UDM Campus Connection

November 12, 2013

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Wright Museum features UDM Underground Railroad course

Working with UDM, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History has created a free online course on the Underground Railroad. The course features 12 video lectures by UDM Professor of History and Underground Railroad expert Roy E. Finkenbine, which play alongside supplementary historical images. The course is part of the Museum's multifaceted website about the Underground Railroad, created with support from the U.S. Department of Education. By 2015, the UDM History Department plans to offer a for-credit version of the online course based on the video lectures. You can watch the videos now on the Museum's Underground Railroad site, UGRRonline.com.

On a related note, Finkenbine will give a presentation on the story behind the film 12 Years a Slave on Friday, Nov. 15 at noon in the President's Dining Room. See the event page.

Spiritus magazine

"Spiritus" magazine online

The Fall 2013 issue of Spiritus, the UDM magazine, is now available online. In addition to the cover story about the School of Architecture's 50th anniversary, you'll find news from around the University, class notes, alumni profiles and more. Go to Spiritus online.

Muslim students present dinner event, Nov. 13

The Muslim Student Organization invites everyone to enjoy a home-made Middle Eastern dinner and a conversation about leadership in the tradition of Islam, Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Student Center Fountain Lounge. The event is intended to be an accessible topic for non-Muslims and Muslims alike. The featured speakers will be Sheikh Muhammad Mabruk, an up-and-coming scholar of Islam, and Donald DiPaolo, UDM associate professor of Education.

Hunger and homelessness events mark awareness week

As we get ready for Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, Nov. 28, students and others at UDM will recognize National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, the week of Monday, Nov. 18. Several events related to hunger and homelessness are planned throughout the week by UDM student organizations, the Student Government Association and UDM's Institute for Leadership and Service. See the UDM event calendar.

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Associate Professor of Nursing Maureen Anthony has been named editor-in-chief of Home Healthcare Nurse, a journal for home care and hospice professionals.

Daniel Duryea, assistant professor of Counseling & Addiction Studies, wrote the article, "Cultural competence and the addiction counselor," published in the December issue of Counselor.

UDM President Antoine M. Garibaldi was a featured reader during the "Detroit Legacies: In Black and White" event held Nov. 11 at the Fox Theater in Detroit. Among a who's who of Detroit celebrities including best-selling author Mitch Albom, Detroit Mayor-Elect Mike Duggan, retired Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland and civil rights icon Judge Damon J. Keith, Garibaldi was asked to read an excerpt from a new biography of Keith, Crusader for Justice. The event raised money for Detroit charities through SAY Detroit and The Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights.

Associate Professor of English Mary-Catherine Harrison wrote "Empathy and alterity in Victorian realism," published in Journal of Victorian Culture.

Associate Professor of Education Isaiah McKinnon was one of three speakers at the celebration of Mike Duggan's election as mayor of the City of Detroit, Nov. 5 at the Detroit Marriott hotel.

Associate Professor of Nursing Molly McClelland has been appointed editor-in-chief of MedSurg Matters!, the official member newsletter of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses.

Professor of English Nicholas Rombes wrote the story "The pixel trade," published Oct. 27 in the online journal Vol. 1 Brooklyn.

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