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University of Detroit Mercy’s Law Review will host its centennial anniversary on Friday, Mar. 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held at the University’s Riverfront Campus, 651 East Jefferson Avenue, in downtown Detroit.

Since 1916, the Detroit Mercy Law Review has been printing the most important cases from Michigan's Circuit Courts. Today, the Law Review and its student editors focus on the legal issues facing Detroit, the State of Michigan and the United States, and means of finding practical solutions.

This Symposium will showcase and discuss the past, present and future of the City of Detroit. In celebration of the Law Review’s 100th year, City of Detroit Mayor Michael E. Duggan will be the ceremony’s keynote speaker. Duggan began his political career as an attorney and prosecutor and was elected as the 75th mayor of Detroit after entering the primary race as a write-in candidate.

Additional speakers will include Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan the Honorable Gerald E. Rosen. Rosen has served as judge for over 23 years and worked as a mediator for the City of Detroit during its bankruptcy.

Detroit Mercy Law alumnus Eugene A. Gargaro, Jr. ’67 will also speak on the grand bargain that helped resolve Detroit’s bankruptcy. Gargaro is currently a member of the University’s Board of Trustees, and the Chair on the Board of Directors for the Detroit Institute of Arts.

This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, please visit the Centennial Symposium website. For more information about this event, please contact Symposium Director Katherine Ross at rosska2@udmercy.edu.

01-27-2016
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

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

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01-28-marketing-professor-31st-super-bowl-ad-nauseumtrue1454524538279nelsontdMarketing Professor to Host 31st Annual Super Bowl Ad Nauseum31st Annual Super Bowl Ad Nauseum/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2016/articles/01-28-marketing-professor-31st-super-bowl-ad-nauseumnelsontd1454002871273nelsontd1454524530307

Since 1985, University of Detroit Mercy Marketing Professor Michael Bernacchi has hosted the "Super Bowl Ad Nauseum," where hundreds of high school students will gather the following day, to discuss the effectiveness of the advertisements aired during the big game. The annual event will be held Monday, Feb. 8 at noon in the UDM Ballroom 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,” Bernacchi explained. During the Ad Nauseum session, he will discuss advertising and the nuances 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, advertisers will spend up to $5 million for a 30-second Super Bowl advertisement spot.

These students will critically review and rate all of the Super Bowl ads by visiting the America’s Marketing High School website immediately after the game.

Again this year, prior to the Pizza and Pretzel Press Party at noon, local participating high school students will attend America’s Marketing High School College Road Trip from 9 to 11 a.m. This “road trip” includes academic program presentations, interaction with UDM students, a campus tour and listening to a “Professional Sports Marketing” presentation by Eli Bayless, Director of Promotions and Special Events for the Detroit Tigers. Pizza donated by Domino’s, as well as pretzels and pop will be provided in the Ballroom for the 250 high school students from Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties in attendance.

All students and teachers attending the event have been asked to tackle hunger by donating canned food. These items will be donated to “Kids Against Hunger” and distributed to those in need throughout Metro-Detroit by Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

Bernacchi is the co-founder of AmericasMarketingHighSchool.org with Paul Galbenski of Oakland County Schools. Both Bernacchi and Galbenski developed marketing and advertising course work related to the Super Bowl, which can be found on the website, for high school teachers across the nation to use.

UDM 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.

02-02-2016
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

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

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02-03-black-history-month-guest-speaker-patrick-mcgarritytrue1454524421067nelsontdUDM Hosts Black History Month Guest SpeakerBlack History Month Guest Speaker/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2016/articles/02-03-black-history-month-guest-speaker-patrick-mcgarritynelsontd1454524014604nelsontd1454524410926

In celebration of Black History Month, UDM will host guest speaker Patrick McGarrity, an independent scholar and longtime instructor of history at Belleville Area College in Illinois. The event will take place on Feb. 17 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Student Center President's Dining Room on the McNichols Campus.

Patrick McGarrity
Patrick McGarrity

McGarrity, an Irish immigrant, will discuss connections between Northern Ireland and the southern Civil Rights Movement in his presentation, "The Civil Rights Movement and the Northern Ireland Struggle.” His discussion will focus on the influences that the southern Civil Rights Movement in the U.S. has had on Northern Ireland, his native home. In discussing the 1965 Selma movement, McGarrity’s presentation will also coincide with the Student Programming Board’s showing of the feature film Selma on Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Grounds Coffeehaus also on the McNichols Campus.

Light refreshments will be provided. No RSVP is necessary. For more information contact Professor of History Roy Finkenbine at 313-993-1016 or finkenre@udmercy.edu.

02-03-2016
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

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

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02-03-book-signing-a-fluid-frontiertrue1454524460585nelsontdUDM Hosts Book Signing: A Fluid FrontierBook Signing: A Fluid Frontier/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2016/articles/02-03-book-signing-a-fluid-frontiernelsontd1454524273433nelsontd1454524450552

In honor of Black History Month, UDM will a panel discussion, book signing and reception for the book, A Fluid Frontier: Slavery, Resistance, and the Underground Railroad in the Detroit River Borderland. The event will take place on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom on McNichols Campus.

A Fluid Frontier

As collection of works from authors and editors specializing in American and Canadian history, A Fluid Frontier focuses on the founding of African Canadian settlements in the Detroit River region in the first decades of the 19th century. The book emphasizes on the strong and enduring bonds of family, faith, and resistance that formed between communities in Michigan and what is now Ontario.

The editors, Karolyn Smardz Frost and Veta Tucker, will lead a panel discussion along with a panel of local authors who contributed to the volume. The talk will allow for the sharing of stories of the local Underground Railroad.

There will be an opportunity to purchase a copy of the book and have it signed by the editors and authors. No RSVP is necessary. For more information, please contact Professor of History Roy Finkenbine at 313-993-1016 or 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 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.

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01-11-gerard-stockhausen-passestrue1454087335242roundstcGerard L. Stockhausen, S.J. passesGerard L. Stockhausen, S.J. passes/www.udmercy.edu/news_events/news/by-year/2016/articles/01-11-gerard-stockhausen-passesnelsontd1452868127218nelsontd1454002070755

University of Detroit Mercy lost an exceptional leader and a wonderful friend on January 12, 2016, Gerard L. Stockhausen, S.J., Ph.D. Fr. Stockhausen entered eternal life around midnight central time.  His body was cremated and a funeral Mass was held at Marquette University’s Gesu Church on Saturday, Jan. 16. A special memorial Mass was offered by the Jesuit community on Wednesday, Jan. 20. at Gesu Church, north of UDM's McNichols Campus. Fr. John Staudenmaier, S.J., a long-time colleague and friend of Fr. Stockhausen, celebrated the liturgy and gave the homily.

Gerard L. Stockhausen, S.J.
Gerard L. Stockhausen, S.J.

See the Jesuits obituary, The Michigan Catholic, Omaha Metro and Detroit Free Press release on Fr. Stockhausen's passing. See Fr. Stockhausen's memorial page to share a story, post a photo or light a memorial candle.

Since 2010, Fr. Stockhausen served as the Socius and Executive Secretary to the President and Director of Planning for the U.S. Jesuit Conference. He served UDM for 10 years, six years as president (2004-2010) and four years as provost and vice president for academic affairs (2000-2004).

We are extremely thankful for his leadership and commitment to University of Detroit Mercy’s mission of academic excellence and service and the traditions of its founding sponsors, the Jesuits and Sisters of Mercy.

May he rest in peace.

Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D.
President

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

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

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