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
Two Historically Significant Archives
The McNichols Library hosts two historically significant archives: the James Carney Latin American Solidarity Archive, which houses the papers of Fr. James Carney, S.J., a missionary whose life was dedicated to social justice for the poor and landless in Honduras; and the Black Abolitionists Archives, which houses a collection of materials documenting the efforts of more than 300 men and women involved in the abolitionist movement from 1760-1829.
The UDM Chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students (our central extra curricular student organization) won the Chapter Honor Award for 2011 –recognized as the best AIAS Chapter in North America.
New Commerce Scholarship
Incoming freshmen with a high school grade-point average of 3.5 or higher, a composite ACT score of 30 or higher, and significant community service or leadership experience will qualify for our new Commerce Scholarship, worth $25,000 per year. Additional scholarships are also available to upperclassmen. Applicants to the MBA program who score 600 or higher on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) qualify for a 50% reduction in tuition.
Dental Student Groups Win Recognition
The UDM chapter of the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) was recognized in March with a national award as the most improved chapter, during the ASDA's annual meeting in Atlanta. Across the country, at the annual meeting of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) in Seattle, the UDM ADEA student chapter was honored with both the Distinguished Chapter Award and Best Membership Communication Award by the ADEA Council of Students, Residents and Fellows, March 18.
UDM Engineering Ranks among Top 100 in U.S.
University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Engineering & Science has been named one of the top 100 programs in the country again in the 2014 edition of the U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges." The University has also consistently been ranked in the top 25 schools in its category and one of Michigan’s highest rated. The magazine rankings group more than 1,400 accredited four-year schools based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and compares them based on a set of 15 widely accepted indicators of excellence.
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.
Education Chair Receives Fulbright Award
Lorri MacDonald, chair of the Department of Education at University of Detroit Mercy, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to work with Ilia State University in Tbilisi, Georgia (Russia) to collaborate and develop teacher and school leadership preparation programs for the institution. MacDonald will be providing professional development to both in-service and pre-service teachers for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Law Clinics Address Community Legal Needs
The UDM School of Law provides legal outreach services to approximately 2,100 clients through the following community clinics:
- Veterans’ Appellate Clinic—State Appellate Defenders' Office
- Criminal Trial Clinic
- Immigration Law
- Juvenile Law Appellate Clinic
- Mediation Training and Clinic
- Mortgage Foreclosure Defense Clinic
- Veterans' Appellate Clinic
- Urban Law Clinic
- Veterans' Law
The clinics are now housed in the George J. Asher Law Clinic Center in the Water Buhl Ford III Hall, a beautifully renovated historic firehouse adjacent to Dowling Hall on UDM's Riverfront Campus.
Detroit Titans Postseason Highlight
The 2013 Titans made four postseason appearances (two NCAA appearances), three conference players of the year, two conference championships, one All-American, and the unique status of being among the nation's best Division I-AAA schools. During the 2012-13 season only four of the 32 Division I universities that all compete in men's and women's basketball, men's lacrosse and women's golf reached the postseason. Detroit was the only DI-AAA member in the group, which included three powerhouse programs, Duke, North Carolina and Notre Dame, all of which will be in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) in 2013-14.