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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Recent UDM News:
School of Law Mortgage Foreclosure Defense Clinic Successfully Prevents Victims of Land Contract Scam from Foreclosure
December 20, 2012
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law’s Mortgage Foreclosure Defense Clinic successfully argued a motion recently in Wayne County Circuit Court to prevent 70 Wayne County individuals and their families from foreclosure and wrongful eviction.
UDM Launches New Dental Training Initiative to Recruit and Retain Underserved Students, Address Oral Health Crisis
December 18, 2012
University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) partnering with MI-AHEC has been selected to successfully implement a yearlong recruitment and retention campaign through the Dental Pipeline National Learning Institute (NLI). Introduced by the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), the premier association serving the dental education community, in partnership with the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, the NLI is a new training program dedicated to increasing recruitment and retention among underserved student communities at dental schools.
December 04, 2012
Advanced Courses in Finance, Education, Health Care and Math to be Provided at Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) University Center -- A memorandum of understanding signed last week by University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) and WCCCD creates new pathways for students to earn advanced degrees close to home. The new agreement allows students to take advanced courses from UDM in a variety of subjects either at WCCCD’s University Center (Harper Woods) or online. This convenient eastside location provides students in the St. Clair Shores, Eastpointe and Grosse Pointe communities an easier way to complete their degrees.
December 03, 2012
George J. Asher Law Clinic Center Houses 10 Pro Bono Clinics -- The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law will officially dedicate the George J. Asher Law Clinic Center on Tuesday, December 11, 2012. The event includes a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception.
November 26, 2012
Start with a national food-harvesting organization. Mix together University of Detroit Mercy students eager to volunteer. Round up fresh extra food from area partners. Cook as needed and combine with other prepared food to make nutritious meals in the UDM Campus kitchen after hours. Then, deliver the fresh meals to a local shelter, homebound seniors and families in need. Repeat on a weekly basis. This is the recipe for the successful “Campus Kitchen at UDM” (CKUDM), which was launched last Jan., the first such program in the state.
November 25, 2012
University of Detroit Mercy student-athletes have once again received high marks in the annual Graduation Success Rate (GSR) figures released Thursday by the NCAA. For the second-straight year the school boasts the highest rate in the State of Michigan (88) among the schools that offer athletic programs at the Division I level. The Titans also had six teams with perfect GSR scores. Overall, the numbers show that Division I student-athletes continue to perform well in the classroom, and more of them are graduating.
Detroit Institute of Arts elects new UDM President Dr. Antoine M. Garibaldi and others to Board of Directors
November 21, 2012
The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) announced UDM President Dr. Antoine Garibaldi has joined the organization’s board of directors, effective Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. He will also be joined by Andrea Dickson, Mary Kramer, Linda Orlans, Irvin Reid, Hubert Massey, Amy DeBrunner; Lillian Demas, Donald Ritzenhein, Jennifer Fischer and Thomas Guastello. DIA board members re-elected are Nicole Eisenberg, Mary Ann Gorlin, Reuben Munday, Meryl Podolsky, Sandra Seligman, Rhonda Welburn and Henry Wineman.
November 20, 2012
University of Detroit Mercy will host a “High School Visit Day” on Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 9 - noon in the Student Center Fountain Lounge on the McNichols campus, 4001 W. McNichols, Detroit.
November 12, 2012
University of Detroit Mercy students will get a chance to test their critical thinking skills at 13th annual Ethics Bowl. Inspired by TV’s College Bowl, and created to examine and find answers for tough ethical issues, the Ethics Bowl will take place on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 on UDM’s McNichols Campus from 12-6 p.m..