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
During FY 2013, 82 percent of UDM students received some form of financial assistance, totaling $155.2 million. The University provides scholarship support to students, averaging nearly $50 million annually.
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.
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.
Restorative Registered Dental Hygiene Pilot (RRDHP)
The School’s Restorative Registered Dental Hygiene Pilot (RRDHP) program was highlighted in in the July edition of the MDA Journal’s “A United Voice for Oral Health.” The article focused on the School of Dentistry’s “pilot study to evaluate the effectiveness of expanded-function dental hygienist providing care under the direct supervision of a dentist.” The yearly update is provided by MDA and its Special Committee on Access to Care Issues.
CES Receives Grant from Ford Fund
The College of Engineering & Science has been awarded $50,000 from the Ford Motor Company Fund Capital Grant Program for the modernization of UDM's Engineering Automotive Laboratory. The grant will fund the first phase of a project to create a first-class laboratory space for training Engineering students in all degree programs on the latest automotive systems and controls.
Health Information Program Offered
University of Detroit Mercy has the only in-seat Health Information Management program in Southeast Michigan.
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.
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.
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.