Edmund Phelps, Nobel Prize Winning Economist at Seton Hall

The Office of the President and the Office of the Provost are delighted to extend a special invitation to the Seton Hall University community for the rescheduled, exclusive book signing and lecture featuring renowned economist, Professor Edmund Phelps, at 11 a.m on Thursday, April 4, 2024 in Bethany Hall.

Professor Phelps will share insights from his latest work, My Journeys in Economic Theory, and autograph complimentary copies for attendees.

Registration is now open for what will be an enriching experience and event, and the first 125 to register and attend will receive a complimentary copy of My Journeys in Economic Theory.

Phelps, recipient of the 2006 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics, is McVickar Professor Emeritus of Political Economy and Director of the Center on Capitalism and Society at Columbia University. Born in 1933, he spent his childhood in Chicago and, from age six, grew up in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. He attended public schools, earned his B.A. from Amherst (1955) and got his Ph.D. at Yale (1959).

In the 1960s, most notably, he put the macro-economics of Keynes onto a micro-economic foundation by introducing imperfect information and firms’ expectations into wage-setting and price-setting; he coined the term the Golden Rule of saving; and he observed what has come to be known as “the natural rate of unemployment.”

In the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s he branched out from standard economics to work on new subjects: statistical discrimination, economic justice and the benefits of altruism.

Beginning with Rewarding Work (1997), he began to recognize the importance of the non-pecuniary rewards of work: being engaged in projects, the delight of succeeding at something and the experience of flourishing on an unfolding voyage. Over the past two decades he developed a new theory of innovation sparked by modern values and fueled by ordinary people working in the economy.

His most recent books are Mass Flourishing (2013); with Raicho Bojilov, Hian Teck Hoon and Gylfi Zoega, Dynamism (2020); My Journeys in Economic Theory (2023); and with Hian Teck Hoon and Gylfi Zoega, The Great Economic Slowdown (2023).

This is a unique opportunity to engage with a Nobel laureate and delve into the thoughts and ideas that have shaped economic discourse. The Office of the President and the Office of the Provost are proud sponsors of this event.

Register and secure your spot today.

For more information, please contact:

  • Bernadette McVey
  • (973) 313-6053
  • mcveyber@shu.edu

 

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National Grammar & Proofreading Days

The University Libraries celebrates a pair of commemorations that aid with the quality of resources we offer to support the scholarly efforts undertaken by our research community.

During the first week of March we celebrate National Grammar Day (3/4) and National Proofreading Day (3/8) and the University Libraries has various resources related to proper usage of syntax and editing techniques found within our collection.

Additionally, the Seton Hall University Writing Center is located in Rooms #304, 310, and 316 found on the Third Floor of Walsh Library which is also a widely utilized service that assists students with their respective assignments editing needs.

Need additional help through the University Libraries? You can book a research appointment here: Research Appointment Site.

Financial Literacy Workshop

The Women’s Network of Seton Hall University presents their annual TWN-SHU Financial Literacy Workshop to be held on Friday, March 1st starting at 6:00 p.m. in Jubilee Hall, Room 211.

For more information, please fee free to reach out to The Women’s Network of Seton Hall University for more information.

This event is free and open to the public.

 

Love Letter To Self – Special Event

The Women’s Network of Seton Hall University presents their annual “Galentine’s Day – Love Letter to Yourself Event” to be held on Friday, February 16th starting at 6:00 p.m. in Jubilee Hall, Room 211.

For more information, please feel free to reach out to The Women’s Network of Seton Hall University for more information.

This event is free and open to the public.

HERSTORY IN THE MAKING: WomenCON Feb. 6 @ 7pm

By Professor Kayla Glynn, Business Librarian

Women in Business (WIB), a SHU student organization, is hosting Seton Hall University’s first ever WomenCON! This is a university wide event made possible by WIB partnering with the following women led organizations:

  • H.A.I.R. – Having Appreciation in Realness
  • M.O.M – Mind Over Matter
  • N.C.N.W – National Council of Negro Women
  • PERIOD – The Period Movement
  • S.G.A. – Women from Student Government Association
  • T.W.N. – The Women’s Network of Seton Hall
  • W.D.L.P. – Women of Diplomacy Leadership Program
  • W.I.S.T.E.M. – Women in S.T.E.M.

A panel discussion will be held from 7:35pm to 8:05pm. The panelists include:

  • Mary Balkun – SHU Professor, English & Director of Faculty Development
  • Karen Boroff – SHU Professor, Management & Dean Emeritus
  • Sona Patel – SHU Associate Professor, Speech-Language Pathology

Register by clicking this link: Registration

Founded in 2017, Women in Business’ mission is “to develop a community of determined women pursuing business or other related fields at Seton Hall University to serve as a support system to help each other reach career goals from an early start.”

Source: https://shuwib.weebly.com/

 

National Geography Day & University Libraries

On January 27th we celebrate the importance of National Geography Day. For instance, the study of topographic geography in particular aids with the discovery of places found not only within the United States, but also across the globe.

Learning about the proximity of specific locations for a certain purpose has been a timeless exercise among our research community. A thorough geographic investigation can include any number of resource types including the ever-popular atlas or map route. However, such information tools as textual descriptions, statistical data, and photographic documentation can also be used to enhance your overall search results.

The University Libraries provides access to thousands of resource tools that can aid with your search for geographical knowledge. A starter list of titles listed within our SetonCat holdings catalog and can be found via the following link. In addition, we have various Library Guides devoted to various areas of Geographical Diversity including a specific site devoted to Historical Cartography.

Need additional help through the University Libraries? You can book a research appointment here: Research Appointment Site.

Honoring History & Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2024! The Seton Hall University Libraries is here to wish you the best of the semester ahead as we build upon our deep and varied resource collections. We will also be offering our community traditional research assistance as before in the days ahead.

As part of our recognition of the past meeting the present, January 4th marks the Feast Day of the first American-born Saint and the Patroness of Our University, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. We have numerous resources both print and in electronic form. This information is openly shared with our local community and access is provided to interested parties across the globe.

Included below is a link to our specialized site devoted to the life, writings, and legacy of Mother Seton. Regardless of the source type each item found on this site is available for reference purposes. Additional materials are also added on a regular basis.

More information can be found via our Library Guide on St. Elizabeth Ann Seton & Family

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Kwanzaa & University Libraries

As we honor the annual celebration of Kwanzaa which embraces the importance of African American and Pan-African family, community, and culture will be observed from December 26th to January 1st. This commemoration includes a uniting of the Neguzo Saba (Seven Principles) of Umoja (Unity), Kujichagulia (Self-Determination), Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility), Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics), Nia (Purpose), Kuumba (Creativity), and Imani (Faith) through interpretative dance, music, poetry, and storytelling among other expressions of tribute.

More information on the meaning of Kwanzaa can be found here.

The following list of book titles will provide researchers with a deeper knowledge of this commemoration and its legacy = Seton Hall University Libraries – Kwanzaa Resources

Heri za Kwanzaa!

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Hanukkah & University Libraries

As we observe and honor the eight-day Jewish celebration known as the: “Festival of Lights,” the University Libraries is happy to provide our campus community with information about this holiday and its significance.

The following list of book titles will provide researchers with a deeper knowledge of this commemoration and its legacy = Seton Hall University Libraries – Hanukkah Resources

Hanukkah Sameach!  חַג חֲנוּכָּה שַׂמֵח

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Contemplative Community Week, September 18-22, 2023

By Lisa Rose-Wiles, Professor/Science & Copyright Librarian Chair, Library Faculty Assembly

Depth. Connection. Wholeness. We are excited to announce our fourth annual Contemplative Community Week for September 18 – 22! This is a week of presentations, meditation, prayer, and contemplative practices aimed at inviting the whole Seton Hall community to promote holistic well-being, enter into study more thoughtfully and deeply, and form stronger personal and communal bonds. Events and resources for the week will be shared in a variety of modalities – in-person and virtual, indoor and outdoor, synchronous and asynchronous. We are grateful to our co-sponsors for bringing this week to fruition: the Center for Faculty Development, the Center for Catholic Studies, University Libraries, the TLTC, the Student Occupational Therapy Association, and Campus Ministry. Continue below for the full week’s schedule, links, and additional resources.

Monday, Sept. 18

Coloring for Contemplation

12:00pm – 2:00pm

Location 24-Hour Room, Walsh Library (across from Dunkin)

Drop by the 24-hour room to start the week with a relaxing coloring session featuring contemplation-inspired images. Coloring pages and crayons/colored pencils will be available free of charge.

One SHU, One Breath

1:00pm

Location: Wherever you are

At 1:00pm today all members of the SHU community are invited to pause whatever they are doing to take one deep, intentional breath. (The One University – One Breath initiative was originated by the Project for Mindfulness and Contemplation at the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota. We express our gratitude to our friends at St. Thomas for sharing this idea.)

Maker Event: A Virtual Reality Meditation Journey

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Location: Walsh Library, Space154

Escape the stress, pressure, and noise of everyday life and experience the calming and soothing meditation of virtual reality. By using Oculus Rift, Google Cardboard, Meta Quest, and Merge 360 headsets, immerse yourself in the world of virtual reality. Please bring a cell phone with you. Registration is required: https://events.shu.edu/technology/event/29502-maker-event-a-virtual-reality-meditation-journey-for-f

Practice of the Day: Mindful Eating

Each day this week we will recommend a mindfulness practice. Today try eating one of your meals “mindfully”. Here’s how: https://ro.co/health-guide/mindful-eating/

Resource of the Day: Nod app

This app combines science and student-powered design to give students the skills they need to build meaningful social connections. Take guided steps to progress toward your social goals, complete exercises to reduce negative thoughts and build resilience, and hear from fellow students working toward the same goals. https://heynod.com/

Tuesday, Sept. 19

Contemplative Pedagogy and Trauma-Informed Care: Supporting Student Growth from Classroom to Clinic

12:00pm – 1:00pm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgRHa6VuMcQ

Location: Virtual (Teams)

In this video presentation Dr. Meryl Picard provides an overview of Contemplative Pedagogy and TIC principles, along with ideas to thoughtfully integrate Trauma-Informed Contemplative Pedagogy (TICP) into the classroom.

Practice of the Day: Mindful Pause

Today whenever you hear a bell or chime (a phone, on your computer, the bell on campus), stop whatever you are doing and take a deep breath before continuing with your activity. Resource of the Day: Headspace app

“Meditation and mindfulness for any mind, any mood, any goal.” Sleep better, reduce anxiety, relieve stress, feel better, relax. Free trial available (Students have free access to Headspace here).

Wednesday, Sept. 20

Contemplative Practices in the Classroom

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Location: Teams Click here to join the meeting

Join Dr. Ruth Tsuria and Dr. Chad Thralls for a discussion of resources they have created for faculty who would like to incorporate contemplative practices into their Core courses or other humanities courses.

Falling Leaves Picnic

12:30 -1:00

University Green (meet at the seal)

Bring your lunch or some snacks and join us for conversation. This will be followed by a Walking Meditation if you choose to participate. We will meet on the University Green at the seal.

Walking Meditation

1:00-1:30pm

Location: The Green (meet at the seal)

Join us to discover contemplation through movement with this walking meditation; it will be led by Dr. Kelly Shea of the English Department. We’ll meet at the seal.

Moonlight Mercy and Confessions

9:00 – 10:00pm

Location: Chapel of the Immaculate Conception

Come light a candle, say a prayer, and discover God’s gifts of peace and forgiveness in your heart. Sponsored by Campus Ministry.

Practice of the Day: Gratitude

Sit quietly. Reflect on the many things you are grateful for. Write down three of them.

Resource of the Day: Gratitude Revealed

Select from among 15 beautiful film shorts to explore what gratitude is, why it’s important and what we can all do to live more gracious lives: https://movingart.com/gratitude-revealed/

Thursday, Sept. 21

Kata Holos Conversation with Dr. Jonathan Heaps.

12:00-1:15

Location: Mooney Hall 339

Join Dr. Jonathan Heaps, an instructor with the university core, and moderator Dr. Patrick Manning of the ICSST for a candid conversation about what it means to strive for wholeness in one’s life, what practices and resources support this wholeness, and what sometimes gets in the way. Lunch will be provided and space is limited, so registration is required: https://events.shu.edu/event/29515-kata-holos-conversation-with-dr-jonathan-heaps

SHU Meditates

12:30 – 1:00

In Teams

Relieve stress and anxiety with a brief guided meditation session led by an experienced instructor.

Join in Teams https://events.shu.edu/event/29197-shu-meditates

Practice of the Day: Email/Text mindfully Learn how: https://www.mindful.org/the-six-rules-of-conscious-emailing/ Resource of the Day: Hallow app

“Hallow is an excellent resource for people searching for deeper spiritual lives….” A Catholic app for prayer and meditation, Hallow is also a resource for sleep, calming music, journaling, scripture, inspiration and more. https://hallow.com/

Friday, September 22

Contemplative Practices Open Discussion

2:00pm – 3:30pm

Jubilee 132

Would you like to learn more about contemplative practices? Are you interested in incorporating some into your daily routine or your classroom? Please join us for an informal discussion with some of us who are doing this and share your ideas and experiences. The session will begin with introductions and a guided meditation.

Practice of the Day: Beholding

Find a tree (or a stream or clouds, etc.) and watch it attentively for 5 minutes. Try to notice details that you would normally overlook. Resource: Garrison Institute Virtual Sanctuary

A virtual space for connection and balance. Participate in retreats and meditation sessions, learn about mental health and contemplative practice in webinars and articles, and explore other resources. https://www.garrisoninstitute.org/the-garrison-institute-forum/

IHS Campus Schedule:

Monday, Sept. 18

3:10pm – 4:10pm

Location: Rms. 3416/3418

Student Occupational Therapy Association. All IHS students are welcome.

Activities include Mindfulness BINGO, Zen corner, and mandala coloring.

Tuesday, Sept. 19

12:00 – 1:00pm Contemplative Pedagogy and Trauma-Informed Care: Supporting Student Growth from Classroom to Clinic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgRHa6VuMcQ

Location: Virtual (Teams)

In this video presentation, Dr. Meryl Picard provides an overview of Contemplative Pedagogy and TIC principles, along with ideas to thoughtfully integrate Trauma-Informed Contemplative Pedagogy (TICP) into the classroom.

More Contemplative Community Week Opportunities:

Videos of previous Contemplative Community events Check out the Contemplative Community YouTube playlist for talks on how mindfulness can improve your performance in various areas of work and life, how to use technology mindfully, a musical meditation, and more.

Book Display at Walsh Library

Check out this display of books on mindfulness, contemplative practices and prayer, and a variety of other contemplative topics at the end of the reference book stacks on the second floor of the library (near the photocopiers and Dunkin Donuts).

Don’t want this week to end?

If you would like keep learning about contemplation and/or continuing nurturing a contemplative practice, consider the following: ○ Join the Contemplative Community Teams group (open to all) or the Contemplative Pedagogy Teams group (for faculty) to explore more resources and connect with others.

*  Join UpliftSHU, a student-run mental health club that upholds tenets of mindfulness, community and empowerment.

*  Join faculty and staff Thursdays at 12:30pm in Teams for a weekly guided meditation; check the Events calendar for the link.

*  Be on the lookout for announcements about spring 2023 faculty development opportunities.

*  Attend Moonlight Mercy every Wednesday 9:30-10:30pm in the main chapel or Sant’Egidio prayer every Thursday 4:00-4:30pm in the Xavier Hall chapel.

*  Download an app like Calm, Headspace, Hallow, or Integration

Share Your Feedback Please take a few minutes to complete this brief survey and offer your feedback on Contemplative Community Week and/or share your contact info so you can stay connected with the Contemplative Community Initiative.

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