Monday, September 17, 2012
From the College
In the University
Faculty Publications, Presentations, Awards
Department Community Events
Community Outreach, Partnerships, Media Events
External Funding, Research Productivity
Season Tickets: $25 for SLU Faculty and Staff; $20 for all students. And that includes all four shows!
Call the box office: 314-977-3327
Call for Papers: The Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Deadline for submission of papers is December 15, 2012.
For more information and to submit your proposal, see the poster below.
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
210 Gallery UMSL Campus
Free and open to the public.
Wednesdays: September 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.
Thursday, September 20
Department of Communication Colloquium Series
Xavier Hall 332
Race, language, politics and media will be the focus of several events at Saint Louis University featuring Dr. Mark Orbe,
Professor of Communication and Diversity, School of Communication and the Center for Women's and Genders Studies
at Western Michigan University. Dr. Orbe's latest book, Communication Realities in a "Post Racial" Society: What the U.S. Public
really thinks about Barack Obama, just received the 2012 Outstanding Book Award from the National Communication
Association's Intercultural and International Communication Division.
Dr. Mark Orbe will present "Obama, race and the media: Diverse U.S. perspectives".
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Carlo Auditorium, Tegeler Hall
Friday September 21
"Race, politics, language and law": A Discussion featuring Drs. Orbe and SpearIt, Assistant Professor, Saint Louis University School of Law
SLU Law School, Morrissey Hall, Classroom 4
Sunday, September 23
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Aquinas Institute of Theology:
Professor Amy-Jill Levine will discuss the "Jewish Annotated New Testament"
Aquinas Institute of Theology, 23 South Spring Avenue
She is a professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School and the author of The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus. This event is being co-sponsored by the Aquinas Institute of Theology, Eden Seminary, and the Jewish Community Relations Council. Free-will offerings will be accepted. Pre-registration is encouraged: (314) 442-3871 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Poetry Reading by Tom Pickard
DuBourg Hall, Sinquefield Stateroom, Room 409
Tom Pickard is the Jean Drahmann Writer-in-Residence at Saint Louis
University for the fall of 2013. His most recent books of poetry
include Hole in the Wall: New and Selected Poems, The Dark Months of
May, and Ballad of Jamie Allan (a finalist for the National Book
Critics Circle Award). The latter documents scenes from the life of an
eighteenth-century horse thief and musician. Born in Newcastle,
England in 1946, Pickard left school at fourteen, and in 1964
co-organized the legendary Morden Tower poetry readings. In addition
to his poetry, he has written documentary prose, film scripts, and
librettos, collaborating with musicians from the composer John Harle
to Paul McCartney. Allen Ginsberg comments, "I am an old admirer of
his poetry and believe he's one of the livest truest poets of Great
Tuesday, September 25
Department of Political Science: Robert Sorenson,
Deputy Director of the International Health and Biodefense Office, U.S. Department of State,
will present "Water, Health, and Diplomacy"
McGannon Hall 260
As population growth and climate change put ever-greater pressure on ecosystems the number of people threatened with water scarcity continues to grow. Billions of people around the world still face the age-old problems of lacking access to safe water and adequate sanitation. From a host of diseases borne by contaminated water to disputes between nation-states over damming rivers, water has been the stuff of development and diplomacy for centuries. In light of a changing climate, ever-increasing demand for food, and existing and emergent infectious diseases, water has increasingly taken its place among traditional diplomatic concerns. What is the role of diplomacy in what seems to be purely a development issue?
Monday, October 1
Department of Theological Studies:
Michael Legaspi will discuss "The Death of Scripture and the Rise of Biblical Studies".
Anheuser-Busch Auditorium of Cook Hall
It is free and open to the public.
The Craft of Poetry by Tom Pickard
DuBourg Hall, Sinquefield Stateroom, Room 409
Women's Studies: Feminist Reading Group
12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m.
McGannon Hall 144 Conference Room
October 5, 6 and 12, 13, 14
WONDER OF THE WORLD by David Lindsay-Abaire
Nothing will prepare you for the dirty little secret Cass discovers in her husband's sweater drawer.
It is so shocking that our heroine has no choice but to flee to the honeymoon capital of the world in a frantic search
for the life she thinks she missed out on. It's a wild ride over Niagara Falls in a barrel of laughs as playwright
David Lindsay-Abaire explores marital discord run amok in this revved-up, joyously zany extravaganza of a play.
Women's Studies Brown Bag Lunch:
Dr. Emily Lutenski: "More than a Wife: Margery Latimer & the 'New American Race.'"
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
McGannon 144 Conference Room
Thursday, October 11
Faculty Council Meeting
Beracha Hall 121
Tuesday, October 23
College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty and Staff Appreciation Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
DuBourg Refectory 157
Wednesday, November 7
The 52nd meeting of St. Louis' Dialogue Group of the World's Religions and Philosophies
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Busch Student Center: Wool Ballroom (Grand and Laclede)
Representatives of many different religions will discuss their beliefs about God. This program is free and open to the public.
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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):
• 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.
President's Research Fund Announces Next Round, Includes Multidisciplinary Opportunities
DEADLINE: Monday, October 15th, 2012, 5p.m.
The President's Research Fund (PRF) supports promising research projects that have strong potential to attract external grant funding. Awards will be distributed in the Fall 2012 application cycle to support research activity for standard grants of up to $25,000, as well as Cross-School/College Collaborative grants of up to $50,000.
Applications must be submitted through eRS; the earliest submission date will be September 17, 2012.
Guidelines and the current Application Package are available on the ORDS Internal Awards web page.
Investigators with questions may contact the Office of Research Development & Services (ORDS), at 977-7742.
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.
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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.
Dan Nickolai, Director of the Language Learning Center in the department of Modern and Classical Languages, has published an article, "The Placement Predicament : Foreign Language Proficiency Assessments" in the Thai TESOL Bulletin (2012) 22(1), 63-71.
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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January 9, 2012
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