UDM Campus Connection

September 1, 2010

Student players

Have fun on Field Day, Sept. 11

Field Day is a great time for all UDM students, faculty and staff to come together for a day of team sports, individual events, water activities and backyard games.  Join the new class of UDM students and play flag football, soccer, tennis, volleyball and more, Saturday, Sept. 11 from noon to 6 p.m on Titan Field, at the Tennis Pavilion and on Kassab Mall.

Sign up to participate by completing the Field Day registration form which you can find, along with more information, on the Campus Recreation page, or pickup a form at the Titan Fit Zone downstairs in the Student Center.  For more information, contact UDM Intramural Sports/Titan Fit Zone at 313-993-1154 or e-mail Adam Hollman at hollmaap@udmercy.edu.

UDM employee directory now on TitanConnect

You can now find the University employee directory within UDM's TitanConnect web portal.  The information includes all McNichols, Law and Dental employees and is updated weekly from Human Resource records.  After signing into TitanConnect, you can find the directory on the "UDM Phone Directory" tab.  To quickly search the directory page, use your web browser's Find (e.g. CTRL-F) and Find Next functions.

UDM students present to Intelligent Transportation Society

Students from partner universities in the UDM-led Michigan Ohio University Transportation Center (MIOH-UTC) were selected to present research at the 2010 Intelligent Transportation Society of Michigan Annual Meeting in Dearborn, in May.  UDM students Eric Tenazas (Civil Engineering) and Sujay Bodke (Mechanical Engineering) presented on the topics "Modeling metropolitan Detroit transit" and "Crash benefits of SCATS Control System," respectively.  Both research projects were directed by Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering Utpal Dutta.

Elmore Leonard writing contest for teens

The Community House in Birmingham will present the Elmore Leonard Literary Arts and Film Festival in November.  The event, named after famed writer and University alumnus Elmore Leonard '50, will include a teen short story contest for students 13-18 years old.  If you know any students who might be interested in entering the writing contest, please direct them to the festival web site.

Thumbs Up!

Professor of Business Administration Michael Bernacchi was featured in an Aug. 30 Automotive News article, "Automakers should consider Fido."  The article discusses research by Bernacchi that shows that because 40 percent of U.S. households own a dog and because more than half of pet owners consider their pets to be family members, it may make sense for auto manufacturers to offer pet-safety packages for their vehicles.

Associate Professors of Psychology Barry Dauphin and Harold Greene presented the poster, "Card sequence, eye movement responses, and the Rorschach," at the American Psychological Association Convention in San Diego, Calif., Aug. 12-15.  Also at the conference, Dauphin presented the poster, "Videogaming, daydreaming, and psychological symptoms: A preliminary investigation."  Both posters included Psychology student authors as well.

Campus Connection is available online at www.udmercy.edu/campus_connection/. To submit news and information for publication in a future issue of Campus Connection, please visit www.udmercy.edu/campus_connection/forms/submit.jsp.

More University news and event information is available online at www.udmercy.edu/news_events/.