UDM Campus Connection

March 26, 2013

CLASA events, April 1 and 10

Two events will be held in the coming weeks by UDM's Carney Latin American Solidarity Archive (CLASA).

  • Careers in humanitarian assistance
    Monday, April 1, 10 - 10:50 a.m., Briggs 310
    Chaungo Barasa, a water engineer from Kenya, will share insights from his long career in humanitarian emergency and development work in Africa and the Caribbean. This program is free and open to the public.
  • UCA Jesuit Martyr's Scholarship benefit dinner
    Wednesday, April 10, 6:45 p.m., Student Center Fountain Lounge
    A fundraiser dinner for the UCA Jesuit Martyrs Scholarship Fund. The Fund enables Salvadoran students to attend Universidad Centroamericana (UCA), the Jesuit University in El Salvador. Tickets sold on a sliding scale; free for UDM students who RSVP 72 hours in advance.

AIA president Mickey Jacob, April 3

The UDM School of Architecture will present a talk by Mickey Jacob, 2013 national president of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and managing principal at Urban Studio Architects in Tampa, Fla., Wednesday, April 3 at 6 p.m. in the Loranger Architecture Building. For more information, see the event page.

Cyber Security featured on TV

UDM's Center for Cyber Security & Intelligence Studies was featured on the March 25 TV report, "Who's reading your emails?," on WDIV-TV Channel 4. Online security experts from the Center discussed how users' email messages on free services like Gmail are routinely scanned to select advertising the user sees.  Watch the report on the UDM YouTube channel.

Vote for Titan Doug Anderson's Dunk of the Year

Through Monday, April 1, you can vote every day for Detroit Titans men's basketball forward Doug Anderson as one of the four finalists in the Pepsi Max 2013 Dunk of the Year contest on Facebook.com.

Anderson dunk

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Professor of Law Lawrence Dubin was interviewed March 11 on the Michigan Radio program Stateside to discuss the conviction of former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick on racketeering, bribery and extortion charges. Listen to the show on the Michigan Radio website.

President Antoine M. Garibaldi will attend Howard University's 2013 Symposium on U.S. Healthcare, April 10, where he will serve as the luncheon plenary keynote speaker. Garibaldi's topic will be increasing the pool of minorities (particularly black men) in STEM careers and other health-related fields.

Chemistry & Biochemistry faculty and students presented talks at the Detroit section of the American Chemical Society "Brewing Chemistry" meeting, March 19. The Brewing Chemistry meetings are coordinated by UDM Chemistry Storeroom Manager Meghann Murray. The two talks were "Examination of the patent medicines and nostrums archived at the Henry Ford Museum via energy dispersive x-ray fluorescence," by student Andrew Diefenbach and Professor Mark Benvenuto, and "Analysis of various dietary clay and protein supplements via energy dispersive x-ray fluorescence spectrometry," by students Nic Stroeters and Jessica LaBond, with Associate Professor Elizabeth Roberts-Kirchhoff and Professor Mark Benvenuto.

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