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Tapestry - Fall 2005

New master's programs prepare students to protect national security

In a post-9-11 society, the safety and security of individuals, property and intelligence information is becoming increasingly critical. The creation of the Department of Homeland Security has prompted federal government to identify thousands of specialist positions that are needed to monitor potential threats to U.S. security. The University of Detroit Mercy has responded to this need by designing two new master’s programs that will prepare individuals to fill these important security roles

Message from the Dean
The College of Liberal Arts and Education is a key component in educating our students in a way that sets the stage for them to do great things, particularly in service to others.

Theatre season debuts to rave reviews and alumni support
The Theatre Company’s season got off to a magnificent start with a well-attended and critically acclaimed production of “Our Town,” written by Thornton Wilder.

Social Work Interns link with community organizations
“Social work is alive and well,” says Aloha VanCamp, Ph.D., associate professor and co-chair of University of Detroit Mercy's Department of Social Work. “Our internship program is proof.” In addition to teaching research methods, VanCamp directs the undergraduate field internship program for UDM.

Rosemary Weatherston recognized by UDM peers
Associate Professor of English Rosemary Weatherston is the 2005 recipient of the UDM Faculty Achievement Award.

Edwin DeWindt, “an academic maverick”
The medieval history bug bit Edwin DeWindt in the late 1950s as a high school student in Wyandotte. “I had this class on the late medieval renaissance, and I was intrigued by the biographical studies of the hierarchy at that time. I found these people exciting and romantic,” he explains.

Honors program inducts 27 new members
A record 83 guests attended the University Honors Program annual Induction Ceremony and Dinner on Oct. 9.

Fall CLASA events focus on peace and justice
The University’s Carney Latin American Archive (CLASA) presented a series of public events on campus that highlighted peace and justice issues in Latin America.

Alumni: show students the many career paths available to CLAE graduates during “Career Daze”
The CLAE Alumni Council invites all Liberal Arts and Education alumni to participate in “Career Daze” on Feb. 14 and Feb. 16, 2006. Alumni have an opportunity to show current students the varied careers available to graduates of a Liberal Arts and Education program, and join the Business Card Wall.

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