UDM Campus Connection

July 2010

Faculty promotions and tenure

The following UDM faculty members were promoted and/or granted tenure, effective Aug. 16:

  • Michael Dosch, associate professor of Nurse Anesthesia, was granted tenure
  • Lori Glenn was promoted to clinical track assistant professor of Nursing
  • Rose Higgins, clinical track assistant professor of Physician Assistant, was granted "continuing employment"
  • Alan Hoback was promoted to professor of Civil Engineering
  • Suzanne Keep was promoted to assistant professor of Nursing
  • Mostafa Mehrabi, associate professor of Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering, was granted tenure
  • Mary O'Shaughnessey was promoted to associate professor of Health Services Administration and granted tenure
  • Thelma Phillips was promoted to assistant professor of Nursing
  • Patricia Rouen was promoted to associate professor of Nursing and granted tenure
  • Linda Slowik was promoted to associate professor of Psychology and granted tenure
  • Patricia Thomas was promoted to associate professor of Nursing and granted tenure

McAuley Health Center hosts community health fair, July 29

McAuley Health Center will hold its second annual children's immunization and health fair, Thursday, July 29 from 1 to 6 p.m., on the front lawn of the Samaritan Center at 5555 Conner Ave. in Detroit.  The free event, sponsored by McAuley Health Center and Mercy Primary Care Center, provides immunizations for children, blood sugar and pressure screenings, mammograms and other health services and educational information.  For more information, contact Joyce Jordan-Shaw at 313-579-4000 or Tracey Chan at 313-579-1182.

Parking change for Detroit Black Expo, July 28 - Aug. 1

UDM will be the site of events in conjunction with the Detroit Black Expo at the end of July.  Note that Parking Lot A will be the site of an exhibition marketplace, with tent set-up planned to begin Wednesday, July 28.  Expect to make alternate parking arrangements for Wednesday, July 28 through Sunday, Aug. 1.

The Black Expo Marketplace is a free event featuring African-American-owned businesses and exhibitors.  It is open to the public starting 5 p.m. on Friday, July 30 through Sunday, Aug. 1.  For more information about the Black Expo events, see the Detroit Black Expo site.

Save the dates for UDM Founders Celebration events

In September, UDM will celebrating 133 years of commitment to the City of Detroit, the metropolitan area and the University's founding sponsors, the Society of Jesus and the Religious Sisters of Mercy.

Visit the Founders Celebration 2010 web page for the current list of events!

Thumbs Up!

Mary-Catherine Harrison, assistant professor of English, attended the Project Narrative Summer Institute, a two-week intensive seminar on narrative theory at Ohio State University, in July.

In June 2009, Associate Professor of Education Isaiah McKinnon participated in a week-long National Forum on Violence at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.  On July 18 of this year, McKinnon will lead a group of youth from metro Detroit to the Museum for a week-long program to educate and encourage them to become leaders in the fight against violence.  On July 8, McKinnon and the group were interviewed by TV personality Chuck Gaidica for an upcoming WDIV-TV Channel 4 special.

Professor of English Nicholas Rombes authored the chapter, "Before and after and right now: Sequels in the digital era," which was published in the book, Second Takes: Critical Approaches to the Film Sequel, by SUNY Press, in June.

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