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Friday, July 29, 2011

NEWS

-- The School of Nursing and Health Sciences has received a $100,000 grant from The Hearst Foundations to support the school's medical simulation programs, including one in which actors portray patients. The so-called standardized patient program involves RMU theater students portraying symptoms to help nursing students learn to diagnose illness and interact with patients. The grant also will pay for a new mannequin for the Regional Research and Innovations in Simulation Education (RISE) Center.

-- Denise Ramponi, assistant professor of nursing, published an article, "Shoulder Pain" in the Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal with the help of two media arts students. David Brous and Frank Vieira, seniors majoring in graphic design, produced illustrations of shoulder bony anatomy and muscle anatomy for the article.

-- Eighteen students and staff, representing the RMU Student Veterans Organization, are volunteering Tuesday, Aug. 2, at the 31st annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games taking place in Pittsburgh.

PERSONAL MENTION

-- Abi Ibraheem, assistant professor of learning resources, was a delegate to the sixth Evidence Based Library and Information Practice international conference hosted by the University of Salford in Manchester, England, in June. Ibraheem, the head of the Cataloging Department, presented a paper titled “Whither evidence-based librarianship: a comparative reflection on the practices in some university libraries in Nigeria, UK and USA." The paper discussed the inconsistency in the standards of librarianship practice in the developed and developing countries especially in Nigeria, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Detail of the conference and paper presented by Ibraheem could be found at http://www.eblip6.salford.ac.uk/presenter.php.

*WELLNESS TIP*
 Eat beans more often. Beans are one of the best sources of fiber. They also are a good source of protein. Add them to casseroles, soups, salads, and pasta and rice dishes or eat them plan.

EVENTS

July 28-31, RMU Colonial Theatre Presents "Cinderella"