Recent UDM News:
Growing up is hard to do, especially for the parents! ... The UDM Theatre Company presents "Memory House"
March 03, 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.
March 03, 2014
All high school students that have received their acceptance letters to University of Detroit Mercy are invited to attend UDM’s “Accepted Student Day” on Saturday, March 29, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be held in the Fountain Lounge of the Student Center Building on the University’s McNichols Campus.
February 18, 2014
In 1820, fugitives from slavery in the American South began showing up at harbors such as Sandusky, Cleveland, Fairport, and Ashtabula on the southern shore of Lake Erie. These and other places soon joined the Detroit River and the Niagara frontier as major crossing points for freedom seekers going to Canada.
February 18, 2014
In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation the University of Detroit Mercy in partnership with the Chrysler Group LLC announces four free performances of the multimedia docudrama Jordan Anderson Writes A Letter. Written by UDM Theatre Professor Dr. Arthur J. Beer, Jordan Anderson Writes A Letter will be performed on the University of Detroit Mercy’s McNichols campus in the Life Science Building room 113 on February 21 and 22, 2014. To reserve your seat please call 313-993-3270. Donations are encouraged.
February 17, 2014
The University of Detroit Mercy announces the appointment of Phyllis L. Crocker as the Dean of the School of Law, effective July 1, 2014. Crocker joins UDM from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, where she is a Professor of Law and recently served as Interim Dean and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. “The University looks forward to welcoming Professor Crocker to the University of Detroit Mercy community and seeing the many contributions she will make in advancing the School of Law,” said Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Pamela Zarkowski, J.D., M.P.H.
February 17, 2014
University of Detroit Mercy’s Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC) in the School of Architecture is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. With a portfolio ranging from award-winning homeless shelters and graffiti galleries to neighborhood master plans and green infrastructure visions, the University has long collaborated with many community-based clients.
February 14, 2014
High school students are invited to attend University of Detroit Mercy’s “Visit Day” on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, from 9 a.m. to noon. It will be held in the Fountain Lounge of the Student Center Building on the University’s McNichols Campus.
February 04, 2014
Many children in Detroit will have a lot more to smile about. With the help of dentists, dental hygienists, faculty, staff and students, the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry will provide free oral health care services to more than 150 children from low-income families on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on UDM's Corktown Campus.
January 31, 2014
Obsessed with celebrities? Jane Martin’s screwball comedy about America’s fixation with celebrity and fame continues The Theatre Company’s 43rd season at University of Detroit Mercy. Dr. Arthur J. Beer directs this hilarious comedy that takes direct aim at Hollywood and celebrity culture. Somebody/Nobody runs six performances, February 7 through 16, at the Marygrove Theatre.
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.
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.