Updates from the Schools & Colleges
School of Architecture
The Detroit Collaborative Design Center received funding from the Kresge Foundation for a project entitled Re-Imagine Detroit Land Use Reform, which in part, seeks to develop strategies to right-size the geographical footprint of Detroit. The Center anticipates further funding from the Kresge Foundation for a new project centering on an urban development plan that includes the day lighting of Bloody Run, a waterway seen as the catalyst to create multipurpose open green space and ultimately, a new, mixed-use community in the City.
College of Business Administration
CBA will offer a joint MBA with Xavier Institute of Development Action and Studies in Jabalpur, India. The MBA offers a concentration in Sustainable Development. CBA faculty will teach 24 hours and XIDAS faculty will teach 12 hours. For the CBA courses, six hours will be taught in India, six hours will be taught online and 12 hours will be taught in Detroit. Classes are scheduled to begin fall 2010 in India.
College of Engineering & Science
E&S now offers a five-year master’s-level robotics engineering program. Students may earn both a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Engineering degree that focus on robotics. During the 2011-2012 academic year, the Engineering programs will celebrate the 100th anniversary of their inception on Oct. 11, 1911. Please plan on attending the Centennial Gala during the weekend of Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2011 (exact date to be determined).
College of Health Professions/McAuley School of Nursing
The PA Program was ranked as the top program in the state of Michigan by U.S.News and World Report, ahead of Central Michigan University, Grand Valley State University, Wayne State University and Western Michigan University.
College of Liberal Arts & Education
CLAE recently announced three new minors for the fall: Sports Communication, Multimedia Journalism, and Museum Studies. The minor in Sports Communication provides graduates better opportunities for careers in sports journalism and sports information/media relations. The minor in Multimedia Journalism reflects a shift in traditional journalism to the digital age. The minor in Museum Studies is offered under the auspices of the Department of History.
For more news, read the online UDM Alumni Newsletters.