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Recent UDM News:

Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC) – Livernois Streetscape Breaks Ground for Phase I

September 17, 2014

A groundbreaking ceremony kicked off Phase I of the Livernois Streetscape Enhancement Project on Wednesday, September 17 across from University of Detroit Mercy's (UDM) McNichols Campus.  The project will include pedestrian-oriented media improvements, sidewalk enhancements and new landscaping on Livernois Avenue from the Lodge Freeway to 8 Mile Road.  Phase I has begun and is scheduled to be completed in November.

25th Annual Midnight Bike Ride to Take Place Friday, Sept. 19

September 12, 2014

For the 25th consecutive year, UDM will host its annual Midnight Bicycle Tour of Detroit on Friday, Sept. 19 from 8 p.m. to midnight.

UDM School of Law Hosts 102nd Annual Red Mass

September 11, 2014

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law will host its 102nd annual Red Mass and Renewal of the Lawyer's Oath of Commitment on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at noon. The Mass will be held at Detroit's historic Saints Peter and Paul Jesuit Church, 629 East Jefferson Avenue, which is immediately adjacent to the Riverfront Campus. Mass will be followed by a complimentary luncheon in the atrium of the School. The Catholic Lawyers Society is co-sponsoring the Mass this year.

UDM Ranked Again in Top Tier of U.S.News & World Report

September 09, 2014

For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” rankings. UDM was also featured this year in the publication’s “A-Plus Schools for B Students” category.

UDM Students, Faculty and Staff Celebrate Spirit!

September 03, 2014

Each year, University of Detroit Mercy faculty, staff and students gather in Calihan Hall for the annual "Celebrate Spirit!" event. This longstanding tradition is a symbol of the beginning of the new academic year for students, faculty and staff and will include a worship service for all faiths, picnic lunch and student organization fair.

UDM Receives Grant to Address Need for Health Care Providers

August 23, 2014

University of Detroit Mercy is one of three Michigan schools to receive nearly $700,000 in grant money from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

President Garibaldi Interviewed on WXYZ-TV

August 22, 2014

UDM President Antoine Garibaldi was the featured guest on WXYZ-TV Channel 7's Spotlight on the News show, hosted by Chuck Stokes, the station's Editorial/Public Affairs director. The half-hour show about University of Detroit Mercy highlighted the University’s academic quality and students, special programs and community outreach, how UDM is working with civic and community leaders on rebuilding the city and its neighborhoods and our institution's future.

GM Student Corps Brightens Neighborhoods and Futures

August 19, 2014

DETROIT – The second GM Student Corps ended today as General Motors executives, GM retiree mentors and GM student interns gathered to celebrate their summer of community revitalization. For many students and retirees, though, it’s only the beginning of new relationships aimed at helping students develop the teamwork and leadership skills to continue their success.

UDM to Award $20,000 and $10,000 Catholic Education University Grants to Catholic School Graduates

August 05, 2014

University of Detroit Mercy, 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.

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UDM Receives $2 Million in Gifts and Grants to Help Students through Scholarships, Co-ops and Fellowship Positions

November 27, 2013

The School of Architecture and the College of Engineering & Science at University of Detroit Mercy received grants totaling $2 million to support students through scholarships, paid internships (co-op) and fellowship positions. The gifts are from UDM alumnus Warren Loranger '51, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Mary G. Stange Charitable Trust.

MI-AHEC’s Southeast Regional Center and UDM School of Dentistry Offer Free Program to Address Shortage of Dentists in Michigan

November 14, 2013

Summer Initiative Gives Aspiring Dentists Chance to Brush Up on Academic and Job Skills - The Michigan Area Health Education Center’s (AHEC) Southeast Regional Center and the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) School of Dentistry have teamed up to offer aspiring dental students the chance to brush up on their academic, job readiness, and networking skills this summer. The Summer Enrichment Program at the University of Detroit Mercy is a free, six-week initiative that will run from Monday, May 19 through Friday, June 27, 2014. Its purpose is to expose students to careers in dentistry, increase the number of disadvantaged students pursuing dental careers, and help students become successful dental school applicants.

Shhh! Neil LaBute's Comedy-drama "This is How it Goes" Wrestles Racism, Bigotry and Even Love Itself

November 13, 2013

Neil LaBute's sophisticatedly structured drama This Is How It Goes continues the UDM Theatre Company's season. Directed by Greg Grobis, This Is How It Goes runs November 15, 16, 22, 23 at 8 p.m. and November 17 and 24 at 2 p.m. at the Marygrove Theatre (8425 W McNichols Rd., Detroit). LaBute unblinkingly challenges the notions of gender, ethnicity and even love itself in this fast paced 90-minute play which is unpredictable at every turn.

UDM Black Abolitionist Director Discusses: “12 Years A Slave” and the real Solomon Northup

November 01, 2013

University of Detroit Mercy Professor of History Dr. Roy E. Finkenbine will discuss the film “12 Years A Slave” on Nov. 15, 2013 at noon in the President's Dining Room of the Student Center Building on the McNichols Campus.

UDM School Of Architecture Career Day

October 31, 2013

Thinking about architecture as a potential career / major? University of Detroit Mercy’s School of Architecture is holding a career day for prospective students including high school students and transfer students interested in the field. The event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, from noon - 4 p.m. in the Warren Loranger Architecture Building on the McNichols Campus.

UDM College of Engineering & Science Hosts Student Research Symposium

October 28, 2013

University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Engineering & Science will host an Undergraduate and Graduate Research Symposium on  Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 from 10 a.m – 12:45 p.m. in the Engineering Building High Bay. This event will showcase student research in the College and should raise stronger awareness of the engineering and science fields to Detroit area high school students. Following the research showcase, there will be a talk by Dr. Rick Foster, professor of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Endowed Chair in Food, Society and Sustainability from Michigan State University in the Chemistry Building, Room #114. Foster will speak on “Vision the Future: Metro Food, Water and Energy Systems and the Greening of Detroit.” He is also the director of FoodPlus-Detroit, an MSU food initiative working in the Detroit area.

UDM Professor Releases Documentary on "The Corner" at Michigan and Trumbull

October 26, 2013

University of Detroit Mercy Communications Studies professor Jason Roche’s newest documentary, Stealing Home, premieres Friday, October 25, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the Booth Auditorium of the Detroit Historical Museum.

UDM Hosts 24th Annual "Safety Street"

October 25, 2013

Pounds of Snickers, Milky Way, Hershey and Twix bars will be handed out to brave little goblins and ghouls visiting University of Detroit Mercy for the 24th annual “Safety Street.” The fun and safe “trick or treating” environment will be held on Friday, October 25 from 4-7 p.m. in the Student Center Fountain Lounge on the McNichols Campus. Area school children and their families are invited to this yearly free event.

More than 1,100 Future Leaders Visit UDM for Tech Day

October 15, 2013

Over 1,100 future scientists and engineers from 28 high schools throughout metro Detroit will attend the 23rd annual Technology Discovery Day hosted by UDM's College of Engineering & Science on Friday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on McNichols Campus. There will be a variety of activities hosted by the College and local companies to expose students to engineering and science.

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