Monday, February 25, 2013
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The Grueber Awards for Globalization at Saint Louis University are
awarded annually by the Center for International Studies to members
of the SLU community who share in the innovative and daring spirit of
Johann Grueber, SJ, in advancing the international and global mission
of Saint Louis University. There are four Grueber Awardees for 2013:
Michel D. Barber, Ph.D., SJ, Professor of Philosophy and Dean of the
College of Arts and Sciences
Thomas J. Finan, Ph.D., FSA, Assistant Professor, Department of History
and Associate Director, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Matthew Jones, International Studies and Political Science Major
- Meiqing July He, International Studies and French Major
Fine & Performing Arts
Pictures Above- Mukashi Mukashi puppets and costumes are courtesy of the Saint Louis University Costume Shop
Louise Hung, 2004 alum of Saint Louis University Theatre, has returned for a three week residency in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts to re-create a theatre piece she produced as part of her requirement for an MFA at UCLA. This residency has included working with costume shop manager and Associate Professor in Fine and Performing Arts, Lou Bird, to build the amazing puppets used in the show to tell classic Asian folk tales. She has also worked with students to teach them the handling of puppets in acting this piece. Also used in the production to tell the tales are traditional shadow puppets which are manipulated behind a screen to cast a silhouette.
Saint Louis University Theatre
Saint Louis University Theatre presents the Tony-Award winning musical, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Fridays and Saturdays, February 22,23 and March 1,2 at 8PM and Sunday, March 3, at 2PM. The theatre is located in Xavier Hall. Reservations are available by calling 977-3327. Tickets are $9 for faculty, staff, and their guests, and $7 for all students.
Music and Lyrics by William Finn, Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Fun. F-U-N. Fun. That's what this show's Tony Award winning creative team has created: A hilarious tale of overachiever angst chronicling the experience of six quirky, puberty-crazed outsiders vying for spelling bee glory. This hit musical about the unlikeliest of heroes teaches that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser.
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Dr. Ruth Groff of the Political Science department will present a
writing workshop on a modification of the Mumford Method for
academic writing. The workshop is Monday, February 25th, at noon,
in McGannon 144. Faculty and graduate students are welcome to attend.
Hear the Homily that Ended Racial Segregation at SLU
Preached Again in College Church
The Heithaus Haven cordially invites you to commemorate Fr.
Claude Heithaus, S.J., by joining us for a re-reading in St. Francis
Xavier College Church of his original 1944 homily condemning racial
segregation at SLU.
At 1:00pm on Wednesday, February 27, Dr. Jonathan Smith of the
African-American Studies Program will read the Heithaus homily in
College Church. The text of this famous sermon is available on the
website of the University News.
All are welcome to this event, which is co-sponsored by the
African-American Studies Program, Campus Ministry, the Department
of Public Policy Studies, and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.
The Heithaus Homily: 1pm, Wednesday, February 27, St. Francis Xavier College Church.
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 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.
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 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
Tuesday, February 26th - 12:30-1:30pm McGannon Hall, Room 218
African American Studies Brown Bag
"Ghosts of the Atlantic: Murder & Mayhem in the American Slaving Past"
By: Sowande' Mustakeem, Ph.D. (Washington University in St. Louis)
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 Billiken by Chaifetz at 6:30******
Where: Chaifetz Arena
Who: SLU vs Dayton
Everyone is welcome.
Students get in FREE
Adults- $4 general admission
The 2nd annual SLU Bridge Lecture - which centers the study
of Black womanhood in Black History and Women's History
Mont hs. Dr. Dierdre Cooper Owens will present her research
on Friday, March 1 at 1pm in the Sinquefield Room in DuBourg
Hall. Dr. Cooper Owen's talk "Defining Blackness and Inferiority:
An examination of Nineteenth-Century American Gynecology" will
broaden the current understandings of the role enslaved and poor
Irish-immigrant women as medical subjects played in groundbreaking
Fine & Performing Arts
Fine & Performing Arts
FRIDAY, March 1
"Invitational Exhibition" Opening Reception
This year's Saint Louis University Invitational Exhibition features six regional artists
working in a variety of media andexploring a diverse range of themes. The exhibition
includes prints by Sage Dawson, sculpture by Erica Iman andCarol Fleming Marks,
paintings by Anne Lindberg and David Linneweh, and weaving by Kelsey Viola
Click here for more information on the exhibits.
Mama Africa at the Missouri History Museum
There will be a roundtable discussion on the early life and art of South African singer and activist Miriam Makeba on 2 March at 3:00 pm, led by Dr. Nathan Grant, English, and editor of African American Review, and featuring SLU professors Dr. Stephen Casmier, English; Dr. Olubukola Gbadegesin, Fine and Performing Arts; Dr. George Ndege, History; Dr. Jonathan Smith, African American Studies; and from UMSL's Department of Political Science, Dr. Ruth Iyob. Following the discussion at 4:30 pm, there will be the screening of Mama Africa, a documentary on Makeba directed by pioneering Finnish filmmaker Mika Kaurismaki. Both events will take place at the Missouri History Museum, and all are invited to attend.
Fine and Performing Arts
Dr. Kathryn Rudy, Lecturer, School of Art History, University of St Andrews
will speak about 'Relics, Hospitals, and Health Care around 1500'
on Tues. Mar. 26, at 4 pm, in Boileau Hall, 38 N. Vandeventer Blvd., St. Louis,
MO 63108on the Frost Campus of Saint Louis University. Limited free parking is
available in front of the building.This lecture is sponsored by the Art History Program
of the Fine and Performing Arts Departmentand the Center for Medieval and Renaissance
Studies at Saint Louis University and by the Department of Art History and Archaeology at
Washington University in St. Louis.For more information, contact Dr. Cathleen Fleck, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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"Perspectives on Interculturality"
Conference sponsored by the Center for Intercultural Studies
Saint Louis University
February 28-March 1, 2013
The intercultural occurs in the space between two or more distinct cultures that encounter each other, an area where they negotiate reciprocal relationship. A better understanding of interactions between different human groups is a major challenge of our time. A half-century of critique of the concept of culture has made significant contributions, including foregrounding ethnocentrism as a source of research bias across disciplines; incorporating power into cultural studies; and expanding scholarship on cultures beyond ethno-linguistically defined groups. Likewise, study of processes that transcend group divisions--globalization, empire, neo-colonialism--has flourished. Meanwhile, understanding mechanisms of interactions between cultures has not kept pace. Intercultural studies are due for reflection and refinement. The conference brings together scholars of diverse disciplines to reflect on the current state of knowledge about these mechanisms, with the goal of assembling a theoretical and methodological toolbox for researching and understanding the intercultural.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Sessions meet in Pere Marquette Gallery, DuBourg Hall, Second Floor
12:00 p.m. Registration, Pere Marquette Gallery
1:00-1:15 Introduction and welcome
1:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. SESSION 1: Interculturality: Conceptual Issues
Chair: Monica Eppinger, Assistant Professor, School of Law, Saint Louis University
1. Michael D. Barber, S.J., Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Saint Louis University
Apperception, the Influence of Culture, and Interracial Humor
2. Paul V. Kollman, CSC, Associate Professor of Theology, Executive Director, Center for Social Concerns, University of Notre Dame
Intercultural Studies and Mobility Studies: some Tentative Theses
3.Teruyuki Tsuji, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Center for Intercultural Studies, Saint Louis University
"A Theoretical Proposal on Cultural Mixing, still a "Miracle Begging
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Coffee Break
3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. SESSION 2: Interculturality and Social Identity
Chair: Julia Lieberman, Professor, Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Saint Louis University
1. Judith Lynn Gibbons, Professor of Psychology, Saint Louis University
Brien K. Ashdown, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Yetilu de Baessa, Director, Department of Psychology, Universidad Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala
Interculturality among Ethnic Groups in Guatemala
2. Tracy Brown, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Central Michigan University
Fear of the Knotted cord: Pueblo-Spanish Relations after the 1680 Revolt
3. William P. Childers, Associate Professor, CUNY Graduate Center
Bienvenido, Mr. Inquisitor: The Inquisitorial Visit as Intercultural Laboratory
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Dinner for presenters and guests, Sinquefield State Room, DuBourg Hall, Fourth Floor 409
Keynote Address: Donal Carbaugh, Professor of Communication, Director of the Graduate Program, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Interculturality Gone Haywire: Invisible Misunderstandings in the News
Friday, March 1, 2013
Sessions meet in Pere Marquette Gallery, DuBourg Hall, Second Floor
8:00 a.m. Registration - Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. SESSION 3: A Global Stage for Interculturality
Chair: Hisako Matsuo, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Saint Louis University
1. Henrik Gert Larsen, CEO of Flügger, China and Asia Pacific. Adjunct Professor of Management, Nordic International Management Institute, Chengdu, China.
Leslie Wolowitz, Associate Chair, ISPP, Schaumburg at Argosy University Schaumburg, IL.
Netnography: an Emerging Methodology for Researching Aspects of Interculturality on Social Media. A Netnographic Case Study of Western Expatriates' Attitudes towards the Chinese in Shanghai
2. Nilanjana Bardhan, Associate Professor of Speech Communication, Southern Illinois University
Miriam Sobre-Denton, Associate Professor of Speech Communication, Southern Illinois University
Cosmopolitan Communication as a Framework for Interculturality and Global Citizenship
3. Mun-Cho Kim, Professor of Sociology, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
Towards a Cosmopolitan Sociology: Understanding Cosmopolitanism in Korea
10:15 a.m. - 10:30a.m. Coffee Break
10:30a.m. - 12:15 p.m. SESSION 4: Doing Interculturality
Chair: David Murphy, Professor of Modern and Classical Languages, Saint Louis University
1. Julie Byrd Clark, Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics and French Language Pedagogy at Western University, London, Ontario, Canada
Fred Dervin, Professor of Multicultural Education at the University of Helsinki, Finland
Hello and Sweet to Be You!" Constructing 'Fake' Interculturality in European Candid Camera Talk Shows
2. Irmina Wawrzyczek, Professor of Anglo-American Cultural History, Department of English, Maria-Curie Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland
Promotion of Tourist Destinations and Interculturality: the City of Krakow in the British Press
3. Kara McBride , Associate Professor of Modern and Classical Languages, Saint Louis University
Do the Folk Believe that They can Speak their Way into Interculturality?
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch - Pere Marquette Gallery
1:45 p.m. - 3:30p.m. SESSION 5: The Uses of Cultural Appropriation
Chair: George Ndege, Associate Professor of History, Saint Louis University
1. Joseph R. Allen, Professor of Chinese Literature, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Picturing Gentlemen: Japanese Portrait Photography in Colonial Taiwan
2. Saddik M. Gouhar, Professor of English Literature Department, United Arab Emirates University, Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates
Navigating Western/ Christian Discourses in Arabic/ Islamic Literature: an Intercultural Approach
3. Semahagn Gashu Abebe, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Federalism as a Response to the Accommodation of Cultural Diversity with Particular Emphasis on the Case of Ethiopia
3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Coffee Break
3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. SESSION 6: Interculturality: A Round Table
Chair: Michal Jan Rozbicki, Professor of History, Director of the Center for Intercultural Studies, Saint Louis University
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Making sense of human culture: A historical, philosophical, and
empirical collection. [Review of the book The Oxford Handbook of
Culture and Psychology by Jaan Valsiner]. Gibbons, Judith L; Fanjul de Marsicovetere,
Regina; Garcia-Egan,Paola; Batz, Ruby. PsycCRITIQUES. Vol.58(6), 2013.
Tobias Winright, Associate Professor of Theological Studies, gave an invited lecture on "The Theological Grammar of Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X" at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on February 19.
Christopher Collins, S.J.has written a book entitled, "The Word Made Love." In The Word Made Love, Christopher Collins identifies in the structure of Ratzinger's thought the presentation of God as one who speaks and who ultimately speaks Himself in the person of Jesus Christ. Humanity's posture before God is one of hearing and responding.
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