College of Arts and Sciences

News Archive 2010

  • Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Scholars Present on February 2Redding, Rahman, and Elias, co authors of Out of Darkness into Light: Spiritual Guidance in the Quran with Reflections from Christian and Jewish Sources, discuss the challenges of interfaith understanding on February 2.

    Ernst Book Focuses on Welfare Rights and RacismPolitical Science? Professor Rose Ernst exposes the realities of social justice organizing for welfare rights in her new book, The Price of Progressive Politics.

    Hahn to Be Installed As Pigott McCone ChairHistory? Professor Haejeong Hazel Hahn? will be installed as the Theiline Pigott McCone Chair in Humanities on Tuesday, January 11. Hahn is the Director of the Asian Studies Program.

    Atkins Receives Book ContractProfessor and award-winning author Gary Atkins, Chair of the Communication Department , was awarded a book contract for ?Hunting for Home: Gay Paradises in Aesthetic Bali, Erotic Bangkok, and Cyber Singapore.?

    Criminal Justice Makes Strong Showing at National ConferencesCriminal Justice faculty and graduate students presented papers stemming from graduate seminar projects or faculty/student research collaborations at major international conferences.

    Tung Speaks on HistoricityEnglish? Professor Charles M. Tung?presented ?Objecthood and Alternate Historicity,? an examination of historical authenticity, in Victoria, B.C.

    Paul Publishes in Journal of Virtual Worlds ResearchCommunications? Professor Christopher A. Paul? published ?Process, Paratexts, and Texts Rhetorical Analysis and Virtual Worlds,? focusing on how rhetorical analysis can be applied to the study of virtual worlds.

    Ponto Presents on Change and Adaptive LeadershipOrganization Systems Renewal Professor Colleen Ponto explored how systems thinking and adaptive leadership can provide? tools for better understanding and addressing the the changing economic situation in higher education.

    Dombrowski Presents on the Concept of GodPhilosophy? Professor? Daniel A. Dombrowsk presented? ?Hartshorne, Plato, and the Concept of God? at the ?Perfect Changes? conference, University of Munster, Germany. Hartshorne's work involved a??social? concept of God.

    Burgess Honored by The HistoryMakersProfessor Gloria Burgess, Organization Systems Renewal Master?s Program, was honored this November by the The HistoryMakers at the 10th Anniversary Gala celebration in Chicago.?

    Ravizza Set for First LeRoux LectureLeRoux Chair Mark Ravizza, S.J., a dynamic speaker and inspiring scholar, presents ?Educating Love: Ignatian Pedagogy and the Imagination" on Dec. 3. Ravizza specializes in free will and moral responsibility.

    Graham to Speak on Arms ControlAmbassador Thomas Graham, Jr., a leading authority on arms control and President Clinton?s ambassador on the nuclear issue, presents "Nuclear Disarmament and the Future" at 7 p.m. on December 9.

    Wilkins Addresses Africa, Revolution, and African AmericansVisiting Professor Fanon Che Wilkins presents ?The Motherland and Revolution African Americans and Africa in the 1960s?? on November 22 at 6 p.m.

    Morris Gives Pre-Carnegie Hall Recital in SeattleDr. Quinton Morris, violinist, Director of Chamber and Instrumental Music, and Assistant Professor of Music, performs a pre-Carnegie Hall recital on December 2.? The event features soprano Indra Thomas and pianist Dr. Maimy Fong.

    Johnson Bube Publishes ?Global Issues, Local Arguments?English Professor June Johnson Bube recently published a second edition of her global argument text, Global Issues, Local Arguments, which introduces global issues as multi-sided arguments with highly invested stakeholders.?

    Sustainable Development at the Grassroots: Chiapas, MexicoHistory Department Professors Tom Taylor (left), and Marc McLeod present Ver?nica Fern?ndez de Castro and Paco Meneses, Center for Indigenous Rights and the Jesuit Mission of Bachaj?n, Chiapas, for a discussion on the struggle for indigenous rights.

    Visiting LeRoux Chair Mark Bosco, S.J., to Speak on Literature and ArtLeRoux Scholar Mark Bosco, S.J.?, presents "O'Connor and Caravaggio???Reconsidering the Baroque as?Artistic Strategy"?on February 24 at 4 p.m. in Wyckoff Auditorium.

    Morris to Perform at Carnegie HallDr. Quinton Morris, violinist, Director of Chamber and Instrumental Music, and Assistant Professor of Music?, performs in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall?on January 15. His recital debut features works by Massenet, Saint Sa?ns, Chausson, Rachmaninoff, and others.

    Paul Awarded Book Contract on Video GamesCommunication Department Professor Christopher Paul, who researches digital media, is writing a new book, The Discourse of Video Games Word Play,? as part of a series on ?New Media and Cyberculture.?

    Debate Team Dominates in First CompetitionThe Seattle University Debate Team dominated the competition at the 80th Annual Mahaffey Memorial Debate Tournament, including Sophia Sanders and Ben Watts (left) taking First Place in Open Debate.

    Shreffler Takes Top Honors at Sport Marketing ConferenceMegan Shreffler, who earned her Master in Sport Administration and Leadership (MSAL) in 2010, received the best student paper award at the annual Sport Marketing Association conference for her paper on Chicago baseball fans.

    Hickman Presents on Evidence and Police Department PoliciesCriminal Justice ?Professor Matthew Hickman presents his? research on evidence retention policies, which has clear implications for unsolved cases and post-conviction DNA testing, on Nov. 9.

    Paradoxes of Living on Holy LandAlexander Mouton, Assistant Professor of Digital Art & Design, moderates a ?panel discussion on ?Paradoxes of Living on Holy Land,? the documentary photography exhibit by Rajiv Kapoor currently on view in the Vachon and Kinsey? Galleries.

    Burgess Speaks on Art-Infused Leadership in BostonProfessor Gloria Burgess, Organization Systems Renewal Master?s Program, is participating in a panel discussion on Art Infused Leadership at the International Leadership Association?s (ILA) Annual Conference ?in Boston.

    Pigott-McCone Events Focus on AsiaVimalin Rujivacharakul (left) , Architectural Historian at the University of Delaware,? guest lectures on ?Architectural ized Asia Asian Architecture and the Mapping of the World? during a two-day visit to Seattle University November 1-2.

    McGinn, Enfield Featured at Forum for Arts EducationMayor Mike McGinn (left) and Seattle Public Schools Chief Academic Officer Susan Enfield join a panel of Seattle students to discuss arts education, creative learning, and student success.

    Karen Porterfield to Speak in ?Service in Action? SeminarKaren Porterfield ,? Adjunct Professor in the Master of Public Administration program presents ?Service in Action? Seminar on November 5 to benefit the Master of Public Administration Executive Master of Nonprofit Leadership ?Scholarship Fund.

    Clay Awarded City Arts GrantTheatre Department? Professor Carol Wolfe Clay ?received a 2011 City Arts Project Grant from the City of Seattle for ?Little World," which she describes as a petite piece of puppet theatre.

    Arvidson Presents on Eportfolios and SustainabilitySven Arvidson presented "Eportfolios in a Liberal Studies Program: An Experiment in Sustainability" at the 32nd annual conference of the Association for Integrative Studies in San Diego.

    Howard-Brook Publishes on Conflicting Views in Hebrew and Christian BiblesTheology and Religious Studies Adjunct Professor Wes Howard Brook publishes his sixth book, ?Come Out My People ? God?s Call Out of the Empire in the Bible and Beyond.

    Two Poets Receive ScholarshipsSeattle University Creative Writing student Thad Higa and alumnus Nick Harris ?09 (left) received scholarships to the LiTFUSE Poet?s Workshop. In a competition lead by Professor Sharon Cumberland, Ph.D., Higa and Harris were chosen to represent Seattle University.

    Arts Tour Planned for Spring BreakProfessor Carol Kelly, Theatre Department?, is teaching an experiential study of the arts in New York City in March 2011. Students attend cultural events and exhibits and meet with New York?s artistic community.

    Hickman and Rice Publish Data Analysis of Crime StatisticsCriminal Justice? faculty Matthew Hickman (left)? and Stephen Rice? published "Digital Analysis of Crime Statistics: Does Crime Conform to Benford?s Law?"? Benford?s law, a mathematical theorem, had previously been used to detect fraud.

    Dombrowski Featured at ?Politics as a Moral Question? ConferenceProfessor Daniel Dombrowski,? Philosophy Department,?? lectured on the philosophy of John Rawls at the "Politics as a Moral Question" conference at the University of Chicago.

    Trail Presents at Sport Marketing ConferenceProfessor Galen Trail?, Coordinator of the Master in Sport Administration and Leadership? program, is a featured presenter at the annual Sport Marketing Association conference in New Orleans.?

    Swenson Awarded Arts GrantFine Arts adjunct faculty member Christian Swenson has been awarded a 2010 Artist Trust ?Grant for Artist Projects to create new performance work with Seattle dance theater artist, Haruko Nishimura Swenson, improvisation and acting/movement.

    Sacred Encounter: Jesuits and Indians in the Pacific NWColumbia Plateau Indians and Jesuits forged a strong relationship when Jesuits were invited to Indian territories in the 19th century. A panel ?and multi- media presentation on historical significance and present-day issues of being Indian and Catholic is set for Nov. 2.

    Harmon to Speak on TerrorismTerrorism expert Chris Harmon, Ph.D., addresses ?Grand Strategy on Terrorism,? on Oct. 21.? Harmon teaches transnational terrorism, counterterrorism strategies, insurgency, and military theory at the Marine Corps University in Virginia.

    MFA Students Start Sprout: Sustaining Emerging ArtsSeattle University MFA students Kristen Hoskins and Sarah Steininger have started a collaborative project Sprout Sustaining Emerging Artists. Sprout is a community grant project that funds emerging Seattle artists. Participants pay to attend the Sprout event, where they receive a

    Mauseth Develops Haiti Mental Health Support TeamKira Mauseth, Department of Psychology?, returned from her third visit in Haiti where she is developing long term mental health support for communities in Port au Prince.

    Kellner Presents on Hollywood Film in the Era of Bush-CheneySU Philosophy Fellow Douglas Kellner, Ph.D., , examines film in the last decade, an era of socio political turbulence and conflict.? In his presentation, ?Hollywood Film in the Era of Bush Cheney A Contested Terrain,? he reviews how popular films

    Seattle Journalists Uncover Family HomelessnessThe Journalism Fellowships on Family Homelessness, presents "Uncovering Family Homelessness,? a forum showcasing the work of eight journalists exploring family homelessness on October 21.

    Morris Wins International PrizeDr. Quinton Morris, Director of Chamber and Instrumental Music and Assistant Professor of Music at Seattle University, was named a distinguished prizewinner of the Ibla International Grand Prize Competition held in Sicily (Ragusa Ibla), Italy. He performed Sonata No. 3

    Joel Best to Speak on Damned Lies and StatisticsJoel Best, Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice, presents ?Damned Lies and Statistics The Need for Critical Thinking About Numbers in the Media? a at noon on October 14. Best is well-known for his humor and scholarship on trends, data, and fads.

    Allan Publishes on RuschaArt History Professor Ken Allan? examines Ed Ruscha?s paintings and books in ?Ed Ruscha, Pop Art, and Spectatorship in 1960s Los Angeles,? published in the September issue of The Art Bulletin.

    A&S Faculty Present Sacred Seattle at Wing Luke MuseumSharon Suh and Naomi Kasumi present "Sacred Seattle," a close up look at religion and spirituality in Asian Pacific American communities at the Wing Luke Museum.

    MFA Granted Full Membership in AAAEThe MFA in Arts Leadership was granted full membership in the Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE), which is akin to accreditation according to Kevin Maifeld, MFA, Program Director.?

    Powers Addresses APA ConventionDean David Powers, Ph.D., President of the Society of Clinical Geropsychology, gave the Presidential Address at the American Psychological Association (APA) Convention held in San Diego in August.?

    Kunz Chairs Levinas Psychology ConferencePsychologists and psychotherapists will examine the work of French philosopher Emmanuel Levinas, who has had a major impact on the practice and teaching of psychology, at the Psychology for the Other Seminar Conference, chaired by Professor George Kunz.

    Theology and Religious Studies Welcomes Beatrice LawrenceBeatrice Lawrence joins the faculty in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies as an Assistant Professor. Her theoretical expertise is in gender studies, literary criticism, and the hermeneutics of interpretation.

    MFA Students Launch New Arts CommunityMFA? students Matt and Roxy Hornbeck launched a new arts community called quiet?. quiet is a multidisciplinary arts community dedicated to producing intentional projects from all art mediums that engage in social change and personal transformation.

    President Sundborg Kicks Off Alumni Seminars on October 5SU President Stephen Sundborg, S. J.,? is the first presenter in the alumni series, ?Faith in a Secular Age,??which starts on October 5 and will examine the tensions between faith and culture.

    Cory Joins Philosophy FacultyTherese Cory?, whose scholarship and teaching focus on ethics and the philosophy of Thomas Aquinas, joins the Philosophy Department as an Assistant Professor. Cory received her Ph.D. from Catholic University of America and taught at Georgetown University.

    Paul Presents on GamingChristopher Paul, who researches digital media, is a featured presenter at the upcoming PAX forum, presenting on academic studies on the effects of gaming, how games work, and their meaning in today's society.

    Trail Publishes on Latino Baseball FansGalen Trail examines sport marketing and purchase decisions of Latino baseball fans in the current issue of the Journal of Sport Management.

    Adame Joins Psychology Faculty?Alexandra Adame? joins the Psychology Department as an Assistant Professor. Her research and teaching focus on the psychiatric survivor movement, dialogical approaches to psychotherapy, and qualitative inquiry.

    Whitlock Joins FacultyMatthew Whitlock,? New Testament scholar, comes to the Department of Theology and Religious Studies as an Assistant Professor.

    Wirth Receives Faber AwardProfessor Jason Wirth, who teaches philosophy, film studies, and African studies, recently received the inaugural Blessed Peter Faber Integrity Award for faculty for his commitment to social justice.

    Spinetta Joins FacultyMichael Spinetta, who joins the Psychology Department, focuses his research on learning, memory, and psychopharmacology, including the effects of drugs (both therapeutic and illicit) on the formation, storage, and retrieval of memories.

    Trail Receives Research GrantProfessor Galen Trail, Coordinator of the Master?s in Sports Administration and Leadership program,? is examining how people in the Seattle area become fans of various sport teams.

    Human Research Conference Opens Aug. 4A&S hosts the 29th?International Human Science Research Conference, where psychologists will report on qualitative research focused on how people perceive and interpret events.

    Hahn Awarded Pigott McCone Endowed ChairHistory Professor Haejeong Hazel Hahn has been named the Pigott McCone Chair by Seattle University President Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J. Hahn,? director of the Asian Studies program in the College of Arts and Sciences, joined the faculty in 2000.

    Fortier Receives Endowed Gaffney ChairTed Fortier, Associate Professor of Anthropology, has been awarded the Reverend Louis Gaffney Endowed Chair for his work on cultural identities of indigenous peoples with a focus on spiritual elements, cultural adaptation, and historic events.

    Leigh Focuses on End-Of-World Scenarios in Modern FictionEnglish Professor David J. Leigh, S.J., published ?Apocalyptic Patterns in Twentieth Century Fiction,? an examination of the innovative influences of the book of Revelation and end of the world ideas in modern fiction.

    Jaasko-Fisher receives Lee Ann Miller awardTim Jaasko-Fisher, class of 1996 and current student in the Master of Arts in Organization Systems Renewal, received the Lee Ann Miller award from the? Washington State Children?s Justice Task Force. The award is presented annually to an individual

    Liang appointed Associate DeanProfessor Kan Liang, Ph.D., has been named Associate Dean for Arts and Humanities within the College of Arts and Sciences, which offers 33 undergraduate majors, 33 undergraduate minors, 7 advanced degree programs, and 1 post-graduate certificate.

    Rice publishes Race, Ethnicity, and PolicingStephen K. Rice, Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, recently published Race, Ethnicity, and Policing?with NYU Press.? The volume?looks at racial/ethnic profiling, police bias, and their implications for democracy.

    Morris Awarded Arts GrantQuinton I. Morris, Assistant Professor of Music, received an Individual Artist Project Award from 4Culture, the organization that provides support for artists who live in King County. He received the award for preservation and performance of sonatas for violin and ...

    Five Scholars Join Arts & Sciences Faculty?Dean David Powers, College of Arts and Sciences, announced new faculty in the departments of Psychology, Philosophy, and Religious Studies.?

    Seattle University to Host Hermeneutics SocietyHermeneutics scholars from throughout North America and Europe will convene at Seattle University for the fifth annual meeting of the North American Society for Philosophical Hermeneutics on September 16-18, 2010.

    Commencement 2010More than 600 students in the College of Arts and Sciences ?representing one of the most diverse graduating classes in the Pacific Northwest?received their degrees during commencement at Key Arena on Sunday, June 13.

    People: Cumberland Appointed Poet-in-ResidencePoet Sharon Cumberland, Professor of?English, has been appointed the first Poet-In-Residence for the Seasons Music Festival in Yakima, WA. The festival takes place in October 2010.

    People: Cynthia Moe-Lobeda Awarded Theological Research FellowshipCynthia Moe-Lobeda,??Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, Theology, and Religious Studies, received a faculty fellowship from the Association of Theological Schools in the U.S. and Canada.

    People: Battaglia Awarded DAAD GrantSeattle University Philosophy student Andrew Battaglia was awarded a grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for full-time study at the Freie Universit?t in Berlin, Germany, beginning in January 2011.

    Irish Ambassador to Speak at SUIrish Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Michael Collins, will visit Seattle University on Wednesday, June 9th, to host an exchange on topics including Irish culture, literature and international relations. He will speak at the Wyckoff Auditorium at 4:15 pm.

    A&S Launches 'Global Awareness Program'The Global Awareness Program (GAP), a new program in the College of Arts & Sciences, is now accepting applications for 2010-11. The two-year program links academics, co-curricular activities, and service learning into an integrated specialization.

    Spectator - Kevin Eggers Sole Truman Scholar from WA StateJunior philosophy major Kevin Eggers is the 14th Seattle University student to receive a Truman Scholarship, for his health-care policy proposal, which would require pharmacies to notify patients when substituting their medicines for generic brands.

    Seattle University Hosts Philosophy ScholarsDr. Burt Hopkins, Seattle University Pigott-McCone Endowed Chair in the College of Arts & Sciences, convened an international group of scholars for a workshop on phenomenological philosophy.

    People: Earenfight's new book focuses on women and wealthHistory Professor Theresa Earenfight, chair of the Medieval Studies Program, has just published Women and Wealth in Late Medieval Europe (Palgrave Macmillan 2010), a collection of essays.

    People: John Bean and Colleagues Win Presigious National Award for ResearchA study published by three SU faculty has won the 2010 McGraw-Hill and Magna Publications Scholarly Work on Teaching and Learning Award.?

    College students overnight with community kidsSeattle University Costco Scholars and students from Learning Communities joined forces to introduce underserved kids to the wonders of science.

    People: Tyrone Brown wins prestigious Drama League FellowshipTyrone Brown, Administrative Coordinator of Student Development and graduate student working toward a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Leadership, has been awarded a Drama League directing fellowship.

    Sheri Schultz discusses Intended Consequences on King5 TVSheri Schultz appeared on King5's New Day Northwest to discuss her experiences with the women devastated by the Rwandan genocide, and the journey of the Intended Consequences exhibition to Seattle University.

    Melody Moezzi visits SUAward winning author, activist and attorney Melody Moezzi will visit Seattle University on Monday April 12, to host a presentation on a wide range of topics concerning Islam in America, human rights, Iran?and the Middle East.

    People - Rob Deltete on 'The Evolution of God'Philosophy Professor Rob Deltete reviews Robert Wright's 2009 book about what he termed the evolution of peoples' conception of God, a tome that he admitted left him at times both fascinated and frustrated.

    Calling Oscar on the red carpetFilm Studies Director Edwin Weihe critiques the academy awards and offers advice on how to find good films. Some of these television films, such as Britain?s "The Red Riding Trilogy," are appearing in Seattle?s movie theaters.

    A&S Department Chair recognized for 'Distinguished Teaching'Theology and Religious Studies Department Chair Jeanette Rodriguez was recently recognized by Seattle University Alumni with the 2010 "Distinguished" teaching award, and is to be felicitated at the 25th Annual Alumni Awards ceremony on April?15.?

    Rice co-edits volume on 'Race, Ethnicity and Policing'A volume of readings on the relationship between race, ethnicity and policing, co-edited by Seattle University's Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Stephen Rice, has just been released.