Featured Articles from the Fall 2004 Newsletters
School of Architecture
Students help to build "Virtual Cranbrook"
The School of Architecture and Cranbrook Educational Community have engaged in a multi-year effort to design, implement and develop a robust CAD-based system that would virtually render Cranbrook , one of America's greatest architectural complexes, for educational, planning and management purposes, into a 3-D computer model. By combining base mapping technology with detailed 3-D CAD-records; infrastructural, horticultural and historical data; novel rendering technologies; and linkages to a variety of Cranbrook databases, the systems will present a ground-breaking approach to conceptualizing and managing community information systems.
College of Business Administration
C & F makeover wows Open House guests
On Sept. 30, the renovated Commerce and Finance Building, home since July to the College of Business Administration, was unveiled in spectacular fashion as part of UDM’s Inauguration Week festivities. UDM President Gerard L. Stockhausen, S.J., blessed the building and cut the ribbon to officially re-open the building. Then it was time to celebrate, both in and outside of the building. The renovations include two new outdoor areas, a bench area around the south entrance of the building, and a courtyard on the west side of the building that is the new home of the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary from the Outer Drive campus.
College of Engineering and Science
Denso, Visteon Centers support hands-on design-to-product experience
Educating tomorrow’s workforce is a shared goal of UDM’s College of Engineering & Science and its corporate partners. The Denso Team Design Center and Visteon Prototype Center, which were dedicated at UDM in September as part of the Presidential Inauguration Week events, provide state-of-the-art facilities for engineering students to acquire hands-on experience with computer-based tools and prototyping methods.
“The best companies use both virtual and real prototyping to dramatically reduce the time between concept and delivery of new products and processes,“ states Leo Hanifin, dean, College of Engineering & Science.
College of Health Professions
New home is ‘heaven’ for College of Health Professions
It’s been nearly three months since the University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Health Professions moved into its new home on the McNichols Campus, and the verdict is in:
“The comment I’m hearing the most is ‘I feel like I’ve died and gone to heaven’,” says Dean Suzanne Mellon.
The 48,480-square foot facility -- a new structure connected to the south wing of Lansing-Reilly Hall, which was extensively remodeled -- features state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories, offices and conference spaces.
College of Liberal Arts and Education
Alumni gather for Reno Hall blessing during Inauguration Week
The University celebrated the inauguration of President Gerard L. Stockhausen S.J., with a week of activities leading up to the Presidential Installation and Gala on October 1, 2004. Events included a concert, an opportunity for students and UDM colleagues to take part in community volunteer service activities, an academic symposium and receptions in the schools and colleges. The College of Liberal Arts and Education held an open house at Reno Hall, which was recently refurbished to house the Counseling & Addiction Studies Department, Education Department, Language & Cultural Training Center, Psychology Department & Clinic, UDM Theatre Program and the Career Education Center.