Monday, October 15, 2012
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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.
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 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.
Monday, October 15
Faculty Council Core Curriculum Committee Meeting
11:00 a.m. - 12 noon
Verhaegen 301 Conference Room
Monday, October 15
Faculty Council Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Meeting
1 - 2 p.m.
Verhaegen 301 Conference Room
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, October 18
Chairs and Program Directors Meeting
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Beracha Hall, Room 121 (3721 Laclede Avenue)
Friday, October 19 (opening reception) through November 9
Saint Louis University Studio Art Professor Ted Wood will exhibit his paintings at the Fine Arts Gallery of Fontbonne University.
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Fine Arts Gallery of Fontbonne University
(Use the parking lot entrance near Wydown on Big Bend to access the building.)
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
Wednesday, October 31
Sociology and Criminal Justice Brown Bag Presentation:
"Documenting Genocide in Iraq"
Michael K. Trimble, an archaeologist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (left) and Gregory W. Kehoe, an American lawyer working with the Iraqi tribunal investigating abuses by Saddam Hussein and others, at a mass grave near Hatra, in northern Iraq.
Dr. Trimble is Chief of the Curation and Archives Analysis Branch within the Engineering and Construction Division of the U.S. Army Engineer District, St. Louis.
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
McGannon Hall, Room 260
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.
November 9, 10, and 16, 17, 18
RADIUM GIRLS by D. W. Gregory
In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie, an international celebrity, and luminous watches were the latest rage until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, this fast-moving, highly theatrical ensemble piece offers a wry, unflinching look at the peculiarly American obsessions with health, wealth, and the commercialization of science. A harrowing account of our collective capacity for denial juxtaposed with our individual capacity for courage.
Fridays and Saturdays: 8:00 p.m.
Sunday Matinee: 2:00 p.m.
For more information call the Theatre Box Office at 977-3327.
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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.
Persuasive Politics 2012:
Presidential Campaign Memorabilia
The Saint Louis University Museum of Art is pleased to present Persuasive Politics 2012: Presidential Campaign Memorabilia.
The exhibition opens on Friday, October 19, and continues through Saturday, December 22.
Centuries of presidential campaign memorabilia from the collection of Saint Louis University benefactors, the late U.I. "Chick" Harris and his wife, Cecelia are contained in this impressive, yet eclectic exhibition. A George Washington coat button; an "I Like Ike" cigarette pack; and a Votomatic voting machine (with butterfly ballots) used in the 2000 presidential election in Palm Beach, Florida, are among more than 700 campaign items ranging from the historic and stoic to the contemporary and whimsical.
In conjunction with this extensive collection of presidential campaign memorabilia, nationally renowned Saint Louis University faculty will host special presentations at the museum:
- Sunday, Oct. 21; 2 - 3 p.m.
"Presidential Debates: Have They Mattered in the Past? Will They Matter in 2012?"
Featuring Dr. Diana Carlin, noted presidential debate scholar, Professor of Communication, Associate Vice President for Graduate Education
- Sunday, Oct. 28; 2 - 3 p.m.
"The New Vice Presidency: A Political Institution Transformed"
A lecture by Dr. Joel Goldstein, Professor of Law and acclaimed vice presidential scholar
Both lectures are free-of-charge.
For more information, please visit http://sluma.slu.edu or call 314.977.2666.
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RUSSIAN AND EAST EUROPEAN STUDIES
Katherine Brooks, who graduated in 2010 with a major in Political Science and minor in Russian and East European Studies, earned an MA in Russian Studies from Columbia University in New York in May 2012 and now has a position with The Huffington Post. While a student here, she studied Russian in Siberia on a Critical Languages Scholarship.
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Dr. Daniel Warren, Assistant Professor of Biology, has been awarded $428,539.00 by the National Institute of of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIH-AREA) for his project, "Stable isotopic and metabolomic studies in a model of lactic acidosis tolerance." Dr. Warren's project will run from September 2012 through August 2015.
January 9, 2012
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