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Week of March 23, 2015

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

In This Issue

News and Notices

Romanian Ambassador to Speak at NDMU
Sr. Gratia Memorial Lecture: Life Before Hairspray
Dr Sabita Persaud Receives Faculty Scholarship Funding
Notre Dame Presents 26th Drawing and Print Competitive Exhibition
Event Next Week: Nurses Making Policy: From Bedside to Board Room
Biology Students Visit NY Museum
Gator Athletics Update
Spring 2015 Academic Success Workshops

The Latest from the LND Library

Learn to Use Library Alerts Online Book
Book Quote Social Media Contest

Professional Activities

Sr. Christine De Vinne, OSU, Ph.D. 

School of Arts and Sciences
Elizabeth Jones, Ph.D. and John Pollard, MBA 

News and Notices

Romanian Ambassador to Speak at NDMU

Simona-Mirela Miculescu, the Romanian Ambassador to the United Nations, will deliver the first annual NDMU Visiting Ambassador Series address this Thursday, March 26 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Knott Auditorium. Ambassador Miculescu will speak on Women in International Diplomacy: Development, Peacebuilding and Justice.

Dr. Miculescu has served as  Permanent Representative of Romania to the United Nations since 2008. Previously, she served as Foreign Policy Adviser to the President of Romania (with rank of minister) from 2000 to 2004, and is the first woman in the Romanian diplomatic history to be granted the rank of Ambassador.

This address is the first in a series to be delivered at Notre Dame by ambassadors from around the world.

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Sister Gratia Memorial Lecture: 
“Life Before Hairspray:  Getting Personal in Ancient Rome.” 

Thursday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m. in Fourier Hall , Room 103

Sponsored by Beta Kappa chapter of Eta Sigma Phi, National Classical Honor Society

Our speaker this year will be Janet Stephens, a local hair stylist who has done extensive research in ancient Roman women’s hair styles.  She has given presentations at the Walters Art Museum and in many other locations, near and far. The program will include an illustrated lecture and demonstration, with two of our current Eta Sigma Phi members serving as models.

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Dr. Sabita Persaud Receives Faculty Scholarship Funding

The CFR&D Faculty Research and Development Fund Committee is very pleased to announce that Assistant Professor Sabita Persaud, Ph.D., RN, the course coordinator for Community / Public Health in the School of Nursing, has been awarded funding to pursue her research project entitled, “Using Simulation to Enhance Understanding of Poverty Among Undergraduate Nursing Students.”

The purpose of her study is to examine the implementation of a poverty simulation and to evaluate its use on nursing students’ attitudes about poverty. Nurses' understanding of how poverty influences health will affect how they interact with individual clients as well as the strategies they employ to address poverty-related issues. Identification of underlying prejudices and attitudes early in their training allows for the opportunity for mentoring and education to improve these perceptions. Thus, the results of this evaluation will reveal if the poverty simulation is an effective teaching strategy to significantly impact the students’ views about poverty.

It is the goal of Dr. Persaud to demonstrate that a poverty simulation experience can lay the foundation for serving others and building inclusive communities among nursing students.  Congratulations Dr. Persaud!

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Notre Dame Presents 26th Drawing and Print Competitive Exhibition

The 26th National Drawing and Print Competitive Exhibition will take place March 23 through April 24, 2015  in Gormley Gallery at Notre Dame of Maryland University.

Brian Young curator of the Arts Program at University of Maryland University College is the juror.The exhibition features the work of 34 artists from the local, regional and national art community, selected from more than 500 entries. Traditional and contemporary artistic practices will be highlighted.

An opening reception and juror’s talk will be held Saturday, March 28 from 4 to 6 pm.

Gormley Gallery is located in Fourier Hall. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Gormley Gallery is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business & Economic Development, the MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to non profit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities.

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Event Next Week: Nurses Making Policy: From Bedside to Board Room

On Monday, March 30, join three exceptional nurse leaders, Rebecca M. Patton MSN, RN, CNOR, FAAN, Margaret L. Zalen PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN and Ruth Ludwick PhD, RN-BC, CNS, FAAN as they discuss their recently published "how-to" book written to help advanced students and nurse leaders develop health policy skills to advocate for patients from the bedside to the larger political arena. Free and open to the public.

6 p.m. Reception and Simulation lab tours – University Academic Building
7 p.m. Lecture and book signing - Knott Auditorium

To register: https://myndm.ndm.edu/SONevents

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Biology Students Visit NY Museum

Paul Weldon, Ph.D., professor of biology, took several of his students from his Evolution course to the American Museum of Natural History on March 15 to view a variety of evolution-related exhibits. He makes the same trip with his Vertebrate Anatomy course.

The AMNH, founded in 1869, is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. The museum complex comprises 27 interconnected buildings housing 45 permanent exhibition halls, in addition to a planetarium and a library. The museum collections contain over 32 million specimens of plants, humans, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, meteorites, and human cultural artifacts, of which only a small fraction can be displayed at any given time.

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Gator Athletics Update

The lacrosse team began their 2015 Colonial States Athletic Conference season by taking on two league teams while the softball squad opened their home schedule on Wednesday with their first sweep of the season.

On Wednesday the lacrosse visited Immaculata University to begin the CSAC season but were unable to overcome an early run by the Mighty Macs.  The team looked to rebound Saturday at Marywood but again were unable to overcome a quick start by the hosts. 

The softball team captured their first sweep of the season by defeating Christendom College 19-2 and 12-0 on Wednesday.  The pitchers combined for 16 total strikeouts in the two games.  However, due to Christendom being in an exhibition season, the games do not count to the Gators record.

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Spring 2015 Academic Workshops

You’re invited to attend our Spring Academic Workshop Series, featuring a variety of presentations to enhance your NDMU experience. All are welcome to any and all of the sessions – students, faculty, and staff.

The Pitfalls of Procrastination
Tuesday, March 24
12:15-1:30 pm
Gibbons 214
Dr. David Hoovler

Intentional Studying
Wednesday, April 8
4-5:15 pm
Knott 110
Dr. Janice Bonner

Preparing for Final Exams
Wednesday, April 15
3:00-4:00 pm
003 Theresa
Jessie Sell, M.A., M.S., Director of Academic Support

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The Latest from the LND Library Loyola/Notre Dame Library

Learn to Use Library Online Alerts

Let your research come to you! Use the library’s online “Alerts” guide to:

  • Learn when new results are found that fit your search criteria
  • Receive the table of contents for new issues of a specific periodical
  • Learn when a source that interests you has been cited by another source

We’ll be happy to sit down with you to walk you through it. Contact your library liaison to learn more!

Book Quote Social Media Contest

From March 23 to March 27 follow the library on Facebook, Tumblr, and/or Twitter and then post your favorite book quote with the hashtag #lndlquote. You may submit a quote on each platform for up to three chances to win. The winner, randomly chosen from submissions, will receive a $25 gift card to Starbucks. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lndlibrary Twitter: @lndlibrary Tumblr: http://lndlibrary.tumblr.com/

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Professional Activities


Christine De Vinne, OSU, Ph.D., vice president for academic affairs, published “Branded by Fire: Postcolonial Naming in Shirley Hazzard’s The Great Fire” in  Antipodes: A Global Journal of Australian/New Zealand Literature 28:2 (2014): 289-99.

School of Arts and Sciences

Elizabeth Jones, Ph.D. and John Pollard, MBA of the Department of Business and Economics presented Dual Duty: Securing Assessment Threads in a Program Capstone at the 7th Annual Assessment Expo, Stevenson University, Owings Mills, MD, on March 20, 2015.

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