UDM Campus Connection

July 12, 2011

Secrets of the Law School attic

Check out the article, "Mystery in the Attic" on Law Renew, the School of Law construction blog, to discover what renovations have revealed in the attic of Dowling Hall, including a beautiful statue of mysterious provenance and a handwritten message from 1893 (both pictured below).

Images from Dowling Hall attic

McNichols Campus construction updates

For updates on various campus improvements in the works around McNichols Campus, see the July issue of Alumni e-Connect, which includes information about the new Student Fitness Center and other projects.

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Other Campus Connection headlines this week include:

  • Academic Colleague Development Days, Aug. 17-18
  • School of Architecture assists with The Alley Project
  • Business course featured
  • Titan Athletics to name court in honor of Dick Vitale
  • Calihan Hall corridors closed

Read this week's Campus Connection.

Academic Colleague Development Days, Aug. 17-18

In August, the UDM Office of Academic Affairs will hold two days of sessions to update and educate faculty and staff on topics of interest. On Wednesday, Aug. 17, a schedule of the short courses will be presented throughout the day (course descriptions to be released when finalized). Thursday, Aug. 18 will be devoted to assessing and building critical thinking skills, at both the classroom and program levels.

Skull painted on garage door
Part of the TAP exhibition

School of Architecture assists with The Alley Project

The UDM School of Architecture was involved in transforming a Detroit garage into a studio art space and gallery, as part of The Alley Project (TAP), a permanent outdoor exhibition space featuring graffiti art.  Find out about the project in the Model D article, "Young Nation's creation -- a new outdoor art gallery in Southwest," and the TAP Facebook page.

Business course featured

A College of Business Administration course that enables UDM students to consult for real businesses is featured in the Detroit Free Press article, "University of Detroit Mercy students learn by hands-on business consulting."  Find out how the course benefits both the students and the businesses.

Titan Athletics to name court in honor of Dick Vitale

The UDM Athletics Department will name the basketball court at Calihan Hall in honor of Dick Vitale, ESPN broadcaster, college basketball ambassador and former Titan head coach and athletic director.  The dedication is planned for Dec. 5.  See the Detroit Titans news release for more.

Calihan Hall corridors closed

The Calihan Hall corridors are closed until further notice, as part of the Calihan flooring project.  For walking laps, Facility Operations proposes the alternate location of the outdoor Multi-Purpose Field & Track.

Thumbs Up!

In June, Assistant to the President for Mission & Identity John Staudenmaier, S.J., wrote a contribution to the New York Times' "Room for Debate" discussion, "Computer Science's 'Sputnik Moment'?," featuring comments by Katy Snyder, associate dean of the College of Engineering & Science.  The debate concerns the recent increase of interest in university computer science programs.  You can read it on NYTimes.com.

The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) has selected the UDM chapter to receive the Chapter Honor Award for 2011. In a year with a record number of submissions, AIAS University of Detroit Mercy was cited for improving the quality of life at UDM's School of Architecture, and for creating programs that help Architecture students become well-rounded professionals and leaders.  See the UDM news release for more.

Thomas Saybolt, visiting professor of Law, was quoted in the July 11 article, "National GM-UAW contract negotiations will have fallout on Flint-area plants," which is online at mlive.com.

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