UDM Campus Connection

November 9, 2010

UDM names new president

On Nov. 12, the University of Detroit Mercy Board of Trustees named Antoine M. Garibaldi as the University's new president. Garibaldi, who is currently president of Gannon University in Erie, Pa., will assume the position July 1, 2011 to become UDM’s first lay president.  To see the announcement and an introduction by Board of Trustees Chair John D. Lewis, as well as comments by Garibaldi, see the UDMcast video.  For more details, see the UDM news release.

Cultural display

International Education Week, Nov. 15-19

During International Education Week, Nov. 15-19, UDM will celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange. Following tradition, the Language & Cultural Training Department and International Services Office invite the UDM community to a Friendship Luncheon, Nov. 18 at 11 a.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. A Study Abroad Fair will be held at the same time in the Ballroom lobby, giving students an opportunity to gather information about UDM's academic and service-learning programs abroad. For more information, see the event page.

Presentation on oil, energy and social movements, Nov. 22

Author and researcher Kolya Abramsky will give the presentation, "Social struggles in the transition to a postpetrol world," on Monday, Nov. 22, at 9 a.m. in the Briggs Building, Room 350 and again at 11 a.m. in the Chemistry Building, Room 209. The talk, sponsored by UDM's Carney Latin American Solidarity Archive, will be loosely based on Abramsky’s book, Sparking a Worldwide Energy Revolution. He will address the social movements challenging current resource distribution and depletion. For more details, see the event page.

Cabaret opens this weekend!

Remember to attend Cabaret, performed by the UDM Theatre Company and Marygrove College's Music and Dance Department, opening this weekend! The show will run weekends until Nov. 21. Tickets for Cabaret are $25 for adult admission and $12 for students. Performances will be at Marygrove Theatre, 8425 W. McNichols Rd. For further information, see the news release.

Molecular crystal model

Chemistry exhibit on display through Nov. 19

Come see chemistry through the years at an exhibit created by Maurice Greenia, library technician at UDM, with the help of Meghann Murray, storeroom manager for the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department. “The Chemistry Show” includes vintage chemistry sets, glassware, chemistry books and flyers. The exhibit will run from now until Friday, Nov. 19 on the first floor of the McNichols Library.

Film: Brother to Brother, Nov. 10

UDM's African American Studies program will hold a viewing of the film, Brother to Brother, on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Briggs Building, Room 348. The film, focusing on a man's reminiscences of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, touches on the issues of homophobia and racism. For more information, see the event page.

2010 Ethics Bowl winners

"Dynasty" was the champion team at UDM's 2010 Ethics Bowl, held Nov. 5.  Dynasty team members, pictured below, are, from left: Mark Hicks, Kyle Benford, Gerta Ropa, and Britt Pronk.  All nine competitors in the Ethics Bowl championship match are Business majors, and seven of the nine are UDM student-athletes.  See the Athletics news release.

Ethics Bowl team Dynasty

Thumbs Up!

Professor of Business Administration Gerald Cavanagh, S.J., presented the paper, “Jesuit higher education in business,” in October at St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia. He also gave two presentations, “Orientation to Jesuit business education” and “Jesuit higher education in business,” at the Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education meeting in July at Marquette University.

Associate Professor of Philosophy David Koukal wrote the paper, "Cellular Irruptions," published this month in the book, Phenomenology and Media: An Anthology of Essays from Glimpse, by Zeta Books.

Architecture student Dima Daimi was recently awarded the Chapter President Award from the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS). The award committee commented that her dedication to making the UDM chapter successful made her stand out among the other students. For more information, see the AIAS Awards page.

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