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UDM Graduation Success Rate Receives High Marks

October 31, 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.

NIH awards $21.2 million grant to UDM and three Detroit schools

October 22, 2014

Detroit — Oct. 22, 2014 — A consortium of University of Detroit Mercy, Marygrove College, Wayne County Community College District and Wayne State University has been awarded $21.2 million over five years by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to implement a program encouraging more undergraduate students from underrepresented and economically disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue careers in biomedical research.

CLASA presents activist Karla Lara

October 15, 2014

University of Detroit Mercy’s James Carney Latin American Solidarity Archive (CLASA) welcomes Karla Lara to speak about the challenges occurring in the Latin American country of Honduras. The event will take place Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Ford Life Science Building, Room 113 on the McNichols Campus. The night will feature an interactive lecture and concert focusing on the political and social problems in Honduras.

School of Architecture Welcome Min | Day Architects

October 15, 2014

University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture welcomes E.B. Min and Jeffrey L. Day of Min | Day Architects to speak as part of the SOA's 2014-15 Lecture Series. The event will take place on Thursday, Nov. 13 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Genevieve Fisk Loranger Exhibition Center in the Warren Loranger Architecture Building on the McNichols Campus.

University of Detroit Mercy Awarded 2015 Military Friendly Schools® Designation

October 14, 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.

Ethics Bowl Returns for 15th Year

October 11, 2014

University of Detroit Mercy students will get a chance to test their critical thinking skills at the 15th annual Ethics Bowl on Friday, Oct. 31 from noon to 6 p.m. in the Student Center's Fountain Lounge on UDM's McNichols Campus.

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.


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