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Week of December 16, 2013

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In This Issue:

News and Notices

Bon Voyage, Wenjun Zhang

We bid a fond farewell to Wenjun Zhang, who has spent this semester as our visiting professor from China Women's University in Beijing and returns on Dec. 20. During his time on campus, he worked with Kyongil Yoon, and also helped refresh NDMU's partner agreement with CWU.

Dr. Zhang received a Ph.D. from the China University of Mining and Technology in 1994 in Engineering and Computer Science. His research interests lie in the fields of Cloud Computing, 3D Visualization in Medical Images and Web Architecture.

Fortunately, his time at Notre Dame wasn't all work. He did have the opportunity to take in a few of Charm City's attractions. On the left, he is pictured during a visit to the National Aquarium in Baltimore.

Thank you, Dr. Zhang, for all you've done for Notre Dame. We look forward to seeing you again!

Cuba: A Society in Transition

Trip Leader: Leonor Blum is Emeritus Associate Professor of History and Political Science at Notre Dame of Maryland University.  She specializes in Latin American Studies and has traveled to Cuba many times with student groups and to attend professional conferences.

Telephone: 410-358-4248 or 410-591-0547
Email: blumle@aol.com  or lblum@ndm.edu
Dates: May 10-May 18, 2014
Estimated cost: $3,350
Limit: 21 people

Our Notre Dame Alumnae trip provides an exclusive look at everyday life and culture in transitioning, socialist Cuba. We will travel on a people-to-people license and will be receiving lectures from University of Havana professors. There will be a two-night trip  to Cienfuegos; charming, colonial Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, and Santa Clara;  a day trip to Las Terrazas, a model farming community in scenic, tobacco-growing Pinar del Rio Province; and a Hemingway day. You will learn about colonial, early 20th century, revolutionary, and present-day Cuba as you explore the streets of Old Havana, visit museums, schools, a hospital, food markets, and a Santería ceremony.  

The trip includes: an overnight stay at a Miami Airport hotel, 5 nights at the Hotel Nacional in Havana, and 2 nights at the Las Brisas Hotel near Trinidad.  The charter flight from Miami to Havana and back is included. However, travel to and from Miami is not. The trip includes most meals. For passengers traveling from Baltimore there will be two preparatory meetings prior to departure. We will be traveling under the Friendly Planet Travel Agency’s license. Our trip will approximate their Colors of Cuba itinerary, but will be tailored to our specifications. You may access the Notre Dame Alumnae trip information on the Notre Dame Alumnae and Alumni web page and a private Friendly Planet page. Please feel free to contact me via email or telephone.

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The Mary J. Corey Journalism Internship

The Baltimore Sun is now accepting applications for an annual paid summer internship that commemorates the work of Mary J. Corey, an NDMU alumna who was a veteran reporter and editor who became the first woman to lead The Sun's newsroom. She passed away earlier this year after a long battle with breast cancer.

Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a Notre Dame student as the first intern?

Here is the criteria:

The person selected should have extensive journalism experience, either as a student journalist, or as an intern at a newspaper, or a combination of both. The intern will be selected on the basis of journalism qualifications and the degree to which she or he exemplifies the values of Mary Corey.

  • The paid internship will be open to rising college seniors or graduate-level students studying journalism.
  • Intern candidates will apply in the fall of 2013, completing an application. Candidates will be required to write an essay about a journalism project they would like to pursue.
  • A selection committee will be comprised of a group chosen by The Sun's publisher and will include the executive editor, other newsroom staff and one person who will represent the Maryland journalism community.
  • The selection committee will interview select candidates and make a decision by Feb. 15, 2014.
  • The intern will work in the Sun newsroom as a reporter for 10-12 weeks sometime between May 15, 2014 and Aug. 31, 2014. (Exact dates will be determined mutually by the intern and Sun editors.) The intern would write daily stories in addition to a longer-term project.
  • Intern will report to specific editor during internship though the intern will be given opportunity to work with multiple editors.
  • The intern will be paid $575 per week and will receive a $1,000 housing stipend.

For more information and to apply, visit the Mary J. Corey Journalism Internship page on the Baltimore Sun website.

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Coming Up: Internship Orientation

Mark your calendar for Jan. 2 for an informational meeting about internship resources, procedures, and the Career Center's Internship Seminar offered each semester for 2, 3 or 4 credits. RSVPs encouraged: 410-532-5387, career@ndm.edu. Session will be from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Room 022 of Theresa Hall.

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