Updates from the Sciences at Loyola University Maryland
May 2022 | Issue 43
The May issue of Synapse is dominated by news regarding special recognitions for the class of 2022. This year's graduating seniors have plenty to celebrate considering the combination of a typical first year experience, the disruption during the sophomore year due to the pandemic, the return of cicadas while attending classes in-person, or remote, or in hybrid format during the junior year, and glimpse of hope for emerging on the other side of the pandemic during the senior year. We salute the great accomplishments of class 2022 who have shown resilience and grit leading to successfully graduating in four years. They can also claim they perhaps own the record for using the term "you are muted". We look forward to congratulating the class of 2022 during the Loyola's commencement that will be in-person at M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday, May 14, https://www.loyola.edu/join-us/commencement. The event will be livestreamed for friends and family who cannot attend. Congratulation's seniors! This is your time to shine and to demonstrate what you have been prepared for while at Loyola, which is; "to learn, lead, and serve in a diverse and changing world".
"There is no passion to be found in playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable in living" - Nelson Mandela
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HIGHLIGHTS & GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
PH-120-W01 Introduction to the Universe (Maymester 2022)
This 3-week Maymester class (5/23-6/12) will be run online asynchronously, so it is perfect for students who work or have internships, since they will do the class work on their own schedule. Intro to the Universe fulfills the natural science core requirement.
Have you ever asked yourself these questions?
Where are we in the universe? How do we relate to the Sun, Moon, planets, and stars? How did the universe begin? What will happen to the universe in the future? Is there life in the universe besides us?
If you have, then you are about to reveal the answers during the next three weeks! This course provides an essential and fundamental survey of modern astronomy and helps you develop the ability to independently analyze and solve basic problems in astronomy, gain scientific reasoning ability, and truly understand where we are in this big universe. You will learn the fundamental laws of physics, such as the law of motion, universal law of gravity, and will apply these laws to understand astronomical systems (which include planets, stars and galaxies).
For details contact Dr. Inge Heyer (email@example.com).
Reminder to Loyola Researchers
In view of the possible summer programs, should a faculty be mentoring a high school or college student and desires to perform research involving human participants, the researchers are required to submit the plan of data acquisition to the IRB. All human subjects research must be approved before data collection begins. For questions concerning human subjects research, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.loyola.edu/department/orsp/irb
Class of 2022 Accolades and Honors
Loyola Sciences in the news
Startup Garage: Electronics Program
Dr. Suzanne Keilson is working with Dent Education (denteducation.org) on a new 'track' curriculum for their summer programs called, 'startup garage: electronics'. The track will likely take place at the Loyola-Notre Dame library and innovation spaces and is also a partner with Loyola's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Upcoming Campus Events
Career Center Opportunities
To register for career-focused events and opportunities, visit Handshake.
Visit The Bridge for upcoming campus meetings and events.
Training & Development Sponsored by Human Resources
- Employee Assistance Program Training for Supervisors - 6/2/2022, 12:45-1:15 p.m., Sellinger VIP Lounge
- Mandated Reporter Training for Supervisors- 6/2/2022, 12:45-1:15 p.m., Sellinger VIP Lounge
- Preventing Workplace Harassment - 5/11/2022, 9/7/2022, 11/16/2022, 11:00-11:30 p.m., Sellinger VIP Lounge.
Additional Training and Development Opportunities for Employees and Students
STUDENT & FACULTY OPPORTUNITIES
- Loyola Coronavirus Updates - General university information for all students, faculty, staff including reopening plans, COVID-19 dashboard, FAQs, policies, and resources
Student Support Resources
Employee Support Resources
Are you a graduate student looking for an on-campus job?
Admission Assistants assist the full-time staff with on-campus events, marketing, and recruitment efforts. Commitment will be 15 hours per week, primarily during business hours (8:30am - 5:00pm). Saturday availability is essential and evening hours may be available on an ad hoc basis (but not as part of the weekly schedule/structure). Summer hours may be available. Additional information and applications can be found on Handshake. Please contact Maura Brennan at email@example.com if you have questions about this position.
Student Position Available in the Records Office for Summer
The Records Office is now accepting applications for the position of Office Assistant for this summer. The Office Assistant will assist with the Records Office staff with various business processes and tasks during regular business hours (weekdays, 8:30am-5:00pm).
If you are interested, please contact Bria Stith at firstname.lastname@example.org