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
UDM Named in Top 10 Michigan Colleges with Best Return on Investment
University of Detroit Mercy has the seventh highest return on investment (ROI) in the State of Michigan, according to a list provided by Affordable Colleges Online. The data comes exclusively from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Integrated Post-Secondary Education Data System (IPEDS), and the Carnegie Foundation.
Affordable Colleges Online is a website that assists students in identifying affordable college options and providing information about financial aid, college rankings as well as other factors that prospective students should consider when making a choice.
Schools were ranked by various factors including public or private institutions, tuition costs and their accreditations.
Design Center Makes a Difference in Detroit
The School of Architecture's Detroit Collaborative Design Center is recognized worldwide for its exemplary work in community-based design. Their current work as leaders of the community engagement process for the Detroit Future City project for the city of Detroit received excellent feedback and promises to be groundbreaking in the field of urban design for post-industrial cities.
Students Reflect Academic Quality
The College welcomed its largest freshman class in more than 20 years this fall, without sacrificing student quality. Incoming freshmen averaged 23.3 on the ACT, compared with a national average of 20.9 and an average of 19.9 for the State of Michigan.
Renewed Funding to the Office of Multicultural Affairs
The Office of Multicultural Affairs received renewed funding of over $300,000 for UDMSD’s pipeline programs. The grant funds assist pre-doctoral and pre-hygiene students from disadvantaged backgrounds. The programs help underrepresented minorities (URM) learn about the opportunities in the oral health care profession. Additionally, the funding will assist in the educational development of URM allied health faculty, along with providing resources for the UDMSD Sealant Program.
College of Engineering & Science Hosts Student Research Symposium
University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Engineering & Science hosted its first Undergraduate and Graduate Research Symposium, Nov. 1, 2013 in the Engineering Building High Bay. The event showcased student research in the College and raised greater awareness of the engineering and science fields to Detroit area high school students. The event was attended by over 150 visiting high school students, over 100 E&S students presenting 60 research posters, and over 100 guests and alumni.
McAuley Health Center Locations Provide Primary Care
UDM’s McAuley Health Center services are now available in Detroit at:
- Samaritan Center on the east side of Detroit
- Schulze School in northwest Detroit
Communications Studies Professor Premieres Documentary
A documentary written, produced and directed by Assistant Professor of Communications Studies Jason Roche premiered at the Detroit Historical Museum in October.
The documentary, Stealing Home, highlights a group of determined Detroiters who have fought the blight and restored the grounds where Detroit's historic Tiger Stadium once stood. Watch a preview of Stealing Home on YouTube.
Engaged Law Faculty
The faculty members at the School of Law make presentations throughout the country, and their scholarship is published in a wide variety of journals throughout the United States. For example, in Fall 2013, Professor Peggy Costello spoke at the University of Iowa School of Law at a symposium that also featured professors from the law schools at Harvard University, University of Michigan, and Washington University in St. Louis. In Summer 2013, Professor Cara Cunningham organized a highly successful conference (hosted by UDM School of Law) on Law and Education in the Americas: Comparative Perspectives. Recent faculty scholarship has appeared in or is forthcoming in a variety of journals, including the Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics, and Public Policy; the Washington & Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice; the Clinical Law Review and others.
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.