Week of March 23, 2015
The Bulletin is published weekly by the Office of University Communications.
In This Issue
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
Sr. Christine De Vinne, OSU, Ph.D.
School of Arts and Sciences
Elizabeth Jones, Ph.D. and John Pollard, MBA
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Dr. David Hoovler
Wednesday, April 8
Dr. Janice Bonner
Preparing for Final Exams
Wednesday, April 15
Jessie Sell, M.A., M.S., Director of Academic Support
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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/
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.
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.