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 January 24, 2011


Thursday, Jan. 27 — The second of six scheduled workshops on using journaling to increase productivity and creativity meets in Rowley 1029 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The lunchtime workshops, sponsored by the DISCOVER Center, are open to faculty and staff and will meet every Thursday through Feb. 24. Just bring your lunch, a notepad, and pen. E-mail your RSVP to Sylvia Whitman.
Thursday, Jan. 27 — Attend a workshop on RefWorks, the Web-based bibliography and database manager that allows you to create your own personal database by importing references from text files or online databases. The workshop will be from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Library Instruction Room, Reinsch Library. For questions, e-mail Gail Flatness or call ext. 6845.
Thursday, Jan. 27 — The Humanities and Literature and Language programs invite faculty and staff to “Fake Literature, Phony History,” a guest lecture by Dr. Evelina Kelbetcheva, associate professor of History and Southeast European Studies at the American University in Bulgaria. The lecture will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Lee Reception Room, Reinsch Library.
Tuesday, Feb. 1 — Users of RefWorks who want to learn about the changes in the new interface, RefWorks 2.0, are invited to a workshop, from 5 to 6 p.m., at the Ballston Center, Lab 409. For questions, e-mail Gail Flatness or call ext. 6845.
Thursday, Feb. 3 — Attend a Health Professions Information Session, which will include presentations on undergraduate and graduate degree options in Nursing, Health Promotion Management, and Physical Therapy; 7 p.m., Ballston Center. To register, call ext. 5902 or RSVP online
Friday, Feb. 4 — This year’s Geico Ethics Lecture, which concludes Ethics Awareness Week, will be presented by guest lecturer Dr. Amitai Etzioni, professor of International Affairs at The George Washington University and director of the Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies. The topic of the lecture will be “The Limits of Privacy.” The event will start at 12:15 p.m. in the Reinsch Library Auditorium, and will be followed by lunch and discussion of the topic. Faculty and staff are invited and there is no need to RSVP.
Friday, Feb. 4 — Andrea Eastman-Mullins and Timothy Lloyd of Alexander Street Press will make a presentation on “Careers in Electronic Publishing for Humanities Graduates: A Look at Alexander Street Press,” at 6:30 p.m., in the Reinsch Library Board Room.
Monday, Feb. 7 — Publication date of the next issue of InsideMU. Submissions deadline is Monday, Jan. 31. Submit your items by e-mail.


Bishop Loverde to Speak at Dollar Dinner: Campus Ministry invites the Marymount community to welcome The Most Reverend Paul S. Loverde, Bishop of Arlington, when he speaks at the weekly Dollar Dinner, at 5 p.m. in the Gerard Hall Lobby on Monday, Jan. 31. Bishop Loverde will make a brief presentation and take questions from participants. For details, contact Campus Ministry at ext. 1607.

Study Abroad 2011: Faculty are requested to remind their students that the Center for Global Education is now accepting applications for study abroad in summer and fall 2011. Students must meet with a study abroad advisor to discuss requirements and options. To schedule an appointment, students can stop by Ballston 209, e-mail the Center for Global Education, or call (703) 284-1677. For more information on opportunities to study abroad, visit the Center for Global Education website.

Get a Move On: Burn off some calories with one of these fun fitness classes, offered free of charge to everyone in the Marymount community. Classes are in the Lee Center:
  • Zumba: Monday and Friday, 6 to 7 p.m., Lower Level Rec Gym;
  • Yoga: Monday, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.;
  • Aerobics Room; Fit and Fun: Monday and Thursday, 8 to 9 a.m., Aerobics Room.
There’s no need to sign up. Just come wearing comfortable clothing and get ready to work up a sweat!

Rental Textbook Return Deadline Extended:
The Marymount Bookstore is extending the grace period for the return of fall semester rented textbooks. Faculty are requested to remind students that the new deadline to return rental textbooks is now 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 31. Overdue fees will be charged after that date, and the charges will appear on the student’s credit card that is on file with the bookstore. Students can return textbooks either by taking them in person to the Marymount Bookstore or by shipping them using the free UPS return shipping label. For questions, contact bookstore manager Theresa Kuron by e-mail or at (703) 284-1614.
Writing Intensive Faculty Preparation: Faculty planning to teach a Writing Intensive course and those who are simply interested in writing in the disciplines are invited to a two-part workshop series sponsored by the DISCOVER Center. If the scheduled workshops are not convenient, a group of four participants or more can propose an alternate date. For dates, times, and places of these workshops, visit the Instructional Resources Web page and RSVP one week in advance to Sylvia Whitman.

Dr. Michael Boylan, professor of Philosophy, has published a new book, Morality and Global Justice (Westview Publishers, January 2011), reaching a significant academic research plateau: 25 published books and 100 published articles.

Dr. Michelle Liu, assistant professor of Information Technology, and Dr. Diane Murphy, associate professor of IT and chair, Department of Information Technology and Management Science, presented a paper titled "Teaching Technology to Business Students for the World of Globalization," at the 2011 Annual Washington Business Research Forum, held on Jan. 7 at the Washington, DC, Convention Center.

Dr. Raja T. Nasr, professor of Education, has just published his 60th book, Education as Communication: Adding Quality to Teaching (Linus Publications, January 2011). The book is meant to be an eye-opener for educators, to help them realize that, at all academic levels, they communicate much more than just the content of the subjects they teach.

Dr. Grace Yong, assistant professor of Physics; ext. 1556.

Karen Peck
has been promoted from adjunct to full-time faculty, and is now an assistant professor of Nursing; ext. 5756.


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