Welcome home students, faculty, and staff!
Over the past few weeks, NDMU welcomed our students back to campus. On Wednesday, our new and transfer students moved into Meletia and Doyle. Our newest Gators and their families were greeted by our current NDMU resident assistants, along with faculty, staff, student, and alum volunteers. Move-in day kicked off Orientation and Welcome Week, where our students engaged in leadership and training programs to get them prepared for the start of classes on August 30.
On August 26, the new students were officially welcomed to NDMU during the Cap & Gown Investiture. While NDMU 100 & 200 professors introduced their classes, the students received their IMPRINT journals and signed the honor pledge. Emma Muller ’25 offered the Invocation, with Kelsey Bialozynski ’22 offering her congratulations as the Honor Board Chair.
If you were unable to attend, the ceremony can be viewed on NDMU's YouTube channel.
Introducing a new special news feature for the Notre Dame website! We sit down with our #NDMUExperts to gaining new insights into their areas of expertise and how they are using their skills not only in the classroom but in their larger community. In the first feature of the series, meet Dr. Kristine Larson, assistant professor in the School of Education. She shares her best tips and tricks for how to prevent burnout through self-care.
Last week, NDMU School of Pharmacy held a private showing of “Vaccination from the Misinformation Virus,” a nationally broadcast PBS documentary special featuring NDMU. The film crew spent a day with School of Pharmacy faculty & students in April 2021, conducting interviews with them on campus and at the Loyola/Notre Dame Library.
The premiere of the documentary started with words from retired Assistant Surgeon General and 10th Chief Pharmacist Officer of the United States Public Health Service RADM Pamela Schweitzer via zoom.
At the conclusion of the showing, Dean Lin moderated a panel discussion with the documentary producer Chris Schueler, Dr. Joseph Chiu, and NDMU Assistant Professor Dr. Ashley Moody.
Learn more about the documentary and the NDMU’s role and impact in the feature.
Student, NDMU Class of 2022
“Notre Dame has definitely helped me to become an advocate for myself. Being here has made me a stronger leader as I pursue internship opportunities.” Ashley is a 2021-22 scholar in the Sr. Alma Science Year program that places top NDMU students in research internships in labs at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Faculty, staff, and students with a current Notre Dame ID will be able to swipe into the library building during our regular hours. See our alerts page for current information.
The library is offering both in-person and online instruction in Information Literacy, Technology, Copyright, and Archives. Make an instruction request today. Contact Jenny Kinniff at email@example.com for Archives instruction.
Learn more about some of the library’s newest resources including Academic Video Online, Data Planet, and Oxford Very Short Introductions.
All workshops will be held online via Zoom.
Tuesday, September 21, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
This workshop will cover the basics of copyright law, the public domain, using materials already licensed for use either through the library or Creative Commons, and seeking copyright permissions. It will also provide information on the fair use provision in copyright law and how it can be applied to using copyrighted materials in teaching and research. Participants will work through examples to help make them feel comfortable applying fair use.
Thursday, October 7, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Ever wonder if it's okay to use an image in your course materials, publication, or conference presentation? This workshop will help you identify when it's okay to use images without permission. It will also provide tips for locating images that can be freely used under Creative Commons licenses or the public domain.
Thursday, October 28, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Working on a publication? This workshop will help you understand your rights as an author under copyright law. It will provide information on common types of publication agreements and their terms and provide tips on negotiating your contract through hands on exercises.
Tuesday, November 9, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Hoping to reduce textbook costs for your students? This workshop will provide an introduction to open access and open educational resources and provide information on where to located open educational materials.
Learn the team roles you like to play. Are you a Clarifier, Ideator, Developer, or Implementor? Our new assessment, FourSight, will help you see the dynamics of group problem-solving. Contact Alan at the Career Center to learn more.
Flex Dollar Sale: Load $100 in flex dollars on your NDMU swipe card and get $20 loaded for free! Purchase Flex Dollars here: Flex Dollars (touchnet.net)
Sale only valid through Friday, September 3 at 4 p.m.
If you purchased $100 in Flex Dollars already this week, we are honoring the sale for you as well! If you made a Flex Dollar purchase this week in a different dollar amount, but would like to add more money to meet the $100, you can do that! Just email firstname.lastname@example.org with your receipts for both payments this week, and we will load the $20 bonus.
Friendly reminder: For health safety reasons, you cannot fill personal water bottles and coffee mugs in Doyle Dining Hall. We apologize for the inconvenience!
Dr. Jeana DelRosso, Sister Maura Eichner Endowed Professor of English, published her fifth book: Unruly Catholic Feminists: Prose, Poetry, and the Future of Faith, SUNY Press. Co-edited with Dr. Leigh Eicke and Dr. Ana Kothe, this collection of poetry, prose, and fiction explores how third- and fourth-wave feminists come to terms with Catholicism in the 21st century. Award-winning writer Sandra Cisneros says, "This is the Word from women brave. Writ, spoken, heard. And it is good!"
Dr. Céleste Frazier Barthel attended the SciPEP Conference - Communicating the Future, Engaging the Public in Basic Science. During the conference she was one of three panelists for a parallel discussion on how the broader public views science and presented a poster on her research entitled, "How scientists' understanding of how their audiences learn influences their outreach strategies."
On August 20, the School of Nursing celebrated the class of 2021 College of Adult Undergraduate Studies Accelerated Second-Degree BSN and Class of 2020 Women’s College Traditional BSN students during their rescheduled Pinning Ceremony. During the ceremony, graduates Ashlyn Walker and Ricelle Taganas shared their reflections with their classmates, while graduate Eden Ndjami led the students through the Nurses’ Prayer to close out the program.
The following Class 2021 graduates matched to competitive residency & pharmaceutical industry fellowship programs:
The following presentations were made at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting in July 2021:
Facilitation of Roundtable Discussions
Faculty Awards & Recognition
September 2 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Theresa Hall 022
By strengthening, enriching, and enhancing services and resources, the center aims to provide a centralized "one-stop" place to access academic support.
September 11 | 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Celebrating the culmination of the thesis exhibition of Calenna Cauley '21.
September 25 | 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Celebrating the opening of an exhibition that explores the notion of femininity and its relationship to nature and Western culture.
September 23 | 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Celebrate the success of NDMU's accelerated Bachelor of Science in nursing (ABSN) program at the ABSN Learning Site at Elkridge. NDMU recently launched the 15-month, hybrid second-degree program at the Elkridge site to meet the historic demand for professional nurses in Maryland and around the country.
View the celebration live online.
September 30 | 7:00 p.m.
We are pleased to welcome virtually to campus Amy Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club. Her other novels include The Kitchen God’s Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, The Bonesetter’s Daughter, Saving Fish from Drowning, and The Valley of Amazement, all New York Times-bestsellers. She is also the author of a memoir, a book about writing, two children’s books, and numerous articles and short stories.
In 1993, The Joy Luck Club was made into a major motion picture, with Tan as co-producer and co-screenwriter. The film was added to the National Film Registry in 2020, and Tan is currently working on a sequel. She is also the subject of a documentary entitled, Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir, which debuted at Sundance in January 2021 and aired as part of PBS’s American Masters series.
Amy Tan has been nominated for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the International Orange Prize, and she has won many awards, including the Commonwealth Gold Award and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Achievement in American Literature. Her essays and stories are found in hundreds of anthologies and textbooks. Her work has been translated into 35 languages.
Reunion Weekend is quickly approaching and we are thrilled to welcome all of our alumnae and alumni back to campus. Events begin on Thursday, September 30, and conclude on Sunday, October 3. The Reunion registration is now live, including the event schedule.
October 26 | 7:00 p.m.
This year’s Common Read selection for Notre Dame of Maryland University is Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. This summer, all students, faculty, and staff will read Homegoing and participate in various opportunities throughout the academic year to engage in scholarly inquiry, broaden, and deepen their understanding and responsiveness to social problems, promote dialogue and interdisciplinary exchanges, and seek opportunities to put the new learning into action.
On October 26, 2021, Yaa Gyasi will conduct a virtual visit with NDMU for a public presentation at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.
Be sure to check out the latest version of the Academic Calendar for 2021-2022.