UDM Campus Connection

July 14, 2015

UDM and Delta Dental Foundation announce mobile dental coach for Wayne County children

UDM, Delta Dental, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, City of Detroit and Wayne County school and elected leaders announced a UDM School of Dentistry mobile dental coach on "Dental Day" at Noble Elementary-Middle School in Detroit, June 15. Approximately 400 pre-kindergarten to fourth-grade students attending the event received oral health education from UDM dental and dental hygiene students at a variety of stations set up in the school as well as oral health "goodies" provided by Delta Dental. See press release for media coverage and more information.

Delta Dental Bus Render

Season 45 UDM Theatre

UDM Theatre Company announces 2015-2016 schedule

The UDM Theatre Company proudly announces its 45th season, doubling the number of performances from last season! Performances include The Whale, It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, Low Hanging Fruit and An Evening with David L. Regal. See the press release for dates, show times, ticket pricing and more information.

McNichols Library hosts poetry exhibit

The McNichols Campus Library will host the poetry exhibit, The Poetic Express in Context: 1985 to 2015, from June 1-Aug. 21 in the library on UDM's McNichols Campus. See media coverage of the exhibit. Visit the exhibit Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Gesu Open House

Gesu Catholic School will host an open house on Sunday, Aug. 16 from noon to 2 p.m. UDM faculty and staff who enroll their children are eligible for a tuition discount. See flyer for more information.

School of Dentistry participates in cereal drive

Cereal Drive
UDM School of Dentistry's American Student Dental Association chapter collected more than 125 boxes of cereal for the Children's Hospital of Michigan and Gleaner's Cereal Drive, May 29 through June 5. The UDM ASDA chapter is incredibly thankful to have supported this wonderful drive and plans to exceed its goal next year.

Libraries/IDS portal updates database

The UDM Libraries/IDS portal has been updated with a collection on alumni scholarly publications and creative activities. If you are a published author who graduated from Mercy College of Detroit, University of Detroit, or University of Detroit Mercy and you would like your publication to be added to this bibliography, see the Alumni Authors web page.

Calihan Hall hosted NBA youth mentoring event, June 27

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UDM hosted the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) for its youth basketball and mentoring program, Full Court Press: Prep for Success, in Calihan Hall on UDM's McNichols Campus, June 27. Several UDM basketball players assisted with the program, partnering with members of the NBA, Police Athletic/Activities League (PAL) and Leadership Foundations. See media coverage of the event.

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St. Ignatius Loyola

St. Ignatius Loyola feast day celebration

Thursday, July 31, is the feast day of St. Ignatius Loyola, who founded the religious order of the Society of Jesus in 1540. For more information about St. Ignatius, see his biography page.

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University Secretary and Senior Attorney Monica Barbour, Director of Public Safety Department Letitia Williams, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs Monica Williams, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Pamela Zarkowski and UDM students Marianne Grima and Callie Bendes attended Michigan's Let's End Campus Sexual Assault Summit in Lansing, Mich., June 8.

Professor of English Michael Barry will present the lecture titled, Scout Finch and the Selective Memory of Autobiography, on Tuesday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Berkley  Library, 3155 Coolidge Highway, Berkley, Mich. 48072. This presentation will collaborate with the release of author Harper Lee's novel, Go Set a Watchman. See media coverage for more information.

UDM President Antoine M. Garibaldi will participate as a panelist for the New Business Officers session of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) Annual meeting on Friday, July 17 in Nashville, Tenn. Garibaldi also presented the topic, "Aspiring to Senior Leadership in Jesuit and Catholic Universities? Many Roads Will Take You There," at the Association of Jesuit Colleges & Universities Seminar on Higher Education Leadership, June 19.

Professor of Law Jacqueline Hand presented the following lectures on urban agriculture: "Regulating Livestock in an Urban Environment," Detroit Food Summit, March 31-April 2; "Blight to Broccoli: Urban Agriculture as a Motor City Economic Engine," Reclaiming Vacant Properties, Detroit, May 19-21; "Urban Agriculture: A Mechanism for Sustainability in Detroit and Other Struggling Cities," Sustainable Conference of American Legal Educators, Arizona State University, May 7-8; "The Duty to Consult as a Tool for Better Decisionmaking," Panel on Indigenous Rights, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Natural Resource Teachers Conference, May 27-29.

Associate Professor of Law Troy Harris contributed to University of California-Berkeley's Robbins Collection and was featured in the Legal News article, "Law professor edits, contributes to essay collection," June 30.

Associate Professor of English Mary-Catherine Harrison's literacy program, RX for Reading Detroit, was profiled in the MLive Detroit article, "RX for Reading provides over 9,000 books to low-income Detroit families," June 8.

Associate Professor of English Heather Hill-Vasquez presented the paper, "More Wounding than Wounds: Feminism and the Pain of Excorporation," for the annual meeting of the Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture at the 2015 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Ottawa, June 1-5.

Clinical Assistant Professor of Patient Management Bradley Juday was awarded the Dental Clinical Instructor of the Year award at the St. John Providence Graduation Dinner and Celebration, June 6. He was selected by the St. John Providence Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residents, UDM Advanced Education in General Dentistry program and Periodontology residents.

Professor of Philosophy David Koukal was recently appointed to the editorial board of PhaenEx, an interdisciplinary journal of existential and phenomenological theory and culture.

Assistant Professor of Health Services & Health Services Administration Zigmond Kozicki presented the lecture entitled, "Globalization: The Urban Crisis and Economic Democracy," at the Global Studies Conference 2015 at the University of Toledo, Ohio, June 13. He also led the panel presentation and discussion entitled, "Public Health: Confronting the Challenges of Globalization."

Director of Law Externship Programs Richard Krisciunas and Professor of Law Lawrence Dubin commented on the "Freezer Mom" court case in the Detroit Free Press article, "Mom of kids found in freezer: I'll take death penalty," June 19. Dubin also discussed an Oakland County circuit court decision with host Stephen Henderson in a WDET interview, July 13. Dubin discussed the Supreme Court decision on gay marriage in a WWJ News Radio interview, June 26.

Director of Project SALUTE & School of Law Clinical Program Administrator Tammy Kudialis' article, "A proposed model for creating a law school based solo or small firm incubator program," was published in the summer 2015 issue of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review. She was also asked to present on UDM Law's Solo & Small Firm Incubator Program at the ABA Legal Access Task Force and Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services joint conference in August. Kudialis spoke on combat veterans and the criminal justice system at a presentation sponsored by the Northern District of Ohio chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

Associate Professor of Education and Deputy Mayor of Detroit Isaiah McKinnon spoke at the unveiling of the "Homeless Jesus" sculpture at Ss. Peter and Paul Jesuit Church next to UDM's Riverfront Campus in Detroit, June 28.

Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry Matthew Mio was featured in the June 30 issue of the American Chemical Society Weekly Newsletter.

College of Health Professions Dean Christine Pacini will participate in the 2015 Cohort of Fellows for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing/Wharton Executive Leadership Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Aug. 10-13.

Associate Professor of Law Deborah Paruch was quoted in the national Bloomberg BNA "Criminal Law Reporter," regarding the recent U.S. Supreme Court case, Ohio v. Clark (March 4, 2015). Read the PDF for more information.

Associate Professor of Counseling Sheri Pickover received more than $900 of funding from the MEEMIC Foundation, awarded by the Kim One Agency, to purchase graduate student textbooks for the UDM Counseling program.

Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry Robert Ross presented the paper, "Operational Definition and Assessment," at the American Association for Engineering Education's 122nd annual conference in Seattle, Wash., June 15.

Associate Professor of Nursing Patricia Rouen's article, "Postmenopausal symptoms in female veterans with Type 2 diabetes: Glucose control and symptom severity," was published in the June 2015 issue of the Journal of Women's Health. The research brief was selected by the national Director of Health Services Research and Development for the Veteran Affairs Healthcare Administration for dissemination to key stakeholders and leadership officers, including the Chief Consultant for VA Women's Health Services, the Deputy Secretary for Health Policy and Health Services, the Undersecretary for Health, the Deputy Director for Media Relations and the VA Center for Innovation.

John Staudenmaier, S.J., discussed Pope Francis' letter about the environment with WDET host and Detroit Free Press editor Stephen Henderson in the interview, "Americans and the Green Pope," June 24.

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Charles Wilson discussed the Detroit "rape kit" controversy in the Detroit Free Press article, "How Detroit cop culture hindered rape investigations," June 22.

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Pamela Zarkowski and Indiana University School of Dentistry Professor Lawrence Garetto conducted an all-day faculty development program at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, focusing on enhancing the environment of ethics and professionalism, June 28.

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