UDM Campus Connection

November 5, 2013

Service project features Michigan ingredients

On Oct. 24, students in UDM's Michigan Geography course took service learning into the kitchen to do something sweet for people staying at the Coalition for Temporary Housing shelter in Detroit. The students, working with others from Loyola High School, baked and donated 30 homemade pies to the shelter. The pies were created with all Michigan ingredients including cherries, apples, flour and sugar.

UDM students with homemade pies.
UDM students from the Michigan Geography class, from left: Tiffany Brown, Thomas Jensen, Yanai Connover, John Shenouda, Kathryn Gross, Xochitl Cossyleon and Cristina Rodriguez-Pagan with their made-in-Michigan pies, Oct. 24.


Architecture events: Liz Ogbu and career day

As it continues celebrating its 50th anniversary year, the UDM School of Architecture will host designer, urbanist and social innovator Liz Ogbu for a presentation on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 5:30 p.m. in the Loranger Architecture Building. Ogbu is an expert on design that is sustainable and that makes a creative social impact, especially in challenged urban environments around the world. For more information, see Ogbu's website or call the School of Architecture at 313-993-1532.

On Nov. 9, the School will host Architecture Career Day from noon to 3:30 p.m. in the Loranger Architecture Building for anyone interested in learning about opportunities in the field. See the event page.

Careers in leadership panel, Nov. 6

UDM's Career Education Center will hold a panel discussion for students interested in learning about leadership issues in their career. The event will take place Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. in the President's Dining Room (in the Student Center). See the event page for more information.

Learn about 12 Years a Slave, Nov. 15

The story behind the film 12 Years A Slave will be the topic of a lunch-time talk by Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine on Friday, Nov. 15. The historical drama is an adaptation of the 1853 autobiography of Solomon Northup, a free black man who in 1841 was kidnapped and sold into slavery. Feel free to bring your lunch at noon to the President's Dining Room (in the Student Center) to join the conversation. Light refreshments will also be available. For more details, see the event page.

Theatre: This Is How It Goes opens Nov. 15

The next production in the UDM Theatre Company's season opens Friday, Nov. 15 at the Marygrove Theatre. This Is How It Goes, a drama by Neil LaBute, is the story of a man who moves back to his hometown and becomes reacquainted with his high school crush, and her husband Cody. Cody is rich and, unlike the other two, black, and the marriage is not a happy one. In challenging notions of love and race, the play explores adult themes in powerful, profane and unpredictable ways. This Is How It Goes will run for six performances through Sunday, Nov. 24. See the news release for show times and further information.

Mercy College student newspapers online

The UDM Libraries/Instructional Design Studio (IDS) has made available a new digital collection, the Mercy College Student Newspapers archive. This collection offers a student's perspective of life on and off the campus of Mercy College of Detroit during the newspapers' years of publication. Travel through time and discover a bit of the history of Mercy College from its beginning to its final classes. Browse the collection on the Libraries/IDS Research portal.

Higher ed speech by Jesuit superior general published

On Oct. 11, Rev. Adolfo Nicolás, S.J., superior general of the Society of Jesus, spoke on higher education at a meeting of the presidents and trustee chairs of all 28 American Jesuit universities. The full text of his speech is now available on the America Magazine site.

Women's basketball team helps clean up neighborhood

The UDM women's basketball team helped out in the community on Oct. 27 by teaming with Marygrove College to help clean up McNichols Road. For the second year in a row, the two programs worked together to make the mile stretch connecting the two campuses a little nicer. See DetroitTitans.com for more.

Thumbs Up!

Associate Professor of Biology James Graves gave the presentation, "Antibiotic-producing streptomyces griseus and biodiesel glycerol byproduct in undergraduate research," co-authored by students Kyle Carrizales and Ali Zeitoun, at the fall meeting of the Michigan branch of the American Society for Microbiology, Oct. 19 at the Delta College Planetarium in Bay City, Mich.

Associate Professor of English Heather Hill-Vasquez gave the presentation, "Finding common ground by reclaiming our territory: Faculty, student recruitment, and the pressure to sell the humanities," at a meeting of the Michigan College English Association, Oct. 25 in Dearborn, Mich.

Sarah Jane Forman, assistant professor of Law, was a speaker at the Access to Equal Justice Conference held Nov. 1 at Washington University in St. Louis.

On Nov. 11, Associate Professor of Psychology Kathleen Zimmerman-Oster will give a presentation to 150 students at a Student Leadership Conference to be held in Dearborn, Mich. Conference attendees will consist of members of anti-bullying clubs, diversity clubs and peer mediation teams from Dearborn's three high schools. Also attending will be 20 members of Bishop Foley Catholic High School who are enrolled in UDM's "Exploring Leadership" class. Zimmerman-Oster serves as director of Research, Evaluation and Leadership Development for UDM's Institute for Leadership and Service.

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