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Week of April 20, 2015

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

In This Issue

News and Notices

Inauguration
Career and Internship Fair
NDMU Students Receive Davis Projects for Peace Grant for Pakistan Water Project
Biology Represents!
Morrissy Students Present at Regional Collegiate Honors Council Conference
Therapy dogs are back!
The Busta Lecture
Gator Athletics Update
Remembering with Retiring Faculty

Professional Activities

School of Education

School of Pharmacy


Inauguration of Marylou Yam, Ph.D.

Thanks to all for your participation in a wonderful inauguration for Dr. Marylou Yam. It was a time of great inspiration in the mission of Notre Dame, pride in our history, and hope and excitement in our future.

Please visit our Inauguration Page to view video and pictures, as well as other tidbits about the entire week.

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Career and Internship Fair Tomorrow

Notre Dame will hold its first annual Career and Internship Fair in the MBK Gymnasium tomorrow, April 21 from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.  The event, which will be the largest of its kind in a very long time, with 31 employers registered and more are expected as the event gets closer. Industries include: Education, Law Enforcement, Government, Nonprofit, Healthcare, Business, Communication, and more. Here is a link for more information, including a list of attending employers. http://www.ndm.edu/offices-and-services/career-center/career-and-internship-fair/

Students must register on Gatorworks (http://www.ndm.edu/offices-and-services/career-center/gatorworks/)  to attend the event. Students should be prepared to dress well, and engage with employers in a professional manner. 

This career fair is not only for seniors as employers want to speak with all types of students.  Freshman and sophomores may use the career fair to: 

  • Explore possible internship and co-op possibilities
  • Learn more about potential career paths and interact with employers
  • Start building their professional network

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NDMU Students Receive Davis Projects for Peace Grant for Pakistan Water Project

Two Notre Dame of University students have been named recipients of the Davis Projects for Peace. Seniors Amal  Malik and Saba Shahzad will receive funding for their project, Pak Hamara Pakistan (Our Pure Pakistan), which has a goal of providing clean drinking water and spreading awareness about the importance of hand washing to impoverished people residing in remote villages bordering Lahore, Pakistan. This represents the eighth summer that NDMU students have participated in the Davis Projects for Peace, which is every year since it was begun in 2007.

Amal and Saba will be working on the project with Caritas Pakistan Lahore, which is a Catholic social service agency similar to Catholic Relief Services or Catholic Charities in this country. Their goal is to work alongside Caritas Pakistan in the villages of Kasur, an area adjacent to Lahore, to install hand water pumps with an attached filtration system, as well as providing education about hand hygiene and the importance of hand washing.

Amal and Saba will be collecting donations for their work beginning at this week's Kreiter Research Day. If you would like to contribute, contact them at amalik1@live.ndm.edu or sshahzad1@live.ndm.edu.

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Biology Represents!

NDMU biology students are continuing our track record of STEM excellence!  Allison Klein, Victoria Meadows and Saba Shahzad all gave presentations at the Morgan State University Science Research Symposium on April 14, and Victoria took first place for biology/chemistry oral presentation. Allison's mentor is Jennifer Kerr,Ph.D., Saba's mentors are Peter Hoffman Ph.D. and Paulo Carvalho, Pharm.D., Ph.D., and Victoria Meadows is mentored by Ken Sossa, Ph.D.

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Morrissy Students Present at Regional Collegiate Honors Council Conference

Five Morrissy honors students and Morrissy Director, Dr. Jeana DelRosso, attended the Northeast Regional Honors Council Conference in Gettysburg in April.  This year’s conference theme was “Battlefields of Change.”

All five Morrissy students presented original research.  Jenny Ashwell presented a paper on “The Keys to a Successful Revolution.”  Samantha Dameron presented a paper entitled, “Minimizing Lesbian Identity in Jeanette Winterson’s Coming Out Novel.”  Lauren Romagnano presented a paper entitled, “Who She Became on Mango Street.”  Elizabeth Schachterle presented on “St. Catherine of Siena as a Peacemaker.” And Beckey Unfried presented a poster on the topic, “Smoking During Pregnancy: Caring to Assist in Cessation.”

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Therapy dogs are back!

Come cuddle with friendly pups from 2-4 p.m. in the library gallery on Wednesday, April 22. This will be just what you need to give you a boost during the end-of-semester crunch. Hope to see you there! 

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The Busta Lecture
Insights from Women Leaders in STEM: Inspiring the Next Generation

Attracting and retaining women in technical fields has become a national priority and a primary concern for many employers. Learn how these four outstanding leaders have achieved success in fields that are typically underrepresented by women.

Judith A. Britz, Ph.D.—Former Executive Director
BioMaryland Center

Alison G. Brown, BSN, MPH -Senior Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer
University of Maryland Medical System

Gloria A. Flach—Corporate Vice President and President
Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems

Kathryn B. Freeland—President/Chief Executive Officer
A-Tek, Inc.

La Vida Cooper ’03—Moderator
Branch Head, Telecommunication Networks & Technology Branch
Goddard Space Flight Center

Wednesday, April 29
7 p.m.
Knott Auditorium
North Charles Street campus
Free of charge and open to the public with registration

To register go to ndm.edu/busta

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Gator Athletics Update

Teams Honor Seniors; Softball Wins Three

Notre Dame highlighted the week on Saturday as the lacrosse team honored four seniors and softball honored two on Senior Day for both teams.

Softball opened the week Monday with a 21-0, 10-2 sweep of Trinity Washington University for their first sweep of the year.  The would also split a Colonial States Athletic Conference doubleheader against Rosemont on Friday afternoon.  In a busy weekend, the squad would also host Baptist Bible College on Saturday and would visit Immaculata University on Sunday. 

Lacrosse concluded their 2015 CSAC regular season this week by hosting three-time defending champion Cabrini College on Thursday and Gwynedd Mercy University on Saturday.

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Remembering with Retiring Faculty

On April 23, faculty, staff, alumnae and alumni, students and friends will gather to celebrate more than 100 years of teaching experience represented by retiring faculty:

Dean Katie Cook – Dean of the School of Nursing
Sally Wall - Professor, Psychology
Dr. Peter Hoffman - Professor/Chair - Biology
Raeann Wuestman - Professor, Education
Dr. Pat Brelsford - Professor, Business

Theirs is a legacy of teaching, guidance, and compassion that changed the lives of generations of students.

Sponsored by the Continuing Education Chapter of the Alumnae and Alumni Association. Proceeds benefit the Notre Dame Fund and the Continuing Education Scholars Fund which includes support for adult women pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Notre Dame.

Thursday, April 23
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Reception
Doyle Formal
$15; $10 for SSNDs
Cash bar.

6:45 to 8:00 p.m. Panel Discussion
Knott Auditorium
Free and open to all

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Professional Activities

School of Education

Mary Fitzgerald, SSND, assistant professor of education, gave two presentations through the auspices of the National Catholic Educational Association in collaboration with Anthony Sabatino, Ed.D., a clinical associate professor at Loyola Marymount University. Sr. Mary and Dr. Sabatino co-authored the NCEA publication “Leadership Succession Planning in Catholic Education: an Ongoing Plan for Leadership Development, Identification, and Selection”.  

On March 18, they did a webinar for NCEA titled “Are You Prepared to Find Your Next Leader?”  They designed it to provide an opportunity to reflect upon what they present, to jot down some personal reflections, and to post questions for in a Chat Box. 

The second presentation was a live convention session on April 8 at the National Catholic Educational Association Convention in Orlando, Florida titled “Do It Yourself Leadership Succession Planning: a Collaborative Session in Writing a Leadership Succession Plan.”  

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School of Pharmacy

Faculty Accomplishments

Drs. Régine Béliard, Jonathan Thigpen, Assistant Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences are now  Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists through the Council on Tobacco Treatment Training Programs.

Student Accomplishments

Karel Sinoben ’15 was recognized for her service as the Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society’s Region 2 liaison at the annual meeting in March 2015.

Amanda Welk ’16 presented at the Operation Diabetes Workshop at the American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists Annual Meeting in March 2015.

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