UDM Campus Connection

October 9, 2012

Dentistry event celebrates Building Young Smiles

The UDM School of Dentistry held the event "Building Young Smiles," Sept. 27 in partnership with the Paula L. Tutman Children's ToothFairy Foundation.  About 100 University alumni, faculty and students, as well as ToothFairy donors and board members gathered to recognize the collaborative work of the two organizations to provide help to children who need dental care.  For photos from the event, see the School of Dentistry Facebook gallery.

Group at School of Dentistry
At the Building Young Smiles event, Sept. 27, from left: Denise Jenkins, director of Patient and Public Relations at Preservation Dental (Northville, Mich.), Salwa Atwan, D.D.S., UDM associate professor of Pediatric Dentistry, the Tooth Fairy and William Demray, D.D.S. '75, owner, Preservation Dental.

Theatre after-events on second Saturdays

This season, the UDM Theatre Company will partner with 1917 American Bistro to present Livernois Corridor Community Nights, after the second Saturday performances of each of the plays in this Theatre Company season.  On these second Saturday nights, 1917 American Bistro (at 19416 Livernois Ave.) will provide free hors d'oeuvres and drink specials to theatre-goers after the show.  For plays and dates, see the Theatre Company website.

DPS offers vehicle theft deterrent service, Oct. 17

The Department of Public Safety (DPS), together with the Detroit Police Department and the Michigan Auto Theft Prevention Authority, will provide a free vehicle etching service at the Corktown Campus, Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  By etching the vehicle identification number onto the window glass, your vehicle suddenly becomes less valuable to thieves.  For more information about vehicle etching, find the link on the DPS Community Outreach page.

Healthy dating presentation, Oct. 23

Students, faculty and staff are invited to learn about the problem of abuse and violence in dating and relationships, Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Chemistry Building lecture hall (room 114).  The presenters hope to help people become aware of signs of unhealthy or abusive relationships and how to help people in such situations.  Food will be served, and the program will be followed by a candlelight vigil for victims of domestic violence.  For more information, contact Assistant Professor of Nursing Lori Glenn by email or call 313-993-1271.

Detroit Titans

UDM recognized in Collegiate Power Rankings; Titan Tip-Off, Oct. 12

NCSA Athletic Recruiting has announced that UDM is ranked 85th among NCAA Division I universities in the 10th annual NCSA Collegiate Power Rankings.  The rankings assess the academic and athletic standards of all NCAA athletic programs across the country.  For more, see the Detroit Titans news release.

Help ring in the new college basketball season at the 2012 Titan Tip-Off event, Friday, Oct. 12 starting at 5 p.m. at Calihan Hall. The evening of games and festivities is free and open to all faculty, staff, students, alumni and any Titan fan. Find out more on the Titan Tip-Off page.

Thumbs Up!

As one of 14 leaders from universities across the country, UDM President Antoine Garibaldi served as an advisory group member for the Association of Governing Boards report, "Trust, Accountability, and Integrity: Board Responsibilities for Intercollegiate Athletics." Garibaldi helped examine the relationship of college athletics and academics and the role that governing boards play in the oversight of intercollegiate athletics.

Assistant Professor of English Mary-Catherine Harrison presented her paper, "Dives and Lazarus and the anxiety of influence," Sept. 30 at the annual conference of the North American Victorian Studies Association, held at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

UDM's Language & Cultural Training Program has begun its 10th year of Japanese instruction at Denso International.  This semester, UDM will send three instructors to the company's North American Headquarters in Southfield, Mich. to teach various levels of Japanese for academic credit in both one-to-one and group contexts.

Professor of English Nicholas Rombes presented his paper, "DO NOT SCREEN: Detective (and) Agency," Sept. 30 at the annual conference of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, held in Milwaukee.

Deirdre Young, director of Multicultural Affairs at the School of Dentistry, participated in a "Tour for Diversity in Medicine," a six-day bus tour that occurred at the end of September.  The tour visited six campuses around the Midwest to enable health care mentors to attract and advise minority students toward becoming future health care providers.  The School of Dentistry is a Tour Partner.  Learn more on the Tour for Diversity site.

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