from Dean John M. Staudenmaier, S.J.
Highlighter & Laureate,
John M. Staudenmaier, S.J., Ph.D. teaches engineering ethics, survey
of U.S. technological style, upper division seminars - "Detroit
the City"; "Individualism and Community in the United
States"; "Interpretations of Capitalism"; "Advertising
in America." He is also editor of Technology
& Culture, The International Quarterly of the Society
for the History of Technology, sponsored during his tenure by
the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village and UDM jointly. He
has held numerous scholarly appointments, most recently the Gasson
Chair at Boston College. He holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from St.
Louis University and a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania.
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the autumn season softens Michigan's colors, the College of Liberal
Arts & Education is moving into its new geography. After months
of planning, the faculty Space Allocation Committee proposed a map
for all 13 college departments. Renovations in Briggs last fall
created contiguous departmental places: Religious Studies, History,
Philosophy and Economics on the third floor; English, Political
Science and Social Work on the second floor; Sociology and Criminal
Justice on the first floor; Communication Studies on the first floor
with its technical labs directly below on the ground floor.
In January, a new cafe was opened on the first floor of Briggs,
offering Starbucks coffee, sandwiches, cold drinks, and snacks.
Over the summer, the University completed phase one of the renovation
of Reno Hall. Reno sits in the cluster of residence halls near the
Livernois gate of the McNichols Campus. Faculty and staff for the
departments of Education,Counseling and Addiction Studies and Psychology
occupy all of the second floor. The first floor houses the Psychology
clinic and the Counseling clinic, both receiving clients from around
the metropolitan area. The Theatre Department will soon move into
redesigned space for offices, rehearsals, and technical support.
The large front lounge, “Reno Commons,” is available
University-wide for receptions, meetings, and lectures. Next summer,
the College’s Language & Cultural Training program will
move into Reno.
I am thrilled to have the College’s second home located in
the heart of the residence halls. Students can form schizoid habits:
classroom life vs. residence hall life. Reno promises to bring those
two worlds together. Nearly all the College departments are now
on the main campus and you can already feel the increased interactive
energies among them. Stop by and have a look.
John M. Staudenmaier, S.J.
Interim Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Education