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August 2014


UDM Night at Comerica Park

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It is that time of year again! UDM Night at Comerica Park is Friday, Sept. 5 when the Tigers challenge the San Francisco Giants. Enjoy food, drinks and the company of fellow UDM alumni in the exclusive DAC Stadium Pavilion.

Make your way over to the UDM group seats (section 338) in Comerica Park for the first pitch at 7:08 p.m. Registration is $45 and includes the picnic dinner, one beer ticket and a ticket to the Tigers game.

For more information and to register, visit the event page!

New Catholic Education University Grants

University of Detroit Mercy is proud to announce that first-time, full-time students entering UDM in the fall 2015 term are eligible for $20,000 and $10,000 grants. UDM, in partnership with the Archdiocese of Detroit, will award a new Catholic Education University Grant of $5,000 annually for four years to qualified graduating seniors who enroll at UDM and attended Catholic Schools from first grade through high school. Students who graduated from a Catholic high school and enroll at UDM will receive a $2,500 annual Catholic Education University Grant for four years.

More information and details are included in the press release.

Detroit TitansBuy your Titan basketball season tickets today!

Season tickets for men’s and women’s basketball are on sale. Visit or call Wendy Carprio at 313-993-1700 to purchase your tickets today! Season ticket package purchases made within the next month will also receive a free, one-night stay at the Detroit Marriott in Southfield, Mich. Season ticket prices range from $225 to $250 per seat.

UDM students living the mission

A dozen UDM students volunteered their evening on Wednesday, July 23 to clean-up the northwest corner of McNichols Road and Prairie Street, four blocks west of the McNichols Campus. The corner was cleared of trash and weeds and a 55-foot exterior wall was painted. Take a look at the Fox 2 News segment on the project.

Student Service

The project was also video recorded by Detroit Lives! for use as part of the new UDM TV commercials that will begin airing in late summer. For more information, view the news and events page.

New Manual Written by UDM’s Veteran Law Clinic

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced on Thursday, July 17 the roll out of the new “Military and Veterans Legal Resource Guide,” written by University of Detroit Mercy’s Veteran’s Law Clinic, at the request of the Attorney General’s Office. The guide is available on the UDM School of Law website, More details were published in the Detroit Free Press article.

UDM Law School receives ABA grant

The American Bar Association awarded the UDM School of Law a $15,000 grant to help employ new lawyers in innovative ways to address the legal needs of poor to moderate-income individuals. On Oct. 1, 2014, the School of Law will launch the Solo and Small Firm Incubator Program, which will provide a supportive environment for select law graduates committed to beginning a solo or small firm practice.

More program information is available in UDM’s press release.

UDM Islamic Studies update

The UDM Islamic Studies program hopes you and your family had a very joyous and deeply spiritual Ramadan. The UDM Islamic Studies Program embraces the best traditions of a prestigious, private university committed to religious diversity, social justice, selfless service and integrity.  To stay updated on the Islamic Studies program successes, make sure to visit the Islamic Studies department web page.