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Week of January 20, 2015

The Bulletin is published weekly by the Office of University Communications.

In This Issue:

News and Notices

Extreme Makeover: Doyle Dining Hall Edition
Juliann Dupuis, Ph.D., Receives Faculty Research Funding
Thanks for Answering the Call: The 2015 Notre Dame-a-thon!
Call for Faculty Scholarship Event Presentation Submissions
English Language Institute Seeks Conversation Partners
Gator Athletics Roundup
Tutors Needed for Adelante Latina!

Professional Activities

School of Arts and Sciences
Paul Weldon, Ph.D.

School of Pharmacy
Ashley E. Moody, Pharm.D.


News and Notices

Extreme Makeover: Doyle Dining Hall Edition

The newly renovated Doyle Dining Hall is open for business, and it's gorgeous! Featuring an open kitchen, comfy booths along the windows, and a long seating counter lined with electric outlets to power laptops, the new dining hall is a gem that is a welcoming gathering place for our University community.

Make sure to drop by for lunch on Thursday, when Dr. Yam will preside over a ribbon-cutting at 12:30 p.m. that will be an opportunity to thank publicly the leaders of this renovation project. There will be special prizes for some lucky attendees.

Doyle Dining Hall will serve lunch and dinner. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and dinner is scheduled from 4:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. Breakfast will be served in Gator Alley, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

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Juliann Dupuis, Ph.D., Receives Faculty Research Funding

A CFR&D (Council for Faculty Research and Development) grant has been awarded to Dr. Juliann Dupuis, assistant professor in the School of Education. Her research, titled “A STEM School Vision: A Case Study of the Development of One School into a STEM School,” proposes to investigate by way of a case study the development of a single K-8 school into what is defined as a STEM* school.

STEM education is an approach to teaching and learning that integrates the content and skills of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, based on very explicit student behaviors, e.g., engagement in inquiry, logical reasoning, collaboration, and investigation. The goal of STEM education is to prepare students for post-secondary study and the 21st-century workforce. 

Using both quantitative and qualitative measures, Dr. Dupuis will be gathering information from the school’s teachers and administrators to capture their perceptions as to how the school has progressed toward fully integrating STEM into the entire fabric of the school community. The goal is to document obstacles and pathways that have impeded or facilitated this metamorphosis from a typical to a STEM-focused school, thereby offering lessons learned for other schools planning to embark on a similar journey. Congratulations, Dr. Dupuis!

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Thanks for Answering the Call: The 2015 Notre Dame-a-thon!

Thank you to all those faculty and staff members who participated in the Notre Dame-a-thon!

Gifts to Notre Dame can be made in honor of faculty/staff members or offices/departments through Wednesday, January 28. All gifts made in honor of faculty/staff members will be celebrated with personalized thank-you cards to be delivered on Notre Dame Day on February 10. This is a special way to honor their service to the University and unwavering dedication to Notre Dame’s mission.

To make a gift to the Notre Dame Fund, please contact Christina Brickwedde at cbrickwedde@ndm.edu or x3198. Thank you for your support!

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Call for Faculty Scholarship Event Presentation Submissions

The 10th annual Faculty Scholarship event will be held on February 20, 2015, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. in the Ferguson Gallery of the Loyola/Notre Dame Library’s Henry J. Knott Sr. Wing. This year we will focus on the Humanities and Arts, in keeping with our three-year rotation of the disciplines. Faculty from the Humanities and Arts are invited to give brief, 10-minute informal talks on work that was published, exhibited, curated, or presented between July 2011 and June 2014. Please contact Jennie Ray by February 6, 2015, if you are interested in presenting. We will let you know by February 13, 2015, if you’ve been selected for this year’s event. Please note that technology will likely not be available for the presentations. 

The faculty presentations will be followed by a reception in the gallery from 4 to 5 p.m. Please join us in honoring the many accomplishments of you and your colleagues.

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English Language Institute Seeks Conversation Partners

With the start of the Spring I session in the ELI, many new international students are looking for an American student (or faculty/staff member) to be their conversation partner. We have students representing five continents and an impressive array of cultural backgrounds and experience. You and your partner would meet about once a week to chat about current events, family life, or other topics of interest. This is a great way to connect with an international student and learn first-hand about another culture, practice a language, or just make a friend. If you are interested in participating, please contact the ELI or stop by Feeley International Center, Room 016, to sign up.

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Gator Athletics Roundup

Notre Dame’s basketball and swim teams were scheduled for a combined five contests, but weather cancelled three events, including both swim meets. 

Basketball opened the week with 60-49 win over University of Valley Forge on Monday, giving Notre Dame their fifth victory of the season, the most wins in a season since they won six in the 2008-09 season. On Wednesday, the squad was scheduled for a rematch with Trinity Washington University but was cancelled due to weather.  The Gators returned to Colonial States Athletic Conference play Saturday as they visited Marywood University. 

The swim team was scheduled for two meets this week—Wednesday at Gallaudet, and their home opener against Cedar Crest College on Saturday—but both were cancelled due to weather.  

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Tutors Needed for Adelante Latina!

There is an urgent need for tutors for Adelante Latina!, a college-bound, after-school program for Latina girls. This program was started by Notre Dame of Maryland University Professor Emerita Leonor Blum and relies almost exclusively on NDMU graduates and students.

WHERE: Esperanza Center at 430 S. Broadway (corner of Eastern)
WHEN: On Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m.  
GOAL: To improve English composition, reading comprehension, and writing skills of 7 Latina high school juniors and 10 high school sophomores of low-income families, and prepare them for college.  
TUTOR QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent English language skills, tutoring skills, ability to get along with teenage girls. No knowledge of Spanish is required as English is their primary language. Tutoring sessions are one-on-one or, at most, two students per tutor.
TIME COMMITMENT: Once a week, either on Tuesday or Thursday, from 4:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

For more information or to apply please contact:

Leonor Blum
Professor Emerita, Notre Dame of Maryland University
410-591-0547, blumle@aol.com or lblum@ndm.edu

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Professional Activities

School of Arts and Sciences

This image by Paul Weldon, Ph.D., professor of biology, of an Asian gaur, a large member of the cattle family, is planned for the cover of 2016 issues of Journal of Mammalogy.

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School of Pharmacy

Ashley E. Moody, Pharm.D., assistant professor of clinical and administrative services, is the co-author of Essential Spanish for the Pharmacy, a handbook small enough to fit in a pocket that includes hundreds of Spanish words and phrases useful in interacting with the public.

 

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