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Recent UDM News:

Nihad Dukhan, Ph.D., Receives 2014-2015 Fulbright Award

April 22, 2014

Dr. Nihad Dukhan, professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Engineering & Science has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to do research and assess a new approach for enhancing teaching thermodynamics at Istanbul Technical University (ITU) in Turkey. He will be teaching through the 2014-2015 academic year, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently.

Ms. Wheelchair Michigan Overcomes Challenges

April 22, 2014

"Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you're needed by someone." -Martina Navritilova

Nobody lives that statement more than Kelsey Kleimola, Ms. Wheelchair Michigan 2004, a 29-year-old women with celebral palsy and mother of two from Ypsilanti. She will be speaking on Thursday, April 29, 2014 at 1 p.m. in the College of Engineering and Science Building, Room #320 (McNichols) about overcoming challenges and how the assistive devices that UDM students made for her have helped her lead a full and productive life.

UDM Honored Alumni With Achievement Awards

April 10, 2014

University of Detroit Mercy honored seven distinguished alumni on April 11, 2014, when it hosted the inaugural Spirit of UDM: Alumni Achievement Awards in the Student Fitness Center on the McNichols Campus.

2014 Commencement Ceremonies set for May 9 & 10

April 09, 2014

University of Detroit Mercy will hold its annual commencement ceremony for undergraduate and graduate students on Saturday, May 10, at 1:30 p.m. in Calihan Hall on the McNichols Campus.

The day before, on Friday, May 9, the UDM School of Dentistry will hold commencement at 9:30 a.m., and the School of Law will hold commencement on 5 p.m. Both ceremonies will also take place at Calihan Hall. In total, the University will graduate more than 1,500 students during the three commencement ceremonies.

Livernois Avenue Kicks Off ‘Third Thursdays’ April 17

April 08, 2014

Enjoy a spring evening on the Avenue of Fashion when Art Detroit Now’s “Third Thursday” program, which aims to draw patrons to Detroit’s many art galleries and venues, extends to Livernois Avenue on Thursday, April 17.

UDM Law School Clinical Program Ranked Among Nation’s Best

March 31, 2014

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law is home to one of the nation’s Top 20 Clinical Law Programs, according to a recent ranking by National Jurist magazine. This accolade reflects the strong commitment by UDM Law to developing the program, which provides excellent opportunities for legal learning to students while offering important services to the community at no cost.

UDM Accepted Students Day is a Success

March 30, 2014

Nearly 500 people joined University faculty, staff, students and alumni on Saturday, March 29 for Accepted Students Day on the University’s McNichols campus. Almost 200 high school students joined their parents and families for a day exploring campus life, Student Fitness Center activities and nearly every academic building, learning about the University’s strong academic experiences and individual attention at UDM.

UDM To Host Civil Engineering Conference

March 25, 2014

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) University of Detroit Mercy Student Chapter will host the organization’s 2014 North Central Student Conference March 28-30, 2014, marking the first time the conference will be held at UDM.

Growing up is hard to do, especially for the parents! ... The UDM Theatre Company presents "Memory House"

March 23, 2014

The heartwarming comedic drama Memory House will complete The Theatre Company’s 43rd season at the University of Detroit Mercy. Directed by David Regal, this moving account of a daughter, a mother, a paper and a pie is an emotionally charged story of learning and letting go. Kathleen Tolan’s Memory House will run six performances, March 28 through April 6, at the intimate 90 seat setting of the Grounds Coffeehaus on the UDM McNichols campus. Tickets are available by calling 313-­‐993-­‐3270.

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.

UDM In the News

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