Great Things at UDM
Below are just some of the distinguishing features and faculty that reflect educational excellence at UDM.
Great Things University-wide
UDM Increases Standing in U.S. News RankingFor the thirteenth year, UDM ranks among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in the 2014 edition of U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges"More
Student Service Trips
University Ministry offers multiple service trips throughout the academic year: Alternative Winter Break (AWB) in early January, Alternative Spring Break (ASB) in mid-March, and the International Service Experience (ISE) in late April/early May.
These trips provide students an opportunity to see the world in a different light and build relationships of solidarity with one another. Participation gives students and colleagues a chance to live the charisms of the Sisters of Mercy and the Society of Jesus. During the 2013-2014 school year, 70 students and colleagues traveled to such locations as New Orleans, Tuscaloosa, AL, Chicago, Sacramento, Salem, WV, New Jersey, as well as Detroit, to help those in need: building and rebuilding, dealing with immigration issues, hunger and homelessness, urban and rural poverty, and environmental sustainability.
- For the third year in a row, UDM Architecture graduates have the highest pass rate on the Architect Registration Exam in the state of Michigan, leading in 3 of 7 categories and overall in 2011. They have also surpassed the national pass rate average.
- In May 2012, approximately half of the graduating class already had positions in the field in place prior to graduation.
UDM remains the only private institution in Michigan with AACSB International accreditation. This standard of excellence places UDM among the top 5 percent of business schools in the world.
Restorative Registered Dental Hygiene Pilot (RRDHP)
The School’s Restorative Registered Dental Hygiene Pilot (RRDHP) program was highlighted in in the July edition of the MDA Journal’s “A United Voice for Oral Health.” The article focused on the School of Dentistry’s “pilot study to evaluate the effectiveness of expanded-function dental hygienist providing care under the direct supervision of a dentist.” The yearly update is provided by MDA and its Special Committee on Access to Care Issues.
Chemistry Research Project Gains Media Attention
A research project analyzing antique medicines has gained an impressive amount of international media attention. The researchers, led by Professor Mark Benvenuto and Associate Professor Elizabeth Roberts-Kirchhoff of the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department, examined antique patent medicines (often called "snake oil") as well as modern dietary clay supplements, using x-ray and proton NMR technologies. The old patent medicines came from the archives of the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich. The research team included students Andrew Diefenbach, Jessica LaBond and Nic Stroeters.
Media outlets that covered the project include:
- Potions from the past held more than a snake-oil promise
U.S.News & World Report
- What's in century-old 'snake oil' medicines? Mercury and lead
- 'Patent medicines' study x-rays old-time remedies
- First tests of old patent medicine remedies from a museum collection
- The truth about snake oil?
Royal Society of Chemistry's Chemistry World
Nursing Professor Carla Groh Recognized
Professor of Nursing Carla Groh was inducted as a Fellow by the American Academy of Nursing (ANA) at the Academy's annual meeting, Oct. 19 in Washington, D.C. Selection for fellowship in the Academy, which is composed of more than 2,000 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy, and research, is considered one of the most prestigious honors in the field of nursing.
Cyber Security Programs Support Homeland Security
The Center for Cyber Security and Intelligence Studies exists within the College of Liberal Arts & Education. The Center is comprised of 5 B.A./M.A. degree programs that can be completed in five years of study. Program graduates attract job offers from corporations and government for homeland security work.
Mobile Law Office
UDM School of Law is the only school in the nation to have a mobile law office that travels Michigan and the nation assisting veterans through Project SALUTE, our Veteran's Clinic.
Lacrosse Magazine Highlights Detroit Titans Lacrosse
University of Detroit Mercy had both its men's and women's lacrosse teams featured in the November issue of Lacrosse Magazine. Senior Troy Dennis, and junior Mike Birney of the men's lacrosse team, and sophomore Kylie Birney of the UDM women's lacrosse team, Mike's sister, were featured in the issue.