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Week of March 30, 2015

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

In This Issue

News and Notices

Event Today: Nurses Making Policy, From Bedside to Board Room
Biology Makes a Great Showing at Honors Conference
NDMU Special Olympics Open House
Advanced Spanish Students See Kennedy Center Performance
Nominations Needed for Commencement 2015 Student Speaker
Gator Athletics Update
Best Practices for Job Search Strategy
Study Abroad-Related Resume Building Workshop
Spring 2015 Academic Success Workshops

The Latest from the LND Library

Edible Books!
Learn to Use Library Alerts Online Book

Professional Activities

School of Arts and Sciences
Kentaro Murayama

School of Pharmacy


Event Today: 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 Makes a Great Showing at Honors Conference

Kenneth Sossa, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, reports: Over the weekend, Notre Dame was well represented by our students at the Tribeta Biological Honor Society Regional Conference hosted by Cabrini College. In fact, Marie Angele Messou won first place for posters overall! The title of her poster was “The Effects of Chronic Light Manipulation on Action Potential Generation in Gromphadorhina portentosa." [In the photo], I’m in the back along with Esther Apraku Bondzie, who recently started in the lab. The presenters are in the front row- from left to right is Victoria Meadows (Senior Biology Major), Merisa Hernandez (Junior Biology Major), and Marie Angele Messou (Junior Biology Major).  Victoria gave a fantastic oral presentation on her behavior work with roaches titled “Behavioral Aggregation, Sex Preference, and Learning and Memory in Female Gromphadorhina portentosa.” And Merisa delivered a well-received poster presentation titled “Experience-Induced Changes in Sensory Neuron Function in Gromphadorhina portentosa.” Go Notre Dame!!

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NDMU Special Olympics Open House

In partnership with Special Olympics Maryland, NDMU hosted the first ever Special Olympics Open House on Sunday, March 29th.  Approximately 100 participants from the local community, and 80 NDMU community members were on hand to help athletes try out the Special Olympics sport offerings of tennis, bocce, javelin, shot put, and softball.  There was also a resource fair in MBK gymnasium for participants to receive information by local area providers, such as Sheppard Pratt and Baltimore City Recreation and Parks.  It was a wonderful event, and we hope to continue the relationship with Special Olympics MD in the future!


Advanced Spanish Students See Kennedy Center Performance

Dr. Rachel Burk of Classical and Modern Languages took two advanced Spanish students to the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, on March 17th. They went to attend a performance in Spanish of Miguel de Cervantes’s Entremeses, put on by the Teatro de la Abadía from Madrid as part of the IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix, a festival celebrating Spanish and Portuguese as well as its culture global influence.

Along with the play, they caught a free concert by two Portuguese musicians, Sofía Ribiero and Luísa Sobral, along with several exhibitions, including one on fashion inspired by the blue-and-white ceramics that the Portuguese first brought to Europe from China. 

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Nominations Needed for Commencement 2015 Student Speaker

Nominations are being accepted for the Commencement 2015 Student Speaker.  This wonderful opportunity is available to all graduating NDMU students. 

Please complete the Commencement Student Speaker Nomination Form, which can be found online HERE.  Graduating students are able to submit self nominations as well. A biographical sketch or resume along with any other supporting materials may be included but is not required.  Information gathered will remain confidential until a Commencement Student Speaker is selected. All documents must be received by Wednesday, April 15th to be entered into consideration.

Any questions may be directed to the Office of the Vice President for Student Life at vpsl@ndm.edu.  Information regarding Notre Dame of Maryland University’s Commencement may be found at www.ndm.edu/commencement.  We look forward to receiving your nominations and celebrating the achievements of our graduates! 

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Gator Athletics Update

The lacrosse and softball teams took on Colonial States Athletic Conference foes this week, with lacrosse capturing victories over Keystone College and Centenary College, and softball falling to Neumann University.

The lacrosse team defeated Keystone College 18-5 on Wednesday, outscoring the Giants 11-0 the final 35 minutes. On Saturday, they followed it with a 14-12 win over Centenary, withstanding a late Cyclone rally to maintain the win.  During the week, the Gators saw a balanced offensive attack as seven different players scored at least one goal.    

On Tuesday, the softball team opened their 2015 CSAC schedule as they took on Neumann University.  In the conference opening doubleheader, the Gators would drop both contests to the visiting Knights.  

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Best Practices for Job Search Strategy

The Career Center presents this workshop, led by Yan-Hua Li, M.S. LCPC, that will focus on job search strategies, and what it takes to find and land that awesome job (or internship). Tuesday, March 31, noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Career Center, Theresa Hall 022. 

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Study Abroad-Related Resume Building Workshop

The Office of International Programs will host a workshop on Wednesday, April 8 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the MBK Seminar Room on how to incorporate studies abroad into resumes and cover letters, led by Career Center Director Ammad Sheikh.  Whether you participated in a fall / spring / summer abroad program, a short-term academic program, service abroad, or an internship abroad, this workshop will help you market your experience. 

According to StudentUniverse.com, 94% of students that studied abroad put their experience on their resume and 85% believe the skills acquired abroad helped their resume stand out.  

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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.

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 Library

Edible Books!

Three Notre Dame students have cake entries in the Edible Books contest in Loyola/Notre Dame Library gallery that runs through Tuesday:

“Romeo and Juliet” by Summara Abaid and Uzma Rimzan

“Bridge to Terabithia” by Marguerite Linz

The award ceremony and reception (we’ll eat the cakes!) will be Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

The Edible Book Project is a celebration of books through the use of cake.  Participants will create an “edible book” using cake which can be inspired by a favorite book, involve a pun on a famous title, or simply be in the shape of a book.

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.

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Professional Activities

School of Arts and Sciences

Kentaro Murayama, associate faculty member in the Business and Economics Department, and his co-authors, Chie Aoyagi and Giovanni Ganelli, recently published an International Monetary Fund Working Paper 15/54, "How Inclusive Is Abenomics?" The paper has been cited in Bloomberg News, The Wall Street Journal, and numerous online news sources. It is available in full text at http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/cat/longres.aspx?sk=42784.0

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School of Pharmacy

Faculty Publications

Rickards J, Fritsch M. The Critical Role of Pharmacists in Management and Adherence of Glaucoma Therapy. Pharmacy Times: Continuing Education – On-line. Feb.12, 2015

Student Accomplishments - Residency Matches

Pilar Davila ’15 – Two year pharmacotherapy residency at Idaho State University, ID

Ahmed Eid ’15 – PGY-1 residency at Frederick Memorial Hospital, MD

Tamara Idlibi  ’15 – PGY-1 residency at Riverside Regional Medical Center, VA

Christina Miele ’15 - PGY-1 residency at Sinai Hospital, MD

Lynh Nguyen ’15 - PGY-1 residency at Memorial Hospital of South Bend, IN

Sylvia Okrzesik ’15 - PGY-1 residency at Baystate Medical Center, MA

Emily Richards ’15 - PGY-1 residency at Banner Good Samaritan, AZ

Karel Sinoben ’15 - PGY-1 residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital, MD

Alexandra Varga ’15 - PGY-1 residency at University of Pennsylvania Health System, PA

Laura Winn ’15 - PGY-1 residency at Carroll Hospital, MD

Wyatt Gold ’14 – PGY-2 ambulatory care residency at Idaho Veterans Administration Medical Center, ID

Brandon Nuziale ’14 – PGY-2 ambulatory care residency, Pacific University, OR

Student Accomplishments - Fellowship Programs

Christina Kudrna ’15 – Two year Promotional Education Fellowship at Rutgers University/ Janssen Biotech, Inc.

Stefan Varga ’15 –  Two year Pharmacoeconomics fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University & Novartis, Inc. and completion of M.S. degree in Applied Health Economics & Economics Research