Monday, March 26, 2012
FROM THE COLLEGE
SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S COMMISSION
Since 1977, the Saint Louis University Women's Commission has had the privilege of selecting five outstanding University Women to be honored at an annual Springtime Luncheon. Administrators, Faculty, Staff and Students, the five are recognized for their contributions, commitment and lives of service to the University and their community. They are selected from nominations submitted by colleagues, friends, supervisors, and others whose lives they have touched.
The College of Arts and Sciences extends congratulations to this year's Women of the Year with special best wishes to our very own, Carol Murphy!
Laura A. Geiser, Assistant Vice President, Marketing & Communications/Advancement
Marilyn A. Maxwell, M.D., Professor of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine
Carol Murphy, Assistant to the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Darina Sargeant, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, Doisy College
Kripa Sreepada, Junior, School of Public Health, Student Government Vice PresidentThis year's luncheon will be held on Wednesday, April 25 at noon at the Wool Ballroom, Busch Student Center.
Reservation forms will be available at a later date.
For more information call 977-2244 or email Carol Murphy at email@example.com
Alumni Merit Awards
Deadline to submit nominations is March 30, 2012
- Do you know a SLU alumnus or alumna who has truly made a difference in the world?
- When you think of Saint Louis University, is there one person who stands out in your mind?
- Would you like to nominate an exceptional alumnus or alumna for an Alumni Merit Award?
The President and administrative officers of Saint Louis University established the Alumni Merit Awards to highlight the University's well-rounded and distinguished graduates. Recipients will be honored at the Arts & Sciences Alumni Merit Awards Ceremony during Homecoming Weekend.
If you would like to nominate an individual for the 2012 College of Arts & Sciences Alumni Merit Award, please fill out the nomination form and follow the submission directions on the form.
All nominations must be submitted by March 30, 2012.
For any questions relating to the College of Arts & Sciences Alumni Merit Award, please contact Kari Hinkle at 314-977-5530 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
College of Arts and Sciences Excellence Awards
Congratulations to the recipients of the College of Arts and Sciences Excellence Awards:
Excellence in Graduate Mentoring
Susanne B. Wiedemann, Ph.D., American Studies
Excellence in Graduate Teaching
Benjamin M. Looker, Ph.D., American Studies
Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring
Elizabeth M. Richard, Ph.D., Communication
Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
Geoffrey D. Miller, Ph.D., Theological Studies
Susan A. Spencer, Ph.D., Biology
Matthew E. Hall, Ph.D., Political Science
Excellence in Adjunct Teaching
Peter J. Hanrahan, M.F.A., English
Debra L. Wilson, M.A., Micah Program
Learning Evaluation Center
A new University resource is available that is charged with evaluating students learning problems and disorders that significantly interfere with their academic performance.
Opened on September 9, 2011 the Learning Evaluation Center is a diagnostic clinic at Saint Louis University that provides comprehensive psychoeducational/neuropsychological evaluations for students requiring an assessment to determine the nature of their academic difficulties and receive appropriate recommendations. Services will be provided by two Board Certified Neuropsychologists, Drs. Tyler Roskos and Lauren Schwarz in conjunction with Saint Louis University Clinical Psychology Graduate Students.
The Learning Evaluation Center's clinical services are provided on Fridays in Shannon Hall. Students seeking an evaluation should plan for their appointments to last most of the day (from 8am until 5pm), with brief breaks given throughout the evaluation process (including a break for lunch). The evaluation is typically done at the end of the business day and there is a second short appointment 1-2 weeks later to go over the evaluation results. The fee for services is $650.
Faculty are encouraged to refer students to the Learning Evaluation Center that they believe would benefit from this comprehensive testing. A brief overview of the Learning Evaluation Center, process for payment and scheduling an appointment can be found at slu.edu/lec. If a faculty member would have any questions he/she could contact the Learning Evaluation Center staff at 314-977-3689 or contact Mark Pousson, Ph.D., Program Manager of Disability Services at 314-977-8885 or Bob Poirier, Psy.D., Assistant Director, Student Health and Counseling Center at 314-977-7363.
The Saint Louis University Museum of Art
Providential Journey: The Art of Brother Mel
The Saint Louis University Museum of Art is pleased to host: Providential Journey: The Art of Brother Mel.
A Marianist brother since 1949, "Brother Mel," as he is affectionately known, has lived in the St. Louis Catholic community for more than 60 years, and has enjoyed success as a modern artist for more than 50 years.
Brother Mel's art captures a decidedly modern whimsy that comes through in a variety of sculptures, paintings and frescos. His creations bring a sense of devotion, joy and wonder. His understanding, vision and humor have enriched our lives, while his character has brought us authentic talent mixed with a palette of hope and a legacy of inspiration. Brother Mel has fulfilled his goal to create art in a host of media - everything from metal and stone, to watercolor and acrylics, to fresco and handmade paper.
Several of his pieces are already familiar to those in the SLU community. Located in the Ellen Clark Sculpture Park at Grand Ave. and Lindell Blvd., these decidedly modern flights of fancy include Blue Moon made of bright blue painted steel, as well as Circle of Green, which features larger-than-life bright green steel figures, reminiscent of blades of grass.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Melvin Meyer was born in Florissant, MO in 1928, the second of seven children. After becoming a member of the Society of Mary in 1947, he completed his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Dayton.
As a young artist, he was sent to work with masters in Paris. In 1960, he earned his Master's degree from the University of Notre Dame. In the decades since, his Catholicism has continued to feed his creative spirit.
Brother Mel currently resides in St. Louis and continues to create and design art in his studio located on the campus of St. John Vianney High School.
For more information, please visit: http://www.slu.edu/sluma.xml or call 314.977.2666.
March issue of the University Libraries e-newsletter
The March issue of the University Libraries e-newsletter is now available online at:
Read about the Pius Library renovation project, upcoming e-book event, the Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America and much more.....!
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.
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.
Through May 20, 2012
MOCRA Museum of Contemporary Religious Art:
Archie Granot: The Papercut Haggadah
Museum hours are Tuesday - Sunday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Visit MOCRA's website for maps and parking information.
Call 977-7170 for more information or visit mocra.slu.edu
Monday, March 26
CBABI BAYOC: An African American Artist At Work
An ATLAS WEEK event
12 noon - 3:00 p.m.
North Lobby of the Busch Student Center
A Local St. Louis artist, Cbabi Bayoc, will be doing a live painting session in the North Lobby of the Busch Student Center at Saint Louis University. Cbabi Bayoc is a well-known artist who was recently featured in a St. Louis Post Dispatch article which highlighted his work, working philosophy and upcoming show at the Aisle 1 Gallery.
When he visits SLU on March 26, 2012, Cbabi Bayoc will be working on a painting from his "365 Days with Dad" project, in which he has committed to completing one painting every day for the entire year of 2012, all related in some manner to father/child relationships in the African American community. http://cbabibayoc.com/
This program is brought to you in conjunction with Atlas Week programming and with the sponsorship of the Art History and African-American Studies Programs, and the College of Arts and Sciences.
Tuesday, March 27
Faculty Development Workshop on Diversity
Presenters: Gerardo Camilo, Biology
Colleen McCluskey, Philosophy
Karla Scott, Communication and African American Studies
Jonathan Smith, African American Studies
Norm White, Sociology and Criminal Justice
12 noon - 1:30 p.m.
Busch Student Center, Room 256
Please bring your lunch; dessert and drinks will be provided.
2012 INTERNATIONAL POETRY RECITAL
2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The 2012 International Poetry Recital celebrates the role of poetry in the expression of what it means to be human and the empowerment this insight can bring to us all. Sponsored by the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at Saint Louis University, the recital brings together students, faculty and friends from across the campus. Poems are presented in the original language, accompanied by the projection of the texts in both the original and in English translation. For submissions, please visit the following link http://www.slu.edu/x58105.xml.
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.
Brown Bag Presentation Luncheon Event sponsored by the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Neelu Panth, MSW, Director of Research and Social and Economic Development
Center for the Acceleration of African American Business (CAAAB) presents: "Small Business Development: An Important Tool for Social & Economic Development"
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
McGannon Hall, Room 211
- Topics Covered:
Introduction to CAAAB
- Small Business Technical Assistance
- Policy Implications
Current Policies and its challenges for small businesses
Policy change initiatives
- Group Discussion
- Topics Covered:
Friday, March 30
Music Majors Gretchen Weber and Libby Rogers Junior Recital
Saint Francis Xavier "College" Church
Friday, March 30
Saturday, March 31
Invitational Art II Show Viewing Hours
Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday - Monday, April 5-9
No Undergraduate Classes
(Evening Classes resume on Monday, April 9 at 5 p.m.)
Friday, April 6
Good Friday - Official University Holiday
Friday, April 13
The Annual French and Spanish Graduate and Undergraduate Student Symposium
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Il Monastero (3050 Olive St.)
Students from SLU and other area universities will present on a wide range of topics relating to French and Spanish literature, film, civilization, linguistics and pedagogy. Presentations will be in French, Spanish, and English. All are welcome to these presentations and to the keynote speech:
Dr. Benjamin Hebblethwaite, of the University of Florida, will speak on "Vodou Songs in Hatian Creole and English: A Source Text Approach to Vodou Religion." Vodou songs constitute the living memory of Haitian Vodou communities, and song texts are key elements to understanding Haitian religion and culture. These songs form a profound religious and cultural heritage that traverses the past and refreshes the present. This presentation will provide an overview of Dr. Hebblethwaite's recently published book about Haitian religion, Vodou Songs in Haitian Creole and English, and will introduce the language, mythology, philosophy, origins, and culture of Vodou by means of the original oral literature of songs, prayers, poems, magical formulae, invocations, historical texts, and interviews.
The talk will be given in English and will be followed by a lunch at 12:15.
For more information, and to reserve your lunch, if interested, please go to http://www.slu.edu/x53344.xml.
Symposium on Religion and Politics: Election 2012
St. Louis University and the Michael and Barbara Newmark Institute for Human Relations at the Jewish Community Relations Council will co-sponsor this symposium at 7:00 p.m. on April 19 at the Sinquefield Stateroom, Dubourg Hall Room 409, at St. Louis University (221 N. Grand Blvd.)
The three panelists will be:
- Diana Bartelli Carlin, Associate Vice President for Graduate Education and Professor of Communication at Saint Louis University,
- Joel Goldstein, Vincent C. Immel Professor of Law at Saint Louis University School of Law, and
- R. Marie Griffith, The John C. Danforth Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis and director of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion & Politics.
What Matters to Student Success:
The Promise of High Impact Practices
with George Kuh
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
- 8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
- 9:00 to 11:30 Keynote and Workshop
To register, please visit http://cte.slu.edu or Click Here
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Division of Enrollment and Retention Management, College of Arts & Sciences, and
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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.
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.
Fr. John Foley, S.J. and the Education of the Cristo Rey Network
As part of the 2012 Atlas Program, Reverend John Foley, S.J. will be speaking at Saint Louis University on Tuesday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m. in AB Auditorium, John Cook Hall. He will share his amazing experiences as President of the first Cristo Rey High School and Founder of the National Cristo Rey Network, a nationwide network of Catholic schools which offer a college preparatory education to the families of immigrants and racial minorities. The goal of Cristo Rey is to prepare students to assume leadership roles in the civic, religious, business, and cultural life of our nation.
A native of Chicago, Father Foley served Jesuit missions in Peru for 34 years, primarily in education, before he was asked by the Jesuits in Chicago to come back to work with the Hispanic community there. The result was a network of Cristo Rey high schools aimed at providing urban young people with the skills necessary for college. All Cristo Rey students participate in a unique work study program that takes them to local businesses where their work offsets the cost of their tuition. In the process, they learn business skills that will help them in the workplace later and social skills that will aid them throughout life.
The Cristo Rey Network was founded in 2001 with 79 students and one school. It now provides hope and experience to 6,500 students in 24 schools across the United States. Today, the Cristo Rey Network is a national model, putting rigorous college prep education within reach of young people so they can achieve their potential and build a better world.
Dean Michael Barber, S.J. will give welcoming remarks.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com or 314-977-3243.
Dr. Jennifer Popiel, won a Fulbright Award for research in France in the Fall of 2012 for her project, "Domestic Activism and Public Spirituality: Constructing Catholic Womanhood in Nineteenth-Century France."
Dr. Maria Elsy Cardona, presented the paper "Politics as Seen by Nieves: A Woman's Graphic Journey through Colombia's Politics" at the 43rd Annual Conference of the North Eastern Modern Languange Association held in Rochester, New York, March 14-18, 2012.Dr. Reinhard Andress, Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Professor of German in Modern and Classical Languages, gave a paper at a recent meeting of the Associación Latinoamericana de Estudios Germanísticos in Guadalajara, Mexico, titled "... heiße ich daher die Emigration gut": der Fall des Egon Schwarz." The paper was part of a conference plenary session with some 90 attendees that involved the paper as an extended introduction to a reading by Egon Schwarz from both the German version of his autobiography, Unfreiwillige Wanderjahre, and the recently published Spanisch translation, Años de vagabundeo forzado. Egon Schwarz is an Austrian Jew forced to flee from Vienna in 1938 to South America where he spent some ten years before moving on to the United States and becoming a highly respected professor of German language and literature at Washington University.
Dr. Tim Lomperis presented a talk on his memoir, The Vietnam War from the Rear Echelon,
on March 12, 2012 to the Southminster Community in Charlotte, North Carolina titled "My Path
of Redemption to, through, and out of Vietnam."
Dr. Phyllis Terry Friedman, Director, Psychological Services Center, was awarded the Jean Spruill Achievement Award from the Association of Psychology Training Clinics for commitment to excellence in training, and dedication to best practices in professional psychological doctoral training clinics.
Dr. Eddie Clark, SLU alums Dr. Jana Hackathorn, Dr. Brent Mattingly, and graduate student Melinda Bullock Mattingly,
published "Practicing what you preach: Infidelity attitudes as a predictor of fidelity" in Current Psychology: A Journal for Diverse Perspectives on Diverse Psychological Issues, 30(4), pp. 299-311.
Dr. Tobias Winright coedited (with Margaret Pfeil, University of Notre Dame) Violence, Transformation, and the Sacred: "They Shall Be Called Children of God," College Theology Society Annual Volume 57 (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2012).
The Research Cluster Grant Recipient is Saint Louis University!
Congratulations to Saint Louis University! The winning proposal presented an interdisciplinary deployment of the cluster, enabling research for the Digital Humanities, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Biology, and Chemistry Departments, as well as for the School of Business at SLU.
A few of the things that Saint Louis University will be working on include:
The Digital Humanities Department will be supporting research in the field of paleography, and will be processing large sets of image data. They will be handling pages of pre-modern, hand-written, unpublished manuscripts, parsing out individual letters and glyphs. This work will be able to offer paleographers access to a much larger body of data with which to work.
The Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering areas are currently studying the aerodynamics of airdrop systems and the aerodynamics of turbomachinery. The Department will use the research cluster to study new parachute concepts for weight and materials. The goal is to enhance the ability to accurately deliver cargo by airdrop, which is particularly important for missions that routinely airdrop critical relief supplies.
The Biology Department will be expanding their research in the areas of climate change, modeling high-elevation plant community ecology in the Andes Mountains.
The Chemistry and Engineering Departments will be studying carbon nanotubes, and developing computational models to predict solubility in organic solvents. They will also be investigating the docking of intercalators with DNA, and will be able to dramatically reduce computation times.
The School of Business will use the cluster hardware to develop algorithms to approximately solve large-scale stochastic dynamic programs, which can lead to improved supply chain management techniques through better logical decision making.
We also want to say a special thank you to our hardware partners, whose generous donations made this research cluster grant possible: Kingston Technologies, AMD, NVIDIA, QLogic, Supermicro, Seagate, and Bright Computing.
January 9, 2012
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