UDM Campus Connection

February 19, 2013

Peter and Elmore Leonard
Peter (left) and Elmore Leonard

Authors Elmore and Peter Leonard visit UDM, Feb. 27

Come enjoy a talk and book signing by renowned writers Elmore Leonard and Peter Leonard, Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. in the Chemistry Building Lecture Hall (room 114).  Alumnus Elmore Leonard '50 has written 45 novels, and many of his works have been adapted for motion pictures and television. Like his father, Peter Leonard is a successful writer who has published five novels.  This is the keynote event for the 2013 College of Liberal Arts & Education Alumni Week.  Space is limited; your RSVP is requested.  For more information, see the event page.

Visit Day sees increase in prospective students

The most recent Visit Day, when high school students come to learn about attending UDM, was held Saturday, Feb. 16.  A total of 157 students came, which was 35 more than at the same event last year. Special thanks to faculty and staff who helped make the event a success!

Visit day crowd
Visiting high school students and parents listen to a Visit Day presentation in the Student Center Fountain Lounge, Feb. 16.

Chinese New Year celebrated at UDM

Students from the College of Health Professions hosted a Chinese New Year party on Saturday, Feb. 16, in the Student Center Ballroom, with food, performances and games, all celebrating traditional Chinese culture.  The Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, is a most important annual festival for Chinese people, like Christmas is for Americans.  At present, there are about 300 Chinese students and scholars on UDM campuses, the largest international community of UDM.

Chinese lion dance
A Chinese lion dance, performed in the Student Center Ballroom to celebrate the Chinese New Year, Feb. 16.

AJCU website relaunched

The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) has unveiled a new website to support the work of U.S. Jesuit institutions.  The new site features a new campaign, "I am Jesuit educated," which presents a sample of notable alumni from the 28 U.S. Jesuit institutions of higher learning.  See the campaign and other AJCU news and information at ajcunet.edu.

Basketball on TV, Feb. 23

The Detroit Titans men's basketball game at Wichita State (the Ramada Worldwide BracketBusters game) on Saturday, Feb. 23 has been scheduled on the ESPN2 cable TV network, starting at 4 p.m.  Tune in and cheer on the Titans.  See more Detroit Titans news.

Your input requested on ISO survey

The International Services Office (ISO) requests feedback from the UDM community on ISO campus services.  Help them improve and expand ISO services by completing an online survey.

Thumbs Up!

Assistant Professor of Computer & Information Systems Rita Barrios has been named one of "10 Top Michigan Tech Leaders" in the publication The Michigan Tech 100: The People, Companies, and Resources You Need to Know in 2013.  The Michigan Tech 100 is a publication of, and can be downloaded from, BigTentJobs.com.

Interim Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Education Roy E. Finkenbine was quoted in the article, "Rumors of land: The unfulfilled dream of 'forty acres and a mule'," in the January-February issue of Washington Monthly.  You can read the article on the Washington Monthly site.

UDM President Antoine M. Garibaldi will give the presentation, "Bringing black males into the healthcare pipeline," the luncheon keynote address during the annual U.S. Health Symposium at Howard University (HU), April 10.  The symposium is hosted by HU's Initiative on Democracy, Markets, Communication and Technology.

Gary Maveal, professor of Law, wrote a review of the book, Henry Ford's War on Jews and the Legal Battle Against Hate Speech by Victoria Skaer Woeste, which was published in the February issue of the Michigan Bar Journal.  The review can be downloaded from the journal's website.

UDM student Tyler Peters is not just a junior studying Biology, he's also a singer, songwriter and guitarist.  A video for his song, "Notice," can be viewed on YouTube.  Besides Peters' talent, the video features UDM's McNichols Campus, other areas of Detroit and a "Detroit Mercy" shirt.

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