Attending to the Mental Health Needs of Students Using an Interactive Assignment

By Dr. Renady Hightower, Associate Professor, Health Services Administration  COVID-19 changed the world in 2020.  The effects of which reached into the lives of each of us in many ways.  COVID-19 research documents the pain and anguish felt across the spectrum of human existence.  Unfortunately, the ultimate sacrifice has been the numbers of lives lost […]

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Mentoring and Teaching Students in STEM fields

By Rachelle M. Belanger, M.Sc., Ph.D., Professor and Assistant Chair, Biology Department As a first-generation student, I earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the University of Windsor. While working on research as an undergraduate and graduate student, I had very strong women mentors. Drs. Lynda Corkum and Barbara Zielinski really helped shape me as […]

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How to Increase Enrollment and Persistence of Women in STEM fields? Be an Accomplice, as Well as an Ally

By Mara R. Livezey, PhD,Assistant Professor of Biochemistry As I have been mulling over how to write this column during the past few weeks, I couldn’t quite decide on the tone of the column I would write. In particular, I have been worried to write an article that is too negative, especially considering the immense […]

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Jesuit Education Offers Tools to Meet the Mental Health Crisis

By Mary-Catherine Harrison, Associate Professor of English, Department Chair Since the Universal Apostolic Preferences were announced in 2019, I have worried whether, as an educator, I can meet the challenge of accompanying our youth toward a hope-filled future. But Catholic social teaching and Ignatian pedagogy give us vital tools to support our students and help […]

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How To Support Our First Generation and International Students: An Interview with Dr. Marwa Abdel Latif

By Dr. Erin Bell, CETL Staff Dr. Marwa Abdel Latif  is currently an instructor in the Chemistry and Biochemistry department at the University of Detroit Mercy and she will be transitioning to an assistant professor starting in Fall 2022.  Growing up in Lebanon and being of both Lebanese and Palestinian descent, Dr. Abdel Latif attended […]

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Here Is What We Need to Know about Digital Mental Health

By Janet M. Joiner, PhD, LMSW Department Chair, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, College of Liberal Arts and Education Chair, Athletic Board & Faculty Athletic Representative Much research is available focusing on the influence of technology on mental health. Historically, academic studies related to mental health and technology have mostly focused on how faculty and […]

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