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October 2014


Celebrate Spirit2015 University rankings

Great news for the University of Detroit Mercy! For the 14th consecutive year, UDM is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” 2015 edition. Also, five UDM programs were recognized: The Nurse Anesthesia program ranked #11; the Nursing program ranked #265; the Physician Assistant program ranked #54; the Clinical Psychology program ranked #171; and the Engineering program was ranked #104. UDM was also featured in the publication’s “A-Plus Schools for B Students” category.

In addition, UDM received a ranking of 14 in the 2015 College Choice Ranking of Regional Universities (Midwest region). The ranking is based on factors college freshmen said were most important to their collegiate decision, including academic reputation, financial aid offerings, overall cost and success of graduates in the post-college job market. Take a look at the full ranking list.

Jesuits and Mercys celebrate Jubilee Year

Congratulations to the UDM Jesuits and Sisters of Mercy, who celebrate their jubilee as religious priests and sisters this year. The Jubilarians were honored during the annual Celebrate Spirit! liturgy on Thursday, Sept. 11. UDM is blessed by their presence and interaction with faculty, staff, students and alumni.

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The jubilarians were recognized at the 2014 Celebrate Spirit! liturgy, Sept. 11 in Calihan Hall. Pictured are (left to right): Fr. Cavanagh, Sr. Gilmary, Fr. Kelly, Fr. Albright, Sr. Maureen, Sr. Mary and Fr. Saliba.

Livernois streetscape groundbreaking

A $1.3 million project to improve the streetscape on Livernois from the Lodge Freeway to 8 Mile Road broke ground on Thursday, Sept. 17. The project, funded by MDOT, city of Detroit, DEGC, Kresge Foundation and UDM will include pedestrian-orientated median improvements, sidewalk enhancements and new landscaping. The first phase is expected to conclude in November, depending on weather conditions. For more information, view the press release.

High School visit day, Oct. 4

High school juniors and seniors are invited to attend University of Detroit Mercy’s "Visit Day" on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 from 9 a.m. to noon. Events will be held in the Fountain Lounge of the Student Center Building on the University’s McNichols Campus. High school students have the opportunity to meet with deans, faculty, alumni and current students.

Celebrate SpiritTheatre Department launches 2014-2015 season

Last weekend the UDM Theatre Department launched the 2014-2015 season with The Best of Enemies, a true of story of unimaginable change. The production runs through Sunday, Oct. 5. For exact dates and tickets, visit the UDM Theatre Company web page.

Celebrate SpiritUDM Athletics

Fall sports are in full swing. Make sure to visit for a complete listing of schedules, press releases and results.

Also, there is still time to buy Titan basketball season tickets. To purchase tickets, contact director of Ticket Sales Wendy Carpio at 313-578-0415 or at

Engineering & Science Research Symposium

The College of Engineering & Science is hosting its 2nd Annual Undergraduate & Graduate Research Symposium in the Engineering High Bay on Friday, Oct. 17 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. More than 70 projects from engineering, biology, chemistry, math and more will be presented. Alumni and friends are welcome to help the University celebrate the work and efforts of its talented students in research and design. Register and help support the Symposium by visiting the event page.