Lisa Zimmerelli, Ph.D., assistant professor of writing and writing center director, has received the Charles Kneupper Award from the Rhetoric Society of America for her article on Frances Willard published in the 2012 Rhetoric Society Quarterly.
The award is given annually to recognize the most significant contribution to scholarship in rhetoric published in the society’s journal. Zimmerelli’s article, “‘The Stereoscopic View of Truth’: The Feminist Theological Rhetoric of Frances Willard’s Woman in the Pulpit,” offers a close reading of the rhetorical and theological features of the book authored by Willard, a noted educator, temperance worker, and women’s suffragist.
“I was inspired to write the piece because I believed I could make a contribution to Willard scholarship particularly and to 19th century scholarship more broadly,” said Zimmerelli. “My analysis of Woman in the Pulpit challenges the idea that a 19th century female activist adopted either a separate spheres ideology based on a rhetoric of morality or an equality ideology based on a rhetoric of natural rights. Willard is almost always portrayed as squarely situated in the former, a conservative temperance zealot, at odds with feminist activists of her day. In fact, as I argue in the essay, Willard's resolution to separate spheres ideology is quite radical.”
Zimmerelli’s article was lauded by the society for being exceptionally well written and engaging in a clear argument, incorporating extensive research from both primary and secondary sources.
She is the co-recipient of this year’s award. More information is available rhetoricsociety.org.
The Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business and Management is ranked No. 2 in the country on Bloomberg Businessweek’s new list of the top 10 “Best Undergraduate B-Schools for Business Law” for 2013.
Loyola is the only Maryland institution and only Jesuit institution on the list, which includes Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, the University of Miami, and Cornell University, among others.
“This honor is a recognition of our truly exceptional business law faculty whose commitment to classroom engagement and innovation in their discipline consistently inspires their students and peers,” said Karyl B. Leggio, Ph.D., dean of the Sellinger School.
The Sellinger’s School’s business law program focuses on critical social justice issues and global awareness with a legal environment of business course required for all business majors, and popular electives in global labor rights, international business law, Ignatian spirituality and the law, and sports law. Three of the five faculty in the law and social responsibility department have been named Loyola’s teacher of the year. The department co-sponsors Loyola’s annual Ethics Week, a series of speakers and presentations that address ethical business and social issues.
This is the Sellinger School’s second appearance in Businessweek’s latest specialty rankings, which are released one at a time over a period of weeks. The Sellinger School ranked No. 5 in the country on the top undergraduate marketing programs list, released in May.
Overall, the Sellinger School was recently ranked No. 53 on Businessweek’s “Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2013,” the only ranked undergraduate program in the state of Maryland. In addition, both the accounting and finance programs within the Sellinger School’s MBA program were recently ranked in the top 30 nationally by U.S. News and World Report.
The latest Businessweek specialty ranking is based on undergraduate business student responses to a survey about the full range of their business school experience. All students surveyed were from the class of 2013.
More information about Businessweek’s business law specialty ranking is available at businessweek.com.
Graduate students at Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management will now be allowed to complete their program requirements at a select group of Jesuit schools overseas, the result of a recently expanded articulation agreement among 22 U.S.-based Jesuit universities accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB-International).
The new Globalized Articulation Agreement includes five AACSB-accredited Jesuit schools outside of the United States, including institutions in Spain, Korea, Taiwan, and Peru.
“We recognize that demanding careers require many of our graduate business students to be globally transient in an increasingly interdependent world,” said Karyl B. Leggio, Ph.D., dean of the Sellinger School. “Those students should not be forced to choose between a degree and upward mobility, and I’m honored that we are part of the network of Jesuit schools that has taken a unique leadership role to address this issue.”
A domestic articulation agreement has existed among the 22 Jesuit schools for many years. The program allows a student who has completed a significant portion of a program to either finish degree requirements at another participating university or transfer credits to an alternate college or university within the network. Normally, schools only accept a few credits from other institutions to count toward program requirements.
In order to take advantage of the articulation agreement, a student must be in good academic standing with the original institution, apply to a network-related institution that is at least 50 miles from the original institution, and be admissible to the new institution. To date, the original U.S. agreement has given more than 600 students the opportunity to complete their graduate degrees after relocating.
The current U.S. Jesuit schools include Loyola, Boston College, Fordham University, Seattle University, Santa Clara, the University of Scranton, John Carroll University, Marquette University, Xavier University, Loyola University Chicago, Loyola University New Orleans, University of Detroit Mercy, Canisius College, Gonzaga University, Loyola Marymount University, Creighton University, Rockhurst University, Le Moyne University, Fairfield University, St. Joseph’s University, Saint Louis University, and University of San Francisco. Three other Catholic universities participating in the agreement are the University of Dayton, University of Portland, and University of San Diego. The international schools being added to the network are Sogang University (South Korea), Universidad Del Pacifico (Peru), Escuela Superior de Administración y Dirección de Empresas [ESADE] (Spain), Institut Quίmic de Sarrià [IQS] (Spain), and Fu Jen Catholic University (Taiwan).
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