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
White House Representatives Visit UDM Campus
During the White House representatives’ visit to Detroit on Sept. 27, 2013, the White House announced the awarding of nearly $300 million to the City of Detroit from government, philanthropic and private sources. On the same day, the University of Detroit Mercy hosted a private discussion among a small interfaith, interdenominational group of local religious leaders and members of the Obama Administration. Among the guests were Secretary Shaun Donovan, Housing and Urban Development; Gene Sperling, Assistant to the President and Director of the National Economic Council; and Don Graves, a deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Treasury and executive director of President Barack Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. Graves is the administration's point person on the federal response to the financial crisis in Detroit. The meeting was an excellent exchange of ideas and recommendations among some of Detroit’s major religious leaders, including Archbishop Allen Vigneron and Bishop Don Hanchon.
$750,000 Grant to Support Community Development Program
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded UDM a $750,000 grant to support the Master of Community Development (MCD) Program. The grant will provide students from diverse backgrounds with scholarships, co-op placements and fellowships as they learn to become leaders in sustainable community development. The MCD program is a graduate degree in UDM's School of Architecture, which prepares students for careers in real estate development, business management and municipal planning and development. Read the UDM news release for more.
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.
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.
Student Chemistry Chapter Recognized
UDM’s Student Member Chapter of the American Chemical Society has been recognized with 18 awards in the last 18 years, 11 of them "Outstanding." This reflects the students who are very active in classrooms and lab, and outside of the classroom, propelling them to leadership in research and medical professions.
Nurse Anesthesia Program Ranks Nationally
University of Detroit Mercy's Nurse Anesthesia program has been ranked as the 11th best in the country, according to U.S.News and World Report "Best Graduate Schools 2012" rankings. The program has an outstanding national reputation both for its instruction as well as its clinical training
Internships Prepare Communication Studies Students
The Communications Studies program consistently places its students in media internships at newspapers, magazines, radio and TV stations around metro Detroit, which is one of the major media outlets in the nation.
Professors of Practice
Senior attorneys bring their years of legal experience into the classroom at UDM School of Law, teaching courses such as Corporate Governance in an age of Bailouts, Health Law, Commercial Law: Lender Liability.
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.