UDM Campus Connection

November 13, 2012

WCCCD logo and exterior

UDM to offer programs on east side

UDM will offer undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs starting in January at the Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) University Center in Harper Woods, Mich.  The location provides east side students the opportunity to complete programs close to home.  See the WCCCD page for more information.  The programs offered are:

  • Curriculum and Instruction (MA)
  • Educational Administration (MA)
  • Finance (Graduate Certificate)
  • Health Information Management (BS)
  • Social Work (BSW)
  • Teaching of Mathematics (MATM) - Online
Prexy Nesbitt

CLASA presents activist Prexy Nesbitt, Nov. 14

Activist and educator Prexy Nesbitt will give two presentations at UDM on Wednesday, Nov. 14, related to his efforts to strengthen progressive political and social movements in Africa and in the U.S.  Nesbitt will discuss his experiences with liberation struggles in Africa at noon in the Briggs Building, room 348. Later the same day, he will give the presentation, "Fighting racism in South Africa and the U.S.," at 7 p.m., in the Ford Life Sciences Building, room 113.  See the event page for more about Nesbitt's decades of work for social justice. Nesbitt's visit is sponsored by UDM's Carney Latin American Solidarity Archive (CLASA) and the African American Studies Program.

Hunger and Homelessness Week poster

Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, this week

Each year, one week before Thanksgiving, the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness co-sponsor National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, which occurs this week, with local events taking place Monday, Nov. 12 through Saturday, Nov. 16.  See the University Ministry site to find out what's happening around UDM to recognize the week.

Empire Builders finishes run this weekend

This weekend is your last chance to see the Theatre Company's production of The Empire Builders, "a terrifying comedy" in which a man forces his family to flee from an unseen, terrifying threat.  Times are listed below.  All performances take place at the Marygrove College Theatre at 8425 West McNichols Road.  See the Theatre Company site for ticket prices and more information.

  • Friday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m.
    "Pay-What-You-Can" performance
  • Saturday, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m.
    Livernois Corridor Community Night: Afterglow at the 1917 American Bistro
  • Sunday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m.
    Closing performance
Titans basketball

Titans Roundball Luncheons begin Nov. 16

The Detroit Titans Athletic Department will be hosting another year of "Roundball Luncheons," starting this Friday, Nov. 16 at noon in the Ed & Brooks Room of Calihan Hall. The luncheons give Titan fans a chance to hear men's basketball head coach Ray McCallum give an update on the team and insight into upcoming games.

The Nov. 16 luncheon will be catered by Qdoba Mexican Grill, and later luncheons will be catered by Dino's Lounge and Buddy's Restaurant and Pizzeria.  The admission for each luncheon is $10.  See the DetroitTitans site for more information.

Law Centennial Gala featured in Hour Detroit

A photographer from Hour Detroit magazine was on hand during the School of Law Centennial Gala, held at the Detroit Athletic Club, Oct. 27.  Visit the Hour Detroit website for a gallery of "party pictures."

Thumbs Up!

Associate Professor Sharon Moser and Assistant Professor Coni Burke Schmidt, both of the Physician Assistant Department, presented at the Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants Fall CME conference, held Oct. 11-14 in Mount Pleasant, Mich.  Moser presented on hyperbaric medicine as well as on bipolar disorder and Schmidt presented on osteoporosis.

Dave Nantais, director of University Ministry, wrote an article about the film Detropia, which was published in the Nov. 19 issue of the national Catholic weekly magazine, America.

Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry Shulamith Schlick presented the invited lecture, "Comparing ex situ and in situ membrane degradation in fuel cells: From spin-trapping ESR to 2D spectral-spatial FTIR," at the Fluoropolymers Conference in Las Vegas, Nev., Oct. 18.  The lecture described a rethinking of the mechanism of degradation in fuel cell membranes.

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