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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: 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.
"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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Women's Studies Mellon Grant Guest Speaker
Dr. Mary Margaret Fonow
"The Future of Graduate Education in Women & Gender Studies"
Monday, February 11th at 3pm in Xavier 332
Reception to follow the talk.
About Dr. Fonow:
Mary Margaret Fonow, Professor of Women and Gender Studies, was named founding Director of the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University in 2008. She is a past director of the Women's Studies Program, founder of a PhD program in Women's Studies, and a founding member of Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies, Metaphysics, and Science Studies (FEMMS), an interdisciplinary network of feminist scholars concerned about knowledge production.
Her lengthy publications include Beyond Methodology: Feminist Scholarship as Lived Research (1991); Union Women: Forging Feminism in the United Steelworkers of America (2003); Making Feminist Politics: Transnational Alliances between Women and Labor (2011); and Making Globalization Work for Women: Social Rights and Trade Union Leadership (2011). Fonow provides national leadership for the research training of doctoral students in the field of women and gender studies and is a member of the UNESCO Women and Gender Research Network.
Women's Studies Brown Bag Lunch Series:
Dr. Amber Knight
"Democratizing Disability: Feminist Insights on the Politics of Deliberative Inclusion"
When: Thursday, February 14th 12:30- 1:30 pm
Where: McGannon Hall, Rm 144
Everyone is welcome. Bring your lunches. Refreshments will be provided.
Hope to see you there!
About the talk:
This analysis offers a critical intervention into contemporary debates about deliberative democracy. Despite the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990, people with mental and physical disabilities continue to live at the margins of American democracy and capitalist society. This persistent exclusion poses a conundrum to political theorists committed to multiculturalism and deliberative inclusion. Drawing from the writings of feminist theorist Nancy Fraser, the article examines the necessary conditions for meaningful inclusion to be realized. Specifically, it employs Fraser's concept of "participatory parity" as a proxy for inclusion in order to strategize how to overcome informal barriers that persist even after disabled people are granted the legal right to participate.
Wednesday, February 20th: 9-4pm, McGannon 144
Women's Studies Writing Day
Behind on your papers? Need a day to write for those upcoming midterms? Join us for a day of writing! Drop in anytime -bring your laptops, paper & pens, notepads, books- & enjoy an environment of idea sharing/writing. We'll provide coffee, tea & snacks all day.
Faculty & Students welcome!
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org about it.
Women's Studies Advisory Board Meetings
The meeting is open to anyone who is interested in Women's Studies and the programs' governance.
Spring Semester Dates:
Monday, February 25th, 10-11:30am
Monday, March 25th, 10-11:30am
Monday, April 29th, 10-11:30am
All Located in MCG 144
Come & support the SLU Women's Basketball team!
AND Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Title IX!
This is a women's studies group event. The hope is to have a large group of us there wearing feminist or women's studies t-shirts (and maybe supportive signs) to encourage the SLU Women's Basketball team at their home game against Dayton.
When: Thursday, February 28th @ 7pm
*** We'll be meeting by the SLU Bilikin by Chaifetz at 6:30******
Where: Chaifetz Arena
Who: SLU vs Dayton
Everyone is welcome.
Students get in FREE
Adults- $4 general admission
The Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning announces the next call to teach in the Learning Studio, an experimental, technology-rich classroom located in room 213 of Des Peres Hall. The deadline for applications is Monday, Feb. 25. For a comprehensive overview about the Innovative Teaching Fellowship program and application materials, visit the CTTL website.
Current, full-time SLU teaching faculty interested in developing innovative instructional approaches that effectively optimize the use of the features and technologies in the Learning Studio are invited to apply for an Innovative Teaching Fellowship.
A required pre-submission consultation with the instructional design staff of the Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning is needed before faculty members apply for the fellowship; faculty who are considering applying for the fellowship are also strongly encouraged to attend one of the following open forums scheduled for previewing the Learning Studio. All forums take place in room 213 of Des Peres Hall, and no registration is required. Scheduled forum dates and times are:
- Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 1-2 pm
- Monday, Feb. 11 from 4-5 pm
- Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 1-2 pm
The fellowship includes funding for a one-semester and one-course reduction in teaching load to allow the recipient time to redesign an existing course or to design a new course to be taught in the Learning Studio in the semester immediately following the course release. Priority consideration is given to applications that contain creative ideas for using and assessing the Learning Studio space and technologies to support student learning and to those who have not previously received the fellowship.
Applications for the Spring 2014 fellowships should be emailed to Michaella Thornton at email@example.com or turned in to room 209-C in Des Peres Hall no later
than 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25. Successful applicants will be notified by Monday, March 4.
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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Judith Gibbons, Professor of Psychology, recently co-authored a chapter in a book. Traditional dress in Kuwaitiadolescents' drawings: Relation to social attitudes. In B. Hewlett (Ed.) Adolescent identity, risk and change: Evolutionary, developmental and cultural perspectives (pp. 222-245). New York, NY:Taylor & Francis/Routledge.
Mark Edward Ruff, Associate Professor of History, presented a paper, "Network Formation and Historical Forays into the Roman Catholic Past under National Socialism: The Creation of the Kommission für Zeitgeschichte, 1955 - 1962," at the annual meeting of the American Society for Church History, which was held on New Orleans on January 3. 2013.
MODERN AND CLASSICAL LANGUAGES
Claude Pavur, S.J., Associate Professor of Classics in the department of Modern and Classical Languages, has published glosses for all the adjectival phrases in Horace's Odes (Easy on the Odes: A Latin Phrase-Book for the Odes of Horace). It is available at the Latin Teaching Materials Website and on academia.edu. A talk given by Fr. Pavur at Gonzaga in September of 2011, "Defining Jesuit Education," has been revised and published online at academia.edu (http://www.academia.edu/2351305/_Defining_Jesuit_Education_).
Dr. Evelyn Meyer, Associate Professor of German in the department of Modern and Classical Languages, presented on parts of her ongoing research at the Zentrum für Mittelalterstudien at the Otto-Friedrich-Universität-Bamberg. The presentation was called: "Schwankende Schönheit: Eine religiöse Umakzentuierung Sigunes, Kundries und Repanses in den Text-Bild Gestaltungen in Wolframs von Eschenbach Parzival." December 17, 2012.
Dr. Kathleen Llewellyn, Associate Professor of French in the department of Modern and Classical Languages, has published an article, "Equal Opportunity Vengeance in the Heptaméron of Marguerite de Navarre," in Crime and Punishment in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age: Mental-Historical Investigations of Basic Human Problems and Social Responses. Eds. Albrecht Classen and Connie Scarborough. Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter, 2012. 415-35.
Dr. Yelena Belyaeva-Stranden, Associate Professor of Russian in the department of Modern and Classical Languages, presented a paper "Miracle-working icons of the Mother of God in Russian Orthodoxy" on January 4th at the 2013 Annual conference of the American Association of East European Languages in Boston.
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
The ESL Program is pleased to share the following news:
Dr. Larry Schmidt and Dr. Diana Pascoe will be presenting at the ACS Athens: Learning Differences Conference, April 18 - 20, as institute leaders and workshop presenters.
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EXTERNAL FUNDING, RESEARCH PRODUCTIVITY
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.
January 14, 2013
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