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Recent UDM News:

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.

August Heats Up on Livernois Avenue

July 31, 2014

Looking for some cool events to heat up the rest of your summer? Look no further than Livernois Avenue, where the quickly developing area has a jam-packed calendar for the last full month of summer. Check out these great activities:

‘Celebrate Spirit!’ at UDM

July 30, 2014

Each year, University of Detroit Mercy faculty, staff and students gather in Calihan Hall for the annual "Celebrate Spirit!" event. This longstanding tradition symbolizes 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.

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Grants Certification to UDM’s Intellectual Property Clinic

July 30, 2014

DETROIT, Mich. – On July 30, 2014, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) granted certification to the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law’s Intellectual Property Clinic. UDM joins 46 other law schools to receive USPTO certification. UDM law students will draft and file patent applications for clients and gain experience answering Office Actions and communicating with patent examiners regarding the IP Clinic’s applications. The selection committee chose UDM’s Intellectual Property Clinic based on its solid IP curriculum, pro bono legal services to the public, and community networking and outreach efforts.

Detroit Finance Director to Teach New Course at UDM

July 25, 2014

This fall, University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Business Administration will offer a new course from John Naglick, Jr., finance director & interim treasurer for the City of Detroit, on a subject with which Naglick has significant experience: “Accounting During a Cash Crisis.”

UDM Law School Receives $15,000 Project Grant

July 23, 2014

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law is one of seven law establishments around the country to receive a $15,000 project grant from The American Bar Association. Grants are given through the Legal Access Job Corps initiative established by ABA President James R. Silkenat and are available to bar associations, courts, law schools or other groups that propose to employ new lawyers in innovative ways to address the legal needs of poor or moderate-income individuals.

UDM Welcomes Detroit Future City’s Chris Dorle

July 22, 2014

University of Detroit Mercy will welcome Chris Dorle, of the City Systems Working Group for Detroit Future City, on July 22 at 6 p.m. in the Engineering Building, room E-212. Dorle will be discussing “Transit and Community Development” for the city of Detroit.

Attorney General to Introduce New Manual Written By UDM’s Veteran Law Clinic

July 14, 2014

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette will hold a press conference on Thursday, July 17, 2014 to roll out the new “Military and Veterans Legal Resource Guide,” written by University of Detroit Mercy’s Veterans Law Clinic, at the request of the Attorney General’s Office.

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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