Monday, September 3, 2012
From the College
In the University
Faculty Publications, Presentations, Awards
Department Community Events
Community Outreach, Partnerships, Media Events
External Funding, Research Productivity
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.
Monday, September 3
Labor Day/University Holiday
Thursday, September 6
Chairs and Program Directors Meeting
3 - 5 p.m.
Tegeler Hall, Room 102
Thursday, September 6 (Opening Reception)
Exhibit runs through September 29
Exposure 15, An art exhibition featuring Deb Douglas, Heather Corley, and Gina Alvarez
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (Opening Reception)
210 Gallery UMSL Campus
Free and open to the public.
Thursday, September 6
Women's Studies: Takeover Thursday
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Humphrey's Restaurant & Tavern (3700 Laclede Avenue)
Monday, September 10
Department of Political Science: Dr. Robert Barnidge Jr., from the School of Law, University of Reading, UK will speak in the Political Science department. Dr. Barnidge will talk on "International Law, the War on Terror, and New Modes of Conflict: What Rules Apply?"
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
McGannon Hall 144 Conference Room
Synopsis: What law applies to regulate the battlefield between the U.S. and Al Qaeda? Is international law in this area "adequate"? Is it effective? What role to human rights concerns play in this environment? In addressing these questions, this lecture will touch upon the international legal implications of the American detention center at Guantanamo Bay, the torture debate, and the use of targeted killings against suspected militants.
Women's Studies Brown Bag Lunch:
Dr. Paaige Turner, Kristen Norwood, and Katie Place: "Discourse Surrounding Gendered Bodies: Breastfeeding, Working Mothers and Trans-identities"
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
McGannon 144 Conference Room
Chairs, Associate Chairs, Program Directors, Associate Director Meeting
3 - 5 p.m.
DuBourg Hall: Pere Marquette Gallery
Monday, September 24
Women's Studies Advisory Board Meeting
12 noon - 1 p.m.
McGannon 144 Conference Room
Tuesday, October 23
College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty and Staff Appreciation Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
DuBourg Refectory 157
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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.
Call for Innovative Teaching Fellowship Applications and Learning Studio Open Forums
The Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce the next call for applications to teach in the Learning Studio, an experimental, technology-rich classroom located in Des Peres Hall, for the Fall 2013 semester through the Center's Innovative Teaching Fellowship program. The call opens on Tuesday, September 4 and closes on Monday, October 1.
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 Learning Studio 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 Transformative Teaching and Learning 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. A required pre-submission consultation with the Instructional Design staff of the Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning is needed before faculty members apply for the fellowship; faculty who are considering applying for the fellowship are also encouraged to attend one of the following open forums scheduled for previewing the Learning Studio (Note: All forums take place in Des Peres Hall, Room 213):
• Monday, September 10 from 3-4 p.m.
• Tuesday, September 18 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
• Wednesday, September 19 from 4-5 p.m.
• Tuesday, September 25 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
• Wednesday, September 26 from 5-6 p.m.
Currently, we are accepting fellowship applications for teaching in the Learning Studio during the Fall 2013, with course reduction and instructional design to occur in Spring 2013. The Fellowship includes funding for a one-semester and one-course reduction in teaching load to allow the recipient time to redesign an existing course (or to design a new course) to be taught in the Learning Studio in the semester immediately following the course release. Applications containing creative ideas for using and assessing the Learning Studio space and technologies to support student learning will receive priority in the selection process. Priority consideration is also given to applicants who have not previously received the Fellowship.
To download application forms, visit the Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning's website. To learn more about the Learning Studio, please click here.
Applications for the Fall 2013 fellowships should be emailed to Michaella Hammond at email@example.com or turned in to Room 209C in Des Peres Hall no later than 5 p.m. Monday, October 1, 2012. Questions? Please email Michaella or call, 314-977-1910.
An Art Exhibition in Partnership with
Stray Rescue of St. Louis
The Exhibit can be viewed through September 16
The Saint Louis University Museum of Art
3633 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
After shattering opening night attendance records in 2011, the Saint Louis University Museum of Art, in partnership with Stray Rescue of St. Louis, is pleased to announce the 2012 installment of Urban Wanderers.
The theme of this year's highly anticipated fundraising event will focus on the survivors of Stray Rescue - innocent dogs and cats that have suffered shocking abuse, neglect and abandonment. Due to the efforts of the dedicated staff of Stray Rescue, these innocent victims of unspeakable cruelties are protected, sheltered and loved for the remainder of their lives.
"The theme throughout the exhibition will be one of hope, showing that the majority of these companion animals survive the very harsh city streets to have the most loving, attentive, gentle, and playful personalities," said Randy Grim, Founder of Stray Rescue.
The focus of the show also has an essential educational component, giving Stray Rescue a platform on which to present the public with facts about the animal abuse and neglect the organization combats on an almost daily basis.
Regional and national artists will paint, photograph, and sculpt a Stray Rescue dog that has been abandoned, abused or neglected, and shelter dogs will also create works of art using their paws, tails and noses.
Urban Wanderers is sponsored by Anheuser-Busch, Inc. and Barret's Buddies.
About Stray Rescue of St. Louis
Stray Rescue's mission is to lead the way towards making St. Louis a compassionate city where every companion animal knows health, comfort, and affection, and no stray is euthanized merely because he or she has been abandoned, abused or neglected.
As part of its mission, the devoted staff and volunteeers of Stray Rescue take a progressive, proactive approach to establishing a permanent resolution to the stray animal problem. Through their dedicated rescue efforts, community outreach programs and the promotion of responsible pet guardianship, these innocent victims are able to to begin a their new journey ... free of pain, and full of life.
A "Bark" B-Que
Wednesday, September 5
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The Saint Louis University Museum of Art
Hot dogs, chips, and bottled water ... $3.00.
An opportunity to help Stray Rescue of St. Louis ... priceless.
A Bark-B-Que lunch will be served on the patio of the Saint Louis University Museum of Art to support the current exhibition, Urban Wanderers. The heartwarming exhibition features paintings, photographs and sculpture devoted to the "survivors" of Stray Rescue. All artwork is available for auction and benefits Stray Rescue.
Save room for dessert! Sarah's Cake Stop, a mobile cupcake and dessert truck will be on-premise to offer delicious cupcakes for purchase. A sweet deal!
Lunch includes a hot dog, chips and bottled water for the price of $3.00. Sarah's Cake Stop Cupcakes sold separately.
For more information, call 314.977.2666 or visit http://sluma.slu.edu.
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Dr. Emily Lutenski was a Visiting Fellow at the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University for 2011-2012.
Dr. Cindy Ott was Visiting Researcher at the Bill Lane Center for the American West, Stanford University, for summer 2012.
Dr. Mark Edward Ruff, Associate Professor of History, published an article, "Die Auseinandersetzungen über Rolf Hochhuths "Stellvertreter": Ein Historisierungsversuch" in Hubert Wolf, ed., Eugenio Pacelli als Nuntius in Deutschland. Forschungsperspektiven und Ansätze zu einem internationalen Vergleich (Paderborn: Schöningh Verlag, 2012).
Dr. Ruff also took part at an international seminar from August 13 to 24 at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, "The Roman Catholic Church and the Holocaust: New Studies, New Sources, New Questions." He made two presentations - "Johannes Neuhäusler and his Courier Service to the Vatican, 1933-1941" and "The Tribunalization of History." On May14, he presented a paper, "Catholics and Protestants: Disputed Memories of Complicity and Righteousness," at the Annual Scholars`Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches and the Holocaust, in Rochester, New York. He also presented a paper, "The Battle for the Catholic Past in Germany: The Controversies over Pope Pius XII in the 1960s," on April 20 at The Humanities Institute at the University at Buffalo.
Dr. James Hitchcock published an article "Church and State in Early Modern Europe," in the volume Religion and the State (Lexington Books). Publication August, 2012. The article was the keynote address given at a conference sponsored by Roger Williams University in 2011.PHILOSOPHY
Michael Barber, S.J., published two papers: "Why Ethnomethodology Needs the Transcendental Ego," in Interaction and Everyday Life: Phenomenological and Ethnomethodological Essays in Honor of George Psathas (Lanham: Lexington Books, and "Intelligible Empirical Content: Phenomenology and the Critique of Pragmatism" in Lebenswelt und Lebensform: Zum Verhältnis von Phänomenologie undPragmatismus (Weilerswist:Velbrück).THEOLOGICAL STUDIES
Dr. Daniel L. Smith just published his monograph, The Rhetoric of Interruption: Speech-Making, Turn-Taking, and Rule-Breaking in Luke-Acts and Ancient Greek Narrative (BZNW 193; Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2012).Dr. Geoffrey D. Miller, Assistant Professor of Theological Studies, recently published "Raphael the Liar: Angelic Deceit and Testing in the Book of Tobit," in the Catholic Biblical Quarterly 74 (2012): 492-508.
Dr. Tobias Winright presented two conference papers in early June: "'Legitimate Defense' and the ‘Responsibility to Protect'" at a selected session on "Theological Responses to the Arab Spring" at the Annual Conference of the Catholic Theological Society of America in Saint Louis, and "Liturgy and (God's) Justice for All: The Mass as a Theological Basis for Translating Recent Catholic Teaching on Capital Punishment" at the Ethics section of the Annual Meeting of the College Theology Society, Saint Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas. In addition, he published "Obama's Drone Wars: A Case to Answer," The Tablet 266 (August 18, 2012): 6-7; "'Never Again': The Responsibility to Protect as an Emerging Ethical Norm," The Cresset (June/Trinity, 2012): 30-34; and "Catholic Social Thought." In Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America vol. 67 (2012): 87-88.
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January 9, 2012
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