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01-16-black-history-monthtrue1421441338184nelsontdUDM Celebrates February with Black History Month EventsBlack History Month/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2015/articles/01-16-black-history-monthnelsontd1421441218990nelsontd1421441310625

University of Detroit Mercy is observing Black History Month in February with several events related to the theme, "Becoming the Beloved Community: Celebrating Our Diverse Heritage."

Throughout the month, numerous activities and opportunities will be available for students and the community to attend in celebration of diversity. Activities include lectures, movie screenings, a museum visit and a blues music night.

In addition to the events below, the Titan Dining Room will be offering the following menus in honor of Black History Month:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 5: Caribbean dinner
  • Wednesday, Feb. 12: Soul food lunch
  • Wednesday, Feb. 19: African dinner
  • Wednesday, Feb. 26: Creole lunch

February Black History Month Events:

Movie “Get On Up”: Tuesday, Feb. 3 from 7 – 9 p.m. in Grounds Coffeehouse at the Student Center on the McNichols Campus. Pizza will be provided. The Student Programming Board sponsors this event. No RSVP required.

Interfaith Dinner: Thursday, Feb. 5 from 6 – 9 p.m. in the Fountain Lounge at the Student Center on the McNichols Campus. No RSVP required.

Guest speaker, Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland, Karsonya Wise Whitehead, Ph.D., will discuss “Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis: Monday, Feb. 9 from 7 – 9:30 p.m. in the Ballroom at the Student Center on the McNichols Campus. No RSVP required.

Whitehead lecture continued, “Letters to my Teenage Sons”: Tuesday, Feb. 10 from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. in the Fountain Lounge at the Student Center on the McNichols Campus. No RSVP required.

Tunnel of Oppression display: Feb. 9 – 13 in the Fountain Lounge at the Student Center on the McNichols Campus. The display is designed to create awareness of different types of oppression and its effects within society. Residence Life sponsors this event.

“Love Stories from the Underground Railroad”: Friday, Feb. 13 from noon - 1: 30 p.m. in the Fountain Lounge at the Student Center on the McNichols Campus. Light lunch will be provided; please RSVP to stewardm@udmercy.edu by Monday, Feb. 2.

Local spoken poetry with Keir Jackson: Tuesday, Feb. 17 from 7 - 8:30 p.m.in Grounds Coffeehouse at the Student Center on the McNichols Campus. The Student Programming Board sponsors this event. No RSVP required.

Movie “Freedom Summer”: Wednesday, Feb. 18 from 7 - 9:30 p.m. in Room 114 of the Chemistry Building on the McNichols Campus. No RSVP required.

Weekend trip to the Charles Wright Museum: Meet Saturday, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. at the University Ministry Office. Cost is $1. This event is sponsored by Discover the D, Student Life and Residence Life to encourage exploring African American Culture. No RSVP required.

 “Breaking Bread, Breaking Beats” discussion: Thursday, Feb. 26 from 7 - 9:30 p.m. in Room 113 of the Ford Life Science Building on the McNichols Campus. No RSVP required.

See the special events page for more information.

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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01-14-martin-luther-king-jr-daytrue1421250308524nelsontdUDM Recognizes Martin Luther King, Jr. DayMartin Luther King, Jr. Day/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2015/articles/01-14-martin-luther-king-jr-daynelsontd1421250297381nelsontd1421250297381

In celebration of his many contributions to racial equality, UDM will be hosting events on Monday, Jan. 19 and Thursday, Jan. 22 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The week begins with a service opportunity through UDM’s Campus Kitchen on Monday, Jan. 19. The event, sponsored by Campus Kitchen and UDM’s service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega, will give students the chance to give back on their day off.

Participants will be delivering food to Gleaners Community Food Bank, the largest nonprofit organization providing food for Southeastern Michigan. UDM students interested in volunteering must contact Rachel Joseph at CKUDM1@gmail.com by Friday, Jan. 16. Limited space is available.

UDM’s Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month committees, co-sponsored by Student Affairs, will host a commemoration discussion on Thursday, Jan. 22 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Fountain Lounge in the Student Center on the McNichols Campus.

Students, faculty, staff and community are invited to discuss and examine how Dr. King's message can guide us in light of the recent events in our country around race, class and socio-economic disparity.

This event is open to the public with no RSVP required. Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information about this event, please contact Drew Peters, Assistant Director of Student Life, at 313-993-1593 or by email at petersas@udmercy.edu.

01-14-2015
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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01-12-feb-visit-daytrue1421857373626nelsontdUDM Offers High School Visit Day on Saturday, Feb. 14February Visit Day/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2015/articles/01-12-feb-visit-daynelsontd1421085475408nelsontd1421085513168

High school students are invited to attend University of Detroit Mercy’s “Visit Day” on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 from 9 a.m. to noon. Events will be held in the Fountain Lounge of the Student Center Building on the University’s McNichols Campus.

Visit Day1

Visit Day is an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to spend time with the UDM community as they learn what it is like to be a college student. Deans, faculty, alumni and current students and their parents will be on hand to discuss what UDM has to offer.

University of Detroit Mercy encourages high school students, whether they have applied or not, to learn all about the academic programs available, discuss financial aid and scholarships, meet students and receive a tour of the McNichols Campus. It's also a good time to learn about important things like choice of major, campus life and career services available to all UDM students.

Parents and guests are welcome.

To register for Visit Day, go to: www.udmercy.edu/visitday or call the Office of Admissions at 800-365-5020.  If you have questions, call the office or go to: admissions.events@udmercy.edu.

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01-12-2015
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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01-02-board-of-trustees-membertrue1420840673279nelsontdUDM Names Sean P. Moran to Board of TrusteesUDM Names Board of Trustees Member/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2015/articles/01-02-board-of-trustees-membernelsontd1417638615800nelsontd1420840661315

University of Detroit Mercy’s Board of Trustees welcomes new member Sean P. Moran ‘93 of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC. With 21 years of experience at Morgan Stanley, Moran acts as senior vice president, financial advisor and senior investment management consultant.

Sean Moran
Sean P. Moran ‘93

A fully licensed investment professional with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Moran has achieved a great deal of success in business, family and the community by focusing on commitment and loyalty. His business success has been derived from his personal commitment to assisting clients.

In his position, he organizes and manages his clients’ financial affairs to match their unique goals and needs. Moran’s solution-based approach encompasses a broad range of financial issues that ensures a consistent financial plan.

Along with UDM, Moran is active with many local philanthropic institutions including co-founding Racquet Up Detroit, which serves the youth in Detroit through an after school educational and athletic program. He also serves on the boards of The Parade Company, the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame, the Academy of the Sacred Heart and The Detroit Athletic Club (DAC) Foundation.

As an alumnus of University of Detroit with a Bachelor of Science in Finance, Moran continues to expand his learning by participating in numerous industry-related educational programs that keeps him in tune with the ever-changing financial landscape.

Moran is the immediate past president of the DAC, the 94th president of its 125-year history. Moran and his wife are the proud parents of four children and reside in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
01-02-2015
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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01-08-arch-lecture-perry-kulpertrue1420737328401nelsontdSOA Kicks Off 2015 Lecture Series with U of M ProfessorPerry Kulper Lecture Series/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2015/articles/01-08-arch-lecture-perry-kulpernelsontd1420737316346nelsontd1420737316346

UDM's School of Architecture welcomes architect and University of Michigan associate professor of architecture Perry Kulper to open their 2015 Lecture Series.

Perry Kulper

The event will take place on Wed., Jan. 28 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Genevieve Fisk Loranger Exhibition Center in the Warren Loranger Architecture Building on the McNichols Campus.

Prior to his arrival at the A. Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at University of Michigan in 2006, he was a SCI-Arc Faculty member for 16 years as well as in visiting positions at the University of Pennsylvania and Arizona State University. Subsequent to his studies at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and Columbia University, he worked in the offices of Eisenman/ Robertson, Robert A.M. Stern and Venturi, Rauch and Scott Brown before moving to Los Angeles.

Kulper's interests include the roles of representation and methodologies in the production of architecture and in broadening the conceptual range by which architecture contributes to our cultural imagination.

This event is open to the public with no RSVP required. For more information about this event, please contact the School of Architecture at 313-993-1532 or by email at soa50@udmercy.edu.

01-08-2015
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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01-01-happy-new-yeartrue1419364403247whitenjgHappy New YearHappy New Year/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2015/articles/01-01-happy-new-yearwhitenjg1419363781261whitenjg1419364370155Happy New Year from University of Detroit Mercy!Watch this space for more UDM news in the coming year.01-01-2015/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/images/news_release_placeholder.pngnews_release_placeholder.pngnews_release_placeholder.png//
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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12-08-team-smile-detroit-lionstrue1418070307481nelsontdNearly 200 Children Receive Free Dental Care from UDM Dental and the Detroit LionsUDM Dental and Detroit Lions/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/12-08-team-smile-detroit-lionsnelsontd1418070010293nelsontd1418070298634

Last month, TeamSmile partnered with University of Detroit Mercy’s School of Dentistry and Clinic and the Detroit Lions to provide free oral health care to students at Loving Elementary School.

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In total, TeamSmile had 147 dental volunteers, 70 of which came from UDM’s School of Dentistry, who helped to provide 211 sealants, 145 fillings,
 34 extractions, 
four crowns and two pulpotomies. Together, dental volunteers delivered over $124,690 of free dental care to 192 children, amounting to an average treatment of $649 per child.

By partnering with professional sports organizations, TeamSmile and UDM Dental were able to work with children’s organizations, oral health professionals, surrounding communities and local athletes that solidify the message that oral health care is vital to long-term health.

TeamSmile has partnered with such teams as the Lions, Cleveland Indians, Chicago Bears, Tennessee Titans, New Orleans Saints, Milwaukee Brewers, Denver Nuggets, Kansas City Royals, and more.

12-05-2014
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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12-05-law-legal-writing-institute-workshoptrue1418070197621nelsontdLegal Writing Institute Workshop at UDM LawLaw Writing Institute Workshop/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/12-05-law-legal-writing-institute-workshopnelsontd1417796930057nelsontd1418070186910

UDM Law will host a Legal Writing Institute Workshop with the topic, "Reaching, Teaching and Employing Today's Evolving Law Student," on Friday, Dec. 5 from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. This event is co-hosted by University of Windsor Faculty of Law.

Pamela Lysaght
Pamela Lysaght

Law students are changing. Most are from the "Millennial" and "Next Gen" generations, which approach the world, the use of technology and the idea of collaboration and social interaction differently than previous generations. Students also are coming from increasingly diverse backgrounds, including those for whom English is not a first language and foreign-trained lawyers who are seeking advanced degrees from U.S. and Canadian law schools.

This evolution has implications for the way we reach these students, how we effectively teach them, and how we train them to succeed in today's employment market, which is led by people of different generations with different expectations.

This conference will provide a forum for educators and practitioners to better understand today's evolving law students and to discuss how teachers, employers and students might change in order to keep pace with this evolution but also stay true to legitimate legal discourse and community expectations.

During the workshop, UDM Law Professor Pamela V. Lysaght will receive an award presented by UDM Law Dean Phyllis L. Crocker for her many years of dedicated service to the legal writing community. Linda L. Berger, President of the Legal Writing Institute, will also make special remarks recognizing Professor Lysaght.

Additional details about the Workshop may be found on the UDM Law website here.

12-03-2014
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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12-03-ping-pong-liquid-nitrogentrue1417815763124nelsontdChemistry Club Hosts Ping Pong Drop FundraiserPing Pong Liquid Nitrogen/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/12-03-ping-pong-liquid-nitrogennelsontd1417638786252nelsontd1417815754544

University of Detroit Mercy's Chemistry Club will once again offer an exciting way to give back this holiday season, with its ULTIMATE Liquid Nitrogen Pong event on Friday, Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. in the Engineering High Bay. Sign-up will be available at 1:30 p.m.

Chem Club Ping Pong

To take part in the ULTIMATE Liquid Nitrogen Pong event, the Club is asking students and faculty to purchase $1 Solo cups. Participants can place their purchased cups on the ground around a trashcan as they watch 1,500 balls explode into the air using liquid nitrogen. Contestants have a chance of catching one of the designated ping pong balls in their cup to win a cash prize.

“I think this gives a new, exciting way to look at chemistry,” said junior biochemistry student Sabina Kurtovic, Chemistry Club member and lead chair of this event. “Many may think chemistry is just mixing chemicals and calculating results, but it can be so much more exciting. It is a once in a life time opportunity to watch 1,500 ping pong balls explode out of a trash can!”

The club will be donating 50 percent of their earnings to Mittens for Detroit, an organization that works to keep everyone warm during this harsh winter. A $25 donation allows the organization to supply five people in Detroit with new mittens.

Mittens for Detroit, founded by Detroit 187 actress Erin Cummings, is a charity whose sole purpose is to collect, purchase and distribute new mittens and gloves to children and adults in the city of Detroit. Watch an example of the excitement from past ping pong events here.
12-03-2014
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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12-02-bone-marrow-registrationtrue1417556967646nelsontdPA Students Host Bone Marrow RegistrationBone Marrow Registration /www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/12-02-bone-marrow-registrationnelsontd1417556889194nelsontd1417556956520Physician Assistant students from University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Health Professions will be hosting a “Be the Match” bone marrow registry drive this week in the McNichols Campus Library.

With the assistance of PA students, faculty, staff and students between the ages of 18 and 44 can join the bone marrow registry. Registration times are Tuesday, Dec. 2 from 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Thursday, Dec. 4 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

If interested participants cannot make it this week, online registration is also available. Visit and enter the promo code "udmdrive" to receive a kit in the mail.

For more information on the “Be the Match” bone marrow registry, please visit www.bethematch.org

The Physician Assistant Program is committed to a student-centered approach to graduate education and equal educational access for interested and qualified applicants. The Program strives to maintain an atmosphere of mutual respect and an environment promoting personal growth and professional advancement, which culminates in the graduation of humane and ethical practitioners.
12-02-2014
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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11-20-faculty-recognition-awardstrue1418070132542nelsontdUlferts and Kagey Receive 2014 Faculty Recognition AwardsFaculty Recognition Awards/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/11-20-faculty-recognition-awardsnelsontd1416519444379whitenjg1418396820343

University of Detroit Mercy was proud to honor the academic commitment of two exceptional faculty members at our 2014 Faculty Excellence Awards, held earlier this month.

2014 Faculty Excellence Award Winners
Jacob Kagey (left) and Gregory Ulferts (right)

Gregory W. Ulferts, D.B.A., professor of Information and Decision Sciences, College of Business Administration, received the 2014 Faculty Excellence Award. This award is given annually to a UDM faculty member selected as “most outstanding” by his/her peers. This individual is considered an asset both to his/her School or College and to the University, and demonstrates excellence as a teacher and scholar. Although an individual’s lifetime achievements are evaluated during the nomination process, a faculty member’s activities during the past five years are primarily considered in determining the final selection.

Since arriving at the University in 1983, Ulferts has consistently proven himself to be an excellent teacher, scholar and administrator. Prior to returning to faculty, he served as the College of Business Administration’s dean from 1983-1996.

In the last 10 years, he has made more than 100 intellectual contributions, including 50 refereed articles and presentations. His role in submitting and securing national and state grants for the community have been significant, and he has been recognized by the Decision Sciences Institute for his contributions to the profession and the redesign of the national workforce development system. Through his efforts, nationally and in Michigan, the business leadership network was established to collaborate with employers who are concerned about disability issues in the workplace and the marketplace.

Ulferts currently serves as executive director for the International Association of Jesuit Business Schools and Alpha Iota Delta, the International Honor Society for Decision Sciences and is also vice chairman for Financial Executives International. He has been engaged in numerous professional activities in small business and strategic management and been recognized with outstanding faculty awards and various civic awards throughout the years. He is extensively involved in community organizations and boards at the local, national and international level.

He received a B.S. from Illinois State University and MBA and D.B.A. degrees from Louisiana Tech University.

The 2014 Faculty Achievement Award was awarded to Jacob D. Kagey, Ph.D., assistant professor of Biology, College of Engineering & Science. This award is given annually to an individual, chosen by his/her faculty colleagues, who has demonstrated distinctive merit and achievement as a junior faculty member with promise of becoming an outstanding faculty member.

In his four years at UDM, Kagey has emerged as an exceptional faculty member who exemplifies excellence in teaching, research and service. A sought-after professor, he has taught courses on Genetics, Environmental Science, the Science of Life and several others. He has published his work in peer-reviewed journals on the genetic origins of cancer development, and it is hoped that this work will lead to the identification of new therapeutic or diagnostic markers in humans.

He has worked tirelessly at UDM, guiding the lives of his students as academic advisor for the seven-year dental program and faculty mentor for the Biology Club. His committee work includes service on the McNichols Faculty Assembly (MFA), College of Engineering & Science Student Affairs Committee, and as a Pre-Health Advisor. In the community, Kagey is actively involved in serving on the editorial board of the Journal of Cytology and Molecular Biology and in the development and implementation of an after-school STEM club at Sabbath Middle School.

He received a B.A. from Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. from Emory University.

12-04-2014
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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University of Detroit Mercy would like to congratulate the School of Law’s Moot Court Board of Advocates, whose three teams placed high in national competitions over the weekend. The teams’ briefs finished at or near the top of competitions in Washington, D.C. and Columbus, Ohio.

The National Veteran's Law Moot Court team of Jennifer Richards and Christopher Ferlito, coached by School of Law Professor Margaret Costello, won the award for Best Respondent Brief at their competition in Washington, D.C. 

Samantha Boyd and Alex Brown, coached by alumnus Sean Cowley ‘09, participated in the New York City Bar Association National Moot Court Competition. The team argued very well in Columbus over the weekend, achieving a top 10 brief score.

The team of Emily Banks, Eva Janta, and Julia Abd-Elseed also competed in the New York City Bar Association National Moot Court Competition, receiving one of the highest brief scores in the tournament. Coached by School of Law alumni Javon Hindo '13 and Alanna P. O'Rourke '10, they advanced to the quarterfinals. The team was narrowly defeated by Michigan State University by a margin of 1.5 points, and narrowly missed the semi-final round.

The Moot Court Board of Advocates is a formally recognized student organization comprised of talented and energetic leaders with strong communication and organizational skills. The Board and its faculty advisors are responsible for the Law School’s moot court program, which is designed to shape law students into persuasive communicators and advocates. The program offers students a practical educational experience through a specific advocacy course, multiple competitive opportunities, and faculty, practitioner, and student exhibitions.

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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University of Detroit Mercy and the three other institutions that make up the Detroit Area Catholic Higher Education Consortium (DACHEC) met on Nov. 10 to reaffirm the agreement that exists for the institution’s undergraduate students.

DACHEC President's Consortium

The agreement was first signed in 1967 to best develop programs in which member institutions could make strong contributions to the greater community and the Archdiocese of Detroit.  The DACHEC agreement was last signed in November 1994 and this recent signing reflects new norms and practices.

The presidents signing the agreement are (from left to right): Dr. David Fike of Marygrove College, Dr. Antoine M. Garibaldi of University of Detroit Mercy, Sister Rose Marie Kujawa CSSF of Madonna University and Rev. Mgsr. Todd Lajiness of Sacred Heart Major Seminary.

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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TeamSmile is partnering with University of Detroit Mercy’s School of Dentistry and the Detroit Lions to provide free dental care to students at the New Paradigm Loving Academy. The event is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the New Paradigm Loving Academy, 1000 Lynn St., Detroit, MI 48211.

TeamSmile PhotoTeamSmile is a mobile dental clinic that partners with professional sports teams throughout the country to serve areas that lack adequate oral health care. The event at Loving Junior Elementary will feature TeamSmile participants, UDM staff and students as well as members of the Detroit Lions, including Head Coach Jim Caldwell, mascot Roary and several other players.

The nonprofit organization works to assist underserved children in need while creating a life-changing dental experience. Through this experience, children receive free oral health education, screening and treatment, and are taught that the mouth and body are linked for overall health.

TeamSmile is the nation's premier advocacy group, and by partnering with professional sports organizations, it creates an experience that develops bonds between children’s organizations, oral health professionals, surrounding communities and the athletes to solidify the message that oral health care is vitally important to long-term health.

In addition to the Detroit Lions, TeamSmile has partnered with such teams as the Cleveland Indians, Chicago Bears, Tennessee Titans, New Orleans Saints, Milwaukee Brewers, Denver Nuggets, Kansas City Royals, and more.

11-03-2014
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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University of Detroit Mercy will host a memorial event in honor of the 25th anniversary of the killings of Jesuit martyrs and civilians in San Salvador, El Salvador. The event, “Blood and Ink: The Challenge of the Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador Today,” will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Ford Life Sciences Building, Room 113 on UDM's McNichols Campus.

Bob Lasalle-KleinThe lecture will feature Bob Lassalle-Klein, Ph.D., as he offers tremendous insights into the lives of the Jesuit martyrs and the reality of the prophetic church of El Salvador. Lassalle-Klein is an associate professor of religious studies and philosophy at Holy Names University in Oakland, Calif.

Lassalle-Klein is the editor of Jesus of Galilee: Contextual Christology for the 21st Century, co-editor of Love that Produces Hope: The Thought of Ignacio Ellacuria, and is also the author of the recently published book, Blood and Ink: Ignacio Ellacuria, Jon Sobrino, and the Jesuit Martyrs of the University of Central America.    

Twenty-five years ago, Ignacio Ellacuría, S.J., Ignacio Martín-Baró, S.J., Segundo Montes, S.J., Juan Ramón Moreno, S.J., Joaquín López y López, S.J., Amando López, S.J., their housekeeper Elba Ramos and her 15 year-old daughter Celina Ramos were murdered at the University of Central America in San Salvador, El Salvador.

The lives and loss of these martyrs have significantly influenced the Ignatian family in the United States and throughout the world. Jesuit institutions have re-defined what it is to be universities, high schools, parishes, etc., in light of the martyrs, discerning new ways of addressing issues of social justice locally and abroad.  

The lecture is sponsored by the Arthur McGovern, S.J., Catholic Studies Program and is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be available after the lecture.
11-06-2014
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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Professor of Chemistry and Department Chairman Mark A. Benvenuto, Ph.D., was recently featured in The Huffington Post as part of The American Chemical Society (ACS). Benvenuto is quoted along with Dr. Scott P. Lockledge, CEO and Co-Founder of Tiptek, in “Do You Know The Shelf Life Of Your Household Products?” to help figure out what should be tossed and when.

Benvenuto is a part of the ACS Experts team, offering commentary on such wide-ranging subjects as energy issues, food, pharmaceuticals, brain chemistry, innovation, climate change, national security and clean water. He is one of 19 members nationwide chosen to help answer media questions and talk to members of Congress and their staffs about chemistry-related issues.

He is currently performing research in three areas: first, the synthesis of highly multi-dentate ligands for metal complexes, water remediation, and possible use as molecular switches; second, the metallurgical analysis of copper-based artifacts; and third, the production of ethanol from cellulosic biomass.

Benvenuto is a six-time recipient of the UDM Science Teacher of the Year Award, and is one of two faculty members named College Teacher of the Year for 2002-03 by the Michigan Science Teachers Association. He was awarded the American Chemical Society's Detroit Section Distinguished Service Award in 2004, and has been the section chairman for 2006 and 2007.

Benvenuto holds a B.S. from the Virginia Military Institute, where he attended on a four-year Army scholarship, and a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, where he was awarded a graduate student du Pont Fellowship. He performed post-doctoral research at Pennsylvania State University, and joined the University in late 1993.

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11-01-2014
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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The 15th annual University of Detroit Mercy Ethics Bowl, held Oct. 31, 2014, was once again an engaging campus-wide event as UDM student teams impressed judges with their answers to difficult ethical questions. After five hours of intense ethical debate, “I Think, Therefore I Win” came out on top and will be representing the University at the regional Ethics Bowl competition at Harper College in Chicago on Nov. 15.

2014 Ethics Bowl winners

“I Think, Therefore I Win” is comprised of philosophy major Chris Henisse, biochemistry majors Joshua Henning and David Brush, criminal justice major Mercedes Black and biology major Lauren Buck. Philosophy professors Marty Leever and David Koukal will be accompanying the team to Chicago in an effort to be the second UDM team to advance to the national Ethics Bowl competition in February.

Inspired by TV’s College Bowl, the Ethics Bowl looks to examine and find answers for tough ethical issues. 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. Each team received a set of ethical issues in advance of the competition, and questions posed to teams at the competition are taken from that set. A panel of judges rates answers in terms of intelligibility, focus, depth and judgment.

11-05-2014
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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University of Detroit Mercy student-athletes have once again received high marks in the annual Graduation Success Rate (GSR) figures released Tuesday, Oct. 28 by the NCAA. For the tenth straight year, the school ranks among the top five in the state with a score above 80 percent. The Titans finished with an overall score of 81 percent, while also having four teams with perfect scores.

Titans LogoOverall, the numbers show that Division I student-athletes continue to perform well in the classroom, and more of them are graduating.

From 2004-2007, Graduation Success Rates at UDM included four teams with perfect scores: men's and women's golf, men's fencing and men's tennis. Also, the Titans men's fencing program posted perfect scores in the Federal Graduation Rate (FGR), while UDM recorded an overall FGR score of 66, which ranks fourth in the state.

"The latest figures prove the commitment to academic success that our student-athletes, athletic department and University have," said Steve Corder '98, 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 (2004-2007) jumped two percentage points from last year to 84 percent, which is an all-time high for the NCAA.

"Supporting student-athlete success in the classroom is at the heart of our Association, and today's announcement shows progress toward that goal that is nothing short of remarkable," NCAA President Mark Emmert said. "We are delighted to see a record percentage of student-athletes achieve graduation, the ultimate goal of entering college."

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.

For more on the GSR, visit NCAA.org.

11-04-2014
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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

Karla LaraLara is a member of the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras, which participates in the Meso-American Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders. She is also a feminist, singer/artist and member of Artistas en Resistencia (Artists in Resistance).

A native of Honduras, Lara has toured throughout Central and South America, the United States, the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, performing at the World Social Forum in Senegal in 2011. She is part of the National Network of Human Rights Defenders in Honduras and is involved in political and cultural activity. She helped begin the Broad Movement for Dignity and Justice (MADJ) in Honduras and won the Creative Artist Award given by the U.S.-based Art Corps in 2013.

The evening is sponsored by CLASA and co-sponsored by the Hispanic American Student Association (HASA), University Ministry, and Gesu Peace and Justice Committee.

This event is open to the public with no RSVP required. For more information about this event, contact Gail Presbey at 313-993-1124 or by email at presbegm@udmercy.edu.

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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

Min | Day PhotoBased out of San Francisco, Calif., and Omaha, Neb., Min | Day architecture draws on Min and Day’s backgrounds in art, landscape, and architecture to provide informed, flexible design for a wide range of clients, sites and projects, ranging from individuals to art institutions, urban to rural settings and furniture to large buildings.

E.B. Min acts as the San Francisco-based principal of Min | Day. An honors graduate of Brown University with dual concentrations in Art History and Studio Art, she began her architectural studies as a cross-registered student at Rhode Island School of Design. Min received her Master of Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley and is a licensed architect in California.

Jeffrey L. Day, the Omaha-based principal of Min| Day, is Professor of Architecture & Landscape Architecture and director of the Architecture Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1988, with an AB in Visual and Environmental Studies and received a Master of Architecture from U.C. Berkeley in 1995.

Mid | Day was awarded the American Institute of Architecture’s (AIA) Central States Honor Award for Interior Architecture in October 2012, the AIA National Small Project Honor Award in March 2012, the Rising Star Leadership Award in 2010 for Residential Architect, among many more.

The lecture is open to the public with no RSVP required. For more information about this event, please contact the School of Architecture at 313-993-1532 or by email at soa50@udmercy.edu.

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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10-22-rebuild-detroittrue1420488538686whitenjgNIH awards $21.2 million grant to UDM and three Detroit schoolsA consortium Detroit colleges and universities has been awarded $21.2 million over five years by the National Institutes of Health to implement a program encouraging more diversity in biomedical research. A consortium Detroit colleges and universities has been awarded $21.2 million over five years by the National Institutes of Health to implement a program encouraging more diversity in biomedical research. NIH awards Detroit colleges $21.2 million/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/10-22-rebuild-detroitwhitenjg1414002895134whitenjg1420488509364A consortium of University of Detroit Mercy, Marygrove College, Wayne County Community College District and Wayne State University has been awarded $21.2 million over five years by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to implement a program encouraging more undergraduate students from underrepresented and economically disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue careers in biomedical research.

UDM is the grant's primary institution responsible for managing the grant. UDM faculty will provide research opportunities and mentorship for program undergraduates.

See recent media coverage.

See the rebuildetroit.org site.

The grant was awarded through the NIH's Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) initiative, created to get more minority and economically disadvantaged students in the STEM pipeline, expose students to research in laboratories and enhance the research-training environment. Studies have shown students from underrepresented backgrounds enter early biomedical research training in numbers that reflect the general population, but they are less likely to persist.

The Detroit consortium's project is called REBUILD Detroit — an acronym for Research Enhancement for Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity. During the first year of the grant, the four partner institutions will redesign their curriculum with an emphasis on peer mentoring, early introduction to laboratory research and dedicated faculty advising. The program will recruit its first cohort of students in the second year and begin their training.

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Leaders of the four REBUILD Detroit partner institutions, from left: UDM President Antoine M. Garibaldi, WSU President M. Roy Wilson, Marygrove President David J. Fike and WCCCD Vice Chancellor George Swan III, at the project announcement on UDM's McNichols Campus, Oct. 22.

In order to shift the paradigm of minorities in biomedical research, REBUILD Detroit's goals are aggressive: To have at least 75 percent of its scholars graduate with baccalaureate degrees in biomedical science-related fields and have 50 percent of those graduates matriculate into biomedical research doctoral programs.

To recruit as broad and diverse of a group of students and offer them research training and mentorship activities in a variety of disciplines, the different but complementary Detroit institutions decided to collaborate. Combined, the four colleges and universities enroll more than 47,000 undergraduates, of whom more than 50 percent of whom are underrepresented minorities and/or qualify for federal financial aid.

"The NIH-funded REBUILD Detroit consortium will contribute significantly to the achievement of the nation's goal of annually producing 34 percent more undergraduate students with biomedical degrees over the next 10 years," said Dr. Antoine M. Garibaldi, president of University of Detroit Mercy. "Our four institutions are uniquely qualified to address this major challenge because of our biomedical programs and the expertise of our faculty in those fields."

Marygrove College and Wayne County Community College District will be pipeline partners for REBUILD Detroit, expanding the pool of students in the program and co-developing and implementing support programs that enable students to learn coursework necessary to enter research careers, in addition to participating in research and mentoring activities.

"Since the curricular design will impact all undergraduate students enrolled in biomedical science courses, we're confident REBUILD Detroit will have a halo effect on far more students than those participating in the program," said Marygrove President Dr. David J. Fike. "History has shown addressing challenges that disproportionately affect minority populations often have a transformative impact on the majority as well."

WCCCD Chancellor Dr. Curtis L. Ivery added, "The elements of REBUILD Detroit correlate strongly with retention of science majors for both underrepresented and non-underrepresented minority populations. It's vital that students are aware of opportunities in the sciences as early as possible, and that we're here to support them and ensure that they succeed."

Wayne State will serve as the research partner in the consortium. As such, it will mentor faculty from other institutions in research skills; provide research-training opportunities; and provide REBUILD scholars skills development in grant applications, graduate school preparedness, and networking opportunities. Prior to joining WSU, President M. Roy Wilson co-chaired the NIH Common Fund programs, which resulted in the development of the BUILD funding opportunity.

"There are compelling reasons to promote diversity in biomedical research," said Wilson. "It's clear that diversity is fundamental to innovation. A variety of perspectives are critical to solve sciences' most complex problems, and the REBUILD Detroit project will train a more inclusive group of researchers and scientific leaders."

The principal investigators of the grant are Dr. Gary Kuleck, dean of the College of Engineering & Science, University of Detroit Mercy; Dr. Sally Welch, interim dean of New Program Development, Marygrove College; Dr. George Swan, III, vice-chancellor for External Affairs, Wayne County Community College District; and Dr. Ambika Mathur, dean of the Graduate School, Wayne State University.

At the conclusion of the BUILD projects, the NIH will disseminate successful approaches widely so that institutions beyond those directly supported by the program may adopt and implement the most effective strategies.

The National Institutes of Health grant number for this award is 1TL4MD009629-01.

For more information, see the website rebuildetroit.org.

About University of Detroit Mercy

University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) is Michigan's largest, private Catholic University with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has three campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S.News and World Report's "Best Colleges." udmercy.edu

About Marygrove College

Founded by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) in 1905, Marygrove College is an independent liberal arts college and a Catholic institution of higher learning. The College's commitment to the city of Detroit comprises an institutional mission and vision for developing urban leaders. The main campus is situated on 53 wooded acres in northwest Detroit. marygrove.edu

About Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD)

WCCCD, the largest urban community college in Michigan, is a multi-campus district with five campus locations, the Mary Ellen Stempfle University Center and the Michigan Institute for Public Safety Education (MIPSE), serving nearly 80,000 students annually across 32 cities and townships, and more than 500 square miles. WCCCD is committed to the continued development of new programs, workforce transformation, hosting community-based training sessions, and improving student facilities and services. www.wcccd.edu

About Wayne State University

Wayne State University (WSU) is a premier urban research institution offering more than 370 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 28,000 students. Through its multidisciplinary approach to research and education, and its ongoing collaboration with government, industry and other institutions, the university seeks to enhance economic growth and improve the quality of life in the city of Detroit, state of Michigan and throughout the world. wayne.edu

Watch the announcement

Watch the REBUILDetroit announcement, which took place Oct. 22, 2014 at University of Detroit Mercy, in the McNichols Campus Student Fitness Center. A leader from each of the four partner institutions spoke about the program’s goals.  They are, in order of speaking, UDM President Antoine M. Garibaldi, WSU President M. Roy Wilson, Marygrove President David J. Fike and WCCCD Vice Chancellor George Swan III.

Media Coverage

The Detroit News, Dec. 25 - "Editorial: NIH grant boosts Michigan colleges"

Detroit Free Press, Oct. 22 - "Area colleges, universities to share $21-million NIH grant"

The Detroit News, Oct. 22 - "4 Detroit colleges share $21.2 million NIH Grant"

Technology Century, Oct. 22 - "Detroit Colleges Get $21.2M To Boost Diversity In Bio Research"

Crain's Detroit Business, Oct. 22 - "NIH awards $21.2M to Detroit colleges to improve diversity in biomedical science"

Associated Press, Oct. 22 - "$21.2 million federal grant promotes biomedical research careers for disadvantaged students"

The Chronicle of Higher Education, Oct. 22 - "NIH Allocates $31-Million to Tackle Racial Gaps in Training"

Michigan Public Radio, Oct. 23 "Four Detroit colleges share $21 million NIH award"

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University of Detroit Mercy
Gary D. Lichtman
313-993-1254
lichtmgd@udmercy.edu

10-22-2014
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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09-29-eng-sci-usnews-rankingtrue1416954735027hipskijtUndergraduate Engineering Program Ranked Nationally in U.S.NewsThe UDM College of Engineering & Science is proud to be ranked in the 2015 edition of the U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges" guide.The UDM College of Engineering & Science is proud to be ranked in the 2015 edition of the U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges" guide.Engineering ranking 2014/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/09-29-eng-sci-usnews-rankingwhitenjg1413235491389whitenjg1413236833434University of Detroit Mercy's College of Engineering & Science is proud to be ranked in the 2015 edition of the U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges" guide. For the second year, U.S.News & World Report ranked the College's Engineering program among the best nationally.U.S.News & World Report surveys more than 1,800 four-year colleges and universities around the United States based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. It gathers data from colleges that focus on 16 indicators of academic excellence. The rankings are based on factors related to academic quality, including peer assessment, student selectivity, graduation and retention rates, resources, faculty, average class size and more.10-01-2014/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/images/news_release_placeholder.pngnews_release_placeholder.pngnews_release_placeholder.png//www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/best-colleges-ENGINEERING_PROGRAMS-2015.pngbest-colleges-ENGINEERING_PROGRAMS-2015.pngbest-colleges-ENGINEERING_PROGRAMS-2015.pngEngineering and Science
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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10-10-25th-annual-safety-streettrue1416954735027hipskijtUDM Hosts 25th Annual Safety StreetArea school children and their families were invited to trick-or-treat at University of Detroit Mercy's 25th annual Safety Street. Area school children and their families were invited to trick-or-treat at University of Detroit Mercy's 25th annual Safety Street. Safety Street/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/10-10-25th-annual-safety-streetnelsontd1412947403563whitenjg1414414619350Pounds of Snickers, Reese’s, Hershey and Twix bars were handed out to brave little goblins and ghouls visiting University of Detroit Mercy for the 25th annual Safety Street.

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The fun and safe trick-or-treating environment was held Oct. 24 on UDM's McNichols Campus. Area school children and their families were invited to this yearly free event.

Fraternities, sororities and student organizations participate in the fun evening by decorating booths for the children to trick-or-treat. UDM students in Halloween attire distributed candy to the children and also offered free face-painting during the event. The School of Dentistry gave out free toothbrushes, toothpaste and dental floss.

Visiting campus this year were students from the following Detroit schools: Bagley Elementary, Palmer Park Prep Academy, Bates Academy, David Ellis Academy, Fitzgerald Elementary, Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies, Gesu Elementary, Glazer Elementary, Greenfield Union Elementary, Joy Prep Academy, Rutherford Elementary, International Prep Academy, Northpointe Academy, Vernor Elementary, Pasteur Elementary, Paul Robeson Academy, Schulze Academy-Middle School, St. Scholastica Parish Grade School, Thurgood Marshall Elementary and Stewart Elementary.

The University's School of Architecture (SOA) was the first to establish Safety Street for neighborhood children, but the event soon evolved to include the entire UDM community. Over 400 neighborhood children from grades K-5 attended Safety Street this year, dressed in their favorite costumes. It was once again a spooktacular celebration!

For more information about the event, contact the Office of Student Life at 313-993-1150.
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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

Ethics Bowl TeamInspired by TV’s College Bowl, the Ethics Bowl looks to examine and find answers for tough ethical issues. 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), personal relationships (e.g. dating or friendship), professional ethics (e.g. engineering, law, medicine), or social and political ethics (e.g. free speech, gun control, etc.).

A panel of judges rates answers in terms of intelligibility, focus, depth and judgment. No specialized knowledge in ethical theory is required to compete in or judge an Ethics Bowl.

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.

Contacts, rules, registration forms, and cases for this year's competition can be found at the UDM Ethics Bowl page. RSVP is requested.

For more information about this event, contact Director of UDM's Ethics Bowl Martin Leever at 313-993-1135 or by email at ethicsbowl@udmercy.edu.
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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10-08-emerging-leaders-john-kyees-speaktrue1416954735027hipskijtEmerging Leaders Program to have Executive Alumnus speakJohn Kyees Lecture/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/10-08-emerging-leaders-john-kyees-speaknelsontd1412790653741nelsontd1412947214036The Emerging Leaders Program welcomes guest speaker and UDM alumnus John Kyees '74 on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. The event is open to all students and will focus on the topic of team leadership in the workplace.

John KyeesAn undergraduate presentation will take place from 12:45-1:45 p.m. in the Commerce & Finance Building on UDM’s McNichols Campus, Room 209. Graduate students are also invited to meet in Room 209 for a presentation from 4-5 p.m. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

During this time, Kyees, who holds an MBA from the College of Business Administration, will discuss his career and experiences relative to the Emerging Leaders Program, which he feels are crucial for students to recognize. Kyees has years of experience with a number of veteran and developing companies.

He served as an independent director at Hot Topic, Inc. and Teavana Holdings, Inc., as well as lead independent director at Vera Bradley Designs, Inc. He is also on the board of directors at Vera Bradley Designs, Inc., Teavana Holdings, Inc., Destination XL Group, Inc., Rackwise, Inc. and Homeworks, Inc. (Ohio).

He was previously employed as chief financial & investor relations officer by Urban Outfitters, Inc., chief financial & administrative officer by Bebe Stores, Inc., chief financial officer by SkinMarket, Inc., chief financial officer by HC Holdings LLC, chief financial officer by Express, Inc., and chief financial officer by Hot Topic, Inc.

RSVP is not required. For more information, contact the Emerging Leaders Program at 313-993-2003.
10-02-2014
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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10-02-chaplain-house-lecturetrue1416954735027hipskijtChaplain to U.S. House of Representatives speaks at UDMHouse of Representatives Chaplain lecture/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/10-02-chaplain-house-lecturenelsontd1412275891573nelsontd1412947901022

University of Detroit Mercy’s Political Science department and University Ministries welcomes Chaplain for the U.S. House of Representatives Pat Conroy, S.J., to speak on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 12:45 p.m. in the Ford Life Sciences Building, room 113.

Fr. ConroyFr. Conroy will reflect on his life as a Jesuit and discuss his compelling journey from high school teacher in Portland, OR, to being sworn in as the 60th chaplain to the United States House of Representatives.

Conroy graduated from Claremont McKenna College in 1972, and attended Gonzaga University Law School for one year before entering the Jesuit Order in 1973. As a Jesuit scholastic, Fr. Conroy earned an M.A. in Philosophy from Gonzaga University, a J.D. from St. Louis University, a M.Div. from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley (CA), and an S.T.M. from Regis College of the University of Toronto in Missiology. Fr. Conroy was ordained a priest in 1983 in Seattle, WA.

Fr. Conroy served four villages on the Colville and Spokane Indian Reservations from 1984 to 1989. After a year of working for the national Jesuit Office of Social Ministries in Washington, D.C., he began a career of university chaplaincy, primarily directing student retreats at Georgetown University and Seattle University.

In May of 2011, he was nominated as the 60th chaplain to United States House of Representatives by Speaker of the House John Boehner, in consultation with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and was elected by the House and sworn in by the Speaker on May 25, 2011.

The event is open to the public with no RSVP necessary. For additional event information, contact David Nantais, director, University Ministry at 313-993-1560 or nantaisd@udmercy.edu.

10-08-2014
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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10-01-ceara-oleary-lecturetrue1416954735027hipskijtUDM School of Architecture’s Ceara O’Leary to speak on FellowshipsCeara O'Leary Lecture/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/10-01-ceara-oleary-lecturenelsontd1412258080282whitenjg1412630868956University of Detroit Mercy’s School of Architecture (SOA) welcomes Enterprise Rose Fellow Ceara O'Leary to speak on "Fellowships in Community Development" as part of the SOA's 2014-15 Lecture Series.

Ceara O'LearyThe event will take place Wednesday, Oct. 1 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Genevieve Fisk Loranger Exhibition Center in the Warren Loranger Architecture Building on the McNichols Campus.

O’Leary was featured in the Aug. 18 Architizer article, “Nine Women Who Are Rocking Public Interest Design.” She has also been one of the leaders involved in the Livernois Work Group and its storefront activities to revitalize the business community on Livernois’ “Avenue of Fashion.”

O’Leary will discuss the work of the broad-scale community engagement and infrastructure planning throughout Detroit.

Following O'Leary's presentation will be a panel of additional speakers from several Detroit Fellowship Programs. These five panelists represent a range of community development professionals engaged in public interest planning and design in Detroit.
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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10-02-engineering-science-research-symposiumtrue1416954735027hipskijtCollege of Engineering & Science Hosts Student Research SymposiumE&S Research Symposium/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/10-02-engineering-science-research-symposiumnelsontd1412257607129whitenjg1413217597286University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Engineering & Science presents its second annual Student Research Symposium, Friday, Oct. 17 from 9:30 a.m.-noon in the Engineering Building High Bay.

The event offers the UDM community and its surrounding communities an opportunity to engage with students, faculty and alumni in discussions about research and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

In an effort to keep momentum in these fields, the Student Research Symposium is launching a campaign to strengthen this aspect of UDM’s education for current and future generations of students, and to shine a brighter spotlight on undergraduate research and projects.

In its 2013 inaugural year, the symposium hosted more than 150 high school students and 350 total participants. The College of Engineering & Science hopes to inspire high school students to choose STEM careers by having them interact with the undergraduate presenters and hear about the joys of learning through discovery and creation.

For more information, visit the Engineering & Science Student Research Symposium website.

Engineering & Science Symposium

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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10-01-graduate-counseling-granttrue1416954735027hipskijtGraduate Counseling program awarded $700,000 grant from HRSAGraduate Counseling grant/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/10-01-graduate-counseling-grantnelsontd1412174271821whitenjg1412631328317University of Detroit Mercy has been awarded a $702,000 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) as part of the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) for Professionals program.

In support of the White House’s Now is the Time initiative, the grant program is intended to expand the mental health and substance abuse workforce serving children, adolescents, and transitional-age and high-risk youth.

The Counseling program at UDM offers master’s degrees in three specialty areas:  Addiction, Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling, preparing students to work as clinicians, clinical supervisors, program administrators, and leaders in behavioral health care.

The grant will provide funding for additional specialized education and training for counseling students to prepare them to work specifically with high-risk adolescents.  The funding will also provide scholarships to students as they complete their clinical internship.

The UDM Counseling program partners with a host of nonprofit organizations throughout metro Detroit, including the Veteran’s Administration, Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, the Guidance Center, Brighton Hospital, Vista Maria, and Harbor Oaks Hospital.  Participating community partners in the grant program include Spectrum Juvenile Justice Services, Detroit Public Schools, Sacred Heart Recovery Center, Chippewa Valley High School, and Spectrum Child and Family Services, among others.

10-01-2014
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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Beginning this fall, University of Detroit's Mercy's College of Engineering & Science has partnered with Seelio, a student portfolio network to help students in the competitive job hunt.

Based in Ann Arbor, Seelio is an educational service and technology company that collaborates with colleges and universities like UDM to provide students with visually rich, online multimedia portfolios with which they can showcase their work, achievements and passions. (See Seelio video at right.)

Last July, the College signed a four-year agreement with the firm to bring career preparation via online portfolios to UDM students to document their work. The digital portfolio service, which is free to students, has grown since its 2012 debut and is proving extremely beneficial to students in finding them the right jobs.

The site provides immediate access to projects and publications, demonstrate connections to collaborators and provide potential employers with a multi-dimensional look at student portfolios. These galleries enable UDM to show the world its leadership in developing prepared and successful students.

Gary Kuleck, Dean of Engineering and Science said "the required co-op rotation in the engineering curriculum has our students engaged in professional practice starting in freshman year.  Seelio allows them to document and showcase their talents and marketable skills to prospective employers."

"We know how important it is to prepare students for success, and that's why we're excited to partner with UDM so students can prepare for their careers from day one and graduate with the ability to present and showcase their important experiential learning" said Moses Lee, CEO & Cofounder of Seelio.

Emily Keller-Logan, director of University Engagement for Seelio said "Students using our services have benefited from using the availability of technology at their fingertips to stand out as stronger job candidates."

"It's a really impressive moment in interviews when students can show what they've done," she said. "While a resume is a great overview, students can show a full picture of their skills and abilities with a portfolio," she added.

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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09-29-nfl-player-visits-udm-classtrue1416954735027hipskijtFirst competing African–American NFL player visits UDM Detroit Sports History & Journalism classNFL player visits UDM class/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/09-29-nfl-player-visits-udm-classnelsontd1412019794039nelsontd1412174404607University of Detroit Mercy's Detroit Sports History & Journalism class, taught by Professor Tom Stanton, will welcome retired NFL player Wallace "Wally" Triplett III for a Q&A on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 9:55 a.m. in the Jane & Walter O. Briggs Building Room 117 on UDM's McNichols Campus.

Wallace TriplettTriplett, 88, will be speaking with the class about his time in the NFL, his successful career in business after football, and what it was like to be a professional player during a time of racial segregation.

A Pennsylvania native, Triplett attended Penn State University and played as the first African-American starter in the football team’s history. He was also the first African-American to earn a varsity letter (1946) and the first African-American Penn State starter to be drafted by the NFL (1949).

After receiving his degree in physical education from Penn State, Triplett was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the 19th round of the 1949 NFL draft. African-Americans were not uncommon on NFL rosters, but Triplett was the first to step into a uniform and onto the field.

He played two seasons with the Lions and set an NFL record with 294 return yards in a single game. The record stood for 44 years. He left after the 1950 season for a year of military service in the Korean War and played for the Chicago Cardinals when he returned.

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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09-29-detroit-oakland-metro-seriestrue1416954735027hipskijtDetroit-Oakland Metro Series RivalryMetro Series Rivalry/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/09-29-detroit-oakland-metro-seriesnelsontd1412014201484nelsontd1412179032316University of Detroit Mercy and Oakland University athletic departments have branded an annual rivalry called the Metro Series, driven by Trinity Transportation, which will be awarded to the school with the most head-to-head victories over the course of the academic year. The Titans and Golden Grizzlies will announce the rivalry at the Somerset Collection in Troy on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 10 a.m.

Metro Series Logo"I'm excited about the rivalry between Detroit and Oakland," said UDM Director of Athletics Robert C. Vowels, Jr. "I believe within this city there is some excitement brewing between both the schools from an academic and athletic perspective. I think because of the close proximity it’s going to generate some interest and believe we can find our own niche within the marketplace to help build our brand. We have 13 sports that we are competing in during this rivalry and that the fans can come out and watch many sports and student-athletes compete in the highest level in the city of Detroit."

Separated by just 26 miles, Detroit and Oakland are the only Division I schools located in the Metro Detroit area. The Golden Grizzlies and Titans will compete in men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's golf, men's and women's soccer, softball, women's tennis, men's and women's track and field.

"I think this is incredibly exciting," said Oakland Director of Athletics Jeff Konya. "You have two mid-major properties that have had a lot of success recently, and generated a lot of excitement last year in men's basketball. We think there is going to be an experience to our fans and our constituents that's going to be revolutionary and first class. There are a lot of contrasting synergies, which really makes this an interesting rivalry. We have a public and a private school coming together, our schools are within 20-plus miles of each other, you have a school relatively new to Division I competing and one that has been competing for many years. Sports fans in Detroit and Metro Detroit should be excited for the opportunity to get behind support and see where this rivalry can grow to."

The winner of each competition will be awarded points, with cross country, golf and track and field being decided by the highest finish at the Horizon League Championships. The school with the most points at the end of the season will be awarded the Metro Rivalry cup. In an event of a tie in the first year, the school with the most Horizon League Academic selections from all sports will be the winner. Following the inaugural season, the school that wins the cup the previous year will retain the cup in an event of a tie.

Athletic Directors Jeff Konya and Robert Vowels will be in attendance at the announcement, along with men's basketball coaches Greg Kampe and Ray McCallum. Oakland University President George Hynd will also be there, along with other athletic coaches and staff from both schools. All staff will be available for comment after the announcement.

The Metro Series will kick off during the men's soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 1, in Detroit at 4 p.m. on Titan Field.

Last season Detroit and Oakland witnessed attendance highs at the men's basketball games that produced an overtime thriller in the Athletics Center O'rena on ESPNU during Rivalry Week. The Golden Grizzlies had an attendance record of 4,065 and the Titans featured a crowd of 6,976 in Calihan Hall, the third largest attendance since the 1999-00 season. See coverage of the event for more.

UDM/Oakland Rivalry

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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09-24-hip-hop-michael-ford-lecturetrue1416954735027hipskijtHip-Hop Inspired Architect Michael Ford Returns to Alma MaterHip Hop Inspired Architecture Lecture/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/09-24-hip-hop-michael-ford-lecturenelsontd1411482957036nelsontd1411495285018Highland Park native and University of Detroit Mercy graduate Michael Ford '06 will speak at the School of Architecture to discuss his hip-hop influenced exhibit.

Michael FordOn Sept. 24 from 5-7:30 p.m., Michael Ford of Flad Architects, will kick off his "Hip Hop Inspired Architecture" lecture in the Genevieve Fisk Loranger Exhibit Center of the Warren Loranger Architecture Building located on the McNichols Campus.

Since the completion of his architecture degree from UDM, Ford continues to support renowned modernist architect, Le Corbusier, as the true "Father of Hip-Hop," given Le Corbusier's influence in inner cities around the nation.

"People who think they know what hip-hop is — they can come here and learn how hip-hop became what it is today. People who have no idea what hip-hop is — they're definitely going to learn what it's all about," he said.

Ford's mission is to promote the importance of innovative spaces that are tailored to different communities through a hip-hop and modernistic platform.

"It's a very cross-disciplinary approach to this topic. It's going to be suitable for [anybody] and everybody, whether you're an architect, a lover of hip-hop, a lover of art — it's for all ages and backgrounds."

Both the Hip Hop Inspired Architecture and The Alley Project (TAP) Gallery of Southwest Detroit exhibits will be on display in the Warren Loranger Architecture Building this week, Sept. 22-26, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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High school students are invited to attend University of Detroit Mercy’s "Visit Day" on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 from 9 a.m. to noon. Events will be held in the Fountain Lounge of the Student Center Building on the University’s McNichols Campus.

Visit Day is an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to spend time with the UDM community as they learn what it is like to be a college student. Deans, faculty, alumni and current students and their parents will be on hand to discuss what UDM has to offer.

University of Detroit Mercy encourages high school students, whether they have applied or not, to learn all about the academic programs available, discuss financial aid and scholarships, meet students and receive a tour of the McNichols Campus. It's also a good time to learn about important things like choice of major, campus life and career services available to all UDM students.

Parents and guests are welcome.

To register for an upcoming Visit Day, visit udmercy.edu/visitday or call the Office of Admissions at 800-365-5020.

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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University of Detroit Mercy School of Law will host its 102nd annual Red Mass and Renewal of the Lawyer's Oath of Commitment on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at noon. The Mass will be held at Detroit's historic Saints Peter and Paul Jesuit Church, 629 East Jefferson Avenue, which is immediately adjacent to the Riverfront Campus. Mass will be followed by a complimentary luncheon in the atrium of the School. The Catholic Lawyers Society is co-sponsoring the Mass this year.

Red Mass is an occasion for judges, lawyers, civic leaders, faculty and law students of all faiths to pray together at the beginning of the new judicial term, asking the Holy Spirit to bless, strengthen and enlighten members of the legal profession, so that in cooperation and mutual trust they may effectively achieve justice for all.

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.

The Lawyer's Oath of Commitment is recited by all new lawyers in the State of Michigan as a mandatory part of swearing-in ceremonies. Renewal of the Oath is a voluntary means of reaffirming this pledge made at the onset of a lawyer's career. This year's Oath will be led by Justice Michael F. Cavanagh of the Michigan Supreme Court, who graduated from the University of Detroit in 1962 and the School of Law in 1966. Justice Cavanagh will be recognized for his nearly 42 years of judicial service as he approaches retirement from the bench on Jan. 1, 2015. The celebrant of the Mass will be The Most Reverend Donald F. Hanchon, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Detroit.

The School of Law has hosted the Red Mass on behalf of the Archdiocese of Detroit at Saints Peter and Paul since the School opened in 1912.

For additional information, please visit the School of Law website.

Red Mass

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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09-12-midnight-bike-ridetrue1416954735027hipskijt25th Annual Midnight Bike Ride to Take Place Friday, Sept. 19Midnight Bike Ride/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/09-12-midnight-bike-ridenelsontd1410533147001whitenjg1411418081675For the 25th consecutive year, UDM will host its annual Midnight Bicycle Tour of Detroit on Friday, Sept. 19 from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Before the night is over, the 20-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 the UDM Public Safety Department.

The bike tour includes rest stops to point out places of interest and a hot dog break late into the night at Detroit's famous Lafayette Coney Island. The cyclists should return to campus around midnight.

On-site registration will be also available beginning at 7 p.m. The event begins at 8 p.m. in the Kassab Mall near the Livernois entrance of the McNichols Campus. UDM students will begin the ride in Parking Lot "A," north of Reno Hall on the McNichols Campus.

Currently only registered UDM students can participate for free.

All individuals will receive a biking water bottle and T-shirt for the event. Shirts may be picked up from the Student Life Office after 2 p.m. on Friday.

UDM students can purchase the limited edition moisture-wicking T-shirt for $5. Non-UDM students can participate for $20, which includes the limited edition moisture-wicking T-shirt. Please visit: registration site on Eventbrite to register.

For more information, contact the UDM Student Life Office at 313-993-1150.

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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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 and student organization fair.

Celebrate Spirit!

The Mass of the Holy Spirit service will take place on Thursday, Sept. 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Calihan Hall, led by Rev. Simon Hendry, S.J., welcoming people of all faith traditions to ask God's blessing on the new school year. Following the program, the University community will gather for a picnic and student organization fair around the Fisher Fountain at 1 p.m. Students attending "Celebrate Spirit!" will be given a ticket to be entered into a drawing for prizes, including an iPad, Alternative Spring Break Trip and gift cards at the picnic. Classes will resume at 2:30 p.m.

"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.

The guest speaker for the presentation of "Reflect. Imagine. Transform" will be Dr. Fatemeh Keshavarz, the Roshan Institute Chair in Persian Language and Literature and Director of the Roshan Institute Center for Persian Studies at the University of Maryland. Dr. Keshavarz is an alumna of Shiraz University and the University of London. She taught at Washington University for 20 years, and chaired the Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages and Literature from 2004-2011. She has published numerous books, poems, and journal articles, and is the recipient of the Peabody Award and the Herschel Walker Peace and Justice Award.

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, see the Celebrate Spirit! site.

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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08-24-garibaldi-wxyztrue1416954735027hipskijtPresident Garibaldi Interviewed on WXYZ-TVPresident Garibaldi interview on WXYZ-TV/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/08-24-garibaldi-wxyzwhitenjg1409143527314whitenjg1409763309271

UDM President Antoine Garibaldi was the featured guest on WXYZ-TV Channel 7's Spotlight on the News show, hosted by Chuck Stokes, the station's Editorial/Public Affairs director. The half-hour show about University of Detroit Mercy highlighted the University’s academic quality and students, special programs and community outreach, how UDM is working with civic and community leaders on rebuilding the city and its neighborhoods and our institution's future.

→ Watch the show on WXYZ.com

The show originally aired Aug. 24, 2014 on Channel 7 in Detroit. Spotlight, Detroit's longest-running weekly news and public affairs show, features in-depth interviews with prominent politicians, entertainers, and business and community leaders.

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WXYZ-TV's Editorial/Public Affairs Director Chuck Stokes, left, and UDM President Antoine Garibaldi on the set of the station's Spotlight on the News program.  The show was recorded Aug. 22.

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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01-27-kitchentrue1416954735027hipskijtUDM Hosts Campus Kitchens - Benefit Dinner and ConcertUDM Hosts Campus Kitchens - Benefit Dinner and Concert/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/01-27-kitchenskiminab1390856420646skiminab1390858267363

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with University of Detroit Mercy friends who care about hunger and homelessness in our community. UDM in partnership with U of D Jesuit High School are sponsoring the “Valentine Soup Supper and Concert” on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 from 6-8 p.m., following the 5 p.m. Mass, at St. Hugo of the Hills Church, 2215 Opdyke Road in Bloomfield Hills. Detroit tenor Edmond Guay will be performing romantic music for Valentine's Day, with area musicians for the event. Guay is Cantor for St. Hugo of the Hills Church in Bloomfield Hills, MI.

UDM Campus Kitchen's mission is to distribute leftover cafeteria food to senior citizens and shelters in the community who need food. It is a student run organization that trains students to manage and operate anti-hunger non-profit organizations.

“The program (the first of it’s kind in the state), is in keeping with the University’s mission of being a student-centered program,” University Minister Drew Peters commented. Student responsibilities include planning a menu, cooking, organizing drivers and completing paperwork. The program allows students to build leadership and team building skills.”

“The program is run by University students and the outreach is to the local community, which reflects the mission of reaching out in an urban context,” Peters said. UDM encourages its students to engage in service and the immediate community around the University.

To RSVP for this very special fundraising event, contact coordinators Norm Schmitt (nschmitt@schmittllc.com), Cathy Schmitt (cdschmitt@mac.com) or call 248-540-8157. Families and walk-ins are welcome.

If you are unable to attend, you can still make a donation by sending a check to University of Detroit Mercy c/o Campus Kitchens at 4001 W. McNichols, Detroit, MI, 48221-3038.

For more information on the Campus Kitchen at UDM, visit www.udmercy.edu/institute/campus_kitchen.htm.

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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01-02-lawtrue1416954735027hipskijtUDM School of Law Open HouseUDM School of Law Open House/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/01-02-lawskiminab1386795790148skiminab1390858811462

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law will host an Open House on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2013 from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Law School Atrium, 651 East Jefferson Ave., Detroit.

Students will be given the opportunity to see why men and women have been choosing UDM Law for the past 100 years for their legal education. Participants will get an in-depth look at how UDM Law’s unique curriculum best prepares students for the realities of practice.

To make a reservation, or for more information concerning the prospective student Open House, call Stephanie Winbigler, UDM Law’s Associate Director of Admissions at 313-596-9841 or e-mail winbigsn@udmercy.edu.

01-02-2014
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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The University of Detroit Mercy community will join together to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day next week. The remembrance begins on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 12:45 p.m. in the Life Sciences Building, room #115 with a UDM student kick-off event discussing the black leader’s passion for life and the need to give back to others. Martin Park Association community leaders LeVetria Johnson and Gordon Nash will discuss projects that students, faculty and staff can get involved in.

On Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Life Sciences Building, room #113, UDM will look at “Becoming the Beloved Community: Celebrating Our Diverse Heritage.” The discussion will be lead by James Perkinson, professor of Ethics and Systematic Theology at Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit and Mark Greer, II, organizer of MOSES (Metropolitan Organizing Strategy Enabling Strength). MOSES is a group of diverse congregations, organizes communities, develops leaders and builds relationships to advocate for social justice.

The MLK events will end on Thursday, Jan. 30 from 12:45-2 p.m. in the Commerce & Finance Building, room #139 with “Reflections on Community Service” with Tim Hipskind, S.J., director for the Institute for Leadership and Service at UDM and Drew Peters, assistant director of Student Life.

All events are free and open to the University community and the public.

Also, UDM is hosting a series of events for Black History Month during February 2014.  See details on the Special Events page.

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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01-22-theatretrue1416954735027hipskijtLaugh out loud during the Theatre Company's new comedy "Somebody/Nobody"Laugh out loud during the Theatre Company's new comedy "Somebody/Nobody"/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/01-22-theatremorganjk1390405181999palmersc1391719133372

Obsessed with celebrities? Jane Martin’s screwball comedy about America’s fixation with celebrity and fame continues The Theatre Company’s 43rd season at University of Detroit Mercy. Dr. Arthur J. Beer directs this hilarious comedy that takes direct aim at Hollywood and celebrity culture. Somebody/Nobody runs six performances, February 7 through 16, at the Marygrove Theatre.

Imagine what a day would be like if a B-movie starlet pounded on your front door, bloodied and bedraggled in gold lame, demanding… well, everything! So begins Jane Martin’s Somebody/Nobody, a hilarious romp that takes more than one stab at the cult of celebrity.

Somebody/Nobody

Loli (Claire Hardy) is a homespun ‘nobody’ who ran away from Flatt, Kansas with a dream of making it big. The dazed and bruised celebrity who shows up at Loli’s unglamorous L.A. apartment door is none other than Sheena Keener (Michelle Renaud), a self-proclaimed goddess and award-winning ‘somebody’, searching for escape from the prying eyes of the public. Throw in a vampire-wannabe celebrity stalker, a backwoods bounty hunter, and a talent agent as big as a galaxy, and this unlikely story unfolds with sidesplitting twists and turns that will leave the audience sore from laughter.

The cast features Theatre Company alumna Michelle Renaud (Troy, MI) as Sheena, opposite UDM newcomer Claire Hardy (Holly, MI) as Loli. Theater Company alumnus Eric Maher (Emmaus, PA) as Joe Don joins UDM student Shaunte McArthur (Detroit, MI) as Stalker and Judo Manko (Dearborn, MI) as Galaxy.

The production crew includes Director Dr. Arthur J. Beer (Warren, MI), alumnus Stage Manager Mathew Lira (Toledo, OH), Scenic and Costume Designer Melinda Pacha (Royal Oak, MI), Lighting Designer and Technical Director Rudy Schupebach (Detroit, MI), and Director of Marketing and Management Greg Grobis (Detroit, MI).

Claire Hardy as Loli and Michelle Renaud as Sheena

Claire Hardy as Loli and Michelle Renaud as Sheena in UDM Theatre Company’s Somebody/Nobody.

Somebody/Nobody runs February 7, 8, 14, 15 at 8:00 p.m. and February 9 and 16 at 2:00 p.m. at the Marygrove Theatre on the campus of Marygrove College, 8425 W. McNichols Rd. The UDM Alumni afterglow will occur following the performance on Saturday, February 8, 2014 and a talkback will occur with the Director and cast after Sunday February 9, 2014’s performance.

Adult admission is $20. Discount admission for UDM Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Donors and Detroit residents are $17. Student admission is $10. UDM and Marygrove student admission is $5. Group tickets are available for parties of 10 or more. Contact Lisa Rybak at 313-993-3270 for group pricing.

Box Office hours of operation are NOON through 5:00p.m., Tuesday through Friday. The box Office will move to the theater for performances and open one hour prior to curtain. For tickets, call the theater box office at 313-993-3270. For more information visit us online at theatre.udmercy.edu or www.facebook.com/udmtheatre.

The Theatre Company at University of Detroit Mercy continues its mission of providing the Metro Detroit community with thoughtful, high-quality and professional productions while centering on social justice issues in our community. The Theatre Company offers students of the Performing Arts Department the opportunity to work on and off stage with theater 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.

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Contact: Greg Grobis
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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UDM’s Theatre Company - Somebody/Nobody
Fact Sheet

WHAT: Somebody/Nobody By Jane Martin

WHEN: February 7, 8*, 14, 15 at 8:00 p.m., February 9** and 16 at 2:00 p.m., *Afterglow ** Talkback

WHERE: Marygrove College Theatre located at 8425 W. McNichols Rd, Detroit, MI 48221

WHO: UDM Theatre Company

  • Director: Dr. Arthur J. Beer Stage Manger: Mathew Lira
  • Scenic and Costume Designer: Melinda Pacha
  • Lighting Designer and Technical Director: Rudy Schupebach
  • Director of Marketing and Management: Greg Grobis

CAST

  • Claire Hardy (Holly and Madison Heights, MI) as Loli
  • Michelle Renaud (Troy, MI) as Sheena
  • Eric Maher (Emmaus, PA and West Bloomfield, MI) as Joe Don
  • Shaunte McArthur (Detroit, MI) as Stalker
  • Judo Manko (Dearborn, MI) as Galaxy
  • Olivia Ray (Clinton Township, MI) as Beverly

TICKETS:

  • $20.00 Adult admission
  • $17 Discount Adult Admission,
  • $10.00 Student admission
  • $5 UDM and Marygrove Student admission

Students must provide identification when purchasing tickets. Group rates available. Call the box office for details.

BOX OFFICE: 313-993-3270

Reno Hall 043 Box Office - 4001 W. McNichols Rd, 48221
Hours: Tuesday - Friday 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Mastercard, Visa, Discover are accepted

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Since 1985, University of Detroit Mercy Marketing Professor Michael Bernacchi has hosted the "Super Bowl Ad Nauseum," where hundreds of high school students discuss the effectiveness of the advertisements aired during the big game. The annual event was held Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 at noon in the Student Fitness Center on the McNichols Campus.

“The Super Bowl is a huge event for the advertising world, since a lot of business occurs during the commercial breaks,” the professor explained. During the Ad Nauseum, Bernacchi discussed advertising and what students should be aware of when watching the commercials. "If students are talking about the game, why not have them learn about the business behind the messages.” This year, the Super Bowl spent up to $4 million for a 30-second advertisement spot.

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. 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 website.

UDM offered competitive scholarships to prospective students pursuing their undergraduate degree in marketing or related fields. The America's Marketing High School Scholarship is worth up to $1,500 per year. Pizza, pop, and snacks were served to the 300 high school students from Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties in the Student Fitness Center.

Super Bowl Ad Nauseam on YouTube:


WXYZ - 7

WJBK - 2

WDIV - 4

Ad Nauseam
mIKE-rOSCOPEs:

Mike-Roscope

Ad Nauseum in the News:

February 4, 2014
Teens pick best of Super Bowl ads- Ad Nauseum
The Oakland Press

Feb. 3, 2014
SUPER BOWL XLVIII: Even in a YouTube age, advertisers still crave big live events

News-Herald, The Oakland Press

Jan. 29, 2014
Some Super Bowl fans prefer commercials over game

The Oakland Press

Super Bowl Links with Prof. Bernacchi

February 3, 2014
Chrysler, GM, Ford score touchdowns with Super Bowl ads despite crowded field
Detroit Free Press

Feb.3, 2014
Lincoln Releases Its Second Super Bowl Ad
Autonews

Feb. 3, 2014
A-B Again Tops USA Today Super Bowl Ad Poll; RadioShack Hits While Butterfinger Misses
Sports Business Daily

Feb 3, 2014
Chrysler, GM, Ford score touchdowns with Super Bowl commercials despite crowded field
ArcaMax

Feb. 2, 2014
What Makes You Tune Into The Big Game? Football, Commercials Or Entertainment?
WWJ

Jan. 31, 2014
Super Bowl ads arrive Sunday; there'll be a football game, too
The Detroit News

Jan. 30, 2014
Super Bowl ads are the game within the big game

Quad City Times

Jan. 27, 2014
Honda Pulls Out Detroit Bankruptcy Scenes from Civic Spot After Outcry
Car Scoops

Jan. 26, 2014
Could A Super Bowl Monday Be In The Cards?

CBS Detroit

Jan. 26, 2014
Ads ready to bare knuckles for big game
NBC News

Jan. 25, 2014
Honda changes ad that offended Detroit residents
UPI

Jan. 25, 2014
For automakers, a pre-Super Bowl flag on creativity’s limits
Juscarnews

Jan. 24, 2014
Nissan Dune-Buggy Ad Stretches Truth Too Far for Feds
Bloomberg News

Jan 24, 2014
Advertisers Ready to Tackle Rivals at Super Bowl
NBC-Bay Area Friday

Jan. 7, 2014
Automakers seek big score in Super Bowl
The Detroit News

Aug. 28, 2013
Chevy Returns To Super Bowl – Car Pro News
Car Scoops


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FROM NOWHERE TO $OME WHERE!
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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For the past 29 years, University of Detroit Mercy Marketing Professor Michael Bernacchi has hosted thousands of high school students on campus for his annual “Super Bowl Ad Nauseum,” an event held the day after the Super Bowl aimed to inform high school students on the advertising methods used during the game and discuss the effectiveness of the spots. For the first time, Bernacchi will be adding a pregame event when he hosts his first annual “Super Bowl Blast,” for University alumni, students and friends. This event, to be held Thursday, Jan. 30 from 4-5:30 p.m. in Chemistry Building, room 114 on the McNichols Campus, will be different.

The “Blast” facilitators won’t review this year’s ads, but will discuss the history of the Super Bowl ads, their importance in the corporation’s bottom line and the success and failures over the years.

Joining Bernacchi will be Sherrie Weitzman, national advertising manager for Cadillac (General Motors) and president of the Adcraft Club of Detroit for 2013-2014. Weitzman has a long history in advertising working with Cadillac for the past eight years. She has also held leadership positions with Chevrolet, Doner Advertising, Lionel LLC and the Berline Group.

“We are honored to have Sherrie Weitzman join us this year for our event as she has been an integral part of Cadillac’s success over the past decade,” said Bernacchi. “She looks forward to speaking on campus and discussing her part in the automaker’s new ad campaign, “Garages.” 

For more information, contact:

Marketing Professor Michael Bernacchi,
University of Detroit Mercy



4001 West McNichols Road Detroit, MI 48221

313-993-1116 (office) or 

mbernacchi@americasmarketinghighschool.org

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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The University of Detroit Mercy announces the appointment of Phyllis L. Crocker as the Dean of the School of Law, effective July 1, 2014.  Crocker joins UDM from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, where she is a Professor of Law and recently served as Interim Dean and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.  “The University looks forward to welcoming Professor Crocker to the University of Detroit Mercy community and seeing the many contributions she will make in advancing the School of Law,” said Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Pamela Zarkowski, J.D., M.P.H.

Professor Crocker has written extensively on the constitutional, historical, and cultural underpinnings of capital punishment, and she has served on many advisory committees as a nationally recognized authority on the death penalty.  She chaired the American Bar Association Ohio Death Penalty Assessment Team that published Evaluating Fairness and Accuracy in State Death Penalty Systems:  The Ohio Death Penalty Assessment Report (2007).  In 2010, she was named to the Steering Committee of the ABA Death Penalty Due Process Review Project.  In 2011, she was appointed to the Ohio Supreme Court and Ohio State Bar Association Joint Task Force to Review the Administration of Ohio’s Death Penalty.  She also serves her community as a Commissioner on the Cuyahoga County Public Defender Commission and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center.

Crocker has been a co-author of the Ohio practice treatise Criminal Law (3rd edition, 2009), including annual supplements, since 2006.  She has authored articles and given many presentations throughout her career primarily on the topic of the death penalty.  She has received several prestigious awards, most recently the 2010 YWCA Women of Professional Excellence Award and the 2009 and 2008 Cleveland State University Administrative Merit Recognition Award.  She is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.
 
Crocker received her B.A. from Yale University and her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law.  After graduating law school, she clerked for the Honorable Warren J. Ferguson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  Subsequently, she was an associate for three years in a Chicago law firm specializing in complex federal civil litigation, including civil rights and commercial class actions.  From 1989 to 1994, she was a staff attorney at the Texas Resource Center, a federally-funded community defender organization that represented indigents on death row in their post-conviction appeals.  While there, she served as co-counsel on Herrera v. Collins, 506 U.S. 390 (1993), challenging the constitutionality of executing one who is innocent.
 
Crocker joined Cleveland-Marshall in 1994 and has taught Capital Punishment, Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure I and II, and Externships.  She was Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from July 2006 to July 2010 and the Interim Dean from March 2010 to June 2011.  Under her leadership, the law school expanded the externship program, adopted comprehensive curriculum reform, completed the fundraising for and construction of a technologically state-of-the-art trial courtroom at the law school, and increased fundraising in key strategic categories, while leading the law school through a university-wide budget reduction process.

“It is an honor to join UDM as the next dean of the law school,” said Crocker.  “I am excited to become part of a law school that has such a strong and longstanding commitment to preparing students to be excellent, ethical attorneys ready to represent their clients and serve their communities.  I look forward to working with the students, faculty, staff, graduates and friends of the law school to build on the school’s traditions and accomplishments.”

About University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

Founded in 1912, the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law is a Catholic institution sponsored by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas.  The School is approved by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. 

Jesuit and Mercy values blend together at UDM Law to create an open-minded learning environment that focuses on intellectual rigor and service to others.  At UDM Law, the ideals of ethics and professionalism are emphasized, demonstrated, and practiced throughout every aspect of the curriculum, both inside the classroom and in off-campus settings.

UDM Law is a diverse, collegial community where students explore differing thoughts and perspectives in an inclusive setting committed to the principles of equal educational opportunity.  As part of this supportive environment, students readily access the help of faculty and staff and enjoy networking with and learning from alumni.

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

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Denise P. Hickey, Assistant Dean, School of Law, 313-596-0202, hickeydp@udmercy.edu

The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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University of Detroit Mercy’s Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC) in the School of Architecture is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. With a portfolio ranging from award-winning homeless shelters and graffiti galleries to neighborhood master plans and green infrastructure visions, the University has long collaborated with many community-based clients.

One of DCDC’s most exciting ventures is an ongoing project on Livernois Avenue in northwest Detroit. The Livernois Community Storefront is a pop-up community space that occupies a formerly vacant storefront along the historic Avenue of Fashion, a struggling commercial corridor with a rich history and strong building stock. The storefront was a product of many local partners and coincided with an event that further met the community’s collective goals. Overall, the storefront created a new type of pop-up focusing on community activities and spurring additional attention and investment along the Avenue.

To celebrate DCDC’s 20th anniversary, the Design Center is currently displaying an exhibit about its work and projects at the main branch of the Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Ave., in Strohm Hall.

The exhibit will be on display at the Detroit Public Library until March 2. From March 10-30, the DCDC exhibit will be on display in the UDM Student Fitness Center on the McNichols Campus.

On Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m., Dan Pitera, DCDC executive director, and Virginia Stanard, DCDC design fellow, will give a presentation on DCDC philosophies, projects and achievements during its 20 years in conjunction with the exhibit at the Library's Strohm Hall. The presentation is free and open to the public.

DCDC 20th Anniversary
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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University of Detroit Mercy welcomes two new members to the Board of Trustees: Angelo Vitale of Quicken Loans and Nancy Susick of Beaumont Health Systems.

Angelo Vitale is vice president and corporate counsel for Quicken Loans (1997-present). He joined the company (then known as Rock Financial) as its deputy corporate counsel. In addition to his managing counsel responsibilities, Vitale specializes in the areas of commercial real estate leasing, enterprise risk management, regulatory compliance and fair lending. He is a member of the company’s senior leadership team as well as its Audit and Risk team.

Prior to joining Quicken Loans, Vitale served as senior counsel for Source One Mortgage Services where he managed complex national class-action litigation involving a variety of residential mortgage loan origination and servicing practices.

Vitale began his legal career as an associate attorney with Harvey, Kruse, Weston and Milan, a mid-size Detroit law firm specializing in insurance defense litigation. Angelo earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Detroit (B.A., 1980) and his law degree from Wayne State University (J.D., 1983).

Nancy A. Susick, M.S.N., R.N., is senior vice president of Beaumont Health Systems and president of Beaumont Hospital, Troy. She oversees the operations of the 418-bed Troy hospital and its ambulatory, diagnostic and surgery centers.

Prior to her appointment as president in April 2012, she was vice president, chief operating officer and chief nursing officer at Beaumont, Troy, responsible for operations and nursing practice. She chaired the hospital's Magnet Committee and Nurse Executive Leadership Council and numerous operation councils. Under her leadership, Beaumont, Troy achieved Magnet designation, the highest recognition for nursing excellence.

Susick has been a registered nurse since 1986 and has held various staff, nursing leadership and administrative positions at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak and Troy, since 1986. She recently retired from the United States Navy Reserve, holding the rank of Captain after 24 years of service.

Susick earned a Master of Science degree in Nursing from Oakland University (M.S.N, 1997) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Mercy College of Detroit (B.S., 1986). Susick is a member of the Michigan Organization of Nurse Executives, the American College of Health Care Executives and the Naval Reserve Association.

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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Many children in Detroit will have a lot more to smile about. With the help of dentists, dental hygienists, faculty, staff and students, the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry will provide free oral health care services to more than 150 children from low-income families on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on UDM's Corktown Campus.

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 never seen a dentist," said Mert Aksu, dean of the School of Dentistry. "UDM's dental clinic provides care to people of all walks of life including the homeless, elderly patients with AIDS, 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 in partnership with the American Dental Association. 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.

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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High school students are invited to attend University of Detroit Mercy’s “Visit Day” on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, from 9 a.m. to noon.  It will be held in the Fountain Lounge of the Student Center Building on the University’s McNichols Campus.

UDM encourages high school students, whether they have applied or not, to learn all about the academic programs available, financial aid and scholarships, meet current UDM students and parents, and receive a tour of the McNichols campus.

UDM deans, faculty and alumni will be on hand to learn about all the “great things” happening on campus.

To make a reservation or for more information, contact UDM Admissions 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, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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02-18-railroadtrue1416954735027hipskijtMichigan Experts Discuss Michigan’s Underground RailroadMichigan Experts Discuss Michigan’s Underground Railroad/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/02-18-railroadpalmersc1392754322756palmersc1392755311439

In 1820, fugitives from slavery in the American South began showing up at harbors such as Sandusky, Cleveland, Fairport, and Ashtabula on the southern shore of Lake Erie.  These and other places soon joined the Detroit River and the Niagara frontier as major crossing points for freedom seekers going to Canada.

Three local historians will discuss the role of Lake Erie in the Underground Railroad in the decades before the Civil War on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fountain Lounge, Student Center, McNichols Campus

Americans rarely think of waterways such as the Great Lakes as part of the system of slave escapes known as the Underground Railroad, yet friendly sailors and ship captains, along with intrepid abolitionists, helped hundreds of runaway slaves make a liquid passage to freedom.

The Underground Railroad historians are:

Tiya Miles, chair of the Department of Afro-American and African Studies and professor of History at University of Michigan.  Her essay, “Of Waterways and Runaways: Reflections on the Great Lakes in Underground Railroad History,” brought much-needed attention to this subject.

Carol Mull, historic preservationist, former chair of the Michigan Freedom Trail Commission and the author of The Underground Railroad in Michigan.

John Polascek, former Curator of the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, has spent years uncovering evidence of specific Lake Erie crossings by runaway slaves.

This event is sponsored by the Black Abolitionist Archive at University of Detroit Mercy.  Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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02-18-jawaltrue1416954735027hipskijtUDM Announces Free Performances of "Jordan Anderson Writes a Letter"UDM Announces Free Performances of "Jordan Anderson Writes a Letter"/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/02-18-jawalpalmersc1392759780768skiminab1393448415112In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation the University of Detroit Mercy in partnership with the Chrysler Group LLC announces four free performances of the multimedia docudrama Jordan Anderson Writes A Letter.  Written by UDM Theatre Professor Dr. Arthur J. Beer, Jordan Anderson Writes A Letter will be performed on the University of Detroit Mercy’s McNichols campus in the Life Science Building room 113 on February 21 and 22, 2014.  To reserve your seat please call 313-993-3270. Donations are encouraged.

Performance times are Friday, February 27, 28 at 11 a.m. and March 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 28 at 11 a.m. at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (315 E Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202). 

After the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, Jordan Anderson and his family fled their Tennessee master’s plantation to find a new life in Dayton, Ohio under the mentorship of the great abolitionist, Valentine Winters. Their courageous journey from Tennessee slavery to Ohio freedom was later challenged by the demands of his former master to return home. Jordan Anderson assisted by Winters responds to the letter of his former master with a letter of his own. The result is a human lesson in compassion, defiance and dignity.

Jordan Anderson Writes A Letter is produced by the University of Detroit Mercy’s Theatre Company. Producer Level Sponsors are the Michigan’s Humanities Council, the National Humanities Endowment and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Director Level Sponsors include the Chrysler Group LLC, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment of the Arts. Established in 1970, The Theatre Company at University of Detroit Mercy continues its mission of providing the Metro Detroit community with thoughtful, high-quality and professional productions while centering on social justice issues in our community. For more information on becoming a student or an associate guest artist, please contact Greg Grobis at 313-993-3269.

02-18-2014
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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03-03-theatretrue1416954735027hipskijtGrowing up is hard to do, especially for the parents! ... The UDM Theatre Company presents "Memory House" Growing up is hard to do, especially for the parents! ... The UDM Theatre Company presents "Memory House" /www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/03-03-theatrepalmersc1393865743856palmersc1395760051725The heartwarming comedic drama Memory House will complete The Theatre Company’s 43rd season at the University of Detroit Mercy. Directed by David Regal, this moving account of a daughter, a mother, a paper and a pie is an emotionally charged story of learning and letting go. Kathleen Tolan’s Memory House will run six performances, March 28 through April 6, at the intimate 90 seat setting of the Grounds Coffeehaus on the UDM McNichols campus. Tickets are available by calling 313-­‐993-­‐3270.

Memory House, by Kathleen Tolan, is a dramatic blend of the ingredients that make up the parent/child relationship. Katia, played by Theatre Company newcomer Ashé Lewis (Westland, MI), is a teenage daughter on the cusp of adulthood who is struggling with writing her college entrance essay. As the three-hour deadline looms, she is searching for an elusive context in writing her ‘memory house’. Questioning the choices of her parents and the details of her heritage, Katia prods her adoptive mother, Maggie, played by Equity Guest Artist Stephanie Nichols (Troy, MI), for answers. Maggie is spending the evening baking her first pie, a therapeutic exercise to ease the pain of her divorce from Katia’s father.

Memory House deftly captures that poignant moment when a mother realizes her life’s work is coming to an end, along with the maturing of a daughter’s understanding of her parents, as they both come face to face with the inevitability of growing up.

The New York Times calls Memory House “a captivating emotional ballet that is also a moving demonstration of the strenuous work that goes into good mothering.”

The production team includes Director David Regal (Ferndale, MI), Stage Manager Greg Ettleman (Grosse Pointe, MI), Scenic and Costume Designer Melinda Pacha (Royal Oak, MI), Lighting Designer and Technical Director Rudy Schupebach (Detroit, MI), and Director of Marketing and Management Greg Grobis (Detroit, MI).

Memory House runs March 28, 29 and April, 4, 5 at 8:00 p.m. and March 30 and April 6 at 2:00 p.m. at the Grounds Coffee Haus on the McNichols Campus of the University of Detroit Mercy, 4001 W McNichols, Detroit 48221. The UDM Alumni afterglow will occur following the performance on Saturday, March 29, 2014 and a talkback will occur with the Director and cast after Sunday March 30, 2014’s performance.

Adult admission is $20. Discount admission for UDM Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Donors and Detroit residents is $17. Student admission is $10. UDM and Marygrove student admission is $5. Group tickets are available for parties of 10 or more. Contact Lisa Rybak at 313-­‐993-­‐3270 for group pricing.

Box Office hours of operation are NOON through 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. The box Office will move to the theater for performances and open one hour prior to curtain. For tickets, call the theater box office at 313-­‐993-­‐3270. For more information visit us online at theatre.udmercy.edu or www.facebook.com/udmtheatre.

The Theatre Company at University of Detroit Mercy continues its mission of providing the Metro Detroit community with thoughtful, high-­‐quality and professional productions while centering on social justice issues in our community. The Theatre Company offers students of the Performing Arts Department the opportunity to work on and off stage with theater 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.

03-23-2014
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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03-03-acceptedtrue1416954735027hipskijtUDM Accepted Students Day is a SuccessUDM Accepted Students Day is a Success/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/03-03-acceptedpalmersc1393872764940morganjk1396884380494Nearly 500 people joined University faculty, staff, students and alumni on Saturday, March 29 for Accepted Students Day on the University’s McNichols campus. Almost 200 high school students joined their parents and families for a day exploring campus life, Student Fitness Center activities and nearly every academic building, learning about the University’s strong academic experiences and individual attention at UDM.

The event was held for accepted high school students planning to attend the University in the fall of 2014. The day provided information about academic programs available, financial aid and scholarships, and student life opportunities.  If you were unavailable to attend, contact UDM Admissions at 313-993-1245, toll-free at 1-800-635-5020, or e-mail admissions.events@udmercy.edu.

Accepted Student Day

03-30-2014
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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03-10-cbatrue1416954735027hipskijtUDM's College of Business Administration presents Alumni Week 2014UDM's College of Business Administration presents Alumni Week 2014/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/03-10-cbapalmersc1394551703305morganjk1400509771357

"DETROIT: Beyond Bankruptcy" University of Detroit Mercy's College of Business Administration will hold its annual Alumni Week March 17-21, 2014.  More than two dozen distinguished UDM business alumni and alumnae will return to campus to deliver guest lectures and presentations, including John Naglick, ’78, MBA ‘ 83, Finance Director and Interim Treasurer for the City of Detroit.

The keynote event will take place on March 18, 2014 with lunch at noon in the UDM President’s Dining Room and a panel discussion from 1-2 p.m. in the Fountain Lounge, both in the McNichols Campus Student Center Building.

 This year's featured keynote speakers will discuss “The Future of Detroit: Beyond Bankruptcy.” The panelists include: Louise Guyton, ’86, VP Public Affairs (ret), Comerica Bank, who will discuss corporate responsibility, Trevor Pawl, MBA ’11, Managing Director, Pure Michigan, Michigan Economic Development Corp., speaking on economic development, and Emily Doerr, MBA ’12, Director, Community & Economic Development, City of Oak Park and the founder of Hostel Detroit, speaking on community development.

 “We are delighted to provide this important opportunity to our students, to meet, interact with and learn from so many prominent alumni and alumnae who are experts in their fields,” said Joseph G. Eisenhauer, Dean of the College of Business Administration.  “Alumni Week demonstrates not only the success of our graduates, but their loyalty to our institution and their willingness to give back to the community,” he said.

 The event is sponsored by Chrysler Group LLC, Plante Moran, Heritage Vision Plans, and UDM’s College of Business Administration Board of Advisors. For more information, go to the College of Business Administration website.

03-10-2014
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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03-10-editortrue1416954735027hipskijtAmerica Magazine Associate Editor to Speak At UDMAmerica Magazine Associate Editor to Speak At UDM/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/03-10-editorpalmersc1394558697171palmersc1394559391895

Kerry Weber, associate editor of the national Catholic weekly America Magazine will visit University of Detroit Mercy on Wednesday, March 12 at 7 p.m. in the Student Center, Fountain Lounge on the McNichols Campus to talk with students on modern faith. She’ll also discuss her new book, Mercy in the City: How to Feed the Hungry, Give Drink to the Thirsty, Visit the Imprisoned, and Keep Your Day Job.

A graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York, the former Mercy volunteer served a year as a special-education teacher in St. Michaels, Ariz., on the Navajo Nation and has written for numerous Catholic magazines throughout the United States. “Her Mercy and Jesuit background makes a good combination for our students,” said David Nantais, director of University Ministry. “Kerry will also speak to our students about the everyday struggles of being a modern, young, social person while maintaining a faith-filled, spiritual life.”

The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan’s largest, private Catholic University with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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03-13-cushingtrue1416954735027hipskijtCushing Lecture To Feature Boston College ProfessorCushing Lecture To Feature Boston College Professor/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/03-13-cushingpalmersc1394720164480palmersc1394720370391

The seventh annual Cushing Distinguished Lecture in Religious Studies presents the 2014 George Pickering Memorial Lecture in Ethics. The talk will be held Wednesday, March 19, 2014 from 7:30 p.m.- 10 p.m. in the Student Center Fountain Lounge on the McNichols Campus. The event will feature "Catholic women and gender equality: Models of renewal since Vatican II," by Lisa Sowle Cahill, the J. Donald Monan Professor of Theology at Boston College. 

Cahill received her B.A. from the Santa Clara University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago Divinity School. She has taught at Boston College since 1976, and has been a visiting professor at Georgetown and Yale Universities. She served as president of Catholic Theological Society of America from 1992-93 and the Society of Christian Ethics from 1997-98. In 2008, Cahill was awarded the John Courtney Murray Award by the Catholic Theological Society of America and had worked with presidential candidate Barack Obama’s National Catholic Advisory Committee.

She has been the J. Donald Monan Professor and Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 1996 and has published and edited numerous books, journal articles, and book chapters. Her most recent publications include Global Justice, Christology and Christian Ethics (2013), Sexuality and the U.S. Catholic Church: Crisis and Renewal (edited with John Garvey and T. Frank Kennedy, 2006), and Theological Bioethics: Participation, Justice, and Change (2005).

03-13-2014
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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03-13-lawtrue1416954735027hipskijtUDM Law Hosts 16th Annual McElroy Lecture UDM Law Hosts 16th Annual McElroy Lecture /www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/03-13-lawpalmersc1394733870681palmersc1394734063514

The annual McElroy Lecture on Law and Religion will be held on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. at Ss. Peter & Paul Jesuit Church, located immediately adjacent to the School of Law at 629 East Jefferson Avenue in Detroit. This year's lecturer is Prof. Sarah (Sally) Barringer Gordon, Professor of Constitutional Law and History at the University of Pennsylvania. During her lecture, Gordon will discuss the history of American Catholicism and its engagement in corporate law, especially in the early national period. 

Gordon specializes in teaching the areas of church and state, property, legal history in the law school, and American religious and constitutional history and is a widely recognized scholar and commentator on religion in American public life and the law of church and state. Her first book, The Mormon Question: Polygamy and Constitutional Conflict in Nineteenth-Century America (Univ. of North Carolina, 2002), won the Mormon History Association’s and the Utah Historical Society’s best book awards in 2003.

Since 1998, UDM began the McElroy lecture series dealing with prominent issues of religion, law, and society. Prior lecturers have been U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Stephen L. Carter, Adam Cardinal Maida, Hon. John T. Noonan, Jr., Michael John Perry, Dr. Jaroslav Pelikan, Dennis W. Archer, Geoffrey C. Hazard, Jr., Cass R. Sunstein, Noah Feldman, Dr. Leslie Griffin, and Cardinal Roger Mahony.

The lecture is open to the public and a complimentary reception will follow at approximately 6:00 p.m. in the School of Law's atrium, immediately adjacent to the Church.

03-13-2014
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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03-19-healthtrue1416954735027hipskijtUDM To Host Urban Health Issues ConferenceUDM To Host Urban Health Issues Conference/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/03-19-healthpalmersc1395238997759morganjk1396983789203University of Detroit Mercy will host and co-sponsor “Urban Health Issues: Impact of the Affordable Care Act,” an informational conference for healthcare professionals and interested students, on Friday, April 4, 2014 from 7:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. in the Student Fitness Center on the McNichols Campus.

At the conference, a variety of established medical professionals including keynote speaker, Nancy Schlichting, MBA, CEO of Henry Ford Health System, will examine the impact of the new Affordable Care Act (ACA). Among the topics for discussion will be the challenges of delivering health care in an underserved setting; strategies for coordinating care from a system's perspective; potential healthcare delivery models; a comparison of successful healthcare delivery models; and an outline of strategies for promoting health and reducing risk, utilizing funds available through the ACA.

In addition to Schlichting, featured speakers include:

  • Chris Allen, FACHE, CEO & Senior Consultant at Shreve & Associates PC
  • Joy Calloway, MHSA, MBA, President & Chief Executive Officer at New Center Community Mental Health Services
  • Carla Groh, Ph.D., R.N., PMHNP-BC, University Of Detroit Mercy professor of Nursing and Women's Studies
  • Mary Ellen Howard, RSM, B.S.N., M.A., Executive Director at Cabrini Clinic
  • Kate Kohn-Parrott, MBA, CMA, CIA, CEO of Greater Detroit Area Health Council
  • John McGinnity, M.S., PA-C, Clinical Associate Professor & Director of Program Planning & Development, Department of Healthcare Sciences, Wayne State University

“Urban Health Issues: Impact of the Affordable Care Act” is co-sponsored by University of Detroit Mercy, Henry Ford Health System, Trinity Health, Midwest Healthcare Executives Group and Associates (MHEGA), Greater Detroit Area Health Council, National Associations of Health Services Executives and the Michigan Organization of Nurse Executives (MONE).

Registration is $60 or $10 for students. For more information or to register, visit http://mcache.ache.org.

Download this pdf for more information.

View photos from the event!

03-19-2014
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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03-25-ascetrue1416954735027hipskijtUDM To Host Civil Engineering ConferenceUDM To Host Civil Engineering Conference/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/03-25-ascepalmersc1395759282318palmersc1395759749055The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) University of Detroit Mercy Student Chapter will host the organization’s 2014 North Central Student Conference March 28-30, 2014, marking the first time the conference will be held at UDM.

Three hundred civil engineering students representing 10 universities across Michigan and Ohio are expected to attend. They’ll have the opportunity to showcase their engineering skills as they compete against each other in concrete canoe, steel bridge, technical paper and mystery design events. The steel bridge competition and concrete canoe aesthetics judging will take place at Calihan Hall on UDM’s McNichols Campus, but the actual canoe races will occur on Sunday, March 30 at Belle Isle.

When they’re not competing, the students will attend presentations and hear from noted engineering speakers, including John Frauenhoffer, P.E., who will discuss forensic engineering. There will also be multiple opportunities for networking.

For more information, or to learn how you can become a sponsor of UDM’s concrete canoe, visit http://eng-sci.udmercy.edu/programs/eng/civil-environmental/civil/asce/.

03-25-2014
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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03-31-lawtrue1416954735027hipskijtUDM Law School Clinical Program Ranked Among Nation’s BestUDM Law School Clinical Program Ranked Among Nation’s Best/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/03-31-lawpalmersc1396291333824palmersc1396296660692University of Detroit Mercy School of Law is home to one of the nation’s Top 20 Clinical Law Programs, according to a recent ranking by National Jurist magazine. This accolade reflects the strong commitment by UDM Law to developing the program, which provides excellent opportunities for legal learning to students while offering important services to the community at no cost.

Thanks to connections with the Oakland County Bar Foundation, veteran centers throughout Michigan and the Ford Motor FREC Center in southwest Detroit, UDM clinics have assisted senior citizens, immigrants, veterans, people struggling with mortgage issues and misdemeanor defendants. They have also represented juveniles, criminal appellants and consumers, and many students have worked as mediators in district courts and community centers throughout Wayne County.

UDM’s clinical program is one of the oldest in the country, dating back to 1965, when it began under the direction of Professor Gil Donohue. UDM students have been learning the law in real practice ever since.

Through the years, the clinical program has garnered attention from the legal community, including a 2006 American Bar Association Judy M. Weightman award for work performed by the Mobile Law Office (a converted RV) and an American Bar Association Louis Brown Award in 2011, recognizing the work performed by the Veterans Clinic. In 2012, the Young Lawyers Division of the ABA recognized Professor Tammy Kudialis with an award for teaching young lawyers throughout the U.S. to represent veterans.

In congratulating the clinical program, Dean Troy Harris thanked professors Michael Bryce (Director), Margaret Costello (Veterans), David Koelsch (Immigration), Joon Sung (Mortgage Foreclosure), Tammy Kudialis (Veterans Appellate and Pro Bono) and Richard Krisciunas (Misdemeanor Criminal Defense) for their extensive work and the students for their continuing assistance to so many in need. He also expressed his appreciation for the work done by current and former adjunct professors Michael Morgan (Misdemeanor Criminal Defense), Anne Yantus (Criminal Appellate), Desiree Ferguson (Criminal Appellate), Martin Reisig (Mediation), Bern Dempsey (Mediation), Barbara Johannessen (Mediation), Emily Corwin (Mediation) and Ian Lyngklip (Consumer).

“The clinical program is a leading example of the excellent programs at UDM Law, including the consistently recognized legal writing program and the outstanding law firm program, the first of its kind in the country,” said Harris. “It makes sense to prepare law students for the real practice they will be entering. We have been doing it since 1965, and more recently have expanded our efforts to prepare our students even more intensively for their legal future.”

Learn more about the services offered by the UDM Clinical Law Program by calling 313-596-0262.                   

03-31-2014
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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04-03-alumni-awardstrue1416954735027hipskijtUDM Honored Alumni With Achievement AwardsUDM Honored Alumni With Achievement Awards/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/04-03-alumni-awardsskiminab1396542493895whitenjg1397660033275University of Detroit Mercy honored seven distinguished alumni on April 11, 2014, when it hosted the inaugural Spirit of UDM: Alumni Achievement Awards in the Student Fitness Center on the McNichols Campus.

The Awards recognize graduates from each of UDM's schools and colleges who have excelled in their chosen professions, demonstrated outstanding leadership in their work and benefited their communities through their support. They reflect the University's mission of excellence and service, and bring pride to their alma mater.

This year's awardees were:

  • Emil J. Brolick '69, '72, College of Business Administration; president & CEO, The Wendy's Company

  • John A. DiBiaggio '58, School of Dentistry; former president of Tufts University, Michigan State University and University of Connecticut 

  • Philip J. Kinsella '58, School of Architecture; partner, Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates, LLC 
  • Frederick M. Seibert '69, '73, College of Liberal Arts & Education; owner and president, Preece, Inc.

  • Nancy A. Susick '86, College of Health Professions; senior vice president, Beaumont Health System; president, Beaumont Hospital, Troy

  • William C. Young '64, College of Engineering & Science; CEO, Absopure Water Co. and Plastipak Holdings

  • Brian K. Zahra '87, School of Law; justice, Michigan Supreme Court


Watch the Spirit of UDM 2014 videos.

See the event photo gallery.

For more information about the event and the honorees, visit the Spirit of UDM site.

Read the related article about Emil Brolick that appeared in the Detroit Free Press.

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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

Attendees will help support Avenue businesses and celebrate local culture.

Participating businesses will be open late for art, shopping, entertainment and special events. Art attractions include Livernois favorites such as Jo’s Gallery and Sherwood Forest Art Gallery, as well as newcomers Detroit Fiber Works, Art in Motion and Love Travels Imports, but all kinds of businesses are involved. Detroit-based folk duo Lac La Belle will perform.

In partnership with local businesses, Third Thursdays on Livernois are managed by University of Detroit Mercy’s Detroit Collaborative Design Center, which will participate with events and exhibits at its Livernois Community Storefront. Future Third Thursdays will be held on May 15, June 19, July 17 and August 21.

For more information, contact Ceara O’Leary of the Detroit Collaborative Design Center at 313-993-1037 or olearycm@udmercy.edu, or visit www.facebook.com/LivernoisCommunityStorefront.            

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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

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

UNDERGRADUATE/GRADUATE

At the annual undergraduate/graduate commencement, the University will honor valedictorian Elizabeth Grabowski, an Architecture student from Sterling Heights, Mich., who will address the audience during Saturday’s ceremony.

The keynote speaker and honorary degree recipient for this year’s McNichols Campus commencement is Fr. Gerard L. Stockhausen, S.J., Ph.D., executive secretary/chief operating officer/chief of staff and director of planning for the Jesuit Conference in Washington, D.C. Prior to this, he spent 10 years at UDM, six as president and four as provost and academic vice president.

Before his tenure at UDM, Fr. Stockhausen taught Economics for 15 years at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb. During this time, he also served as acting dean and associate dean for undergraduate programs and internal operations. He spent the 1991-1992 school year as a visiting associate professor of Economics at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda.

Fr. Stockhausen holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan; a master’s degree in social ethics and a Master of Divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, California; and a master’s degree in mathematics and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from St. Louis University. His academic areas of expertise focus on international economics, including trade theory and policy, political economics and social ethics. He currently serves as a board trustee at Creighton University and previously served on the boards of Wheeling Jesuit University, Fairfield University and Loyola Jesuit High School in Detroit.

Raised in Milwaukee, Wis., Fr. Stockhausen attended Marquette University High School before entering the Society of Jesus in 1967.

SCHOOL OF LAW

On Friday, May 9, the School of Law commencement keynote speaker is Barbara L. McQuade, the first female United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan.

McQuade was appointed to her position by President Barack Obama, and began her term in 2010. During her tenure, McQuade’s office was responsible for the conviction of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick on public corruption charges, the conviction and life sentence of an Al-Qaeda operative for attempting to blow up an airliner over Detroit on Christmas Day in 2009, the conviction of a former Michigan Supreme Court Justice on bank fraud charges and the convictions of former employees for stealing trade secrets from Detroit automakers.

Along with other law enforcement leaders, McQuade launched Detroit One, a violence reduction strategy and community partnership. A graduate of the University of Michigan and the University of Michigan School of Law, McQuade serves on the Attorney General's Advisory Committee, and co-chairs the Terrorism and National Security Subcommittee. She also serves on subcommittees addressing civil rights and border security.

SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY

On Friday, May 9, the School of Dentistry commencement keynote speaker is William Maas, D.D.S., M.P.H., M.S., a public health dentist, who, for the past five years, has served as an advisor to the children’s dental campaign of the Pew Charitable Trusts, an effort to change state and federal policy to improve access to dental care for disadvantaged children.

In 2010, Maas retired from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where he was director of the Division of Oral Health in the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Prior to that, he was an assistant surgeon general, the chief dental officer of the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS). While there, he was a member of the project team that prepared the seminal surgeon general’s report on oral health in 2000. As a PHS dental officer, Maas served in the Indian Health Service and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

He is a past-president of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry, and earned his dental degree from the University of Michigan. His M.P.H. and M.S. in health policy and management are from Harvard University.        

04-30-2014
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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04-22-fulbrighttrue1416954735027hipskijtNihad Dukhan, Ph.D., Receives 2014-2015 Fulbright AwardNihad Dukhan, Ph.D., Receives 2014-2015 Fulbright Award/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/04-22-fulbrightskiminab1398185360438skiminab1398186210620

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

Dr. Dukhan is one of approximately 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program in 2014-2015.
The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, a division of the Institute of International Education.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support. The Program operates in over 155 countries worldwide.

Since its establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has given over 318,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, scientists and other professionals the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

Fulbright alumni have achieved distinction in government, science, the arts, business, philanthropy,
education, and many other fields. Fifty-three Fulbright alumni from 12 countries have been awarded the Nobel Prize, and 78 alumni have received Pulitzer Prizes. Prominent Fulbright alumni include: Muhammad Yunus, founder, Grameen Bank, and 2006 Nobel Peace Prize recipient; Juan Manuel Santos, president of Colombia; John Hope Franklin, noted American historian and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient; Riccardo Giacconi, physicist and 2002 Nobel Laureate; Amar Gopal Bose, chairman and founder, Bose Corporation; Renée Fleming, soprano; Jonathan Franzen, writer; and Daniel Libeskind, architect.

Fulbright recipients are among more than 50,000 individuals participating in U.S. Department of State exchange programs each year. The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, a division of the Institute of International Education.

For further information about the Fulbright Program or the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, please visit our website at http://eca.state.gov/fulbright or contact Elaine Clayton, telephone 202-632-6445 or e-mail ECA-Press@state.gov.           

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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04-22-kleimolatrue1416954735027hipskijtMs. Wheelchair Michigan Overcomes ChallengesMs. Wheelchair Michigan Overcomes Challenges/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/04-22-kleimolaskiminab1398191179755skiminab1398191410417

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

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

Kleimola will also talk to mechanical and electrical engineering students at UDM who may be able to help with other people’s needs. Moreover, with a communications degree and a journalism background, she hopes to write a book in the future. The event is free and open to the public.

Please contact Nassif Rayess at 313-993-1402 with any questions.

04-22-2014
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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05-09-ASB-25true1416954735027hipskijtUDM Alternative Spring Break Celebrates 25 YearsUDM Alternative Spring Break Celebrates 25 Years/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/05-09-ASB-25skiminab1399640312701skiminab1399670544377

For 25 years, University of Detroit Mercy students have learned valuable life lessons by performing hands-on community outreach around the country and beyond as part of the University’s Alternative Spring Break program.

While many schools offer such opportunities today, this was not the case in 1989, when Beth Ann Finster, S.S.J., assistant director of University Ministry, organized UDM’s first trip, to a Jesuit mission on a South Dakota Indian reservation. In fact, UDM was among the first Jesuit schools in the nation to conduct a formal Alternative Spring Break program.

Because the trip to South Dakota was such a success, the University decided to continue its outreach. In total, about 400 students have participated in Alternative Spring Break, which has grown far beyond spring break and includes about eight trips throughout the year.

“These are life-changing experiences for our students,” says UDM President Antoine M. Garibaldi. “Their exposure to individuals who live in challenging circumstances will influence how they contribute to the communities in which they will live and work.”

On May 17, the University will recognize the program’s 25th anniversary with a morning service project, followed by a cookout at UDM’s Lansing Reilly Hall on the McNichols campus. All past UDM Alternative Spring Break participants are welcome. For additional information, contact Sr. Beth at finsteba@udmercy.edu.

05-08-2014
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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05-10-Commencement-newstrue1416954735027hipskijtReaching GoalsReaching Goals/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/05-10-Commencement-newsskiminab1399669247979skiminab1399924263502Dental grads achieve degree goals.

Fady Tarik and Tarik Y. Shounia

Father and Son Graduate Together From UDM Dental School

On May 9, 2014, a West Bloomfield family gained not one, but two dentists, when father and son Tarik Y. Shounia and Fady Tarik Shounia graduated from University of Detroit Mercy’s School of Dentistry.

The Shounias both received their Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the School of Dentistry Commencement Ceremony, held at Calihan Hall on the McNichols Campus. 

Jeffrey Heinz

Dental Student Graduates After Life-Changing Accident

Two years ago, University of Detroit School of Dentistry student Jeffrey Heinz was paralyzed in an accident, but he didn’t let that keep him from dreams of becoming a dentist. On May 9, 2014, the Commerce Township resident received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the School of Dentistry Commencement Ceremony, held at Calihan Hall on the McNichols Campus. He plans to practice dentistry locally.

05-09-2014
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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05-12-law-proposaltrue1416954735027hipskijtLaw Grad Surprises Girlfriend With Commencement ProposalLaw Grad Surprises Girlfriend With Commencement Proposal/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/05-12-law-proposalskiminab1399923556138skiminab1400264540468University of Detroit Mercy School of Law student Nicholas Siewert made school history on Friday, May 9, when the Grosse Pointe Woods man became the first law school graduate to include a marriage proposal on stage during the commencement ceremony.

Siewert’s girlfriend (and 2013 law school alumna) Abril Valdes was assisting in Siewert’s hooding, a traditional part of the graduation ceremony that signifies a student’s completion of the academic program, when Siewert dropped to one knee and asked for her hand in marriage. Valdes, who is from Harper Woods, said yes.

The School of Law commencement ceremony took place at Calihan Hall on UDM’s McNichols campus. Siewert received his Juris Doctor of Law.

05-12-2014
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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05-15-VEMtrue1416954735027hipskijtReligious Studies Major Receives Vivere ex Missione AwardReligious Studies Major Receives Vivere ex Missione Award/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/05-15-VEMskiminab1400180937001whitenjg1400242932427University of Detroit Mercy congratulates Religious Studies major Lakshimi-Kamra Head-Hancock, who received this year’s Vivere ex Missione award.

The Vivere ex Missione — Latin for “To Live Out the Mission” — is presented annually to one graduating student who best exemplifies the mission of UDM. Recipients are selected by the Mission, Urban and Social Justice Team, which reviews nominees’ intellectual, social, ethical and spiritual qualities.

Head-Hancock was selected for the award because of her strong leadership qualities, both on campus and off. Among her greatest accomplishments were a “stay-at-home tea” and “tea tables,” honoring Catherine McAuley, the founder of the Sisters of Mercy, while also raising money to help a student attend nursing school in South Sudan.

“Kamra’s nominators describe her as a person of strong faith, and this spiritual commitment is apparent throughout her life,” says UDM President Antoine M. Garibaldi. “She is a generous person who cares deeply for her family, classmates, students in faraway lands, and the hungry and homeless in this city. She lives the UDM mission with integrity and a generous heart.”

The Vivere ex Missione was presented to Head-Hancock at the commencement ceremony held Saturday, May 10 at Calihan Hall on UDM’s McNichols campus.

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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05-23-e-s-campstrue1416954735027hipskijtUDM Hosts Engineering and Science Camps This SummerUDM Hosts Engineering and Science Camps This Summer/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/05-23-e-s-campsskiminab1400869228006skiminab1402602381770University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Engineering & Science is offering a series of camps this summer aimed at students currently in grades 4 through 12. These programs will allow participants to explore science, technology, engineering and math through the most current methods of innovation with fun, hands-on and engaging activities in a college setting. Space is limited, so sign up today! Please visit the summer camps page for full program details.

The following camps are available:

STEPS (Science Technology Engineering Preview Summer Camp for Girls)
Who: Girls in grades 9 - 12
Date: June 23 - July 3, 2014
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $200 per week
This two-week all-girls camp will introduce students to the exciting world of engineering, science and robotics. Participants will gain an understanding of manufacturing techniques, circuits and sensors as they build and program robots.

STAR Summer Program
Who: Students in grades 7 - 9
Date: July 7 - 25, 2014
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $135 per week
Program participants will learn about engineering, science, programming and math using two different types of robotic platforms: LEGO NXT Mindstorms and the VEX Robotics System. They will also build, design and program robots while taking part in a competition on the last day.

UNITE: ACT Prep and College Boot Camp Summer Program
Who: Students in grades 10 - 12
Date: July 7 - 25, 2014
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $230 per week ($50 non-refundable registration fee due upon acceptance; cost includes camp, supplies and lunch.)
Designed for high school students, the three-week camp will resemble a university freshman engineering curriculum, exposing students to the world of engineering and science. The Boot Camp will assist students in test taking skills, structure and study goals, and build the tools and skills necessary to succeed in a university setting.

World In Motion: Jet Toy Challenge
Who: 5th graders
Date: July 14 - 25, 2014
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $200 per week ($50 non-refundable registration fee due upon acceptance; cost includes camp, supplies, and lunch.)
Students will form a fictional toy company and work together to provide a variety of interesting designs for a new line of balloon-powered vehicles made from inexpensive, common materials. After testing their creations, students will give a formal presentation to the judges.

World In Motion: Fuel Cell Challenge
Who: 6th graders Date: July 14 - 25, 2014
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $200 per week
This hands-on experience will let students explore concepts of motion, force, inertia, velocity and air drag in a team setting. Groups will compete in the designing and building of their cars, then give a formal presentation to the judges at the end of the week.

Math Works: Online Algebra & Fundamentals
Who: 6th graders
Date: July 14 - 25, 2014
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $200 per week
Participants in this interactive course will learn math-solving quick tips for how to add, subtract, multiply and divide integers. The two-week program will introduce students to the skills necessary to succeed as a college student, as well as fundamentals of basic math, pre-algebra and geometry.

World In Motion: Push Racer Challenge
Who: 4th graders
Date: July 14 - 25, 2014
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $200 per week
Students will become the lead engineer of their own racecar design and must complete all the obstacles to finish the race. The two-week long camp will teach participants how to design, build and analyze data.

TRANSIT, Smart Moves Summer Program
Who: 9th- 12th graders
Date: July 14 - 25, 2014
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: Free
This free camp for high school students currently in grades 9 - 12 introduces participants to the world of transportation and various transit systems around the globe. Students will build and program transportation systems while gaining an understanding of manufacturing techniques and control systems. (Program generously funded by Mineta National Transit Research Consortium.)

06-11-2014
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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05-29-law-school-job-fairtrue1416954735027hipskijtDetroit Land Bank Authority Conducts Job Fair at UDM School of LawDetroit Land Bank Authority Conducts Job Fair at UDM School of Law/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/05-29-law-school-job-fairskiminab1401391083705skiminab1401735951801University of Detroit Mercy School of Law is the venue host for a job fair to be conducted by the Detroit Land Bank Authority (DLBA) on Friday, May 30, 2014, from noon to 4 p.m. at the School’s Riverfront Campus, located at 651 East Jefferson Avenue in downtown Detroit. The DLBA will conduct open interviews to hire forty part-time Event Support Associates and four full-time Customer Service/Intake Support Staff Members. Applicants are asked to bring a copy of their resumé with them. Additional details about the positions may be found on the School of Law’s website at www.law.udmercy.edu.

UDM is excited to support the City of Detroit’s efforts to fight blight and partners with the City in many initiatives such as this to revitalize our hometown. For example, for the past decade, UDM law students have worked as interns for the City of Detroit Corporation Counsel’s office, 36th District Court judges, the Detroit City Council, the Detroit Public Schools Office of Labor Relations, and the City of Detroit Land Bank. Our students have gained valuable practical legal experience while being mentored by City of Detroit attorneys and judges who have passed on insights on how to practice law professionally and ethically.

About University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

Founded in 1912, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law is a Catholic institution sponsored by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. The School is approved by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.

The School of Law’s innovative curriculum integrates theory, doctrine, and practice through its nationally-recognized Clinical Program, Legal Writing Program, and Law Firm Program. The School places social justice and engagement in global affairs at the core of its educational missions. The School has an expanding dual degree program with the University of Windsor Faculty of Law as well as a dual degree program with Monterrey Institute of Technology in Monterey, Mexico. For more information about University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, please visit www.law.udmercy.edu.

05-22-2014
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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06-02-cba-awardstrue1416954735027hipskijtCollege of Business Administration Receives Detroit HonorsCollege of Business Administration Receives Detroit Honors/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/06-02-cba-awardsskiminab1401735531119skiminab1402601503299University of Detroit Mercy's College of Business Administration recently received two major awards for its hard work in helping our city and the community.

The Detroit City Council has bestowed a 2014 Spirit of Detroit Award on the College's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. During the months of February and March, UDM Accounting students provided free income tax assistance to low-income community residents in fulfillment of a service-learning component of the Federal Income Tax course.

Associate Professor of Accounting Jeanne David, who leads the College's VITA program, was recognized as a Tax Assistance Program Champion by the Accounting Aid Society, and 13 student volunteers received letters of appreciation from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Tax attorney Joe Pia, who assisted with the tax returns, also taught the service-learning Federal Income Taxation course from which many of the volunteers were recruited. An unannounced audit of the UDM VITA site this year found 100 percent compliance with the government's quality standards.

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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06-12-mcatrue1416954735027hipskijtUniversity of Detroit Mercy Joins Michigan Colleges AllianceUniversity of Detroit Mercy Joins Michigan Colleges Alliance/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/06-12-mcaskiminab1402601590119skiminab1403096991201SOUTHFIELD, MI – University of Detroit Mercy will become the 15th campus member of the longstanding private college collaborative, Michigan Colleges Alliance (MCA). Founded in 1949, MCA is recognized nationally for its collective programming to support Michigan independent higher education in areas such as student access, enrollment, scholarships and career opportunities including partnerships with key employers across the state. As a group, the 15 college and university members represent more than 40,000 students, collectively the state’s “third largest university”.

“We are proud to welcome University of Detroit Mercy to our Alliance, the first new campus added to our group in more than 40 years” according to Robert P. Bartlett, President of MCA. ‘This will expand our SE Michigan and Detroit area network to three campuses – including the largest private Catholic university in the state. The timing is perfect with the recent Kalamazoo Promise announcement this week expanding the Promise Scholarship award to include more excellent college options for Detroit students.”

University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) is Michigan’s largest, private Catholic University with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D., President of University of Detroit Mercy said, "We are honored to join the Michigan Colleges Alliance (MCA) and collaborate even closer with many of our private colleges and universities in the state. Our membership in MCA will help us to achieve an important institutional goal of keeping more outstanding Michigan students in the state for their college educations."

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the US. For the 13th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest universities in the 2014 edition of the U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges.”

About Michigan Colleges Alliance:

Founded in 1949, Michigan Colleges Alliance (MCA) strengthens the shared capacity of 15 leading independent colleges and universities grounded in a liberal arts and sciences tradition to recruit students, support them financially, and connect them to Michigan career opportunities. Member institutions include: Adrian College; Albion College; Alma College; Andrews University; Aquinas College; Calvin College; Hillsdale College; Hope College; Kalamazoo College; Madonna University; Marygrove College; Olivet College; Siena Heights University; Spring Arbor University and University of Detroit Mercy.

06-12-2014
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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07-01-e-s-densotrue1416954735027hipskijtCollege of Engineering & Science Receives $50,000 Denso AwardCollege of Engineering & Science Receives $50,000 Denso Award/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/07-01-e-s-densoskiminab1404237730361skiminab1405362881763University of Detroit Mercy is pleased to announce that the College of Engineering & Science has received a $50,000 award from the Denso North America Foundation. The funding will be used to explore multi-vehicle safety in order to keep pace with the rapidly changing technology of advanced vehicle development.

The program, led by Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Utayba Mohammad and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Mark Paulik, will result in a more innovative curriculum that includes significant hands-on design and project-based experiences.

Through these experiences, students will learn about the challenges associated with advanced automotive sensor, interface, algorithm and vehicle system engineering. As potential co-op and full-time employees in the automotive industry, they will be able to make significant contributions toward the design and development of innovative new products and solutions that will be integrated into the automobile of the future.

This is not the first time the College of Engineering & Science has received a $50,000 Denso award. During the 2012-13 academic year, Denso supported the school’s Autonomous Ground Vehicle (AGV) development and curricular integration of advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) student projects. Thanks to Denso’s generosity, the University developed a well-equipped Advanced Mobile Robotics Laboratory that is used by Electrical Engineering and Robotics and Mechatronics Systems Engineering students in their freshman through senior years.

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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07-11-law-school-granttrue1416954735027hipskijtUDM Law School Receives $15,000 Project GrantUDM Law School Receives $15,000 Project Grant/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/07-11-law-school-grantskiminab1405106615216skiminab1406312286193University of Detroit Mercy School of Law is one of seven law establishments around the country to receive a $15,000 project grant from The American Bar Association. Grants are given through the Legal Access Job Corps initiative established by ABA President James R. Silkenat and are available to bar associations, courts, law schools or other groups that propose to employ new lawyers in innovative ways to address the legal needs of poor or moderate-income individuals.

Beginning October 1, 2014, the School of Law will launch the Solo and Small Firm Incubator Program, which will provide a supportive environment for select new law graduates who are committed to beginning a solo or small firm practice. This program is aligned with the ABA's commitment to closing the justice gap in America and to developing new avenues of employment and practice for unemployed and underemployed lawyers.

"The ABA's catalyst grants will help nurture innovative programs that bridge the unmet legal needs of our society and the unmet employment needs of our young lawyers," Silkenat said. "We are working on ways to get young lawyers to open new avenues to justice through programs that also give them practical experience."

To address the dual problems of the lack of adequate legal representation for disadvantaged communities and the significant number of unemployed and underemployed lawyers, the ABA formed the Legal Access Job Corps Task Force to study the issue.

"So many of our citizens have never even met a lawyer or can't afford a lawyer,” Silkenat said. “It would seem natural to put those two together and find the funding to make that work."

The Task Force, co-chaired by Chief Judge Eric Washington of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Allan Tanenbaum, managing partner at Equicorp Partners, and Patricia White, dean of the University of Miami School of Law, studied various projects and initiatives and chose the grant winners from a group of 96 proposals.

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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07-14-vet-guidetrue1416954735027hipskijtAttorney General to Introduce New Manual Written By UDM’s Veteran Law ClinicAttorney General to Introduce New Manual Written By UDM’s Veteran Law Clinic/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/07-14-vet-guideskiminab1405362410475skiminab1405605820507Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette will hold a press conference on Thursday, July 17, 2014 to roll out the new “Military and Veterans Legal Resource Guide,” written by University of Detroit Mercy’s Veterans Law Clinic, at the request of the Attorney General’s Office.

The manual offers veterans extensive legal sources and contact information. It is available on the UDM School of Law website, lawschool.udmercy.edu.

The press conference, which runs from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., will be held at the Chrysler House Building, Lower Level, Quicken D-Pop, 719 Griswold St., Detroit. July 17 also marks Military Consumer Protection Day.

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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07-15-roulhactrue1416954735027hipskijtUDM Law Welcomes Back Alum, Retired JudgeUDM Law Welcomes Back Alum, Retired Judge/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/07-15-roulhacskiminab1405447503681skiminab1405538694966University of Detroit Mercy School of Law will honor retired Administrative Law Judge Roy Roulhac ‘75 on Tuesday, July 15 in the atrium of the school’s Riverfront Campus. A cocktail reception begins at 5 p.m., followed by a presentation by Roulhac, titled “From Busboy to Barrister: Reflections on Life as a Lawyer, Genealogist, Author, and Administrative Law Judge.”

Roulhac attended UDM Law, where he helped found the Black Law Students Association.In addition to serving as an Administrative Law Judge, he is the author of Slave Genealogy of the Roulhac Family: French Masters & the Africans They Enslaved.

For more information, please e-mail cso@udmercy.edu or call 313-596-0223.

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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07-22-dorletrue1416954735027hipskijtUDM Welcomes Detroit Future City's Chris DorleUDM Welcomes Detroit Future City's Chris Dorle/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/07-22-dorleskiminab1406055830992whitenjg1411762017407

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

A University of Michigan alumnus with a bachelor's degree in philosophy and a master's degree from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Dorle has worked with Arbor Strategy Group and the U.S. Agency for International Development, where he spent several years as a Presidential Management Fellow, working in international development and humanitarian assistance.

07-22-2014
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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07-25-naglicktrue1416954735027hipskijtDetroit Finance Director to Teach New Course at UDMDetroit Finance Director to Teach New Course at UDM/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/07-25-naglickskiminab1406312026919skiminab1406312144416

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

Naglick’s course aims to show business students how to manage cash during crisis situations, helping organizations survive the turnaround process. He explains, “While the professionals are restructuring things, it is important to have cash to make payroll and pay vendors… In other words, you have to fly the plane while you are fixing it.”

And if anyone would know how to do that, it’s Naglick. In addition to his work in Detroit, he served in a similar position for the City of Pontiac. A graduate of University of Detroit, he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in 1978 and his Master of Business Administration in 1983.

Naglick’s time at the University shaped his professional identity, particularly a business ethics course taught by Father Gerald Cavanagh, S.J. To this day, he still recalls Fr. Cavanagh’s lessons when faced with difficult situations.

“He took us beyond the quantitative view of business and into the social responsibility that came along with it,” Naglick said.

07-25-2014
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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07-31-celebrate-spirittrue1416954735027hipskijt'Celebrate Spirit!' at UDM'Celebrate Spirit!' at UDM/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/07-31-celebrate-spiritskiminab1406831025447whitenjg1411761941705

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

The Mass of the Holy Spirit service will take place on Thursday, Sept. 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Calihan Hall, led by Rev. Simon Hendry, S.J., welcoming people of all faith traditions to ask God’s blessing on the new school year. Following the program, the University community will gather for a picnic and student organization fair around the Fisher Fountain at 1 p.m. Students attending Celebrate Spirit! will be given a ticket to enter a drawing for prizes, including an iPad, Alternative Spring Break Trip and gift cards, at the picnic. Classes will resume at 2:30 p.m.

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.

The guest speaker for the presentation of "Reflect. Imagine. Transform" will be Dr. Fatemeh Keshavarz, the Roshan Institute Chair in Persian Language and Literature and Director of the Roshan Institute Center for Persian Studies at the University of Maryland. Dr. Keshavarz is an alumnus of Shiraz University and the University of London. She taught at Washington University for 20 years, and chaired the Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages and Literature from 2004-2011. She has published numerous books, poems and journal articles, and is the recipient of the Peabody Award and the Herschel Walker Peace and Justice Award.

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.

See the Celebrate Spirit! site.

07-30-2014
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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07-31-august-livernoistrue1418838642520nelsontdAugust Heats Up on Livernois AvenueAugust Heats Up on Livernois Avenue/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/07-31-august-livernoisskiminab1406833245782nelsontd1418838633197

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

July 28-August 28: Now in its fifth year, the Detroit Institute of Arts brings its masterpieces to the community with DIA InsideOut. Livernois Avenue is home to four pieces, including two near Mike’s Market, one at Jo’s Gallery and one at Simply Casual Clothing Store. For more information, please visit the InsideOut Facebook page.

August 2: The annual event “Jazz on the Avenue” runs from noon-10 p.m. along the Avenue, with live music, a fashion show and business specials. Vendors at the Handmade Marketplace include Bags by Brittney, Black Bottom Designs, Salikas', Nur Creations, Si of Relief, and more. The “Homemade Marketplace,” hosted by the Livernois Community Storefront, will feature local artists from 1-8 p.m. For more information, please visit the event's Facebook event page.

August 21: Time to get up and feel good with the James Brown Dance Party, going on from 6-9 p.m. at the Livernois Community Storefront, 19410 Livernois Ave., as part of August's 3rd Thursday celebration. Many Livernois merchants will be open late with special discounts for customers. Take a dance lesson from 7-8 p.m., and enter the costume contest. For more information, please call Love Travels Imports at 313-623-5800.

August 21-24: D:Hive Build will be displaying their graduates’ goods at the Build Bazaar, a pop-up marketplace that showcases entrepreneurs from the BUILD program. They plan to kick off the Bazaar at Good Cakes and Bakes, and then move down to the Livernois Community Storefront for the remainder of the weekend. One of the most successful grads, Trish’s Garage, will be there with back-to-school specials. Check it out on Thursday from 6-9 p.m., Friday from noon-6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, please visit the Facebook event page.

07-31-2014
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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08-01-law-school-granttrue1416954735027hipskijtU.S. Patent & Trademark Office Grants Certification to UDM’s Intellectual Property ClinicU.S. Patent & Trademark Office Grants Certification to UDM’s Intellectual Property Clinic/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/08-01-law-school-grantskiminab1406898640756skiminab1407244932002DETROIT, Mich. – On July 30, 2014, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) granted certification to the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law’s Intellectual Property Clinic. UDM joins 46 other law schools to receive USPTO certification. UDM law students will draft and file patent applications for clients and gain experience answering Office Actions and communicating with patent examiners regarding the IP Clinic’s applications. The selection committee chose UDM’s Intellectual Property Clinic based on its solid IP curriculum, pro bono legal services to the public, and community networking and outreach efforts.

In 2012, the USPTO chose Detroit as the location for its first satellite office outside of its Alexandria, Virginia central headquarters. The Elijah J. McCoy Satellite Office in Detroit employs more than a hundred patent examiners, and Detroit and its surrounding communities are home to one of the largest concentrations of IP attorneys in the United States.

UDM Law is located in the heart of Detroit’s resurgent downtown core. Its students take classes in cutting-edge areas of the law and extern at some of Detroit’s most innovative companies, which are located within a close radius of its Riverfront Campus. According to UDM Law Dean Phyllis L. Crocker, “We are in the heart of downtown Detroit and just a short walk from the USPTO and numerous highly-regarded IP law firms. The IP Clinic exemplifies our commitment to Detroit and to preparing our students to be excellent ethical attorneys ready to represent clients and serve their communities.”

UDM developed its IP Clinic to respond to the rapid rise of Detroit’s creative class in recent years, as inventors, engineers, and artists have been drawn to the Motor City and the hard-fought optimism that characterizes this moment in Detroit’s 313-year history. Forbes magazine ranked Detroit one of the most creative cities in 2014 based, in part, on the number of artists and musicians who live in the area.

The IP Clinic builds on the solid curriculum UDM Law, working in concert with the Intellectual Property Law Institute, offers in the areas of patent, copyright, and trademark law. In their work in the IP Clinic, UDM law students will learn the nuances of this highly complex area of law and hone the skills they need to work with their clients to bring their ideas to life and to protect the fruits of their talent from being misused or stolen.

UDM is pleased to be one of a select group of law schools to have an IP clinic with USPTO certification and looks forward to working with the USPTO to educate a new generation of dedicated and caring IP attorneys.

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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08-05-catholic-school-granttrue1416954735027hipskijtUDM to Award $20,000 and $10,000 Catholic Education University Grants to Catholic School GraduatesUDM to Award $20,000 and $10,000 Catholic Education University Grants to Catholic School Graduates/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/08-05-catholic-school-grantskiminab1407244073229whitenjg1412630387401University of Detroit Mercy, in partnership with the Archdiocese of Detroit, will award a new Catholic Education University Grant of $5,000 annually for four years to qualified graduating seniors who enroll at UDM and attended Catholic schools from first grade through high school.

Students who attended and graduated from a Catholic high school and enroll at UDM will receive a $2,500 annual Catholic Education University Grant for four years.

“University of Detroit Mercy is excited to support the Archdiocese of Detroit Catholic Schools with these new university grants because they will help students to continue their Catholic education for four more years,” said UDM President, Dr. Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D.

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The respective grants of $20,000 and $10,000 will be available to first-time, full-time students entering UDM in the fall term of 2015.

“Several months ago, Dr. Garibaldi and I began a discussion that centered on developing a partnership that would promote the availability and affordability of a Catholic education for students from first grade through a bachelor’s degree,” explained Dr. Brian M. Dougherty, Superintendent of the Archdiocese of Detroit schools. “The Archdiocese and University of Detroit Mercy have been providing formation and educational opportunities for our students independently for many years. Today we join together to announce a partnership that will recognize and reward the commitment our parents have made in choosing Catholic elementary and secondary schools for their children. The University’s commitment of $20,000 for four years for any student completing an entire Catholic school education within the Archdiocese of Detroit increases the possibility that we will retain the brightest students in the region for the communities they may choose to live and work,” he added.

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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08-19-gm-student-corpstrue1416954735027hipskijtGM Student Corps Brightens Neighborhoods and Futures GM Student Corps Brightens Neighborhoods and Futures /www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/08-19-gm-student-corpsskiminab1408453697626skiminab1408481665217DETROIT – The second GM Student Corps ended today as General Motors executives, GM retiree mentors and GM student interns gathered to celebrate their summer of community revitalization. For many students and retirees, though, it’s only the beginning of new relationships aimed at helping students develop the teamwork and leadership skills to continue their success.

“Last year, we were very focused on the task, getting the job done,” said GM retiree Deborah Eastern-Hall of Toledo, who spent her second summer at Osborn High School in Detroit. “This year, we spent more personal time with the students. At lunch, I’d launch the discussion – topics like the importance of having good credit, finding a home and getting a job – and the students talked as long as we let them.”

One hundred and six paid high school interns representing 12 schools, including the seven schools GM supports through the United Way Network of Excellence and Flint Southwestern Academy – new to the program this year – spent the summer cleaning parks and schools, clearing bush, planting flowers and shrubs, painting weather-beaten equipment and tackling other improvement projects they selected, planned and budgeted.

They also took part in weekly life skills training sessions, toured GM facilities and businesses, explored career opportunities and spent a day at University of Detroit Mercy.

Mark Reuss, executive vice president of Global Product Development, introduced the GM Student Corps last summer.

“Programs such as this show how we can give back to our communities while empowering our young people to succeed in the future,” he said. “It’s a summer internship with lifelong benefits for all.”

Of the 2013 GM Student Corps interns who were seniors, it’s estimated about a third are attending college. According to Mike DiGiovanni, a GM retiree and UDM economics professor who helped run the program both years, most of the 2014 class is college-bound and some are already dual-enrolled.

DiGiovanni, who with retired GM executive Larry Hice led the 60 retiree mentors and volunteers, said the retirees get as much out of the mentoring relationships as the students. Thirteen UDM students also hired as GM summer interns provided additional guidance and project support.

“University of Detroit Mercy’s faculty, staff and students are honored to partner with General Motors again on this important program,” said UDM President, Dr. Antoine Garibaldi. “Through the use of high school and college students, GM staff and retirees, and UDM employees, the GM Student Corps program is an excellent model of how more intergenerational leadership and service can benefit the entire Detroit region.”

“We’re here to get the best out of students and we love watching them grow,” said GM retiree Dawin Wright, whose team met with the owners of two vehicle dealerships, a former GMAC executive and a financial planner so they could experience the benefits of education and hard work.

Geneva Brooks spent her second summer as a GM Student Corps intern. She recently graduated from Cody High School in Detroit, where her team helped revitalize one of the city’s most troubled neighborhoods.

“It’s not just the program – the retirees stay in touch with us,” said Brooks. “We have lots of deep conversations about what’s going on in our lives.”

General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world's largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at http://www.gm.com.

University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan’s largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit. UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 13th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest in the 2014 edition of the U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges."

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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08-29-CHP-granttrue1416954735027hipskijtUDM Receives Grant to Address Need for Health Care ProvidersUDM Receives Grant to Address Need for Health Care Providers/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/08-29-CHP-grantskiminab1409323269114skiminab1409342453974University of Detroit Mercy is one of three Michigan schools to receive nearly $700,000 in grant money from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

In an effort to fill the health care employment gap in medically underserved areas, grant money will be used to give tuition support to nurses enrolled in the family nurse practitioner (FNP) program, earning a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN).

Full-time students are eligible for the grant, allowing them to receive up to $22,000 per year in scholarship money for two years. It will also be available for part-time students in their final year, providing them up to $11,000 in scholarship money.

“These funds will provide critical support to many of our students, allowing them to complete their education,” said Janet M. Baiardi, Ph.D., FNP-BC, professor and associate dean of UDM’s McAuley School of Nursing.

Baiardi noted that in order to support their families, most students in the program must work while completing their education.

“The family nurse practitioner program focuses on providing care in an urban context, and students have experiences in underserved areas,” explained Baiardi. “Around half of our students come from Detroit, allowing UDM to have a long history of graduates who provide high quality primary care to that region.”

Many students in the program who come from the surrounding tri-county area, especially Detroit, stay and help serve that population.

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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09-09-USNews-rankingtrue1416954735027hipskijtUDM Ranked Again in Top Tier of U.S.News & World ReportUDM Ranked Again in Top Tier of U.S.News & World Report/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/09-09-USNews-rankingskiminab1410293975081morganjk1412709970261For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” rankings. UDM was also featured this year in the publication’s “A-Plus Schools for B Students” category.
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In addition to the University’s overall ranking, six UDM programs were also recognized. The Nurse Anesthesia program ranked #11; the Nursing program ranked #265; the Physician Assistant program ranked #54; the Clinical Psychology program ranked #171; the Engineering program ranked #104; and the College of Business Administration’s Management program ranked 14th in the nation.

U.S. News & World Report annually analyzes more than 1,800 four-year colleges and universities around the United States based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

“We are honored to be recognized again by U.S. News as one of America’s leading Midwest universities,” said University of Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D.

“This important designation is a compliment to our faculty and staff, who provide an excellent undergraduate and graduate education to our students, who will be transformational leaders in their professions and communities,” he added. “In many of our more than 115 academic programs, our students excel in their studies and many perform higher than average on national licensing or certification exams. Moreover, approximately 88 percent of our graduates have jobs or are continuing their education within six months of graduation.”

Since 1877, the University has offered students a values-centered and student-focused approach to learning, empowering students to develop intellectually, professionally, personally, spiritually, ethically and socially. As a University firmly grounded in the Catholic traditions of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, UDM’s commitment to a holistic approach to teaching, learning and service is evident inside and outside of the classroom.

UDM’s academic programs are offered through seven colleges and schools: School of Architecture, College of Business Administration, School of Dentistry, College of Engineering & Science, College of Health Professions/McAuley School of Nursing, School of Law and College of Liberal Arts & Education.

The U.S. News rankings are based on factors related to academic quality, such as peer assessment, student selectivity, graduation and retention rates, resources, faculty, and average class size.

The U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” 2015 edition guidebook will be available on newsstands and at usnews.com, on Sept. 23.

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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09-17-groundbreakingtrue1416954735027hipskijtDetroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC) – Livernois Streetscape Breaks Ground for Phase IRed Mass/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/09-17-groundbreakingmorganjk1410968511790whitenjg1411734812534

A groundbreaking ceremony kicked off Phase I of the Livernois Streetscape Enhancement Project on Wednesday, September 17 across from University of Detroit Mercy's (UDM) McNichols Campus.  The project will include pedestrian-oriented media improvements, sidewalk enhancements and new landscaping on Livernois Avenue from the Lodge Freeway to 8 Mile Road.  Phase I has begun and is scheduled to be completed in November.

Attending the groundbreaking was:

  • Harvey Hollins III, director, Office of Urban and Metropolitan Initiatives, state of Michigan and Council of Michigan Foundations
  • Isaiah McKinnon, deputy mayor, city of Detroit
  • Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D., president, UDM
  • Malik Goodwin, vice president, project management, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation
  • Don Studvent, owner/chef, 1917 American Bistro
  • Representatives from Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)

The $1.3 million project was funded by MDOT, city of Detroit, DEGC, Kresge Foundation and UDM.  WH Canon Company, a landscape construction firm, is the project contractor for Phase I.

Isaiah McKinnon, deputy mayor, said: "Just like many of the neighborhoods it connects, this stretch of Livernois is being revitalized, thanks to the great partnership between our community organizations, major institutions, non profits, local businesses and the city.  When it is completed, this streetscape project will return Livernois to the kind of walkable shopping district that supports nearby neighborhoods and draws visitors from across Detroit and surrounding communities."

“Livernois Avenue is the ‘gateway’ to UDM’s McNichols campus and a major thoroughfare for many northwest Detroit residents and businesses," said Dr. Garibaldi. "Enhancing the Livernois streetscape and landscape from the Lodge Freeway to 8 Mile will make a strong impression on potential residents and business owners, as well as prospective UDM students and their families.”

Malik Goodwin, DEGC, added: “The Streetscape Enhancement Project is yet one more indication of the vitality of historic Livernois Avenue.  It’s one of many ongoing initiatives to revitalize this premier shopping and cultural destination.”

See and hear the event

Audio from the event combined with photos is on the UDM YouTube channel.  You can also view the photo gallery.

About DEGC

DEGC is a non-profit organization that serves as the lead implementing agency for business retention, attraction and economic development initiatives in the city of Detroit. DEGC is led by a 60-member board comprised of business, civic, labor and community leaders. Its 40 professionals provide staff services for key public authorities that offer tax credits and other forms of financing for projects that bring new jobs or economic activity to the city. Among them: the Downtown Development Authority (DDA), Detroit Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (DBRA), Economic Development Corporation (EDC), Neighborhood Development Corporation (NDC), Local Development Finance Authority (LDFA), and Tax Increment Finance Authority (TIFA). DEGC also provides planning, project management and other services under contract to the City of Detroit. 

Livernois Streetscape Rendering

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named University of Detroit Mercy to the coveted Military Friendly Schools® list. The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

“Inclusion in this year’s list once again certainly shows University of Detroit Mercy’s strong commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, Vice President at Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran. “The need for education is growing and our mission is to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools. We appreciate all that UDM continues to do to help veterans,” he added.

The Military Friendly Schools® media and website, found at www.militaryfriendly.com, feature the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences. The complete list of schools may be found through our school matchmaker tool at www.gijobs.com.

Now in its sixth year, the 2015 list was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 8,000 schools nationwide approved for Post 9/11 GI Bill funding. The survey results that comprise the 2015 list were independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media. Each year schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country. 

A full story and detailed list of 2015 Military Friendly Schools® have been highlighted in the annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools ®, distributed in print and digital format to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel.

ABOUT Victory Media Inc
Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that has been serving the military community since 2001. Our data-driven Military Friendly® lists are published in G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur media channels, republished in periodicals like USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Bloomberg BW and are frequently cited on national TV by NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and others.

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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