October Professional Notes
A round-up of this month's awards, presentations, papers and the other professional achievements of SLU faculty, staff and students.
Over 250 students in the University’s Learning Communities (LCs) gathered at the Center for Global Citizenship on Monday, Oct. 9 for the fall semester’s LC Ed Talks. The talks provide students with an opportunity to hear from LC faculty members about their personal research interests and for students to ask the panel questions.. This semester’s Ed Talks featured Ness Sandoval, Ph.D., Olga Arbelaez, Ph.D., and Anthony Brietbach, Ph.D. Sandoval presented on his use of spatial data to study urban segregation and inequality. Arbelaez spoke about her research on barriers facing Black Latin Americans. Brietbach shared his research on the keys to success in collegiate athletics.
Tandra Taylor, a doctoral student in American Studies, presented a paper at the Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities at Hofstra University. Her paper was “Cooking Class: Women, Domestic Science, and Higher Education sing the Progressive Era.”
Cara Moore, a doctoral students in American Studies, wrote an article on New Deal-related resources at the National Archives in St. Louis for the Living New Deal Web site and its newsletter. Moore was also featured in an article by the Tribune-Star (Terre Haute, Indiana) for her presentation at a genealogy event hosted by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). She presented “From the Cradle to the Grave: Birth, Childhood, and Death in the National Archives at St. Louis,” with NARA co-author, archivist Daria Labinsky.
Jen Tennison, a doctoral student in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, won one of ten CADRE Fellowships awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the 2017-2018 academic year. The fellowships is a capacity building experience for early career researchers and developers who are members of the NSF’s DR K-12 project.
FACULTY AND STAFF
Awards and Fellowships
Michael Graham, M.D., professor of pathology, was honored with the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Lifetime Achievement Award at its annual meeting, Oct. 7 to 11, in Oxon Hill, Maryland. Graham has provided years of service to the association’s Laboratory Improvement Program, served as a member and chair of its Forensic Pathology Committee and has acted as liaison to the National Association of Medical Examiners. He is currently the chief medical examiner for the City of St. Louis.