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Great Things at Detroit Mercy

Below are just some of the distinguishing features and faculty that reflect educational excellence at UDM.

Detroit Mercy Ranked

U.S. News Ranks Detroit Mercy in Top Tier

For the 16th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest Best Regional Universities in the 2017 edition of the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” rankings. In addition to being the highest ranking Midwest Regional school in Michigan in the magazine’s annual list, Detroit Mercy has also now been named one of the “Best Values” in the region and continues to be an “A+ School for B Students.”

UDM offers federal grant to first-generation students

First-generation, economically disadvantaged and/or students with disabilities will soon receive even greater support at University of Detroit Mercy through a new five-year, $1.1 million Student Support Services (SSS) grant from the U.S. Department of Education. This is the University’s first TRIO Programs grant.

The new grant will provide more services to first-generation and low-income students and students with disabilities. Activities will focus on increasing student retention and success by strengthening their engagement at UDM, particularly in mission-oriented activities. See the press release, media coverage and 1stGen@UDM video playlist for more information.

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DCDC Wins Public Interest Design Award

The School of Architecture’s Detroit Collaborative Design Center is one of only six winners globally in the fourth annual SEED Awards for Excellence in Public Interest Design, sponsored by Design Corps and the Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED) Network. The Awards recognize design projects with exceptional social, economic and environmental impact and highlight efforts at creating sustainable projects and positive change in the world. See the winning projects on DesignCorps.org.

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New Faculty Bring National and International Credentials

The College recently hired several new faculty members: 

  • Assistant Professor of Accounting Timothy Creel, a Certified Public Accountant and published author
  • Assistant Professor of Management Wonseok Choi, whose degrees are in ethics and management
  • Instructor of Management Carletta Griffin, president of the Race Relations and Diversity Task Force of Birmingham 
  • Visiting Scholar of Management Daowen “Wendy” Ren has joined the College for academic year 2015-16 from Guangdong Polytechnic University in China, where she is a professor of Management. 

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Great Outcomes

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) published the UDMSOD Pediatric Club chapter’s article regarding its experience at the AAPD Annual Meeting held this past May in Seattle and about becoming an official student chapter. It was published in the July 2015 "PDT, Pediatric Dentistry Today, The Magazine of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry."
  • Members of the UDMSOD chapter of the Student Professionalism and Ethics Association (SPEA) received the following awards at the 4th Annual Session of the Student Professionalism and Ethics Association in Dentistry:
    • National SPEA Chapter of the Year Award
    • National SPEA Best Communications Award

In addition, some members were appointed to some National SPEA positions:

    • Hanan Kazbour-National Vice Chair of Membership Affairs
    • Bianca Toma-Boji -National Vice Chair of Organizational Affairs
    • Samneet Mangat- Regent Officer District 4
  • Dr. George Goodis will be honored with the 2016 Part-Time Educator award from the American Association of Endodontics, recognizing his contributions to endodontics in the field of education and whose contributions have instilled in his/her students a desire to pursue excellence in their career.
  • Long-time faculty of UDMSOD and Senior Scholar in Residence Robert Bruce MacIntosh, D.D.S., was recognized for lifetime achievement at the 97th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Oral Surgeons in September 2015.  The award acknowledges Dr. MacIntosh as a visionary surgeon whose accomplishments have influenced the scope of specialty practice. 

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Engineering Program Ranked in U.S. News & World Report

US News Best Engineering Programs

UDM’s undergraduate Engineering program is listed #98 among the country's 100 best undergraduate engineering programs, according to the 2016 edition of the U.S. News & World Report!

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Faculty Win Nightingale Awards

Two faculty members from the McAuley School of Nursing were named recipients of the prestigious Nightingale Awards for Nursing Excellence. Professor of Nursing Carla Groh received the Education and Research Award, and Clinical Associate Professor of Nursing Carmen Stokes ‘00 received the Education and Research Runner-up Award at the Nightingale Awards for Nursing Excellence annual ceremony, May 7.

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CLAE Recognized for Addiction Studies Program

The Bachelor of Science in Addiction Studies program has been recognized by the online blog Best Psychology Degrees as one of the “30 great small colleges for a counseling degree.”

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Law Review Symposia

In 2015-16, the Law Review at UDM School of Law celebrates its 100th anniversary. It is one of the oldest student-edited and managed law reviews in the country. The Law Review publishes on a regular basis and hold symposia every year that bring practitioners and legal academics to the School of Law to speak on a variety of timely topics. This year the Law Review will hold two symposia:  one focusing on legal issues about the Great Lakes, and the other, our Centennial Symposium, exploring how the law has been an integral part of Detroit’s history, including the recent bankruptcy proceedings. Prior symposia have focused on urban agriculture, immigration policy and economic growth, intellectual property law, and the jurisprudence of Justice Clarence Thomas. 

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Calihan Hall Installs New Scoreboard

scoreboardThe University of Detroit Mercy Department of Athletics installed a new four-sided, center-hung video scoreboard in Calihan Hall for the 2015-16 basketball season. See press release and media coverage for more information.

UDM Ranks High in NCAA Graduation Success Rate

All 19 University of Detroit Mercy varsity sports had multi-year scores above the NCAA qualifying mark - for the third-straight year - with four teams posting perfect 1000 multi-year APR scores for the latest 2012-13 data. The four perfect scores are tied for the most in the state with the University of Michigan, and second in the Horizon League.

UDM boasts the fourth highest NCAA Graduation Success Rate (81) in the state of Michigan among schools with Division I athletic programs. And more than 70 percent of our student-athletes qualify for the Athletic Director's Honor Roll. Over the last decade UDM is the only school in the state of Michigan to score 80 or higher every year on the GSR.

Softball Student-athletes Recognized

In October, the University of Detroit Mercy softball team placed 10 student-athletes on the All-America Scholar Athlete award list provided by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

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