Monday, September 24, 2012
From the College
In the University
Faculty Publications, Presentations, Awards
Department Community Events
Community Outreach, Partnerships, Media Events
External Funding, Research Productivity
Fall Career and Graduate School Fair
Please feel free to attend (and encourage student participation at) our Fall 2012 Fall Career and Graduate School Fair to students.
There will be 40+ organizations recruiting all majors at our biggest fair since 2008.
The fair is in the BSC - Wool Ballrooms on Wednesday, September 26, from 12-4 p.m. All-day walk-in appointments are available for résumé reviews and career fair preparation on Monday and Tuesday (9/24 & 9/25) in the Student Success Center (BSC 331). To see a list of 110+ participating businesses, graduate schools, healthcare organizations and non-profits, please visit careers.slu.edu
On Monday October 1st at 7p.m., the Department of Theological Studies of Saint Louis University, in cooperation with the John Templeton Fund, will host a lecture and panel, "The Death of Scripture and the Rise of Biblical Studies," in the Anheuser-Busch Auditorium of the John Cook School of Business. The featured speaker, Dr. Michael Legaspi, won a 2011 Templeton Award for his work on the topic. Dr. Matthew Thiessen (New Testament) and Dr. Grant Kaplan (Systematic and Modern Theology) will respond to Dr. Legaspi. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Shift from Teaching to Learning: A Day with Neil Fleming
For years, educators have been talking about the need for a shift from an emphasis on teaching to an emphasis on learning, and this shift has informed changes in everything from classroom teaching strategies to national accreditation standards. However, the move away from so-called "coverage" models of teaching has been slow to take off in higher education. One thing can help: understanding what the research says about how people learn and about how best to facilitate learning in both on-ground and online courses.
On October 5, the Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning welcomes Neil Fleming (http://www.vark-learn.com/english/page.asp?p=biography), creator of the VARK learning styles questionnaire (www.vark-learn.com/), back to Saint Louis University.
Neil Fleming will facilitate two different workshops:
- How Does Learning Work? An Update on Learning
10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Multi-purpose Room, Allied Health Building
In this interactive workshop, Fleming will address the question, How does learning work?, providing a look at what brain-based research suggests and inviting participants to consider how this information might transform their teaching practices.
- From Teaching to Learning
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saint Louis Room, Busch Student Center
This interactive workshop will focus on the paradigm shift "from teaching to learning" and the importance of this shift for higher education today. Fleming will focus on concrete teaching strategies instructors can use to improve student learning.
All SLU faculty, graduate students, and other course instructors are invited to join us for one or both of these events, and registration is required.
To find out more, go to http://www.slu.edu/cttl/events/neil-fleming.
To register for one or both workshop(s), go to:
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
Dr. Marjorie H. Richey Lecture
Douglas Kenrick, Ph.D., who's written extensively on applying evolutionary ideas to human behavior and thought processes, will deliver this year's annual Dr. Marjorie H. Richey Lecture.
Dr. Kenrick, professor of psychology at Arizona State University, will present "Sex, Murder and Self-Actualization: The Evolution of Human Motivation" at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24, at Anheuser-Busch Auditorium in John and Lucy Cook Hall.
The Richey Lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Saint Louis University Department of Psychology at 314-977-2301.
Dr. Kenrick is the director of the social psychology program at Arizona State University and author of more than 190 scientific articles, books and book chapters. At a theoretical level his work integrates three great syntheses of the last few decades: evolutionary psychology, cognitive science and dynamical systems theory.
His work has been reported in outlets including Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Psychological Review, Perspectives on Psychological Science, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews. Kenrick has edited several books on evolutionary psychology, contributed chapters to the Handbook of Social Psychology and the Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology, and been an author of two multi-edition textbooks (Social Psychology: Goals in Interaction, with steve Neuberg and Bob Cialdini, is now in its fifth edition).
His latest book is Sex, Murder and the Meaning of Life: A Psychologist Investigates How Evolution, Cognition, and Complexity Are Revolutionizing Our View of Human Nature. His upcoming book, to appear next year, is Deep Rationality: The Ancestral Wisdom Behind Our Seemingly Senseless Decisions.
About the Dr. Marjorie H. Richey Lecture
The Dr. Marjorie H. Richey Lecture was established in 1996 by SLU alumna Ann Beatty, Ph.D., CEO of Psychological Associates Inc., in St. Louis. The lectureship honors her mentor, Marjorie Richey, who died in 2005. Richey retired in 1993 after nearly 30 years on the University faculty.
Oscar Wilde said: "we are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking up at the stars."
In this talk, Kenrick will describe some research that ranges from the gutter (exploring the base motives behind murderous fantasies, one-night stands and dirty old men lusting after younger women) to the stars (how fundamental motives influence artistic creativity, economics and religiosity). Despite our abilities to appreciate Shakespeare and Monet, we are still members of the animal kingdom, who share a multitude of inherited dispositions with baboons, hyenas and gutter rats. But researchers studying human behavior in evolutionary context have discovered that the underside of human nature is intimately connected to our more stellar characteristics. At the highest level, research on these apparently diverse topics, combined with the insights of Evolutionary Psychology, Cognitive Science and Complexity Theory, can help provide an answer to the big question: "What is the meaning of life." And Dr. Kenrick will address the more profound question: What do Porsche Carreras and Hybrid Hondas have to do with self-actualization?
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.
September 23 - December 16, 2012
Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA)
3700 West Pine Boulevard
Patrick Graham/Thirty Years: The Silence Becomes the Painting
Patrick Graham: "The silence becomes the painting, the painting comes from silence. It is the moment when painting is no longer an act of doing or making but of receiving."
A thirty-year retrospective of work by one of Ireland's most important contemporary artists.
Peter Selz, exhibition curator: Graham confronts the viewer with drawings and paintings of shattering force...he makes us aware that great painting has a presence and a future.
free public opening reception: Sunday, September 23, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
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?
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.
Friday, September 28
Department of Fine and Performing Arts:
The 2012 Annual Faculty Exhibition
4:30 - 6:00 p.m. (Opening Reception)
The Boileau gallery will be open until 7:00 pm, with a social hour for FPA alumni from 6:00 - 7:00.
Department of Fine and Performing Arts
The 2012 Annual Faculty Exhibition displays recent work from full-time faculty and adjuncts in the studio art program at Saint Louis University. These research endeavors are in a variety of media - ceramics, drawing, digital art, fibers, metals, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.
Boileau Hall, is on the westernmost end of West Pine Mall at 38 N. Vandeventer. There is convenient parking in front of the building.
Boileau Gallery is open Fridays and Saturdays 12-3 pm, on Oct 6, 13, 19, 26, 27 and Nov. 2, 10, 16, 17, and Dec. 1. Other times are available through appointment by calling Rick Dunn, 314-977-3105.
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
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
Tuesday, October 9
Faculty Workshop sponsored by the Sociology and Criminal Justice Department
Kee-Hean Ong, Ph.D.:"Using Technology for Research and Teaching"
Assistant Professor of Environment and Occupational Health
College for Public Health & Social Justice
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
McGannon Hall, Room 260
Kee-Hean Ong, PhD joined the faculty at Saint Louis University's School of Public Health (SPH) in August 2009. Dr. Ong's presentation is on using new technology in the classroom. Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Ong served as Assistant Director for the SLU SPH Environmental Health Research Laboratory.
His laboratory based research includes removal of lead from various indoor surfaces, methods for indoor microbe reduction such as, dust mites, dust mite allergen, and mold, from carpets. Beside laboratory based research, Dr. Ong also has an interest in advocating the use of technology such as Geographical Information System (GIS) in public health research. He is working on incorporating traditional laboratory bench research with GIS for applied public health studies.
Faculty Council Meeting
Beracha Hall 121
Thursday, October 18
Chairs and Program Directors Meeting
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Beracha Hall, Room 121 (3721 Laclede Avenue)
Tuesday, October 23
College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty and Staff Appreciation Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
DuBourg Refectory 157
October 29 - December 27
Department of Fine and Performing Arts:
Jim Burwinkel's work "Divide" has been accepted in Art St. Louis XXVIII Exhibition.
The opening reception is November 10 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Juror's Gallery Talk preceeding reception from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Art St. Louis XXVIII Exhibition, 555 Washington Avenue #150, 63101
See for artstlouis.org for more information.
The exhibition was juried by Richard West. Mr. Richard V. West is an art historian, curator, author and Director Emeritus of the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, WA. Over his career, he has curated exhibits that reveal his interest in both the fine arts & popular culture-exhibitions ranging from "Munich and American Realism in the Nineteenth Century" (1978) to "Children of the Yellow Kid: The Evolution of the American Comic Strip" (1998). In recent years, West has concentrated on exhibitions, essays, and lectures highlighting the work of contemporary artists who are redefining the boundaries of representation, from Odd Nerdrum to Mark Ryden. West has also juried or co-juried national and regional exhibitions, including Watercolor USA, Art Maui, and Expressions West, as well as serving as guest curator for the Miami Art Fair. He is currently preparing a monograph on American painter & illustrator Rockwell Kent. West has served on the Professional Practices Committee of the College Art Association and the Ethics & Standards Committee of the Association of Art Museum Directors.
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 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.
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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Dr. Hal Bush published an article, "Mark Twain (and Faulkner) in Japan," in the latest issue of the Japan Mark Twain Society Newsletter, #31 (Sept. 2012).
Dr. Jean Potvin, in collaboration with J. Goldbogen (Cascadia Research Collective) and R. Shadwick (University of British Columbia) have published a paper titled "Metabolic Expenditures of Lunge Feeding Rorquals Across Scale: Implications for the Evolution of Filter Feeding and the Limits to Maximum Body Size", in the online journal PLoS ONE (2012) 7, issue 9, e44854 (Open access:http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0044854 )
Dr. Peter Martens published a book, titled Origen and Scripture: The Contours of the Exegetical Life. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.
And two articles: "Origen Against History? Reconsidering the Critique of Allegory." Modern Theology 28 (2012): 635-656.
"On the Confusion of Tongues and Origen's Allegory of the Dispersion of Nations." Studia Philonica Annual 24 (2011): 111-131.
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January 9, 2012
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