UDM Campus Connection

April 5, 2011

Noted ethics author and professor to speak, April 7

Everyone is invited to attend the 2011 George Pickering Memorial Lecture, to be given by Daniel C. Maguire, professor of Ethics at Marquette University.  Maguire's presentation, "The gender justice revolution: How feminism builds bridges between genders, races, sexual orientations, classes and nations," will take place Thursday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center Fountain Lounge, and will be followed by a reception.  The free lecture, part of the Ralph and Barbara Cushing Distinguished Lecture Series, is presented by the UDM Department of Religious Studies.  For further information, contact Professor of Religious Studies James Tubbs at 313-578-0355.

Law school auction to be held, April 9

UDM School of Law will hold its Voice for Justice auction, on Saturday, April 9 from 6:30-11 p.m. at the Detroit Yacht Club. The theme for the auction is “An evening in Paris,” with a variety of items auctioned off. Proceeds will fund the UDM Law “Voice for Justice” Public Interest Fellowship Program, which provides summer fellowship opportunities for students in the public interest sector. Tickets can be purchased online for $50 or $65 at the door. For more information, see the news release.

Explore social media safety and legal issues, April 12

UDM's Department of Public Safety invites everyone to help protect themselves in their use of social media like Facebook and texting, by attending the lecture, "Social media and legal issues," Tuesday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Shiple Hall basement.  The discussion will include issues of distracted driving ("texting and driving"), "sexting," and other online activities that could lead to legal trouble or harm your career.  The lecture is open to the UDM community, and free pizza will be served.

Chinese study program available to UDM students

Encourage your students to attend the information session for UDM's Chinese Study Program on Tuesday, April 5 from 12:40 p.m. until 2 p.m. in the Commerce & Finance Building, Room 118. The Beijing Center for Chinese Studies is the Jesuit China Study Abroad Program that is open to all UDM students. The event will discuss the courses and scholarships available for students participating in the program. For more information, see the event page.

Law event discusses arbitration, April 14

UDM School of Law will host the event, "Nuts & bolts of international commercial arbitration," on Thursday, April 14 from noon until 6 p.m. in the Law School Atrium. Topics include international arbitration, domestic litigation and more. For further information, see the Law School events page.

Film festival highlights environmental issues, April 16

The Honors Program at UDM will host the "Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival," on Saturday, April 16 for two showings, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., in the Ford Life Sciences Building. This event is meant to help promote environmental awareness. There will also be representatives from environmental organizations at the event to answer any questions between showings. For more information, see the facebook page.

UDM men and women's lacrosse offer end-of-season promotions

UDM Detroit Titans Lacrosse will have promotions through the end of the season, including free breakfast and contests! All faculty and staff receive free admission to any lacrosse game with their ID card. A list of the remaining games and promotions are on the Lacrosse Promotions page.

Yearbooks added to library archives

The UDM Libraries/Instructional Design Studio has recently added a few more Tower yearbooks into its electronic archives, now dating from 1923 to 1961. Additional yearbooks will be added until the online collection is complete and up to date.

Book chosen for 2011 Common Read

The 2011 Common Read selection for incoming freshmen is The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch. All first-year students are expected to read the book over the summer and participate in discussions during fall orientation and other activities during the fall term. Faculty and staff are encouraged to read the book in order to be able to participate in discussion with the students. For more information, see the Common Read website.

Thumbs Up!

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Darrell Kleinke received the "Best paper award" on April 2 at the North Central Section Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education in Mt. Pleasant. The paper is based on his work on creating better entrepreneurs.

Professor of Psychology Christine Panyard gave a presentation on pre-employment psychological assessment of fire fighters to the command staff of the Dearborn Fire Department in March.

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