Monday, September 10, 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.
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.
Wednesdays: September 5, 12, 19, 26
October 3, 10, 17
The Islamic Interfaith Dialogue Lunch Meetings
12:10 - 1:30 p.m.
Aquinas Institute of Theology (one block south of the intersection of Laclede and Spring Avenue) Room 215
At these meetings, a group of Jews, Christians, and Muslims study the Qur'an and the Bible together.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
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
See poster above for more information.
September 13 - 30
Prof. Gary Barker, Professor of Theatre, is directing the play DINNER WITH FRIENDS by Donald Margulies at the Dramatic License Theatre in Chesterfield, MO.
Thursday - Saturday at 8 p.m.
Sunday at 2 p.m.
Access the Dramatic License Theatre website for more information and to purchase tickets.
Middle-age has snuck up on four friends-Gabe, Karen, Tom and Beth. When one couple announces their separation, friendships, sex, marriage and the truth are served up on a platter of witty and intriguing dialogue in this contemporary Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy-drama by Donald Margulies. Starring Michelle Hand (Karen) and Christopher Hickey* (Gabe), Sarah Cannon as Beth and Chad Morris as Tom. *Denotes member of Actor's Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States
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 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.
Happy Birthday, Samuel Cupples!
The Historic Samuel Cupples House
Thursday, September 13
5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
http://cupples.slu.edu or call Mary at 314.977.2666 for more information
What do you give the man who had everything?
A party in his namesake mansion, of course!
Join us on at the Historic Samuel Cupples House as we celebrate the 181st birthday of the first and foremost occupant of the historic home that bears his name - none other than Samuel Cupples!
Fresh Gatherings, the eatery operated by the University's dietary and nutrition department, will provide the birthday cake and confections. Enjoy wine, light refreshments, and jazz provided by The Silk Pajamas on the Cupples House patio.
No candles to extinguish ... just fun to be had!Admission is $5.00, and is payable at the door.
Upcoming Cupples House Events:A Pouring on the Patio
Saturday, September 29
4 - 7:00 p.m.
The Cupples House patio
Wine, light appetizers, smooth jazz by The Silk Pajamas
Wine will be available for purchase by the bottle and by the glass.
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.
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FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS
Deb Douglas, Assistant Professor and Program Director, Art History Visual Resource Curator, is featured in an Associated Press article, where I was interviewed on the practice of doodling. It ran September 5, 2012 and is in a variety of different newspapers. Here is the link to ABCnews, but if googled, other sites have it too. Thanks to Suzy Rust from Feast Magazine here in St. Louis for the earlier article!
Prof. Gary Barker, Professor of Theatre, is directing the play DINNER WITH FRIENDS at Dramatic License Theatre in Chesterfield, MO. The production runs September 13-30, 2012.
MODERN AND CLASSICAL LANGUAGES
Dr. Kara McBride, Assistant Professor of Spanish, has published an article, "Vídeos mashup para enseñar pronunciación y cultura" in Hispania (2012),
Last semester, Dr. Yaoska Tijerino was invited to read her poetry at The International Festival of Poetry in Granada, Nicaragua. This is
one of the most important festivals of poetry around the globe. It gathers approximately 162 poets from 5 continents. Among the invited
poets were: Derek Walcott (Nobel Prize), Robert Pinsky (Pulitzer Prize nominee), Homero Aridjis (Xavier Villaurrutia Award) and Reynaldo
Lacamara (President of the Association of Writers of Chile). This is the third time Dr. Tijerino has been invited to the Festival. At the
same Festival, Dr. Tijerino also read a scholarly paper, "Carlos Martínez Rivas y el arte pictórico en 'Memoria para el Año Viento
Inconstante,'" on her research about poet Carlos Martínez Rivas to whose memory the Festival was dedicated.
Dr. Tijerino published an essay "El amoroso combate de la escritura" in Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos No. 740. Feb. 2012. Dr. Tijerino's
dissertation was quoted by Pablo Centeno Gómez in Carlos Martínez Rivas: Como toca un ciego el sueño. Managua: Editorial Centro
Nicaraguense de Escritores, 2012. An article was published about Dr. Tijerino's book of poetry: "La imagen sonora en 30 veces Isha de
Yaoska Tijerino". The article was written by Madeline Mendieta. El hilo azul. Año II, No. 4. Verano 2011.
The 2012 Student and Teachers As Research Scientists (STARS) Program research paper titled "Sleep Regulation and Motor Function in the Rat Rotenone Model of Parkinson's Disease", Dr. Michael Anch (Psychology) mentor, was selected as an outstanding paper in the area of behavior sciences for the LMI Aerospace Inc. Award for excellence in Research.
Dr. Ronald Kellogg gave the John Hayes Lecture at the European Writing Conference in Porto, Portugal on July 13, 2012. His presentation was titled "Working Memory in Written Composition: A Progress Report." The conference was sponsored by the European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction.
CENTER FOR DIGITAL THEOLOGY
Dr. James Ginther, Center for Digital Theology, attended a one day-conference on August 31, 2012, at Indiana University, Bloomington titled "Scholarly Editions and the Digital Age: Text and Music." The conference was sponsored by Indiana University's Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature. Dr. Ginther gave a paper titled "Digital Humanities from the Margins."
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