News 2016

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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