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09-12-usnews-rank-2013true1370877242734palmerscU.S.News & World Report ranks UDM in Top 20 Universities in the MidwestUDM ranked in Top 20 Midwest Regional Universities/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2012/files/09-12-usnews-rank-2013whitenjg1347456705513palmersc1349894861616For the 12th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest Best Regional Universities in the 2013 edition of the U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges." In addition to the University's ranking rising from #23 to #20 in the magazine's annual list of regional universities, it was also one of the highest in the state.

"University of Detroit Mercy's students, faculty and staff are the primary reasons why UDM's ranking is the highest ever," said University of Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D.  "This honor is a tribute to the quality of teaching, scholarship and mentoring that they provide every day in our undergraduate, graduate and professional programs as our students are prepared for future leadership roles in their professions and communities," he added.

UDM's undergraduate Engineering program was also rated as one of the best in the nation. For the past 100 years, the program has excelled in graduating many of the top technological leaders in their field. In the past five years, over 95% of the University's graduates had positions in their fields or had entered graduate school within six months of graduation. 

Highlights of the latest college rankings will be published in the U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges" 2013 edition guidebook, which will go on sale on Sept. 18 on newsstands and at usnews.com. The U.S.News college rankings group more than 1,400 accredited four-year schools based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and compares them based on a set of 15 widely accepted indicators of excellence.

You can view the overview of UDM on the Best Colleges 2013 site.

10-04-2012
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, offering approximately 100 majors and programs in 60 academic fields. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, the University has three campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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03-05-levinetrue1370877242734palmerscVanderbilt Divinity professor discusses "Jesus and Judaism: The connection still matters"03-05-levine/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2012/files/03-05-levinewhitenjg1330966930056palmersc1333549030002Amy-Jill Levine, university professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School, will discuss the role Judaism plays in understanding Jesus on Thursday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center Building on the McNichols Campus. Levine is also affiliated professor at the Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations, Cambridge UK.

She holds a B.A. from Smith College and a M.A. and Ph.D. from Duke University, where she has honorary doctorates from the University of Richmond, the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, the University of South Carolina-Upstate, Drury University, and Christian Theological Seminary.

Levine has described an early childhood flashback about how Christianity might have stayed just a fascination, but for an unfortunate episode in second grade: “When I was seven years old, one girl said to me on the school bus, ‘You killed our Lord.’ I couldn’t fathom how this religion that was so beautiful was saying such a dreadful thing.” This began her adventure to learn more about religion, which carried her all the way through graduate school.

A self-described “Yankee Jewish feminist who teaches in a predominantly Christian divinity school in the buckle of the Bible Belt,” Levine combines historical-critical rigor, literary-critical sensitivity and a frequent dash of humor with a commitment to eliminating anti-Jewish, sexist and homophobic theologies.

Her books include The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus (HarperOne), The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and the Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us, co-authored with Douglas Knight (HarperOne), the edited collection Historical Jesus in Context (Princeton), and the fourteen-volume edited series Feminist Companions to the New Testament and Early Christian Writings (Continuum). With Marc Brettler, she also edited the Jewish Annotated New Testament (Oxford). Nearly all Bibles are edited by and for Christians. The Christian Bible comprises the Old and New Testaments, so editors offer a Christian perspective on both books; Levine made her volume for anybody who is interested in a Bible more focused from a Jewish foundation.

The Vanderbilt professor has been awarded grants from the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies. She has held office in the Society of Biblical Literature, the Catholic Biblical Association and the Association for Jewish Studies. She is presently the New Testament book review editor for the Catholic Biblical Quarterly.

03-22-2012
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, offering approximately 100 majors and programs in 60 academic fields. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, the University has three campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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02-09-coop-centennialtrue1370877242734palmerscUDM Co-Op Celebrates 100 Years of Service to StudentsCo-op Centennial/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2012/files/02-09-coop-centennialwhitenjg1328826070245palmersc1328885924427University of Detroit Mercy will commemorate 100 years of cooperative education on Feb. 14, 2012 in the Fountain Lounge of the Student Center Building (McNichols Campus).  UDM has coordinated events during the day a luncheon and awards ceremony at 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. and a UDM student and alumni job fair at 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. The University is known for establishing the first continuous cooperative education program in Michigan and the third oldest in the nation.

While many corporations have been hiring UDM students for decades, DTE Energy has been a longtime partner of the program and will be named the University’s Co-op Centennial Employer at the event. Other business partners being honored will be: Aquinas Nursing Co-op Employer of the Year: Spectrum Health; McNichols Nursing Co-op Employer of the Year: St. John Providence Health System; Employer Volunteers of the Year: Quicken Loans and Valassis; Engineering Co-op Employer of the Year: Denso International America and Architecture Co-op of the Year: Resendes Design Group.

Co-op students of the year being honored will be: Dawn Kosal, nursing technician with Beaumont Hospital-Royal; Christina Moenart, student nurse extern, University of Michigan; Stacey L. Smith, intelligence research specialist, Department of Homeland Security Immigration & Customs Enforcement; Herto Lusho, distribution operation planning and design intern, DTE Energy and Emily Scrimger, architectural intern/co-op, Detroit Collaborative Design Center at UDM.

The University’s Cooperative Education program was established in 1911 to give students a structured method of combining classroom-based education with practical work experience in their designated field. A cooperative education experience, commonly known as a "co-op", provides academic credit for structured job experience.

For more information about the event or the co-op program, contact the Career Education Center at 313-993-1017 or careerlink@udmercy.edu

02-10-2012
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, offering approximately 100 majors and programs in 60 academic fields. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, the University has three campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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In an effort to meet President Obama's 2020 goal to make the United States once again the country with the highest college attainment rate in the world, more than 40 practitioners, policy experts, researchers and higher education administrators were selected to participate in a one-day education symposium on Jan. 30 in Washington, D.C. University of Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi participated in the event. Dr. Garibaldi was chosen for his years of research on the topic and implementing academic support and retention programs.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arnie Duncan convened the educators with many of the nation's leading researchers and policy experts to identify evidence-based best practices that work to increase college completion in America. Duncan addressed the symposium, challenging participants to think creatively about ways to substantially boost college completion.

Sessions highlighted ways to support students' achievement through accelerated programs, learning communities and bridge programs as well as through advising, coaching and mentoring. The symposium also focused on affordable and innovative ways to promote college completion for all citizens.

01-30-2012
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, offering approximately 100 majors and programs in 60 academic fields. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, the University has three campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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12-01-lutztrue1370877242734palmerscAuto Executive Robert Lutz discusses “Car Guys vs. Bean Counters”Auto Executive Robert Lutz discusses “Car Guys vs. Bean Counters”/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2012/files/12-01-lutzpalmersc1322862945885palmersc1328561699023

Robert Lutz, former vice chairman of General Motors in North America will discuss his latest book, "Car Guys vs. Bean Counters" on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the newly renovated Chemistry Building on the McNichols Campus.

For almost 50 years, Lutz has become one of the most experienced and high-profile auto executives in the world, leaving his mark on Ford, Chrysler, BMW and most recently GM, where he reinvigorated its previously undistinguished vehicle lineup. He is responsible for both the bold design and performance engineering of vehicles such as the Pontiac Solstice, Cadillac CTS, the re-designed Chevrolet Malibu, and the Dodge Viper.

Known as Detroit’s "ultimate car guy," he always had the passion to make his automobiles the best in the world, with unparalleled styling, performance, quality, and technical excellence. Lutz has championed the ascendancy of designers and engineers over the industry’s bean counters and MBAs, whom he feels bear much of the responsibility for Detroit’s downfall.

At GM, he was the dominant force behind the renaissance of fresh, bold designs and performance engineering in US cars such as the Pontiac Solstice, Cadillac CTS, the re-designed Chevrolet Malibu, and the Dodge Viper.

He is currently head of the consulting firm Lutz Communications, chairman of The New Common School Foundation, a member of the board of trustees for the U.S. Marine Corps University Foundation, and vice chairman of the board of trustees for the Marine Military Academy in Harlingen, Texas.

Lutz received a bachelor's degree in Production Management in 1961 followed by an MBA with a concentration in Marketing with highest honors in 1962, both from UC Berkeley; he earned the latter when he was flying in the Marine Corps Reserves and supporting two of four young daughters by selling vacuum cleaners in Walnut Creek, California. He also received an honorary Doctorate of Law from Boston University in 1985, and an honorary degree of Doctor of Management from Kettering University in 2003. He is a trustee of the Marine Corps University Foundation and the Marine Military Academy.

The lecture is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by UDM's College of Business Administration, College of Engineering & Science and the College of Liberal Arts & Education.

Make your reservations for this event at http://community.udmercy.edu. For questions, call 313-993-1540 or e-mail udmgrad@udmercy.edu.

01-18-2012
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, offering approximately 100 majors and programs in 60 academic fields. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, the University has three campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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01-04-scholartrue1370877242734palmerscScholarship established in memory of Sam Logan, Michigan Chronicle PublisherScholarship established in memory of Sam Logan, Michigan Chronicle Publisher/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2012/files/01-04-scholarpalmersc1325704811295palmersc1328561877927

The family of Samuel (Sam) Logan has created a scholarship in his name at University of Detroit Mercy. He graduated from the University’s College of Business Administration in 1973.

Logan served as publisher of the Michigan Chronicle for 40 years and was co-owner of Real Times, the parent company of the Chronicle and FrontPage, Chicago Defender, New Pittsburgh Courier and Memphis Tri-State Defender newspapers.

Named Publisher of the Year three times by the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), he was also inducted in the Hall of Fames of Joe Louis Arena, Cobo Hall, Junior Achievement, the International Institute Foundation, and most recently, UDM’s College of Business Hall of Honor.

The Samuel Logan Scholarship at UDM will afford students with limited financial resources to attend the institution that he personally felt so strongly about. Diane Taylor, one of Logan’s daughters, also graduated from UDM with a degree from the College of Health Professions. Taylor explained, “He was extremely proud of his education here and showed his ring proudly to everyone.”

Donations to the Samuel Logan Scholarship can be sent to: University of Detroit Mercy, c/o Anita-Joyce Barnes, 4001 W. McNichols Rd., Detroit, MI 48221-3038 or by contacting her at barnesaj@udmercy.edu or 313-993-1250.

01-04-2012
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, offering approximately 100 majors and programs in 60 academic fields. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, the University has three campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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01-04-cestrue1370877242734palmerscUDM College of Engineering & Science part of Kern Family Foundation GrantUDM College of Engineering & Science part of Kern Family Foundation Grant/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2012/files/01-04-cespalmersc1325705550318palmersc1335972668497

University of Detroit Mercy will be part of a three-year, $2.4 million grant from the Kern Family Foundation to develop ways to educate engineers to contribute to the entrepreneurial cultures of their companies.

"We all know the term 'entrepreneur,' but we want to develop 'intra-preneurs' as well," University of Dayton Innovation Center Director Ken Bloemer said. "While entrepreneurs create their own companies, an intra-preneur works within the framework of an existing company as a change agent driving business growth."

UDM has teamed with Baylor University, University of Dayton and Villanova University, and their industry partners, to build a curriculum that will help students better understand intrapreneurship and provide hands-on opportunities to put the practice in place. Possible courses include an in-depth study of intra-preneurship, innovation in a corporate context, a seminar series, an intra-preneurship-focused opportunity evaluation and a venture-planning course and workshop.

The end goal is to form a Helping Hands Dense Network, which will change the culture in the way engineers are educated and create practicing engineering graduates who are technically competent, and innovative and business savvy.

"The Kern Family Foundation is eager to support this joint initiative of four prestigious universities that desire to work together to change engineering education for the benefit of their engineering students," said Dr. Timothy J. Kriewall, program director for the Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network (KEEN) "Their graduates will be effective team players who will be entrepreneurially minded and who will be able to deploy technology to benefit people around the world."

The Kern Family Foundation chose UDM and their partner institutions because they are "best-in-class in project-based learning in engineering innovation education."

“Our future engineers are graduating and working to make our world a better place, said College of Engineering & Science Dean Leo Hanifin. “We not only want to teach our students to be competent engineers, we imbue them with the confidence, the mindset and the passion to become change agents.”

Since 1911, the UDM College of Engineering and Science has awarded more than 13,000 engineering degrees in 17 different undergraduate and graduate programs.

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, offering approximately 100 majors and programs in 60 academic fields. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, the University has three campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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01-10-boyletrue1370877242734palmerscFr. Greg Boyle, S.J. Visits UDM to Speak on “Hope, Healing and Gang Violence”Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J. Visits UDM to Speak on “Hope, Healing and Gang Violence”/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2012/files/01-10-boylepalmersc1326227929520palmersc1328561853529

Fr. Gregory Boyle, S.J., founder and director of Homeboy Industries and an internationally recognized expert on gangs will discuss his experiences with Latino gangs in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ford Life Science Building, Room 113 on the McNichols Campus.

Twenty five years ago, operating with the slogan of "Nothing Stops a Bullet Like a Job", Boyle founded Homeboy Industries, a complex of businesses, including bakeries, catering services, silk screening, and tattoo removal, in which rival gang members work together and learn to treat each other with respect. He articulates a compassionate perspective and a profound spiritual vision as he tells stories, often with humor, about his years of working with young people in the gangs in Los Angeles. He is an entertaining, informative, and inspiring speaker.

Born in Los Angeles (one of eight children), Boyle worked in the family-owned dairy, loading milk trucks to earn his high school tuition.  An enduring memory of that youthful time is when “…these weathered old truckers would come up to me, put their arms around me and point at my father in the distance, on the loading dock, and say, ‘Your dad is a great man.’”  Lessons from that first job apply at Homeboy Industries today where employees come to change for themselves and their children.

Prior to 1986 he taught at Loyola High School and in Bolivia.  Appointed Pastor of Dolores Mission (Boyle Heights neighborhood) in Los Angeles, he served from 1986-1992. During 1993, he was a Chaplain at a Mexican Penal Colony and Folsom Prison, returning to LA and Dolores Mission in 1994. 

Homeboy Industries traces its roots to “Jobs For A Future” (JFF), created in 1988 by Boyle at Dolores Mission.  To address the escalating problems of gang-involved youth, he and the community developed an elementary school, day care program and sought legitimate employment for young people. 

In 1992, as a response to LA’s civil unrest, he launched the first Homeboy Bakery to create training, work experience, and opportunities for rival gang members to work side by side.  Today Homeboy Industries’ nonprofit social enterprises include Homeboy Bakery, Homeboy Diner, Homeboy Farmers Markets, Homeboy Silkscreen & Embroidery, Homeboy/Homegirl Merchandise, and Homegirl Café & Catering along with comprehensive free wrap-around services.

A nationally renowned speaker, he and several “homies” were featured speakers at the White House Conference on Youth in 2005 at the personal invitation of Mrs. George W. Bush.  In 1998 he was a California delegation member for President Clinton’s Summit on Children. 

Boyle serves on the National Gang Center Advisory Board (U.S. Department of Justice).  He is also a member of the Advisory Board for the Loyola Law School Center for Juvenile Law and Policy and previously served on the California Commission on Juvenile Justice, Crime and Delinquency Prevention. 

Boyle’s first book, Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion, was released on March 9, 2010, and named one of the Best Books of 2010 by Publishers Weekly and is the PEN USA 2011 Best Creative Nonfiction Book.  The 2010 Goodreads Choice Awards identified him as “Best Debut Author”.  

Homeboy Industries, now located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, is recognized as a national and international model for youth seeking to move beyond gangs and achieve a life of hope.

The lecture is free and open to the public. It is being sponsored by UDM's Catholic Studies Program as a part of UDM ‘s Martin Luther King, Jr. Week. For questions, call 313-993-1150.

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, offering approximately 100 majors and programs in 60 academic fields. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, the University has three campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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01-18-dentaltrue1370877242734palmerscUDM Dental School Presents "Give Kids a Smile"UDM Dental School Presents "Give Kids a Smile"/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2012/files/01-18-dentalpalmersc1326909945195palmersc1328561827775

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. 4 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in UDM's new Corktown Campus.

UDM Dental School will host the event; 4th year students of the dental program with our faculty supervising will put on the bulk care of the event. "Give Kids a Smile" program has been a success for the past decade.

"There are so many children in our area that have not seen a dentist," said Mert Aksu, dean of the School of Dentistry. "UDM's dental clinic provides care to the homeless, the elderly and AIDS patients, and this event reflects the University's mission to help others," he added.

"Give Kids A Smile" is a program designed for children, ages four through 16. After each screening, participants will take home a free oral health kit containing toothpaste, floss… and a big smile.

For more information, please call the UDM School of Dentistry at 313-494-6700. The school is located at 2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, of I-96, near downtown Detroit. Map & Directions

01-28-2012
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, offering approximately 100 majors and programs in 60 academic fields. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, the University has three campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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01-19-nauseamtrue1370877242734palmerscUDM Marketing Professor Hosts 26th Annual Super Bowl Ad NauseumUDM Marketing Professor Hosts 26th Annual Super Bowl Ad Nauseum/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2012/files/01-19-nauseampalmersc1326983463552palmersc1328631816357

Since 1985, University of Detroit Mercy Marketing Professor Michael Bernacchi has hosted his "Super Bowl Ad Nauseum," which discusses the effectiveness of the advertisements during the Super Bowl. The annual event was held Monday, February 6, 2012 at noon in the Student Center Ballroom on the McNichols Campus.

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Bernacchi tells his students to pay attention to the commercials during the Super Bowl, which is where the real game is being played. He explains how the Super Bowl is a huge moment for the advertising world, since a lot of business occurs during the commercial breaks. During the Ad Nauseum event, Bernacchi discusses advertising and what students should be aware of when watching the commercials.

In conjunction with his discussion, Bernacchi also teaches a variety of Marketing classes at UDM, and is co-founder of the web site, "America's Marketing High School," found at americasmarketinghighschool.org, with Paul Galbenski of Oakland County Schools and Immersive Engineering. Both Bernacchi and Galbenski developed marketing and advertising course work related to the Super Bowl for high school teachers to use throughout the nation, which can be found on the web site.

The Ad Nauseum event gets larger every year with more students interested in the concept of spending millions on ads for such a short period of time and if the ads are really effective. Mike Bernacchi states, "Students are talking about the game, why not have them learn about the business behind the messages". This year the Super bowl will spend close to $3 million for a 30 second advertisement spot.

A community service project has been added to the Ad Nauseum discussion this year. UDM is asking every teacher and student in attendance to "Tackle Hunger" by bringing 2-4 cans to the event. The items will be collected at the Ad Nauseam event, in the lobby of the ballroom from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. These items will be donated to Kids Against Hunger and distributed throughout Metro Detroit.

This year, students from Oakland Schools Technical Campus, Avondale High School, Hamtramck High School, Southfield Lathrup High School and Waterford Mott High School planned to attend the event. Those schools that are unable to attend were still be able to view the Super Bowl lecture on the program's web site and vote for the most effective ad spots.

UDM also offers competitive scholarships to prospective students pursuing their undergraduate degree in marketing or related fields. The America's Marketing High School Scholarship is valued up to $1,500 per year, per student.

Pizza, pop, and snacks were donated for the occasion courtesy of Pizza Papalis (of Southfield). The event was open to all UDM students, faculty and staff as well as all interested high school marketing and business classes.

Michael Bernacchi
Marketing Professor
University of Detroit Mercy


4001 West McNichols Road
Detroit, MI 48221
313-993-1116 (office)


mbernacchi@americasmarketinghighschool.org

Check out Bernacchi’s three 2012 Suber Bowl newsletters at: http://business.udmercy.edu/mike-roscope/archive/

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For more information on the Ad Nauseum event, contact UDM Media Director Gary D. Lichtman at 313-993-1254 – gary.lichtman@udmercy.edu.

MEDIA: Media are always welcome to cover this yearly event.

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, offering approximately 100 majors and programs in 60 academic fields. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, the University has three campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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01-27-theatretrue1370877242734palmerscUDM Theatre Company unleashes "Dogman's Last Stand"UDM Theatre Company unleashes "Dogman's Last Stand"/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2012/files/01-27-theatrepalmersc1327678630209palmersc1328887150024

The 'dog bites paperboy' scenario is merely a starting point for the UDM Theatre Company production of Rick Cleveland's Dogman's Last Stand.  Running for six performances, February 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, and 12 at the Marygrove Theatre (8425 W McNichols Rd, Detroit, MI),  Dogman’s Last Stand flays the concept of preconceived notions and invites us to consider that everything is not as it appears.

Living in a mid-western steel town, Dogman Thompson (Joel Mitchell) is a laid off factory worker with a murky past, who must defend the honor of his canine companion after a run-in with a local punk and paperboy. Set in a gritty town with even grittier characters, Dogman’s Last Stand is the accumulation of an afternoon of suspense, reflection and revelation.  Centered on Dogman’s front porch, he waits and wonders with his friends about the fate of his accused canine, John Wayne. Written by Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning writer Rick Cleveland, Dogman’s Last Stand contains intense adult language and is only appropriate for individuals over the age of 16.

Associate guest artist Joel Mitchell is making his second appearance with the Theatre Company as Dogman Thompson in Dogman’s Last Stand.   Mitchell earned his BFA in Theater Performance from Wayne State University and was recently featured in the Theatre Company’s performance of Williams Shakespeare’s The Tempest as Caliban.  He has been seen on stage in Oh Hell! with the Abreact Theatre and as Mervyn in A Behanding in Spokane with Breathe Art Theatre Project.  Mitchell received a  Wilde Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Comedy for his portrayal of Nissim in Christmas on Mars with Who Wants Cake? at the Ringwald Theatre and is a recipient of The Kisicki Award for Ensemble Acting presented by the Detroit Free Press.  Other favorite roles include:  Bradley in Buried Child at the Planet Ant, Pa Ubu in The Ubu Variations at the Zeitgeist Theatre, Joe in Killer Joe with Who Wants Cake?, Nicky Giblin in The Seafarer at Performance Network, and The Great Zabaugh in Zabaugh’s Follies at The Hastings Street Ballroom. 

Rick Cleveland is best known for his Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning writing for television on “The West Wing,” “Six Feet Under,” “Nurse Jackie.” Cleveland is a graduate of the Playwrights Workshop at the University of Iowa, a founding member of Chicago’s American theater company and is listed as a visiting Artist at Carthage College in Kenosha, WI.

Dogman’s Last Stand features numerous associate guests artists including Joel Mitchell (Hamtramck, MI) as Dogman Thompson, Joel Frazee (Ferndale, MI) as Weller and Travis Reiff (Detroit, MI) as Decker.  UDM faculty member and member of Actor’s Equity, Dr. Arthur J. Beer will be featured as Harry.   Theatre Company students featured are Chris Jakob (Detroit, MI) as Wally, Autumn Thiellesen (Ferndale, MI) as Leahy and Char’Tavia Mushatt (Detroit, MI) as Pam.  Director by David L. Regal (Hamtramck, MI), the production team is rounded out by stage manager Tim Schumack (Detroit, MI), costume and scenic designer Melinda Pacha (Royal Oak, MI), lighting designer Mark Choinski (Dearborn, MI) and management and marketing director Greg Grobis (Detroit, MI).

The Theatre Company at University of Detroit Mercy continues its mission of providing the Metro Detroit community with thoughtful, high-quality and professional productions.  The Theatre Company offers students of the Performing Arts Department the rare opportunity to work on and off stage with theatre professionals.  Annually, the Theatre Company spends 30% of its overall budget on professional associate guest artists and directors.  By working with professional directors and associate guest artists, students are encouraged to work at a high level, producing rapid growth throughout their undergraduate education.  For more information on becoming a student or an associate guest artist, please contact Greg Grobis at 313-993-3273.

Dogman’s Last Stand opens on February 3 and runs six performances through February 12, 2012.  The Theatre Company’s performances are held on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. at the Marygrove Theatre on the campus of Marygrove College, 8425 W. McNichols Rd.  Adult admission is $18.  Student admission is $9.  Group tickets are available for parties of 10 or more at $13 per ticket for adults and $7 for students.  Please note a $3.00 service fee per order for non-subscribers.  No service fees will be charged to students.

The UDM box office is open from noon to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday and will move to the Marygrove theatre for performances and will open one hour prior to curtain.  For tickets, call the theatre box office at 313-993-3270 or reserve your tickets online at http://theatre.udmercy.edu.
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UDM Law Purchases Historic Firehouse to Serve as New Home for 10 Clinics in Detroit - University of Detroit Mercy School of Law finalized the purchase of a historic Detroit firehouse today, which after fully renovated, will serve as the new home for its renowned clinical program.  The School plans to open the new facility in December 2012 in conjunction with two significant milestones:  the 100th anniversary of the School’s founding, and the 47th anniversary of its first Urban Law Clinic.

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The two-story facility will provide more than 6,000 square feet of space for the School’s ten legal aid clinics in downtown Detroit. Last year, UDM clinics represented 1,450 clients. In 2012, there are now ten clinics representing clients: Urban Clinic, Immigration, Mortgage Foreclosure, Veterans/Project SALUTE, Veterans Appellate, Criminal Trial, Criminal Appellate, Juvenile Appellate, Youth Justice, and Mediation Clinic.

UDM’s School of Law is the only law school in the nation to have a mobile law office that travels through Michigan and the nation, assisting veterans through Project SALUTE.

The facility is conveniently located on Larned Street, a half block from UDM’s Riverfront Campus, housing the School’s Dowling Hall. The building underwent a massive renovation that culminated in a rededication ceremony in November of 2011.

Funding for the purchase of the property, as well as the upcoming extensive renovation of the building, comes from a principal gift made by UDM alumnus Anthony A. Asher, managing partner of the law firm of Sullivan, Ward, Asher, & Patton, P.C., based in Southfield, Michigan.  Anthony Asher made the gift in memory of his brother, George J. Asher.

As the eldest child of Syrian Catholic immigrants in Detroit, George Asher became head of a large household at age 16 when both of his parents died.  Anthony, then 10 years old, looked to George as his surrogate father, and he was humbled by the sacrifices that George made for him and their siblings.

George Asher had to quit high school in order to support his family.  He earned his General Education Development degree (G.E.D.) and became a highly successful non-lawyer union negotiator for a local law firm.  At the urging of the attorneys at the firm, he completed high school and began law school at the University of Detroit in the evening program.  George died tragically in 1963 as a result of complications from hemophilia, while Anthony was a first-year law student and George was just months shy of graduating from the School of Law.  Anthony continued his studies with George’s inspiration spurring him towards success.  He went on to become the leader of one of metro-Detroit’s premier law firms.

In recognition of Anthony’s gift and the tremendous spirit and dedication of his brother, UDM will name the clinical program in the new building the George J. Asher Law Clinic Center.

Additional support for the purchase and renovation of the building came from the heirs of Walter Buhl Ford III, who were the immediate past owners of the building, and the McGregor Fund.  The building will be known as Walter Buhl Ford III Hall.  The School is in the midst of a campaign to garner additional funds for the renovation and operation of the Center.

The firehouse was built in the early-1900s and served as the base for the Detroit Fire Department’s Engine 2 for many years.  Although the building was used for many other purposes after it was sold by DFD, its historic character was preserved through spiral staircases, exterior red fire doors, and a lookout tower.  UDM Law will enhance this historic theme in its design plans. 

The interior of the facility has been cleared, leaving a blank canvas for the School’s architects.  After interviewing the School’s clinical faculty, staff, and students for countless hours, they have developed a sound plan to transform the building into a state-of-the-art legal aid and education facility.  Mindful of the need to be environmentally responsible and energy efficient, the School will seek LEED certification for the Center.

“Service is one of the pillars of University of Detroit Mercy’s mission, and for 47 years UDM’s School of Law clinics have made a significant impact on the lives of many individuals in this community and across the country,” said UDM President Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D. “And, as a result of this new facility, more pro bono legal services will be able to be provided through the clinics due to the generosity of donors, many of whom are dedicated UDM alumni,” he added.  

“The entire School of Law community is thrilled that we will finally have an excellent facility to house one of the oldest and best clinical programs in the country,” said UDM Law Dean Lloyd A. Semple.  “We are grateful to Anthony Asher, the children of Walter Buhl Ford III, the McGregor Fund, and others for providing the resources to undertake this wonderful project.”  

Commenting on the new facility, the director of the clinical program, C. Michael Bryce, stated, “The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law is committed to students learning how to be lawyers by giving assistance to the less fortunate.  Since 1965, clinic students have been assisting in many areas of the law with significant results.  Today, UDM Law has ten clinics and, with the addition of this wonderful legacy building, even greater assistance will be provided to the community.”

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For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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Detroit’s electrical utility infrastructure faces daunting challenges and opportunities. In our city, the   demographics, economy, and technology surrounding energy are vastly changing and we are constantly looking to find new ways of delivering electricity that is efficient, effective, environmentally responsible, and ethical.

University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Engineering & Science, School of Architecture and DTE Energy are hosting a symposium of “Electric Detroit,” to discuss these important issues on Wednesday, February 8, 2012, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the Chemistry Building Lecture Hall on UDM’s McNichols Campus.

The evening’s keynote speaker is Steven Kurmas, president and chief operating officer of Detroit Edison, one of three major business units of DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE), a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide.  Kurmas is responsible for power generation, fuel supply, electric distribution, customer service, marketing activities and assorted support functions.

To discuss this technology from an ethical perspective, Kurmas will be joined by Gerald Cavanagh, S.J., D.B.A, Charles T. Fisher Professor of Business Ethics, University of Detroit Mercy. He is a world-renowned scholar of business ethics and author of the widely used textbook on the topic: American Business Values: A Global Perspective.

Kurmas previously served as executive vice president of fossil generation at Detroit Edison, responsible for the operation of the company’s fossil-fueled electric power plants.  He joined Michigan Consolidated Gas Company (MichCon) in 1979 and held various engineering and construction leadership posts before being named vice president, gas supply in 1995. Over the next several years, he held senior management positions in gas supply, transmission, and storage and gas operations. 

At the time of the merger of DTE Energy and MCN Energy in 2001, Kurmas served as president and chief executive officer of MCN Energy’s midstream & supply and senior vice president of MichCon supply services.  Kurmas was named Detroit Edison’s senior vice president, electric operations and customer service in 2003. A licensed engineer, Kurmas earned bachelors of science and masters degrees in Chemical Engineering from Wayne State University.

Kurmas currently serves as a Board Member of the Engineering Society of Detroit, the Director of Gas Technology Institute, Midwest Energy Association, Wayne State Board of Visitors, the Michigan State Chamber of Commerce and YMCA Southeast Michigan. Kurmas serves on the board of directors of the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, Michigan State Chamber of Commerce and YMCA Southeast Michigan.  He is also treasurer and past president of the board of directors of the Engineering Society of

Detroit.  He currently serves as treasurer for the Michigan Economic Development Foundation, and in 2011 was elected as a director to both NextEnergy and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).   

Fr. Gerald Cavanagh, a world-renowned scholar of business ethics, he has written over 40 research articles and five books on the topic. Currently teaching, he was Academic Vice President and Provost and Interim Dean at the College of Business Administration UDM and the Gasson Chair at Boston College, the Dirksen Chair of Business Ethics at Santa Clara University. 

Cavanagh holds a B.S. in engineering from Case Western and graduate degrees in philosophy and education at St. Louis University, theology from Loyola -Chicago) and a doctorate in management from Michigan State. He chaired the Social Issues Division of the Academy of Management, and the All-Academy of Management Task Force on Ethics and he has served on the board of trustees of Fordham, Santa Clara, Holy Cross, John Carroll, Xavier, Loyola University of New Orleans and the University of Detroit Mercy. 

This lecture is free and open to the public. Please register at community.udmercy.edu/electricdetroit to reserve your seat for the evening. Visit www.udmercy.edu/about/campus/locations or call 313-993-1540 for map/directions.

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For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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University of Detroit Mercy will host a "High School Visit Day" on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2011 in the Student Center Fountain Lounge on the McNichols Campus, 4001 W. McNichols Rd., Detroit.

The University's Visit Day is an opportune time for high school juniors and seniors to meet one-on-one with advisors who represent more than 60 academic programs offered at UDM. Information on how to finance a UDM education will be available along with on-site admission which is offered to those interested in an undergraduate degree.

To make a reservation, or for more information, call the UDM Admissions Office at 313-993-1245, toll-free at 1-800-635-5020, or e-mail admissions.events@udmercy.edu.

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For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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University of Detroit Mercy Board of Trustees recently elected two new members to the board: Mary Ann Dillon, RSM, Ph.D.; Mercy Health Systems, and Linda Werthman, RSM., Ph.D; Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas.

Mary Ann Dillon, RSM, Ph.D. is the senior vice-president of Mission and Sponsorship for Mercy Health System of Southeastern PA.  From 1997-2010, she was president of Mount Aloysius College in Penn. and previously, assistant professor of philosophy and religion at Saint Francis University in Illinois from 1990-1997.

Also on the Board of Trustees of Gwynedd-Mercy College, Misericordia University, and Salve Regina University, she serves on the Board of Advisors for Xavier University and the finance council of the Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown.

Dillon received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Misericordia University and a Masters of Art in Theology from the University of St. Michael's College, University of Toronto. She earned a Ph.D. in Systematic/Moral Theology and a graduate certificate in health care ethics from Duquesne University.

Linda Werthman, RSM, Ph.D. was most recently on the Institute Leadership Team for the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, for the Detroit region, from 2005-2011. From 1998-2005 she was president of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, in the Detroit Regional Community. In 1991, she was appointed the an associate vice president of academic affairs at the University of Detroit Mercy as liaison with the College of Health Professions, College of Education and Human Services and School of Dentistry with direct responsibility for Continuing Studies and the Urban Health Education Center until 1998.and was associate provost & dean of Continuing Studies at the University of Detroit Mercy from 1991-1994.

A member of the Catholic Health Ministries and Trinity Health Board, she is also a member of Mercy Housing and Mercy Loan Fund and the National Association of Social Workers. Werthman was honored with the Sears-Roebuck Foundation Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award in 1991 from Mercy College of Detroit and received a Leadership Award from the Mercy High Education Colloquium in 1995.

She received her bachelor of arts degrees in history and her elementary education certification from Mercy College of Detroit. She earned her M.S.W in the school of social work from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. in applied social sciences from Case Western Reserve University.

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For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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02-21-dottrue1370877242734palmerscUDM and Eight Universities Win $3.49 Million Grant from U.S. Department of TransportationUDM and Eight Universities Win $3.49 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Transportation/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2012/files/02-21-dotpalmersc1329843438508palmersc1330095581543

Mineta National Transit Research Consortium join efforts to improve transit.

University of Detroit Mercy and eight other leading university transportation centers, operating as the Mineta National Transit Research Consortium (MNTRC), have begun operating under a $3.49 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The funds, which will be used for research, education, and other projects that help improve public transit, are distributed through DOT’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA). The federal grant will be matched with funds from local Departments of Transportation and other sources.

The nine MNTRC universities include:

  • Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) at San Jose State University (SJSU), San Jose CA (lead institute for the consortium;
  • Four members of the Michigan-Ohio University Transportation Center (MIOH), led by the University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit MI; with Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green OH; Grand Valley State University, Allendale MI; and University of Toledo, Toledo OH
  • Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) and the Intelligent Cyberphysical Systems Center (ICS) at Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ
  • Howard University Transportation Safety Data and Research Center (HUTRC) at Howard University, Washington DC
  • Nevada University Transportation Center (NUTC) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas NV
  • Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute’s Bus Research and Testing Center (BRTC) at Penn State University, University Park PA

“We all are honored that the Mineta National Transit Research Consortium was given this award,” said Rod Diridon, Sr., executive director of MTI. “The need to support mass transit in America has never been more profound. Americans must set an example for the rest of the world by reducing highway congestion in metropolitan areas, combating our deficit balance of trade away from oil imports, and combating climate change.”

Representing the four universities of MIOH, director and UDM College of Engineering & Science Dean Leo Hanifin, Ph.D., was equally enthusiastic about the grant. “The MNTRC members have conducted timely and exceedingly important academic research and the University of Detroit Mercy and the other three members of the Michigan Ohio University Transportation Center are honored to join this exceptional group.  At the University of Detroit Mercy, we will build upon our past work to investigate the ways in which effective regional transit systems are developed, and apply the resulting knowledge to enable such systems in our region of Southeastern Michigan and other urban areas across the nation.”

Besides research, the MNTRC universities will continue to offer a variety of education and workforce development programs, including multi-disciplinary and more traditional undergraduate, masters, and doctoral-level degree programs. The educational opportunities presented by the consortium primarily will span the managerial, policy, and more technical aspects of transit. Educational programs also will continue to be offered to young people in primary, middle, and high school, including a “TRANSIT Camp” at the University of Detroit Mercy for Detroit area students

ABOUT THE MINETA NATIONAL TRANSIT RESEARCH CONSORTIUM

The Mineta National Transit Research Consortium (MNTRC) conducts research, education, and information and technology transfer, focusing on transportation policy, technology, and management issues, especially as they relate to transit. MNTRC was established in 2011 as part of SAFETEA-LU legislation authorized by Congress. Six of the Consortium’s nine university transportation centers were originally authorized under ISTEA in 1991, TEA-21 in 1998, and/or SAFETEA-LU in 2006. The MNTRC has been funded by Congress through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), by individual state departments of transportation, and by other public and private grants and donations.

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For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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02-15-clasatrue1370877242734palmerscCLASA presents Dr. Estrella TorrezCLASA presents Dr. Estrella Torrez/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2012/files/02-15-clasapalmersc1329850239984palmersc1329851606425The Carney Latin American Solidarity Archive and the Hispanic American Student Association at University of Detroit Mercy will be hosting Dr. Estrella Torrez on Friday, February 17th at 7 p.m. The lecture will be held in the Student Center/ Fountain Lounge on the McNichols Campus

Dr. Estrella Torrez is an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University and directs the Indigenous Youth Empowerment Program, a program that serves to empower native youths. Torrez will share her adventures and experiences to help better understand the struggles throughout the Latino community. The stories she will share are important for the community survival and empowerment of the Latino Americans.

Torrez' lecture will focus on her academic career and how her migrant working experiences helped her to get where she is today. Speaking on the fields of sociology, education and ethic studies, she hopes that her lecture will inspire one to find their own intellectual home that maps community-based knowledge onto a Latino education. At the conclusion of her talk, Latino youth will perform a traditional Indigenous dance from Mesoamerica.

Torrez has been through a lot in her childhood, she worked along side her parents and grandparents in the fields at age 12. With a strong interest in politics and her heritage, she worked for the Office of Migrant Education in Washington, D.C. and has led many study abroad programs and Latino focused seminars.

The professor received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education at Western Michigan University and continued onto the University of New Mexico, earning her masters with dual concentrations in Early Childhood Multicultural Education and Bilingual Education. Torrez received her PhD in Educational Thought and Sociocultural Studies with a concentration in Bilingual Education, also from the University of New Mexico.

Torrez is working on forming bilingual/bicultural programs for high schools in the Lansing school district and with the Michigan State Universities College Assistance Migrant program. She is currently working on  research that focus' solely on rural America, Native Education, and writing auto ethnographies of the experiences of women.

This is a free event and is open to the public. For more information, please contact CLASA Director Dr. Gail Presbey at (313) 993-1124 or presbegm@udmerc.edu
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, offering approximately 100 majors and programs in 60 academic fields. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, the University has three campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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At this time of the year, many college students are searching for the right bikini or Speedo and traveling to a hot sandy beach for their spring break after grueling months of class. While some might be living the "life of leisure," a select group of students at University of Detroit Mercy will spend their vacations in a non-traditional way, by taking part in the University Ministry's 23rd annual Alternative Spring Break (ASB).

From March 3 - March 10, 31 people will be participating in several volunteer opportunities across the country, including trips to Washington, D.C.; Nogales, Arizona; New Orleans, Louisiana; Salem, West Virginia, Chicago, Illinois and back home in Detroit.

Participation in the University’s Alternative Spring Break gives college students a chance to reflect on how they can make a difference in the lives of others. ASB participants exemplify the Jesuit education goal, being "men and women for others" and the Mercy tradition of "compassionate service to those in need," both part of UDM’s mission as an institution of learning.

UDM's ASB 2012 will travel to six different cities, and students will post messages to the Alternative Sprint Break blog each evening to share their daily experiences:

  • Washington D.C. – Hunger and Homelessness Issues
    Five UDM representatives will be working with various local D.C. agencies that reach out to the homeless population. They will also connect with the Campus Kitchen Project that started in the area and now has a program operating on UDM’s campus.  In the city that houses our nation’s capitol there are still a large number of homeless men and women and our students will make a difference in several different ways.
  • Nogales, Arizona – Border Issues
    Five UDM representatives will be traveling to the United States and Mexican borders.  Through experiences and immersion, UDM students will better understand how people are treated at the border, assisting the Kino Border Initiative, a Jesuit-sponsored ministry for immigrants and people at the border crossing. 
  • New Orleans   - Rebuilding New Orleans
    Six years after Katrina and the recent Deepwater Horizon disaster, the environment around New Orleans has been hit hard and still faces challenges.  This year, six representatives from UDM will be working on a different kind of rebuilding. They will help rebuild wetlands with the Bayou Rebirth program as well as meet others who were affected by Katrina in 2005.
  • Chicago – Urban Poverty
    This year, five UDM representatives will return to the “Back of the Yards" neighborhood in Chicago’s southwest side to help the community.  The students assist PORT Ministries during the week and learning about the immigrant neighborhood’s rich and deep history.
  • Salem, West Virginia—Rural Poverty
    Six UDM representatives are headed to Appalachia to work on the Nazareth Farm, a Catholic community in rural West Virginia that transforms lives through a service-retreat experience. At the Farm, students will help with home repairs, reach out to the area’s mountain community and talk with those in the community. Participants will also be immersed in the Appalachian culture and learn about environmental sustainability and living simply. 
  • Detroit – Immigration
    This year, three students will better understand the immigration issues through immersion and service at Freedom House in southwest Detroit. Freedom House is a temporary home for survivors of persecution from around the world seeking legal shelter in the U.S. and Canada.  Students will be also work at ACCESS in Dearborn.

This is the second year UDM’s University Ministry has added the Detroit location to the ASB program, as students volunteer on local projects throughout the year as part of the University’s mission. "Because UDM is an urban university, it is important to promote the city of Detroit whenever possible," David Nantais, director of the department explained. "Detroit is a city rich with ethnic and racial diversity, a multi-faceted history and tens of thousands of committed citizens working to change things for the better. It is very inspiring and we believe our students should see these aspects as often as possible. Many college students don’t know Detroit really well, and the Detroit ASB trip can help open them up to the community,” he added.

Alternative Spring Break is sponsored and organized by University Ministry at the University of Detroit Mercy. For more information or to donate to the University’s Alternative Spring Break, visit the department’s blog page: http://blogs.udmercy.edu/asb/, the UDM Ministry website or contact the office at 313-993-1560.

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For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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Do you want to create
…. a car that cannot get into an accident with another car?
… the next generation of unmanned aircrafts?
… a smart prosthetic for the disabled that can be controlled by the human brain?
… a robot that does a complicated surgery at a remote location?

Beginning this fall, University of Detroit Mercy will offer Michigan’s first joint bachelor's degree in Robotics and Mechatronic Systems Engineering. The program will focus on the knowledge and skills necessary to design new and “intelligent” systems/products that should make our lives a little bit easier.

The Robotics and Mechatronic Systems Engineering program will teach students how to integrate mechanization and control with sensing, actuation, and computation to best achieve improved product quality and performance. Such intelligent systems include not only robots, but also modern intelligent automobiles, airplanes, defense systems, assisting devices, and a wide variety of other systems such as appliances, games and entertainment systems.

“We are very excited to offer this new program that is directly in synch with the future of engineered products,” said UDM Dean of the College of Engineering & Science Leo E. Hanifin. “Tremendous growth is projected for service, defense and manufacturing jobs in the robotics field.  When you consider the broader area of mechatronic systems, our graduates will have the choice of developing nearly all types of products, from smart cars to game systems.”

Through this degree program, students will develop a strong understanding of the principles of engineering and control systems in a synergistic framework. In addition, they will build strong teamwork and communication skills to solve complex problems across disciplinary boundaries. In establishing innovative approaches and an entrepreneurial mindset, students will also design, develop and implement intelligent-engineered products and processes to solve challenging technological problems or meet specific human needs effectively using a variety of innovation methods.

Dean Johnson, president, Global Integrated Resources Corporation, a Detroit-based strategic planning business, explained, "The demand for mechatronics talent in our region has already exceeded the current supply of skilled engineers. This demand will continue to grow, leading to a need to expand our region's associated talent development capacity.”

In addition to being a program with a growing job market, the UDM program has received the support of the National Science Foundation in all critical elements of this curriculum. The program also offers a full-year of paid industrial experience that is integrated within the 4-year program, along with automatic consideration given for 4-year full or partial tuition scholarships. Master’s degree option is available with only one additional year.

To learn about UDM’s undergraduate degree in Robotics and Mechatronics Systems Engineering, please call UDM’s Admissions Office at 313-993-1245 or 800-635-5020 or visit the program’s website at http://eng-sci.udmercy.edu/eengr/undergraduate.html. To apply online, visit www.udmercy.edu/admissions/. For more information on the FIRST scholarship, visit http://www.usfirst.org/scholarshipsearch.aspx.

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For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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03-08-theatretrue1370877242734palmerscUDM Theatre: Autobahn rides shotgun through five intimate journeys03-05-Levine/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2012/files/03-08-theatrepalmersc1331219999658palmersc1332424926400

Closing the UDM Theatre Company’s 41st season is a collaborative production of Detroit native Neil LaBute’s Autobahn. Partnering with University of Detroit Mercy’s Architecture program and the Digital Media Design program, the Theatre Company’s production of Autobahn will be performed in the Warren Loranger Exhibition Space in the Loranger Architecture building on the campus of the University of Detroit Mercy (4001 W Mc Nichols Detroit, MI 28221). With limited seating capacity of 124 seats, Autobahn will be directed by David L. Regal and Andrew Huff and will run six performances; March 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 and April 1, 2012.

Autobahn is a play cycle made up of a collection of intensely personal conversations that take place within the confines of a vehicle. The intimate exchanges presented in Autobahn are portrayed from a “front seat” point of view, which travels through topics of addiction, adultery, paranoia and more. Full of rich, compelling and sometimes uncomfortable dialogue, this play offers a glimpse into what may be the last of our private frontiers; the sanctity of our own cars.

Autobahn’s ‘Bench Seat’ features UDM students Michelle Renaud and Chris Jakob as a young couple in a discussion about the future of their relationship. ‘Funny’ looks at the anything but funny subject of rehab and addiction, played by UDM student Charky Mushat and associate guest artist Karen Minard. UDM Student Autumn Thiellesen and associate guest artist Ron Hilliard trek across country under disturbing circumstances in ‘Road Trip’. ‘Merge’ features associate guest artist Karen Minard and associate guest artist Brak Little as a husband who picks up his wife from a business trip that defies explanation. In the story ‘Autobahn’, associate guest artist Crystal Brock frets over loss and disappointment while associate guest artist Brak Little drives the pair home.

Playwright Neil Labute was born in Detroit and raised in Spokane, Washington. He studied at Brigham Young University and was honored as one of the “most promising undergraduate playwrights” at the BYU theater department’s annual awards. LaBute also did graduate work at the University of Kansas, New York University, and the Royal Academy of London. His writing career has included work for both film and stage, most notably the film ‘In the Company of Men’ which won the Sundance Filmmaker’s trophy and his play ‘reasons to be pretty,’ which was nominated for three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Play.

The Theatre Company at University of Detroit Mercy continues its mission of providing metro Detroit with thoughtful, high-quality and professional productions. The Theatre Company offers students of the Performing Arts Department the rare opportunity to work on and off stage with theatre professionals. Annually, the Theatre Company spends 30% of its overall budget on professional associate guest artists and directors. By working with professional directors and associate guest artists, students are encouraged to work at a high level, producing rapid growth throughout their undergraduate education. For more information on becoming a student or an associate guest artist, please contact Greg Grobis at 313-993-3273.

Autobahn opens on March 23rd and runs six performances through April 1st, 2012. The Theatre Company’s performances of Autobahn will be held on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. on the campus of the University of Detroit Mercy, 4001 W Mc Nichols Detroit, MI 28221 in the Warren Loranger Exhibition Space of the Loranger Architecture building. Adult admission is $18. Student admission is $9. Group tickets are available for parties of 10 or more at $13 per ticket for adults and $5 for students. Please note a $3.00 service fee per order for non-subscribers. No service fees will be charged to students.

Box Office hours of operation are noon through 5:00 p.m.., Tuesday through Friday. The Box Office will move to the Warren Loranger Exhibition Space in the Lorarnger Architecture Building for performances and open 45 minutes prior to curtain. For tickets, call the theatre box office at 313-993-3270 or reserve your tickets online at http://theatre.udmercy.edu

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For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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03-14-cbatrue1370877242734palmerscYahoo! VP Mark Ellis ’90 Returns to UDM for Business Administration's Alumni Week03-05-Levine/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2012/files/03-14-cbapalmersc1331754824390palmersc1331755456545

University of Detroit Mercy's College of Business Administration will sponsor its 14th Annual Alumni Week on March 21-25, 2011.  Many prominent UDM business alumni are scheduled to visit classes and discuss their experiences in the business world with current UDM students.

This year's featured keynote speaker is Mark Ellis ’90, Vice President of Marketing, North American Field Sales for Yahoo! on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at noon in the Commerce and Finance Building on the McNichols Campus.  He's returning to his alma mater to discuss how Yahoo! has become one of the largest websites in America, attracting more than half a billion consumers every month in more than 30 languages.

Ellis leads the company’s display and search sales efforts, with a particular focus on growing revenue and share with Fortune 500 customers. He also oversees product sales, content sales and training.

Previously, he was the executive vice president, North American sales at AOL, where he oversaw national sales, mid-market sales, account management, strategy and sales operations. Prior to AOL, he led corporate and digital sales at IMG, a sports marketing firm, and served as vice president of sales at Quokka Sports. Earlier, Ellis held a variety of executive-level positions at Time Inc., including publisher for New Media and publishing director for Sports Illustrated.

He began his career in Detroit working on automotive business for ad agency Kenyon & Eckhardt and was co-founder and treasurer of 313 Digital, and a member of the Advisory Board for IAB Media Measurement. Ellis is a former board member of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and the Adcraft Club of Detroit, and a former member of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) Hall of Achievement judging panel.

Ellis received a bachelor’s degree from Notre Dame University and an MBA from the University of Detroit Mercy College of Business Administration.

Other alumni participants include:

Anthony Albers ’84
IT Support Manager
Ford Motor Company

John Bowker ’59
Retired Counselor

David Bozynski ’76
VP & Treasurer
Federal Mogul Corp.

Wafa Bunney MBA ’95
Manager
Ford Motor Company

Edward Cherney ’63
Chairman
Technology Investment Partners

Robert Check ’69
President
Check Corp.

John Donnelly MBA ’78
Managing Dir.
Donnelly, Penman & Partners

Robert Egan MBA ’73
VP North America
Federal Mogul Corp.

Ronald Elder ’78
Controller, Global Ser. & Parts
Chrysler Foundation

Mark Ellis
MBA ’90
VP North American Sales
Yahoo

Sharif Farhat MBA ’00
Urban Science

Kenneth Gonzalez ’02
VP, IT
Tyco Electrical & Metal Parts

Daniel Hamann ’85
HR Manager
Doeren Mayhew

Lenora Hardy-Foster ’88
Executive Director/CFO
Southwest Solutions

Gerald Hepp ’58
CEO
Gnosis Praxis, Ltd.

Judy A. Kelly ’86
Client Dir. Public Sector
IBM Corp.

Thomas Kenny ’89
Seizert Capital Partners

Alger LaHood MBA ’73
Owner
LaHood Reality

Ronald Loch ’83
SSRA
Federal Bureau of Investigation

William Lubaway ’64
President
Lubaway, Masten & Co., Ltd.

Wes Meier MBA ’10
Technology Risk Advisory
Deloitte & Touche

Jean Paul Meutcheho MBA ’98
Purchasing Strategist
Ford Motor Co.

Jeffrey Moore MBA ’82
Commercial Loan Officer
TCF Bank

Bruno Olvera ’11
Purchasing & Supplier Quality
Chrysler Corp.

Bryan Powrozek MBA’10

Gary Priestap MBA ’98
Owner
Priestap Financial LLC

David Strachan ’80
Finance
Chrysler Corporation

James Rembacki ’71
Assistant VP, Treasury Management
TCF Bank

Feras Shammami ’97
Vice President
J.P. Morgan Chase Bank

Bradley Simmons ’79
Dir., Office of the Chairman
Ford Motor Co.

John Sofia MBA ’93
VP
American Axel & Mfg. Inc.

Mark Stasa ’80
Attorney
Kerr, Russell & Weber PLC

Joseph Walsh ’69
Consultant
Ford Motor Co.


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For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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03-21-opentrue1370877242734palmerscUDM Transfer and Graduate Student Open HouseUDM Transfer and Graduate Student Open House/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2012/files/03-21-openpalmersc1332335634013palmersc1332335824114

University of Detroit Mercy will host a Transfer/Graduate Open House on Wednesday, March 21 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Student Center Fountain Lounge, 4001 W. McNichols Road, Detroit. Students will be given the opportunity to meet with University advisers representing over 60 academic programs, have their questions answered about the University and academic life as well as financial aid.

On-site admission will be offered to students seeking an undergraduate degree. Students interested in on-site admission will need to complete an application for admission prior to the event at www.udmercy.edu/apply and bring student copies of transcripts from all schools previously attended.

To make a reservation, or for more information concerning the open house, call UDM Admissions at 313-993-1245, toll-free at 1-800-635-5020, or e-mail admissions.events@udmercy.edu.

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For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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03-21-lawtrue1370877242734palmerscUDM School of Law to Host 10th Annual AuctionUDM School of Law to Host 10th Annual Auction/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2012/files/03-21-lawpalmersc1332335867730palmersc1333551914854

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law will hold its 10th Annual Voice for Justice Auction, on April 14, 2012 from 6:30-11:00 p.m. at the Detroit Golf Club.

This year’s event will include live and silent auctions, hors d’oeuvres, desserts and live entertainment. The auction will include more than 200 items including gift certificates, gift baskets, sports memorabilia, electronics and sports/concert tickets.

Proceeds from the “Voice for Justice” Auction will fund the UDM Law “Voice for Justice” Public Interest Fellowship Program, which provides summer fellowship opportunities for students in the public interest sector. These fellowships expand UDM Law's longstanding tradition of service to the community. Students selected to receive the 2012 fellowships will spend approximately eight weeks as a summer intern for non-profit organizations, serving or advocating for the poor, disadvantaged, marginalized or underrepresented of society. 

The cost to attend the Auction is $50 pre-event ($60 at the door) and $25 for students ($30 at the door).  Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.law.udmercy.edu/vfjauction/, or by calling Assistant Dean of Alumni Relations Denise Hickey at (313) 596-0202.

For more information about the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, visit: http://lawschool.udmercy.edu. if you have questions about the auction, go to: http://lawschool.udmercy.edu/index.php/auction-home/.

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For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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University of Detroit Mercy will host an open house at the Macomb University Center on Thursday, April 19, 2012 from 4:30-7 p.m. The University offers bachelor and master’s degree programs at Macomb University Center, 44575 Garfield Road in Clinton Township.

UDM program staff will be available to meet with students and aid in program planning. Students who choose to attend programs offered at Macomb’s University Center have access to Macomb Community College’s services and facilities.

For more information, go to http://www.udmercy.edu/learn/colleges-schools/macomb-uc/index.htm, or contact Donna Gormely, UC Coordinator at 586-263-6232 or gormeldm@udmercy.edu.

UDM programs at Macomb University Center:

Liberal Arts & Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Addiction Studies

Economics

  • Bachelor of Arts with a major in Financial Economics
  • Master of Arts in Financial Economics
  • Master of Arts in Economics 

Health Professions

  • Bachelor of Science with a major in Health Services Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Completion Cohort Program
  • Master of Science in Nursing with a Major in Health Systems Management
  • Master of Science in Health Services Administration
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For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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Karl A. Gschneidner, Jr., one of the world’s foremost authorities on rare earth science, will discuss lanthanide metals and how they work in our everyday life on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 5:15 p.m. at the University of Detroit Mercy McNichols Campus, Chemistry Lecture Hall, Room #114.

As the Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Iowa State University and a Senior Metallurgist of the Ames Laboratory, U. S. Department of Energy, Gschneidner was the founding director of the Rare-Earth Information Center from 1966 to 1996.

With more than 490 papers in peer-reviewed journals and 15 patents (plus 11 pending), he retired in 2011 as the senior editor of the 41-volume series of the “Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of Rare Earths.”

Gschneidner holds a Bachelor of Science from University of Detroit and a Ph.D. from Iowa State University. He was named University of Detroit Mercy's Science Alumnus of the Year in 2000.

The talk is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Mark Benvenuto, professor of Chemistry, and chairman of the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department at 313-993-1184 or benvenma@udmercy.edu.

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04-03-honortrue1370877242734palmerscUDM Receives President’s Honor Roll for its commitment to serviceUDM Receives President’s Honor Roll for its commitment to service/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2012/files/04-03-honorpalmersc1333549719652palmersc1333561661399University of Detroit Mercy has been named to the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll (2012), the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. The announcement was made at the American Council on Education’s 94th Annual Meeting Ahead of the Curve on March 12, 2012, in Los Angeles, CA.

Launched in 2006, the Honor Roll annually highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful, measurable outcomes in the communities they serve.

“Honor Roll schools such as University of Detroit Mercy should be proud of their work to elevate the role of service-learning on their campuses,” said Eduardo Ochoa, the U.S. Department of Education's assistant secretary for postsecondary education. Galvanizing their students to become involved in projects that address pressing concerns and enrich their academic experience has a lasting impact – both in the communities in which they work and on their own sense of purpose as citizens of the world. I hope we'll see more and more colleges and universities following their lead.”

Ochoa will be congratulating the University personally as he will be the University’s keynote speaker at the McNichols Campus commencement on May 12, 2012 in Calihan Hall.

Volunteering is common practice at the institution and as part of UDM's celebration of the inauguration of President Antoine M. Garibaldi, UDM employees and students have been invited to participate in additional community engagement activities on April 7-15 at various not-for-profit agencies in metro Detroit.

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For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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04-12-inaugurationtrue1370877242734palmerscUniversity of Detroit Mercy Inaugurates 25th President


University of Detroit Mercy Inaugurates 25th President


/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2012/files/04-12-inaugurationpalmersc1334243235126palmersc1335280316713DETROIT -- In a ceremony filled with tradition harkening back to the year of the University’s founding in 1877, Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D. was inaugurated as the 25th president of University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) on Friday, April 13 in Calihan Hall on the McNichols Campus. Delegates from more than 65 colleges and universities around the country, civic officials, business leaders, faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends were on campus to mark the special occasion as he was formally installed as president.

An inauguration Mass celebrated by Archbishop Allen Vigneron took place prior to the ceremony at Gesu Church,
17180 Oak Street, Detroit at 10:30 a.m. Gesu Church is located across from the McNichols Campus. A luncheon on the McNichols Campus was held at noon prior to the 1:45 p.m. installation ceremony

Unlike U.S. presidential inaugurations, which typically occur on the first day in office, college and universities often wait until the president has been in office for several months before holding their ceremonies — giving the new president time to become more familiar with the university and its many constituencies and to develop a vision for the institution.

The inauguration ceremony provided an opportunity to reflect on University of Detroit Mercy’s strong history and affirm UDM’s commitment to academic excellence and social justice in our community.

Nationally recognized for his more than 35 years of teaching, scholarly work and administrative experience in education as well as the federal government, Dr. Garibaldi also holds the rank of tenured Professor of Education. He is a Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the American Educational Research Association and the author of 11 books and 85 research articles and chapters.

Prior to his appointment at University of Detroit Mercy, Garibaldi was the sixth President of Gannon University in Erie, Pa. During his nine and a half years as president of Gannon from July 2001 to December 2010, Gannon achieved significant gains in enrollment, fundraising, facilities, regional and national academic reputation, and more.

Before joining Gannon, Dr. Garibaldi was a Senior Fellow in the Office of the Vice President for Collaborations and Corporate Secretary at the Educational Testing Service in 2000-01; he served as the first Provost and Chief Academic Officer at Howard University and as a tenured Professor in the School of Education between 1996 and 2000; and, between 1982 and 1996, he served successively as Chairman of the Education Department, Dean of Arts and Sciences, and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Xavier University of Louisiana. Between 1977 and 1982, he was a federal government administrator and researcher at the U.S. Department of Education’s National Institute of Education, where he was also a staff member of the National Commission on Excellence in Education, which produced the landmark report, “A Nation at Risk.”

A native of New Orleans, La., Dr. Garibaldi earned his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the 
University of Minnesota in 1976 and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Howard 
University in 1973. His research interests focus on educational achievement and attainment 
in schools, African-American males, teacher education, and the growing gender and racial 
disparities in education.

For more information, please go to the Inauguration website at http://www.udmercy.edu/inauguration/.

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For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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03-14-slidetrue1370877242734palmerscCollege of Engineering & Science Hosted 80th Annual Slide Rule DinnerCollege of Engineering & Science Hosted 80th Annual Slide Rule Dinner/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2012/files/03-14-slidepalmersc1335211577680palmersc1335212152326University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Engineering & Science hosted the 80th annual Slide Rule Dinner on Saturday March 31, 2012 at 6 p.m. The event will was held at the Detroit Cobo Conference Center, Riverview Room. Alumnae William W. Wales, Raymond W. Ruddon, and UDM faculty R. Gerard Albright, Ph.D. and Arthur C. Haman were honored.

William W. Wales is Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Dow AgroScience LLC., an international agricultural products subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company (Dow). He leads legal professionals in the United States and a network legal staff throughout the globe on regulatory and other legal matters affecting a dynamic multinational corporation. Prior to joining Dow, Wales was a research engineer at Ford Motor Company where he worked on advanced powertrain systems. In his spare time, he is on the board of Noble of Indiana, an organization that works with people with disabilities and a volunteer with the St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry. Wales is active in his parish, St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church and serves on UDM’s College of Engineering and Science as a member of its Board of Advisors. Wales earned his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and Master of Engineering from the University of Detroit in 1972 and 1973 respectively. He received his Juris Doctorate law degree from Detroit College of Law in 1979.

Raymond W. Ruddon is a professor of pharmacology and senior associate dean for research and graduate studies at the University of Michigan. He first joined the University of Michigan as an instructor of pharmacology in 1964 and was promoted to assistant professor in 1967, associate professor in 1969, and professor in 1974. From 1986-90, he was associate director for basic science research at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, and from 1988-90, he also held the title of Maurice H. Seevers Professor of Pharmacology. Dr. Ruddon has also taught at the University of Nebraska (1990) and worked as the corporate director for science and technology at Johnson & Johnson. Ruddon received his Bachelors in Chemistry from the University in 1958 and went on to receive his Ph.D. and M.D degrees from the University of Michigan in 1964 and 1967.

Dr. R. Gerard Albright joined the University of Detroit in 1960 and has served as Chair of the Biology Department and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and many other key faculty leadership positions. He has been the principal anatomy educator at the University for over half a century, but it is his integration of the intellectual, spiritual, social, and ethical development of his students that has had the most profound impact on School. Lauded by hundreds of graduates as a key factor in their success in graduate and professional studies and professional practices and in their lives, Albright is the model of Jesuit education: a nurturing mentor, a scholar, an effective and challenging teacher, and someone who demands the best effort because he knows that doing so will bring out the best in the student. His commitment to volunteer service includes his parish, St. Andrew in Rochester Hills, where he is active as a Eucharistic Minister and has served on the Parish Council, Worship Commission and renovation planning board. He has received the Jesuit Magis Award for his exemplary service to the University of Detroit Mercy and humankind. Haman received three degrees from University of Detroit. Both Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA.

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For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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04-24-commencementtrue1370877242734palmersc2012 Commencement Ceremonies set for May 11-132012 Commencement Ceremonies set for May 11-13/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2012/files/04-24-commencementpalmersc1335278439300whitenjg1336410973948University of Detroit Mercy will hold its annual commencement ceremony for undergraduate and graduate students on Saturday, May 12, at 1:30 p.m. in Calihan Hall on the McNichols Campus. UDM School of Law will hold commencement on Friday, May 11 at 5 p.m. and UDM School of Dentistry will hold commencement on Sunday, May 13 at 10:30 a.m. The Law and Dental ceremonies will also be held in Calihan Hall. The University will graduate a total of 1,540 students during its three commencement ceremonies.

UNDERGRADUATE/GRADUATE

At the annual undergraduate/graduate commencement, the University will honor valedictorians, Social Work Graduate Maria Ibarra-Frayre (of Detroit) and English Graduate Susan Kalkstein (New Kensington, PA). Both valedictorians are from the College of Liberal Arts & Education and will be addressing the audience at Saturday’s ceremony.

CommencementThe keynote speaker and honorary degree recipient for this year's McNichols Campus commencement is Eduardo M. Ochoa, Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education.  Appointed to the position in 2010 by President Barack Obama, he serves as the secretary's chief advisor on higher-education issues and administers more than 60 programs, totaling nearly $3 billion annually, that are designed to provide financial assistance to eligible students enrolled in postsecondary institutions.

"We are honored to have Dr. Ochoa as our 2012 commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient," said UDM President Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D. "Because of his many years of higher education leadership experience, the U.S. Department of Education and we are fortunate to have Secretary Ochoa working diligently to expand access and make a college education affordable for all students."

The U.S. Dept. of Postsecondary Education supports higher education facilities and programs through financial support to eligible institutions, recruits and prepares disadvantaged students for successful completion of college, promotes the study of foreign languages and international affairs, and supports international educational research and exchange activities.

Prior to joining the department, Ochoa served for seven years as the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Sonoma State University, part of the California State University system. He earned his bachelor's degree in physics, with a minor in philosophy, from Reed College in 1973. He completed his master's in nuclear science and engineering at Columbia University in New York . He also obtained his Ph.D. in economics from the New School for Social Research.

SCHOOL OF LAW

CommencementOn Friday, May 11, the keynote speaker for the School of Law commencement is retired Judge James L. Ryan, a former Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge.  Ryan, a UDM alumnus, received his bachelor  of laws degree in 1956 from University of Detroit and in 1992 he earned a bachelor’s degree from University of Detroit Mercy.  He served for 25 years on the U.S. Court of Appeals and prior to that for 10 years as judge on the Michigan Supreme Court and nine years as a Wayne County Circuit Court judge.  He also served as Captain Judge Advocate in the United States Navy Reserves from 1957 to 1992 and as a private practice attorney from 1960 to 1966.

SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY

CommencementOn Sunday, May 13, the School of Dentistry commencement keynote speaker is Thomas J. Veryser, D.D.S., M.H.S.A., and Chief Executive Officer of Michigan Community Dental Clinics.  A 1970 alumnus of University of Detroit School of Dentistry, he has served for more than 20 years in private general practice before completing a Master in Health Services Administration at the University of Michigan. Since then Veryser has been highly involved in dental and medical healthcare consulting, working on projects to empower groups of physicians and dentists in dealing effectively with the changing healthcare marketplace, and developing dental benefit plans.

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, offering approximately 100 majors and programs in 60 academic fields. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, the University has three campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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04-20-granttrue1370877242734palmerscMcAuley Health Center Receives Grant from Metro Health FoundationMcAuley Health Center Receives Grant from Metro Health Foundation/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2012/files/04-20-grantpalmersc1335279549322palmersc1335280076911Asthma is the most common chronic lung disease in children and adolescents in the United States, affecting more than 22 million people. The prevalence of asthma is highest among African American children below the poverty level.

Through a $10,000 grant from the Metro Health Foundation, the McAuley Health Center (MHC) will be able to better improve asthma management in Detroit  by purchasing much needed equipment and materials to assist health professionals to help screen, diagnose and treat more children in the city with asthma.

This important grant will allow McAuley Health Center to screen children at risk or with asthma, treating acute asthma symptoms and implementing an asthma action plan that will empower the child to more effectively manage their asthma.

University of Detroit Mercy Nursing Professor Carla Groh is excited to be able to help more children with Metro Health Foundation’s assistance. “The McAuley Health Center (MHC) is excited about the opportunity to provide more comprehensive asthma care to our pediatric patients, she explained.  “With the increasing prevalence of childhood asthma, effective screening, diagnosis, and symptom management is important for achieving better health outcomes and improving quality of life. Funding for this project supports the mission of the MHC which is to provide high quality primary health care and health promotion services to the Metro Detroit community, Groh added.  

This project is being coordinated at the Conner MHC site and will partner with the Joy Southfield Health ad Education Center for the screening and treatment of children 5 to 21 years of age. Research has shown that there is a correlation between asthma, school performance and illness. By implementing this grant, MHC will help decrease the correlation between those factors. 

Short-term goals to be accomplished by receiving this grant would be to screen and treat 100 Detroit children at risk or with asthma during the funding period. A few long-term goals of MHC are decreasing hospitalizations due to asthma related symptoms, empowering children with asthma to want to manage it and be healthy, and reduce asthma that might continue on to adulthood.

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For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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05-02-farmtrue1370877242734palmerscUDM Law Hosts Urban Farming SymposiumUDM Law Hosts Urban Farming Symposium/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2012/files/05-02-farmpalmersc1335979184878palmersc1335979866698The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law is co-sponsoring with the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan the Second Annual Urban Farming Symposium on Friday, May 18, 2012, from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the School’s Riverfront Campus located at 651 East Jefferson Avenue in downtown Detroit. Professor Jacqueline Hand, a tenured professor at the School teaching Property Law and Environmental Law, is co-chairing the event with Gregory J. Gamalski (UDM Law, 1983), a partner in the Business Practice Group of Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, PC, in Troy, Michigan, and Paul Thursam, an associate at GMH.

The symposium is a discussion and examination of key urban issues, which must include urban agriculture and the re-purposing of Detroit.  Detroit is a laboratory where urban farming is fermenting, evolving, and growing.  The event is open to the public but will be directed toward the legal community and planning organizations.  It is intended to establish a reasoned framework for discussions about the legal and policy issues that should be considered by local units of government and citizens grappling with this dynamic concept.

Symposium speakers include Neil Hamilton of Drake University; Brad Deacon of the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development; Kathryn Colasanti of the Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems at MSU; and Melanie Duda, an expert in urban agriculture.

 

Neil Hamilton is a Professor of Law and Director of The Agricultural Law Center at Drake University.  As one of the nation’s leading authorities on the role of law in shaping agriculture and the food system, Prof. Hamilton has lectured throughout the United States and in 20 other countries.  He has taught agricultural law for 30 years and has written more than four dozen law review articles and several books on food and agricultural law issues.  Each year he is a visiting professor in the agricultural law graduate program at the University of Arkansas.

 

Brad Deacon is the Emergency Management and Administrative Law Coordinator for the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development.  Mr. Deacon has an undergraduate and a law degree from Michigan State University and studied business and economics at the University of the Saarland in Germany on a Fulbright grant.  He is the co-chair of the Michigan Food & Agriculture Protection and Defense Working Group, and he represents the Department on the Homeland Security Advisory Council, the Homeland Security Preparedness Committee, the Michigan Citizen-Community Emergency Response Coordinating Council, and the State Animal Response Team Board.

 

Kathryn Colasanti is a visiting specialist with the Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems at Michigan State University.  She has a master’s degree in community food and agriculture from MSU.  Before joining the Mott Group in 2007, she worked on an urban farm and with a community garden non-profit in Denver.  Ms. Colasanti is interested in local food systems, particularly in the urban context; food security and access; local food system planning; and urban agriculture.  She coordinates the Michigan Good Food Charter Development project and conducts research and outreach related to urban agriculture and local food systems with the group.

 

Melanie Duda is a third-year student at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and is graduating in May 2012.  She is a member of the Law Review and serves as a Symposium Editor.  Ms. Duda’s article, “Growing in the D:  Revising Current Laws to Promote a Model of Sustainable City Agriculture,” will be published in Volume 89 of the Law Review, forthcoming later in 2012.  She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Anthropology from Wayne State University, where much of the research she did as a graduate student fostered her interest in urban agriculture.

For additional information or to register for the May 18th Urban Farming Symposium, please see the link on the home page of the UDM Law web site at www.law.udmercy.edu.  Space is limited and reservations are required ($40 general admission and $10 additional fee for a guided walking tour of Detroit’s famed Eastern Market).

Contact:  Denise P. Hickey, Assistant Dean of Alumni Relations
Phone:  (313) 596-0202
E-mail:  hickeydp@udmercy.edu

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For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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On Tuesday, May 22, 2012 from 9 a.m. -1 p.m., University of Detroit Mercy will host one of 17 White House youth “town hall” style meetings being held on college campuses across the nation. The UDM event will be held in the Student Center, Fountain Lounge on the McNichols Campus.  The White House Young America series was established by the Obama Administration for young Americans to come together to discuss topics important to their generation.

UDM was chosen to host this Michigan event not only for their commitment in providing students with a quality higher education but for the University's promotion of social justice, their leadership role in the community and the compassion that exists to help persons in need. UDM students, staff and alumni aim to take an active role in strengthening Detroit through community outreach and partnership with like-minded organizations on projects such as this one.

The Detroit event is being sponsored by UDM’s Institution for Leadership and Service and the White House Office of Public Engagement in conjunction with the Millennium Momentum Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C. The program will feature conversations from Detroit-area students that are making a difference, student-facilitated small panel discussions and a Q & A session.

The White House has confirmed that its designee to attend the event will be Victoria McCullough of the White House Office of Public Engagement (OPE).  Prior to joining OPE, Victoria worked for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs Team at the Department of Homeland Security and the 2008 Obama campaign. Victoria graduated from Rhodes College and hails from Lewisburg, Tennessee, where she first learned a passion for community service. Also present will be Jason Seward of the Millennium Momentum Foundation and Samuel Ryan of the U.S. Department of Education.

The event is free of charge, but pre-event registration is required because space is limited. For more information, please contact Colleen Moore at moorec@udmercy.edu or 313-993-1047. To RSVP, please visit http://www.udmercy.edu/youngamerica/.

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Pamela Zarkowski appointed Provost and VP of Academic Affairs


/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2012/files/05-25-pampalmersc1337951193067palmersc1337951840004Pamela Zarkowski, J.D., M.P.H., has been named Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Detroit Mercy, effective immediately.

In this combined executive position, Zarkowski is the chief academic officer of the University and responsible for the administration of all academic departments and programs, and a member of the UDM President's Cabinet.

As a faculty member in the University’s School of Dentistry since 1978, she attained the rank of professor in 1994. She was appointed Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs in 2007 and was officially appointed Vice President of Academic Affairs in 2008. Prior to that position, Zarkowski was Executive Associate Dean of UDM's School of Dentistry from 2002-2007. She was also chairperson or director of three departments (1988-1997), associate dean for admissions and community relations (1992-1997) and associate dean for academic administration (1997-2002).

In the UDM School of Dentistry, she has continued to teach community dentistry and legal and ethical concepts to pre-doctoral, dental hygiene and graduate students. She has also conducted continuing dental education courses and published in the areas of community oral health and legal and ethical issues for dental professionals.

Zarkowski is former president of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and American Society for Dental Ethics (ASDE); former chairperson of the ADEA/Gies Foundation; and past president for the Society for Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (SELAM). She is also a faculty contributor to the annual ADEA Leadership Institute and Allied Leadership Institute programs and a senior consultant for the Academy for Academic Leadership.

She received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and a Master of Public Health in Dental Public Health and Teaching Certificate in Community Dentistry from University of Michigan. She earned a Juris Doctor from Wayne State University School of Law, where she served as an editor for the Wayne Law Review.

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For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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05-29-missiontrue1370877242734palmerscUDM graduate receives the Vivere ex Missione AwardUDM graduate receives the Vivere ex Missione Award/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2012/files/05-29-missionpalmersc1338302960646palmersc1338469575285At its May 12 Commencement ceremony, University of Detroit Mercy recognized one 2012 graduate with its Vivere ex Missione (to live out the mission) Award that is given to a graduating student who went outside the norm to live the UDM mission. David Dumais, who graduated with a bachelor's degree in the five-year accelerated Physician Assistant program, was selected for exemplifying and living out the mission of University of Detroit Mercy.

Commended for his intellectual, social, ethical and spiritual qualities, Dumais was also cited for his work as a leader and his involvement with the Detroit Hand Washing initiative. Upon receiving the Ford Community Corps Partnership Grant in 2011-2012, he organized the Detroit Hand Washing initiative, which enabled UDM physician assistant students to teach proper hand washing techniques and disease prevention to students through the grades of 5-8, in the Detroit public schools.

He was also recognized for his involvement in groups and organizations such as Alpha Epsilon Dental Biology Honors Fraternity, the Engineering and Science Student Council, Presidential Ambassadors, and UDM Orientation sessions, where he served as a student leader. Along with the Detroit Hand Washing initiative, Dumais also organized and participated in other volunteer projects. As a well-rounded student, Dumais had an outstanding academic record, and was elected class president of his program. Dumais chose to be in the medical field so he can attend to the sick and helpless because he wants to live the message of Jesus.

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For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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06-07-dentaltrue1370877242734palmerscUDM Dental Introduces Summer Enrichment ProgramUDM Dental Introduces Summer Enrichment Program/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2012/files/06-07-dentalpalmersc1339074788268palmersc1339076118077University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry is now offering a Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) for 10 college students from Michigan interested in the dental profession. Scheduled June 4 –15 at UDM’s dental campus near Corktown, the program will provide the students with exposure to the dental field while strengthening academic skills and preparing them for the Dental Admission Test (DAT). The goal of SEP is to provide educational experiences to assist individuals toward matriculation and graduation from dental school.

During the program, students will rotate through the dental clinic and pre-clinic areas. Program content includes oral health research workshops, gross anatomy observations, DAT preparation workshops, interviewing/application workshops, social and cultural competence workshops and multicultural and student/alumni forums. Financial aid and admission counseling will also be available to assist students in applying to dental school.

The free program is funded by a Michigan Area Health Education Center (AHEC) grant. SEP is targeted towards educationally and/or economically disadvantaged applicants.

For more information, visit http://dental.udmercy.edu/outreach/diversity/enrichment/index.htm or contact UDM Dental Director of Multicultural Affairs Deirdre Young, D.D.S., by email at youngdd@udmercy.edu

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For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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06-07-awardstrue1370877242734palmerscUDM receives Detroit American Chemical Society Awards UDM receives Detroit American Chemical Society Awards /www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2012/files/06-07-awardspalmersc1339075131334palmersc1339076147664Four University of Detroit Mercy Chemistry/Biochemistry faculty and staff members were recognized by the Detroit American Chemical Society (ACS) at its annual awards dinner, held June 7 at the Henry Hotel in Dearborn.

Associate Professor of Chemistry/Biochemistry Matt Mio received the 2012 Distinguished Service Award for his "long and meritorious service to the section."

Chemistry/Biochemistry Storeroom Manager Meghann Murray was recognized with the E. Ann Nalley 2012 Regional Award for Volunteer Service to ACS for ”contributing significantly to the goals and objectives of the Society through regional activities.”

The Salutes to Excellence awards were presented to Associate Professor of Chemistry/Biochemistry Liz Roberts-Kirchhoff for providing a chemistry clinic for the Girl Scouts of America of Metro Detroit for several years, and to Chemistry/Biochemistry Professor and Chair Mark Benvenuto for his work as chair of the Central Regional meeting of ACS.

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For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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08-07-engtrue1370877242734palmerscGary Kuleck named dean of the College of Engineering & ScienceKuleck named dean/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2012/files/08-07-engpalmersc1344430996707whitenjg1345730717646University of Detroit Mercy appointed Gary Kuleck, Ph.D., as the Dean of the College of Engineering & Science, effective August 17.

Kuleck joins the University community after three years as associate dean of Research, Graduate Studies and External Initiatives in the Seaver College of Science and Engineering at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Prior to the position, he served for 14 years as a teacher-scholar and professor in the Department of Biology at Loyola Marymount.

As professor, his research interests have ranged from basic research in plant physiology to the distribution of antibiotic resistance bacteria and their genes in coastal wetlands in Southern California.

Kuleck has also taken part in new educational initiatives in science with an emphasis on undergraduate early participation in bioinformatics research through programs such as the Genomics Education Partnership and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Science Education Alliance SEA Phages Program. He has published scholarly articles in both science and pedagogical journals in these areas.

As faculty member and associate dean, Kuleck was instrumental in developing the infrastructural components for science and engineering faculty and students participation and success in research, successfully attracting funding from the National Science Foundation, the William F. Keck Foundation and other private and public agencies. He oversaw the development of the MANE (Molecular, Analytical, Nano and Energy) Center for Laboratory Technology, and the Molecular Analysis and Imaging Laboratory (MIM Lab), sponsored by awards from the Air Force Office for Sponsored Research and the W.F. Keck Foundation, respectively. The Center provided cutting-edge spectroscopy, microscopy and molecular facilities for engineering and science faculty and students to pursue scholarly research and curriculum development.

He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and his Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of Pennsylvania after postdoctoral appointments at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), the principal in-house research agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Beltsville, Maryland and University of Maryland, College Park.

At UDM, Kuleck hopes to build on and extend the College’s success as it fulfills its mission to serve Detroit and national and global communities through the education of the next generation of engineers, scientists and mathematicians while advancing the discovery, application and dissemination of knowledge by faculty and students in the College.

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For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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08-14-cruisetrue1370877242734palmerscDetroit Titans Fan Fest at Woodward Dream Cruise Detroit Titans Fan Fest at Woodward Dream Cruise /www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2012/files/08-14-cruisepalmersc1344973454787palmersc1344973975432The 2012 Woodward Dream Cruise will be in Detroit on Saturday, August 18th and for a second-straight year the Detroit Titans will be right in the middle of the action. Fans are invited to stop by the “Detroit Titan Fan Experience” at 32060 Woodward Avenue (just south of Buddy's Pizza on the east side of Woodward).

In a collaborative effort with National Pastime Sports, Detroit Titan Athletics will provide fans with an interactive setup where you can test your sports skills, hang out with Titan coaches and student-athletes-- past and present-- and take in the sights and sounds of one of Southeast Michigan's most well-known events.

Fans and cruisers will be able to pick up giveaways throughout the event courtesy of Titan Athletics and refuel with Powerade as well as receive complimentary popcorn. Come see Tommy Titan and mingle with the Titan cheer and dance teams.

Schedule of Events

  • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - 2012 WNIT participants - Detroit Titans women's basketball team and coaching staff
  • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Detroit Titan track and field members
  • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. - Detroit Titans Dance Team (DT2)
  • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. - 2012 Horizon League Tournament Champions - Detroit Titans men's basketball representatives with members of the coaching staff
  • 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. - Preseason #1 Horizon League team -- Detroit Titans women's soccer members
  • 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. - Strength and Conditioning Session
  • 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. - Men's lacrosse members
  • 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. - Women's lacrosse members
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For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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08-22-theatretrue1370877242734palmerscTheatre Company Announces 42nd Season!Theatre Company Announces 42nd Season!/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2012/files/08-22-theatrepalmersc1345658000689palmersc1345668458251The Theatre Company at University of Detroit Mercy announces its 2012-2013 season. Continuing its primary commitment to bringing thoughtful, high-quality professional theatre to the Metro Detroit community for 42 years. The Theatre Company’s 42nd season will include None of the Above, The Empire Builders, Wings and A Cabaret of Theresa Rebeck’s Play.

None of the Above:
In which situation does affluent, high school senior Jamie, who bombed her first attempt at the SAT as a result of academic apathy become enlightened by a unsympathetic tutor named Clark resulting in an unusual pact between two unlikely partners in crime?

  • A snappy new comedy.
  • A Faustian bargain.
  • Direction by Arthur J. Beer.
  • A play by Jenny Lyn Bader.
  • None of the Above

None of the Above will run October 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 at the Marygrove Theatre.

The Empire Builders:
French novelist, composer, poet and playwright Boris Vian invites us to observe a world where the DuPont family allows fear of the unknown to overtake their human experience. Through a combination of pure anxiety, tense humor and unbridled aggression, Leon DuPont fears for his family’s life as he forces them to flee from an unseen terrifying threat. In a progression of mounting terror and the blackest of comedy, the family releases their frustration in a frightening hysterical fashion. Directed by Theater Company Alum Kate Peckham and featuring John Manfredi, The Empire Builders will run November 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 at the Marygrove Theatre.

Wings:
Arthur Kopit’s Wings explores the strange, terrifying and shattered world of Emily Stinson, who is suddenly faced with the desperate need to comprehend and make sense of her surroundings, her physical being and of her own mind. Emily must face the frustrating and deeply disturbing challenges of her new life as a stroke patient. Wings is an emotionally powerful experience; a magnificent adventure into the mind and a revelation of the strength and mystery of the human spirit. Directed by David L. Regal, Wings will run February 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 2013 at the Marygrove Theatre.

A Cabaret of Theresa Rebeck’s Plays:
Currently one of the hottest playwrights of our time, Theresa Rebeck’s work over the last decade has received Emmy and Pulitzer Prize nominations and has won Edgar Allen Poe and Writers Guild of America awards. The current executive writer on NBC’s SMASH, Ms. Rebeck’s works are swimming with intimate conversations centering on present day drama in family relationships. Directed by the faculty of The Theatre Company and featuring students and faculty, A Cabaret of Theresa Rebeck’s Plays will be full of drama and will offer the audience many humorous outlets on topics that affect us all. A Cabaret of Theresa Rebeck’s Plays will run April 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 in the Grounds Café in the lower level of the UDM Student Union Building.

The Theatre Company at University of Detroit Mercy continues its mission of providing the Metro Detroit community with thoughtful, high-quality and professional productions. The Theatre Company offers students of the Performing Arts Department the rare opportunity to work on and off stage with theatre professionals. By working with professional directors and associate guest artists, students are encouraged to work at a high level, producing rapid growth throughout their undergraduate education. For more information on becoming a student or an associate guest artist, please contact Greg Grobis at 313-993-3273.

Take advantage of the UDM Theatre Company’s best ticket offer and get season tickets to all four shows for only $50 for regular subscribers or $45 for discount subscribers (Seniors, Donors, Alumni, Detroit Residents and UDM and Marygrove Faculty and Staff), a savings of 40% off adult admission ticket prices. All processing fees will be waived for subscribers, saving you even more! Season tickets are now on sale through October 14. To request a copy of the subscription brochure, please sign up for the UDM Theatre Company e-newsletter at http://theatre.udmercy.edu or email at theatre@udmercy.edu.

Back by popular demand is the Student Flex Pass for any full-time student currently enrolled in high school, community college or university. The Student Flex Pass is $20 and gives students access to unlimited performances of all four shows, a savings of nearly 75% off regular adult ticket prices! A student picture ID is required to purchase a Student Flex Pass.

Individual ticket sales begin September 1, 2011. Admission to the 2012-2013 season will be $20 for adults and $17 for Seniors, Donors, Alumni, Detroit Residents and UDM and Marygrove Faculty and Staff. Student individual tickets are $10.

The Theatre Company’s performances of None of the Above, The Empire Builders and Wings will be at the Marygrove Theatre on the campus of Marygrove College, 8425 W. McNichols Rd. A Cabaret of Theresa Rebeck’s Plays will be performed in the Grounds Café in the lower level of the UDM Student Union Building on the UDM McNichols campus, 4001 W McNichols Rd, Detroit Mi 48221.

The UDM Theatre Company’s box office on non-performance days is located in Reno Hall room 43 on the University of Detroit Mercy campus. Hours of operation are noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. On performance days the box office will open 45 minutes prior to curtain. To subscribe, or for more information, call the theatre box office at (313) 993-3270, or reserve tickets online at theatre.udmercy.edu.

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For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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08-22-hannahtrue1370877242734palmerscDr. Mary Elizabeth Hannah Named Professor Emeritus Dr. Mary Elizabeth Hannah Named Professor Emeritus /www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2012/files/08-22-hannahpalmersc1345668481976palmersc1345669109990

University of Detroit Mercy honored Mary Elizabeth Hannah, professor of psychology and school specialist program director as professor emeritus at the 2012 President’s Convocation at Calihan Hall. The status of professor emeritus is conferred upon a retired full-time faculty member or librarian by the president of the University in recognition of distinguished teaching, faculty, scholarship or service to the University.

The former Psychology Clinic chair has taught courses at the University in consultation, social processes, and psychological testing for the past 34 years. She has completed considerable research on human attitudes towards disabilities and with sibling relationships. She has co-developed a scale on helping people within families.

The recently retired professor has served as secretary of the National Association of School Psychologists as well as delegate. A recipient of the Liberal Arts Faculty Excellence Award, Hannah also received a Presidential Award from the National Association of School Psychologist for service to the profession. She holds a B.A. degree from Sweet Briar College, a M.A. degree from Alfred University, and a Ph.D. degree from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. She joined the University in 1977.

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For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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08-30-lawtrue1370877242734palmerscUniversity of Detroit Mercy School of Law to Celebrate 100th Annual Red MassUniversity of Detroit Mercy School of Law to Celebrate 100th Annual Red Mass/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2012/files/08-30-lawpalmersc1346361532121palmersc1346948052986

Michigan Supreme Court Justice to lead Renewal of Lawyer’s Oath of  Commitment

The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law will host its 100th annual Red Mass on Tuesday, September 25, 2012, from 5 - 6 p.m. at Saints Peter and Paul Jesuit Church located at 629 E. Jefferson Avenue in downtown Detroit. The church is immediately adjacent to the School of Law Campus. 

UDM’s Red Mass is an occasion for judges, lawyers, and officials of all faiths to pray together for guidance at the beginning of the new judicial term and join in the Renewal of the Lawyer’s Oath of Commitment.  The Oath is recited by all new lawyers in the State of Michigan as a mandatory part of the swearing-in ceremonies.  Renewal of the Oath is a voluntary means of reaffirming the pledge made at the onset of a lawyer’s career.  This year’s Oath will be led by the Honorable Michael F. Cavanagh, Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court.  Cavanagh received a bachelor's degree from the University of Detroit in 1962 and his law degree from the University of Detroit School of Law in 1966.

The celebrant of the Mass will be Reverend Simon Hendry, S.J., Superior of the Jesuit Community at UDM and Director of the Catholic Studies Program.

The custom of a special religious ceremony for all members of the bench and bar at the opening of each term of the court arose principally in England, France, and Italy in the early 13th century.  A Mass was celebrated in honor of the Holy Spirit, for which red vestments were worn.  Hence, the celebration became known as the Red Mass.

University of Detroit Mercy’s annual Red Mass dates back to 1877, when Detroit College, as the University was then known, began its first year with a mass at Saints Peter and Paul Jesuit Church to ask the blessings of the Holy Spirit on the coming year’s work.  The School of Law continued the tradition when it opened in 1912, again hosting the Red Mass on behalf of the Archdiocese of Detroit at Saints Peter and Paul through the present.

Today, the Red Mass is attended by judges, lawyers, and officials of all faiths asking God to bless, strengthen, and enlighten our civic and religious leaders, all servants of the law and all people of faith, so that in cooperation and mutual trust we may more effectively achieve justice and freedom for all. For more information about the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, visit www.law.udmercy.edu.

For more event information, contact Denise Hickey, Assistant Dean of Alumni Relations at 313-596-0202 or by e-mail:  hickeydp@udmercy.edu

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For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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09-05-scholarstrue1370877242734palmerscUDM Michigan Scholars Endowment Fund Established to Help Michigan Students Attend CollegeUDM Michigan Scholars Endowment Fund Established to Help Michigan Students Attend College/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2012/files/09-05-scholarspalmersc1346942671759palmersc1349100911485

University of Detroit Mercy has established a Michigan Scholars Endowment Fund to increase the enrollment of academically talented Michigan high school graduates. Through the generosity of the Mary G. Stange Charitable Trust, which has pledged $1,000,000, UDM has begun to raise a match of $2 million for this newly created endowment scholarship fund.  This 2:1 challenge grant will match gifts of all sizes for this endowment.

Throughout its 135-year history, University of Detroit Mercy’s mission has always focused on students making a difference in their communities and our world,” said UDM President Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D. “With the support of the Stange Charitable Trust, we will be able to continue to keep more of our highly talented students in Michigan and obtain their bachelor’s degree from UDM.”

When the challenge has concluded, at least $3,000,000 will have been raised to provide significant scholarship support for a distinguished group of high school graduates to attend UDM.  The scholarship will be renewable annually. The challenge solicitation period began July 1, 2012 and will conclude on December 31, 2014.  University of Detroit Mercy’s focus on raising funds for scholarships and endowment gifts such as the Michigan Scholars Endowment Fund will be significant components of its upcoming comprehensive campaign.

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09-05-spirittrue1370877242734palmerscUDM Celebrate Spirit! … and Grand Opening of new Student Fitness Center UDM Celebrate Spirit! … and Grand Opening of new Student Fitness Center /www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2012/files/09-05-spiritpalmersc1346943174745palmersc1348259345601

Each year, University of Detroit Mercy faculty, staff and students gather in Calihan Hall for the annual "Celebrate Spirit!" event. This longstanding tradition is a symbol of the beginning of the new academic year for students, faculty and staff and will include a worship service for all faiths, picnic lunch, student organization fair and grand opening of the UDM Student Fitness Center.

The Mass of the Holy Spirit service will take place on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Calihan Hall, led by Rev. John Staudenmaier, S.J., director, Office of Mission and Identity.  Following the program, the University community will gather for the official grand opening of UDM’s new Fitness Center (east of the Engineering building) at 1:00 p.m. with tours inside, a student organization fair with games and activities around the Fisher Fountain and a picnic lunch sponsored by Chrysler Group LLC.

"Celebrate Spirit!" gathers the entire University community together to rededicate everyone to UDM's mission, to renew friendships, and to welcome new friends. The yearly event is part of a religious tradition that dates back to the great European universities in the Middle Ages who celebrated the new school year. 

As part of the prayer service, guest speaker Pediatric Emergency Physician Karen Schneider, RSM, M.D. will discuss her work at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore, MD. where she teaches and practices, but four times a year, in a unique partnership between her work as a medical professor, she takes pediatric residents to third-world countries.  As a Sister of Mercy for the past 29 years, she believes “Saving children’s lives is not just a job, it’s my life’s mission as a Catholic nun,” she said.

The grand opening of the 40,000 square-foot Fitness Center features a two-court gymnasium for recreation and intramural sports such as basketball, volleyball, badminton and floor hockey; an elevated three-lane track; a group exercise room; men's and women's locker rooms and restrooms; a lobby and student lounge; and a convenient pit stop with healthy snacks.


This event’s activities are open to the entire University of Detroit Mercy community. All are encouraged to attend and receive inspiration as we recommit ourselves to living the UDM Mission in the city of Detroit. For more information, please visit http://www.udmercy.edu/celebrate-spirit/.

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, offering approximately 100 majors and programs in 60 academic fields. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, the University has three campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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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 23rd annual “Safety Street.” The fun and safe “trick or treating” environment will be held on Friday, October 26 from 4-7 p.m. in the Student Center Fountain Lounge on the McNichols campus. Area school children are invited to the free event, but it is open to the public as well.

Over 400 neighborhood children from grades K-5th will attend “Safety Street” this year, dressed in their favorite costumes. UDM students in Halloween attire will distribute candy to the children and also offer free face painting during the event.

To prepare for the event, UDM students hold a Safety Street Façade Blowout Party, Oct 25. at 8 p.m. in the Fountain Lounge. Fraternities, sororities, and student groups participate in the fun evening; The School of Dentistry participates by giving out free toothbrushes, toothpaste and dental floss. The School of Architecture was the first to establish Safety Street for neighborhood children, but the event soon evolved to include the entire UDM community.

For more information regarding the event, contact Student Life at 313-578-0341.

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For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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09-21-ridetrue1370877242734palmerscThe 23rd Annual Midnight Bicycle Tour of DetroitThe 23rd Annual Midnight Bicycle Tour of Detroit/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2012/files/09-21-ridepalmersc1348235512097palmersc1348513811161

Over 200 University of Detroit Mercy students on bicycles are expected to participate in the 23rd annual Midnight Bicycle Tour of Detroit on Friday, September 21, 2012 at 9 p.m.

UDM students will begin in Parking Lot "A," north of Reno Hall on the McNichols Campus. Before the night is over, the 25-mile round trip excursion will include such sites as the Palmer Park/Palmer Woods areas, Indian Village, Greektown, the Cultural Center, Eastern Market, the Boston - Edison District and a north Woodward ride through downtown Detroit. Escorting the students will be members of UDM Public Safety Department.

The bike tour includes rest stops to point out places of interest and a hot dog break at midnight at Detroit's famous Lafayette Coney Island. The cyclists should return to campus around 1 a.m. on Saturday morning.

While UDM students can participate for free, non-UDM students can participate for $20 and all riders will receive the limited edition moisture wicking Bike Tour t-shirt. On-site registration begins promptly at 8 p.m.

"The bike ride has become one of our student’s favorite ways of kicking off the school year," said Alec Whitfield, assistant director of student life. "Each ride picks up more momentum from both faculty and students. This is an excellent opportunity for new students to see Detroit and even native Detroiters to see our city from an entirely different perspective, at night."

For more information or to rent a bicycle at no cost, contact the Student Life office at 313-993-1150, go to http://www.udmercy.edu/slo/ride/index.htm or e-mail programboard@udmercy.edu.

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For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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09-24-engtrue1370877242734palmerscU.S. News & World Report ranks UDM’s Engineering Undergraduate Program One of America’s Top 100 U.S. News & World Report ranks UDM’s Engineering Undergraduate Program One of America’s Top 100 /www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2012/files/09-24-engpalmersc1348513366810palmersc1348750264653

U.S.News & World Report has placed the University of Detroit Mercy College of Engineering & Science's (CES) undergraduate engineering program in the top 100 undergraduate engineering non-doctorate programs.  Through a combination of academic rigor, hands-on experience, and direct faculty student engagement, UDM engineering graduates are highly sought out by industry and graduate programs with over 95 percent placed within six months after graduating.

“Our engineering program has just celebrated 100 years of excellence in engineering education and this report affirms the high quality of our program and their value for our students,” says CES Dean Gary Kuleck.

“Our mandatory co-op program, one of the oldest in the country, along with a project-based approach to engineering education, has allowed us to graduate high-caliber students who go on to leadership positions in industry, academia and government.   The percentage of women and minorities in our program are also significantly higher than the national average.   We are proud of the achievements of all our alumni and want equally great things in the future for our current students.”

Since the first engineering class was offered on Oct. 2, 1911, the College has awarded more than 13,000 engineering degrees in 17 different undergraduate and graduate programs. Graduates have made significant contributions to their professions and to society. Many have risen to top positions at leading corporations, including serving as president at Ford Motor Company; as CEO at DTE Energy; and as vice presidents at Xerox, Lear, GE, Boeing and General Dynamics. Engineering graduates also made strides in the government and higher education, including four deans of engineering colleges.

Highlights of the 2013 engineering program will be published in the October issue of U.S.News & World Report. The U.S.News college rankings group more than 1,400 accredited four-year engineering programs based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and compares them based on a set of 15 widely accepted indicators of excellence.

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For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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09-24-theatretrue1370877242734palmerscThe SAT Brings Heartaches and Laughs in "None of the Above", UDM Theatre Company Season 42 Opening ProductionThe SAT Brings Heartaches and Laughs in "None of the Above", UDM Theatre Company Season 42 Opening Production/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2012/files/09-24-theatrepalmersc1348515869641palmersc1348516647817

The UDM Theatre Company announces the Michigan premiere of Jenny Lyn Bader’s None of the Above. The SAT brings heartaches and chuckles in this snappy new comedy which opens the Theatre Company’s 42nd theatrical season. Performed at the Marygrove Theatre (8425 W McNichols Rd, 48221), None of the Above will be performed October 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14, 2012. No last minute studying needed to enjoy this clever romantic evening of laughs at the theatre.

After failing her first attempt at the SAT’s due to total apathy on the subject, Jamie (Michelle Renaud) is cut off from the family funds. Her parents retaliate by setting the bar even higher for her second attempt. To show her just how serious they are, they hire Clark (Chris Jacob), an academic overachiever to tutor Jamie to a higher score. Jamie’s guile and resistance to conformity threatens to derail Clark’s efforts to accomplish what may be an impossible task. Should he fail to gain Jamie’s cooperation, he risks losing everything in the process. None of the Above is a play written by Harvard graduate and festival-headlining playwright Jenny Lyn Bader, and is directed by Dr. Arthur J. Beer.

Jenny Lyn Bader has written for nearly every medium available. Her works have taken the form of full-length plays, one acts, the New York Times, television and internet dramas. She is perhaps best known for her plays Mona Lisa Speaks, In Flight (2009 NCAA Festival Award Winner), and Manhattan Casanova (Edith Oliver Award Winner). Bader is a cofounder of Theatre 167, and currently serves as the Director of Artistic Development and Writer in Residence. Her works have been performed in 30 states and counting, and the Theatre Company’s None of the Above will be the first time it is performed in Michigan! Dr. Arthur J. Beer (Director) is currently in his 37th season with the UDM Theatre Company. He has won Best Actor, Best Director and Lifetime Achievement Awards from The Detroit Free Press, and numerous acting and directing awards from the Detroit News, The Oakland Press, Between the Lines, Pittsburg Press and others. He has won the Hopwood and Gesu playwriting awards and is playwright-in Residence at the Theatre Company, which has produced five of his original plays and adaptations, including Malice Aforethought: the Sweet Trials and its revival in the 2007 season. Art and his wife Mary Bremer, founded and have directed the Classic Theatre Study Abroad program in Greece for 25 years. He has directed more than 200 plays and has acted in a like number.

The Theatre Company at University of Detroit Mercy continues its mission of providing the Metro Detroit community with thoughtful, high-quality and professional productions. The Theatre Company offers students of the Performing Arts Department the rare opportunity to work on and off stage with theatre professionals. By working with professional directors and associate guest artists, students are encouraged to work at a high level, producing rapid growth throughout their undergraduate education. For more information on becoming a student or an associate guest artist, please contact Greg Grobis at 313-993-3273. Take advantage of the UDM Theatre Company’s best ticket offer and get season tickets to all four shows for only $50 for regular subscribers or $45 for discount subscribers (Seniors, Donors, Alumni, Detroit Residents and UDM and Marygrove Faculty and Staff), a savings of 40% off adult admission ticket prices. All processing fees will be waived for subscribers, saving even more! Season tickets are now on sale through October 14. To request a copy of the subscription brochure, please sign up for the UDM Theatre Company e-newsletter at http://theatre.udmercy.edu or email at theatre@udmercy.edu.

Back by popular demand is the Student Flex Pass for any full-time student currently enrolled in high school, community college or university. The Student Flex Pass is $20 and gives students access to unlimited performances of all four shows, a savings of nearly 75% off regular adult ticket prices! A student picture ID is required to purchase a Student Flex Pass.

Individual ticket sales are now on sale. Admission to the 2012-2013 season will be $20 for adults and $17 for Seniors, Donors, Alumni, Detroit Residents and UDM and Marygrove Faculty and Staff. Student individual tickets are $10. Group rates are available for parties of 10 or more by contact Lisa Rybak at 313-993-3270. The UDM Theatre Company’s box office on non-performance days is located in Reno Hall room 43 on the University of Detroit Mercy campus (4001 W McNichols Rd, 48221). Hours of operation are noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. On performance days the box office will open 45 minutes prior to curtain at the Marygrove Theatre (8425 W. McNichols Rd, 48221). To subscribe, or for more information, call the theatre box office at (313) 993-3270, or reserve tickets online at theatre.udmercy.edu.

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For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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09-27-toothtrue1370877242734palmerscUDM Dental and Children’s ToothFairy Foundation To Celebrate PartnershipUDM Dental and Children’s ToothFairy Foundation To Celebrate Partnership/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2012/files/09-27-toothpalmersc1348754920277palmersc1349204229532

The University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry and Clinic and the Children’s ToothFairy Foundation (CTFF), a 501c3 non-profit organization founded by WDIV Local 4 reporter, Paula Tutman will celebrate their collaboration at the UDM dental school tonight, Thursday, September 27 at 6 p.m. There will be a public reception at UDM’s Corktown campus, 2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Detroit.

More than 100 million Americans never go to the dentist because they cannot afford dental care. According to a recent study from the Kaiser Family Foundation, one in four children have untreated tooth decay, now the most common chronic illness among school-aged children. With the ToothFairy Foundation’s help, more than 400 children have received the dental care they needed this year but couldn't afford.

The UDM School of Dentistry and CTFF will continue to provide basic, emergency, comprehensive and preventative dental care to uninsured children.

“We’ve met a lot of children and placed dental care within their reach,” says Tutman. “Advanced students at the dental school need to provide patient care to graduate and thousands of uninsured children in this area need care. Through the foundation, dental and hygiene students are able to provide quality care under the supervision of their instructors while being indoctrinated into a system of responsibility to their community,” she added.

Tonight’s ribbon cutting event is open to the public. For more information on ToothFairy Foundation, visit http://childrenstoothfairyfoundation.org or call 248-855-4227.

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For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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University of Detroit Mercy will host a “High School Visit Day” on Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 9 - noon in the Student Center Fountain Lounge on the McNichols campus, 4001 W. McNichols, Detroit.   

UDM’s Visit Day is an opportune time for high school juniors and seniors to meet one-on-one with advisors that represent the 60 plus academic programs offered.  Information on how to finance a UDM education will be available along with on-site admission, which is offered to those interested in an undergraduate degree.

To make a reservation, or for more information concerning the open house, call the UDM Admissions Office at 313-993-1245, toll-free at 1-800-635-5020, or e-mail admissions.events@udmercy.edu.

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10-03-faithtrue1370877242734palmerscAngela Dillard, Ph.D. Discusses “Faith, Race and American Politics”Angela Dillard, Ph.D. Discusses “Faith, Race and American Politics”/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2012/files/10-03-faithpalmersc1349271620431palmersc1349272105108

University of Detroit Mercy’s University Ministry and Student Life offices will host a talk on “Faith, Race and American Politics” with University of Michigan professor Dr. Angela Dillard on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 7 p.m. in the Student Fountain Lounge.

Dillard specializes in American and African-American intellectual history, particularly around issues of race, religion and politics — on both the Left and the Right sides of the political spectrum. Her first book, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner Now?: Multicultural Conservatism in America (NYU Press, 2001) was among the first critical studies of conservative political thought among African Americans, Latinos, women and homosexuals.

Her second book, Faith in the City: Preaching Radical Social Change in Detroit (U of Michigan Press, 2007), focuses on the interconnections of religion and political radicalism in Detroit from the 1930s to the 1960s. Both books reflect Professor Dillard’s interests in the study of political ideologies — how they emerge, how they get deployed in the context of political movements, and how they change over the course of time.

Dillard is currently at work on a political biography of James H. Meredith, the icon of the civil rights movement turned conservative Republican, and has recently launched The Black Church Project, a public history initiative involving churches in Detroit and Ann Arbor

This event is free and open to the public. A reception with light refreshments will follow.

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For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Business Administration inducted the fifth class into its Hall of Honor on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.  The event began with a Mass at St. Ignatius Chapel at 10:30 a.m. in the Commerce & Finance Building on the McNichols Campus, led by Rev. Gregory Hyde, S.J.  The induction ceremony, which recognized the professional achievements and community service of four distinguished alumni and alumnae, was held at the Detroit Golf Club, and was sponsored by DTE Energy and CNA. 

The four inductees are:

Armando R. Cavazos '74, President, Synergies Plus, LLC
Cavazos earned a bachelor’s in Finance from the University of Detroit in 1974 and joined Credit Union ONE as an accounting supervisor.  He became the institution’s president and CEO in 1986 and oversaw its expansion for 20 years.  More recently, Cavazos established a new enterprise, Synergies Plus, LLC, to consult on clients' electronic funds transfers, community and government relations, and new business and acquisition opportunities. Cavazos has been Vice Chair of the Michigan Credit Union League Board, Chair of the Hispanic Outreach Task Force of the Credit Union National Association and Vice Chair of CO-OP Financial Services.  He is a Trustee of the University of Detroit Mercy, and a Director of the Karmanos Cancer Institute, the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, the Utica Community Schools Foundation, and Detroit Cristo Rey.  He also serves as Chairman of Leaps and Bounds Family Services.

Joyce Hayes Giles '78, Assistant to the Chairman and Senior Vice President, Customer Service, DTE Energy
Hayes Giles earned a BA in Psychology from Knoxville College, an MBA from the University of Detroit, and a law degree from Wayne State University.  Her career in the energy industry spans more than 30 years.  She led the merger of the MichCon Gas Company's customer service operations with DTE Energy, and now oversees a $150 million budget and 1,200 employees.  In addition, she serves as the company’s Ethics Officer and the ombudsman for employee-related issues.  She has been Board Chair of Marygrove College, the Urban League, and the Detroit Chapter of the NAACP, and is a former Vice President of the Detroit School Board.  Her current board memberships include the Health Alliance Plan of Michigan, the Music Hall, the Wayne State Alumni Association, Habitat for Humanity of Detroit, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Knoxville College, and the DTE Energy Foundation.

Patricia Hurston '83, Vice President, CNA
Hurston began her finance career in Detroit where she worked for Manufacturers National Bank and the Bendix Corporation.  She received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Mercy College in 1983.  First Chicago hired Hurston for a management position in the international cash department of its Chicago office where she worked for 21 years, eventually becoming Senior Vice President of Government Financial Solutions.  She then earned an MBA from Northwestern University, and joined CNA Financial in 2004.  Hurston currently serves as Vice President of Billing and Collections; she is responsible for managing a multi-billion dollar portfolio of commercial property and casualty insurance coverage, and supervises a staff of over 200 associates in Chicago, Denver, Florida, South Dakota, and Pennsylvania.  In addition, she serves as the Board Chair of Annie’s Legacy, a women’s resource center in Chicago.

Joseph M. Walsh '69,'71, President, Legacy DMC (Detroit Medical Center)
Walsh earned a bachelor’s degree in management science and an MBA at the University of Detroit.  In 1972 he began a 30-year career with Ford Motor Company, which included a post in Europe in the late 1970s, and culminated in his role as President of Ford Credit, Asia-Pacific, headquartered in Australia, with responsibilities in 10 countries.  His subsequent consulting career has included developing a variety of financial control and corporate governance processes for clients.  In 2011, Walsh became CEO of the DMC Legacy Board, with responsibility for monitoring contracts related to the sale of DMC to Vanguard Health Systems, and overseeing an agreement to help fund two charitable foundations from DMC’s estimated $140 million in charitable assets.  Walsh has been an advisor to the Leadership Development Institute (currently the Institute for Leadership & Service) at the University of Detroit Mercy, and is a trustee of the Detroit Science Center, the Homeless Action Network of Detroit, and the Lingap Children’s Foundation. 

Sponsors of the 2012 Hall of Honor:

CNA

DTE

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Over 821 future scientists and engineers from 22 high schools throughout metro Detroit will attend the 22nd annual Technology Discovery Day hosted by the University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Engineering & Science on Friday, Oct. 19 from 9:00 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the McNichols campus. There will be a variety of activities from the College and local companies exposing students to engineering and science.

Competitions are meant to expand and challenge the minds of students interested in fields of science and engineering. This is an opportunity for those students to learn and to generate stronger interest in the engineering and science curriculum, by proving to them that science is more fun than "most of us think."

Student Competitions

  • Catapult, How far can you fling it?
  • Egg Drop, How far can it fall before it breaks?
  • Jeopardy, Move over Alex...Teams compete on math, physics, chemistry, computers, biology and general science questions.
  • King of the Hill, Create a competition vehicle!
  • Rube Goldberg, You invent the perfect machine!
  • Screaming Contest, How loud can you scream?
  • Toothpick Bridge, How much weight can it hold?

Other activities for Tech Day include the annual Chemistry Magic Show, sponsored by the students and faculty of the University's Chemistry Club, as well as an array of displays from local companies and departments throughout the College of Engineering and Science and Chemistry buildings and Calihan Hall.

An awards presentation will wrap up the day at 1 p.m. in Calihan Hall to award the winners of the various competitions. All registered school students will receive a free Tech Day t-shirt for participating in the event.

This year, UDM is fortunate to thank BASF, Chrysler Group LLC, DENSO and Ford Motor Company for sponsoring Technology Discovery Day.

For more information about the event, please contact Pamela Todd at 313-993-3374 or go to http://eng-sci.udmercy.edu/pre-college/tdd/index.htm.

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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.   

UDM’s Visit Day is an opportune time for high school juniors and seniors to meet one-on-one with advisors that represent the 60 plus academic programs offered.  Information on how to finance a UDM education will be available along with on-site admission, which is offered to those interested in an undergraduate degree.

To make a reservation, or for more information concerning the open house, call the UDM Admissions Office at 313-993-1245, toll-free at 1-800-635-5020, or e-mail admissions.events@udmercy.edu.

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, offering approximately 100 majors and programs in 60 academic fields. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, the University has three campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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10-26-titanstrue1370877242734palmerscUDM Student Athletes Record Highest Graduation Rate in StateUDM Student Athletes Record Highest Graduation Rate in State/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2012/files/10-26-titanspalmersc1351260019373palmersc1354564180332University 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.

From 2002-2005, Graduation Success Rates at UDM included six teams with perfect scores from women's cross country/track & field, women's fencing, women's golf, women's tennis, men's fencing and men's golf. Also both the Titan women's golf and men's fencing programs posted perfect scores in the Federal Graduation Rate (FGR), while UDM recorded an overall FGR score of 69 which ranks fourth in the state.

“The latest figures clearly indicate the commitment to academic success that our student-athletes, athletic department and University have,” said Steve Corder, UDM's Assistant Athletic Director for NCAA Compliance. “This is a clear indication of the fact that when a student-athlete comes to the University of Detroit Mercy, our highest priority is for them to graduate.”

The GSR for the last four graduating classes of all Division I student-athletes (2002-2005) remains at 80 percent, still an all-time high for the NCAA. The most recent one-year GSR for the 2005 class is 81 percent, down one point from last year. Most other sports remained steady or were down slightly in year-to-year comparisons.

“We are not satisfied, but we are proud that we have reached another milestone, as now seven out of every 10 student-athletes in our highest profile sports are earning their degrees,” said Mark Emmert, NCAA president.

The NCAA's Graduation Success Rate includes transfer students and student-athletes who leave in good academic standing, unlike the federal graduation rate, which does not count transfers. The GSR and federal rate calculations measure graduation over six years from first-time college enrollment.

The federal graduation rate, while less inclusive than the GSR, provides the only measure of historic academic comparison between student-athletes and the general student body. By this standard, student-athletes consistently outperform nearly all their peers in the student body.

The latest data show that Division I student-athletes who entered college in 2005 equaled their highest federal graduation rate of 65 percent – two percentage points higher than the general student body at Division I institutions.

For more on the GSR, visit NCAA.org.

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For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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University of Detroit Mercy Board of Trustees recently welcomed four new members: Brian Cloyd, Vice President of Global Community Relations, Steelcase, Inc.; Frank Davis, Executive Director, North American Engineering, Ford Motor Company; Michael E. Debs, Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, Kelly Services Inc. and Sr. Elizabeth (Betsy) A. Linehan, RSM, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Philosophy, St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, Pa.

Brian Cloyd is vice president of Global Community Relations for Steelcase Inc., the global leader in the office furniture industry.  Formally the director of Corporate & Community Relations for Steelcase North America, he currently is responsible for coordinating Steelcase’s efforts in the areas of diversity, government relations and public policy, corporate relations, community giving and volunteer programs.

Cloyd received his bachelor's degree in History (’73) and a Master of Arts in Public Administration (’76) from the University of Detroit Mercy. Cloyd serves on several boards including the UDM Board of Advisors for the College of Liberal Arts & Education; the West Michigan Center for Arts & Technology, Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, the Economic Club of Grand Rapids, the Michigan Minority Business Development Council, and the Workforce Development Council.  Additionally, he is a member of the Executive Leadership Council and the editorial board for Diversity Executive magazine.

Frank Davis is executive director, North America Engineering for Ford Motor Company. He is responsible for driving consistency and efficiency in global engineering standards, policies and practices for product programs in North America. Prior to his current role, Davis has held various positions throughout the corporations in the U.S. and Europe.

A Detroit-area native, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Lawrence Institute of Technology, and earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Detroit two years later. Davis’ leadership and product development understanding propelled him to be named an Automotive News “All-Star” for engineering in 2004.

Michael Debs is senior vice president, controller and chief accounting officer for Kelly Services, Inc., a workforce solutions leader, headquartered in Troy, Michigan. He is responsible for overseeing Kelly’s finance systems and controls, all corporate accounting, financial reporting, and budgeting activities for Kelly globally, as well as financial operations for the Outsourcing and Consulting group. Debs joined Kelly in 2000 as vice president and corporate controller with more than 10 years of extensive financial and accounting experience.

Prior to joining Kelly, he was employed by Chrysler Corporation and Deloitte & Touche. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Western Michigan University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan.

Sr. Betsy Linehan is a member of the Sister of Mercy of the Americas South Central Community.  For 15 years, she chaired the Philosophy Department at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. Pa. and is currently an associates professor. A native of Washington, D.C., she earned a B.A. in English from Mount Saint Agnes College and M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from Fordham University.

Linehan received the Deo Gratias Award from Dignity/Philadelphia, a not for profit and serves on the boards of St. Joseph’s Health System (Atlanta, Ga); St. Joseph’s Mercy Care Services; Saint Xavier University (Chicago, Il); and is a facilitator for the Alternatives to Violence Program.

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For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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In a world of attack ads and political rhetoric, the dark side of humanity can be overwhelming and the ugly anxiety-filled pressures of the world can start to consume us. Boris Vian’s 1959 play The Empire Builders explores this restless world where the culture of fear can sometimes be too much. The UDM Theatre Company invites you to experience the terrifying comedy The Empire Builders at the Marygrove Theatre (8425 W McNichols Rd, Detroit, MI 48221) running November 9, 10, 16 and 17 at 8 p.m. and November 11 and 18 at 2 p.m.

Boris Vian invites us to observe a world where the DuPont family allows fear of the unknown to overtake their human experience. With a combination of pure anxiety, tense humor and unbridled aggression, Leon DuPont fears for his family’s life as he forces them to flee from an unseen threat. In a progression of mounting terror and the blackest of comedy, the family releases their frustration in a frighteningly hysterical fashion. The production is directed by Theater Company Alumni Kate Peckham and features Actor’s Equity Association members John Manfredi and David L. Regal.

Born in 1920, Boris Vian was one of France’s most gifted poets, playwrights, critics and musicians before passing at age 39 while watching the film version of his first novel, I Spit on Your Graves. Vian has been scrutinized and praised for his artistic work and his presiding spirit amid of France’s intellectual cafe society. After his death, Vian’s acclaimed 1946 novel Foam of the Days became one of the most popular books in all of twentieth-centruy French Literature, selling over a million copies.

The Empire Builders features Actor’s Equity Association members John M. Manfredi (Waterford, MI) as Father and David L. Regal (Hamtramck, MI) as the Neighbor. Other associate guests artists including Melissa Beckwith (Ferndale, MI) as Mother and Johnice Littlejohn (Detroit, MI) as Mug. Theatre Company students featured are Chris Jakob (Detroit, MI) as the Schmurz and Michelle Katulla (Troy, MI) as Zenobia. Directed by Theatre Company Alumni Kate Peckham (Ferndale, MI), the production team is rounded out by Stage Manger Mathew Lira (Toledo, OH), Scenic and Costume Designer and Production Manager Melinda Pacha (Royal Oak, MI), Technical Director Rudy Schupebach (Detroit, MI) and Director of Marketing and ManagementGreg Grobis (Detroit, MI).

Kate Peckham is a proud 1994 University of Detroit-Mercy B.F.A graduate and is thrilled to be directing at her alma mater. Directing credits include “Death and the Maiden” at the Matrix (starring fellow UDM grad, Karen Kron), “Time Stands Still” at the Performance Network, “Beyond Therapy” at the Detroit Ensemble Theatre, and “Crimes of the Heart” at Tipping Point (winner of best comedy from the Rogue Critic). She is also an acting teacher and private coach at the Michigan Actors Studio in Ferndale, MI. Kate has been nominated for Best Actress by the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News for numerous shows and has won Best Supporting Actress from the Detroit Free Press for “Steel Magnolias” at the Meadowbrook Theatre and won Best Supporting Actress from the San Antonio Globe Awards for “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot” at the Attic Rep.

John M. Manfredi (Father) has enjoyed a 30 year career in the professional theatre as an actor, director, choreographer, writer and producer. Additionally he has served as an executive administrator, stage manager and currently owns his own production company working with professional and university theatre’s across the state. Awards include Best Actor from Between the Lines Newspapers for his work in ‘Oedipus’ at Williamston Theatre. He has also been cited by other publications and associations as Best Director (‘The Immigrant’, ‘Driving Miss Daisy’, ‘Syncopation’) and Best Musical Performer (‘The Rocky Horror Show’). John is currently adjunct Professor and Director at Oakland University where he received recognition for his work on ‘Romeo and Juliet’ from the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and the American College Theatre Festival. As a fortunate recipient of work from the recently murdered Michigan Film Incentive’s John can be seen in the recent feature films, ‘Real Steel’,’ Ides of March’ and ‘Game of Death’ and the upcoming ‘Great and Powerful Oz’.

The Theatre Company at University of Detroit Mercy continues its mission of providing the Metro Detroit community with thoughtful, high-quality and professional productions. The Theatre Company offers students of the Performing Arts Department the rare opportunity to work on and off stage with theatre professionals. By working with professional directors and associate guest artists, students are encouraged to work at a high level, producing rapid growth throughout their undergraduate education. For more information on becoming a student or an associate guest artist, please contact Greg Grobis at 313-993-3273.

Individual ticket sales are now on sale. Admission to the 2012-2013 season will be $20 for adults and $17 for Seniors, Donors, Alumni, Detroit Residents and UDM and Marygrove Faculty and Staff. Student individual tickets are $10. Group rates are available for parties of 10 or more by contact Lisa Rybak at 313-993-3270.

The Theatre Company events with The Empire Builders:

November 9 @ 8 p.m. Free for Students

November 10 @ 8 p.m. Alumni Afterglow: Held immediately following the performance in the Marygrove Art Gallery. Food and drinks are provided through our generous sponsors. Connect with UDM Alumni Donors and Theatregoers. Everyone is welcome!

November 11 @ 2 p.m. Talkback: A talkback is a post-show discussion where the audience meets with members of the artistic staff and cast. This is a chance to ask any questions about the show or artistic process and gain more insight into the author’s work. Everyone is welcome!

November 16 @ 8 p.m. Pay-What-You-Can

November 17 @ 8 p.m. Livernois Corridor Community Night: Created to bring together neighbors in the Livernois Corridor. Following the performance the audience is invited to mingle at the 1917 American Bistro on Livernois Ave. Jazz music, hors d’oeuvres and discount drink specials will provide a great after party! Everyone is welcome!

The UDM Theatre Company’s box office on non-performance days is located in Reno Hall room 43 on the University of Detroit Mercy campus (4001 W McNichols Rd, 48221). Hours of operation are noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. On performance days the box office will open 45 minutes prior to curtain at the Marygrove Theatre (8425 W. McNichols Rd, 48221). To subscribe, or for more information, call the theatre box office at (313) 993-3270, or reserve tickets online at theatre.udmercy.edu.

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For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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11-07-archtrue1370877242734palmerscUDM School of Architecture Career Day UDM School of Architecture Career Day /www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2012/files/11-07-archpalmersc1352302714998palmersc1352908694625

University of Detroit Mercy's School of Architecture is holding a Career Fair on Nov. 10, 2012, from 12 - 4 p.m. for all prospective students including high school and college transfer students interested in beginning a career in architecture. The event will answer common questions such as opportunities in the field, the academic track of architecture, and what students can do with a degree. Meet with practicing architects, professors, current students and recent graduates.

The School of Architecture alumni and faculty will lead this introduction to architecture. Participants will have a chance to engage in several group discussions and engage in a design exercise to stimulate their imagination. Please call the Admissions Office at 800-635-5020 or visit admission.events@udmercy.edu to register.

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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.

Competition begins when the moderator poses a variety of ethical questions to each competing team, and the team that comes up with the most morally defensible answer will win the match.  Questions may address ethical problems on classroom topics (e.g. cheating or plagiarism, teacher’s behaviors outside of the classroom), personal relationships (e.g. dating or friendship, paid maternity leave), professional ethics (e.g. engineering, law, and medicine), or social and political ethics (e.g. racial justice act, drug legalization, gay conversion therapy).

A panel of judges drawn from UDM faculty, staff and administration, along with several guest judges from off campus, rate answers in terms of intelligibility, focus, depth, and judgment. “What makes this year interesting is the many off campus professionals as judges that will be participating this year that will set it apart from the rest. Such as Craig Fahle from WDET radio, director of physical medicine and VP of Ethics from St. Joseph Mercy hospital and former associate editor of the Detroit Free Press,” said the Ethics Bowl director, Martin Leever UDM ethics professor. The first-place team has the honor of representing the University at the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl at Indiana University next month. This event is in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE). Forty teams, representing colleges and universities throughout the United States, will put their abilities of ethical reasoning to the test.

For more information please contact Professor Martin G. Leever at 313-993-1135 or visit: http://www.udmercy.edu/ethicsbowl/.

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11-26-kitchentrue1370877242734palmerscStudents at UDM Provide Food to Low-Income NeighborsStudents at UDM Provide Food to Low-Income Neighbors/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2012/files/11-26-kitchenpalmersc1353956472421palmersc1353957020698Start 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.

Campus Kitchen Project, the national organization, seeks to empower the next generation of leaders to implement innovative models for combating hunger, developing food systems, and helping communities help themselves.

The program has grown to become one of UDM’s most successful community outreach efforts. Partnering agencies – St. Gregory the Great Church, Martin Park District Association and Peggy’s Place (an area shelter for women and children, run by COTS) – identify individuals and families in need of prepared meals. Weekly, about 100 meals are delivered to 20 individuals in their homes and 30 women and children at the shelter.

The national project has received ‘super-sized’ acclaim from recipients and partners alike. The fresh food is locally sourced from area partners: UDM (and their food vendor Sodexo), U of D Jesuit High School and Center for Creative Studies. Food is gathered from what’s been made but not served. For example, if the tacos were a hit but no one touched the spaghetti, what wasn't’t put on the food line can be gleaned. Gleaners Community Food Bank also provides food for the project.

The gleaned food is combined with other food that is cooked by students in the UDM kitchen on Saturday mornings. Then, students ride together to deliver the meals (two meals per recipient) to Peggy’s Place, and residential homes, most owned by seniors, in neighborhoods to the south and east of UDM’s McNichols Campus. Delving further into the “ingredients” of the program, meals must be balanced and contain a protein, starch, vegetable and dessert (or fruit).

With National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week, Nov. 12-17, Amy Meldrum, student co-director of the program with Faith Trotter, was happy to receive turkeys that the students will cook on the weekend before Thanksgiving. Since regular deliveries vary around the holidays, extra food is delivered to recipients so they don’t run out.

“In the past, we’ve donated canned goods and other food to different organizations to help alleviate hunger,” says Fr. Tim Hipskind, S.J., director of Service Learning. “Many people think that hunger only happens in places like Africa. But it’s right here too, in our own neighborhoods. Now we are doing our own program to serve this need.”

Meldrum, a biochemistry major, says the project is a great outlet for her interest in nutrition and enables her to feed the hungry. “Recipients like to see students come up to their door to deliver the food. It gives them some social interaction, too. They want to know about the students,” she says.

Perrier Greene, Student VP for Community Partner Relations, has been with CKUDM since it started on campus. He is one of six students on the leadership team. He keeps things lively on the delivery runs. Greene knows what it’s like to be hungry because, as a young teen, he and his family had to get food from a soup kitchen during some tough times. Now the psychology major, who plans to work in Detroit Public Schools, has high praise for this volunteer effort. “I really love it,” he says. “I have a passion for seeing the small things that people can do to affect the human condition.”

Drew Peters, University Ministry, is part of the advisory team. He notes that students who participate get credit toward their student-learning requirement. UDM student organizations also require members to do five hours of volunteering each semester. Each weekend, around 10 volunteers help prepare and deliver the food.

“This has been a great thing to draw out the generosity of students and faculty at UDM,” says Fr. Hipskind. “It’s also been the doorway for further engagement with the community.”

Canned goods and other nonperishable items are always welcome and can be dropped off at the University Ministry or Student Life offices in the Student Center or in the Briggs Building, Room 232.

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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.

The School of Law purchased the historic Detroit Fire Department’s Engine 2 last February and fully renovated the facility to serve as the new home for its law clinical programs. Although the building was used for many other purposes after it was sold by DFD, its historic character was preserved through spiral staircases, exterior red fire doors, and a lookout tower. 

The facility’s opening is in conjunction with two significant milestones this year, the 100th anniversary of the School’s founding and the 47th anniversary of its first Urban Law Clinic.  The two-story facility will provide more than 6,000 square feet of space for the School’s 10 legal aid clinics in downtown Detroit.  Last year, more than 1,450 clients for whom legal services were otherwise unavailable were represented in the 10 clinics: Urban Clinic, Immigration, Mortgage Foreclosure, Veterans/Project SALUTE, Veterans Appellate, Criminal Trial, Criminal Appellate, Youth Justice, and Mediation Clinic.

The new facility is conveniently located on 585 Larned Street, a half block from UDM’s Riverfront Campus, which houses the School’s principal Dowling Hall.  Funding for the purchase of the property, as well as the extensive renovation of the building, came from a principal gift made by UDM alumnus Anthony A. Asher, ’61, ’65, managing partner of the law firm of Sullivan, Ward, Asher, & Patton, P.C., based in Southfield, Michigan.  Anthony Asher made the gift in memory of his brother, George J. Asher, who was a student at the School of Law when he passed away.

Additional support for the purchase and renovation of the building came from the heirs of Walter Buhl Ford III, who were the immediate past owners of the building, and the McGregor Fund.  The building is known as Walter Buhl Ford III Hall. 

“Service is one of the pillars of University of Detroit Mercy’s mission, and for 47 years UDM’s School of Law clinics have made a significant impact on the lives of many individuals in this community and across the country,” said UDM President Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D. “And, as a result of this new facility, more pro bono legal services will be able to be provided through the clinics due to the generosity of donors, many of whom are dedicated UDM alumni,” he added.

“The entire School of Law community is thrilled that we finally have an excellent facility to house one of the oldest and best clinical programs in the country,” said UDM Law Dean Lloyd A. Semple.  “We are grateful to Anthony Asher, the children of Walter Buhl Ford III, the McGregor Fund, and others for providing the resources to undertake this wonderful project.”

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, offering approximately 100 majors and programs in 60 academic fields. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, the University has three campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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12-03-wcccdtrue1370877242734palmerscWCCCD & UDM Partner to Provide New Pathways to Higher EducationWCCCD & UDM Partner to Provide New Pathways to Higher Education/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2012/files/12-03-wcccdpalmersc1354630655221palmersc1354631777464

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.

The UDM courses and degrees include a graduate certificate in finance; bachelor’s programs in health information management and social work; and master’s degree programs in educational administration, curriculum and instruction, and mathematics teaching.

“We’re excited to be partnering with University of Detroit Mercy on offering new roads to higher education and rewarding careers,“ said WCCCD Chancellor Curtis L. Ivery. “Our mission has always been to provide pathways to a better life through higher education. Partnering with an institution of the caliber of UDM only enhances that mission.“

“This new collaboration between UDM and WCCCD will allow more students to take UDM courses and complete their respective degrees or certificate programs in their entirety on the east side,“ said UDM President Antoine M. Garibaldi. “We are very pleased to make available select undergraduate and graduate degree programs at WCCCD’s University Center through this unique partnership.“

UDM’s programs are scheduled to begin in January, 2013 for Winter semester at WCCCD’s University Center. For program information, visit http://www.udmercy.edu/learn/colleges-schools/wcccd/index.htm or call 800-635-5020.

University of Detroit Mercy joins University of Michigan – Flint, Walsh College, Ferris State University and Michigan State University in offering classes towards advanced degrees at WCCCD’s University Center. The Center is located at 19305 Vernier Road in Harper Woods.

About WCCCD: WCCCD, the largest urban community college in Michigan is a multi-campus district with five campus locations, University Center and the Michigan Institute for Public Safety Education (MIPSE), serving 32 cities and townships, spanning more than 500 square miles. WCCCD is committed to the continued development of new programs, hosting community-based training sessions, improving student facilities and services. For more information visit: http://www.wcccd.edu.

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For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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12-20-dentaltrue1370877242734palmerscUDM Launches New Dental Training Initiative to Recruit and Retain Underserved Students, Address Oral Health CrisisUDM Launches New Dental Training Initiative to Recruit and Retain Underserved Students, Address Oral Health Crisis/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2012/files/12-20-dentalpalmersc1356017579375palmersc1357595383150

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.

The University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry was chosen along with 10 other dental schools to support the NLI’s ultimate goal of creating a diverse workforce of dentists who understand the oral healthcare needs of patients from underserved populations. With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, each NLI institution will receive $12,000 along with other support and resources, including a three-day training course about Dental Pipeline best practices, advocacy, and leadership; peer mentor match-ups; access to various online courses; and fundraising and development tutorials.

Other dental schools participating in the NLI include: East Carolina School of Dentistry, Georgia Health Sciences University College of Dental Medicine, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Indiana University School of Dentistry, Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine, Marquette University School of Dentistry, Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine, Oklahoma University College of Dentistry, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Dental Medicine.

"Our goal for the National Learning Institute is to create an environment that embraces differences so that future dentists can learn effectively," says Kim D'Abreu, ADEA senior vice president for access, diversity, and inclusion. "While working to forge better partnerships between dental schools and their respective communities, we also hope to sound a clarion call about the growing epidemic of oral disease-related deaths among underserved populations due to lack of the 'right' care."

The Dental Pipeline effort is based on the concept that dental institutions can address the access to dental care crisis by recruiting and admitting more students who come from underserved student communities, increasing cultural competency of all students and educating dental students through community rotations in health centers and other safety-net dental settings. These principles served as the basis of a decade-long nationwide effort among dental schools and community partners that have positively impacted dental education and access to care.

“This is a great opportunity to extend the lessons of a decade of dental pipeline activities and foster new partnerships dedicated to improving oral health for underserved people” says Paul Glassman, D.D.S., project director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant that is supporting this initiative and director of the Pacific Center for Special Care at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.

More information regarding the Dental Pipeline National Learning Institute can be found at http://www.adea.org/PipelineNLI.

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About the American Dental Education Association
The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is the voice of dental education. Its members include all U.S. and Canadian dental schools and many allied and advanced dental education programs, corporations, faculty, and students. The mission of ADEA is to lead individuals and institutions of the dental education community to address contemporary issues influencing education, research, and the delivery of oral health care for the health of the public. ADEA’s activities encompass a wide range of research, advocacy, faculty development, meetings, and communications like the esteemed Journal of Dental Education, as well as the dental school admissions services AADSAS, PASS, and CAAPID.

About the Pacific Center for Special Care at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
The Pacific Center for Special Care is an organization within the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry committed to improving the oral health of underserved people on the local, state and federal level. The Center has created best-practice models of, and advocates for, improved access to dental care for anyone who faces challenges receiving oral health services through the traditional oral health care system. This includes groups and individuals who have difficulty maintaining good oral health or accessing oral health services because of medical, physical, social, economic, and geographic conditions. The Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is highly regarded for its humanistic model of education that respects the dignity of each individual and fosters limitless potential for growth; accelerated year-round pre-doctoral program where students are able to complete four academic years of instruction in three calendar years; and innovation in dental curriculum, including comprehensive patient care and competency-based education.

About the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation focuses on the pressing health and health care issues facing our country. As the nation’s largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health and health care, the Foundation works with a diverse group of organizations and individuals to identify solutions and achieve comprehensive, measurable, and timely change. For 40 years the Foundation has brought experience, commitment, and a rigorous, balanced approach to the problems that affect the health and health care of those it serves. When it comes to helping Americans lead healthier lives and get the care they need, the Foundation expects to make a difference in your lifetime. Follow the Foundation on Twitter (www.rwjf.org/twitter) or Facebook (www.rwjf.org/facebook).

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, offering approximately 100 majors and programs in 60 academic fields. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, the University has three campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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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.

Paramount Land Holdings, locally funded by the Detroit Police and Fire Pension Fund, purchased foreclosed properties for as little as $10. Through land contracts, it sold them for inflated prices to buyers who were assured that Paramount had paid all back taxes. Homeowners learned otherwise when Wayne County began foreclosure proceedings for back taxes. As a result, many homeowners stopped making their monthly payments to Paramount.

A receiver, appointed by the Wayne County Circuit Court to maintain Paramount properties, obtained a Court Order to Terminate Land Contract Interests and to Gain Exclusive Possession. Essentially, the Order sought to strip the homeowners from their property and evict them from their homes.

The UDM Law Clinic successfully argued that the Order was improper because the homeowners were victims of a land contract scam who did not have an opportunity to contest the receiver’s assertions. The homeowners could not dispute the claims because no complaint was filed and no summons was obtained or served. As a result of the Clinic’s intervention, the Order was set aside and the homeowners were able to remain in their homes. Professor Joon Sung, Director of the Clinic, commented on the significance of this victory for the homeowners, stating, “We ensured that victims of Paramount’s land contract scam, which was funded by Detroit Police and Fire Pension Funds, would not be harmed again.”

For more information about the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, please visit www.law.udmercy.edu.

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For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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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.

“We welcome Dr. Garibaldi and all of our new board members for the talent, experience and enthusiasm they bring,” said Eugene A. Gargaro, DIA board chair. “With the vote of confidence shown by the millage, the DIA is on the path to financial long-term stability, and we look forward to the new and current board members helping us achieve that goal.”

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The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), one of the premier art museums in the United States, is home to more than 60,000 works that comprise a multicultural survey of human creativity from ancient times through the 21st century. From the first Van Gogh painting to enter a U.S. museum (Self-Portrait, 1887), to Diego Rivera's world-renowned Detroit Industry murals (1932–33), the DIA's collection is known for its quality, range, and depth. The DIA’s mission is to create opportunities for all visitors to find personal meaning in art.

Programs are made possible with support from the City of Detroit and residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

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For the 12th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges," 2013 edition.

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