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DU professor’s biometrics research has implications for security and databases
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DU professor’s biometrics research has implications for security and databases

Biometric systems are used to recognize the identities of people, often based on their face, fingerprint or even their iris (the colored portion of the eye). Denton Bobeldyk, a Computer Science professor at Davenport University, researches and teaches biometrics. His recent research examines the prediction of eye color and sex using Near Infrared Ocular images....

10 facts about Davenport University’s history
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10 facts about Davenport University’s history

In 1928, the first Davenport basketball team was formed, introducing organized athletics to the school. In December 1884, Henry Ford took a three-month bookkeeping course from a Detroit business college that eventually became a part of DU. In 1935, both M.E. Davenport and Catholic Junior College (later to become Aquinas College) were interested in the...

Faculty Spotlight: Saleela Hollingsworth
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Faculty Spotlight: Saleela Hollingsworth

A little over a year ago, Saleela Hollingsworth joined Davenport University as an assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences. She teaches classes for the Biological Laboratory Sciences and Nursing programs, including general and organic chemistry laboratory and lecture. “It takes a lot of work to develop these courses and design curriculum to...

Alternative Spring Break students with Focus: HOPE
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Alternative Spring Break students with Focus: HOPE

Sophomore Noah French sat outside a run-down apartment complex in Detroit waiting to deliver food to one of its residents — a senior citizen, homebound due to a physical disability that limited his access to food, healthy living conditions and other basic needs. When French was invited into the apartment, he realized how close to...

Principles of Data Warehousing receives QM Certification
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Principles of Data Warehousing receives QM Certification

Principles of Data Warehousing is the first graduate-level online course at Davenport University to receive a Quality Matters Certification. Quality Matters is an international organization that supports quality assurance and improvements in online education. QM Certification is awarded to online courses that meet the quality standards of the Quality Matters after an external peer review. “We...

DU Legal Studies students help provide about $100,000 worth of free estate planning services to community
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DU Legal Studies students help provide about $100,000 worth of free estate planning services to community

Estate planning is key for senior citizens, but some local seniors and low income citizens might not have the spare funds to pay a lawyer to draft necessary legal documents. Through the Davenport Estate Planning Service program, students at Davenport University have provided about $100,000 worth of free legal estate planning services over the last...

Student volunteers from DU provide free income tax prep for Grand Rapids families
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Student volunteers from DU provide free income tax prep for Grand Rapids families

This year, Davenport University volunteers — including students, staff, faculty and alumni — will provide more than 10,000 hours of service through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, an IRS initiative that offers free income tax preparation for low income families. More than 40 of the volunteers hail from DU’s accounting program. Some utilize VITA...

How DavenFund helped the accounting team make a Great Escape in 2017
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How DavenFund helped the accounting team make a Great Escape in 2017

Last June, Davenport University staff from the Office of Accounting Services came together to face The Great Escape Room with the help of a DavenFund. DavenFund is designed to help staff and faculty increase productivity and efficiency by funding requests ranging from $100 to $2,000. Deb Brondsema, assistant controller for the Office of Accounting Services,...

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