Fall 2011

In this issue of Impact

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Feature Story

100th anniversary highlights engineering programs

The prestige of UDM’s engineering programs has been a century in the making. During the 2011-2012 school year, the College of Engineering & Science celebrates the Engineering Centennial with a series of social events, educational meetings and special presentations to reflect on program achievements and focus on the future. Read

Chemistry Building renovation nears completion

The renovated Chemistry Building is on schedule to reopen for Winter Term 2012. Find out about the 84-year-old-building's major interior facelift. Read

Award-winning alumnus gives back to UDM

Henry Huang ’91, has been educated on two continents – Asia and North America – and in two disciplines – engineering and computer technology. He has melded that experience into a career as a Ford Motor Co. technical specialist who tests both hardware and software vehicle components. Read

College News

MATM program goes online; UDM Tech Day excites future leaders; Ford - UDM Innovation Camp launches "Innovation Initiative: Dream It → Build It"; 2011 Distinguished Service Award. Read

Alumni News

Several alumni volunteers are helping UDM broaden its recruitment reach with presence at more local and out-of-state college fairs this school year. One alumnus receives a grant for 
thermal research, and another is the keynote speaker at the SAE dinner meeting. Read

Faculty News

Two Engineering faculty members were recognized with UDM’s prestigious Faculty Awards this year, and other faculty highlights. Read

Save the Date

Presidential Inauguration of
Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D.
Friday, April 13, 2012
For details, visit
the inauguration site.

New alumni benefit

UDM has connected with Quicken Loans to offer UDM alumni the opportunity to receive $500 at closing on a new or refinanced mortgage. For details, call 866-378-6088 or visit the Quicken Loans UDM page.

Shopping for UDM graduates?

UDM has the perfect gift. We have U of D and Mercy College of Detroit alumni t-shirts and U of D alumni ties. Find the order form on Community. Also, stop by the UDM Bookstore in the Student Center on the McNichols Campus for dozens of gift ideas.

Make the call to be included in the UDM Alumni Directory!

Over the next couple of months, Publishing Concepts, Inc. will contact UDM alumni via mail, email and phone to request your updated information for the UDM Alumni Directory, published every five years. The University thanks you in advance for your participation. For more about the directory project, visit the Online Community.

"Detroit is AWESOME, baby!"

UDM will honor  former Titan basketball coach Dick Vitale, on Monday, Dec. 5, with a 6:15 p.m. dedication and naming of the Dick Vitale Court in Calihan Hall. Join the celebration and see the Titan men’s basketball team take on St. John’s in a nationally televised 7 p.m. game. Purchase tickets today by visiting DetroitTitans.com or by calling 313-993-1700.