Monday, February 13, 2012
FROM THE COLLEGE
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)
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 SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY
MUSEUM OF ART
Through MARCH 4
Experience the African-American journey through the brush strokes of two noted painters. Spirit and History: Paintings by Father James Hasse of the Society of Jesus and Judge Nathan B. Young.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com or 314-977-1910.
Pius Library Renovation Begins!
Learn more about accessing materials on closed floors and about the upcoming
Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America coming to SLU, in the February
issue of the University Libraries e-newsletter, available online at:
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.
College of Arts and Sciences January SLUStar: Dana Guyton, administrative secretary in African-American Studies Program
"Ms. Dana creates a welcoming environment for African American studies students as well as other black faculty at SLU. She organizes social events for new African American Studies faculty to help acclimate them to St. Louis. These events are often held at her house-she opens her deck/backyard up to both faculty and students to engage with her family and friends to help develop a sense of community for newcomers. Also, as an active SOJOURN participant, Ms. Dana hosts a fall bonfire at her home to help minority women on SLU's campus bond with one another over games, roasted hotdogs and apple cider."
Through Saturday, April 21, 2012
Fine and Performing Arts - Studio Art department: 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)
Boileau Hall will be open from 12-4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through the end of the show.Wednesday, February 15
Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice: Professor Spearlt, Ph.D./JD, Assistant Professor, SLU School of Law, will present: "Gender Violence in Prison & Hyper-masculinities in the 'Hood: Cycles of Destructive Masculinity"
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
McGannon Hall, Room 211
Professor Spearlt's presentation will be drawn from the following abstract:
This Article examines gender violence in male prisons and its impact on marginal communities-the slums, 'hoods, ghettos and barrios-where inmates return when released from prison. It is a qualitative study that analyzes documentary works on sex and gender violence in the correctional setting, including text, video, and film sources. The Article argues that social constructions of masculinity, including ideologies of patriarchy and heterosexuality, are the foundation for creating destructive masculinities in prison that seep into these communities by the return of disaffected inmates. The law contributes to inmate victimization, and in some systems, rules, policies, and procedures contribute structurally to the problem. Victims suffer long after they leave prison, including from post-traumatic disorders and health complications from sexually transmitted diseases. When such an individual returns, his problems become the community's since he returns not merely as the chauvinistic sexist who entered, but someone far more menacing. Although his home community may already be defined by high rates of crime, violence, and poor public health, it is made more vulnerable by the release of inmates who return with ultra-masculine proclivities and high rates of disease infection. In the upcoming decades, marginal communities will absorb unprecedented numbers of released inmates at a social cost that is just at the beginning of calculation. What follows represents a contribution to the tally and to the continuing need for structural analysis of imprisonment's collateral consequences. Examination of documentary works offers unique insight to this growing problem, and better, ideas for legal and cultural interventions.
Dr. Ellen Crowell, Department of English, will present: "What Monster Am I This Time? Laird Cregar, Oscar Wilde and Queer Film Noir"
Xavier Annex 203
This presentation will explore how the Oscar Wilde homosexual scandal of 1895 influenced the queer representational history of early Hollywood. "What Monster Am I This Time" traces the strange history of Laird Cregar, the almost completely unknown 24-year-old actor, whose uncanny resemblance to Wilde and role as Wilde in a 1940 play landed him a seven-year Hollywood studio contract. Yet Cregar was always typecast: in signature turns that helped define Hollywood film noir, one finds a distinct mix of queer and monstrous. Laird Cregar stands as a striking link between Oscar Wilde's posthumous iconicity and Hollywood's construction of homosexuality as monstrosity. This presentation will consider how the noir thriller in the 1940s, and its construction of the psycho/sexual monster, might be understood as partially underpinned by Wilde's lingering and ambivalent cultural resonance.
Sponsored by Film Studies, Women's Studies, and the Department of English
Thursday, February 16
Chairs and Program Directors Meeting
3 - 5 p.m.
Pope Pius XII Memorial Library, Knights Room
Thursdays: February 16, 23, and March 1
The Islamic Interfaith Dialogue lunch meetings
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Aquinas Institute of Theology, Room 215 (23 S. Spring, 63108)
At these meetings a group of Jews, Christians, and Muslims study the Qur'an and the Bible together.
Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice:
Norman A. White, Ph.D., Associate Professor, SLU Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, will present
"More than Decline: Crime in the American Dream"
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
McGannon Hall 260
Dr. White's talk, given in conjunction with Black History Month, will focus on the context within which crime occurs today in America's urban core, while examining the social and historical context that contributed to that present reality.
Dr. White will talk about the Black experience from slavery to freedom and its contribution to conditions of significant social and economic disparity and disadvantage.
Sponsored by the Global and Local Social Justice Initiative and the Program of African American Studies
Wednesday, February 22
Brown Bag Presentation Sponsored by the Sociology and Criminal Justice Department: Joseph Galanek, Ph.D., NIMH Post-Doctoral Research Scholar, Brown School of Social Work, Washington University will present:
"The Social and Cultural Context of Mental Illness in Prisons: Implications for Interdisciplinary Collaboration"
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
McGannon Hall 211
Dr. Galanek will present findings from his National Science Foundation funded ethnographic research on mental illness in prison, and discuss implications for inter-disciplinary research on individuals with mental illness who are involved in the criminal justice system. Students and faculty in public health, psychology, anthropology, criminal justice, sociology, or individuals concerned with social justice are invited to attend.
Saturday, February 25
March 2, 3, and 4
Bat Boy: The Musical
A Book by Keythe Farley and
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe
8:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays
2:00 p.m. on Sunday
Saint Francis Xavier Theatre
Based on the Weekly World News feature story, "BAT BOY FOUND IN CAVE!", this delicious musical comedy/horror show tells of the adventures of Bat Boy, the struggle to find a place in a disapproving world, and a forbidden love with a serious bite. Wickedly funny, Bat Boy explodes with big laughs and great music. Enter the cave if you dare!
For more information on ticket pricing and purchasing tickets
Friday, March 2
Crusaders Studies Forum
Cathleen Fleck, Assistant Professor of Art History in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, will be giving a talk in the Crusaders Studies Forum titled "A Christian Loss, a Mamluk Gain: Crusader Spolia in a Sultan's Mosque."
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
CMRS Seminar Room, Adorjan Hall
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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A SPRING FLORAL FLING!
Featuring SCOTT HEPPER
THE HISTORIC SAMUEL CUPPLES HOUSE
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY. 29
5 - 7:30 P.M.
Join us for a spring floral fling on Wednesday, February 29 as master designer, Scott Hepper of Walter Knoll Florist puts the "zing" in an amazing demonstration of tips, trends, and techniques for spring decorating and entertaining.
Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission is $10 and includes wine and light appetizers. The demonstration begins at 5:45 p.m.
Scott has been named "Best Florist" in the St. Louis Magazine "A" List Readers' Choice Poll; "Best of the Best" by St. Louis at Home magazine, and he was recognized as "Best Floral Designer" by the Ladue News.
All florals used in Scott's demonstration can be purchased at the Walter Knoll wholesale floral shop, located at 2765 LaSalle Street. SLU faculty, staff and students receive a 10 percent discount.
Seating is limited, so please R.S.V.P. to Mary Marshall at 977.2666 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is sponsored by Walter Knoll Florist.
Binders' Keepers Book Club
Join us for the first chapter in our exciting, new Binders' Keepers book club at the Samuel Cupples House!
The first meeting will be held on Thursday, March 22. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the meeting will begin at approximately 5:30 p.m. Saint Louis University writer, Elizabeth Harris Krasnoff Levy, M.A., of the marketing/communications department, will facilitate the group.
Binders' Keepers' first "read" will be Death Comes to Pemberley, by P.D. James. Currently on the New York Times best seller list, James takes us back to Pemberley, as we re-encounter Jane Austen's beloved characters from Pride and Prejudice and together, unravel the mystery James brings to the page. Click here for the New York Times review.
A 20-percent discount will be given to those who purchase the book through the SLU Barnes & Noble store, located in the Busch Student Center. The discount does not apply NOOK purchases. Please mention that you are a member of Binders' Keepers to receive the discount.
A $5.00 admission fee includes wine and light appetizers.
Please R.S.V.P. to Mary Marshall at 977.2666 or email@example.com by February 13.
Turn the page on a busy work week. Join us for Binders' Keepers: A Cupples House book club!
ART AND DISSENT
The SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF ART
Through April 15
"It Was a Complicated Lie"
Charcoal drawing with collage
Artist: Susan Scandrett
ART AND DISSENT
Using the common marker of visual art, each artist offers his or her own perspective of dissent - some are subtle, while others are more obvious, and range from simple discord, to indifference, to rebellion.
Paschke (1939 - 2004) takes iconic figures and recasts them to dismantle the glamorous façade of America, and instead, highlights the trappings of fame, money, and power.
Work on paper
Artist: Ed Paschke
Though Francisco Goya (1746 - 1828) and Richard Hamilton (1922 - 2011) are separated by language, culture, and time, they share an artistic commentary on the violence that comes from tumultuous social and political climates.
Roberto Matta (1911 - 2002) expresses the human struggle with modern machinery. He uses vibrant color and even clay in his paintings to add dimension and emphasize distortions that help to convey his artistic commentary.
For more information, please visit http://sluma.slu.edu or call 314.977.2666.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-977-3243.
Dr. Kent Staley presented "Modeling Theoretical Errors: The Problems of Scope and Stability" at a workshop on "Modeling at the Large Hadron Collider" Workshop in Wuppertal, Germany, as part of the interdisciplinary "Epistemology of the Large Hadron Collider" project based there. In October, Dr. Staley traveled to Konstanz, Germany to present "How Hertz Secured Experimental Evidence and What Bayesianism Cannot Do," at the Second Philosophy of Scientific Experimentation meeting, and then to Leiden, Netherlands, where his paper "Experimental Knowledge in the Face of Theoretical Error" was a target discussion paper at the "Error in the Sciences" Workshop held at the Lorentz Center. In addition, his paper "Strategies for Securing Evidence through Model Criticism" has just been published in European Journal for Philosophy of Science.
Dr. Eddie Clark and Psychology Department alum Dr. Brent Mattingly published "Weakening the relationship we are trying to preserve? Motivated sacrificial behavior as a mediator between attachment anxiety and avoidance and relationship satisfaction" in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology.
Dr. Kenneth L. Parker, Director, Saint Louis University Prison Program, Associate Professor of Historical Theology, presented a plenary lecture at Yeshiva University's Cardozo Law School, titled, "'A Perpetual Doctrine Tested by a Perpetual Rule, Needs a Perpetual Judge': Papal Authority and the Infallibility Debates of Nineteenth-Century Catholicism." The conference, "The Divine Courtroom," explored religious imaginary and texts, and considered ways these have been used in the American judicial tradition, and the ways in which legal imagery has influenced religious discourse.
Dr. Julie Hanlon Rubio published "Intimacy, Reciprocity, and Familial Relations: Marriage for 21st Century Christians," in James F. Keenan, ed., Catholic Theological Ethics: Past, Present, and Future, Orbis, 2011 (210-23) and
"Just Peacemaking: A Christian Response to Domestic Violence," INTAMS Review 17:2, 2011 (138-51).
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