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Claire Crabtree, professor of English, had her poem, "Three-Armed Woman," accepted for publication in the Summer 2004 issue of Cross Currents.

Edwin DeWindt, professor of History, and his wife Anne DeWindt, are publishing the book, Ramsey: The Lives of an English Fenland Town, 1200-1600." This book is based on years of intensive research and is being published by the Catholic University Press of America.

Ann Eskridge, adjunct professor of English, has published her book Slave Uprisings and Runaways: Fighting for Freedom and the Underground Railroad, which includes a foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

John Franklin, professor of Counseling and Addiction Studies, and Elizabeth Hill, associate professor of Psychology, were co-authors of the article, "Long-Term Family-Oriented Treatment For Adolescents With Substance-Related Disorders: An Outcomes Study," published in the summer volume of the Journal of Child and Adolescent Social Work.

Marian Woyciehowicz Gonsior, assistant coordinator of the American Language and Culture Program, conducted a day-long training workshop for teachers in the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools on June 29. Training topics included second language acquisition and methods and materials to support English-language learners in the regular classroom.

David Koukal, associate professor of Philosophy and director of the University Honors Program, read his paper, "Phenomenology Is Not Just Intuition But Also Expression," at the 29th Annual International Merleau-Ponty Circle held September 30 -October 2 at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA.

Victoria Mantzopolous, professor of Political Science, was WXYZ-TV and UPN-50's "Election 2004" Political Analyst during the presidential debates. Two UDM students also joined Mantzopoulos to express their views.

Judy McCown, associate professor of Psychology, and Mary Hannah, professor of Psychology, presented their paper, "Student Perception of Internet Teaching," at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Society in Chicago in May 2004. McCown and Hannah are both UDM Teaching With Technology Scholars.

Isaiah McKinnon, associate professor of Education, was recently the Diversity Day Speaker at Seaholm High School in Birmingham. He also discussed “Heroes” at the Clinton Macomb Library and spoke at several other events, including Charlotte Forten Academy’s graduation and Healing Springs Church of God in Christ in Detroit.

Stephanie Mitchem, associate professor of Religious Studies, was invited to teach the graduate course, “Black Approaches to Theology,” this past summer at the Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University in New Orleans. She was also an invited respondent to papers presented at the Archdiocese of Detroit’s Pastoral Ministry Conference, “Dreaming with Giants,” in August.

Nicholas Rombes, associate professor of English, has published the essay, "Professor DVD," in the new book, Life in the Wires: The CTheory Reader, edited by Arthur and Marilouise Kroker.

Rita Tinetti, adjunct professor of Communication Studies, has had a photo published in Elizabeth Ficocelli's book, Shower of Heavenly Roses: Stories of the Intercession of St. Therese of Lisieux.

Gregory Sumner, professor and chair of the History Department, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Historic Redford Theatre in Northwest Detroit, where he is also the regular master of ceremonies for its year-round classic film series. He also served as a judge at the Campbell Moot Court Competition at the University of Michigan Law School in November. He is a 1980 graduate of the U of M Law School.