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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
You can submit material for the College of Arts and Sciences Newsletter to: Jeremy Nagle 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.
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 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.
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:
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.
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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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