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Friday, June 3, 2011

NEWS

-- The Manchester Bidwell Corporation will screen the RMU-produced documentary What Does Trouble Mean? Nate Smith's Revolution at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, in the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild auditorium, 1815 Metropolitan St., Pittsburgh, 15233. The evening will start at 6 p.m. with a reception with light refreshments, and the film will be followed by a Q & A. The event is free and open to the public. In addition to RMU and the Manchester Bidwell Corporation, the event is sponsored by the Falk Foundation. 

-- The Center for Global Engagement website now includes the Earth Calendar, which features information each day about religious and national holidays across the globe. Please consider this a resource for learning about diverse religious and cultural celebrations. 

-- Remember that the first brown-bag lunch new website information session takes place at noon Tuesday, June 7, in the Ferry Room in Massey Hall.

-- The latest edition of RMU in the News is now online.

PERSONAL MENTION

-- Nell Tabor Hartley, professor of management, and graduate assistant Janette Sutphin authored "Don't Dis Our Abilities," which was published in the First Quarter 2011 issue of the Journal of Diversity Management.

-- Yildirim Omurtag, interim head of the Department of Engineering, was invited to serve as the keynote speaker in Phuket, Thailand, at the Ninth Annual Conference of International and National Engineering Education organized by the Council of Engineering Deans of Thailand. Omurtag's speech was titled "Engineering Education in the Early 21st Century: Challenges and Changes" and was attended by more than 300 engineering deans, department heads, and faculty members from Thai engineering schools. Omurtag's visit was arranged by Natha Kuptasthien, director of international programs at Rajamangala University of Technology-Thanyaburi (RMUTT), and hosted by university President Numyoot Songthanapitak. After the conference Omurtag visited the RMUTT campus and the campus of Mahidol University near Bangkok, and he presented seminars to the engineering faculty on engineering education.

-- On Saturday, June 4, Carl Ross, university professor of nursing, will receive the Catalyst for Change Award from the Catalyst for Change Inc. in Delaware. This award recognizes ordinary individuals who are making an extraordinary difference in the lives of young children in the areas of health, education, community service, and international services.

*WELLNESS TIP*  Dietary supplements are becoming more popular, but may not be for everybody. Follow an "eat five fruits and vegetables a day" regimen, which should provide the B vitamins, antioxidants, and other vitamins and minerals that will benefit your body. Consult with your doctor before you start to take any supplement.

EVENTS

July 9, RMU Night at PNC Park