School of Arts, Sciences & Business
Dr. Charles Buehrle published an article with co-author Saúl Blanco titled "Presentations of Coxeter groups of type A, B, and D using prefix-reversal generators" in the journal Applicable Algebra in Engineering, Communication and Computing on May 30.
The English Department celebrated the retirement of Dr. Gene Farrington, Professor of English and Drama, with an alumnae event and party on May 5. Nearly 50 alumnae were in attendance to celebrate Dr. Farrington's retirement, after 29 years at Notre Dame, at the age of 90. English alums spoke in tribute, and alumnae of Ye Merrie Masquers, Notre Dame's drama club, gave an original performance in honor of Dr. Farrington. A beloved faculty member, Dr. Farrington will be greatly missed on campus.
School of Education
Dr. Angelo Letizia, assistant professor in the School of Education, had a peer-reviewed article published in the Whale Road Review titled "New Alchemy: Using Poetry to Reimagine Disciplinary Knowledge."
Dr. Stephanie Savick, Associate Professor of Education, attended the NCORE (National Conference on Race and Ethnicity), in Portland, Oregon from May 31-June 4, where she was able to network with other researchers in her research field.
Ryan Schaaf, associate professor of Educational Technology in the School of Education, is releasing his seventh book on June 16, 2022. Learner Choice, Learner Voice: A Teacher’s Guide to Promoting Agency in the Classroom offers fresh, forward-thinking supports for teachers creating an empowered, student-centered classroom. Showcasing authentic activities and classrooms, this book is full of diverse instructional experiences that will motivate students to take an agile, adaptable role in their own learning. This wealth of pedagogical ideas – from specific to open-ended, low-tech to digital, self-expressive to collaborative, creative to critical – will help educators discover the transformative effects of providing students with ownership, agency, and choice in their learning journeys.
The School of Education’s Teacher Alliance for Flourishing kicked off its first annual spring retreat with a relaxing weekend away at the Bon Secours Retreat and Conference Center in Marriottsville, Maryland on May 14-15, 2022. Educators learned and practiced the Five Domains of Flourishing (VanderWeele, 2017): Happiness & Life Satisfaction, Meaning & Purpose, Character & Virtue, Close Social Relationships, and Physical & Mental Health. Participants also delighted in nature, honed their yoga/meditation skills, and enjoyed good food and one another's company.
The retreat was meant as an antidote to the oftentimes stressful and demanding nature of teaching, made even more stressful during the COVID pandemic. Participants shared that they felt the retreat was rejuvenating, empowering, and life transforming.