September 2021

Message from the Dean

Dear Arts & Sciences Community Members,

I write this introduction from my office in the Casey Building, as so many staff, faculty and students are back on campus to start the Fall Quarter. It is a mixed bag of joy at seeing so many of you in person again and concern around keeping everyone as safe as possible. I appreciate everyone's flexibility through this new phase of the pandemic.

In this month's memo, you will see calls for next summer's study abroad courses, CAS faculty members who are in the university's first Anti-Racist Curriculum training, and an introduction from our new Professional Formation Coordinator, Amy Lonn-O'Brien.

Notable upcoming grant opportunities are highlighted, and at our All-College Meeting on October 21, Sarah Bricknell will share more ways to connect with grant opportunities individually or by department. As always, there are a host of remarkable accomplishments from our faculty, staff and alumni.

Welcome back!

Shared Governance

David V. Powers, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Seattle University


Call for proposals for the faculty-led study abroad courses during Spring/Summer 2022.

Reminder: Proposals need to be submitted to the A&S Curriculum Committee by October 1, 2021 through Academic Program Manager Lisa Ferrin. She will forward the application to the CAS Curriculum Committee.

We offer global education for students who may not be able to go abroad during their regular school year. Students register for the courses in Spring Quarter, and finish in the Summer when the travel takes place. The faculty member who teaches the course receives a summer course salary, which currently is $7,014. As you know well, there are still uncertainties related to COVID and we do not yet know what the university's Study Abroad policy will be for next summer, but we hope that we will be able to offer these courses.

Pilot Initiative on Anti-Racist Education: Curriculum Development Cohort

Provost Shane Martin provided a summer update for the Pilot Initiative on Anti-Racist Education: Curriculum Development Cohort. The cohort is underway with its work including participating together in professional development sessions in partnership with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Center for Faculty Development. The campus will be invited to engage with the cohort to hear what the faculty members are learning over this summer and planning to incorporate into their courses. This pilot initiative, as well as the campus-wide sessions, will contribute to ongoing efforts to grow institutional knowledge and shared understanding of anti-racist education, and build capacity to enhance student learning and engagement. Stay tuned for more information on this opportunity to learn more about the impact of this pilot initiative.

Arts and Sciences recipients of the Pilot Initiative on Anti-Racist Education: Curriculum Development Cohort

  • Rashmi Chordiya, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Joseph DeFilippis, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Anne Farina and Estella Williamson, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Hazel Hahn, Henry Kamerling, and Randall Souza, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Jaisy Joseph, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Tara Roth, Alex Smith, and Hannah Tracy, College of Arts & Sciences

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Pathways to Professional Formation

Welcome to Amy O'Brien, MEd, our new Professional Formation Coordinator. We are very happy to share this message from her:

I was born and raised in the greater Seattle area. I love the rain, reading historical fiction, and baking. I graduated from University of Washington with a BA in History and then came to Seattle U specifically for the Student Development Administration program.

Over the years, I have worked in a wide range of student service areas and with many departments, but my favorite work has been career focused. I am excited to work with students, academic departments and other offices on campus to help implement and promote events, services and resources that will build students' professional formation skills.

I look forward getting to know your departments, helping your students find internships, brainstorming mentoring opportunities, and encouraging your students to take proactive steps to becoming the person they envision after graduation. I will be reaching out to departments to set up times connect in-person or virtually to learn more about what your department is currently doing around internships/mentoring and learn more about how I can help.

You can reach Amy by email or at 206-296-2840.

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Leadership Committee on Intersectionality and Justice

The Leadership Committee on Intersectionality and Justice (LCIJ) welcomes several new members this year.  

  • Angelique Davis, Faculty
  • Roxy Hornbeck, Faculty
  • Cole Janssen, Student
  • Kyra Kahapea-Aquino, Student
  • Wailana Medeiros, Student
  • John Nettles, Staff
  • Carmen Rivera, Faculty (one-year substitution for Hye-Kyung Kang)
  • Sonora Jha, PhD, Professor, Dean's Office Liaison
  • Kate Reynolds, Committee Administrative Support

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Funding Opportunities

AAUW Short-Term Research Publication Grant Program  - November 1, 2021 deadline

This program provides support to scholars to prepare research manuscripts for publication. Preference will be given to applicants whose work supports the vision of AAUW: to break through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance. Time must be available for eight consecutive weeks of final writing and editing in response to issues raised in critical reviews. These grants can be awarded to both tenure-track and part-time faculty, and to new and established researchers. Tenured professors are not eligible. Amount: $6,000.

Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation – November 1 deadline  

Grants of up to $25,000. Areas of interest for funding are: studies to develop, refine, evaluate, or disseminate interventions and preventive/intervention to address social, psychological, behavioral or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families, and communities with outcomes that have the potential add to the knowledge base for services and program development. Community engaged research is highly valued. 

Russell Sage Foundation – November 10 deadline 

The Russell Sage Foundation supports social science research projects for which the investigators have already fully-developed the research design, the sample framework, access to data, etc. Investigators are encouraged to submit an LOI after they have developed and pre-tested survey instruments, completed preliminary data analyses if the data are publicly-available or conducted some preliminary interviews for qualitative studies.  Funding priorities include: Behavioral Economics, Future of Work, Race, Ethnicity and Immigration, Social, Political and Economic Inequality, Immigration and Immigrant Integration, Improving Education and Reducing Inequality in the US, and Decision Making and Human Behavior Context. 

NEH Collaborative Research Grant Program  – December 1 deadline  

The Collaborative Research program aims to advance humanistic knowledge through sustained collaboration between two or more scholars. The program encourages projects that propose diverse approaches to topics, incorporate multiple points of view, and explore new avenues of inquiry in the humanities for scholars and general audiences.  The program allows projects that propose research in a single field of study, as well as interdisciplinary work. Projects that include partnerships with researchers from the natural and social sciences are encouraged, but they must remain firmly rooted in the humanities and must employ humanistic methods. Proposed projects must lead to tangible and sustainable outcomes such as co-authored or multi-authored books; born-digital publications; themed issues of peer-reviewed journals; a series of peer-reviewed articles in academic journals or articles in general audience publications or both; and open-access digital resources.  

This program provides support to scholars to prepare research manuscripts for publication. Preference will be given to applicants whose work supports the vision of AAUW: to break through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance. Time must be available for eight consecutive weeks of final writing and editing in response to issues raised in critical reviews. These grants can be awarded to both tenure-track and part-time faculty, and to new and established researchers. Tenured professors are not eligible. Amount: $6,000.

More from the Office of Sponsored Projects

Just released: 2020-21 Annual Report.

2022 Summer Faculty Fellowship Program  

The Office of Sponsored Projects and the Faculty Fellowship Committee are pleased to announce that proposals will now be accepted for the 2022 Summer Faculty Fellowship! The Summer Faculty Fellowship (SFF) is for full-time tenure-track, tenured faculty and full-time librarians who are involved in an active program of scholarship.  

The fellowship amount is $7,100 total, paid in the summer 2021 pay periods.   

Please submit the completed proposal by email to, by 5 p.m. on November 5, 2021. Please note that proposals received after the due date and time will not be considered. Selected recipients will be notified in early 2022. All submitters will receive proposal feedback in early 2022. Download the 2022 SFF Application. 

OSP Events

  • Thursday, October 7, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Research @ SU 101: Understanding The Resources Available To Support Faculty Scholarship At SU
  • Thursday. October 28, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Faculty Research Lightning Talks: 2021 Summer Faculty Fellows

Learn more here. 

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Of Gifts and Gratitude

As we return to regular mail delivery, please not that any gifts/donations that are addressed or delivered to you or your area should be delivered/re-directed to Advancement Services, ADMN 305B, for processing. With the variance of in-office schedules and to support social distancing practices, the team is happy to announce that we recently installed a mailbox right outside the office for colleagues across campus to drop off, at your convenience.  Should you or a colleague find themselves with a high volume of gifts to hand off, or a package that doesn’t look like it will fit please secondarily consider routing thru Campus Mail or coordinate with the Advancement Services team for hand off; contact them by email.

There have been numerous announcements made regarding the success of the Campaign for the Uncommon Good. If you missed the details, check it out here.

We are equally proud of the achievements of Our Moment for Mission, which you can see here.

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Pete Collins, PhD, Associate Professor, and Brooke Gialopsos, PhD, Assistant Professor, both in Criminal Justice, Criminology, and Forensics, published a report for Washington State Administrative Office of the Courts entitled “An exploration of barriers to responding to jury summons.”

Serena Cosgrove, PhD, Associate Professor, International Studies, and her co-author, Ben Curtis, are happy to share the news that the updated and revised, second edition of their textbook, "Understanding global poverty: Causes, solutions, and capabilities", has been published by Routledge. Audrey Hudgins, EdD, Clinical Associate Professor, Matteo Ricci Institute, contributed to a chapter titled “Migration and poverty reduction: Balancing human security and national security.”

Elizabeth Dale, PhD, Interim Director and Associate Professor, Nonprofit Leadership was interviewed for these stories:

Angelique Davis, JD, Associate Professor, Political Science, on NBC News' "Stay Tuned," their Snapchat news show, talking about the controversy around critical race theory.

Anna Farina, PhD, Assistant Professor, Social Work, is quoted in “Can A Court Victory Provide Refuge For Foster Youth?

Maureen Emerson Feit, PhD, Director and Assistant Professor, Nonprofit Leadership, worked with Taylor Coats, a recent MNPL graduate, and Jack Brandon Philips of Tarleton State to gain greater insight into the role that community organizations played in addressing a potential undercount in U.S. Census 2020. Read the article.

She was also selected to participate in the 2021 ARNOVA/Independent Sector Symposium for Public Policy and Nonprofits in September. The Symposium will focus on nonprofit engagement in voting, equity, democratic participation, and election reform. In their commentary, Dr. Feit and her colleague Dr. Jack Brandon Philips will argue for an expanded understanding of the role that community organizations play in voter participation, centering the social capital and labor that staff of color contribute as they engage constituents in democratic processes and pushing the boundaries of the theory of nonprofits and civic engagement to actively engage the history of the U.S. as a racialized democracy.

Brooke Gialopsos, PhD, Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice, Criminology, and Forensics was a keynote speaker at the Campus Security & Life Safety Virtual Summit in July 2021. She and co-authors presented “Countering the media narrative: Positive outcomes of an active assailant protocol.” 

Kimberly Harden, EdD, Instructor, Communication and Media, published “The Allyship Challenge,” an on-the-job guide for those who have an uneasy sense that racial justice must be served but don’t know what to do. The question she answers is: What can we do to evoke justice in the context of the workplace—the realm where we’re most likely to meet others with backgrounds different from our own?

Jacqueline Helfgott, PhD, Professor, Criminal Justice and Director, Crime & Justice Research Center, is quoted in the Crosscut article, "Unions warn of ‘mass exodus’ over city of Seattle vaccine mandate.”

Matthew Hickman, PhD, Professor and Chair, Criminal Justice, Criminology, and Forensics was interviewed for:

Audrey Hudgins, EdD, Clinical Associate Professor, Matteo Ricci Institute, and Guillermo Yrizar Barbosa, Ibero Puebla, published a review of the book, The deportation machine: America’s long history of expelling immigrants by Adam Goodman, in the June-July edition of "Mitologías hoy: Revista de pensamiento, crítica y estudios literarios latinoamericanos," a bi-annual, bi-lingual interdisciplinary journal of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona that seeks to inform the current debate on the Latin American experience by drawing on literary, theoretical, and cultural perspectives. Read it here. 

Also, with two Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla colleagues, Guillermo Yrizar and Elena Ayala, she presented a paper, “’Tenemos una vida de perros’: Separación de familias migrantes en tránsito durante la pandemia en Puebla“ at the international conference, Seminario de Migracion y Ciudadanías: Poderes Móviles en Centro - Norte América, hosted by the University of Guanajuato on July 5, 2021. The session was recorded on Facebook Live and can be viewed here.

Michael Jaycox, PhD, Associate Professor, Theology and Religious Studies, is part of a three-day colloquium addressing Catholic perspectives on criminal justice reform. The workshops and public lectures include leading scholars examining how Catholic tradition and social thought might inform the challenges confronting today’s American criminal justice system. Professor Jaycox will be joined by Professors Hershella Conyers (University of Chicago Law School), Michael Scott (Arizona State University), and Tobias Winright (Saint Louis University). More information and registration for this online discussion is here.

Nalini Iyer, PhD, Professor, Department of English, and the Theiline Pigott-McCone Endowed Chair (2020-2022), is the Editor-in-Chief for South Asian Review, which is now being indexed by Scopus. Her work as Editor is supported with a course release from English/CAS. When she started as Editor, the journal had just moved to being published by Taylor and Francis after nearly 40 years of being a print only and niche society publication. This recognition by Scopy marks the journal’s international impact. The journal currently has 16k annual downloads and a 17% acceptance rate per Taylor and Francis metrics. Scopus uniquely combines a comprehensive, expertly curated abstract and citation database with enriched data and linked scholarly literature across a wide variety of disciplines.

Sonora Jha, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Community and Professor, Communication and Media, was invited to speak on a panel of senior researchers and administrators for The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication's Workshop "Women Faculty Moving Forward: Leading the Future of Academia," held virtually on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. The workshop was part of the AEJMC's annual convention and was designed to help junior women faculty move forward in their careers through mentoring, networking and preparing for tenure and promotion and administration and leadership positions.

She also taught a 6-day workshop titled "Discovering and Deepening Your Story," at Hollyhock Learning Centre on Cortes Island, British Columbia, Aug, 28-Sept. 2. "Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of Covid-19," in which she had an essay (titled Alone and Awash in Desire) and Dr. Serena Chopra had a poem (titled Seduction, After Fruit & Mercy), has won the Washington State Book Award in the "General Non-Fiction" category.

Paul Kidder, PhD, Professor, Philosophy, presented a virtual talk on his book, “Minoru Yamasaki and the Fragility of Architecture” on Zoom on September 7, in partnership with Elliott Bay Books. The video will soon be available. He was interviewed about the book by Crosscut: “Remembering the Seattle architect who built the World Trade Center.” He also published “The Man Who Designed The World Trade Center’s Twin Towers” with Post Alley.

Leilani Lewis, MNPL, Adjunct Faculty, Nonprofit Leadership, and public art consultant on the Jackson Apartments Art Walk, was interviewed for “A wave of Black art rises in Seattle’s Central District” on Crosscut.

Yitan Li, PhD, published a co-authored book (with Scott Gartner, Chin-Hao Huang, and Patrick James), “Identity in the Shadow of a Giant: How the Rise of China is Changing Taiwan” with the Bristol University Press. This book investigates the implications of the global ascent of China on cross-Strait relations and the identity of Taiwan as a democratic state. Examining an array of factors that affect identity formation, the authors consider the influence of the rapid military and economic rise of China on Taiwan’s identity. Their assessment offers valuable insights into which policies have the best chance of resulting in peaceful relations and prosperity across the Taiwan Strait and builds a new theory of identity at elite and mass levels. It also possesses implications for the United States-led world order and today’s most critical great power competition.  This book is published at a crucial time juncture of cross-Strait relations. On the one hand, tensions between the United States and China continue to rise. On the other hand, with the chaotic withdrawal of the United States from the 20-year-war in Afghanistan, one wonders if the United States would ever effectively come to Taiwan’s defense if cross-Strait relations deteriorate into conflict. This book is a timely reminder for how volatile cross-Strait relations can be and how important the effects of a rising China are on Taiwan’s identity and cross-Strait relations.

Marco Lowe, MPA, Adjunct Faculty, Institute of Public Service, was interviewed for

Kira Mauseth, PhD, Senior Instructor, Psychology, was interviewed for

Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, PhD, Professor, Modern Languages and Cultures and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies performed her commissioned poem, “Homeland” for "Chile Mole Pozole.” Another commissioned poem  was performed by the theatre company "Teatro Visión." “In Xóchitl, in Cuícatl: Floricanto, Cien año de poesía chicanx/latinx (1920-2020)” her anthology, published bilingually in Spain. launched in the United States. It includes 66 Chicanx/Latinx poets and represents the last one hundred years, 1920-2020.  There is no other anthology like this one, with introductions for each literary period covered by the anthology. Readings included one in Santa Cruz County at the renowned Henry Mello Center, with about half the poets reading. Poets arrived from all parts of the US, including alumni from New York, Aldo U. Reséndiz; Seattle, Carlos Sibaja-García; and Veronica Eldrege from San José, who designed the cover of the anthology.

Wingate Packard, MA, Adjunct Faculty, English, reviewed Ruth Ozeki’s fourth novel, “The Book of Form and Emptiness,” for the Seattle Times.

Christopher Paul, PhD, Professor, Communication, was interviewed for the Vice story, “The Addictive Allure of Gacha Games Comes for Everyone Eventually.”

Carmen Rivera, MA, Full Time Faculty/Lecturer, Criminal Justice, Criminology & Forensics  was interviewed by Crosscut for  "In WA, incarcerated students are ‘left behind and left out.” She is also running for Renton City Council and was feature in The South Seattle Emerald, “Will Local Governments Reflect The Changing Demographics Of South King County?

Christina Roberts, PhD, Director, Indigenous Peoples Institute; Associate Director, Matteo Ricci Institute; and Associate Professor, English and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, supported SU ECE professor Henry Louie in his application for the recent  NSF research grant he received to improve the use of off-grid solar electricity on Native American reservations. The project is a collaborative effort with Navajo Technical University.

Alexandra Smith, PhD, Seattle U English and Seattle University Writing Center, was one of the experts consulted for this U.S. News and World Report article, "3 Academic Writing Tips for International Students."

Randall Souza, PhD, Assistant Professor, History, was elected Vice-President of the Puget Sound Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, which sponsors a number of lectures every year as well other activities including, this year, an International Archaeology Day event at the Burke Museum on October 23. In July with his coauthor Alex Walthall he published an article ("Sortition in Hellenistic Sicily: New Archaeological Evidence from Sicily," American Journal of Archaeology 125.3: 361-390), which identifies a pair of small objects inscribed with names as lots for random selection, and proposes a connection with the distribution of land to new citizens during a period of migration and mobile populations.

Sharon Suh, PhD, Professor, Theology and Religious Studies, is the new president of Sakyadhita International Association of Buddhist Women, considered by many the most important organization for Buddhist women in the world. Read about her selection here.

John Trafton, PhD, Film Studies, presented “An Appetite for Film: Food in the Movies” for Humanities Washington and Scarecrow Video. The online presentation explored the complex relationship between food and film throughout history, and how this relationship continues to impact our cultural landscape.

Brittany Heintz Walters, PhD, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology, was awarded the American Society of Biomechanics 2021 Junior Faculty Research Award. Heintz’s research focuses on understanding neuromuscular changes associated with movement impairments in healthy older adults and patient populations. This project will evaluate the performance of a soft robot for hand rehabilitation (developed by Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Yen-Lin Han) as a critical step toward improving hand motor function and quality of life in stroke survivors.

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Brian Henning, Philosophy '98, is the founding director of Gonzaga University's Center for Climate, Society, and the Environment. He talked with the Spokane Journal of Business about establishing the center, how students can get involved, and what role it could play in Spokane’s business community.

Gayatri Agnew, Political Science, 2003 was named to the Class of 2021 Forty Under 40 by the Northwest Arkansa Business Journal. Read about Gayatri.

Anthony Bowmer, 2020, and Nils Gollersrud, 2019,Film Studies, attended Cannes Film Festival 2021 where they checked out some of the new films this year, including Palme D’or Winner and horror film, Titane (Julia Ducournau, 2021),described by the BBC as the “most shocking film of 2021” as well as new films  by Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Memoria), Sean Baker (Red Rocket) and Hong Sang-Soo (In Front of your Face).

Denny Hunthausen, BA, Foreign Languages, ’81, retired from Catholic Community Services of Western Washington after 38 years serving refugees, people experiencing homelessness and other vulnerable people. Read about Denny.

Woody Lotts, MFA Arts Leadership, ‘19, was named Executive Director of Numerica Performing Arts Center in Wenatchee, Washington.

Clarissa Y. Malinao, BA, Criminal Justice, 2000, is under consideration to fill a vacancy on the  Circuit Court of the First Circuit in Oʻahu, Hawaii.

Errin Patton, MFA in Arts Leadership,  '17, joined MoPOP as the Annual Fund Manager.

Renee Rassilyer-Bomers, Humanities, ’03, and College of Nursing ’05, ’16, was named to the Class of 2021 Forty Under 40 by the Puget Sound Business Journal. Read about Renee.

Shawn Richard-Davis, BA, Criminal Justice, ’83 published “In Memoriam to Seattle’s Central District” in the South Seattle Emerald.

Eve Sanford, MFA in Arts Leadership, '17 was named the new Polk Bros. Associate Director of Learning at MCA Chicago.

Tatianah Summers, Biology with a minor in Philosophy and Ethics minor, and Honors ‘ 21, was featured in the video for the 2021 Costco Scholarship Fund event. She is headed to medical school. See her in the video.

Will  Swenson, Political Science, ’01, reflected on the war in Afghanistan in the Seattle Times recently. He won the Medal of Honor in 2013 and was named Seattle U Alumnus of the Year in 2014. He was the first Army officer to receive the Medal of Honor for service in Iraq and Afghanistan and was inducted into the Pentagon Hall of Fame in 2013.

Hollis Wong Wear, Women, Gender Studies & Sexuality, ’09, created this playlist for KEXP’s Midnight in a Perfect World.

Nina Yarbrough, MFA Arts Leadership, ’16, was named 4Culture’s new arts program director. Read about her in this South Seattle Emerald interview.

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Ha’aheo Auwae-Dekker, Film Studies, had their film Malihini (2021, 7 minutes) shown in the NWFF Local Sightings Film Festival. The director explores Hawaiian identity and their fraught relationship to the mainland in this intimate, raw conversation with their mother.

Amanda Morgan, Interdisciplinary Arts, specialization in Arts Leadership, was featured on KING 5’s New Day Northwest, talking about Pacific Northwest Ballet dancer's group, The Seattle Project, which is trying to make dance accessible to more communities. Amanda is part of Second Stage, SU's partnership with PNB that helps dancers plan their future and earn their degrees while continuing as dancers.

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Workplace Trends, Resources, and Strategies: Reopening, Reorienting, and Navigating Unknowns

Behavioral Health during COVID-19

October 7, 12:30 p.m., Zoom – register to receive the link

A resilient workforce during these challenging times is more meaningful than ever. Leaders and team members alike have unique opportunities to help others navigate their experiences while also taking care of themselves. Dr. Kira Mauseth, Senior Instructor, SU Psychology, and co-lead for the Behavioral Health Strike Team for the Washington State Department of Health shares her expertise. Participants will learn about behavioral health considerations and navigating the unknowns during recovery. The presentation includes information about the physical and neuro-chemical processes at work that influence our behavior in disaster recovery, strategies for improving healthy boundaries, self-efficacy, and active coping, and the PEACE model for active, practical resilience building.  Real-time captioning will be available.

Register for the free event here.

Voices of the Border

October 19, 6:30 p.m., Pigott Auditorium

Join us for a conversation with co-editors Dr. Tobin Hansen and María Engracia Robles Robles, ME. The conversation will be held in English and Spanish, with real-time translation from Spanish to English. American Sign Language interpretation will be available. This event is open only to Seattle U students, faculty and staff. Advance registration is required; learn more and register here. Seattle U COVID-19 safety protocols will be in effect, including masks. Attendees must present their Safe Start Health Check confirmation. Sponsored by Seattle University Common Text Program, Matteo Ricci Institute, International Studies, Modern Languages and Cultures, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Center for Jesuit Education

Virtual Transversal: Poetry & Performance by Urayoán Noel

October 20, 4-6 p.m., Zoom

A bilingual poetry event featuring English/Spanish translations of the author's new book, Transversal, just released by the University of Arizona Press. Join us on Zoom here. Questions? Contact Dr. Susan Meyers, Creative Writing Program Director by email.

A Conversation with Judge LaDoris Hazzard Cordell

October 26, 6 p.m., Zoom

Real Time Captioning will be available.

"Her Honor," My Life on the Bench...What Works, What's Broken, and How to Change It. In “Her Honor”, Judge LaDoris Hazzard Cordell provides a rare and thought-provoking insider account of our legal system, sharing vivid stories of the cases that came through her courtroom and revealing the strengths, flaws, and much-needed changes within our courts. Judge Cordell, the first African American woman to sit on the Superior Court of Northern California, knows firsthand how prejudice has permeated our legal system. And yet, she believes in the system. From ending school segregation to legalizing same-sex marriage, its progress relies on legal professionals and jurors who strive to make the imperfect system as fair as possible. Tickets ($5 or $31, including the book) available online. Seattle University students, faculty and staff can access their code for free tickets here(with SU credentials.) Presented by Elliott Bay Book Company; Northwest African American Museum; and Seattle University College of Arts and Sciences, Criminal Justice, Criminology & Forensics Department; School of Law; and Black Law Student Association. 

College and Academic Calendar

All College Meeting

October 21, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Zoom

Academic Calendar

Find the most recent Academic Calendar dates here.

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Graduate Program Information Sessions and Open Houses

The Dean’s Monthly Memo is published the second full week of the month, September through December and February through June. Send your updates at any time to Karen Bystrom. The next deadline is Thursday, October 7.