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
Service Learning Classes
More than 90 courses across the University incorporate Service Learning in classes, resulting in course-related, direct services to the poor and marginalized in our community. Throughout the school year, approximately 1,800 UDM student volunteers provide service in conjunction with approximately 140 community service agencies.
UDM’s School of Architecture received the full 6-year accreditation from the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) with 100 percent of student performance criteria met.
Visiting Scholars and Guest Speakers
A number of prominent guest speakers have addressed the College recently. They include Detroit former Mayor Dave Bing; Dr. Marilyn French-Hubbard, founder of the National Association of Black Women Entrepreneurs; Dr. Krzysztof Wach, Professor of International Entrepreneurship at Cracow University in Poland; Brad Simmons, Director of the Office of the Executive Chairman at Ford Motor Company, and many others.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Detroit Titans Men’s Lacrosse 2013 MAAC Champions
The Detroit men’s lacrosse team won its first-ever MAAC Championship in 2013, defeating top-seeded Marist, 7-6, and third-seeded Siena, 11-10 in overtime, to make the NCAA Championship, where the Titans faced No. 2 Notre Dame in the first round.