Monday, October 29, 2012
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RETIREMENT FROM SLU
I wanted to take this opportunity, since I send out the weekly Newsletter, 8 )
to announce my retirement after 24 years at SLU on November 30, 2012.
I couldn't leave without saying "thank you" for the memories so many of us have shared over the years - working on projects like new faculty furniture, Newsletter requests, and events - especially gathering the documentation for the A&S Excellence Awards and Precommencement.
Many of you have been loyal and appreciated readers and marshals throughout 19 years of Precommencements with me!
Thinking of the years, it seems surreal to be leaving, but I'm looking forward to the freedom and time to devote to new "projects" and mostly having more time with my husband, Denis, my four kids who are graduates of SLU, and my nine grandchildren, soon to be ten!
I leave with very fond memories and have enjoyed knowing you and our time together - working, talking about our families, or just laughing!
God's blessings on each of you; I won't forget you and hope you sometimes miss my "nagging" reminder emails!
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.
IN TOUCH WITH THE ARTISTS FROM WILDWOOD PRESS
Please join us for a special gallery talk, featuring our current exhibit, Mark Making: Prints from Wildwood Press, in which artists present their insights into their creative process of printmaking.
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 5:30 - 7 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.)
Mary Judge, maryjudge.com
The gallery talk will offer an informal environment, allowing each artist to share information about her artworks, including her inspiration and the rich, collaborative exchange between artist and printer. Maryanne Ellison Simmons, master printmaker and founder of Wildwood Press, will be also be in-gallery for the talk.
Following the gallery tour and discussion, each artist will share a selection of her non-displayed work for viewing and discussion.
Mark Making: Prints from Wildwood Press continues through November 30.
More about the artist:
Mary Judge lives and works in both New York City and St Louis. At its core, Judge's art can be viewed as an image of an image of time. This subtle but distinct splitting, whether consciously intended or not, would seem to account for its singular urgency. The humanist ideal that originated with the Renaissance is such a manifestly irreducible component of her aesthetic bloodline that it all but insists upon acknowledgment if she is to maintain the integrity of her work and assert the totality of her thinking.
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.
November 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.
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 Chef of the Curation and Archives
Analysis Branch within the Engineering and Construction Division of the U.S. Army Engineer District, St. Louis.
4 - 5:30 p.m.
McGannon Hall 260
Wednesday, October 31
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Central Time
and a radio interview on the Judith Regan Show: Halloween Special on SiriusXM radio
6:45 - 7 p.m. Central Time
Department of Political Science: Drs. Kenneth Warren and Jason Windett
Presentation on what to expect on election day.
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.
Thursday, November 8
Pere Marquette Gallery
Friday, November 9
Dr. Nadia Brown: "Black Women's Pathways to the Statehouse: The Impact of Race/Gender Identities."
Research on women's underrepresentation in elective office often centers on White women's initial decision to run for office (Lawless and Fox 2005, 2010). Thus there is a critical void in this research by failing to analyze Black women state legislators' decision to run for office. It is important to examine the influence of race/gender identities of successful African American women state legislators on their first election to the statehouse This essay provides a case study of Black women Maryland state legislators to present an overview how their race/gender identity influences the experiences and barriers that they faced in their initial quest for legislative office.
McGannon 144 Conference Room
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.
Thursday, November 15
Chairs/Program Directors Meeting
Pere Marquette Gallery
Monday, November 19
Dr. Cindy Ott: Pumpkin: The Curious History of an American Icon, book talk and reading at Left Bank Books (Central West End)
For more information: http://www.left-bank.com/event/cindy-ott-pumpkin
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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.
2012 James H. Korn Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award
The Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning invites you to the 2012 James H. Korn Scholarship of Teaching and Learning award reception, honoring this year's recipient, Dr. Kara McBride (Modern and Classical Languages). The reception will be held on Monday, November 5th from 3-4:30 in the Pere Marquette Gallery, DuBourg Hall.
One of the goals of the Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning is to promote faculty inquiry and scholarly research on teaching and learning. In 2006, the Center established the James H. Korn Award for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in recognition of Psychology Professor Emeritus, Jim Korn's, many contributions to research on teaching and learning. The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) involves asking questions about student learning and teaching activities; answering those questions by assessing student learning and effectiveness of teaching strategies; and publicly sharing results of this inquiry in a setting that invites peer review.
We hope you will join us in celebrating Dr. McBride's work, and that of all our scholars of teaching and learning across the university. Registration is requested.
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 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.For more information, please visit http://sluma.slu.edu or call 314.977.2666.
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Dr. Cynthia Ott is the author of Pumpkin: The Curious History of an American Icon, which has just been published by the University of Washington Press in its Weyerhauser Environmental History Series.
MODERN AND CLASSICAL LANGUAGES
Dr. Oscar López delivered "Apocalipsur: imaginarios narcotizados, ex-céntricos y expatriados en el lugar original" at the 62 Midwest Association for Latin American Studies (Malas) Conference, in Louisville, Kentucky (October 18-20, 2012).
Brother William Rehg, SJ, has published the article "The Social Authority of Paradigms as Group Commitments: Rehabilitating Kuhn with Recent Social Philosophy." Topoi, special issue on Thomas Kuhn. Online First, October 19, 2012. DOI 10.1007/s11245-012-9138-7.
Brother Rehg published "Selinger and Contested Expertise: The Recognition Problem." Philosophy and Technology, Online First, Sept. 11, 2012. DOI 10.1007/s13347-012-0088-1.
Founded in 1780, the American Academy is one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious learned societies, and an independent research center that draws from its members' expertise to conduct studies in science and technology policy, global security, the humanities and culture, social policy, and education. "Induction recognizes the achievement and vitality of today's most accomplished individuals who together with the Academy will work to advance the greater good," said Academy President Leslie Berlowitz. "These distinguished men and women are making significant strides in their quest to find solutions to the most pressing scientific, humanistic, and policy challenges of the day."
Participants in the ceremony included: Yale University historian David Blight; actor Daniel Day-Lewis; American baritone Thomas Hampson; Supreme Court advocate Maureen Mahoney; University of Wisconsin biologist Margaret McFall-Ngai; business leader and philanthropist Penny Pritzker; and Cornell University mathematician Steven Strogatz. New members who attended the Induction include, in the humanities and the arts: writers Thomas Mallon and Scott Russell Sanders; poet Gerald Stern; illustrator Jerry Pinkney; and choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. In the sciences: Stanford university physicist Philip Bucksbaum; University of Oregon volcanologist Katharine Cashman; Princeton University astrophysicist David Spergel; cancer researchers Tyler Jacks of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Brian Druker of Oregon Health and Science University; and Yale University geneticist Richard Lifton. In the social sciences: Gallup Senior Scientist Edward Diener; University of Chicago economist Luigi Zingales; Northwestern University law professor Shari Diamond; and Harvard Graduate School of Education Dean Kathleen McCartney. In public affairs, civic leadership, philanthropy and business: former Tennessee Governor Philip Bredesen; former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry; journalist Judy Woodruff; philanthropist Sanford Weill; and corporate leaders Kenneth Frazier (Merck & Company), Jeffrey Immelt (General Electric Company), and Edmund Kelly (Liberty Mutual). College and university presidents include: Carolyn "Biddy" Martin (Amherst College); Michael McRobbie (Indiana University); David Oxtoby (Pomona College); and L. Rafael Reif (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).
An alphabetical list of the new Academy members is located at: http://www.amacad.org/news/alphalist2012.pdf. The new class listed by discipline is located at: http://www.amacad.org/news/classlist2012.pdf.
Since its founding by John Adams, James Bowdoin, John Hancock, and other scholar-patriots, the American Academy has elected leading "thinkers and doers" from each generation. The current membership includes more than 300 Nobel laureates, some 100 Pulitzer Prize winners, and many of the world's most celebrated artists and performers.
Dr. Judith Gibbons presented a talk in Brasilia, Brazil, "Publishing in International Journals" to faculty and graduate students from two
universities there, UniCEUB (University Center of Brasilia) and the University of Brasilia (UnB).
Dr. Scott Harris co-edited the book Making Sense of Social Problems: New Images, New Issues.
Dr. James Ginther, Director of the Center for Digital Theology, was invited as act as a consultant on two projects. In September, Dr Ginther travelled to the University of Oregon to consult with the Open Petrarch Project. This research project will be using T-PEN (www.t-pen.org) as their transcription tool (which was developed here at SLU) for a focused ACLS-funded project. In early October, Dr Ginther attended a worksprint at the University of Oklahoma for the Digital Latin Library (a Mellon-funded project coming out of the American Philological Society). Dr Ginther participated in developing data models and user profiles for this digital humanities project. This worksprint laid the groundwork for future software dvelopment, which will likely include contributions from the staff of the Center for Digital Theology.
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The Center for Digital Theology is pleased to announce that it has been subcontracted by St John's University for a 16-month project. Working with St John's Hill Manuscript and Museum Library (HMML), the Center will build a suite of web-based applications that will support online learning for Latin, Greek and Syriac Paleography as well as collaborative research in manuscript studies and text editing. The $293,000 contract will fund two full time developers who will work with Dr. James Ginther, the Center's Director, to design and test the software. The Center's team will also collaborate with Dr Abigail Firey, PhD, and her team at the University of Kentucky.
January 9, 2012
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