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Over the course of 27 months, 33 Sacred Heart University physician assistant students completed 100 assessments, 2,000 hours of clinical rotations and research capstone projects. Their reward for all that hard work came on a recent morning when they proudly proceeded into an intimate graduation ceremony at the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts in front of friends, family and staff and received their diplomas.
Any visitor to Sacred Heart’s Chapel of the Holy Spirit is struck by its artistry. There is symbolism everywhere you look, beautifully portraying spirituality, compassion and God’s love. Look, for example, at the magnificent mosaic on the back wall. David Coppola, SHU’s senior vice president of administration and planning, recently called attention to a portion of it during an event marking the chapel’s 10th anniversary. He noted the placement of Jesus’ hand in relation to Eve. Jesus is pulling Eve up, toward his sacred heart, Coppola said—the ultimate sign of compassion and love. The scene expresses the joys, hopes, grief and anguish of people today.
Clotilde Dudley Smith, assistant professor of health science at SHU, hosts a guest lecture in the University Commons Nov. 4 with Arthur Caplan, founder of the Division of Medical Ethics at New York University School of Medicine in New York City. Caplan, who is the Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor at NYU, lectured on health care ethics. He is best known for helping to found the National Marrow Donor Program, initiating the country’s policy of required request in cadaver organ donation, helping to create the system for distributing donor organs, advising on the content of the National Organ Transplant Act of 1984 and being involved in legislation and regulation in many other health-care areas, including blood safety and compassionate use. Caplan has authored and edited 35 books and more than 725 papers in peer-reviewed journals. More than 250 administrators, faculty, staff, students, and guests attended the lecture, which was made possible by the ACT Grant awarded to Dudley-Smith.