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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 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.
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.
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Ruth Groff, Ph.D., from the Political Science department and John Greco, Ph.D., from the Philosophy department, published a co-edited book, Powers and Capacities in Philosophy: The New Aristotelianism (Routledge, December 2012).
Christopher Witko, Ph.D., from the Political Science department (along with Peter Enns of Cornell University and Nate Kelly and Jana Morgan of the University of Tennessee), was awarded a $192,163 grant from the Russell Sage Foundation. The project, "Campaign Funding, Political Rhetoric, and the Public (Non)Response to Rising Inequality," is likely to have a major impact on our understanding of why the public has tolerated rising inequality over the last few decades.
There is good news all around regarding three of our recent modern-era graduates in the PhD program in DTS. John Wood has his revised SLU dissertation coming out with Oxford University Press this spring. It is a study of the ecclesiology of Dutch thinker, Abraham Kuyper. Oliver Herbel, who wrote on a SLU dissertation on conversion to Orthodoxy in North America, and George Faithful, who wrote on Basilea Schlink and the Ecumenical Sisterhood of Mary, have both been issued contracts during the last two months to publish their SLU dissertations, also with Oxford University Press. This would be good news if it were happening among our faculty. Yet it is all the more a positive sign as it is happening among our PhD graduates. In 2013-2014 DTS will be adding three new monographs to existing literature in the field of Historical Theology.
MODERN & CLASSICAL LANGUAGES
I am pleased to report that on Friday, two of our Russian majors, Michael Meyer (also Honors BS Biology and Int. Studies) and Daniel Pike (also Honors BS Biochemistry), were informed via email that they have been awarded fellowships to conduct research in Moscow for two + weeks this summer. Details will be forthcoming. The Program, titled Biotechnology and Russian: A Summer Science and Language Program for Undergraduates at Moscow State University, is sponsored by the George Washington University School of Medicine and was limited to five awardees.
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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.
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