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Week of February 24, 2014

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In This Issue:

News and Notices

A Warm NDMU Welcome to our Presidential Candidates

Our three presidential candidates will be visiting us this week for on-campus interviews and various activities.  What an exciting time!  President Coley, Katy O’Ferrall Friedman and the Search Committee are certain that you will give each candidate a warm Notre Dame welcome.  If you have a name badge, please be sure to wear it for meetings & activities you will be attending or “just in case”—you never know if you might bump into our future president!

Please do your very best to join activities to which you have been invited—your opinions of our candidates matter!  Once you’ve had the chance to meet our Drs. Thompson, Yam and Chapdelaine, please be sure to fill out the survey found on the following link:  Presidential Search Candidate Evaluation

Here is a summary of the week’s activities:

Monday, February 24 – Tuesday, February 25

Candidate: Dr. Sara Thompson,  Associate Provost for New Programs and Dean, Metropolitan School of Professional Studies, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

  • Monday, 2/24: 8:00 a.m.- Breakfast with Sr. Kathleen Cornell, President’s Residence
  • Monday, 2/24: 8:45 a.m. – Candidate Meeting with ELT, President’s Residence
  • Monday, 2/24: 10:00 a.m.- Candidate Meeting with Academic Leadership Team, Bryan Board Room
  • Monday, 2/24: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon  - Campus Tour
  • Monday, 2/24: 12:15 p.m.- Lunch with Faculty Senate, UCAP & UPC Faculty Members, Noyes House Living Room
  • Monday, 2/24: 1:30 p.m. – Meeting with NDMU Staff Directors, UAB Room 203
  • Monday, 2/24: 2:30 p.m.- Meeting with Search Committee, Bryan Board Room
  • Monday, 2/24: 3:30 p.m.- Campus Open Forum, Knott Science Center Auditorium
  • Monday, 2/24: 4:35 p.m.- Conversations with NDMU Student Representatives, Bunting 302
  • Monday, 2/24: 6:00 p.m.- Dinner at the President’s Residence (100 St. Albans Way)
  • Monday, 2/24: 8:15 p.m.- Meeting with President Coley
  • Tuesday, 2/25: 9:30 a.m. – Simulated Board Meeting Presentation, University Academic Building Room 106
  • Tuesday, 2/25: 10:45 a.m. – Candidate Meeting with SSNDs
  • Tuesday, 2/25: 11:30 a.m. – Fundraising Overview, Noyes House
  • Tuesday, 2/25: 12:00 p.m. – Exit Interview

Tuesday, February 25 – Thursday, February 27

Candidate: Dr. Marylou Yam, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, St. Peters University, Jersey City, NJ

  • Tuesday, 2/25: 6:00 p.m.- Off-site BOT Dinner
  • Wednesday, 2/26: 7:30 a.m. – Breakfast with President Coley, President’s House
  • Wednesday, 2/26: 8:15 a.m. – Meeting with Sr. Kathleen Cornell, President’s House
  • Wednesday, 2/26: 9:00 a.m. – Candidate Meeting with ELT, President’s House
  • Wednesday, 2/26: 10:00 a.m.- Candidate Meeting with Academic Leadership Team, Bryan Board Room
  • Wednesday, 2/26: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon – Campus Tour
  • Wednesday, 2/26: 12:15 p.m. – Lunch with Faculty Senate, UCAP, UPC Faculty Members, Noyes House Living Room
  • Wednesday, 2/26: 1:30 p.m. – Candidate Meeting with NDMU Staff Directors, UAB Room 203
  • Wednesday, 2/26: 2:30 p.m. – Meeting with Search Committee, Bryan Board Room
  • Wednesday, 2/26: 3:30 – Campus Open Forum, Knott Science Center Auditorium
  • Wednesday, 2/26: 4:35- Conversation with NDMU Student Representatives, Bunting 302
  • Wednesday, 2/26: 6:00 p.m. – Dinner at the President’s Residence (100 St. Albans Way)
  • Thursday, 2/27: 9:30 a.m. – Simulated Board Meeting Presentation, University Academic Building Room 106
  • Thursday, 2/27: 10:45 a.m.- Candidate Meeting with SSNDs, Bryan Board Room
  • Thursday, 2/27: 11:30 a.m.- Fundraising Overview, Noyes House
  • Thursday, 2/27: 12:00 p.m.- Exit Interview

Thursday, February 27 – Saturday, March 1

Candidate: Dr. Andrea Chapdelaine, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Albright College, Reading, PA

  • Thursday, 2/27: 6:00 p.m.- Off-site BOT Dinner
  • Friday, 2/28: 7:30 a.m. – Breakfast with President Coley, President’s House
  • Friday, 2/28: 8:15 a.m. – Meeting with Sr. Kathleen Cornell, President’s House
  • Friday, 2/28: 9:00 a.m. – Candidate Meeting with ELT, President’s House
  • Friday, 2/28: 10:00 a.m.- Candidate Meeting with Academic Leadership Team, Bryan Board Room
  • Friday, 2/28: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon – Campus Tour
  • Friday, 2/28: 12:15 p.m. – Lunch with Faculty Senate, UCAP, UPC Faculty Members, Noyes House Living Room
  • Friday, 2/28: 1:30 p.m. – Candidate Meeting with NDMU Staff Directors, UAB Room 203
  • Friday, 2/28: 2:30 p.m. – Meeting with Search Committee, Bryan Board Room
  • Friday, 2/28: 3:30 – Campus Open Forum, Knott Science Center Auditorium
  • Friday, 2/28: 4:35 – Conversation with NDMU Student Representatives, Bunting 302
  • Friday, 2/28: 6:00 p.m. – Dinner at the President’s Residence (100 St. Albans Way)
  • Saturday, 3/1: 9:30 a.m. – Simulated Board Meeting Presentation, University Academic Building Room 106
  • Saturday, 3/1: 10:45 a.m.- Candidate Meeting with SSNDs, Bryan Board Room
  • Saturday, 3/1: 11:30 a.m.- Fundraising Overview, Noyes House
  • Saturday, 3/1: 12:00 p.m.- Exit Interview

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Sheri Booker '04 Wins NAACP Image Award

Baltimore author and Notre Dame of Maryland University  graduate Sheri Booker '04 has been awarded an NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Literary Work from a Debut Author for her memoir, Nine Years Under: Coming of Age in an Inner City Funeral Home.

Booker, a 2004 graduate of Notre Dame who teaches at the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women, accepted the award during a ceremony on Feb. 21 prior to the Feb.22 NAACP Image Awards national telecast.

“It means the world that I can bring this award back home to Baltimore, the national headquarters of the historic NAACP,” Booker said. “I share this honor with my beloved mother who passed just weeks ago. I'm also thrilled that my wonderful students at the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women have the opportunity to witness the limitless opportunities that come with hard work, discipline and perseverance.”

Read the Press Release.

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Book of Dreams: PostCards Home | Art Exhibit Opens at the Ferguson Library

The Loyola/Notre Dame Library's Ferguson Gallery is pleased to present the art of Baltimore artist, Sanzi Kermes. In this exhibit, Book of Dreams: PostCards Home, Kermes presents installation art, artist’s books, and prints, three components that comprise her vast artistic practice.

PostCards Home is an installation in which the audience is invited to mail a postcard back to the artist, which then will be incorporated into a future edition of artists books. Completed books and prints presented in this exhibition document and present artist and audience interactions from the past decade.

Kermes' Scrabble series explores the intersection of art and play by documenting Scrabble games the artist has played visually and linguistically through the printmaking process. An avid Scrabble player, Kermes started this project after a conversation with Minimalist artist Brice Marden in 2000. She says “Brice said he has a fixed set of parameters to guide his art practice – and that he subsequently has the freedom to break those parameters.  I began to think about that when I played Scrabble: a game with a fixed set of parameters, 100 tiles; 225 squares. How many variations from that beginning might occur?” This innovative series of prints is a creative record incorporating many facets of the game. Each set of prints is presented as an artist’s book.

Born in Pittsburgh, Kermes has lived and worked in England, where she received her Masters in Contemporary Fine Art Practice in 2008 from Leeds Metropolitan University. Her paintings were collected extensively while in the UK.  Kermes returned to Baltimore in 2009 and has since focused her practice on both painting and the making of artist books. She has exhibited widely in the UK and in the US at venues including Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair, Waldorf School of Baltimore, Minas Gallery, and Maryland Art Place.

Reception Thursday, Feb. 27, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Gallery Talk March 27, Noon

Ferguson Gallery is open daily. Free admission. For hours and more information, visit www.lndl.org.

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Women in Visual Media Lecture Series 2014: Kelley Bell

Kelley Bell will be with us talking about her work as a visual artistic, graphic designer, and educator.

Thursday, Feb. 27, 5p.m. to 6 p.m. in Gibbons 430.

Refreshments will be served before the lecture.

Kelley Bell is Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She teaches Graphic Design in the Visual Arts Department. Kelley incorporates animation, illustration, and many other visual media in her graphic design practice. 

Her animations have been inside (and outside) of galleries and theaters as far away as Berlin, Germany and Posnan, Poland. Other screenings include the Visionary Arts Museum (Baltimore MD), the Annapolis Film Festival (Annapolis MD), The Transmodern Arts Festival (Baltimore MD), The Maryland Film Festival (Baltimore, MD), the InLight Festival (Richmond VA) and the Lumen festival (New York City, NY). She was a recipient of the Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award in 2004, and a semifinalist for the Sondheim Art Prize in 2010 and 2011. Her work has been featured in The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore╩╝s City Paper, and Urbanite magazine.

Kelley holds an MFA from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in Imaging and Digital Arts, and a BFA in Graphic Design from Pratt Institute.

Women in Visual Media Lecture Series

Communication Arts and Digital Media Arts, in partnership with the Associated Women in Communications, would like to present the inaugural semester of our Women in Visual Media Lecture Series. The goal of this series is to expose students, faculty, and the Notre Dame community at large to local practitioners in the field of visual media, which includes gender and media studies, design and the graphic arts, video, animation, and photography. The women selected to participate will talk about their work, and share their experience and stories from working in their respective fields.

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NDMU Awarded $25K MHEC Grant

Notre Dame of Maryland University has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Maryland Higher Education Commission that will help facilitate the award of the associate degree to transfer students who are working toward a baccalaureate degree at NDMU. The grant is part of the ADAPTS Reverse Transfer Grants Program, which is intended to help reach Gov. Martin O'Malley's goal of having 55% of Maryland adults obtain college degrees (including associate degrees) by 2025.

NDMU is partnering with three community colleges to encourage transfer students to use the credits they have earned here to receive their associate degree, while they continue to work on the baccalaureate degree.  The main benefit of the award to NDMU is that we will receive dedicated funds to develop a secure electronic system of sending and receiving student transcripts. This project is supported by a Credit When It’s Due grant to the Maryland Higher Education Commission from the Lumina Foundation for Education, supported by USA Funds.

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Mark Your Calendar: Environmental Journalist Richard Louv at NDMU

Richard Louv is a journalist and author of eight books about the connections between family, nature and community. His newest book, The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder, offers a new vision of the future in which our lives are as immersed in nature as they are in technology, resulting in better psychological, physical and spiritual health for people of all ages. His bestselling Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder has stimulated an international conversation about the relationship between children and nature.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
7 to 8:30 p.m.
LeClerc Auditorium

Admission is free. Registration required: ndm.edu/louv

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Publications

Dr. Peter Hoffman passes along news of new publications by Brandy Garzel ’11 Biology, a former Sister Alma McNicholas Woman Scientist, who is in the Ph.D. program at University of Maryland's School of Pharmacy. 

"The Role of Bile Salt Export Pump Gene Repression in Drug-Induced Chloestatic Liver Toxicity." Drug Metabolism and Disposition. March 2014.

"Metformin Represses Drug-Induced Expression of CYP2B6 by Modulating the Constitutive Androstane Receptor Signaling." Molecular Pharmacology. February 2014.

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 Notre Dame in the News

The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Author Sheri Booker Wins NAACP Image Award, news of Sheri's big win!