Featured Articles from the Summer 2004 Newsletters
School of Architecture
Dan Pitera named Loeb Fellow at Harvard University
Dan Pitera has bid farewell to the University of Detroit Mercy to pursue a prestigious career opportunity at Harvard University—and the School of Architecture couldn’t be happier. That’s because the Detroit Collaborative Design Center director will be back in fall 2006 with a wealth of new ideas for the Design Center and for Detroit.
Pitera learned recently that he has been named a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University’s School of Design. He’ll leave for Massachusetts at the end of the summer after completing a summer sabbatical in Italy, where he will teach in the School of Architecture’s study abroad program.
College of Business Administration
CBA Alumni Week panel discuss new technology in the workplace
This year, 35 College of Business Administration alumni returned to the College to share their knowledge and insight with students during the Fifth Annual Alumni Week, held March 22-26. One of the highlights of Alumni Week is the panel discussion of a particular topic chosen by the Student & Alumni Advisory Boards. Associate Dean Bruce Brorby says, “We are very appreciative of our panelists, and all our speakers, who are willing to take time out of their busy schedules to share their expertise.”
College of Engineering and Science
College of Engineering and Science Faculty link to research firm benefits students
The friendship of two women, Elizabeth Roberts-Kirchhoff, Ph.D., UDM associate
professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Hyesook Kim, Ph.D., founder/president
of Detroit R&D, Inc., has grown to include benefits for UDM students.
Detroit R& D, located in the Metro Center for High Tech Building near
UDM, studies and provides products for environmentally related diseases, including
toxicity and cancer. Since 2001, the company has supported summer undergraduate
research internships/fellowships for UDM Chemistry and Biochemistry students.
College of Health Professions
College prepares for a moving experience
Construction of the new University of Detroit Mercy College of Health Professions Building is on target, with staff and faculty scheduled to move to the McNichols Campus, August 17.
"It's exciting but it's also a big undertaking," reports Suzanne Mellon, College of Health Professions dean. "Everyone's involved on at least one moving committee. We have teams for everything - communications, records, labs, you name it. We're hoping to have everything in place by August 23."
Messages from Deans of the College of Liberal
Arts and Education
Parting words from outgoing Dean John Staudenmaier, S.J.
On June 30, I will end three years as interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Education. Dr. Charles Marske, who shows every sign of being a wonderful new dean, will begin settling into the dean’s office in Briggs on July 1.
I am absolutely delighted to be joining the University of Detroit Mercy as dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Education. One of the most compelling reasons I accepted the position was because I believe that both the University and the College are exemplars of a value-based education that emphasize service for others. As such, I believe they both deserve the very best of our efforts and talents.