UDM Campus Connection

November 19, 2013

School of Dentistry to address shortage of Michigan dentists

The UDM School of Dentistry has partnered with the Michigan Area Health Education Center to help disadvantaged students learn about and pursue dental education and careers. In spring 2014, UDM's Corktown Campus will host a free, six-week program. Selected students will come to strengthen their academic skills; network with dental students, faculty and professionals; practice strategies for taking the Dental Admission Test and receive assistance with the dental school application process. Find out more in the UDM news release.

Livernois "Detroit Soup" activities in the news

As UDM continues its commitment to the Livernois Avenue corridor, historically known as the Avenue of Fashion, good things keep happening. On Nov. 18, the Detroit News highlighted the Nov. 7 "Detroit Soup" event as another example of positive changes taking place in the area. According to its website, Detroit Soup is "a monthly dinner funding micro-grants for creative projects in Detroit." The News article features UDM Business student Gabriela Santiago-Romero's involvement in the program. For more, see the Detroit News article, "Detroit Soup out to reward good ideas," and the Detroit SOUP site.

Jesuit basketball video highlights tradition on and off court

The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities has made available a 60-second promotional video on Jesuit basketball, produced with participation from all 28 American Jesuit colleges and universities. The video speaks of mission, academics, service… and the great tradition of Jesuit basketball! Watch it online on the AJCU Jesuit basketball site.

Roundball luncheon at Buddy's Pizza, Nov. 21

For all Titans Basketball fans: the first Roundball Luncheon will take place Thursday, Nov. 21 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Buddy’s Pizza at 17125 Conant Street in Detroit (at the corner of Conant and McNichols Road). For $10, you can join Men's Basketball Coach Ray McCallum and members of the Titans Men's Basketball program for insight into the 2013-2014 season, as well as all-you-can-eat salad and pizza!

Please RSVP to Director of Athletics Marketing Clay Shaw at clay.shaw@udmercy.edu or 313-993-1700. For more, see the Detroit Titans news release.

Law School to hold open house, Nov. 21

Students interesting in finding out about law school will have a chance to meet one-on-one with UDM School of Law admissions staff and faculty members on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the President's Dining Room (in the McNichols Campus Student Center).  There will be a light lunch and a presentation on admissions, financial aid and scholarships for the School of Law.  Students should RSVP to Barbara Stockwell-Buslepp of Law Admissions at 313-596-0208 or buslepba@udmercy.edu.

Theatre Company presents last weekend of "This Is How It Goes"

Your last chance to see the UDM Theatre Company's production of Neil LaBute's "This Is How It Goes" is this weekend, with 8 p.m. performances on Friday, Nov. 22 and Saturday, Nov. 23 and a 2 p.m. afternoon performance on Sunday, Nov. 24. All performances will take place at the Marygrove Theatre. See the news release for more.

Thumbs Up!

Professor of Counseling & Addiction Studies Nancy Calleja wrote the article, "Integrating research into practice: The forward-focused model of adolescent sexual behavior treatment," which was published in the November-December issue of Aggression and Violent Behavior.

UDM President Antoine M. Garibaldi was the featured speaker for the November meeting of the Rotary Club of Detroit, held Nov. 6. See the president's "Schools and Community" page for more.

Leo E. Hanifin, professor of Mechanical Engineering, gave two presentations during the "Moving Our Metro" conference, which was a day of regional planning activities by the Michigan Suburbs Alliance, held Nov. 18 in Dearborn, Mich. Hanifin's presentations were entitled "Transit planning, advocacy and funding 101" and "Transit leadership and politics: Lessons learned from other regions." Ruth Johnson of Transportation Riders United served as co-presenter.

Associate Professor of Education Isaiah McKinnon was appointed co-chair of the leadership transition team for Mayor-Elect of Detroit Mike Duggan. See more on TransitionDetroit.org.

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

Michael J. Witkowski, associate professor of Criminal Justice, addressed the Detroit chapter of ASIS International on Nov. 20 in Troy, Mich. ASIS International is an organization for security professionals. Witkowski's talk addressed the growing and sometimes deadly threat to law enforcement posed by so-called "sovereign citizens" who claim to be exempt from laws.

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