Monday, October 8, 2012
From the College
In the University
Faculty Publications, Presentations, Awards
Department Community Events
Community Outreach, Partnerships, Media Events
External Funding, Research Productivity
College of Arts and Sciences Faculty and Staff Appreciation Breakfast
Dean Barber invites you to attend the College's Faculty and Staff Appreciation Breakfast in your honor and in recognizing
your important contributions to the College.
Dean Barber asks that you briefly introduce your new faculty and staff at the breakfast.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
DuBourg Hall Refectory 157
If you haven't emailed an RSVP yet, please do. Email your RSVP to Linda Thien, firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013 Arts & Sciences Excellence Awards
Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Awards
Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring Award
Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award
Excellence in Graduate Mentoring Award
Excellence in Adjunct Teaching Award
Arts and Sciences Staff Excellence Award
Faculty from the College of Arts & Sciences as well as undergraduates with majors in the College and graduate students pursuing an advanced degree are encouraged to submit nominations for the College's Annual Excellence Awards. One full-time professor in each of the College divisions (humanities, sciences, social sciences) will be chosen for an Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award. An Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring Award will be given to one full-time faculty member from the College.
An Excellence in Graduate Teaching and an Excellence in Graduate Mentoring will be awarded to a faculty member in Graduate Education. An Excellence in Adjunct Teaching Award and an Arts and Sciences Staff Excellence Award are also being offered this year. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to submit nominations for the Staff Excellence Award.
Access your nomination forms here and submit your nomination by dropping it off in Verhaegen Hall, Room 321, or send it by email to email@example.com
Deadline to submit nominations: Wednesday, December 19, 2012.
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
Lilly Graduate Fellows Program
The Lilly Fellows Program is offering 16 fellowships of $3000 per year for three years for those considering a career teaching at religiously-affiliated colleges and universities. Those selected will comprise a cohort that will attend four national conferences over three years at Lilly's expense. Lilly Graduate Fellows and their mentors will also participate in a distance colloquium that involves group readings and discussions over the course of the three year program. This colloquium requires an average time commitment of 2-3 hours per week. The students in the current two cohorts have given the program extremely high praise, citing not only the enriching discussions in the biweekly colloquium but also the emotional and spiritual support that their mentors and fellow students have offered in withstanding the rigors of graduate school This fellowship is available to those who plan to enroll in a Ph.D., M.F.A. or Th.D. program in the fall of 2013 in any of the following disciplines: art; art history; creative writing; history; interdisciplinary studies; languages and literatures; music; music history; philosophy; religion; rhetoric; theater history; and theater arts. Applicants must have received a B.A. from SLU no earlier than April, 2008 and no later than June, 2013.
Saint Louis University will nominate three students by November 15 and is looking actively to solicit nominations. If you know of students planning to enter a Ph.D. program in the humanities in the fall of 2012, could you please contact them directly to inform them of this program or urge them to contact Mark Edward Ruff in the Department of History at firstname.lastname@example.org. The student will need to send a one page letter of interest by November 12 to Dr. Ruff.
You can find additional information on the program at: http://www.lillyfellows.org/GraduateFellowsProgram.aspx.
For more information, you can contact the Lilly Fellows program at Valparaiso University directly via e-mail (email@example.com) or call 219-464-5317.
Third Annual Newman Convocation
On Thursday, October 11th at 7:00 p.m. in the College Church the 3rd annual Newman Convocation will take place. This year it celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Opening of Second Vatican Council. This Convocation, sponsored by Saint Louis University, involves the participation of the four theology faculties in the St. Louis area: Aquinas Institute, Fontbonne University, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, Department of Theological Studies as well as the Department of Mission and Ministry.
The featured speaker will be Catherine Vincie, RSHM of Aquinas Institute. She will speak on the first document to emerge from the council: The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy. Respondents will be Associate Professor Daniel Finucane of the Saint Louis University Department of Theological Studies and Fr. Jason Schumer of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary.
Archbishop Robert Carlson of St. Louis will preside.
All are invited. Faculty who wish to participate in the introductory academic procession are requested to wear their academic garment and meet in the lower College Church fifteen minutes prior to the opening of the convocation.
For further information on this event, see http://www.slu.edu/x68017.xml
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.
Through December 1 (see specific dates below)
Department of Fine and Performing Arts:
Saint Louis University Faculty Exhibition
Boileau Hall, 38 Vandeventer (westernmost end of West Pine Mall)
Convenient parking in front of the building
Gallery open on the following dates from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Other times are available through appointment by calling Rick Dunn, 977-3105.
October 13, 19, 26, 27;
November 2, 10, 16, 17
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.
Through 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.
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, Saturday (8 p.m.) and Sunday (2 p.m.)
October 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.
For more information call the Theatre Box Office at 977-3327.
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
Thursday, October 25
Saint Louis University School of Law: Law School Admissions Program
Busch Student Center, Room 351
Thursday, October 25
Saint Louis University School of Law: Midwest Association of Pre-Law Advisors Law School Caravan
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Busch Student Center Wool Ballrooms
Speak with Law School Admissions counselors from law schools across the country! We have 99 schools coming on campus. This event is open to all students.
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.
Monday, October 29
Women's Studies Advisory Board Meeting
12 noon - 1 p.m.
McGannon Conference Room 144
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.
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.
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Dr. Vincent Casaregola, Professor of English, presented "Orality, Literacy, and Western Mythology in John Ford's The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" at the bi-annual Film and History Conference, September 27-30, Milwaukee.
MODERN AND CLASSICAL LANGUAGES
Dr. Claudia Karagoz, Assistant Professor of Italian, has published an article, "Assumed Identities: Transgression and Desire in Donatella Maiorca's Cinema," in Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies, 1:1, 2013 [published September 2012]. 39-53.
An abstract of the article is available at: http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-issue,id=2280/
Dr. Elizabeth Blake, a member of the Russian faculty, has published a book titled, Dostoevsky and the Underground, as part of Northwestern University Press's Studies in Russian Literature and Theory series. Interested parties may also read about the Mellon Slavic Studies Initiative at: http://www.mellonslavicstudies.org.
Angelyn Dries, OSF published a chapter titled, "Religion and Missions," in Stephen J. Stein, ed., Cambridge History of Religion in the Americas, Vol. III. NY: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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January 9, 2012
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