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Summer 2005

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Mike Whitty, professor of Management and Labor Relations, recently spoke about “Sustainable Detroit” at the Innate Community Center in Detroit. He also presented at the Martin Luther King Day workshop on Mass Transit and Economic Development sponsored by the Birmingham-Bloomfield Task Force on Race Relations and Ethnic Diversity.

The article, “Global Business Ethics: Regulation, Code, or Self-Restraint,” by Charles T. Fisher III Chair of Business Ethics and Professor of Management Gerald F. Cavanagh, S.J., was recently published in the journal Business Ethics Quarterly. “Toward a Spirituality for the Contemporary Organization: Implications for Work, Family and Society,” also by Fr. Cavanagh, was accepted for publication in Research in Ethical Issues in Organizations (Elsevier, 2005).

In addition, Fr. Cavanagh led a panel discussion on “Voluntary Codes of Conduct for Multinational Corporations: Promises and Challenges” in May 2004. He also presented “Interconnection of Workplace Spirituality and Business Ethics” at the Academy of Management, and chaired the session “Does Morality Pay? At What Cost?” at the Society for Business Ethics, both in New Orleans in August 2004.

Fr. Cavanagh was also featured recently on Fox 2 Detroit, commenting on the election of Pope Benedict XVI.

On February 7, Michael Bernacchi, professor of Marketing, hosted Super Bowl Ad Nauseam XVII , a post-Super Bowl party at which approximately 150 students from UDM and local high schools both celebrated and analyzed Super Bowl advertising. In January, Bernacchi had visited five area high schools, discussing advertising and what students should look for while watching this year's commercial spots. A marketing teacher and 10 students from each high school were then invited to attend the Ad Nauseum party and discussion.

Bernacchi was also a moderator and featured panelist on the topic, "Bricks and Mortar—An iPod World," at the Motor City Music Conference held April 16-17 at the Cobo Expo Center and other downtown venues.

Mary Higby, associate professor of Marketing, was one of eleven professors from across the country selected to attend the first Direct Marketing Education Foundation seminar to have a specific focus on the automotive industry. Higby received a fellowship grant from the Direct Marketing Education Foundation to attend the seminar.

On December 17, 2004, the following CBA colleagues were recognized for their years of service to UDM: