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Recent UDM News:

Gregory Ulferts and Jacob Kagey Receive 2014 Faculty Recognition Awards

November 20, 2014

University of Detroit Mercy was proud to honor the academic commitment of two exceptional faculty members at our 2014 Faculty Excellence Awards, held earlier this month.

School of Law shines at national competitions

November 18, 2014

University of Detroit Mercy would like to congratulate the School of Law’s Moot Court Board of Advocates, whose three teams placed high in national competitions over the weekend. The teams’ briefs finished at or near the top of competitions in Washington, D.C. and Columbus, Ohio.

Four Catholic Institutions re-sign consortium agreement

November 17, 2014

University of Detroit Mercy and the three other institutions that make up the Detroit Area Catholic Higher Education Consortium (DACHEC) met on Nov. 10 to reaffirm the agreement that exists for the institution’s undergraduate students.

UDM Remembers Fallen Martyrs of El Salvador

November 06, 2014

University of Detroit Mercy will host a memorial event in honor of the 25th anniversary of the killings of Jesuit martyrs and civilians in San Salvador, El Salvador. The event, “Blood and Ink: The Challenge of the Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador Today,” will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Ford Life Sciences Building, Room 113 on UDM's McNichols Campus.

2014 UDM Ethics Bowl winners named

November 05, 2014

The 15th annual University of Detroit Mercy Ethics Bowl, held Oct. 31, 2014, was once again an engaging campus-wide event as UDM student teams impressed judges with their answers to difficult ethical questions. After five hours of intense ethical debate, “I Think, Therefore I Win” came out on top and will be representing the University at the regional Ethics Bowl competition at Harper College in Chicago on Nov. 15.

UDM Graduation Success Rate Receives High Marks

November 04, 2014

University of Detroit Mercy student-athletes have once again received high marks in the annual Graduation Success Rate (GSR) figures released Tuesday, Oct. 28 by the NCAA. For the tenth straight year, the school ranks among the top five in the state with a score above 80 percent. The Titans finished with an overall score of 81 percent, while also having four teams with perfect scores.

School of Dentistry participates in TeamSmile with the Detroit Lions

November 03, 2014

TeamSmile is partnering with University of Detroit Mercy’s School of Dentistry and the Detroit Lions to provide free dental care to students at the New Paradigm Loving Academy. The event is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the New Paradigm Loving Academy, 1000 Lynn St., Detroit, MI 48211.

UDM Awarded 2015 Military Friendly Schools Designation

November 02, 2014

Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named University of Detroit Mercy to the coveted Military Friendly Schools® list. The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

UDM professor discusses lifespan of household cleaning products in Huffington Post

November 01, 2014

Professor of Chemistry and Department Chairman Mark A. Benvenuto, Ph.D., was recently featured in The Huffington Post as part of The American Chemical Society (ACS). Benvenuto is quoted along with Dr. Scott P. Lockledge, CEO and Co-Founder of Tiptek, in “Do You Know The Shelf Life Of Your Household Products?” to help figure out what should be tossed and when.

Recent UDM News:

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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