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2013 Sam and Marilyn Fox Atlas Week Program
Advocacy in a Globalized World: From the Classroom to the Frontline
April 8 - 12, 2013
The Atlas Planning Committee is accepting submissions for the 2013 Atlas Program. The Thirteenth Annual Atlas Week program, "Advocacy in a Globalized World: From the Classroom to the Frontline", will be held the week of April 8 - 12th. The final deadline to submit events is February 8, 2013. To submit an event, please visit: 2013 Atlas Event Submission Form
We welcome and encourage all faculty, staff, and students to participate in the program and share their international knowledge, scholarship, and service with the wider university community. Past events have included special lectures, roundtable discussions, open classes, international films, cultural performances, and special exhibits.
One of the main goals of the Atlas Program is to increase awareness of the global issues that confront us today in an effort not only to promote discussion, but also to inspire and inform action. It focuses on what we as global citizens can do to contribute to a better life for all people now and in the future. The Atlas Program is unique in that for one week of the year, it brings together members of the University community to focus on the global challenges that confront us in the 21st century.
The Atlas Planning Committee is pleased to announce that John Prendergast will deliver the keynote address at the Atlas Week Signature Symposium on Thursday, April 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the Wool Ballrooms of the Busch Student Center. He will serve as a visiting peace practioner for two days at SLU (April 10th and 11th) and participate in several other organized events.
John Prendergast is a human rights activist and best-selling author who has worked for peace in Africa for over 25 years. He is the co-founder of the Enough Project, an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity affiliated with the Center for American Progress. During the Clinton administration, John was involved in a number of peace processes in Africa while he was the Director of African Affairs at the National Security Council and Special Advisor to Susan Rice at the Department of State. John has also worked for two members of Congress, UNICEF, Human Rights Watch, the International Crisis Group, and the U.S. Institute of Peace. He has been a Big Brother for over 25 years, as well as a youth counselor and a basketball coach.
John is the author or co-author of ten books. His newest book, Unlikely Brothers, released in May 2011, is a dual memoir co-authored with his first little brother in the Big Brother program. His previous two books were co-authored with Don Cheadle: Not On Our Watch, a New York Times bestseller and NAACP non-fiction book of the year, and The Enough Moment: Fighting to End Africa's Worst Human Rights Crimes , which focuses on building a popular movement against genocide and other human rights crimes..
Under the Enough Project umbrella, John has helped create a number of initiatives and campaigns. With George Clooney, he helped launch the Satellite Sentinel Project, which aims to prevent conflict and hum an rights abuses through satellite imagery. With Tracy McGrady and other NBA stars, John co-founded the Darfur Dream Team Sister Schools Program to fund schools in Darfurian refugee camps and create partnerships with schools in the United States. He helped launch two campaigns under Enough: the Raise Hope for Congo Campaign, highlighting the issue of conflict minerals that fuel the war there, and Sudan Now, focused on bringing peace to that embattled country. John is a board member and serves as Strategic Advisor to Not On Our Watch, the organization founded by George Clooney, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, and Brad Pitt.Atlas Week will open with an Interfaith Prayer Service on Monday, April 8th in St. Francis Xavier College Church. The program will conclude on Friday, April 12th with the Parade of Nations and the Billiken World Festival. For more information or to get involved in the planning process, please contact Michelle Lorenzini at email@example.com
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The Islamic Interfaith Dialogue lunch meetings will be held at Aquinas Institute of Theology, 23 South Spring, from 12:10 to 1:30 p.m. in room 215 on the following Wednesdays: January 23, January 30, February 6, February 13, February 20, February 27, and March 6. At these meetings, a group of Jews, Christians, and Muslims study the Qur'an and the Bible together. Everyone is welcome.
Showing and discussion of the film "Before the Killing Begins: The Politics of Mass Violence" will be at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 27, in the theater at the St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, 12 Millstone Campus Drive. Professor Ronald Glossop, a member of the Unitarian-Universalist Church and chair of Citizens for Global Solutions, will lead the discussion.
The 30th Annual Aquinas Lecture will be held on Sunday, January 27, at 3 p.m. in the St. Francis Xavier Church Ballroom (Grand and Lindell). The lecture "Toward the True and Holy: Catholic Engagement with Islam Today" will be presented by Dr. Sandra Keating of Providence College in Rhode Island. Dr. Ghazala Hayat, professor at Saint Louis University's Medical School, will give a Muslim response.
On Thursday, January 31, from 6 to 8 p.m., Diversity Awareness Partnership will present "Celebration: Interfaith Holidays, Misconceptions & Sharing Resources," at Central Reform Congregation, 5020 Waterman at Kingshighway. Forum panelists will include Bridget Flood of Incarnate Word Foundation, Rabbi Brigitte Rosenberg of United Hebrew Congregation, Jack Sisk of the Living Insights Center, and Imam Asif Umar of the Islamic Foundation. For more information and to RSVP, call 314-246-3142 or email Claire Droste at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Sacred Sounds: Singing Bowls Meditation" will be presented by Jack Sisk at the Living Insights Center, 6361 Clayton Road, on Monday, February 18, at 7 p.m. Since space is limited, please RSVP to Leslie Heberlie of Interfaith Partnership at email@example.com.
Tim Townsend, religion writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, will speak on Tuesday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m., in the chapel at Eden Seminary, 475 East Lockwood in Webster Groves.
The annual Yom HaShoah commemoration (Holocaust Remembrance Day) will be held at B'nai Amoona Synagogue, 324 S. Mason Road, on Sunday, April 7, at 4:00 p.m.
The 53rd meeting of St. Louis' Dialogue Group of the World's Religions and Philosophies will be held on Wednesday, April 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Wool Ballroom of the Busch Student Center (northeast corner of Grand and Laclede) at Saint Louis University. Representatives of different religions will discuss their views of God. Parking is available in the large parking garage on Laclede, just west of Grand.
Aquinas Institute of Theology's program "Where Faith Meets Life" will be held on Tuesday, May 14, at the Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel, 7730 Bonhomme, in Clayton. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program begins at noon. This program is a conversation with Sister Carla Mae Streeter, O.P. and Michael Tsichlis about the relationship of the Catholic Church and the Greek Orthodox Church. Cost for the program and lunch is $23. Register by calling Diane Henderson at 314-256-8856.
A tour of the Hindu Temple, 725 Weidman Road, will be led by Jack Sisk on Wednesday, June 12, at 7 p.m. RSVP to Leslie Heberlie of Interfaith Partnership at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, January 25. 12pm. McGannon 144. Dr. Jason Windett, Department of Political Science, will present research titled "Preemptive Masculinity? The Strategic behavior of Women in U.S. Congress."
Missing from nearly every analysis on women's legislative agendas is an expectation of diversity in female legislator's agendas. Women cannot merely focus on women's issues when in Congress. A single-issue agenda would not be a feasible course of action, as women in the House of Representatives must face the threat of a challenger every two years. As Palmer and Simon (2008) show, female incumbents face a much more difficult path to re-election compared to male incumbents. Seats that are held by women have increased competition in their opponents primary, as well as the general election. In order to remain competitive in these elections, female legislators cannot narrowly focus their legislative agendas to "women's issues" or they risk backlash from the electorate.
Following the logic of Mayhew, we expect women to diversify their legislative agendas in order to ensure re-election and combat gender stereotypes. As previously noted, women will need to diversify their legislative portfolios in order to appeal to the electoral at a much greater level and perceived policy agenda than on women's issues alone. As Mayhew (1974, 132) notes that "in a large class of legislative undertakings, the electoral payment is for positions rather than for effects." This argument applied to women's legislative agendas would show that women will diversify their sponsorship behavior for the electoral benefit of being able to campaign on a multitude of issues, including masculine issues, in the next election cycle. Women may not always be able to campaign on feminine or women's issues alone, and will often times rely on more masculine issue priorities to combat gender stereotypes in the electorate. Diversifying their legislative agenda and sponsorship behavior is one way to insulate themselves from campaign criticisms.
Friday, February 22nd. 12pm. McGannon 144. Amber Knight, Department of Political Science will present her research titled "Disability as Vulnerability: Redistributing Precariousness in Egalitarian Ways."
This analysis examines how political appeals to a shared human vulnerability could potentially deconstruct the able/disabled binary that continues to exist in the case of disability. The notion of vulnerability is important because it moves us beyond thinking about disability as a discrimination issue, and approaches it as a shared matter of political planning and public welfare. To begin, I adjudicate between competing conceptions of vulnerability and its relationship to politics, focusing on the writings of Alasdair MacIntyre, Michael Sandel, and Judith Butler. Drawing from all authors while emphasizing Butler's politicized version of vulnerability, I make the case for how disability scholars and activists should shift political efforts from a narrow focus on identity politics to a more encompassing vision of coalition politics, while also making the case for the state to provide adequate social rights for all citizens.
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Office of Research Development and Services (ORDS) Announces 2013 Competition for Internal Grant Programs
Applications are now available for two internal grant programs designed to support faculty research and scholarly activity. The deadline for both the Beaumont Faculty Development Fund and the Summer Research Award in the Humanities is 5 p.m., Friday, February 15, 2013.
The objectives of both programs are:
- to support pilot research and concept development prior to the submission of proposals to external funding sources;
- to assist faculty in developing skills and competencies to pursue research and external support; and
- to support faculty in the pursuit of scholarly activity, including course and curriculum development.
The Beaumont Faculty Development Fund (BFDF) was established at Saint Louis University in 1976 with initial endowed support from the Beaumont Foundation. Grants of up to $5,000 are available for year-long projects. Funds can be used to support the purchase of research supplies, minor equipment, and student labor, and travel to collections, all of which must be directly related to the project and not considered a normal departmental expense.
The Summer Research Award in the Humanities is designated for projects that fall broadly into the realm of the humanities, and can be completed between July 1 and September 30. In addition to the above, the SRA provides a stipend and fringe benefits for the investigator. Support is also available for a student stipend of $1,000 and three credits of tuition to be used during the summer session only.
Both programs are administered by the Office of Research Development and Services in the Division of Research Administration. Applications are available on the ORDS website: http://www.slu.edu/x24310.xml. To be eligible for consideration, applications must be submitted the guidelines by 5 p.m., Friday, February 15, 2013.
If you have questions about either of these programs, please contact ORDS at 977-7742.
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AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES
Karla Scott, Ph.D., Director of African American Studies and associate professor of communication and SLU alumna, was one of seven people honored at a memorial tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King on Friday, January 11, 2013. The awards honored a broad away of civic, educational, political, and academic leaders in the St. Louis community. The featured speaker, Xernona Clayton, marched and worked with Dr. King during the Civil Rights era. Dr. Scott is the first recipient of the Donald Brennan Humanitarian Award for her scholarly work and promoting inclusion at Saint Louis University by co-chairing the Diversity Council. The award was named for Donald Brennan, Ph.D., former dean of the University's College of Arts and Sciences and Graduate School, who passed away November 2011.
MODERN AND CLASSICAL LANGUAGES
On December 17, 2012 Evelyn Meyer gave an invited lecture in an interdisciplinary series of scholarly presentations at the Zentrum für Mittelalterstudien (Center for Medieval Studies) at the Otto-Friedrich-Universität-Bamberg, Germany. She presented on parts of her ongoing sabbatical research. The presentation was entitled:
"Schwankende Schönheit: Eine religiöse Umakzentuierung Sigunes, Kundries und Repanses in den Text-Bild Gestaltungen in Wolframs von Eschenbach Parzival."
Michal Jan Rozbicki has won the 2012 Best Essay in Intellectual History prize, co-sponsored by the Historical Society and the Jack Miller Center for Teaching America's Founding Principles and History, for his article "Rethinking the American Revolution: Politics and the Symbolic Foundations of Reality" in Historically Speaking (Johns Hopkins University Press). It carries a $1000 award and was presented during a reception at the 2013 American Historical Association conference in New Orleans.
James Hitchcock published History of the Catholic Church: From the Apostolic Age to the Third Millennium (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2013)
Luke Ritter received a fellowship from the Filson Society for research on class identity, religious conviction (and bias), ethnic tension, and citizenship in anti-Catholic activism in Milwaukee, Louisville and Cincinnati.
FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS
Nancy Bell, Assistant Professor of Theatre, Department of Fine and Performing Arts received two nominations for St. Louis Theatre Circle Awards. For her work onstage, she was nominated as Best Actor in a Drama in Clybourne Park at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. As a playwright, her play, The New World, which was produced by the Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, was nominated as Best Original Play. Winners will be announced in March.
Elsewhere, a play she co-wrote with Peter Grandbois entitled The Call was selected to be produced as part of the Theatre Roulette Festival in Columbus, Ohio.
This month, she will be appearing onstage in Edward Albee's The Goat or Who is Sylvia at the St. Louis Actor's Studio.
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EXTERNAL FUNDING, RESEARCH PRODUCTIVITY
Two CAS Assistant Professors win NSF CAREER Awards
Dan Warren (Biology) and Ryan McCulla (Chemistry) both won prestigious awards under the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program of the National Science Foundation in the most recent round of funding. These awards are aimed at pre-tenured early-career scientists who submit proposals that effectively integrate research and education at their institutions. The awards support the awardee's research and development for a period of five years and are intended to demonstrate the importance of integrating research and education.
January 14, 2013
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