News 2016

Award-Winning Author Leah DeVun to Give Medieval Studies Keynote

Rutgers University History Professor Leah DeVun, scholar, artist, and award-winning author, presents this year’s Seattle University Medieval Studies Keynote Address, “The Medieval Hermaphrodite: Gender, Race, and the Boundaries of the Human in the Middle Ages” on May 11, 2017.
Dec 19, 2016

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Jane Golden to Headline Arts Leadership Conference

Jane Golden, Executive Director of Mural Arts Philadelphia, is the keynote speaker at this year’s Seattle Arts Leadership Conference on January 28, 2017. Under Golden’s direction, Mural Arts Philadelphia has grown from a small city agency to the nation's largest mural program and a model for community development around the globe.
Dec 9, 2016

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SU Receives $2.3 Million NSF Award

Seattle University has been awarded a $2.3 million institutional transformation grant from the National Science Foundation that could result in a new model for faculty promotion here and potentially at other mission-driven universities around the country. Sociology Professor Jodi O'Brien is the principal investigator.
Nov 15, 2016

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Tassone Publishes Book on Italian for Business

Italian Professor Giuseppe Tassone just published "Un Buon Affare – Italian for Business," which is designed to prepare students to actively engage in the dynamic world of Italian business.
Nov 15, 2016

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DaCorsi Publishes “Alba Nuova”

Auburn City Councilmember and Alumnus Claude DaCorsi, MPA ’11, published ‘Alba Nuova: A New Dawn, the Story of a 19th Century Italian Immigrant," a novel based on his family that settled in the United States in the late 19th century.
Nov 14, 2016

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Top Prize Awarded to Community Design Workshop Students

Urban Planning Professor Marie Wong accepted the 2016 APA/PAW urban planning award in the student category in recognition of the accomplishments of the 32 students who participated in the Community Design Workshop course project “Stairways of Seattle.”
Nov 9, 2016

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IPS Receives Major Grant

The Project on Family Homelessness in the Institute of Public Service received a $300,000 grant to continue its communications work about family homelessness in Washington state.
Oct 26, 2016

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Mexican Artist Minerva Cuevas to Begin Week-long Residency in Spring

Mexican artist Minerva Cuevas will work directly with students in addition to developing a gallery-based social practice project involving students as participants and facilitators during the spring quarter.
Oct 25, 2016

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Ward Receives Serve Washington Award

Professor Kevin Ward received the Bill Basl Commitment to Service Award from Serve Washington in recognition of his significant contributions to public service.
Oct 24, 2016

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Mugerauer To Keynote at Giving Voice to Experience Conference

Robert Mugerauer, PhD, Dean Emeritus and Professor at the University of Washington, will address how particular works of art and culture can inform our understanding of loss at the Giving Voice to Experience Conference in January.
Oct 21, 2016

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Olympian Jill Savery Focuses on Sustainability in Sport

Passionate about sport and the environment, Jill Savery, who received Olympic gold in synchronized swimming and a master's in environmental management, brings her expertise to teach in graduate programs in Sport Administration and Leadership. She has worked nationally and internationally to embed sustainability in all aspects of sports events, including with the America’s Cup, the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee, and the organizers of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Oct 17, 2016

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Fr. Moleski Named LeRoux Chair

Martin Moleski, S.J., Professor of Religious Studies and Catholic Theology at Canisius College, joins the faculty as the William F. Le Roux, S.J. Endowed Chair for the winter quarter 2017.
Oct 14, 2016

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Visiting Artist Andrea Geyer to Give Public Lecture

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Andrea Geyer, whose work has been shown throughout the United States and Europe, begins a weeklong residency with a public lecture, 'Truly Spun Never: On expression, ethics, bodies and politics in 1930s 'German dance'" on October 24.
Oct 6, 2016

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Cerny Chosen as University Artist in Residence

Dawn Cerny, artist and educator, joins the Art and Art History Department as the Seattle University Visiting Artist in Residence. The six-month residency fosters a unique environment for artists and students to interact and engage in the artistic process.
Sep 29, 2016

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Ndiaye Publishes on Francophone Literature

Professor El Hadji Malick Ndiaye edited “The Body in Francophone Literature,” a collection of essays in response to the French colonial narrative that sought to justify the expansion of French territories.
Sep 26, 2016

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McCullough Publishes Introduction to Environmental Sport Management

Professor Brian McCullough published "Introduction to Environmental Sport Management," a textbook for upper level undergraduates and graduate students to explore how environmental sustainability and the sport industry intersect and interact with each other.
Sep 26, 2016

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Trail Publishes on Marketing Sustainability in Sport

Professor Galen Trail, director of graduate programs in sport leadership, published the textbook “Marketing Sustainability Through Sport,” which details how sport organizations can create sustainability marketing campaigns.
Sep 21, 2016

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Psych Grads Create New Model to Serve Teens and Their Parents

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Master’s in Psychology alumni Kristin Beck and Jennifer Reisberg, class of 2015, created a model of psychotherapy to specifically address issues facing teens and their parents. Beck works directly with parents, while Reisberg meets independently with teens.
Sep 15, 2016

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Howard-Brook Publishes New Book on Christianity

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Theology and Religious Studies Professor Wes Howard-Brook published “Empire Baptized: How the Church Embraced What Jesus Rejected," which focuses on how Christianity became a religion of empire during the 2nd to 5th centuries.
Sep 6, 2016

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Morris Receives 2016 Governor's Arts & Heritage Award

Governor Jay Inslee and the Washington State Arts Commission awarded the Young Arts Leader Award to Music Professor Quinton Morris, violinist, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the arts and cultural traditions of Washington state.
Sep 6, 2016

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Helfgott and Gunnison Named Editors of Criminal Justice Journal

Criminal Justice Professors Jacqueline Helfgott and Elaine Gunnison have been appointed co-editors of the Journal of Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society, an academic journal that features articles on research and practice related to criminal justice.
Aug 25, 2016

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Joy Gordon to Address Gender Issues in Jesuit Higher Education

Dr. Gordon kicks off a series of events on women’s leadership in higher education in her presentation "Jesuit Higher Education and the Challenge of Gender" on October 6.
Aug 17, 2016

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Schoettmer Joins Political Science Faculty

Patrick Schoettmer, PhD, joins the faculty to teach American political institutions: Congress, the Presidency, elections, and parties. He is particularly interested in the role of religious groups in politics in the United States.
Jul 29, 2016

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Burdick Receives State Department Scholarship

Social Work student Morgan Burdick, class of 2017, received a Critical Language Scholarship from the US Department of State to study Punjabi in India this summer. Burdick, who is already proficient in Spanish, Urdu, and Hindi, sees a critical need for social workers to understand and be familiar with the languages and cultures of immigrants and refugees in the Seattle area.
Jul 22, 2016

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Kirsten Thompson to Direct Film Studies

Kirsten Thompson joins the English Department faculty to direct the Film Studies program. Her research and teaching focus on American cinema and media (film noir, crime, blockbuster, and special effects); New Zealand and Pacific film and media; German cinema; and film theory, history, and animation.
Jul 18, 2016

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Students Take Top Awards in Liberal Arts Essay Contest

Junior Sarah Huffman and Sophomore Grace Kurtz took top honors in the college essay contest sponsored by the Washington Consortium for the Liberal Arts.
Jul 14, 2016

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Meyer-Fong to Deliver Inaugural Lee Endowed Lecture

Professor Tobie Meyer-Fong will present "World of Pan and Wonder: Horizons of a 19th Century Chinese Traveler," as the inaugural Peter L. Lee Endowed Lecture in East Asian Culture and Civilization on November 14. Her presentation will focus on Li Gui who, from 1876 to 1877, became one of the first Chinese travelers to circumnavigate the globe.
Jul 13, 2016

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MSAL Named in Top 20

SportBusiness International once again ranked the Master’s in Sport Administration and Leadership (MSAL) among its top 20 master’s degree programs in the world.
Jul 12, 2016

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Gunnison Publishes on Women, Crime, and Justice

Criminal Justice Professor Elaine Gunnison's latest book, "Women, Crime, and Justice: Balancing the Scales," provides a comprehensive analysis of the role of women in the criminal justice system as offenders, victims, and practitioners.
Jun 28, 2016

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Maifeld Elected VP of Arts Educators Association

Professor Kevin Maifeld, MFA, was elected vice president of the Association of Arts Administration Educators, an international organization of colleges and universities that focuses on training in arts management and establishing standards of education for arts administration.
Jun 17, 2016

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Alumni Profile: Connie Smith, First Woman to Hold Chief Probation Role

Connie (Gits) Smith, Criminal Justice major class of 1988, is the first woman ever to hold the position of Chief U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services Officer, Western District of Washington. She has a staff of 110 in five offices that oversee some 1,500 defendants.
Jun 15, 2016

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Bollich Joins the Psychology Faculty

Kathryn Bollich joins the Psychology faculty to teach in the BA and BS degree programs. She focuses her teaching and research on personality psychology.
Jun 8, 2016

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Student Profile: Victor DeSimone, Class of 2017

Victor DeSimone traveled to the small coastal village of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador, which is still suffering from the devastating effects of deforestation, landslides, and a major earthquake. He has seen first-hand the impacts of agricultural policies, urban development, and sustainable practices. Now, as an Environmental Studies major with a specialization in urban sustainability, he is exploring ways to bring sustainable practices into urban communities.
Jun 6, 2016

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Sarka Joins Social Work Faculty

Ebasa B. Sarka joins the Social Work program as assistant professor effective September 2016. His teaching and research interests include racial disparities in social child welfare, intervention and prevention of child maltreatment, and multicultural approaches to social work practice with children, youth, and families.
May 31, 2016

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Rodriguez Awarded Gaffney Chair

Seattle University President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., has named Theology and Religious Studies Professor Jeanette Rodriguez as the Reverend Louis Gaffney, S.J., Chair in the College of Arts and Sciences. As chair, she will address the topic “Women’s Leadership and Partnership in Jesuit Higher Education.”
May 23, 2016

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Suh Appointed Pigott McCone Chair in Humanities

Seattle University President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., appointed Theology and Religious Studies Professor and Department Chair Sharon Suh as the Theiline Pigott McCone Chair in Humanities. As chair, she plans a series of programs on mindfulness as a practice that addresses intersectional harms from gender, class, and race-based bias.
May 20, 2016

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Iyer Publishes on India’s Partition

English Professor Nalini Iyer published “Revisiting India’s Partition: New Essays on Memory, Culture, and Politics,” which explores the long-term impacts of the Partition on South Asia and includes perspectives from the often neglected voices of women, ethno-religious minorities, and other marginalized populations.
May 20, 2016

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Paul Publishes on EVE Online

Communication Professor and Department Chair Chris Paul published ““EVE Online Is Hard and It Matters” in Internet Spaceships are Serious Business. EVE Online is an extremely popular multiplayer online game with millions of dollars in sales.
May 10, 2016

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Modern Languages Adds Arabic Courses

In response to growing demand, the Department of Modern Cultures and Languages has added a three-course sequence in Arabic starting September 2016. Professor Amina Moujtahid will teach all three courses.
May 5, 2016

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The Last Salmon Premieres on June 18

“The Last Salmon,” written and directed by Theatre Professor Ki Gottberg, has its Seattle premiere on June 18 The musical, based on a children’s book by Seattle author Phil Davis, tells the story of a gang of salmon who travel from their home in the river to the ocean and back again. The play is designed for children and the people who love them (ages 3 and up) and features seven singers and musicians who tell the story.
Apr 29, 2016

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Cruz Receives Fulbright for Research in India

Senior Jennifer Cruz, Psychology major, received a Fulbright grant to work on a cancer-prevention project in India where cancer rates are skyrocketing. Cruz will conduct research with the Institute of Cytology and Preventive Oncology, an autonomous institution within the Ministry of Family and Health Welfare as well as RTI International, an independent, nonprofit institute that provides research, development, and technical services to governments and commercial clients.
Apr 28, 2016

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Thorrington to Develop Sustainability Plan for LA Soccer Team

Graduate student Mark Thorrington, Master of Sport Administration and Leadership (MSAL), is developing a strategic framework for environmental sustainability for the Los Angeles Football Club, a Major League Soccer expansion team.
Apr 28, 2016

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Garcia-Cosgrove Receives Fulbright

Amelia (Meme) Garcia-Cosgrove, Theatre major class of 2015, received a coveted Fulbright award to study drama at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Garcia-Cosgrove has performed Shakespeare in prisons, with community theaters, and at the Lee Center on campus. The United Kingdom Fulbright is the most competitive Fulbright program in the world.
Apr 27, 2016

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Allan Publishes on Wallace Berman

Art History Professor Ken Allan published “'Radio-Mastery of the Ether’: Wallace Berman, Mysticism and Meaning in the 1960s” in "Wallace Berman: American Aleph." The book is in conjunction with an exhibition of Berman's work being held in Los Angeles. Berman is one of the most influential, yet lesser known, American artists of the post-World War II era.
Apr 19, 2016

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Alexander and Chen Take Top Prizes in Photo Contest

Senior Jake Alexander took first place in the Study Abroad category and graduate student Bowen Chen took first place in the International Student category in the the 8th annual Imagining the World photo competition.
Apr 14, 2016

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Kasumi Exhibits at Asian Centre

Digital Design Professor Naomi Kasumi created “MEM: memory • memorial no. 7 scriptorium,” now on exhibit at the Asian Centre, University of British Columbia.
Apr 14, 2016

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Jorge Ferrer, SJ, Addresses Ethics Within the Church

Jorge J. Ferrer, S.J., Th.D, presents “The Ethics of Church Ministry” on May 12, 2016. He will discuss developments in the field of ministerial ethics, taking into consideration both personal and systemic practices which need particular attention for an updated ethics of ministry in the Church.
Apr 11, 2016

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Honors Program Adds New Tracks

University Honors is now offering two tracks for incoming students. In addition to the current Intellectual Traditions track, a new Innovations Track is designed for those students in credit-intensive majors, like chemical engineering. Professor Sean McDowell is the Honors program director.
Mar 24, 2016

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Talevich Scholarship Supports Communication Students

The Professor John R. Talevich Memorial Scholarship provides funding for a student in the Communication Department to pursue an internship related to communication studies, journalism, or strategic communications. Professor Chris Paul is the department chair.
Mar 24, 2016

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Goodwin Takes Top Prize at Literature Conference

Senior English Honors student Grace Goodwin received the award for Best Critical Paper at the 2015 Northwest Undergraduate Conference on Literature for her essay “The Liberation of Queerness: De-colonizing Time and Space in Ellison’s Invisible Man and King’s Green Grass."
Mar 23, 2016

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Activist Sr. Simone Campbell to Give O'Hara Graff Lecture

Sr. Simone Campbell presents "Mend the Gaps: Women and the Divides We Face" as this year's O’Hara Graff lecture. Sr. Campbell, an organizer of "Nuns on the Bus," is the Director of NETWORK, a national Catholic social justice lobby.
Mar 22, 2016

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O’Brien Publishes on Social Psychology

Sociology Professor Jodi O'Brien published the 6th edition of her widely used text, The Production of Reality.
Mar 11, 2016

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Dombrowski Receives Prestigious McGoldrick Fellowship

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Seattle University President Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J., announced that Philosophy Professor Dan Dombrowski, PhD, is the 2016-17 recipient of the McGoldrick Fellowship, the most prestigious award conferred by the university upon a member of the faculty.
Mar 2, 2016

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Irish Historian Examines Legacy of Easter Rebellion

Professor Andrew Sanders presents "Ireland Since 1916, A Century of Rebellion?" as the 2016 Al Mann Lecture on March 31. Sanders has published extensively on modern Irish history, particularly sectarian conflicts.
Mar 2, 2016

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Dombrowski Publishes A History of the Concept of God

Philosophy Professor Daniel A. Dombrowski explores the history of the concept of God in his latest book, "A History of the Concept of God: A Process Approach."
Feb 29, 2016

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"Buddhism in Black America: A Global Perspective"

Seattle University EcoSangha Co-director and Philosophy Professor Jason M. Wirth brings to campus two of the most prominent African American Buddhists, Charles Johnson and Lama Choyin Ragndrol.
Feb 9, 2016

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Koszulinski Premieres New Documentary in Europe and US

Film Studies Professor Georg Koszulinksi showcases the Vodou religion as practiced in rural Haiti in his latest documentary, "Loa: Encounters with the Sacred Spirits of Haiti."
Jan 19, 2016

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Morris Embarks on World Tour

Violinist and Music Professor Quinton Morris travels this winter and spring on a national and international tour featuring concerts, teaching, and screenings of his film, "The Breakthrough."
Jan 18, 2016

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Bakiner Publishes on Truth Commissions

Political Science Professor Onur Bakiner examined the success of truth commissions in his new book, "Truth Commissions: Memory, Power, and Legitimacy."
Jan 12, 2016

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Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies Adds Specialization in Elementary Ed

The Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies Specialization in Elementary Education (K-8) is the first program of its kind in the Seattle area.
Jan 4, 2016

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Pierce Study Examines Best Ways to Tell Climate Change Story

Using a form of storytelling called "policy narratives" to explain climate change significantly increases people's beliefs that climate change is occurring and is caused by human activities, according to research led by Professor Jonathan Pierce.
Jan 4, 2016

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