UDM Campus Connection

December 3, 2013

Loranger Architecture Building

UDM receives $2 million in gifts and grants

The School of Architecture and the College of Engineering & Science received grants totaling $2 million to support UDM students through scholarships, paid internships (co-op) and fellowship positions. The gifts are from University alumnus Warren Loranger '51, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Mary G. Stange Charitable Trust. Read more in the UDM news release.

Mission Micro Grant awards announced

Last month UDM's Mission Micro Grant Committee announced the proposals that received grants for the 2013-14 academic year. See the latest list. The Mission Micro Grant program helps UDM faculty and staff fund activities that promote the University's mission of being Catholic, Jesuit, Mercy, urban and student-centered. Find out more on the Mission Micro Grant site.

Research@UDM newsletter published for fall 2013

The Research@UDM newsletter has been published for the fall 2013 term to highlight both faculty and student research and grant activity. Take a look and see the great things your colleagues are doing! You can access issues back to 2009 on the Research@UDM website.

advent wreath

Advent resources

During Advent, there are some online resources providing reflections and readings for the season. A list of Ignatian resources is available on Jesuits.org, and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops provides a daily reading. Also, on each Sunday in Advent, the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas will offer reflections on Scripture in their "Connect With Mercy" blog.

New photo galleries

Photo galleries have been posted online from the Nov. 22 Faculty Recognition Dinner and the College of Engineering & Science Student Research Symposium, held Nov. 1.

Photos from galleries
Photos from the Faculty Recognition Dinner (left) and the E&S Student Research Symposium.

Thumbs Up!

Professor of Business Administration Michael Bernacchi was quoted in the Nov. 29 Detroit Free Press article, "Number of Small Business Saturday deals growing."

Suk Hi Kim, professor of Business Administration, is co-author of Corporate Financial Management, published in its second edition this year. He also cowrote the article, "The effectiveness of economic sanctions against a nuclear North Korea," published in the fall 2013 issue of North Korean Review. Kim gave the presentation, "US-China relations and North Korea," at a meeting of the Southern Economic Association in Tampa, Fla. in November and served on the panel, "North Korea's economic development and future strategy for inter-Korean fisheries cooperation," at a symposium of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Korea Maritime Institute, Sept. 27 in Rome, Italy. Kim also gave the lecture, "North Korea: A wildcard in U.S.-northeast Asian relations," at UDM, Oct. 29.

Professor of Psychology Christine Panyard's book, The Sistine Chapel: A Biblical Tour, was recently released in Italian by Libreria Editrice Vaticana, the publishing house of the Vatican. The book brings together Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel paintings with the scripture on which they are based. Panyard will give a presentation on the book Monday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary Our Lady of the Snows in Milford, Mich.

Professor of English Nicholas Rombes gave a presentation on punk cinema at the "Creative Imperfections" symposium held Nov. 28 at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

Assistant to the President for Mission & Identity John Staudenmaier, S.J., was quoted on this year's coincidence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah in the Nov. 27 Detroit News article, "For Thursday: Light menorah, pass turkey."

A profile of Assistant Professor of Architecture Gilbert Sunghera, S.J., was featured in the National Jesuit eNews newsletter, Dec. 2. The profile, part of the "Answering God's Call" series, can be viewed on Jesuits.org.

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