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September 2012

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Martha Skoner Lecture Series Featuring Suzanne Gordon: Nursing's Role in Patient Safety

Martha Skoner Lecture Series Featuring Suzanne Gordon: Nursing's Role in Patient Safety

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 6, 2012, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: 
Hannaford Hall, Abromson Center, USM Portland
Contact Name: 
Marcia Goldenberg
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4136
Contact Email: 
mgoldenberg@usm.maine.edu

The School of Nursing at the University of Southern Maine is proud to announce the inaugural lecture in the Martha Skoner Lecture Series. Suzanne Gordon, award-winning journalist and author/editor of 12 books, will be presenting a talk titled, “Nursing’s Role in Patient Safety: What Nurses Need to do to Prepare for Interprofessional Practice and Teamwork” on Thursday, September 6, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. in USM’s Hannaford Hall.

Ms. Gordon’s most recent book, “First, Do Less Harm: Confronting the Inconvenient Problems of Patient Safety”, discusses the issue of patient safety from a variety of perspectives and focuses on the critical role of interprofessional and occupational practice in patient safety. Using insights from the book, she will discuss the role nurses can play in solving the communication problems that exist in medical settings.

This is the first lecture of the Martha Skoner Lecture Series which was established at USM’s School of Nursing through a generous bequest from Dr. Skoner’s estate. Dr. Skoner taught at USM from 1987-1999 and held a B.S. in nursing education, a master’s of nursing education and a Ph.D. in nursing, all from the University of Pittsburgh in her home state of Pennsylvania. The lectures will bring speakers to USM’s campus to discuss contemporary topics in nursing.

Ms. Gordon will be on hand for a reception immediately following the talk to sign books. Copies of “First: Do Less Harm” will be on sale. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Marcia Goldenberg, MS, RN, Lecturer of Nursing at USM, at 207-780-4136 or mgoldenberg@usm.maine.edu.

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Modular Origami – Supporting the Teaching of Mathematics from Geometry to Graduate Level Courses

Modular Origami – Supporting the Teaching of Mathematics from Geometry to Graduate Level Courses

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Location: 
300 Payson Smith Hall
Contact Name: 
Dr. AbouEl-Makarim Aboueissa
Contact Phone: 
207-228-2839

Eva Szillery, Ph.D. of the Mathematical Association of America, American Mathematics Competitions Maine State Director, will be holding a course on using Modular origami to teach Mathematics is a hands-on approach. Students could not fold and assemble the models without understanding properties and interconnections of the object. There is something for every level of skill in these topics. Even if one does not understand or is not able to comprehend the complexities of the project completely, the explications give a lot of information to clarify the subject.

Students who revisit the projects years later realize that there was more "in it" than what appeared the first time.

In the presentation, Szillery will describe their own journey with modular origami and the discovery of fellow origamists; the way we see origami intersects many mathematical topics from spatial vision to number theory, fractal geometry, combinatorics and abstract algebra.

For further information about this presentation, please contact Dr. AbouEl-Makarim Aboueissa at 228-2839.


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need accommodations to attend this seminar, please call Laurie McDermott at 780-4608 or Fax at 780-5607.

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
 
APICS Maine brings you Insights from Inventory professionals

APICS Maine brings you Insights from Inventory professionals

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: 
Abromson Community Education Center, 88 Bedford Street, Portland
Contact Name: 
207-780-5900

Inventory management is a critical component of a successful supply chain.

Come to this event and hear from local inventory management professionals regarding their strategies and success stories.

Participate in the discussion of common challenges and learn more about inventory management practices.

20.00 PP Refreshments Included
Full Time Undergraduate Students : Free

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