College of Arts and Sciences

News Archive 2013

  • Grants Support Yesler Terrace Employment Program for TeensFounded by Prof. Claire Garoutte and community groups, the Yesler Terrace Youth Media Program received more than $40,000 in grants for summer employment for youth. Fine Arts Department students serve as summer interns.

    Six Award-winning Filmmakers Join Forces to Illuminate the Lives of Vulnerable FamiliesThe Center for Strategic Communications chose six filmmakers to create animated films that tell the stories of families who are homeless or living in poverty.

    Moe-Lobeda Joins Editorial Boards of Tikkun and DialogTheology and Religious Studies Professor Cynthia Moe-Lobeda has joined the editorial boards of international publications "Dialog: A Journal of Theology" and "Tikkun," which focuses on progressive social change.

    Efird Receives Research Grant for Work in JapanProfessor Rob Efird, chair of the Department of Anthropology, Sociology and Social Work, received a grant to further his research on Japanese nature schools and Chinese environmental education.

    Collins Publishes on Criminal Justice ManagementCriminal Justice Prof. Peter A. Collins published "Criminal Justice Management: Theory and Practice in Justice-Centered Organizations." The book focuses on the needs of agencies to address the concerns of communities and employees.

    University Faculty Awarded NSF Grant Psychology Professor Kathleen Cook and three mechanical engineering professors received a National Science Foundation grant to study problem-based learning outside of the traditional classroom.

    Seattle University Partners with Seattle OperaThe Seattle Opera - Seattle University Series brings monthly conversations about opera to campus. All events are free and open to the public. Prof. Andrea McDowell presents on January 21.

    Arnold Designs Costumes for Seattle Rep's Bo-NitaTheatre Professor Harmony Arnold designed the costumes for the original play Bo-Nita, written by Seattle playwright Elizabeth Heffron. The original play opened on October 18 at Seattle Repertory Theatre.

    Taylor Edits Volume on Jesuit Role in World HistoryHistory Professor Tom Taylor edited Forum: Jesuits and World History, a collection of scholarship that reflects the importance of the Jesuits as critical actors in world history. A symposium on the topic is set for January 2014.

    Hopkins Lectures in ChinaPhilosophy Chair Burt Hopkins gave a weeklong series of lectures on phenomenology to doctoral philosophy students at Nanjing University.

    Hume Presents at the FryeArt History Professor Naomi Hume will discuss how painters challenged social mores with such decadent themes as sexuality, sickness, morbidity, and madness on November 7 at the Frye Museum.

    Theologian Agnes Brazal to Give O'Hara Graff LectureAgnes Brazal, coordinator of the graduate program at the St. Vincent School of Theology, presents "Solidarity in the (Cyber-) Body of Christ" on January 13.

    Smith Writes Memoir of Being Black and Catholic Professor Mary-Antoinette Smith, Women and Gender Studies program director, published "It Takes a Village to Rear a Word Weaver: Memoirs of a Black Catholic Girlhood" in Unruly Catholic Women Writers.

    Center for Strategic Communications Confronts Family HomelessnessThe Center for Strategic Communications continues its communication and advocacy work to end family homelessnes with a new grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

    In the News: Steve Galatro, MFA '09Alum Steve Galatro, MFA '09, leads Pratt Fine Arts Center, one of the Puget Sound's leading arts organizations. He was recently profiled in Seattle University Magazine.

    Carlson on Why Disabilities Matter Set for Oct. 24Professor Licia Carlson, Providence College, presents "Why Disabilities Matter" on October 24. Carlson's scholarship addresses the ethical, bio-ethical, and historical questions raised by persons with disabilities.

    Dombrowski Receives Award for Scholarship, Presents at International ConferencesPhilosophy Professor Dan Dombrowski received the Creative Advance Award for his scholarship. He has published 17 books and more than 100 articles on philosophy, theology, classics, and literature.

    Paul Presents at International Conference, Writes on Gaming as HomeworkCommunication Department Chair Chris Paul recently presented on toxic game culture and wrote about the usefulness of video games for developing critical-thinking skills.

    Cagle to Give Al Mann Lecture Professor Hugh Cagle, University of Utah, will present "The Entanglements of Imperial Medicine: Three Lives in the Face of Death" as the annual Al Mann Memorial Lecture on April 8, 2014.

    Hickman Receives NIJ GrantCriminal Justice Professor Matthew Hickman received a grant from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) to conduct research on citizen complaints about police use of force.

    Adejumobi Publishes on African Jesus FilmProfessor Saheed Adejumobi, director of the Global African Studies program, published "Empire and Utopia: 'Resurrecting' Postcolonial Visions and Beyond" in the book "Son of Man: An African Jesus Film."

    Morris to Perform at Carnegie Hall, Puget Sound VenuesMusic Professor Quinton Morris, director of the chamber and instrumental music program, makes his third appearance at New York City's Carnegie Hall on January 11, 2014. Seattle-area concerts also planned.

    Gunnison and Helfgott Publish on Offender ReentryCriminal Justice Professors Elaine Gunnison (left) and Jacqueline Helfgott published "Offender Reentry: Beyond Crime and Punishment," which examines the issues surrounding offender reentry into society.

    Gates Grant Supports Center for Strategic CommunicationsThe Center for Strategic Communications has received a $250,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for its new Film & Family Homelessness Project. Prof. Barry Mitzman is the center's director.

    Lindsey Wasson Wins Photography Award Photography major Lindsey Wasson ?13 was acknowledged for her photography by the Society of Professional Journalists Northwest.

    Adejumobi Appointed Director of Global African StudiesSaheed Adejumobi, who holds a joint appointment as an associate professor in the History Department and Global African Studies Program, is the new director of the Global African Studies Program. ?

    Paul Named Communication ChairProfessor Chris Paul, known internationally for his work in new media, was appointed chair of the Communication Department.

    History Class Examines 15th Century Latin ManuscriptHistory Professor Theresa Earenfight took students back into the Middle Ages to translate and examine a rare 15thcentury, Latin manuscript on medieval medicine.

    Collins Enlists Pop Culture in New Book on Crime and Justice in the CityCriminal Justice Prof. Peter Collins published the anthology "Crime and Justice in the City as Seen Through The Wire." The television drama provides an excellent vehicle for studying the criminal justice system.

    Olivia Gibbons Receives President?s AwardSeattle University's? President?s Award?went?to Olivia Gibbons in the College of Arts and Sciences?in recognition of her outstanding academic achievement.

    Esposito Presents on Psychology ResearchGraduating?Psychology major?Isabella Esposito?gave??presentations on gratitude, quality of life, and well-being?at the Western Psychological Association?s annual meeting in Reno.

    Jeffry Mitchell: 2013 Visual Artist in ResidenceJeffry Mitchell joins the college as Visual Artist in Residence.?His drawings, prints, ceramics, and constructions have been?exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the?U.S. and Asia.

    Soccer Jam Supports Homeless YouthSport Administration and Leadership graduate students raised more than $3200 for Street Soccer Seattle,?a program for homeless individuals,?by?planning?and organizing?the Cap Hill Soccer Jam on May 25.

    Derrick McLean Heads to Claremont for Ph.D.It?s not every day that a 20-year-old psychology student graduates from college and enters into the prestigious psychology doctorate program at the School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences, Claremont Graduate University.

    Taylor and Porter Publish on Visionary Thomas StevensHistory Professor Tom Taylor and International Studies student Gabrielle Porter published "The Impractical Scheme of a Visionary: Thomas Stevens and the Quest to Travel Round the World on a Bicycle." Stevens? completed the first bicycle trip around the world.

    Disaster, War Are No Strangers to Kira MausethPsychology Professor Kira Mauseth, a specialist in disaster mental health, travelled to Haiti eight times to help victims of the massive earthquake that took more than 250,000 lives. She now conducts a similar program with Syrian refugees in Jordan.??

    SU Welcomes Mir? Quartet for Concerts and Master classesThe world-renowned Mir? Quartet comes to the Seattle University campus for 8 days of?concerts and master classes for students?in the String Performance program.

    Earenfight Publishes on Queens in Medieval EuropeHistory Professor Theresa Earenfight has just published "Queenship in Medieval Europe" where she documents the lives and works of queens and empresses who were highly visible women?active in a man's world?during?the Middle Ages.

    Krupa Named Lincoln Institute ScholarAs a Lincoln Institute Scholar, MPA Professor Olha Krupa?joins a distinguished group of researchers, public officials, economists, policy makers, and others who examine issues related to land use, tax policy, and urban economics.

    English Students Take Top Awards at Regional ConferenceEnglish majors Jennifer Bray, who graduated in March, and senior Susie Chinisci took top awards at the Northwest Undergraduate Conference on Literature held in Portland.

    Modern Languages Welcomes El Hadji Malick NdiayeEl Hadji Malick Ndiaye joins the?Department of Modern Languages and Cultures to teach in the French program. His research focuses on French regionalism from La Belle Epoque to the present, French-speaking Canada, and Fulani transnationalism in Africa.

    Arvidson Publishes on Philosophy and PsychologySven Arvidson, Director of Liberal Studies, published ?Restructuring Attentionality and Intentionality?? on the commonalities between phenomenology and experimental?psychology. ?

    McDowell Named to Editorial Team for the John Donne Variorum ProjectProfessor Sean McDowell, Director of the University Honors Program, was named an Assistant Textual Editor for the John Donne Variorum project, an 8-volume collaboration of more than 30 scholars.

    Morris to Speak at TEDxSeattleProfessor Quinton Morris, director of the chamber and instrumental music program in the Fine Arts Department, will present on entrepreneurship for young artists at TEDxSeattle on June 23.

    Institute of Public Service Welcomes Kevin WardKevin Ward joins the faculty in the Institute of Public Service to teach in the Master of Public Administration program. His research and teaching focus on?public and nonprofit management, public policy, and program evaluation.

    Neilan Chaturvedi Joins Political Science DepartmentNeilan Chaturvedi joins the faculty in the Political Science Department as an assistant professor. He focuses his research and scholarship on the American political process, race and ethnic politics, and political behavior and public opinion.?

    Sociology Faculty Welcome Rachel LuftRachel E. Luft joins the Department of Anthropology, Sociology, and Social Work as an associate professor. Her scholarship includes?research on the intersection of race, gender, and economic background,?disaster studies, and social inequality.

    Jha Publishes First NovelCommunication Department Chair Sonora Jha has just published her first novel, Foreign. With a backdrop of real-life news stories about farmers? suicides in India, the book follows the story of a mother and son thrown into the crisis of a world that they know little about. ?

    Ondrak Publishes on Exercise, Heart Disease, WeightSport and Exercise Science Professor Kristin Ondrak published on the impact of exercise on cardiometabolic risk factors in children as well as the role of sex-related hormones on weight control.

    McDowell Presents, Publishes on English Writers and PoetsProfessor Sean McDowell, Director of the University Honors Program, presented at the John Donne Conference in Baton Rouge and recently published essays on poets Henry Vaughn and Seamus Heaney.

    Derr Joins Social Work FacultyJoining the Social Work faculty is?Amelia?S.?Derr whose scholarship, informed by more than 10 years of practice with immigrant and refugee communities in the U.S. and abroad, is dedicated to promoting immigrant wellbeing and reducing health disparities.

    Hanold Publishes on Embodiment and LeadershipMaster of Sport Administration and Leadership Professor Maylon Hanold critically examines views of the body and its relationship to self-awareness in her published article ?(De/Re)Constructing Leading Bodies: Developing Critical Attitudes and Somaesthetic Practices."

    Film Studies Welcomes Georg KoszulinskiGeorge Koszulinski joins the English Department faculty to teach in the Film Studies program. His teaching and areas of expertise include social documentary, French New Wave,? video production, and film analysis.

    April Music Series Celebrates BrahmsThe music program?celebrates the 130th anniversary of the birth of Johannes Brahms with a series of special events in April that include performances by faculty?and students and feature choral and chamber music.?

    New Steinway Concert Grand Graces the Stage in PigottThanks to a generous gift from Susan Sommer, class of 2006,?a nine-foot concert grand piano took the stage during the recent Brahms concert series, April 11-14. Sommer dedicated the piano to her mother who encouraged her to sing.?

    LeRoux Lecture Examines the PapacyFather Thomas Worcester, S.J., the William F. LeRoux, S.J. Endowed Chair in Arts and Sciences, presents ?From Warrior Pope to Pope of the People: The Changing Papacy, 1513 to 2013? on May 7.??

    Criminal Justice Students Present at National ConferenceCriminal Justice senior Kidst Messelu (left)?and junior Terra Lovelace (right) presented ?Eyewitness Accuracy: Immediate Event Recall? at the annual Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences conference held in Dallas, Texas, in March.

    Photo Competition Winners on Display in Kinsey GalleryAssociate Dean Kathleen LaVoy announced the 17 winners and honorable mention photographers of the 2012 Imagining the World: Study Abroad and International Photography Competition. Their photos are now on display in the Kinsey Gallery.

    Seattle University Hosts Regional Leadership Summit on U.S.-China Subnational RelationsSU faculty and staff join China experts for a summit on U.S.-China subnational relations on April 12. ?New Directions Facilitating Trust??focuses on?economic and diplomatic relations with China.

    Criminal Justice Students Contribute to Seattle?s Safe CommunitiesCriminal Justice graduate students Heather Burns?and Lindsie Gillon analyzed data?from hundreds of participants in community meetings sponsored by the?Seattle Police Department and Mayor Mike McGinn.

    O?Brien Named Wismer Professor for Gender and DiversityProvost Isiaah Crawford appointed Professor Jodi O?Brien, Chair of the Department of Anthropology, Sociology, and Social Work, as the?Wismer Professor for Gender and Diversity, effective July 1, 2013.

    First Issue of Arts Management Journal PublishedThe first issue of the "American Journal of Arts Management " is now out. Professor Kevin Maifeld, director of the MFA in Arts Leadership, co-edits the journal which bridges the scholarly divide between academia and?arts organizations.?

    Kasumi Featured in World Printmaking TourDigital Art and Design Professor Naomi Kasumi is a featured artist at exhibtions in Japan and throughout the world, beginning in June. In addition to showing her work, she will give a public demonstration of?the installation process in Kyoto.

    Felipe Murtinho Joins FacultyFelipe Murtinho joins the faculty as an assistant professor in the International Studies Department and Institute of Public Service, effective September 2013. His research focuses on sustainable development and environmental policy in Latin America.

    Trail Examines Potential of Sport Consumers for a New Football ProgramProfessor Galen Trail, director of the Master of Sport Administration and Leadership program, used an identity theory framework to focus on future sport consumer behavior for a new college football program.

    Ring Joins Communication FacultyCaitlin Ring joins the Communication Department, effective September 1, 2013. Her areas of expertise include media law, contemporary media analysis, freedom of the press, privacy, and broadcast regulation.

    Moe-Lobeda Heads to Europe for International Ecumenical ForumsTheology and Religious Studies Prof. Cynthia Moe-Lobeda?joins ecumenical efforts?to develop a?more equitable global economic order.

    English Department Welcomes Poet Laureate Kathleen FlennikenWashington?s Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken joined the English department faculty for the winter quarter 2013 to teach lyric poetry.

    White Publishes Global Case Studies in Maternal and Child HealthSocial Work Professor Ruth White published Global Case Studies in Maternal and Child Health, which is designed for students in public health, nursing, medicine, and allied health professions.

    Documenting the City, One Frame at a TimeFrom zero to fifty in five years, the number of majors in the photography program at Seattle University grows every year under the direction of Professor Claire Garoutte.

    Moe-Lobeda Publishes Resisting Structural EvilTheology and Religious Studies Professor Cynthia D. Moe-Lobeda examines Christian ethics in light of the ecological crisis and relates ecojustice to economic justice?in her new book, "Resisting Structural Evil."?

    Poetry Forum Features Ruth WhiteSocial Work Professor Ruth White leads off an open forum of poetry readings on March 14 at 7 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, 600 Pine Street. The event celebrates Women?s History Month.

    Arnold Designs Costumes for ?These Streets? at the ACT TheatreTheatre Professor Harmony Arnold designed the costumes for the original play ?These Streets" about women musicians during the heyday of Seattle?s grunge scene.

    American Indian Activist LaDuke to Speak on February 28Winona La Duke, American Indian activist, author, and environmentalist, presents "The Economics of Change: Building Sustainable Communities" on February 28.

    Rodriquez Named McGoldrick FellowPresident Stephen Sundborg, S.J. named Theology and Religious Studies Professor Jeanette Rodriguez as the 2013 James B. McGoldrick Fellow. The appointment recognizes her outstanding scholarship and excellent teaching.

    Parkin Receives Homeland Security GrantCriminal Justice Professor William Parkin received a?Department of Homeland Secutiry grant to do research on?convicted domestic extremists.

    Joshi?s ?Titus Andronicus? Receives Footlight AwardTitus Andronicus, directed by Theatre Professor Rosa Joshi, received?a 2012 Footlight Award,?given by Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson. Joshi?s version of the play featured an all-female cast.

    Kelly Publishes on Catholicism and SportsProfessor Patrick Kelly, S.J., published ?Catholic Perspectives on Sport: From Medieval to Modern Times." He?examines how Catholics have engaged in play and sport,?their theological and spiritual relevance, and?their importance for today.

    Zhao to Address China's Rising NationalismUniversity of Denver Prof. Suisheng Zhao, an internationally recognized expert on Chinese politics and Asian politics, will present ?Foreign Policy Implications of Chinese Nationalism Revisited: The Strident Turn? on February 14.

    Horton Curates MOHAI ExhibitFilm Studies Professor Robert Horton has curated a special exhibit at Seattle?s Museum of History and Industry. "Celluloid Seattle: A City at the Movies" examines Seattle?s relationship to film.

    Gomez to Discuss Workers' Rights in El SalvadorAlex Gomez, Federation of Public Service Workers in El Salvador, draw parallels?on public sector reform and workers? rights in El Salvador to?those in the?Pacific Northwest.

    Debate Team Starts Year With Another WinAt the January Northwest University Invitational debate tournament, the team of Robby Noble (left) and Ali Al-Sadi (right) took first place by a vote of both the audience and the judging panel.

    Jeremiah Doyle ?05 to Enter Athletics Hall of FameSoccer star Jeremiah Doyle, class of 2005, will be inducted in the Seattle University Athletics Hall of Fame on February 2. Doyle, an Environmental Studies major, joined the team in 1998.

    Rosie Newman '10 Named President of the Association for Play TherapyRosie Newman, who received her MA in Psychology in 2010, was elected president of the Washington State Association for Play Therapy. Newman is a child and family therapist.

    Guerrero Featured at Frye Art MuseumVisual Arts Professor Francisco Guerrero is featured in "Chamber Music" at?the Frye Art Museum.?His is one of 36?commissioned pieces relating to a musical composition based on James Joyce's poetry.

    Opera Stars to Perform in Eclectic ProgramOpera divas Indra Thomas (left) and Melissa Parks perform arias and songs in a dramatic performance on January 26, 2013. In addition to a tribute to Johannes Brahms, they will present an Americana folk song suite and spirituals.

    Iyer Publishes Roots and ReflectionsEnglish Professor Nalini Iyer published "Roots and Reflections: South Asians in the Pacific Northwest," which?examines how?South Asian immigrants shaped the Pacific Northwest.

    Davis Appointed to Civil Service CommissionPolitical Science Professor Angelique Davis has been appointed a Commissioner?on the Seattle Civil Service Commission by the Seattle City Council.

    Alumni Update: Greg Dole, MFA ?12Greg Dole, MFA in Arts Leadership class of 2012, has been named Grants Director and Community Development Director at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge.?The agency funds arts organizations in an 11?parish region.

    Hahn Publishes on 19th Century Europe and EmpiresHistory Professor Hazel Hahn published two articles on 19th century Europe and empires in which she discusses imperial rivalries and the 19th century?fl?neur.

    Talley Violin Recital Set for January 12Professor Marcus Talley, violinist, presents works by Mozart, Beethoven, and Prokofiev in his faculty recital on January 12, 2013.

    Buried Child Opens Feb. 21The Theatre program presents ?Buried Child,? the 1979 Pulitzer Prize winning play by Sam Shepherd. Performances begin on February 21.

    Helfgott Publishes 4-Volume Set on Criminal PsychologyCriminal Justice?Chair Jacqueline Helfgott published Criminal Psychology, a 4-volume reference on forensic psychology and the intersection of criminal justice, criminology, and psychology.

    Naef Scholars Select Charles Tung for ?Last Lecture?English Professor Charles M. Tung headlines the Naef Scholars "Last Lecture" with? ?Moving in Time:? Penultimate Thoughts on Modernism and the Trope of Time Travel? on April 19.

    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.?