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September 2016

The Bulletin is published every month for faculty, staff, and students.



Spotlight on WOW Festival Baltimore!

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Lights, camera, action! WOW Festival Baltimore’s speakers and topics are set and Hollywood is on the program.

Among those set to speak, Ann Donahue, executive producer of the CSI television franchise. Donahue will lead a discussion with other producers and writers discussing how the role of women is changing in Hollywood and how gender equality is paving the way for change.

WOW is just over a month away, so get your WOW Passes now. For more information on the festival and WOW passes, click here. Be sure to check your email for student, faculty, associate faculty and staff discounts.

To learn more, visit the WOW Baltimore Website.

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LND LibraryCopyright Information Center

The Loyola Notre Dame Library is pleased to announce the opening of its new Copyright Information Center. The Copyright Information Center provides education on copyright through individual consultations, workshops, and in-class instruction sessions. Assistance is available on a variety of copyright related matters including copyright for course materials, fair use evaluations, authors’ rights and responsibilities, and Creative Commons licenses.

For more information, or to set up a consultation visit the Copyright Information Center website or email Danielle Whren Johnson at dwhren@ndm.edu.

APA logoContinuing Education for Psychologists

Great news for NDMU’s psychology department. It has been approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Receiving this approval is a mark of distinction for the psychology department and for the university, which also gives NDMU national distinction and visibility.

Prize Winning Picture

Congratulations go out to senior biology major Summara Abaid. She recently entered the USA TODAY College Guide photo contest and had one of her photos of Notre Dame’s campus selected as a winner. The photo will be featured in the magazine later this month. Keep an eye out on NDMU’s social media outlets for a link.

Davis Peace Project Davis Peace Project Update

NDMU’s most recent Davis Peace Project recipients are back in the U.S. They returned from Peru last month and want to share their experiences from abroad. Maggie Linz ‘16, Cristina Barrios-Lopez ’17, and Diana Liz ‘18 created a blog to document their journey abroad. The blog was also designed as a way to keep the Notre Dame community and those who donated and supported the project informed on the progress of rebuilding the roof of an area community center. You can find their blog here.

Upcoming Events

First SGA Meeting

September 6, 12:30 p.m., Bunting Hall 220

Study Aboard Meeting

September 6, 4 p.m., Doyle Hall - Doyle Formal

Peter Pan Auditions

September 6 & 7, 6-9 p.m., MBK - Copeland Theatre

To sign up for a 10-minute audition or tech interview click here.

Gator Swap

September 7, 4 p.m., Alumnae Field

Swap toiletry items such as shampoo, conditioner, feminine hygiene products, etc. for free NDMU gear!


Biology Seminar

September 13, 12:15 - 1 p.m., Knott - 311

Join the Biology Department as it hosts a seminar discussing Biomarkers and Therapeutic Targets in Pancreatic Cancer

reunion pictureReunion Weekend

September 16-18, Campuswide

For all classes in 1's or 6's. Register here.


Passport Day

October 11, 2:30-6:30, LND Library

The Office of International Programs (OIP) is teaming up with the Arbutus Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library and the U.S. Department of State to offer passport services on campus. NDMU students, faculty, staff, and alumni may have passport photos taken, apply for a new U.S. passport, or ask passport-related questions. For more information about the services to be provided and fees, please visit our website.

School of Arts, Sciences, and Business

Faculty Accomplishments

Biology professor, Jennifer E. Kerr, Ph.D. spoke at the 8th Annual Next Generation Dx Summit in Washington, DC. Her talk, titled The Salivary Microbiome and Diagnostics: Emerging Biomarkers centered around how Our oral cavity hosts an extraordinary microbiome in both healthy and disease states. Paired with other host saliva biomarkers, the oral microbiome presents a novel noninvasive diagnostic tool for monitoring changes in human physiology and a potential shift toward disease. The talk focused on the role of bacteria in diseases/conditions and carcinogenesis and how it can serve as an oral biomarker for early detection of disease.

Chemistry professor, Dr. Alfred D’Agostino had quite a busy summer. In July he provided lab experiment instruction using LabQuest probe-ware interfaces to high school and college students, as well as adult learners at the National Federation of the Blind’s Colorado Center for the Blind in Littleton. Dr. D’Agostino also created and facilitated chemistry experiments at the Center’s Science Day. His trip wasn’t all about teaching, he took the opportunity to rock climb in Clear Creek Canyon and scaled a 40-foot vertical rock wall and traversed the river on a tie-line. 

Dr. D’Agostino also helped organize a symposium at theBiennial Conference on Chemical Education (American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Education) in Greeley, CO. He provided the lead talk titled “Enhancing learning opportunities in science courses for students with vision limitations – teaching approaches that positively affect all”.

Dr. D’Agostino wasn’t done there, he presented “Exploring connections between instructional methods and learning style and outcomes through student assessment in a general education chemistry course” at the Using Chemistry Education Research to Inform Teaching Strategies and the Design of Instructional Materials Symposium. The talk focused on research in the scholarship of teaching and learning conducted at NDMU.

Art Professor Kevin Raines had his work featured this summer in an exhibition at The Adirondack Museum in Elizabethtown, NY. Entitled Art Then & Now Hidden Treasures, theexhibition featured 16 landscape artists that ranged from present day contemporary to the mid 1800s. The exhibition of both public and private works displayed a variety of styles and approaches, and provided insight into how successive generations of artists from the 19th Century through contemporary have found inspiration in the lakes, mountains and valleys of the region.

Last month, Professor Raines was the “featured artist” with a solo invitational exhibit at The Adirondack Art Association.

His work is being included as part of a group exhibition at The Depot Gallery in Westport, NY entitled The Doddle Show; an exhibit of the intimacy of doodles and sketches by six New York artists and architects. It runs through October 15th.

This summer, Geoff Delanoy, Associate Professor and Chair of Art presented his ongoing series Point Reyes: Fugitive Landscapes in an exhibit and gallery talk at Viewpoint Photographic Art Center in Sacramento, CA.

The show, part of The National Park Service 100 Years: California Dreaming exhibit marked the centennial of the U.S. National Park Service. Delanoy’s photographs of the California coast and ocean, including the Point Reyes area were featured alongside two California photographers.


School of Education

Faculty Accomplishments

Big news for Assistant Professor of Education, Carol Rabin. She was recently awarded a grant for $28,750.00 from the Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services.

These IDEA Part B funds will be used to extend the existing GEI coaching/mentoring component to provide interns with the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to increase their effectiveness and retention, especially in diverse schools.