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Below are the UDMcasts recorded in 2012. To see UDMcasts listed by event or theme, see the Series & Subjects page.
UDM students, faculty and staff gathered Sept. 20, 2012 for the Celebrate Spirit! service, to welcome in the new academic year. Play the video of the Celebrate Spirit! Mass by clicking the image below. Guest speaker Sr. Karen Schneider's talk is introduced at 13:10.
UDM President Garibaldi spoke to new UDM students at the 2012 First Year Experience Convocation, giving advice for a successful and rich collegiate experience.
Donald DiPaolo, associate professor of Education, speaks with new UDM students about their fears during the transition to college life at UDM, during the 2012 First-Year Experience Convocation. DiPaolo uses humor to spark an entertaining and thought-provoking discussion.
Listen to the UDMcast audio of DiPaolo's presentation, "Let the Rattle Come," which covers a wide range of issues that new college students say they are nervous about as they begin the college years of their lives.
The UDM School of Law hosted its second Urban Farming Symposium, May 18, 2012. With special focus on the city of Detroit, national and regional experts convened to discuss this growing trend. The speakers were as follows.
Neil Hamilton, director of the Agricultural Law Center and professor and Opperman Chair of Law at Drake University Law School, gives the presentation, "Urban agriculture: A key element in U.S. food and farm policy -- and of Detroit's future." Hamilton, one of the nation's leading authorities on the role of law in our agriculture and food systems, discusses many forces shaping the future of our food and farming system, highlighting those related to urban agriculture. Hamilton shares his unique perspective on the federal agencies, legislation and programs focused on American agriculture, as well as on the growing emergence of the local food movement.
Melanie Duda, 2012 graduate of the UDM School of Law, presents her paper, "Growing in the D: Revising current laws to promote a model of sustainable city agriculture." From an overview of urban agriculture, Duda's talk covers the legal tension based on Michigan's powerful "Right To Farm" Act, which is intended to protect farmers from nuisance lawsuits, but which also makes cities nervous about allowing any agriculture. At the time of this presentation, about 1,300 urban gardens/farms were operating in Detroit, despite all of them being illegal.
Richard Harlow is program manager in the Farmland and Open Space Preservation Program Office within the State of Michigan's Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD). He delivered this presentation on urban agriculture on behalf of Brad Deacon, the MDARD coordinator of Emergency Management and Administrative Law (who was unable to attend). Harlow has worked with the City of Detroit's urban agricultural workgroup to develop zoning ordinances to permit and regulate agricultural activity within the city. In this presentation, he discusses the various roles that MDARD has in regulating and promoting agriculture, and how those roles affect the development of agriculture for cities like Detroit. Issues include pesticide and fertilizer use, soil contamination, animal/livestock health, food safety, consumer protection, and economic development. Also, the opportunities in small-scale "cottage food" activities are discussed.
Kathryn Colasanti, of the Center for Regional Food Systems at MSU (formerly the C.S. Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems), gives her presentation, "Urban agriculture in Detroit: Possibilities & perspectives." In her presentation, Colasanti shares the history of the urban agriculture movement and the breadth of its activities, motivations, benefits and impacts. She also discusses her research on urban agriculture in Detroit in particular, including an assessment of the usable vacant land in Detroit, a food production capacity analysis and a survey of resident perspectives.
Antoine M. Garibaldi gives his Inaugural address on the occasion of his installation as the 25th president of University of Detroit Mercy, April 13, 2012.
For more Inauguration videos, see the Inauguration series page.
His speech includes history of the University and comments about UDM's commitment to its community. For more about President Garibaldi, see the Office of the President page.
As part of UDM's inaugural celebration, Broadside poet Albert Michael Ward presents his poem, "The Mantle," written for the occasion and dedicated to UDM President Antoine M. Garibaldi.
To find out more about Broadside Press, see the Dudley Randall special collection on the UDM Libraries site.
As part of UDM's inaugural celebration, religious and UDM officials perform the ceremonial missioning of the president, the blessing of the Medallion of Office and the installation and investiture of President Antoine M. Garibaldi.
This video features excerpts from the 2012 Presidential Inauguration of Antoine M. Garibaldi, April 13, 2012. The ceremonies begin with the Inaugural invocation delivered by Professor of Law Lawrence A. Dubin.
Then, leaders from the state, city, and Catholic and University communities deliver greetings to the president:
- On behalf of the Attorney General and the State of Michigan:
Attorney General, State of Michigan
- On behalf of City Government and the Mayor of Detroit:
Chief of Staff, Mayor's Office, City of Detroit
- On behalf of Higher Education:
- Kathleen Curry Santora, Esq.
Chief Executive Officer, National Association of College & University Attorneys
- On behalf of the Catholic Community:
Sr. Mary Kelly, RSM, Ph.D. '68
Associate Professor, Health Services Administration
- On behalf of Private Higher Education in Michigan:
Edward O. Blews, Jr., J.D.
President, Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Michigan
- On behalf of University Alumni:
Gary T. Priestap '66, '71, '98
Owner, Priestap Financial, LLC
- On behalf of the University Community:
Matthew J. Mio, Ph.D. '97
Associate Professor, Chemistry/Biochemistry
- On behalf of University Students:
Student, College of Business Administration;
President, McNichols Campus Student Senate
Robert Lutz, former vice chairman of General Motors in North America, came to a standing-room-only event at UDM to discuss his latest book, Car Guys vs. Bean Counters, Jan. 25, 2012. Over almost 50 years, Lutz has become one of the most experienced and high-profile auto executives in the world, leaving his mark on Ford, Chrysler, BMW and most recently GM.
Known as Detroit’s "ultimate car guy," Lutz always showed a passion to make his automobiles the best in the world, with unparalleled styling, performance, quality and technical excellence. He has championed the ascendancy of designers and engineers over the industry’s "bean counters" and MBAs, whom he feels bear much of the responsibility for Detroit’s downfall.
This UDMcast features Bob Lutz sharing excerpts from his book, and sharing his international, decades-long experience in auto industry leadership to answer audience questions.
For more on Lutz and his visit, see the UDM news release.
Gregory Boyle, S.J., founder and CEO of Homeboy Industries and an internationally recognized expert on gangs visited UDM to discuss his experiences helping Latino gang members in Los Angeles.
Twenty-five years ago, operating with the slogan of "Nothing stops a bullet like a job", Fr. Boyle founded Homeboy Industries, which today is a complex of businesses, including bakeries, catering services, silk screening, and tattoo removal, in which rival gang members work together and learn to treat each other with respect. He articulates a compassionate perspective and a profound spiritual vision as he tells stories, often with humor, about his years of working with young people in the gangs in Los Angeles.
For more information, see the UDM news release.
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