaching Excellence, and the unique features and technologies in the room, faculty teaching in the space will experiment with new teaching strategies to create engaging and interactive learning experiences designed especially for today's learners.
Full-time SLU teaching faculty interested in developing innovative instructional approaches that effectively optimize the use of the features and technologies in the Learning Studio are invited to apply for an Innovative Teaching Fellowship. (Priority consideration is given to applicants who have not previously received the Fellowship.) The Fellowship includes funding for a one semester, one course reduction in teaching load in the Fall 2012 semester to allow the recipient time to redesign an existing course (or to design a new course) to be taught in the Learning
Studio the following semester.
Currently, we are accepting applications for teaching in Spring 2013, with course reduction and (re)design to occur in Fall 2012. Applications containing creative ideas for using the Learning Studio space and technologies to support student learning will receive priority in the selection process. More information, including the application form and guidelines, is available on the CTE website at http://cte.slu.edu.
Applications for Spring 2013 fellowships must be emailed to Michaella Hammond email@example.com or brought to the CTE (Des Peres Hall Room 209) no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 27, 2012. Questions may be directed to Michaella Hammond, firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-977-1910.
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.
Friday, February 3
Fine and Performing Arts - Studio Art department: Opening Reception for Invitational Exhibition
The faculty of the Saint Louis University Fine and Performing Arts - Studio Art department have invited the following area and regional artists to participate in an invitational exhibition at the University's gallery space in Boileau Hall.
The artists are:
- Michael Wartgow (painting)
- Jay Ryan (screen printing)
- Sandra Marchewa (mixed media)
- James Ibur (ceramics)
- Jill Downen (mixed media)
- Rick Dunn (ceramics)
The opening reception for the show will be from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30pm in Boileau Hall, 38 N. Vandeventer.
The exhibit continues through Saturday, April 21, 2012.
Boileau Hall will be open from 12-4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through the end of the show.
Thursday, February 16
Chairs and Program Directors Meeting
3 - 5 p.m.
Pope Pius XII Memorial Library, Knights Room
Wednesday, March 28
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.
Fine and Performing Arts
Nancy Bell, Assistant Professor of Theatre, served as dialect coach for A Steady Rain, now playing at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis.
Next month, Professor Bell will travel to Los Angeles to appear in Sight Unseen at the Tony-award winning theatre South Coast Repertory.Modern and Classical Languages
Dr. Kara McBride was named a 2011 "Top Reviewer" by the journal Computer Assisted Language Learning.
Dr. Sandy Hamrick, as a part of the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of the French author,Théophile Gautier, arranged for the organization of three panels devoted to the writer's work at the Nineteeth-Century French Studies Colloquium held in Philadelphia, 27-20 October 2011. Dr. Hamrick gave a paper on "Anarchy as Order in Gautier's Work" in the session titled, "Gautier at 200: Between Anarchy and Order", which she also chaired.
Mr. Dan Nickolai published an article, "How tablets accelerate the ease of learning a foreign language," in the tablet business magazine TabTimes. Mag., 18 January 2012.
Dr. Eddie Clark and Dr. Dan Weidler, SLU Psychology alum, published "A Distinct Association: Inclusion of Other in Self and Self-Disclosure" in the journal New School Psychology Bulletin.
Sociology & Criminal Justice
Dr. Katherine C. MacKinnon participated in three sessions at the 110th annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), held in Montreal during November 2011: 'Anthropology's Ethics: Lessons From The Code Review' (discussant), 'The Task Force For Comprehensive Ethics Review: Questions and Answers (discussant), and 'De-Coding Ethics: Another Look at the Relationship Between a Code of Ethics and Ethical Practice' (chair). These sessions were the outcome of a 3-year process during which the AAA Task Force for Comprehensive Ethics Review revised and updated the organization's Code of Ethics. The Task Force's statement and final report can be viewed here:
Dr. MacKinnon also currently serves as the Program Chair for the Biological Anthropology Section of the AAA. The AAA is Anthropology's largest professional organization worldwide with over 11,000 members, and the November 2011 meeting broke all previous attendance records with 6,558 registrants.Dr. Katherine C. MacKinnon co-authored the invited chapter, "Primates, niche construction, and social complexity: The roles of social cooperation and altruism," (with Agustin Fuentes), published in the recent volume: Origins of Altruism and Cooperation (R. W. Sussman and R. C. Cloninger, editors). Springer Press, New York (Developments in Primatology Series), pp. 121-143.
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