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Here are the most recent University of Detroit Mercy news releases from 2013 and 2014. For more news, see the archive.

10-22-rebuild-detroittrue1414076552798nelsontdNIH 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-detroitwhitenjg1414002895134nelsontd1414076528485Detroit — Oct. 22, 2014 — A consortium of University of Detroit Mercy, Marygrove College, Wayne County Community College District and Wayne State University has been awarded $21.2 million over five years by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to implement a program encouraging more undergraduate students from underrepresented and economically disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue careers in biomedical research.

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

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.

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 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

Media Coverage

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"

Media Contact

University of Detroit Mercy
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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 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."

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09-29-eng-sci-usnews-rankingtrue1413925007974mcglyncrUndergraduate 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 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."

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10-10-25th-annual-safety-streettrue1413925007974mcglyncrUDM Hosts 25th Annual Safety StreetSafety Street/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/10-10-25th-annual-safety-streetnelsontd1412947403563nelsontd1412947754145Pounds of Snickers, Reese’s, Hershey and Twix bars will be 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 will be held on Friday, Oct. 24 from 4:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. in the Student Center's Fountain Lounge on the McNichols Campus. Area school children and their families are 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 will distribute candy to the children and also offer free face painting during the event. The School of Dentistry will be giving out free toothbrushes toothpaste and dental floss.

Visiting campus this year will be 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 will attend Safety Street this year, dressed in their favorite costumes. Come join UDM for 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 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."

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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.
10-09-2014
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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 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."

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10-08-emerging-leaders-john-kyees-speaktrue1413925007974mcglyncrEmerging 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 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."

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10-02-chaplain-house-lecturetrue1413925007974mcglyncrChaplain 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 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."

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10-01-ceara-oleary-lecturetrue1413925007974mcglyncrUDM 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.
09-29-2014
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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 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."

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10-02-engineering-science-research-symposiumtrue1413925007974mcglyncrCollege 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

10-09-2014
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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 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."

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10-01-graduate-counseling-granttrue1413925007974mcglyncrGraduate 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 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."

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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.

09-15-2014
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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 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."

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09-29-nfl-player-visits-udm-classtrue1413925007974mcglyncrFirst 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 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."

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09-29-detroit-oakland-metro-seriestrue1413925007974mcglyncrDetroit-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 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."

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09-24-hip-hop-michael-ford-lecturetrue1413925007974mcglyncrHip-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 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."

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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 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."

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09-12-red-masstrue1413925007974mcglyncrUDM School of Law Hosts 102nd Annual Red MassRed Mass/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/09-12-red-massnelsontd1410536091051nelsontd1410537175311

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 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."

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09-12-midnight-bike-ridetrue1413925007974mcglyncr25th 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 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."

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09-03-celebrate-spirittrue1413925007974mcglyncrUDM Students, Faculty and Staff Celebrate Spirit!Celebrate Spirit/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/09-03-celebrate-spiritwhitenjg1409762727103whitenjg1409762925842

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 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."

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08-24-garibaldi-wxyztrue1413925007974mcglyncrPresident 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 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."

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01-27-kitchentrue1413925007974mcglyncrUDM 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 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."

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01-02-lawtrue1413925007974mcglyncrUDM 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.

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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 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."

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01-14-MLKtrue1413925007974mcglyncrUDM Celebrates MLK Day Events on CampusUDM Celebrates MLK Day Events on Campus/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/01-14-MLKskiminab1389729917474whitenjg1392217421928

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 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."

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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
grobisgj@udmercy.edu
313-993-3269

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 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."

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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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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 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."

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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 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."

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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 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."

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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 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."

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02-05-trusteestrue1413925007974mcglyncrUDM Names Angelo Vitale and Nancy Susick to Board of TrusteesUDM Names Angelo Vitale and Nancy Susick to Board of Trustees/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/02-05-trusteespalmersc1391716208460palmersc1394559094853

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 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."

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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.

02-04-2014
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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 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."

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02-14-visittrue1413925007974mcglyncrUDM Visit Day on Feb. 15UDM Visit Day on Feb. 15/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/02-14-visitpalmersc1392389735874whitenjg1393265744431

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.

02-14-2014
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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 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."

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02-18-railroadtrue1413925007974mcglyncrMichigan 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.

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 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."

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02-18-jawaltrue1413925007974mcglyncrUDM 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 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."

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03-03-theatretrue1413925007974mcglyncrGrowing 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 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."

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03-03-acceptedtrue1413925007974mcglyncrUDM 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 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."

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03-10-cbatrue1413925007974mcglyncrUDM'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 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."

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03-10-editortrue1413925007974mcglyncrAmerica 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.

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 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."

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03-13-cushingtrue1413925007974mcglyncrCushing 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 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."

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03-13-lawtrue1413925007974mcglyncrUDM 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 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."

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03-19-healthtrue1413925007974mcglyncrUDM 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 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."

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03-25-ascetrue1413925007974mcglyncrUDM 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 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."

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03-31-lawtrue1413925007974mcglyncrUDM 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 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."

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04-03-alumni-awardstrue1413925007974mcglyncrUDM 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 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."

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04-08-third-thursdaystrue1413925007974mcglyncrLivernois Avenue Kicks Off 'Third Thursdays' April 17Livernois Avenue Kicks Off 'Third Thursdays' April 17/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/04-08-third-thursdaysskiminab1396968446489morganjk1398884096147

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.            

04-08-2014
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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 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."

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04-08-commencementtrue1413925007974mcglyncr2014 Commencement Ceremonies set for May 9 & 102014 Commencement Ceremonies set for May 9 & 10/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/04-08-commencementskiminab1396974638403skiminab1399467562799

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 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."

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04-22-fulbrighttrue1413925007974mcglyncrNihad 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.           

04-22-2014
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Contact: Elaine Clayton (202) 632-6445

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 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."

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04-22-kleimolatrue1413925007974mcglyncrMs. 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 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."

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05-09-ASB-25true1413925007974mcglyncrUDM 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 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."

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05-10-Commencement-newstrue1413925007974mcglyncrReaching 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.

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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 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."

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05-12-law-proposaltrue1413925007974mcglyncrLaw 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 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."

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05-15-VEMtrue1413925007974mcglyncrReligious 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 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."

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05-23-e-s-campstrue1413925007974mcglyncrUDM 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.)

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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 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."

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05-29-law-school-job-fairtrue1413925007974mcglyncrDetroit 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.

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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 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."

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06-02-cba-awardstrue1413925007974mcglyncrCollege 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 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."

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06-12-mcatrue1413925007974mcglyncrUniversity 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 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."

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07-01-e-s-densotrue1413925007974mcglyncrCollege 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 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."

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07-11-law-school-granttrue1413925007974mcglyncrUDM 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 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."

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07-14-vet-guidetrue1413925007974mcglyncrAttorney 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 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."

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07-15-roulhactrue1413925007974mcglyncrUDM 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.

07-10-2014
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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 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."

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07-22-dorletrue1413925007974mcglyncrUDM 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 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."

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07-25-naglicktrue1413925007974mcglyncrDetroit 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 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."

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07-31-celebrate-spirittrue1413925007974mcglyncr'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 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."

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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.

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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 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."

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08-01-law-school-granttrue1413925007974mcglyncrU.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 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."

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08-05-catholic-school-granttrue1413925007974mcglyncrUDM 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.

Download a PDF about the program.

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 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."

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08-19-gm-student-corpstrue1413925007974mcglyncrGM 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 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."

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08-29-CHP-granttrue1413925007974mcglyncrUDM 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 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."

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09-09-USNews-rankingtrue1413925007974mcglyncrUDM 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 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."

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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 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."

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10-14-militarytrue1413925007974mcglyncrUniversity of Detroit Mercy Awarded 2015 Military Friendly Schools® Designation University of Detroit Mercy Awarded 2015 Military Friendly Schools® Designation /www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2014/files/10-14-militarymorganjk1413302991127skiminab1413315626657

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.

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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 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."

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11-27-arch-eng-grantstrue1413925007974mcglyncrUDM Receives $2 Million in Gifts and Grants to Help Students through Scholarships, Co-ops and Fellowship Positions11-27-arch-eng-grants/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2013/files/11-27-arch-eng-grantswhitenjg1385579207205whitenjg1386094650376The School of Architecture and the College of Engineering & Science at University of Detroit Mercy received grants totaling $2 million to support students through scholarships, paid internships (co-op) and fellowship positions. The gifts are from UDM alumnus Warren Loranger '51, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Mary G. Stange Charitable Trust.

The funds will help support students who are making a difference in our community in several ways, including through UDM's Master of Community Development (MCD) program, which teaches a team approach to regenerating urban communities and creating healthy, sustainable neighborhoods for families and children.  Over the past five years, the MCD program has worked with over 24 community partners on various projects.  The School of Architecture has also lead the effort to re-invent the city's planning and development initiatives through its key role in the Detroit Future City projects, other initiatives of the School's Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC) as well as ongoing student projects in the community.

At the School of Architecture's 50th anniversary celebration in September, Architecture alumnus Warren Loranger '51 committed $1 million to an endowed fund to support scholarships for incoming Architecture and Architectural Engineering students.  He was also awarded the School's Distinguished Alumni Award for his work and commitment to the architecture profession. The former president and CEO of Pella Window & Door Company earned his bachelor's degree in Architectural Engineering at the University of Detroit after his service in the Air Force during World War II.

"The Loranger gift will provide significant assistance to many incoming students in the Architecture and Architectural Engineering programs," said Will Wittig, UDM's School of Architecture dean. "Mr. Loranger's generosity along with the supporting funds from the Stange trust will make a significant difference for many new students in the program."

Loranger has remained an advocate for his alma mater and the School of Architecture and the College of Engineering & Science.  His generous financial gifts to the School of Architecture have led to significant renovations in the building, including the Genevieve Fisk Loranger Exhibition Center and various interior and exterior projects.  In 1994, the building was named in Loranger's honor to reflect his ongoing commitment to the School.  Loranger continues to demonstrate a remarkable passion for assisting young students in their quest for a high quality education through both his financial support and personal mentorship.

The Loranger gift will also leverage up to 50 percent matching funds by the Mary G. Stange Charitable Trust, established to increase the enrollment of academically talented Michigan high school students. The University's focus on raising funds for scholarships and endowment gifts such as these are significant components of student success.

Contributions to the $2 million include a $750,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to the University's MCD program.  The grant will provide students from diverse backgrounds with scholarships, co-op placements and 12-month fellowships as they learn to become leaders in sustainable community development.

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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 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."

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10-15-tech-daytrue1413925007974mcglyncrMore than 1,100 Future Leaders Visit UDM for Tech DayTech Day 2013/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2013/files/10-15-tech-daywhitenjg1381843401890palmersc1382709016882Over 1,100 future scientists and engineers from 28 high schools throughout metro Detroit will attend the 23rd annual Technology Discovery Day hosted by UDM's College of Engineering & Science on Friday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on McNichols Campus. There will be a variety of activities hosted by the College and local companies to expose students to engineering and science.

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"Competitions are meant to expand and challenge the minds of students interested in exciting career opportunities," said Pamela Rhoades Todd, director of Pre-College Programs for the College of Engineering & Science, and organizer of Technology Discovery Day, or "Tech Day."

"This is an opportunity for students to learn and to generate stronger interest in the engineering, science, technology and math fields by proving to them that science is more fun than most of us think," she added.

Tech Day competitions

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

Other activities for Tech Day include an Air Pressure Show sponsored by the Michigan Science Center, a Homeland Security presentation on "Using Math to Avoid Catastrophes," as well as an array of displays from local companies and departments presented throughout UDM's Engineering and Chemistry buildings as well as Calihan Hall.

An awards presentation will conclude the event at 12:15 p.m. in Calihan Hall to recognize the winners of the various competitions. Each registered high school student will receive a free Tech Day t-shirt for participating in the event.

This year, UDM is fortunate to thank Plastipak and Quicken Loans/Rock Ventures for all that they have done to make this year's event possible. Chrysler and Ford Motor Company also helped sponsor this year's Technology Discovery Day.

For more information about the event, please contact Pamela Rhoades Todd at 313-993-3374 or visit UDM's Tech Discovery Day 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 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."

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University of Detroit Mercy has the seventh highest return on investment (ROI), in the State of Michigan, according to a list provided by Affordable Colleges Online. The data comes exclusively from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Integrated Post-Secondary Education Data System (IPEDS), and the Carnegie Foundation.

Affordable Colleges Online is a website that assists students in identifying affordable college options and providing information about financial aid, college rankings as well as other factors that prospective students should consider when making a choice.

Schools were ranked by various factors including public or private institutions, tuition costs and their accreditations. Other schools on the list include the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), Michigan State University and Wayne State University.  See the Michigan list on Affordable Colleges Online.

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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 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."

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Lorri MacDonald, Chair of the Department of Education at University of Detroit Mercy has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to work with Ilia State University in Tbilisi, Georgia to collaborate and develop teacher and school leadership preparation programs for the institution.

MacDonald will be providing professional development to both in-service and pre-service teachers for the 2013-2014 academic year. ISU was established in 2006 as a merger of six different institutions, each having a long history and a diverse institutional profile. With over 800 academic staff, the university strives to provide excellence in all areas of academic practice and scientific research.

During her stay, she will also be working with Gori University in the Gori district of Georgia, advising the administrators on the restructuring of their college of education. GU is a center for education and science in Shida Kartli and was established as a result of the merging of two higher education institutions, Gori State University and Tskhinvali State University

Before joining the UDM faculty in 2006, MacDonald spent over 20 years in public education as a teacher and a building administrator. MacDonald is committed to the education profession and ensuring that novice teachers have a solid foundation and experienced teachers grow further in their profession. She has previously taught at Michigan State University and for Michigan Virtual University

Leaving Sept. 4, MacDonald is one of approximately 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. The program is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, a division of the Institute of International Education. She will be leaving in September and will return to UDM in January, 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 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."

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The Master of Community Development Program (MCD), which is a graduate degree in UDM’s School of Architecture, was initiated in January of 2006. The program prepares students for careers in real estate development, business management, and municipal planning and development. The Kellogg grant will fund scholarships and cooperative education placements for second-year students and fellowships for recent graduates. All recipients will be working actively with non-profit organizations who will benefit from the work of UDM students.

"As a University with 136 years of educating and serving Detroit, this Kellogg Foundation grant reinforces the importance of our School of Architecture’s work to advance UDM’s Master of Community Development,” said UDM President, Dr. Antoine M. Garibaldi. “Receiving this grant as we celebrate the 50th year anniversary of the School of Architecture, the only one among the Jesuit and Mercy colleges and universities in the country, is a timely recognition of the faculty and students’ community development activities.”

The MCD Program is interdisciplinary and emphasizes a team approach to creating and regenerating urban communities and healthy, sustainable neighborhoods for families and children. Over the past five years, the MCD Program has worked with over 24 community partners including: All Generation Family Service, Ecorse; Bridging Communities; Capacity Developers Incorporated; Catholic Social Services of Wayne County; College Core Block Club; Detroit Community Schools; Detroit Gets Green; East Warren Business United; Friends of Belle Isle Aquarium; Gesu School; Hostel Detroit; James and Grace Lee Boggs Center; Martin Park District Association; Paul Robeson/Malcolm X Academy at Hally; St. Aloysius Catholic Church; St. Thomas Transition Center; U-SNAP-BAC (United Streets Networking and Planning Building a Community); UDM University Ministry; University Commons; Urban Neighborhood Initiatives; Vanguard Community Development Corporation; West Grand Boulevard Collaborative; and Young Nation.

The generous support provided to the program from the foundation will allow us to greatly enhance our impact in the coming years and launch the W.K. Kellogg / UDM MCD Fellowship Program,” said Will Wittig, Dean of the School of Architecture at UDM.   Scholarships will support MCD students as they complete their capstone projects, which are developed by teams of students in direct collaboration with area non-profit agencies to explore new ideas and initiatives in our neighborhoods.  Financial support will also enable students to select the option of pursuing an internship with a local agency in place of one of their elective courses. “This program will also allow several students to work full-time for a year with a local non-profit organization upon graduation, further enhancing the advancement of our community by providing real world experience for the students as they transition into a career in community development, as well as adding valuable capacity for the partnering organizations,” he added.

We are excited to support the MCD Program because it not only pairs well-trained professionals with critical community-based organizations, but creates a pipeline of diverse leaders that are prepared to strengthen neighborhoods in Detroit,” said Sharnita C. Johnson, Kellogg Foundation program officer.

University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan’s largest private comprehensive Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Religious 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 16 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 12th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest colleges and universities in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges." In addition to the University's ranking rising from #23 to #20 in the magazine's annual list of regional universities, it was also one of the highest in the state.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation by breakfast cereal pioneer, Will Keith Kellogg, is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. Guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive, WKKF works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children so they can realize their full potential in school, work and life.

The Kellogg Foundation is based in Battle Creek, Mich., and works throughout the United States and internationally, as well as with sovereign tribes. Special emphasis is paid to priority places where there are high concentrations of poverty and where children face significant barriers to success. WKKF priority places in the U.S. are in Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans; and internationally, are in Mexico and Haiti. For more information, visit www.wkkf.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 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."

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Former University of Detroit Mercy All-American point guard Ray McCallum, became the 22nd Titan to be drafted, as he was selected with the 36th pick in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night.

McCallum is the first Titan to ever be selected by Sacramento, and will join Willie Green '03 (LA Clippers) in the Western Conference. McCallum is also the highest Titan selected in the NBA Draft since the Detroit Pistons drafted fellow Titans Terry Tyler (23) and John Long (29) in the 1978 draft.

McCallum, the 2013 Horizon League Player of the Year and Lute Olson All-American, helped lead Detroit to its second-straight postseason appearance with a trip to the NIT, along with recording its second-straight 20 win season finishing 20-13 overall.

He led the Titans in points (18.7), assists (4.5) and steals (1.9) for the third-straight season as well as minutes played (36.6). He also led the Horizon League in scoring and steals, while finishing second in assists, assist-to-turnover ratio (2.2) and minutes played. McCallum was sixth in field goal percentage (49.1) and had at least one steal in all but six games, while scoring in double figures in all but five games on the season.

McCallum recorded the best single game performance of the last decade in division I basketball with 16 points, 13 rebounds, eight assists and four steals in Titans win over Cleveland State. The last player to put up those type of numbers was Connecticut's Ben Gordon with 17 points, 16 rebounds, 11 assists and five steals vs. Iona in December 2003.

In addition to All-Horizon League first team honors, he was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) District 12 first team and was one of 10 student-athletes to be named to the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association Scholar-Athlete Team.

06-27-2008
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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 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."

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This summer, 110 Detroit-area high school students worked as paid summer interns for the brand-new GM Student Corps, a program developed by General Motors with the support of University of Detroit Mercy and the United Way. Their experience combined service, education and mentoring in our city in a whole new way.

View media coverage from the program ...

On Thursday, August 15, the students came together as a full group on the McNichols Campus of UDM and learned about the importance of a college education from University faculty and staff from all curriculums. There was a closing ceremony in the University's Fountain Lounge at 2:30 p.m. to celebrate the student's summer successes.

Group of GM Student Corps students

Joining them were the 12 UDM student leaders, 60 GM retirees, President of GM North America, Mark Reuss and President of UDM, Antoine Garibaldi.

The UDM student leaders were selected based upon their GPA, academics and attendance, said Economics professor and former GM employee Mike DiGiovanni, who is coordinating the project with GM. While many of the students were from the College of Liberal Arts & Education, other schools are represented and are interested in service-based careers.

Schools that participated in the GM Student Corps were: Central Collegiate Academy, Detroit Public Schools Cody Campus, East Detroit High School, Hamtramck High School, Harper Woods High School, Henry Ford High School, Madison High School, Melvindale High School, Detroit Public Schools Osborn Campus, River Rouge High School and Van Dyke Lincoln High School.

Projects included cleanups at local parks, maintaining a community garden, setting up a food bank, etc. "All of the interns in the program need to have the passion to grow as an individual and a love to do something for others," said DiGiovanni, who is also leading 60 GM retirees who are assisting in the program.

A unique aspect of the GM Student Corps is that it united people from a range of age groups and walks of life to work toward a common goal – improving local neighborhoods – while helping students develop career skills.

The UDM students met regularly with the high school students for life skills sessions following a curriculum developed by Junior Achievement.

Four additional UDM students interned in this program under the guidance of Communications Studies professor Jason Roche, who documented the progress of the program throughout the course of the summer. General Motors donated the cameras necessary to film the events.

Media coverage of the program

Aug. 16, 2013
GM Student Corps Inspire Communities and Themselves
Paddock Talk

August 16, 2013
Exec: GM plans to grow Detroit internship program, could expand to Flint
Mlive

"UDM President Antoine M. Garibaldi encouraged he students in attendance to take what they've learned this summer and share it with their families, friends and high school peers. It's just been a life changing experience for all of us, he said during a speech Thursday. ³The program has brought together people of all ages, backgrounds, walks of life, ethnicities working side-by-side."

Group of GM Student Corps students

August 15, 2013
GM student interns help clean up Detroit
Detroit Free Press

Aug. 15, 2013
GM, University of Detroit Mercy celebrate conclusion of student internship program
Mlive

Aug. 15, 2013
GM student interns, volunteers transform Detroit park
The Detroit News

May 21, 2013
GM hires 110 student interns to help clean up Detroit
Detroit Free Press

May 20, 2013
GM Teams Students And Retirees To Rebuild Communities
CBS Detroit 62

May 20, 2013
GM giving paid internships to 110 HS students

Businessweek

May 20, 2013
Taking It To The Streets – GM Introduces Student Corps

The Wall Street Journal

WJR audio feature (MP3 file)

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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 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."

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University of Detroit Mercy held its annual commencement ceremony for undergraduate and graduate students on Saturday, May 11, at 1:30 p.m. in Calihan Hall on the McNichols Campus. UDM School of Law held commencements on Friday, May 10, 5:00 p.m. and UDM School of Dentistry held commencements on Friday, May 10 at 9:30 a.m. The Law and Dental ceremonies were also at Calihan Hall on the McNichols campus.

At the annual commencement, the University honored the valedictorian Kaitlyn Rose Avery, a business major. Ms. Avery has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors throughout her academic career, including the Rev. Gerald Cavanagh, S.J. Scholarship for service learning. 

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The keynote speaker for this year's commencement ceremony was Jane K. Nugent. Mrs. Nugent received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from UDM at the 2013 Commencement.  A pioneer among female executives, Mrs. Nugent is a member of the College of Business Administration Hall of Honor and the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame. 

Nugent received her B.S. in personnel management from the University of Detroit Mercy. She rose to being one of the highest-ranking women in the Metro Detroit corporate world while making it her priority to serve her community. Nugent participated in the nation's first management development program for women held at Cornell University. She has presented a similar program in major cities throughout the United States. Nugent has received degrees from the University of Detroit, an MBA from the University of Michigan, and an MA from Wayne State University in Personnel Psychology, as well as professional certification as a certified Administrative Manager and Accredited Executive Personnel.

During her professional career, Nugent is most recognized for breaking the glass ceiling during her role as Vice President of Administration at Detroit Edison from 1982-90, one of the top electric utility companies in the nation. Nugent was responsible for overseeing the Department of General Purchasing, Information Systems, Business Services, Security, Buildings and Properties, Food Service, General Facilities Administration, and Real Estate and Rights of Way. Nugent also made history being the first woman vice president of the Economic Club of 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 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."

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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, February 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 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.  The "Give Kids a Smile" program has been a success for the past decade.

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

"Give Kids A Smile" is a program designed for children, ages four through 16. The children get comprehensive dental care on the day and will be provided vouchers to come back to the UDM Dental Clinic to continue the free care thereafter. All participants will take home a free oral health kit containing toothpaste, floss… and a big smile.

This year's program received a $5,000 grant from the Delta Dental Foundation.

For more information, go to http://dental.udmercy.edu/gkas/ or call the UDM School of Dentistry at 313-494-6645. The school is located at 2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, off 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 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."

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University of Detroit Mercy’s Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC), part of the School of Architecture, was instrumental in crafting the recently released Detroit Future City strategic framework plan, which has been endorsed with a $150,000,000 pledge from the Kresge Foundation.

In July of 2011, DCDC was selected by both the Kresge and Ford Foundations to lead a renewed effort to engage residents and key stakeholders in the city of Detroit to actively participate in the planning phase of Mayor Bing’s “Detroit Works Project Long Term Planning” Initiative. From November of 2011 through December of 2012, the Detroit Collaborative Design Center, led by Associate Professor of Architecture Dan Pitera, FAIA, guided a collaborative effort to fully engage all citizens and community leaders in a dynamic conversation that was instrumental in shaping the recently released Detroit Future City strategic framework. Over this time period, the University has received approximately $2,000,000 from the Ford Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in support of this process.

The Design Center’s contribution to the Detroit Works Long Term Planning Project, now entering a new phase under the name “Detroit Future City,” has been crucial to the project’s success. One of the key characteristics of this process, in contrast to typical urban redevelopment plans of the past, is the unprecedented level of meaningful community engagement that was built into the process. The plan will certainly prove to be transformational in the evolution of Detroit in terms of the impact it will have on future land use, prosperity, and quality of life for Detroit’s residents, and in the arena of urban design and urban planning, it is certain to receive global recognition for the groundbreaking nature of the Design Center led community engagement process.

The Center co-authored the plan, reaching out to 163,000 community members in over 30,000 meetings with area stakeholders. “People are our greatest asset,” said Pitera. “And it’s the people who will define the vision of the project. We didn’t come in with an idea of what the end result would look like. The vision is being created by the Detroit community, through the process of engagement", he added.

The expertise of the Design Center staff has developed over the past 19 years and has earned a global reputation for setting the highest standard for the meaningful participation of stakeholders in various projects. DCDC has completed hundreds of projects over the years that have been guided by an exemplary community participation process. With the Detroit Works Project, that expertise has evolved remarkably to engage the entire city in order to give Detroiters a meaningful voice and ownership in the process of envisioning new potentials for the city.

One of the most important successes of the civic engagement process so far is that the collaborative work of the Design Center has helped to knit together the beginnings of a strategic coalition of community leaders that will be crucial for the implementation of these ideas. Dozens of key community leaders in the public, private and philanthropic communities have already come together to help craft the plan, and those networks of collaboration will be extremely valuable as the project moves forward.

As the Detroit Future City initiative now moves into various stages of implementation, the Design Center will continue to play a vital role in the process and the ongoing conversation with all Detroiters. Their expertise will also be instrumental in helping neighborhood groups and non-profits develop project plans on a more local scale.

To view the Detroit Works plan, visit the website at: http://www.detroitworksproject.com.

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January 16, 2013

  • Detroit Metro Times
    Detroit's vision and revision
    Which brings us back to Dan Pitera, an associate professor of architecture at UDM and executive director of the university’s Detroit Collaborative Design Center, which, as the school’s website notes, is focused on “fostering university and community partnerships that create inspired and sustainable neighborhoods and spaces for all people.” http://metrotimes.com/detroit-s-vision-and-revision-1.1430411?pgno=1

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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 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."

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Make someone's day and brighten yours as well. In memory of the Sandy Hook School shooting victims, the University of Detroit Mercy Future Educators Association is sponsoring "UDM 26 Acts of Kindness" the week of January 14 through January 18 where UDM students are encouraged to do a random act of kindness and tweet about it, including the hash tag #UDM26Acts.

Signs all over campus and in the Student Center building on the McNichols Campus will promote the event and will give UDM community members ideas for random acts of kindness. If enough students participate, the tweets will be compiled into a collage at the end of the week and displayed on campus.

For those students and employees who do not have a twitter account, they can still participate by emailing Nickie Stanley, student, president and co-founder of the UDM chapter of the FEA at stanlenr@udmercy.edu. Individuals can notify her of the acts of kindness or post it on the UDM facebook page, to be included in the collage.

"Let’s see how much good UDM can generate as a community in honor of the children and teachers lost on December 14," said Stanley.

This event is inspired by the “26 Acts” movement promoted by Ann Curry, a NBC reporter, in which people are encouraged to do a random act of kindness and tweet about it for each of the 26 lives lost on December 14th.

For more information and ideas about the #26Acts movement, please visit http://www.udmercy.edu/slo/26acts/index.htm and http://www.facebook.com/26acts.

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University of Detroit Mercy will host a “High School Visit Day” on Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 9 - noon in the Student Center Fountain Lounge on the McNichols campus, 4001 W. McNichols, Detroit.   

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

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

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

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

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Arthur Kopit’s Wings explores the strange, terrifying, and shattered world of Emily Stinson. In this gripping drama, Emily is suddenly faced with the desperate need to comprehend and make sense of her surroundings, her physical being, and her own mind. Emily must brave the frustrating and deeply disturbing challenges of aphasia, the result of her severe stroke. Performed at the Marygrove Theatre, Wings runs February 8, 9, 15 and 16 at 8:00 p.m. and February 10 and 17 at 2  p.m. 

In 1976, Kopit was commissioned to write an original radio play by the NPR drama project “Earplay”. Just prior, his father had suffered a debilitating stroke, which inspired Kopit to write the play about the language disorder and psychological perspective of a stroke victim. The character of Emily is an amalgam of two women who were both patients at the rehab center that cared for his father. Written in 1978, Wings was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and also a Tony nominee for Best Play. The first professional stage performance of Wings took place at the Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut on March 3, 1978, where it won The Best Plays of 1978 in the Burns Mantle Theater Yearbook.

This production is directed by David L. Regal and features associate guest artist Melissa Beckwith, who returns to the UDM Theatre Company stage after her poised and witty portrayal of the mother in Boris Vian's, The Empire Builders.

The cast of Wings is rounded out by the physicians attending to Emily, Dr. Ross and Dr. Murray (played by Patricia Thompson and Jordan Robinette, respectively). Nurse Wright (Michelle Renaud) and Nurse Fent (Shaunte McArthur) offer care and support to the confused Emily as she works toward recovery with therapist Amy (Lena Denard), fellow stroke patients Billy (Joel Frazee) and Mr. Brownstein (Dr. Arthur Beer) and Physical Therapist (Reshawn Wilder).

The Theatre Company at University of Detroit Mercy continues its mission of providing the Metro Detroit community with thoughtful, high-quality, and professional productions. The Theatre Company offers students of the Performing Arts Department the rare opportunity to work on and off stage with theatre professionals. By working with professional directors and associate guest artists, students are encouraged to work at a high level, producing rapid growth throughout their undergraduate education.

For more information on becoming a student or an associate guest artist, please contact Greg Grobis at 313-993-3273.

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

The Theatre Company events with Wings:

  • February 8 @ 8 p.m. Free for Students
  • February 9 @ 8 p.m. Alumni Afterglow: Held immediately following the performance in the Marygrove Art Gallery. Food and drinks are provided through our generous sponsors. Connect with UDM Alumni Donors and Theatregoers. Everyone is welcome!
  • February 10 @ 2 p.m. Talkback: A talkback is a post-show discussion where the audience meets with members of the artistic staff and cast. This is a chance to ask any questions about the show or artistic process and gain more insight into the author’s work. Everyone is welcome!
  • February 15 @ 8 p.m. Pay-What-You-Can/ Free for Students
  • February 16 @ 8 p.m. Livernois Corridor Community Night: Created to bring together our neighbors in the Livernois Corridor. Following the performance the audience is invited to mingle at the 1917 American Bistro on Livernois Ave. Jazz music, hors d’oeuvres and discount drink specials will provide a great after party! Everyone is welcome!

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

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Since 1985, University of Detroit Mercy Marketing Professor Dr. Michael Bernacchi hosted his "Super Bowl Ad Nauseum," which discusses the effectiveness of the advertisements aired during the Super Bowl with high school students. This year’s event was held on Monday, February 4, 2013 at noon in the Student Center Ballroom on the McNichols Campus and was streamed live.

Ad Nauseum

“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. "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 discussed the variety of marketing courses at UDM and students consider marketing as a career. He is co-founder of the website, "America's Marketing High School," found at americasmarketinghighschool.org, with Paul Galbenski of Oakland County Schools. Both Bernacchi and Galbenski developed marketing and advertising coursework related to the Super Bowl for high school teachers to use throughout the nation as well, which can also be found on the website.

For the second year, a community service project accompanied the discussion and the University asked every teacher and student in attendance to "Tackle Hunger" by bringing 2-4 cans to the event. The items will be collected at the Ad Nauseam event were donated to Kids Against Hunger and distributed throughout Metro Detroit.

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

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Super Bowl Ad Nauseam on YouTube

Ad Nauseam on "The mIKE-rOSCOPE"
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January 23, 2013

Automakers poised to make big plays with Super Bowl ads
The Denver Post, American International Automobile Dealers
"Automakers always have a massive presence," said Mike Bernacchi, a marketing professor at the University of Detroit Mercy,  who tracks Super Bowl advertising trends. "The fact they keep showing up is a statement of how they expect the economy and auto sales to go this  year, and this year is building on last year." More >>

January 29, 2013

Super Bowl XLVII: America¹s Marketing H.S. Harnesses Power of Pop Culture
Oakland Schools Michigan
250 local students are learning that the entertaining Big Game commercials also mean Big Business. The students are taking part in America’s Marketing High School (AMHS) – a unique curriculum combining video lectures, podcasts and marketing course-work, culminating in an intense Super Bowl ad review and rating event known nationally as “Super Bowl Ad Nauseam”. More >>

January 30, 2013

The Super Bowl will be the auto show - mIKE-rOSCOPE Vol 23 issue 08
WJBK - FOX 2, FOX 9 - Minneapolis
The game will feature at last count 9 AUTO BRANDS plus Cars.com. The POST GAME SHOW will be sponsored by Toyota and while we can find NO evidence of a Toyota MVP mobile being gifted, there WILL BE some kind of a vehicle given by someone. Finally, it has been rumored that Beyoncé (SB 2013's ½ time main performer) will be given a Corvette (inautonews.com, in its NAIAS issue). More >>

January 31, 2013

Stateside for Thursday, January 31, 2013
Michigan Radio Newsroom
We discussed Super Bowl advertisements with Mike Bernacchi and Bob Kolt. Michigan Public Radio's Jake Neher provided a look at Michigan legislation with a specific focus on right-to-work. More >>

“What game? 20 percent only in it for Super Bowl ads”
Diana Dillaber Murray / The Oakland Press
Twenty percent of the more than 110 million people who are expected to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday will only tune in to see the commercials created by the best of the best for the annual occasion, not the game. More>>

February 1, 2013

“Nowadays, Super Bowl ads have their own ads”
Tom Long / The Detroit News
In many cases, a Super Bowl ad is no longer just a Super Bowl ad. It's a contest. It's a tease. It's a YouTube sensation. It can even be a weapon attacking other Super Bowl ads. More>>

“Slow sales, slammed Super Bowl ad have Lincoln struggling in 2013”
Alisa Priddle / Detroit Free Press
Lincoln is off to a rough start in 2013. Ford’s luxury brand saw U.S. sales fall 18% in January, production of the all-new MKZ midsize sedan has been slow to ensure quality and a much-hyped Super Bowl ad is being panned before it airs. More>>

Feb. 3, 2013

Is a Super Bowl Ad Worth the Price Tag?
Beyond Madison Avenue
Marketing professor Mike Bernacchi at the University of Detroit Mercy agrees, saying "Šinevitably you have to ask how effective it is." You have one 30-second spot to persuade someone to remember your product and ultimately purchase it. What do you do? Companies are in a race to see who can go out of the box the farthest. For some companies they hit a home run but for others they tank. More >>

UDM Marketing Professor Hosts 27th Annual Super Bowl Ad Nauseum
WWJ-CBS Detroit
Since 1985, University of Detroit Mercy Marketing Professor Michael Bernacchi has hosted his "Super Bowl Ad Nauseum," in which high school students discuss the effectiveness of Super Bowl advertising.... More >>

February 4, 2013

Super Bowl Ads 2013: Which was the Best?
Pat Batchellor / WDET - News
Watching Super Bowl ads has become almost as popular as watching the game itself, with companies dropping big dollars to produce memorable commercials. WDET's Pat Batcheller spoke with Marketing Professor Mike Bernacchi of the University of Detroit-Mercy about which ads this year were the most effective and least effective.... More >>

“Automakers raise their game for Super Bowl XLVII ads”
Brent Snavely / Detroit Free Press
Chrysler pulled off not one, but two Super Bowl surprises this year with separate 2-minute ads, starring Oprah Winfrey embracing the military in a commercial for Jeep as well as Paul Harvey's ode to farmers called "So God Made a Farmer," in a commercial for Ram pickups. More>>

The best ads from Super Bowl XLVII
The Oakland Press
Chrysler's two-minute Jeep brand commercial saluting g the troops and their families was tops as far as Oakland University marketing lecturer Dan Lake, OU marketing Professor Valerie Palmer-Mehto, and University of Detroit marketing Professor Mike Bernacchi are concerned.... More >>

February 5, 2013

Chrysler, auto industry score big in Super Bowl ads
Detroit Free Press
"This was the auto bowl," said Michael Bernacchi, professor of marketing for the University of Detroit Mercy. "They really led the charge." More >>

Lincoln Releases Its Second Super Bowl Ad
InAutoNews
"The best thing I can say about the ad is that it is different," said Michael Bernacchi, professor of marketing at the University of Detroit Mercy, about the first ad. "But is it appropriately different? This is different almost to the point of being dysfunctional." More >>

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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 “Empty Bowls Soup Supper and Concert” on Sunday, February 10, 2013 from 4-6 p.m. at the Iroquois Club, 43248 Woodward Ave. 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 or 248-613-3080. 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 School of Law’s Mortgage Foreclosure Defense Clinic will host a free consultation and legal workshop for Detroit homeowners facing foreclosure on Thursday, February 7, 2013, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the School’s Riverfront Campus located at 651 East Jefferson Avenue in downtown Detroit.  The event is one of a series that will be held this semester in conjunction with Foreclosure Defense Detroit, a grant project of UDM’s third-year law student, Matthew Nicols.

Foreclosure Defense Detroit’s primary goal is to provide free legal advice to low income homeowners facing foreclosure through the UDM Law Mortgage Foreclosure Defense Clinic.  During the free legal workshops, there will be a presentation for struggling Detroit homeowners to learn about the foreclosure process, applicable laws, available legal defenses, possible alternatives to foreclosure, and preventative measures.  The workshops will also cater to homeowners seeking a modification to their mortgages and those who are only seeking general information about the process.  Several Detroit and Oakland County housing counselors will be present for homeowners seeking a modification to their mortgages.  Clinic faculty, students, and housing counselors will be available after the presentations to meet privately with homeowners seeking assistance regarding their individual cases.

Homeowners are asked to bring with them supporting documents, such as:  copies of mortgage and/or loan documents; any and all foreclosure notices and other legal documents; copies of correspondence from your mortgagor, servicer, or foreclosing entity; and financial documents and proof of income, if you are seeking a modification.  Homeowners who need additional information regarding the workshops may contact the UDM Law Mortgage Foreclosure Defense Clinic at (313) 596-9846.

About UDM Law’s Mortgage Foreclosure Defense Clinic

UDM Law students, working under the supervision of licensed attorneys/faculty members, represent victims of predatory lending practices in federal and state courts to stop homeowners from losing their homes due to foreclosure.  Clinic students handle cases involving mortgage fraud, foreclosure rescue scams, and loan servicing errors.  They have the opportunity to interview clients, argue motions, negotiate settlements, and conduct trials.  In addition, students engage in community outreach through presentations and development of written materials to educate homeowners on foreclosure remedy options and rescue scams.

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. 

UDM Law was an early pioneer in the country in organizing an outreach clinic, when the Urban Law Clinic was founded in downtown Detroit in 1965.  Over the years, the clinical program has expanded to ten clinics, each of which addresses a distinct area of the law, in order to meet the increasing and evolving needs of the citizens of metropolitan Detroit as well as military veterans across the country.  Every student must participate in at least one semester in the clinical program to graduate from UDM Law, giving them invaluable and rewarding work experience while helping those in need.  The School opened a new facility to house all of its clinics on December 11, 2012.  The new facility is conveniently located on 585 Larned Street, a half block from UDM’s Riverfront Campus, which includes the School of Law’s principal building, Dowling Hall.

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

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Joon Sung, Clinical Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the Mortgage Foreclosure Defense Clinic, office 313-596-9847, mobile 734-718-9794, sungjh@udmercy.edu

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

Matthew T. Nicols, 3rd-Year Law Student at UDM Law, m3nicols@gmail.com

Gary D. Lichtman, UDM Media Relations Director, 313-993-1254, gary.lichtman@udmercy.edu

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University of Detroit Mercy invites students, staff, faculty, and members of the public to a fascinating Black History Month program about Mary Bowser, a Union spy who posed as a slave in the Confederate White House during the Civil War.  

Lois Leveen, award-winning author of  "The Secrets of Mary Bowser" will be speaking at UDM's McNichols Campus on Tuesday, February 12 from 7-8:30 pm. in Commerce and Finance #209. Her novel interweaves historical events and real people in introducing readers to little known aspects of this amazing women.

"We're delighted to host a program about Bowser, who as a young African American woman took extraordinary risks to change the course of American history, said Rosemary Weatherston, director of UDM’s Women's and Gender Studies Department and associate professor of English.

“Her story isn't just edifying, it's inspirational, especially for UDM students who are thinking about how they can make a difference when it comes to important present-day causes."

This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from Poets & Writers Inc. Detroit. It is being co-sponsored by UDM’s College of Liberal Arts and Education, Departments of English and History, and African American Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies Programs.

You can hear Leveen on two recent radio broadcasts.  She appeared Feb. 7 on The Craig Fahle Show (beginning about 1/3 into the show). And she appeared on the show Livewire, which you can listen to in the audio player below.

A question-and-answer session and a book signing will follow Leveen's talk. Barnes and Noble at UDM will have copies of The Secrets of Mary Bowser available for purchase.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Rosemary Weatherston at weatherr@udmercy.edu.

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University of Detroit Mercy alumnus Elmore Leonard '50 returned to his alma mater with his son Peter Leonard, for a lecture followed by a question and answer session and book signing. This event took place on Wednesday, February 27, in room 114 of the Chemistry Building on UDM's McNichols Campus. The lecture and Q&A began at 6 p.m. with a book signing and refreshments following at 7 pm.

Elmore Leonard studied Philosophy and English at University of Detroit and earned his bachelors degree in 1950. In 1997. Leonard was awarded an honorary degree from UDM, Doctorate of Human Letters. He was also awarded the UDM Alumni Achievement Award in 2007.

Elmore and Peter LeonardAn author of more than 45 novels/screenplays, Leonard is currently executive producer for the television show Justified on FX, based on his novel "Fire in the Hole". Many of Leonard's novels have been adapted to film, such as Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Hombre, and "Rum Punch" which was filmed as Jackie Brown.

Leonard discussed his latest novel "Raylan", as well as his life and career as a writer. Similar to his father, Peter Leonard is also a successful writer and has written six novels. He discussed his most recent work "Voices of the Dead" and "Back from the Dead."

"Raylan" is the fourth installment of Leonard's mystery and crime series that follows U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens and his ongoing battle with corruption in a Kentucky coal-mining town.

The UDM Bookstore has several of Elmore Leonard and Peter Leonard’s novels available for purchase.

Elmore Leonard was awarded the 2012 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters by the National Book Foundation. The award recognizes his outstanding achievement in fiction writing. Also, the film adaptation for Leonard's 1957 short story 3:10 to Yuma was one of 25 films to be added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress for 2012 and was chosen for preservation because of its cinematic importance and lasting cultural significance.

To learn more about Elmore Leonard and Peter Leonard visit their websites at http://elmoreleonard.com/ and http://www.peterleonardbooks.com/.

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"I grew up Catholic, went to Mass every day in grade school and high school; was taught by the Jesuits; spent two and a half years in the Navy during the war; returned, and was graduated from another Jesuit school, the University of Detroit. I even taught catechism in the ’60s, although I just told stories for the most part." More >>

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University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Business Administration Alumni Board is sponsoring a panel discussion titled “Diversity Creates Business Value” on Tuesday, March 19 from 1-2 p.m. in UDM’s Fountain Lounge on the McNichols Campus.

Moderating the event is distinguished alumnus and president and chief executive officer of Healthy, Wealthy and Wise Change Agents, Marilyn French Hubbard, Ph.D. (’75). Hubbard was formerly vice president and chief university officer for Henry Ford Health Systems and founder of the National Association of Black Women Entrepreneurs.

She has spent the last 20 years serving in leadership positions in health care, entrepreneurial and higher education environments.

The panel is also comprised of alumni Ina Fernandez (’74), managing partner of Liberty Capital Management; Feras Shammami, (’97, ’00, ’01), vice president of JP Morgan Chase Bank; and Jean-Paul Meutcheho, (’98), director of corporate sustainability at Global Advanced Metals.

Chrysler Corporation is sponsoring the College of Business Administration event.

The “Diversity” panel discussion is the keynote event for the College of Business’ Alumni Week on March 18-22, which will include several corporate executives who will serve as guest lecturers throughout the week.

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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 universities in the 2014 edition of the U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges."

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University of Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D.; Professor of Law David Koelsch, J.D.; and UDM students Anai Orozco, Rosie Ortiz, Xochitl Cossyleon and Claudia Zuniga Benitezare will attend the presentation of a national research report on undocumented students at Jesuit colleges and universities on Tuesday, Feb. 26 in Washington, D.C. UDM was one of the Jesuit-sponsored universities involved in the research study on undocumented students in higher education. See the following press releases from Fairfield University and Loyola University Chicago for event details.


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Undocumented Students at Jesuit Universities"Immigration: Undocumented Students in Higher Education" study findings unveiled in Washington, D.C.
Research, conducted by Fairfield University, Loyola University Chicago, and Santa Clara University, adds to debate on policies for undocumented students

The presidents of 25 Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) recently signed a moral statement, pledging their support, to the education and care of undocumented students, and many were at the event to support these individuals who were brought to the U.S. as young children by parents who either overstayed a legal visa or entered the country without the authorization of the federal government. Researchers said their obstacles, issues, and desires serve as a to do list of what any new practices and procedures must address.
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Immigration: Undocumented Students in Higher Education

Findings of major national study of undocumented students at Jesuits colleges and universities to be unveiled and discussed at Washington, D.C. event February 26. In the United States today, many undocumented students, bright, talented, and motivated young men and women who were brought into this country by parents without the authorization of the federal government or who entered the U.S. legally but overstayed their visas, find themselves prevented from developing their full potential, limited in their ability to contribute to the civic life of their surroundings, and living in fear of being deported.

  • Who: Collaborative group of three Jesuit Institutions - Fairfield University (Fairfield, Conn.); Loyola University Chicago’s Center for Urban Research & Learning (Chicago, IL); and Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, Calif.)
  • What: Results of a National Study: “Immigration: Undocumented Students in Higher Education”
     
    A major, multi-year Ford Foundation-funded study to understand the issues and complex lives of undocumented students in higher education, with a focus on the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. The three lead Jesuit institutions – Fairfield, Santa Clara and Loyola University Chicago - each partnered with another Jesuit university in their region – Saint Peter’s University in New Jersey (Fairfield), Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles (Santa Clara), and University of Detroit Mercy (Loyola University Chicago), doing in-depth interviews with students, staff and community advocates.

    Researchers found some undocumented students dream of becoming teachers, accountants, nurses, doctors and engineers. However, those professions are off limits because they require certifications that undocumented students are unable to obtain. Some shared that they feel disconnected from campus life. Many other findings to be shared.
  • When: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
    7:45 a.m.; continental breakfast begins at 7:15 a.m.
  • Where: Kennedy Caucus Room, Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
  • Why: Present and disseminate research results within parameters that:
    • present a way of proceeding on immigration that informs and helps shape the national educational discourse
    • improve institutional practices for undocumented students at Jesuit institutions nationwide
    • explore the obstacles, needs, and desires of impacted students, and provide them with a more fulfilling educational experience.
    • make a substantive contribution to the common good of the nation from a principled Catholic perspective
    • suggest a new model of leadership in this area.
  • Participation: The event will bring together Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) presidents, faculty and administrators, national legislators and students. There will be an opportunity to talk one-on-one with speakers and researchers following the event, including students. In a gesture of solidarity, a group of AJCU presidents have signed a moral statement to work together to help undocumented students. We anticipate that many of the presidents who signed it will also attend the event.

Fairfield University’s Center for Faith and Public Life is spearheading this project. The Center for Faith and Public Life studies areas where religion and socio-political issues intersect. Fr. Richard Ryscavage, S.J., is the director of the center. For more information, please visi www.fairfield.edu/immigrantstudent - Loyola -

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The Detroit Public Schools (DPS) Volunteer Reading Corps invited University of Detroit Mercy staff and students to become volunteer tutors by attending the DPS Volunteer Reading Corps Rally and Training on Saturday, March 2 at 10 a.m. at Renaissance High School. In many cases, UDM students earned University service-learning hours by volunteering with the Volunteer Reading Corps.

The Volunteer Reading Corps helps the youngest learners build a strong reading foundation. Volunteers commit one hour weekly or bi-weekly to tutor two students for a half hour each.  Tutoring locations are within the city of Detroit with many close to UDM's campuses.

Saturday’s Reading Corps Rally and Training was a call to action for new volunteers as well the nearly 900 current tutors from across metro Detroit. All new volunteers received reading tutor training at the rally or scheduled another training time. New volunteers will be assigned a pre-kindergarten student and move up as their student progresses from grade to grade. The rally and training were part of the DPS "Reading Corps Week" in celebration of recent MEAP test reading gains and to attract new volunteers.

Rally program participants included DPS leaders, Detroit Free Press Editor and Publisher Paul Anger, City of Detroit First Lady Yvette Bing, UDM President Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D., Compuware Corp. Chief Administrative Officer Denise Starr and other Compuware leaders who have served as Reading Corps tutors, City Year Detroit Corps members, and current and future tutors. Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley served as host and emcee for the event.

More information about the DPS Volunteer Reading Corps Rally and Training event is available at http://detroitk12.org/readingcorps. Individuals can also sign up electronically to volunteer at http://readingcorpsrally.eventbrite.com.

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University of Detroit Mercy alumna Tania Pratnicki Young '77 will speak to UDM students about “Leadership characteristics and styles for organizational success” on Thursday, Feb. 28. Two presentation times are scheduled for student convenience: the first from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Commerce & Finance Building Room 238 and the second from 6:40-8:10 p.m. in Commerce & Finance Building Room 209 on the McNichols Campus.

Her talk will highlight what students can take away from their UDM education and how it will lead to a successful career.

Young is the head of CpK Interior Trim Operations at Chrysler, which  has three plants located Ontario, Canada that manufacture and assemble instrument panels and interior components for the Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 vehicles. She has 35 years of experience as a successful leader in the company and is one of very few women to have been a manufacturing plant leader. Young is one of 10 people in her family to graduate from UDM.

Refreshments will be served from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Attendance also counts as one Leadership Development Workshop.

The program is sponsored by the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP), The Institute for Leadership & Service, and CLAE Alumni Week.

For more information, please contact the Emerging Leaders Program at zimmerka@udmercy.edu.

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On Wednesday, February 27, the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law’s Federal Bar Association Student Chapter will host Judge Raymond M. Kethledge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. in room 352 of the School of Law.  In 2008, Judge Kethledge was confirmed to the Sixth Circuit Court, which hears appeals from the federal district courts of Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee.  Judge Kethledge is a highly accomplished and well-respected attorney who has litigated in state and federal trial and appellate courts across the country.  He has a distinguished record as a practicing attorney at both the trial and appellate levels and as a public servant.  His complete biography is attached to this press release.

Judge Kethledge (see biography) will be introduced as the group’s speaker by Judge Michael J. Riordan, a 1990 graduate of the University of Detroit School of Law. Judge Riordan was appointed by Governor Rick Snyder to the Michigan Court of Appeals in 2012 and was elected to a six-year term commencing January 1, 2013. Previously, Judge Riordan worked as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan; as an Assistant General Counsel for the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network; and as a Senior Attorney in the Enforcement Division of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

The Federal Bar Association (FBA), founded in 1920, is dedicated to the advancement of the science of jurisprudence and to promoting the welfare, interests, education, and professional development of all attorneys involved in federal law. The UDM Law Student Chapter of the FBA works to promote interaction and learning between law students and federal judges and lawyers. They work with state and national chapters of the FBA to strengthen student interest and knowledge of the federal legal system. The faculty advisor for the UDM Law Student Chapter is Professor Michael Bryce, who is leading a robust schedule of events for the Chapter this year with support from the Student Bar Association.

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

Judge Raymond M. Kethledge - U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Judge Raymond M. Kethledge was confirmed on June 24, 2008, to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, which hears appeals from the federal district courts of Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee. Judge Kethledge is a highly accomplished and well-respected attorney who has litigated in state and federal trial and appellate courts across the country. Judge Kethledge is known for his outstanding intellect, excellent writing skills, strong work ethic, and integrity.

Judge Kethledge has a distinguished record as a practicing attorney, at both the trial and appellate levels and as a public servant. Beginning in 2003, Mr. Kethledge worked as a partner in the law firm of Bush Seyferth Kethledge and Paige PLLC, representing clients ranging from DaimlerChrysler Corporation and Genworth Financial to an individual criminal defendant. Judge Kethledge has appeared frequently in court, briefing and arguing appeals and motions in class actions and other complex litigation. Prior to returning to Michigan in 1998 to join the prestigious Detroit firm of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn, Judge Kethledge served with distinction as a law clerk to Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the United States Supreme Court and Judge Ralph Guy of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Judge Kethledge also served as Counsel to then-Senator Spencer Abraham, handling matters related to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Judge Kethledge has exceptional academic credentials. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif, in 1993. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in history in 1989.

Judge Kethledge has long been dedicated to pro-bono service and charitable causes. He has used his legal skills to assist numerous individuals on a pro-bono basis. He and his former firm were very active in the community, sponsoring fundraiser and scholarship programs. Judge Kethledge worked with Community Legal Services, a provider of legal services to the disadvantaged in Michigan, helping numerous homeowners keep their homes. He has also worked with the New Leaders New Schools charitable organization, which assists in placing school principals in economically depressed areas.

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03-04-nursingtrue1413925007974mcglyncrNursing Students Record Oral Histories of Area EldersNursing Students Record Oral Histories of Area Elders/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2013/files/03-04-nursingpalmersc1362420839070morganjk1393261892406Forty University of Detroit Mercy undergraduate nursing students are interviewing and recording the oral histories of 15 African-American elders residing at the Samaritan Manor, a long-term residential skilled nursing facility in Detroit.

The students will be trained to perform elder-specific life reviews by utilizing the StoryCorps method. When completed, the residents will be presented with an edited digital copy of their oral history and a scrapbook. Digital Copies will be submitted to the StoryCorps project for archival within the American Folk life section of the Library of Congress.

This project was the idea of UDM junior nursing student David Gakstatter. He is one of 11 UDM student leaders to be awarded a Ford Motor Company grant, which is administered by the UDM Institute for Leadership and Service, to make this project possible.

Gakstatter will work in conjunction with UDM Assistant Professor of Nursing Jean Gash in researching the effect that this elder interaction will have on the nursing students performing the oral history interviews. They hope to see a positive change in the way the elderly are viewed by the students, which will impact their future nursing care of this growing 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 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."

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03-04-cbatrue1413925007974mcglyncrCollege of Business Administration and Beta Alpha Psi host Free Income Tax Assistance ClinicsCollege of Business Administration and Beta Alpha Psi host Free Income Tax Assistance Clinics/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2013/files/03-04-cbapalmersc1362421514831student_11369920333096The University of Detroit Mercy College of Business Administration and Alpha Xi chapter of Beta Alpha Psi are providing free income tax assistance to UDM students and area residents on three Saturdays this term: February 9, March 2, March 23, and April 6. On each of these dates the clinics will be open from 9 am until 3 pm in the Commerce and Finance building room 9 of UDM's McNichols Campus.

Students and neighborhood residents who have an annual household income of $51,000 or less qualify for this free face-to-face confidential income tax preparation and E-Filing.

All of the UDM accounting student and faculty volunteers have completed rigorous IRS training to prepare tax returns under the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.  Beta Alpha Psi, the honor society for accounting students, is moderated jointly by UDM professors Dr. Jeanne David and Dr. Rose Yang.

For more information on specific documentation needed to qualify please visit the CBA Welcome Center room 112 in C&F. To make an appointment, call Patrick Soltys at (313) 570-7989, walk-ins are welcome but subject to availability.

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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 universities in the 2014 edition of the U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges."

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Transfer Gradute Open House

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

To RSVP or for more information, contact the UDM Admissions Office at 800-635-5020 or admissions.events@udmercy.edu.

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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 universities in the 2014 edition of the U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges."

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The University of Detroit Mercy Law Review will host a symposium on Friday, March 8, from 9 a.m. – 3  p.m. at the Detroit Athletic Club.  “Global Michigan:  Immigration and Economic Growth,” will feature Michigan Governor Rick Snyder as the keynote speaker, U.S. Rep. Gary Peters of Michigan’s 14th Congressional District as a speaker, and panelists who are leading policymakers and distinguished academics across the U.S. and Canada.

The day will be broken into three panels addressing the impact of immigration on the economic development of our cross-border region:

  • Local Approaches to Immigration: Rolling Out the Welcome Mat
  • High-Skilled and Low-Skilled Immigrants: Can Both Be Valued and Promoted?
  • The “Friendly” Border: Economic and Human Rights Issues on the Canada-U.S. Border.

Gov. Snyder to Give Keynote Address at UDM Law Review Symposium; “Global Michigan: Immigration & Economic Growth”Panelists will hail from such organizations as the American Immigration Council, Brookings Institution, Economic Policy Institute, United Auto Workers, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Consul General of Canada, among others.

The focus of the symposium in immigration as a tool of economic development is unique. What is often lost in the heated debates over border security and what to do with undocumented immigrants is the reality that immigration, if properly channeled, can significantly enhance the economic well-being of metropolitan areas, states and regions. This symposium focuses on exactly how immigration can best accomplish that goal.

Commenting on the timeliness of the symposium, David Koelsch, an Associate Professor and Director of UDM’s Immigration Law Clinic, stated, “The timing of the UDM Law Review symposium could not be better: policymakers at the national level are debating the biggest overhaul of the immigration system in two generations, Michigan’s Governor is recognized as a visionary in this area, and the pending appointment of an emergency manager in Detroit may allow bold, local initiatives to welcome immigrants to thrive.” When asked about the significance of the symposium’s title, and specifically regarding Michigan’s role in a global economy, Koelsch said, “Michigan is poised to take full advantage of the economic benefits of immigration: our universities attract the best and brightest international students, Michigan is home to dozens of large multinational corporations with global workforces, and Michigan offers a quality of life and affordability that is very attractive to foreign nationals.”

Just as with UDM’s leading role in the Detroit Works/Detroit Future City project, the symposium demonstrates that UDM is committed to the economic, social, and cultural well-being of our city, our state, and our region. The symposium will offer practical solutions rather than obtuse academic theories.

For additional information, please see the link on the home page of the UDM Law website at www.law.udmercy.edu. Advance reservations are required for this private event.

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.

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

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Michigan Virtual University® (MVU) and UDM are teaming up to train the next generation of online educators by providing UDM teacher education students the opportunity to experience online teaching at various levels of instruction.

MVU online instructors will provide a student teaching-like experience to UDM education students who enroll in Advanced Instructional Technology /Teaching in the Virtual Environment, a course UDM will offer this summer to undergraduate and graduate students.

This course is designed to meet the challenge of preparing teachers to successfully engage students in successfully delivering content in the online environment. Face-to-face sessions will be combined with hands-on teaching experience in virtual classrooms through Michigan Virtual School®, Michigan’s state sponsored virtual school.

“I applaud the University of Detroit Mercy for taking the initiative to introduce educators to online and blended learning environments,” said Jamey Fitzpatrick, President & CEO of MVU. “Increasingly individuals pursuing a career in the teaching profession will need a practical understanding of instructional strategies and techniques in the world of online learning.”

Both pre-service (undergraduates) and certified teachers will have the opportunity to explore teaching in the virtual setting in this course. Theoretical principles in online teaching and learning will be integrated with instructional technologies to design and implement various aspects of online teaching in the participant’s specialized content area.

“University of Detroit Mercy’s Teacher Education Program is so excited to enhance the skills of our teacher candidates by collaborating with Michigan Virtual University,” said Lorri J MacDonald, Ed. D., Chair, Department of Education, University of Detroit Mercy. “This is truly a win-win arrangement. MVU teachers win by gaining experience in mentoring teacher candidates. UDM teacher candidates win by gaining experience in teaching with the latest embedded technology. Michigan students win by learning from 21st century skilled teachers in their classrooms. It doesn't get any better than that!”

This course is the second step in a MVU-UDM effort to acquaint teacher education students with the challenges of teaching online. The relationship began last fall when three UDM pre-service students participated in a six-week online job shadowing experience with MVU online instructors.

Earlier this year, six more students completed the shadowing experience. Students who enroll in this course will be entered into online courses with MVU teachers as guest teachers, and will have the opportunity to interact with high school students in Michigan Virtual School courses.

The course will be offered from May 6 – June 22. Full-time educators who enroll in this course are eligible for a 60 percent discount on tuition. Students interested in the course, should call 313-578-0401 for more information. Students must receive instructor approval prior to enrollment.

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MVU is a private, nonprofit Michigan corporation established by the State of Michigan in 1998 to serve as a champion for online learning. It is the parent organization of the Michigan Virtual School®, Michigan LearnPort®, and Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute™. Visit www.mivu.org for more information.

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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 universities in the 2014 edition of the U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges."

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UDM community reflects on first anniversary of Pope Francis

Reported by Roger Weber, WDIV-TV (NBC Channel 4) — Aired: March 13, 2014


Pope Francis

Message from the President:
On behalf of the University of Detroit Mercy community, I want to express our prayerful wishes and appreciation for Pope Francis as he begins his solemn ministry as Bishop of Rome, Successor of Peter and Vicar of Christ for the Universal Church.

We are especially pleased that Pope Francis is a member of the Society of Jesus (The Jesuits). He is well known for his commitment to social justice and his compassion for the poor.

Throughout the University community, we will be praying for him and for the Catholic Church as he guides the Church and its people in the coming years.

As we rejoice in the election of the Catholic Church's new Pope, let us express our confidence and trust in Jesus Christ, who has guided the Cardinals in this important selection.

Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D.
President, University of Detroit Mercy


Blessings from UDM's Religious Sponsors for Pope Francis

Pope Francis  Pope Francis
In the name of the Society of Jesus, I give thanks to God for the election of our new Pope, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J., which opens for the Church a path full of hope. Read More >> Thoughts from the Sisters of Mercy in Argentina on the new Pope, Francis I: “Francis I was the Jesuit Provincial during the military rule... Read More >> It has been a truly historic day for the Society of Jesus as we learned that our brother, Cardinal Jorge Maria Bergoglio, was selected to lead the Catholic Church as Pope Francis I. Read More >>

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March 13, 2014
UDM community reflects on first anniversary of Pope Francis, reported by Roger Weber of WDIV-TV (Channel 4 NBC).


March 18, 2013
Pope Francis' Jesuit order has historical, educational links to Michigan
Patricia Montemurri / Detroit Free Press

... "Jesuits take a vow of mobility or, as our founder St. Ignatius Loyola said, 'to go anywhere in the world for the good of souls,' " said the Rev. John Staudenmeier, who is University of Detroit Mercy's assistant to the president for mission and identity. Read More >>


March 15, 2013
President Garibaldi joined Archbishop Allen Vigneron and Metro Detroit business and government leaders for the 2013 Paul W. Smith St. Patrick's Day Celebration at the Detroit Athletic Club. While there, WJR's morning show host interviewed Dr. Garibaldi about the new Jesuit pope and UDM's future plans.


YouTube: Three Jesuit priests at UDM, including Fr. John Staudenmaier, S.J., UDM's assistant to the president for Mission and Identity, are featured in this March 13, 2013 report on WXYZ-TV (Channel 7 Detroit) about the election of the first Jesuit pope, Francis.

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KEY – MOYER – FIORDELLISI – CALLAGHAN-LYNCH - KOLINSKI – NEVILLE – YASBECK – BARONE - GUTZI

The University of Detroit Mercy Theatre Company may not have a theatre of its own, but it has an asset even more significant: the devotion of its many talented alumni. This devotion has transpired into a unique cabaret showcase that will close the company’s 42nd season.  The Theatre Company will transform the Grounds Coffeehaus in the student union building on the UDM McNichols campus into an intimate 140-seat performance space featuring A Cabaret Showcase.  Running April 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 8:00 p.m. and April 14 and 21 at 2:00 p.m., A Cabaret Showcase will feature successful Theatre Company alumni who will perform in musical numbers, short plays, monologues and Improv comedy.

Alumni Guest Artist Bios

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“It will be a different show every night, with fresh surprises and some of the most exciting talent from our 42 year history” says Dr. Arthur J. Beer, who is supervising the event. Award-winning surprise guests are flying in from New York City and Los Angeles to perform and remind us of the great things the Theatre Company has produced over the years.

The idea for A Cabaret Showcase began to develop during the Theatre Company 40th anniversary celebration as faculty and alumni revisited the company’s history. These conversations have come to serve as the inspiration for an evening of entertainment that features the work of alumni along side of current students in the program.

UPDATE: Award-winning alumni guest artists from New York City and Los Angeles will be performing live performances during A Cabaret Showcase. Headlining the Friday, April 12, Opening Night performance will be Keegan – Michael Key from Comedy Central’s Key and Peele and the 313 improv group. Broadway actress and Artistic Director of the New York City’s Greenwich Village’s Cherry Lane Playhouse Angelina Fiordellisi will perform on April 12 and 13. Rising star Jamie Moyer will return to Detroit and perform on Saturday April 13.

Fresh off the Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies is Joe Kolinski who will be performing April 19, 20 and 21. Kolinski’s numerous Broadway credits include the original cast of Les Miserable. Founder of the Motor City Lyric, Mary Callaghan-Lynch will perform April 19, 20 and 21.

Recently opening as George in Jerry Mitchell’s Kinky Boots on Broadway, Marcus Neville will be appearing via video in each performance. Other video performances and interviews include Broadway actress Mary Gutzi, Hollywood star Amy Yasbeck and Anita Barone.

A Cabaret Showcase will feature local alumni including Greg Trzaskoma who has nine feature films on his resume. Local favorite and Six time Best Actress Awardee Mary Bremer will be among the performers. Harry Wetzel and Eric Maher both with directorial and design credits as well as full time jobs as technical directors will return to their acting roots to perform at our Cabaret.

Our list of performers also includes James Mio, Conor Draves. Drew Parker, Dax Anderson, Patrick Cronin and Ryan Carlson. Also performing is Karen Kron, Robin Lipnicki Mewha, Sarah Mertz Galloway, Maggie Wysocki, Yasmine Jaffri and Mary Vinette.

And there is more! Not only will the graduating seniors of the program show off their talents but there will be surprise video appearances from current Broadway and Hollywood performers! You won’t want to miss this Cabaret Showcase! Each performance will be similar in material but we promise to have a few surprises along the way.

Supervised by Dr. Arthur J. Beer, A Cabaret Showcase’s production team is rounded out by Stage Manager Mathew Lira, Scenic Designer and Production Manager Melinda Pacha, Technical Director Rudy Schupebach, Director of Marketing and Management Greg Grobis and Box Office Manager Lisa Rybak.

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

Patrons attending A Cabaret Showcase are encouraged to enter the University of Detroit Mercy campus via the Livernois entrance. Once through security, patrons should turn left, follow signage and park in faculty and staff Lot A. Follow signs to the entrance of Grounds Coffeehaus in the Student Union Building.

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

The UDM Theatre Company’s box office on non-performance days is located in Reno Hall room 43 on the University of Detroit Mercy campus (4001 W McNichols Rd, 48221). Hours of operation are noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. On performance days the box office will open 60 minutes prior to curtain at the Grounds Coffeehaus (4001 W. McNichols Rd, 48221 – Use Livernois entrance). To subscribe, or for more information, call the theatre box office at (313) 993-3270, or reserve tickets online at theatre.udmercy.edu.

Special events with A Cabaret Showcase:

Friday, April 12 at 8 p.m. – Opening Night

Saturday, April 13 at 8 p.m. - Alumni Afterglow: Held immediately following the performance in the Student Union Building. Food and drinks are provided through our generous sponsors. Connect with UDM Alumni Donors and Theatregoers. Everyone is welcome!

Sunday, April 14 at 2 p.m. - Talkback: A talkback is a post-show discussion where the audience meets with members of the artistic staff and cast. This is a chance to ask any questions about the show or artistic process and gain more insight into the author’s work. Everyone is welcome!

Friday, April 19 at 8 p.m. Pay-What-You-Can

Saturday, April 20 @ 8 p.m. Livernois Corridor Community Night: Created to bring together neighbors in the Livernois Corridor. Following the performance the audience is invited to mingle at the 1917 American Bistro on Livernois Ave. Jazz music, hors d’oeuvres and discount drink specials will provide a great after party! Everyone is welcome!

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 For ticket information, call the theatre box office at (313) 993-3270, or go online at theatre.udmercy.edu.

UDM Keegan-Michael Key Friday April 12: Keegan -Michael Key can currently be seen on Comedy Central in the sketch comedy show Key & Peele. Keegan was one of the founders of Hamtramck Michigan's Planet Ant Theatre, and also co-founded the Detroit Creativity Project. The Detroit Creativity Project teaches students in Detroit improvisation as a way to improve their communication skills. He was a member of the Second City Detroit's mainstage cast before joining the Second City e.t.c. theater in Chicago, where he won the 2002 and 2003 Joseph Jefferson Award for ‘Actor in a Revue’ and was nominated in again in 2004. Keegan performs with The 313, an improv group formed with other members of Second City Hollywood that appears around the country. Key can also be seen on the big screen in movies including Role Models, Due Date, and Just Go With It.

UDM Jaime MoyerSaturday, April 13: Jaime Moyer is an alumni of The Second City-Detroit, and a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and A.E.A. She is the creator of the viral hit "Fancy Catz" which can be seen on YouTube at The Second City Network, and has appeared in several short and feature length films. Jaime was awarded the sole prize of Maestro at The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival in Austin, Texas in 2011. She has many directing and sketch writing credits, and currently resides in Los Angeles where she teaches for The Second City-Hollywood. In Los Angeles she can be seen performing weekly at The Second City Hollywood and iO West with The 313, 2BQ, Smokehouse, Chalet, Cherry, and Sweet & Salty. Jaime also plays the role of JoAnn on Redeeming Dave.

UDM Angelina FiordellisiApril 12 and 13: Angelina Fiordellisi’s work as an actor has been seen on Broadway, National Tours, Off-Broadway, Dublin Fringe, Regional theater, children’s theater, film and television. Angelina has served as the Artistic Director of New York's off-Broadway Cherry Lane Theatre in historic Greenwich village since 1996. She founded the non-profit Cherry Lane Alternative and the Obie-Award winning Mentor Project Program. In 1998, she built the Cherry Lane Studio theatre, and in January 2009 she was offered the 90-seat Cherry Pit, located at Westbeth Community Center. Angelina spent 8 seasons as a participating artist and Advisory Board member of The New Harmony Project, 3 seasons in the Carnegie-Mellon Showcase of New Plays, four seasons with New York Stage and Film at Vassar, one season with Labyrinth Theater Company at Bard, and one season at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. Additionally, Angelina has developed and produced the work of over 50 dramatists including Pulitzer winner Suzan-Lori Parks, Ward Just, and Margo Jefferson.

UDM Joe Kolinski April 19, 20, 21: Joe Kolinski lit up the stage at UDM throughout its 1974-1976 seasons. He featured in plays ranging from A Middsummer Night’s Dream and Blood Wedding to Two Gentlemen of Verona and U.S.A. (A New Musical Version). Since graduating from UDM, Joe’s career has shown no signs of slowing down, having been featured in the original cast of Les Miserables on Broadway. He has also featured in other Broadway plays including A Christmas Carol, The Human Comedy, The Three Musketeers, and Dance a Little Closer. Not limiting himself to one medium, Joe has also been on several episodes of Law and Order and lent his voice talents to the 1997 cartoon hit Anastasia. He has most recently been seen in the Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies.

UDM Mary Callaghan Lynch April 19 and 20: Mary Callaghan Lynch (Soprano) pursues an active international career. She has performed numerous roles with Michigan Opera Theatre, including Berta in IL Barbiere di Siviglia, Zerlina in Don Giovianni, Musetta in La Boheme, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, Mabel in Pirates of Penzance, Yum-Yum in The Mikado, Flora in La Traviata, and the second Niece in Peter Grimes in which she performed with L’Opera de Montreal. She has performed leading roles with Dayton Opera, Toledo Opera, and Glimmerglass Opera. She has appeared at the Village Gate in New York City and as Beatrice Beehan in Conversations with an Irish Rascal at the Northlight Theatre in Chicago. She received the prestigious McAllister Award for opera singers, she has recorded numerous television and radio commercials, and also serves as classical voice coach for “The Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin. She is the founder & artistic director of The Motor City Lyric Opera where she produced and portrayed the role of the mother in Menotti’s “Amahl & the Night Visitors,” an annual production from 1999-2005.

UDM Marcus Neville Marcus Neville enjoyed a flurry of diverse performances while at UDM from 1979-1983, including roles in The Fantasticks, Medea Et La Force De Voodoo, Captain Cook, and The Brig. Since graduating he has found success in many Broadway productions, including City of Angels, The Full Monty, Li’l Abner, and Mimi Le Duck. He can currently be seen performing on stage in New York as George in Jerry Mitchell’s Kinky Boots.

UDM Mary Gutzi 1972-1975 UDM alumnus Mary Gutzi is best remembered for roles in You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, The Comedy of Errors, The Wizard of Oz, and Tess of the D’Ubervilles. She has also been in several Broadway productions, such as Les Miserables in 1987 and Just in Time in 2010. She was most recently seen as Dobbs in the ABC primetime drama Last Resort.

UDM Amy Yasbeck Amy Yasbeck graduated from UDM after 3 successful seasons, and has enjoyed an illustrious career in television and film ever since. Perhaps best known for her role on Casey Davenport on Wings, Yasbeck also had memorable parts in other legendary series such as Dallas, Magnum P.I., The Cosby Show, and Quantum Leap. She has acted in many successful Hollywood comedies, such as Pretty Woman, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, The Mask, and Dracula: Dead and Loving It. She was most recently a featured guest star in an episode of Fox’s hit series Bones.

UDM Anita Barone Anita Barone captivated audiences during her 4 year tenure at the University, playing diverse roles in Heat, Kismet, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Holy Ghost, and a host of others. Since then she has enjoyed several leading roles on television, including The Jeff Foxworthy Show as Karen Foxworthy and The War At Home as Vicky Gold. She has also made many notable guest appearances in series such as The Larry Sanders Show, Party of Five Curb, Your Enthusiasm, Castle, and Desperate Housewives. She can currently be seen playing Officer Georgia Jones on the Disney Channel original series Shake It Up!

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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 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."

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03-28-dunktrue1413925007974mcglyncrDetroit Titan “Dunkin Doug” Anderson Selected For State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point ChampionshipDetroit Titan “Dunkin Doug” Anderson Selected For State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championship/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2013/files/03-28-dunkpalmersc1364485680757student_11369920506821University of Detroit Mercy senior forward Doug Anderson will participate in the State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships at 7 p.m. ET April 4 at McCamish Pavilion on the campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Intersport announced today via Twitter. The 25th annual event, which will showcase the dunking and sharp-shooting talents of 24 of the nation’s top college basketball players, will be broadcast live on ESPN. The broadcast team includes Brad Nessler, Dan Dakich, Jimmy Dykes and Samantha Ponder.

Individual events include: Hampton Hotels Men’s 3-Point Championship, State Farm Women’s 3-Point Championship, Pepsi MAX Battle of the Champions and Denny’s Slam Dunk Championship.

An impressive dunker who has received national attention for his ability to slam the ball, Anderson will be competing in the Denny’s Slam Dunk Championship. Anderson, who averaged 12.1 points and 4.6 rebounds per game, recorded 77 dunks on the season with four of them making the SportsCenter Top-10 plays, including three that finished No.1.

Another player already named to the Denny’s Slam Dunk Championship roster is High Point’s senior forward Corey Law, who won the State Farm Dark Horse Dunker competition. The State Farm Dark Horse Dunker Facebook bracket was a five-week knockout competition that began with 16 under-the-radar dunkers who had what it takes to compete against the D-I field in Atlanta. Fans determined the winner by voting during each round at the official Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CollegeSlam).

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Fan involvement continues as voting via Twitter will serve as the “Fifth Judge” in the Denny’s Slam Dunk Competition. Fans can vote on every dunk by simply tweeting #CollegeSlam, followed by the player’s last name and a score between one and 10 (e.g. #CollegeSlam #Smith10). From there, an average rating will be calculated and that rating will be paired with the four celebrity judges’ scores to make up each player’s total score.

The four celebrity judges for the 2013 State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships are:
-Harry Douglas, wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons;
-Julio Jones, Pro Bowler and wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons;
-Demaryius Thomas, former Georgia Tech standout and 2013 Pro Bowl wide receiver for the Denver Broncos; and
-Roddy White, four-time Pro Bowler and All-Pro wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons.

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Alumni of the State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships include Gary Payton (Oregon State), Steve Nash (UC-Santa Clara), Allan Houston (Tennessee), Bobby Hurley (Duke), Michael Finley (Wisconsin), Wes Matthews (Marquette), and Mario West (Georgia Tech). Also, six current members of the Harlem Globetrotters are alumni of this event: Kris Bruton, William Bullard, Herb Lang, Bryan Narcisse, Darnell Wilks and John Williams.

For more information, visit http://www.collegeslam.com, find us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/collegeslam) and follow us on Twitter (@CollegeSlam <https://twitter.com/CollegeSLAM> ).

For media interested in attending the event, please contact Lauren Price at lprice@intersportnet.com.

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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 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."

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04-02-archtrue1413925007974mcglyncrSchool of Architecture Presents Alumnus Mickey JacobSchool of Architecture Presents Alumnus Mickey Jacob/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2013/files/04-02-archpalmersc1364910631893student_11369920539874

University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture presents a talk by Mickey Jacob '82 on Wednesday, April 3 from 6–8 p.m. in the Warren Loranger Architecture Building.

Jacob was recently inaugurated as the 89th president of the American Institute of Architects, chosen to represent over 80,000 AIA members. He has more than 25 years of AIA participation holding numerous leadership positions.

Jacob is the managing principal at Urban Studio Architects in Tampa, Florida. Urban Studio Architects is an architecture and interior architecture practice with a focus on sustainable design practices in a variety of project types. Jacob oversees the day-to-day business operations, the development of the firm's strategic direction, and the implementation of business development.

This event is free and open to the public and is part of the 2012-2013 School of Architecture Lecture Series, presented by the Great Lakes Fabricators and Erectors Association.

For more information, please contact the School of Architecture at 313-993-1532 or http://architecture.udmercy.edu/news_events/events/lecture_preview.htm.

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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 universities in the 2014 edition of the U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges."

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04-03-macombtrue1413925007974mcglyncrUDM Hosts Open House at Macomb University CenterUDM Hosts Open House at Macomb University Center/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2013/files/04-03-macombpalmersc1365449392478student_11369920577768

University of Detroit Mercy will host an open house at the Macomb University Center on Thursday, April 18, 2013 from 4:30-7 p.m. The University offers bachelor and master’s degree programs at Macomb University Center, 44575 Garfield Road in Clinton Township.

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

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

UDM programs at Macomb University Center:

Liberal Arts & Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Addiction Studies

Economics

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

Health Professions

  • Bachelor of Science with a major in Health Services Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Completion Cohort Program
  • Master of Science in Nursing with a Major in Health Systems Management
  • Master of Science in Health Services Administration
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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 universities in the 2014 edition of the U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges."

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University of Detroit Mercy will host an open house at the WCCCD University Center on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 from 4-6:30 p.m. The University offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs at the WCCCD University Center, 19305 Vernier Road, Harper Woods, MI 48225.

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

For more information, please contact Betsey Konieczki, UC Coordinator at 313-962-7152 or koniecba@udmercy.edu.

UDM programs at WCCCD:

  • Health Information Management, Bachelor of Science
  • Social Work, Bachelor of Social Work
  • Teaching of Mathematics, Master of Arts in the Teaching of Mathematics (online)
  • Finance, Graduate Certificate in Finance
  • Curriculum and Instruction, Master of Arts
  • Educational Administration, Master of Arts

All program courses are offered at this location for students to complete their respective degree or certificate program in its entirety at this location.

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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 universities in the 2014 edition of the U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges."

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04-16-waretrue1413925007974mcglyncrUDM Alumnus Michael D. Ware Discusses Clean Energy in AmericaUDM Alumnus Michael D. Ware Discusses Clean Energy in America/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2013/files/04-16-warepalmersc1366126733889morganjk1388759122548

Michael D. Ware, University of Detroit alumnus ‘67 and managing director of Advance Capital Markets, will be presenting a talk on "The U.S. Energy Industry: Technology and Finance" on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 5 p.m. in the Engineering Building, Room 239.

This event will provide students with a basic knowledge of key sectors of the U.S. energy industry, with a focus on how clean energy technologies such as solar, wind, geothermal and biofuels have become part of the total energy industry. Energy efficiency and green buildings will also be discussed. The focus will be on how clean technologies work and how the technologies and projects are financed.

With over 30 years of experience in project and corporate finance, he is the founder of Advance Capital Markets, Inc., a Washington D.C. investment firm that specializes in finance for the energy and power industries. He has served as a financial advisor to power companies, utilities and a number of successful entrepreneurial enterprises and arranges financing for wind, solar, biomass and geothermal projects.  Ware has guided several companies from start-up through venture financing and later growth stages, including the IPO process.

His career began in 1973 at the Federal Energy Office, where he was part of the team that implemented the U.S. Government's response to the 1973 oil embargo. Ware holds a B.A. degree from the University of Detroit and an M.A. degree from Ohio State University, where he was a fellow at the Mershon Center for National Security Studies.

This event is sponsored by the UDM Colleges of Business Administration, Engineering & Science, Liberal Arts & Education and the School of Architecture. For more information, contact Dennis Carlesso at 313-993-1429.

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04-16-dentaltrue1413925007974mcglyncrUDM Dental and DHS team up to provide orthodontic care for foster childrenUDM Dental and DHS team up to provide orthodontic care for foster children/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2013/files/04-16-dentalpalmersc1366388225137student_11369920620867

As of this month, 31 children and teens who are permanent wards of Michigan's foster care system received the gift of a lifetime: screening for orthodontic treatments that may well change their lives.

The new program is a partnership between faculty and students in the Postgraduate Orthodontics department at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry and the Detroit Department of Human Services facilitated by For The Seventh Generation, an organization that matches donations of goods and services with foster children, foster families, and young adults aging out of the foster care system. Seventh Generation is a project of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Foundation in cooperation with the 3rd Judicial Circuit of Michigan and the Michigan Department of Human Services.

The children, ranging in age from seven – eighteen, are the first in what is projected to be a group of fifty initially served by what will be an ongoing program serving permanent wards of the court living in Wayne County. Orthodontic care takes approximately two years.

“In the past, orthodontic services were not available to this group of deserving individuals,” said Dr. Richard Kulbersh, chairman and program director of orthodontics at UDM. The program doesn't stop at treatment. In an effort to provide useful data to concerned agencies and care providers, research will also be conducted to determine the outcome and benefits of receiving this care,” Kulbersh explained. “It is hoped that over the course of treatment a positive outcome will be developed both from a personal, inter-personal and scientific perspective.”

“Finding orthodontic care for 'our' kids is one of the larger challenges we face as an organization,” said Lorraine Weber, executive director of For The Seventh Generation. “It's a huge relief to have this program in place for permanent wards of the court, and we're grateful to the University and the Department of Human Services for stepping forward and making this happen.

“Making it possible for a child to smile without embarrassment – perhaps for the first time in that child's life – makes a huge difference, particularly in the case of young people who have already faced the kinds of hardship that lead to being placed in our foster care system, she added.”

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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 universities in the 2014 edition of the U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges."

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5-13-livernoistrue1413925007974mcglyncrUDM’s Detroit Collaborative Design Center Presents “Light-Up Livernois” Event - 5/31-6/1UDM’s Detroit Collaborative Design Center Presents “Light-Up Livernois” Event - 5/31-6/1/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2013/files/5-13-livernoispalmersc1368469929320palmersc1370354369725Business leaders and community stakeholders in Detroit’s Livernois Avenue community are joining together to celebrate local businesses and culture on Detroit’s Avenue of Fashion with a new Pop-Up community space.

View local media coverage of the Livernois Community Storefront

The Livernois Community Storefront is a temporary community space that occupies a vacant storefront at 19410 Livernois Avenue. The location will serve as a welcome center for the Avenue of Fashion, Livernois Avenue’s business district, and will hold community events.

“Light-Up Livernois” will kickoff the community storefront with a festive weekend full of fun on Friday, May 31 and Saturday June 1, 2013. Friday evening will feature a fashion show of Livernois clothiers, music and art from the neighborhood. Saturday’s activities will include yoga, paint-your-own pottery, a fashion workshop, theatre and a parade down Livernois. Local artists and food vendors will participate on both days.

“There are gems all over the City of Detroit,” said Dan Pitera, Executive Director, Detroit Collaborative Design Center. “Livernois Avenue with its surrounding communities is one of them,” he added. “The Livernois Community Storefront represents a community-driven action and is not the end goal. It will connect and bring awareness to many of the assets within this Detroit gem."

Through its Impact Detroit initiative, and in partnership with Detroit Economic Growth Corporation's Revolve Detroit and Challenge Detroit, the Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC) at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture is spearheading the Livernois Community Storefront project on the Avenue of Fashion.

Tentative event itinerary:

Friday, May 31

  • 6 p.m. – Storefront open w/ music, art and Livernois businesses open late
  • 7 p.m. – Remarks from organizers and participants
  • 8 p.m. – Fashion Show
  • 10 p.m. – Close

Saturday, June 1

  • 10 a.m. – Yoga
  • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Livernois Community Parade, begins at Mike’s Fresh Market
  • 1-3 p.m. – Paint Your Own Pottery with We Are Clay/Art in Motion
  • 3 p.m. – DIY Fashion workshop
  • 5 p.m. – Theater Performance by Extra Mile Playwrights
  • 6 p.m. – Close

For more information on “Light-Up Livernois,” contact Ceara O’Leary, Project Manager, DCDC, at 313-993-1037 (olearycm@udmercy.edu) or visit the Livernois Community Storefront page at www.facebook.com/LivernoisCommunityStorefront.


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UDM DCDC Livernois Community StorefrontMay 31, 2013
Detroit Lion Ron Bartell plans new Kuzzo's restaurant as part of Livernois revitalization
Amy Haimerl/Crain's Detroit Business

... Bartell will be developing the other properties for retail or pop-ups, but that effort is further away. His first focus is Kuzzo's, on which he anticipates spending $500,000 between buying the property and build-out. He is seeking financing but is prepared to spend his own money. "It's always better to spend someone else's," he joked. Read More ...


March 21, 2013/WXYZ Channel 7
Virginia Stanard, the Detroit Collaborative Design Center's director of Urban Design at University of Detroit Mercy is interviewed by WXYZ-TV as she prepares the Livernois Community Storefront. The Storefront project will provide a hub for the growing Livernois Avenue corridor in Detroit.


UDM DCDC Livernois Community StorefrontMay 21, 2013
Publisher's notebook: The Avenue, a love story
Claire Nelson/Model D

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) announced UDM President Dr. Antoine Garibaldi has joined the organization’s board of directors, effective Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. He will also be joined by Andrea Dickson, Mary Kramer, Linda Orlans, Irvin Reid, Hubert Massey, Amy DeBrunner; Lillian Demas, Donald Ritzenhein, Jennifer Fischer and Thomas Guastello. Read More ...


UDM DCDC Livernois Community StorefrontMay 20, 2013
Livernois Avenue in the fast lane for $1.7 million face-lift
Amy Haimerl/Crain's Detroit Business

... Starting in June, the DEGC will be issuing a call for artists -- five with national reputations and five local talents -- to pair with students from University of Detroit Mercy and Marygrove College to create artworks that reflect the district's history. Read More ...


UDM DCDC Livernois Community StorefrontMay 20, 2013
$200K grant to give Detroit's former Avenue of Fashion a boost From The Detroit News
Michael Martinez/ The Detroit News

... REVOLVE Detroit will use the money to pair national designers and artists with university students — from nearby Marygrove College and the University of Detroit Mercy — local residents and entrepreneurs. Artists will create temporary and permanent art installations to hang in empty storefronts and public spaces. Read More ...


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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 universities in the 2014 edition of the U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges."

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5-14-engtrue1413925007974mcglyncrEngineering and Nursing Students Build Assistive Devices for Disabled ClientsEngineering and Nursing Students Build Assistive Devices for Disabled Clients/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2013/files/5-14-engpalmersc1368551209136morganjk1392657364003

Students of the University of Detroit Mercy Engineering and Nursing programs collaborated this past semester to develop devices to specifically meet the needs of three disabled veterans. On Wednesday, May 15th at 11 a.m. in the Engineering High Bay of the College of Engineering & Science, the students will present their devices to local clients and show them how they were designed to meet their daily needs.

Six UDM nursing students, 12 UDM engineering students and 12 engineering students from Baylor University split into four teams, three of which worked with disabled veterans. The devices designed for the specific veteran clients include a pressure-sensing cushion that would alert a paraplegic person to change positions to prevent decubitus ulcers, an innovative bed mattress with an automatic bedpan, and a walker for a man who is unable to use current walker structures. The fourth team is currently developing a car seat that will help disabled mothers remove their children easier.

The University’s joint engineering and nursing projects began four years ago and have worked specifically for veteran clients for the past two. The clients will be at the presentations and may take the devices home that day.

Several of the students plan to continue working on their projects after the presentations. Engineering student, Nick Schenduk was part of a team that received a grant for the device they developed and will present at an NCIIA conference in August. Hussein Bazzi, a nursing student, is working to develop his walker project into a business.


Students create devices to help disabled veteransMay 16, 2013
Students create devices to help disabled veterans
Detroit Free Press Staff

Students at the University of Detroit Mercy Engineering and Nursing programs collaborated last semester to develop devices to specifically meet the needs of three disabled veterans. Read More ...


Engineering students got involved in this worthwhile endeavor by taking a required course titled Prototype Design, while nursing students took a voluntary independent study course with Assisting Nursing Professor Molly McClelland, PhD, MSN, CMSRN, RN.

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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 universities in the 2014 edition of the U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges."

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At its May 11 Commencement ceremony, University of Detroit Mercy recognized 2013 graduate Chanel Pattah with its Vivere ex Missione (to live out the mission) Award that is given to a graduating student who went outside the norm to live the UDM mission. Pattah, who graduated with a bachelor's degree in Biology, was selected for exemplifying and living out the mission of University of Detroit Mercy.

Pattah is a true example of "living out the mission" at UDM. She has demonstrated her intellectual competence through her academic achievements and has demonstrated exceptional initiative in her concern for fellow students. While maintaining excellent grades in her own classes, Pattah has regularly taken time out of her busy schedule to tutor and mentor other students, helping them to not only understand the course material but also assisting them to connect and transfer related concepts and theories to other classes.

Pattah has also been a dynamic leader as the president of the Chaldean American Student Association and co-founder and treasurer of the Pre-Physician Assistant Club. In those two positions, she has used her leadership skills to bring solutions to her concern for worldwide social justice, specifically by raising large sums of money through extensive fundraising efforts for healthcare reform abroad and through her participation in medical relief trips to the Middle East and the Amazon Jungle. Her nominators describe her as one of the most caring, hard-working and humble individuals, and someone who stands up for those who are unable to stand up for themselves. They also describe her as a woman of tremendous faith who volunteers at her church and teaches others about the Catholic faith. She encourages others to strengthen their own faith and leads by example, guided by prayer and her relationship with God.

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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 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."

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Robert C. Vowels, NCAA Vice President of Membership and Student-Athlete Affairs, has been named Director of Athletics at University of Detroit Mercy. The announcement was made today at a press conference by UDM President Dr. Antoine M. Garibaldi. Vowels will oversee the 19 men’s and women’s athletic teams in the University’s Division I intercollegiate athletic program.

View local media coverage of the UDM Director of Athletics Selection

“Robert Vowels has a tremendous amount of intercollegiate athletics leadership and management skills and experiences, and we are very fortunate to have him as our Director of Athletics,” Garibaldi said. “Our student-athletes, coaches, and other athletics staff will benefit greatly from his current work at the NCAA.”  More than 70 individuals applied for the position.

With more than 23 years of intercollegiate athletics experience, Vowels is Vice President of Membership and Student-Athlete Affairs at the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) where he oversees educational programs designed to improve student-athlete well-being, leadership development and inclusion. At the NCAA, he leads a department of 26 NCAA staff members and oversaw a budget of $17 million.

Prior to that position, Vowels served as the Commissioner of two intercollegiate athletic conferences at Division I (Southwestern Athletic Conference) and Division II (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) programs. Some of the accomplishments during his years as a Conference Commissioner included league expansion and television packages. He also worked as an Associate Commissioner at the Big Ten Conference and Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance at Vanderbilt University.

While at the SWAC, Vowels revised the conference’s strategic plan, compliance programs, championships and corporate alliance programs to make them more efficient and effective. In 2004-05 he also negotiated a multi-year media agreement with ESPN/ESPNU on behalf of the SWAC. He worked with ESPN and the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) to develop the concept of the initial MEAC-SWAC Challenge.

During his time at SIAC, Vowels oversaw the expansion of the conference to 11 institutions and negotiated the first multi-year SIAC football and basketball television agreement with Urban Sports and Entertainment. He also negotiated the league’s first licensing and agreement program and developed the conference’s first corporate partnership program.

Vowels also served on the Division I Management Council, Division I Men’s Basketball Committee, Division I Football Board of Directors and the Collegiate Commissioner’s Association (CCA). He also served as Chair of the Minorities Opportunities and Interest Committee (MOIC).

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina where he was a full scholarship football student-athlete and his Juris Doctorate from the North Carolina Central University School of Law.


Local Media Coverage

May 28, 2013
Robert Vowels vows to better Titans' brand as new UDM athletic ...
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UDM names Robert Vowels new ADMay 28, 2013
Photo Gallery: UDM names Robert Vowels new AD
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Robert C. Vowels is introduced as the new Director of Athletics at University of Detroit Mercy
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Robert Vowels named athletic director at University of Detroit Mercy
WXYZ Detroit

... Starting in June, the DEGC will be issuing a call for artists -- five with national reputations and five local talents -- to pair with students from University of Detroit Mercy and Marygrove College to create artworks that reflect the district's history. Read More ...


Robert C. Vowels named UDM athletic directorMay 28, 2013
Robert C. Vowels named UDM athletic director
Tom Markowski /The Detroit News

Detroit — Robert C. Vowels has been named the University of Detroit Mercy's new athletic director, effective July 8. Vowels replaces interim athletic director Jason Horn and is in charge of 19 athletic programs. Read More ...


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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 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."

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In this time of globalization and incredible change in the legal profession, the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and its partners in international dual-degree programs, the University of Windsor Faculty of Law (Windsor, Ontario, Canada) and the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Monterrey, Mexico), are pleased to present Law and Legal Education in the Americas: Comparative Perspectives, an international law conference to be held on June 21 and 22, 2013, at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, 651 East Jefferson Avenue, in downtown Detroit. 

LAW AND LEGAL EDUCATION IN THE AMERICAS: COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES

These three schools stand alone in dual-degree offerings that provide students with the degrees necessary to practice in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. They offer the only three-year comparative Canadian and American dual-degree program and the first Mexican and American dual-degree program of its kind.

The conference will explore three distinct paths: social justice, professionalism & pedagogy, and commercial and consumer law, which are tailored to reflect the emphasis of the dual-degree programs and the institutions themselves.

The conference will begin with opening remarks by Dean Lloyd Semple of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and a plenary panel titled, 21st Century Challenges to Legal Education: Comparative Perspectives. The panelists will be: Dean Camille Cameron, University of Windsor Faculty of Law; Dr. Gabriel Cavazos Villanueva, Dean of the Graduate School of Public Administration & Public Policy (EGAP) Tecnológico de Monterrey and co-founder of the School’s two joint-degree programs; and Professor Leon Lysaght, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.

The key note address, Global Integration of Legal Education and the Legal Profession, will be given by Michael McCullough, Director of the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative, Latin America & the Caribbean Division.

In addition, there are more than twenty presenters from Canada, Mexico, the United States, and as far away as Qatar, who will speak on the following topics:

  • Legal Professionalism and Pedagogy:
    A rapidly shrinking global community presents new and unique challenges in legal education, such as training students in a global environment and preparing them for cross-border practice. Topics in this path will explore clinical and experiential legal education, the internationalization of legal skills instruction, the use of foreign and international law to enrich domestic legal writing courses, judicial reform in Asia and its impact on skills instruction, and blending history and international law.
  • Social Justice:
    Significant economic and demographic shifts have impacted localities in ways that challenge traditional notions of economic renewal. Topics in this path include measures to address gun violence, North American community economic development initiatives, a variety of immigration topics, and indigent defendant representation.
  • Commercial / Consumer Law:
    This path will explore selected topics in commercial and consumer law in an international context. Presentations include the enforcement of foreign judgments, developments in consumer protection laws, and consumer electronic payments.

The conference fee is $30.00. To register online or to learn more about the conference, please visit the conference website at www.lita2013.com.

CONFERENCE CO-HOSTS

  • The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law was founded in 1912 and has been a member of the American Association of Law Schools since 1934. It a Catholic, urban law school based on the Jesuit and Sisters of Mercy traditions. The School prides itself on its curriculum, which combines traditional legal education with an innovative third year course of study focused on experiential learning and acquisition of global perspectives on law. Distinctive features of the curriculum include a mandatory clinical component as well as required participation in a simulated law firm practice environment (The Law Firm Program). In addition to its dual-degree programs, the School offers JD and JD/MBA programs.
  • The University of Windsor Faculty of Law was established in 1967. Today, with more than 600 students and 5,500 alumni, Windsor Law offers students a comprehensive curriculum combined with experiential learning. Students participate in a variety of clinical and outreach programs, including two legal aid clinics. Access to justice and transnational law are an integral part of Windsor Law’s identity and culture.
  • The Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) was founded in 1943 and is Mexico’s leading private law school. ITESM is located in Monterrey, the third largest city in Mexico. Monterrey is known as the educational and cultural center of the country and as the business capital of Mexico. ITESM is a global institution and has received both national and international recognition for providing academic excellence. Students gain a unique international experience at ITESM, which adds to the value of their studies and can provide an overall advantage in a global marketplace.

For additional information about the conference, please visit www.lita2013.com.

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

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Contacts:

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

Cara Cunningham, Associate Professor and Curriculum Director of International Programs, UDM School of Law, 313-596-0200, cunnincl@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 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."

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Business leaders as well as community stakeholders in Detroit's Livernois Avenue community now have a place to call home to further develop growth and success in the area.

Art + Retail Event Held at the Livernois Community Storefront

The Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC) at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture held Art + Retail on the Ave. on July 25, an event which showcased proposals for new art and businesses along Livernois in a gallery type setting.

Held in the Livernois Community Storefront, the goal of the gallery was to provide a venue for community feedback on the future of Livernois. Guests provided input on what they would like to see in the community and submitted their own business ideas. The final voting on the proposals will be on August 5.

The Livernois Storefront is a temporary community space that opened last May and serves as the welcome center for the Avenue of Fashion. Since then, various events have been hosted there, such as Light-up Livernois, a weekend long event that featured various Livernois businesses and artists.

Over 90 artists and entrepreneurs from Detroit and across the world have submitted their ideas to transform the neighborhood. A review panel of leaders in the community, arts and business areas has been assembled to select the finalists that will be displayed in the gallery. The project is being led by the REVOLVE Detroit Program, University Commons Organization, DCDC and several local business owners. This project is being supported by a grant from ArtPlace America Foundation and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

Through its Impact Detroit initiative, and in partnership with Detroit Economic Growth Corporation's Revolve Detroit and Challenge Detroit, the Detroit DCDC at the UDM School of Architecture is spearheading the Livernois Community Storefront project on the Avenue of Fashion.

The Livernois Community Storefront

The Livernois Community Storefront is a temporary community space that occupies a former vacant storefront on Livernois. The storefront will also serve as a welcome center for the Avenue of Fashion, Livernois Avenue's business district, and will hold community events throughout the year. The Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC) at the University of Detroit School of Architecture is spearheading the project, working with new Detroit entrepreneurs.

View local media coverage of the Livernois Community Storefront

The storefront opened in the community last May with “Light-Up Livernois” a weekend event of fashion, art and fun, getting the community excited about expanding more businesses in the area.

"The event was a great success and both days were well attended," said Virginia Stanard, Director of Urban Design at the Detroit Collaborative Design Center. "President Garibaldi and Will Wittig, the Dean of the School of Architecture, were there alongside the other 600 guests, meeting neighbors and community and business leaders."

"In early June, we held our second storefront event," said Stanard. "Livernois Soup” was where business owners and other members of the community, including some UDM students, got together in the storefront and shared soup while voting on community-based projects to partner with. The money raised was given to fundraiser the winning project."

visit the Livernois Community Storefront page at www.facebook.com/LivernoisCommunityStorefront, to stay on top of future events being held.


Local Media Coverage

UDM DCDC Livernois Community StorefrontMay 31, 2013
Detroit Lion Ron Bartell plans new Kuzzo's restaurant as part of Livernois revitalization
Amy Haimerl/Crain's Detroit Business

... Bartell will be developing the other properties for retail or pop-ups, but that effort is further away. His first focus is Kuzzo's, on which he anticipates spending $500,000 between buying the property and build-out. He is seeking financing but is prepared to spend his own money. "It's always better to spend someone else's," he joked. Read More ...


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Virginia Stanard, the Detroit Collaborative Design Center's director of Urban Design at University of Detroit Mercy is interviewed by WXYZ-TV as she prepares the Livernois Community Storefront. The Storefront project will provide a hub for the growing Livernois Avenue corridor in Detroit.


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Publisher's notebook: The Avenue, a love story
Claire Nelson/Model D

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) announced UDM President Dr. Antoine Garibaldi has joined the organization’s board of directors, effective Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. He will also be joined by Andrea Dickson, Mary Kramer, Linda Orlans, Irvin Reid, Hubert Massey, Amy DeBrunner; Lillian Demas, Donald Ritzenhein, Jennifer Fischer and Thomas Guastello. Read More ...


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Livernois Avenue in the fast lane for $1.7 million face-lift
Amy Haimerl/Crain's Detroit Business

... Starting in June, the DEGC will be issuing a call for artists -- five with national reputations and five local talents -- to pair with students from University of Detroit Mercy and Marygrove College to create artworks that reflect the district's history. Read More ...


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$200K grant to give Detroit's former Avenue of Fashion a boost From The Detroit News
Michael Martinez/ The Detroit News

... REVOLVE Detroit will use the money to pair national designers and artists with university students — from nearby Marygrove College and the University of Detroit Mercy — local residents and entrepreneurs. Artists will create temporary and permanent art installations to hang in empty storefronts and public spaces. Read More ...


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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 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."

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University of Detroit Mercy President Antoine Garibaldi, Ph.D. was named one of the Michigan Chronicle's 2013 Men of Excellence during the sixth annual “Men of Excellence” dinner held at the Westin Book Cadillac on June 7.

President Garibaldi named ‘Man of Excellence' by Michigan Chronicle

The Chronicle's readership selected Garibaldi for the award based upon his career success and for inspiring others throughout the community.

"The Michigan Chronicle launched its Men of Excellence campaign more than five years ago to honor and celebrate the many achievements of great men who do great things for Detroit- men who have much to teach all of us about the power of stewardship, wisdom, self-discipline, tenaciousness and humility," said Chronicle Publisher Hiram Jackson in a news release.

The program named 50 men this year, including two other higher education leaders: Central Michigan University President George Ross and Wayne State Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine Aaron Maddox.

Garibaldi is nationally recognized for his more than three decades of teaching, scholarly work and administrative experience in education and the federal government, Dr. Garibaldi is a Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the American Educational Research Association and the author of eleven books and more than 85 research articles and chapters.

A native of New Orleans, he received his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Howard University in 1973 and his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1976.

The Michigan Chronicle is Michigan's oldest and most respected African-American newspaper. Founded in 1936 by Lucius Harper, the Michigan Chronicle has received many awards and it is one of the largest weekly newspapers in the state.

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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 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."

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The University Detroit Mercy Board of Trustees appointed Mark Denham, Ph.D., as the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Education, effective August 5.

Denham joins the University after serving as a faculty member in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Toledo for 18 years.  During his tenure, Denham has also served as department chair as well as acting associate dean for the Social Sciences in 2008.

His scholarly research has focused on the changing social dynamics throughout Africa and Third World problems.  Denham has published on these and other topics, including his book, Citizenship After Liberalism, which explores both the political and philosophical concepts of citizenship throughout several geographical locations.

Denham has received numerous grants and has traveled extensively in Africa to study the people of Southern Africa and their changing social and political dynamics. He has served as the co-director in the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Award program and traveled to South Africa and Lesotho studying visual arts and social sciences.

A native of Bowling Green, Kentucky, he earned a B.S. in chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology, a M.Div. in social ethics from Boston University, and a Ph.D in political science from Ohio State University.

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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 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."

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The UDM Theatre Company proudly announces their 43rd season encompassing 5 productions produced over three locations.

Opening in September at the Charles H. Wright African American Museum is the world premiere of Dr. Arthur J Beer’s new play Jordan Anderson Writes a Letter. In October, November and February the company returns to Marygrove Theatre with James McLure’s Pvt. Wars, Neil LaBute’s This Is How It Goes and Jane Martin’s Somebody/Nobody. The season will conclude in the UDM Grounds Coffeehaus with Kathleen Tolan’s Memory House. Season 43 has five timely productions full of drama with a few laughs along the way.

World Premiere Special Production

Jordan Anderson Writes A Letter
By Dr. Arthur J. Beer
World Premiere September 6 and 7 at 8:00 pm
* Production not included with purchase of season tickets.

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation the Theatre Company of University of Detroit Mercy is pleased to announce the world premiere of the multimedia docudrama production Jordan Anderson Writes a Letter by Dr. Arthur J. Beer. This production was created to be shared with young audiences in school environments.

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.

This production is sponsored by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment of the Arts, Michigan’s Humanities Council and the National Humanities Endowment. Jordan Anderson Writes a Letter will premiere at the Charles H. Wright African American Museum on September 6 and 7 at 8:00 pm. Tickets to this production are free of charge and must be reserved through the UDM Theatre Company ticket office at 313-993.3270. Donations are requested to help fund the production to reach high school students in the Metro Detroit community.

Main Stage Season:

Pvt. Wars
By James McLure
Directed by David L. Regal
September 27, 28, 29 and October 4, 5,6 at the Marygrove Theatre

James McLure’sPvt. Warsis an intimate and darkly funny drama involving conversations of three Vietnam War G.I.s as they recover from physical injuries sustained in the war.

Hailing from vastly different backgrounds, the trio uses irreverence and humor to assuage the psychological damage that remains long after the physical wounds have healed.

This Is How It Goes
By Neil LaBute
Directed by Greg Grobis
November 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 at the Marygrove Theatre
*Play contains adult themes and subject matter not suitable for young children.

Belinda and Cody Phipps appear to be a typical Midwestern couple: teenage sweethearts now married with children and a luxurious home. Typical except that Cody is in almost every respect an outsider – “rich and black and different,” in the words of Belinda, who finds herself attracted to a former classmate. Playwright Neil LaBute unblinkingly challenges the notions of gender, ethnicity and even love itself. Powerful, profane and above all unpredictable, This Is How It Goes is a devastating exploration of the myriad ways in which the wild card of race is played by both black and white in America.

Somebody/Nobody
By Jane Martin
Directed by Dr. Arthur J. Beer
February 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 at the Marygrove Theatre

Jane Martin’s Somebody/Nobody weaves the tale of Loli, a homespun nobody runaway with the tale of award winning somebody actress Sheena Keener. Sheena seeking to leave the fame and fanfare of B-movie stardom behind appears bedraggled and bloodied at Loli’s low rent L. A. apartment. The action that ensues is a hilarious look at the cult of celebrity in the modern world.

Memory House
By Kathleen Tolan
Directed by David L. Regal
March 28, 29, 30 and April 4, 5, 6 at the UDM Grounds Coffeehaus

On New Year's Eve a mother bakes a pie as her adopted daughter tries to finish her college essay. As the New Year and the deadline looms, unexamined issues of the girls’ adoption, the rupture of her parent’s divorce, and fear of leaving home break through the surface. Memory House explores the past in the face of an unknown future and is a funny and moving story about the meaning of family in our contemporary society.

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

Take advantage of the UDM Theatre Company’s best ticket offer by purchasing season tickets to the four main stage productions for only $50 for regular subscribers or $45 for discount subscribers (Seniors, Donors, Alumni, Detroit Residents and UDM and Marygrove Faculty and Staff), a savings of 40% off adult admission ticket prices. All processing fees will be waived for subscribers. Season tickets are now on sale through October 6. To request a copy of the subscription brochure, please sign up for the UDM Theatre Company e-newsletter athttp://theatre.udmercy.eduor email attheatre@udmercy.edu.

Individual ticket sales begin September 3, 2013. Admission to the 2013-2014 season will be $20 for adults and $17 for Seniors, Donors, Alumni, Detroit Residents and UDM and Marygrove Faculty and Staff. UDM and Marygrove students are $5 and students outside of the university are $10.

The Theatre Company’s performances of Jordan Anderson Writes a Letter will be performed at the Charles H. Wright African American Museum at 315 East Warren Ave. Detroit, MI 48201. Pvt. Wars, This is How it Goes, and Somebody/Nobodywill be at the Marygrove Theatre on the campus of Marygrove College, 8425 W. McNichols Rd.Memory Housewill be performed in the Grounds Café in the lower level of the UDM Student Union Building on the UDM McNichols campus, 4001 W McNichols Rd, Detroit Mi 48221.

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

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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 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."

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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, student organization fair and grand opening of the UDM Student Fitness Center.

The Mass of the Holy Spirit service will take place on Thursday, Sept. 12, from 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at Calihan Hall, led by Rev. Gilbert Sunghera, S.J., assistant professor of Architecture.  Following the program, the University community will gather for a student organization fair to acquaint students on different ways to get involved from 1:00-12:30 p.m.. The fair will include games, activities and a University picnic around the Fisher Fountain.

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

As part of the prayer service, guest speaker Howard Gray, S.J. from Georgetown University will share his thoughts about the theme, “Serve Community, Respect Diversity, Enhance Knowledge.”

Gray is assistant to the president for special projects at the University. Prior to assuming this role in 2007, Fr. Gray served in many leadership role in the Society of Jesus including: rector and dean of Weston School of Theology, provincial superior of the Detroit Province, founder and director of the center for Ignatian Spirituality at Boston College, and rector and assistant for Mission and Identity at John Carroll University in Cleveland Ohio.

Howard Gray, S.J.He has written extensively in areas of Ignatian spirituality and Jesuit mission and ministry. He has given a number of workshops on Ignatian topics in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, East Africa, and Australia.

In addition to speaking at Celebrate Spirit!, Fr. Gray will give a lecture on September 11 at 7 p.m. in UDM’s Fountain Lounge on the McNichols Campus.

This event’s activities are open to the entire University of Detroit Mercy community and have been sponsored by University Ministry and the University Libraries and Instructional Design Studio. All are encouraged to attend and receive inspiration as we recommit ourselves to living the UDM Mission in the city of Detroit. For more information, visit the Celebrate Spirit! website at http://www.udmercy.edu/celebrate-spirit/.

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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 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."

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8-21-redmasstrue1413925007974mcglyncrUniversity of Detroit Mercy School of Law Celebrated 101st Annual Red MassUniversity of Detroit Mercy School of Law Celebrated 101st Annual Red Mass/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2013/files/8-21-redmasspalmersc1377113522457palmersc1380288867881

The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law hosted their 101st annual Red Mass on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at noon at Saints Peter and Paul Church located at 629 E. Jefferson Avenue in downtown Detroit. The church is immediately adjacent to the UDM School of Law Campus. 

View the Photo Gallery for the 101st Annual Red Mass

UDM’s Red Mass is held each year for judges, lawyers, and officials of all faiths to pray together for guidance at the beginning of the new judicial term and join in the Renewal of the Lawyer’s Oath of Commitment.

The Oath is recited by all new lawyers in the State of Michigan as a mandatory part of the swearing-in ceremonies. Renewal of the Oath is a voluntary means of reaffirming the pledge made at the onset of a lawyer’s career. This year, the Oath was led by Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert P. Young, Jr. The celebrant of the Mass was Reverend Timothy P. Kesicki, S.J., the provincial of the Chicago-Detroit Province of the Society of Jesus.

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

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

This year's Red Mass attendees included:

Hon. Michael J. Beale Hon. Paul J. Komives
Hon. Terrence G. Berg Hon. William C. McConico
Hon. James M. Biernat, Sr. Hon. Renee R. McDuffee
Hon. Gregory D. Bill Hon. Lisa M. Neilson
Hon. Ulysses W. Boykin Hon. John J. O'Brien
Hon. Megan Maher Brennan Hon. Maria L. Oxholm
Hon. John M. Chmura Hon. Maureen Pulte Reilly
Hon. John G. Cummings Hon. Michelle M. Rick
Hon. Peter E. Deegan Hon. Michael J. Riordan
Hon. Gershwin A. Drain Hon. Daniel P. Ryan
Hon. Patrick J. Duggan Hon. Kathleen A. Ryan
Hon. Edward Ewell, Jr. Hon. Daniel J. M. Schouman
Hon. Joseph G. Fabrizio Hon. Virgil C. Smith
Hon. Patricia P. Fresard Hon. Martha M. Snow
Hon. Kathryn A. George Hon. Michael J. Talbot
Hon. Roman S. Gribbs Hon. Daniel J. Van Antwerp
Hon. Charles S. Hegarty Hon. Margaret M. Van Houten
Hon. Muriel D. Hughes Hon. David F. Viviano
Hon. Mary Beth Kelly Hon. Robert P. Young, Jr.
Hon. Karen Khalil Hon. Brian K. Zahra
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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 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."

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The College of Engineering & Science has been awarded a $50,000 grant from Ford Motor Company Fund for the modernization of UDM's Engineering Automotive Laboratory. The grant will fund the first phase of a project to create a first-class laboratory space for training Engineering students on the latest automotive systems and controls.

“This laboratory will be a important resource for all of our engineering degree programs and also serve to better prepare our students for our mandatory co-op program, as well as serving our outreach activities,” said Gary Kuleck, Dean of the College of Engineering & Science. “The College is grateful to the Ford Fund Capital Program for this grant and to the Ford Motor Company who has been our loyal partner for many decades in improving the education of our engineering students.”  

The Automotive Lab, with all the necessary components for a hybrid drive will be a room for teaching key concepts of hybrid electric powertrains and their controls. The enhanced lab will serve courses across the degree program as well as the seven courses comprising the electrical vehicle program.

The room and equipment will strengthen graduate level research in automotive applications. Appropriate activities also can be designed with some of the equipment for the many pre-college programs that the college conducts. Students engaged in the mandatory co-op program will thus be better prepared to join the automotive workforce.

Later phases of development will include facilities for improved faculty-mentored student research and for larger undertakings such as a Formula SAE student vehicle project.  It is anticipated that this funding will serve as the basis for further fund-raising efforts from our alumni and corporate and industrial partners.

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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 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."

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9-5-biketrue1413925007974mcglyncrThe 24th Annual Midnight Bike Tour of DetroitThe 24th Annual Midnight Bike Tour of Detroit/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2013/files/9-5-bikepalmersc1378394991030palmersc1380029725382Over 200 University of Detroit Mercy students on bicycles are expected to participate in the 24th  annual Midnight Bicycle Tour of Detroit on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 9 p.m.

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

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

Currently only registered UDM students can participate for FREE. UDM students can purchase the limited edition moisture wicking t-shirt for $5.00. Non-UDM students can participate for $20.00, which includes the limited edition moisture wicking t-shirt. On-site registration begins promptly at 8 p.m. The event begins at 9 p.m in the Kassab Mall near the Livernois entrance. 

For more information or to rent a bicycle at no cost, contact the Student Life office at 313-993-1154, 313-993-1150, go to http://www.udmercy.edu/slo/ride/index.htm or e-mail programboard@udmercy.edu.

To Register with Event Brite http://udmmidnightbikeride2013.eventbrite.com/

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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 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."

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For the 13th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) is listed in the top tier of universities in the Midwest Region in the 2014 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges.”  The University has consistently ranked in the top 25 schools in its category and is one of Michigan’s highest rated universities. UDM was also named as one of 89 national universities in the magazine’s “A-Plus Schools for B Students” category. The University’s engineering program was also ranked among the top 100 undergraduate engineering programs in the nation.

For “Best Colleges, “U.S. News ranks more than 1,400 accredited four-year schools based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and compares them based on a set of 15 widely accepted indicators of excellence, including student retention and graduation rates and student/faculty ratios. The “ A-Plus Schools for B Students” ranking indicates that UDM seeks a broad range of engaged students who thrive in their studies and successfully graduate even though their entering test scores and high school class standing were below “A” level when they enrolled.

“The University is honored again to be ranked among top universities in the country,” said UDM President Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D. “Providing a high quality education at an affordable price to UDM’s academically talented students continues to be our priority. And our dedicated faculty and staff are deserving of recognition for their roles in preparing outstanding graduates.”

University of Detroit Mercy, a Catholic university in the Jesuit and Mercy traditions, offers more than 100 academic majors and programs. The urban institution has been nurturing the well-being of our community in metro Detroit through educational initiatives, outreach clinics and programs, professional services and neighborhood investments. Since 1877, the University has been a valuable higher education resource to both Detroit and southeastern Michigan.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 16 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States.

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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 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."

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9-10-militarytrue1413925007974mcglyncrUniversity of Detroit Mercy Awarded 2014 Military Friendly Schools® Designation University of Detroit Mercy Awarded 2014 Military Friendly Schools® Designation /www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2013/files/9-10-militarypalmersc1378828633840palmersc1378840183857

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 20 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 this year’s list 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.militaryfriendlyschools.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 1,868 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience. These schools have world-class programs and policies for student support on campus, academic accreditation, credit policies, flexibility and other services to those who served.

Now in its fifth year, the 2014 list was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 10,000 schools nationwide approved for VA tuition funding. The survey results that comprise the 2014 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 list of board members can be found at: http://militaryfriendlyschools.com/board.

A full story and detailed list of 2014 Military Friendly Schools® will be 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 in early October.

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 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."

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9-19-eng-usnewstrue1413925007974mcglyncrU.S.News & World Report’s “2014 - Best Colleges” ranks UDM’s College of Engineering & Science, one of Top 100 in AmericaU.S.News & World Report’s “2014 - Best Colleges” ranks UDM’s College of Engineering & Science, one of Top 100 in America/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2013/files/9-19-eng-usnewspalmersc1379607670063palmersc1382020360841

University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Engineering & Science has been named one of the top 100 programs in the country again in the 2014 edition of the U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges." The University has also consistently been ranked in the top 25 schools in its category and one of Michigan’s highest rated.

For the past 101 years, the College of Engineering and Science has devoted itself to teaching, educating and preparing outstanding engineering professionals through a rigorous curriculum with unique student-focused career development opportunities.

“This ranking is testament to our strong program offerings and to the efforts of our program’s outstanding faculty who have dedicated themselves to our students’ success,” said Gary Kuleck, Dean of the College of Engineering and Science.  “Our engineering alumni can be found throughout industry, government and academia as successful professionals and often in top leadership positions in industry.”

The magazine rankings group more than 1,400 accredited four-year schools based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and compares them based on a set of 15 widely accepted indicators of excellence.

“While we are extremely proud of the Engineering and Science ranking, UDM is proud to be honored again to be ranked among the top tier of U.S. best colleges in the Midwest region for the 13th consecutive year,” said University of Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D. “Providing a high quality college education at an affordable price to UDM’s academically talented students continues to be our priority, and our faculty and staff are deserving of this recognition for the roles they play in preparing our graduates,” 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 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."

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9-23-archtrue1413925007974mcglyncrUDM School of Architecture Has Highest Pass Rate in Michigan and Over the National AverageUDM School of Architecture Has Highest Pass Rate in Michigan and Over the National Average/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2013/files/9-23-archpalmersc1379959476752palmersc1380028732063

University of Detroit Mercy’s School of Architecture graduates have passed the licensing exams at the highest rate of any school in Michigan for the fourth year in a row. UDM’s passing rates were also above the national average overall. The results were recently announced by The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).

The Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) assesses candidates for their knowledge, skills, and ability to provide the various services required in the practice of architecture. The ARE has been adopted for use by all 54 U.S. Member Boards and the Canadian provincial and territorial architectural associations as a registration examination required for architectural registration.

“This is great news for our graduates and the University,” said Will Wittig, Dean of the School of Architecture. “This year our graduates had the highest passing rate on 4 of the 7 exam sections and our overall passing rate was 3 percent above the national average.  This is another clear indication of the professional success and accomplishments of our graduates who both seek and attain licensure at a higher rate than many other schools of architecture.  It is also a reflection of the dedication of our faculty who provide an excellent learning environment for our students that prepares our graduates for the profession and for great success in many walks of life,” Wittig 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 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."

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9-24-businesstrue1413925007974mcglyncrUDM School of Business Administration Ranked in Top Ten Small Business Schools Worldwide by Corporate Knights Magazine UDM School of Business Administration Ranked in Top Ten Small Business Schools Worldwide by Corporate Knights Magazine /www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2013/files/9-24-businesspalmersc1380028750124whitenjg1381237107937

University of Detroit Mercy's College of Business Administration was ranked the #8 business school in the "Top 10 Small Schools" worldwide category and #21 in the "Top 30 Schools" worldwide in the 2013 Global Green MBA Survey, conducted by Corporate Knights, released in September.  The publication ranks the top MBA programs in North America and beyond, to best highlight the business programs that create innovation in sustainability initiatives, promote program development and to further the integration of sustainability into the MBA experience.

Each year, the Corporate Knights survey evaluates how effectively MBA programs incorporate sustainability into the business education experience. While it originally focused on Canadian schools over the past decade and was expanded internationally this year to encompass MBA programs from 17 countries. Participating schools were assessed in the areas of institutional support, student initiatives and coursework.

"We are delighted to receive this international recognition from Corporate Knights, which reflects our persistent emphasis on ethical and socially responsible business practices," said Joseph G. Eisenhauer, Dean of the College of Business Administration. "At UDM, all of our business students—both graduate and undergraduate—participate in service-learning and social outreach to sustain and enhance our neighborhoods."

"We continually invite guest speakers and visiting scholars to discuss topics such as sustainability, diversity, and urban renewal," Eisenhauer said.  "Our faculty members engage the scholarly community in dialogue on subjects such as ethical and environmentally-friendly practices through research presentations and publications.  And the Jesuit and Mercy values that we promote are also exhibited by our alumni and alumnae, not only through careers as corporate responsibility officers and leaders of nonprofit organizations engaged in community development, but also as volunteers who contribute to a more livable planet."

UDM College of Business Administration: Business value. Social values.

"The Corporate Knights ranking is especially significant for us," he added, "as it demonstrates that a private institution with small classes delivering personal attention to students can nevertheless have an important impact on global sustainability."

The survey and analysis are detailed on the Corporate Knights Global Green MBA Survey website and summarized in the Fall 2013 issue of Corporate Knights magazine, distributed with the Globe and Mail on September 16.

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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 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."

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10-10-safetytrue1413925007974mcglyncrUDM Hosts 24th Annual "Safety Street"UDM Hosts 24th Annual "Safety Street"/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2013/files/10-10-safetypalmersc1381419121911palmersc1382709054355

Pounds of Snickers, Milky Way, Hershey and Twix bars will be handed out to brave little goblins and ghouls visiting University of Detroit Mercy for the 24th annual “Safety Street.” The fun and safe “trick or treating” environment will be held on Friday, October 25 from 4-7 p.m. in the Student Center Fountain Lounge on the McNichols Campus. Area school children and their families are invited to this yearly free event.

Over 400 neighborhood children from grades K-5 will attend Safety Street this year, dressed in their favorite costumes. UDM students in Halloween attire will distribute candy to the children and also offer free face painting during the event. A best costume contest will be held at 6 p.m. for grades K-5. Register at welcome table.

To prepare for the event, UDM students hold a Safety Street Façade Blowout Party, Oct 24 at 8 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. Fraternities, sororities and student groups participate in the fun evening. The School of Dentistry participates by giving out free toothbrushes, toothpaste and dental floss. The School of Architecture was the first to establish Safety Street for neighborhood children, but the event soon evolved to include the entire UDM community.

For more information regarding the event, contact Student Life at 313-993-1150.

10-25-2013
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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 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."

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Today, the White House announced the awarding of nearly $300 million to the City of Detroit from government, philanthropic and private sources. The University hosted a private discussion among a small interfaith, interdenominational group of local religious leaders and members of the Obama Administration.

Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D.

Among the guests were Secretary Shaun Donovan, Housing and Urban Development; Gene Sperling, Assistant to the President and Director of the National Economic Council; and Don Graves, a deputy assistant secretary at the US Department of Treasury and executive director of President Barack Obama'a Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.

Graves will be the administration's point person on the federal response to the financial crisis in Detroit. The meeting was an excellent exchange of ideas and recommendations among some of Detroit’s major religious leaders, including Archbishop Allen Vigneron and Bishop Don Hanchon. View the Sept. 27, 2013 press release from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D. Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D. Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D.
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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 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."

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10-22-doctrue1413925007974mcglyncrUDM Professor Releases Documentary on "The Corner" at Michigan and TrumbullUDM Professor Releases Documentary on "The Corner" at Michigan and Trumbull/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2013/files/10-22-docpalmersc1382468222879palmersc1382967918499University of Detroit Mercy Communications Studies professor Jason Roche’s newest documentary, Stealing Home, premieres Friday, October 25, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the Booth Auditorium of the Detroit Historical Museum.

Stealing Home is a uniquely Detroit documentary film about a group of determined citizens who have lovingly restored a garbage-strewn, weed-choked vacant lot against the wishes of the City, which owns the land. But this is not just any lot, it is the site where Detroit’s historic Tiger Stadium once stood. In the glory days of Detroit baseball, fans packed the 53,000 seat-venue on the corner of Michigan and Trumbull Avenues.

After the demolition of Tiger Stadium in 2009, the resulting blight spawned an unexpected and heartwarming tale. Some amateur groundskeepers emerged to preserve the field, calling themselves the Navin Field Grounds Crew, named after the stadium’s original name.

“It’s a great story in a city that needs to hear great stories,” says director/producer Roche. “With all the negative headlines, with all the pundits using Detroit as the butt of their jokes, this was something that really moved me. I wanted this story to show the world that the people who live here haven’t given up on Detroit, that this city is worth fighting for,” he added.

But city officials don’t consider this a feel-good story. The Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, which controls the city-owned field believe that the volunteers are causing actual harm by deterring potential investors from the site. The City has refused to give permission to the grounds crew to keep it up, and police have actually threatened the volunteers with trespassing charges, but the Navin Field Grounds Crew remains undeterred.

“That spot is where Detroit dies, or where it’s reborn,” says David Fleming, senior writer at ESPN the Magazine. “And if it’s reborn, it’s because of the efforts of people like the people who have saved that field.”

Roche has been following the grounds crew since Opening Day of 2011. In that time, they’ve transformed the field from just another abandoned Detroit eyesore to a bona fide tourist attraction. Thousands of fans have visited “The Corner” to wish them well, to run the bases, and to share their personal memories. Many people have sprinkled the ashes of their deceased loved ones where Al Kaline and Willie Horton roamed the outfield, Hank Greenberg and Cecil Fielder slammed home runs, and the greatest names in baseball once played our national pastime. In recent months, several couples have even exchanged wedding vows on the field.

Featuring a captivating blend of interviews and archival footage, including some never-before-seen footage from the 1930s and 1940s, Stealing Home explores the rich history of Tiger Stadium and takes a critical look at why these passionate citizens are so devoted to this site, what makes preserving memory so important, and whether this abandoned baseball field can truly be considered sacred ground.

On opening day in 1912, Ty Cobb scored the Tigers’ first ever run at Navin Field by stealing home against the Cleveland Indians. More than 100 years later, director Jason Roche sets out to determine whether these amateur groundskeepers can continue to restore their field of dreams or whether they'll get caught stealing home.

To view Stealing Home and to coordinate an interview about the documentary, contact UDM professor/filmmaker Jason Roche at 313-993-1092.

10-26-2013
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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 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."

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University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Engineering & Science will host an Undergraduate and Graduate Research Symposium on  Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 from 10 a.m – 12:45 p.m. in the Engineering Building High Bay. This event will showcase student research in the College and should raise stronger awareness of the engineering and science fields to Detroit area high school students. Following the research showcase, there will be a talk by Dr. Rick Foster, professor of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Endowed Chair in Food, Society and Sustainability from Michigan State University in the Chemistry Building, Room #114. Foster will speak on “Vision the Future: Metro Food, Water and Energy Systems and the Greening of Detroit.” He is also the director of FoodPlus-Detroit, an MSU food initiative working in the Detroit area.

Student Research Symposium Website

Foster joined MSU in January 2010 after 15 years as vice president for Programs at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan. His interests lie in helping to bring integrative sustainability solutions to long-term problems impacting the social, economic and environmental systems affecting Michigan communities. His main focus is on the contribution that collaborative models around food, water and alternative energy systems have on future development scenarios for the future of Michigan and the nation.

He serves on several national boards and councils, including that of the World Agricultural Forum, the National Food Security Advisory Council, the Global Food Protection Institute Board and Executive Committee, Forgotten Harvest (Detroit), President’s Advisory Council (EARTH University, Costa Rica) and the International Food Protection Training Institute in Battle Creek, Michigan.

First Annual UDM Engineering & Science Student Research Symposium

This lecture is free and open to the public.  For more information contact: engrudm@udmercy.edu.

10-28-2013
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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 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."

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10-31-theatretrue1413925007974mcglyncrShhh! Neil LaBute's Comedy-drama "This is How it Goes" Wrestles Racism, Bigotry and Even Love ItselfTech Day 2013/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2013/files/10-31-theatrepalmersc1383226647089whitenjg1385579414099

Neil LaBute's sophisticatedly structured drama This Is How It Goes continues the UDM Theatre Company's season. Directed by Greg Grobis, This Is How It Goes runs November 15, 16, 22, 23 at 8 p.m. and November 17 and 24 at 2 p.m. at the Marygrove Theatre (8425 W McNichols Rd., Detroit). LaBute unblinkingly challenges the notions of gender, ethnicity and even love itself in this fast paced 90-minute play which is unpredictable at every turn.

The truth is often in the eye of the beholder, and Neil LaBute’s This is How It Goes draws audiences’ attention to some ugly truths, to be considered from more than one of perspective.  Hot button issues of racism, abuse, and deceit are exposed through the narrator’s interpretation of events. After moving back to his hometown, he runs into his high school crush, Belinda, who is married to her high school boyfriend Cody. Cody is rich, black and different according to Belinda, and their marriage is not a happy one. As the trio becomes reacquainted, matters between them appear to be black and white, but appearances couldn’t be farther from the truth. Powerful, profane and above all unpredictable, This Is How It Goes is a devastating exploration of the myriad ways in which the wild card of race is played by both black and white in America.

The cast features Theatre Company Alumni Patrick O’Cronin (Bloomfield, MI) as the Man and Narrator opposite associate guest artist Henrí D. Franklin (Redford, MI) as Cody and UDM new comer Claire Hardy (Madison Heights, MI) as Woman (Belinda). The production crew includes Director Greg Grobis (Detroit, MI), new-comer Stage Mangaer Greg Ettleman (Battle Creek, MI), Scenic and Costume Designer Melinda Pacha (Royal Oak, MI), Technical Director Rudy Schupebach (Detroit, MI) and Director of Marketing and Management Greg Grobis (Detroit, MI).

Patrick Cronin is a graduate of the UDM Theatre Company who has appeared at Meadowbrook, The Jewish Ensemble Theatre, and nearly every experimental theatre in town. An equity candidate, Patrick has also appeared in film and on television. For eight years he was a member of the Classic Theatre in Greece program.

Henrí D. Franklin is making his Theatre Company debut. After graduating from Wayne State University’s undergraduate program, Henrí moved to L.A. and had a successful career that featured roles on Days Of Our Lives, Beyond The Mask and Division 19.  After returning to Michigan, Henrí was seen as A-K on AMC’s Low Winter Sun.  His other commercial, voice over and stage work all have accumulated to a incredible career which is perfect for his role as a mentor to the students in The Theatre Company program.

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.

This Is How It Goes opens on November 15 and runs six performances through November 24, 2013. The Theatre Company’s performances are held on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at the Marygrove Theatre on the campus of Marygrove College, 8425 W. McNichols Rd. in Detroit. The UDM Alumni afterglow will occur following Saturday, November 16, 2013. Each performance will have a brief talkback.

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 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.

11-13-2013
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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 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."

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10-31-archtrue1413925007974mcglyncrUDM School Of Architecture Career Day UDM School Of Architecture Career Day /www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2013/files/10-31-archpalmersc1383245730563palmersc1383313678583

Thinking about architecture as a potential career / major? University of Detroit Mercy’s School of Architecture is holding a career day for prospective students including high school students and transfer students interested in the field. The event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, from noon - 4 p.m. in the Warren Loranger Architecture Building on the McNichols Campus.

The School of Architecture Career Day will answer common questions such as opportunities in the field, the academic track of architecture, and what students can do with an architecture degree. Participants will have a chance to engage in several group discussions as well as a brief design exercise to stimulate their imagination. 

For more information on the event, contact UDM Admissions at 800-635-5020.

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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 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."

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11-01-slavetrue1413925007974mcglyncrUDM Black Abolitionist Director Discusses: “12 Years A Slave” and the real Solomon NorthupUDM Black Abolitionist Director Discusses: “12 Years A Slave” and the real Solomon Northup/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2013/files/11-01-slavepalmersc1383326459812palmersc1383750085196

University of Detroit Mercy Professor of History Dr. Roy E. Finkenbine will discuss the film “12 Years A Slave” on Nov. 15, 2013 at noon in the President's Dining Room of the Student Center Building on the McNichols Campus.

The historical drama is an adaption of the 1853 Solomon Northup’s autobiography about a free black man who was kidnapped in Washington, D.C. in 1841 and sold into slavery. Northup, along with his fellow abolitionists traveled for the antislavery cause in the 1850s. Northrup's autobiography was second only to Fredrick Douglass' as an anti-slavery best seller.

Finkenbine, the director of the Black Abolitionist Archives in the College of Liberal Arts & Education, has written and lectured about Northup and recently rediscovered the efforts of abolitionists to obtain compensation from Congress for his time in slavery, what might be labeled as the first campaign for federal reparations for slavery.  Finkenbine’s talk is one of several events sponsored by the Black Abolitionist Archives which seeks to promote research, conversation, and understanding about race, slavery, antislavery, and the Underground Railroad in America’s past.

At UDM, Finkenbine teaches African-American and nineteenth-century American history. A specialist on slavery, abolition, the Civil War, and the Underground Railroad, he is currently engaged in a study of the search for emancipation, citizenship and reparations through the experience of one prominent former slave.

Prior to joining UDM in 1996, he was the associate editor of the Black Abolitionist Papers Project at Florida State University. He recently completed a second edition of Sources of the African American Past and was recently reappointed by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to the Michigan Freedom Trail Commission. Finkenbine received a Ph.D. degree from Bowling Green State University.

For more information, contact professor Roy E. Finkenbine at 313-993-1016 or by email at finkenre@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 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."

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11-14-dentaltrue1413925007974mcglyncrMI-AHEC’s Southeast Regional Center and UDM School of Dentistry Offer Free Program to Address Shortage of Dentists in MichiganMI-AHEC’s Southeast Regional Center and UDM School of Dentistry Offer Free Program to Address Shortage of Dentists in Michigan/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2013/files/11-14-dentalpalmersc1384444527825palmersc1384454658634

Summer Initiative Gives Aspiring Dentists Chance to Brush Up on Academic and Job Skills - The Michigan Area Health Education Center’s (AHEC) Southeast Regional Center and the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) School of Dentistry have teamed up to offer aspiring dental students the chance to brush up on their academic, job readiness, and networking skills this summer. The Summer Enrichment Program at the University of Detroit Mercy is a free, six-week initiative that will run from Monday, May 19 through Friday, June 27, 2014. Its purpose is to expose students to careers in dentistry, increase the number of disadvantaged students pursuing dental careers, and help students become successful dental school applicants.

Selected students will strengthen their academic skills; network with dental students, faculty, and professionals and students; and participate in hands-on activities, seminars, workshops, and other active learning opportunities. They will also practice strategies for taking the Dental Admission Test (DAT) and receive assistance with the dental school application process.

Michigan AHEC, a program of Wayne State University, seeks to improve access to primary care in underserved communities. Through a network of regional centers, Michigan AHEC prepares underrepresented and disadvantaged youth for health care careers, promotes clinical training opportunities for students in shortage areas, and provides continuing education programs for health professionals. The Southeast Regional Center implements AHEC goals in nine counties: Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne. The regional center is hosted by the Greater Detroit Area Health Council, an organization that develops and evaluates innovative solutions that improve the health and well-being of people living in southeast Michigan.

“We are proud to support the Summer Enrichment Program,” said Joie West, executive director of Michigan AHEC’s Southeast Regional Center. “This initiative helps us achieve our mission to prepare young people for opportunities in the growing healthcare industry and make sure that Michigan residents have access to primary care professionals. We are pleased to work with the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry to provide students with access to training, tools, and resources they need to succeed and to increase the number of dentists in our state.”

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Services and Resources Administration (2012), 48 of Michigan’s 83 counties are designated as dental health professional shortage areas. The cities of Detroit (Wayne County) and Flint (Genesee County), which are serviced by Michigan AHEC’s Southeast Regional Center, are shortage areas.

“We are excited about continuing this collaboration with Michigan AHEC and its Southeast Regional Center,” said Dr. Deirdre Young, director of multicultural affairs and clinical assistant professor for the University of Detroit Mercy and director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded Dental Pipeline National Learning Institute program at UDM. “By working with our partners on pipeline programs, we are able to offer students hands-on exposure to the field of dentistry and work to address the shortage of dentists from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds.”

Detroit’s population is 82 percent African American. According to the American Dental Association, less than 4 percent of dentists in the United States are African American. Michigan AHEC and the UDM School of Dentistry are working together to increase the number of underrepresented minorities and disadvantaged youth who pursue careers as health professionals.

The Summer Enrichment Program is open to undergraduate students that have completed at least two years of college. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals, should demonstrate interest in pursuing a dental degree, and have an overall grade point average of 2.75. Interested students must complete the online application and submit a resume, three letters of recommendation, and academic transcripts. Participants must also be economically or educationally disadvantaged.

Applications must be received by Monday, January 27, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. Students can review eligibility requirements and access the online application at http://miahec.wayne.edu/se/dsep.php. Students can also request applications by contacting Yvita Fox, coordinator of pipeline programs, at (313) 494-6652 or foxyj@udmercy.edu.

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The Michigan Area Health Education Center strengthens the state’s health care workforce by recruiting, training, and retaining health professionals committed to increasing access to primary care. For more information, visit http://miahec.wayne.edu or call (313) 577-5161.

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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 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."

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