UDM Campus Connection

May 11, 2010

Fr. McGovern
Fr. McGovern

Art McGovern, S.J. to be remembered, May 23

Rev. Arthur F. McGovern, S.J., was an inspirational presence and a visionary leader for more than 30 years at the University. He was a professor of philosophy, a friend and a colleague. To honor Fr. McGovern on the 10-year anniversary of his passing, he will be remembered at a special noon mass in the St. Ignatius Chapel in the Commerce & Finance Building on Sunday, May 23, followed by a cook-out in the Lansing-Reilly Hall courtyard.  For more information, contact UDM Alumni Relations & Special Events at 313-993-1540 or by e-mail.

Best of the Celebration of Scholarly Achievement

The UDM Faculty Development Team judged the following presentations as the best of their categories at the Celebration of Scholarly Achievement, held April 20.  For information on all of the faculty and student publications, posters and projects presented at the event, see the Celebration web page.

Faculty names appear in bold and student names in italic (plain text indicates non-UDM authors).

School of Architecture

Pitera, Allegra. "Detroit and the International Honors Program: Weaving cultural borders."

School of Dentistry

Marcinkowski, Jenica; Hakeem, Flora; Shaba, Darleen; Sternicki, Amanda. "Advantages and disadvantages of resin composites and amalgam restorations."

College of Engineering & Science (two-way tie)

Aljeroudi, Yazan; Krishnan, Mohan; Pauliki, Mohan; Luo, Chaomin. "A path planning algorithm for lane-following-based autonomous mobile robot navigation."

He, Fan; Luo, Chaomin. "An efficient neural-dynamics-based technique for real-time map building and vehicle motion planning."

College of Health Professions (three-way tie)

Marshall, Katherine; Yastik, Joanne; Anthony, Maureen. "Validating a tool to measure nursing student's experiences with incivility in clinical nursing education."

Rouen, Patricia; Krein, Sarah; Roberts, Joyce; Reame, Nancy. "Menopause symptoms in women with diabetes: Glucose control is an important correlate of severity."

White, Mary L.; Crawley, Jamie; Lewandowski, Linda A.; Rennie, Elizabeth A,. "Examining the effectiveness of two solutions used to flush capped pediatric peripheral IV lines."

College of Liberal Arts & Education

Freeman, John. "Van Eyck's 'miracle of composition:' From medieval exemplum to the postmodern quantum."


Eisenstein, Julia; Wilson, Sandra. "Extreme makeover: Library edition."

Non-print project

Bernasconi, Claudia. "windows."

CIS student wins competition award

Computer & Information Systems/Information Assurance student Carolyn Lee accepted an award of a new laptop, printer and software from the Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT), during their annual Partner and Scholarship Recognition Reception, May 5.  With support from Assistant CIS Professor Rita Barrios, Lee participated in the 2010 MCWT scholarship competition that received more than 500 applications.

Lee and Barrios with award
At the MCWT Scholarship Recognition Reception, May 5, from left: Compuware Corp. Program Director Gloria Schneider, UDM student Carolyn Lee and Assistant Professor of Computer & Information Systems Rita Barrios.

Livernois repaving project

The City of Detroit has implemented a repaving project on southbound Livernois Avenue from Fenkel to Six Mile Road. Please allow additional travel time along this route to the McNichols Campus, including for Commencement ceremonies on May 15 and 16.

Cafe a la Carte open during summer

Cafe a la Carte will be open for the Summer 1 Term in the McNichols Library lobby.  Stop by for a salad, sandwich, snack or cup of coffee.  Hours of operation will be Monday-Friday, 4-6 p.m.

Thumbs Up!

Professor of Education Barbara Schirmer authored the article, "Guided reading approach: Teaching reading to students who are deaf and others who struggle," which was published in the May/June issue of the journal, Teaching Exceptional Children.

To have your achievements included in "Thumbs Up!," please submit them using the online form.

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