University of Detroit Mercy continually hosts exciting presentations by preeminent people. We're happy to share the audio and video with you as "UDMcasts."  And, UDM is home to Ask The Professor, one of the longest running radio programs in the United States, now also available on the web or as a podcast.

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Recent UDMcasts 

Bill Hermann, Managing Partner Plante & Moran

Alumni Week 2007
March 28, 2007

Bill Hermann, Managing Partner Plante & Moran presents  the  2007 University of Detroit Mercy Business Alumni Week keynote speech.

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David Schembri, President of Smart USA

Alumni Week 2007
March 28, 2007

David Schembri, President of Smart USA talks to the BUS 312 Principles of Marketing class during the 2007 University of Detroit Mercy Business Alumni Week. 

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Andy Acho, "Environmental Stewardship and Proactive Actions"

March 28, 2007 

Andy Acho talks to the BUS 318 Organizational Leadership class about doing the right thing for the environment and having it make sense for business during the 2007 University of Detroit Mercy Business Alumni Week.

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John Kennedy, President & CEO Autocam Alumni Week 2007 

March 23, 2007 

John Kennedy, President & CEO of Autocam speaks at the University of Detroit Mercy Business Alumni Week 2007.

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John Deters, President Detroit Metro Signs Alumni Week 2007

March 21, 2007

John Deters, President Detroit Metro Signs, talks to the MBA 590 Strategic Management class during Business Alumni Week 2007. 

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Lenten Series 2007 "Confronting Evil"

March 14, 2007

Fr. John Staudemaeir explores "Confronting Evil" as part of the Spiritual Exercises, a method of prayer for reclaiming the violent places, those in my personal life and in the world where I live. 

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Lenten Series 2007 "The Inner Geography of Prayer"

March 7, 2007

Fr. John Staudemaeir explores the implications of St. Ignatius inner geography of prayer.

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Fr. Gerard Stockhausen and Bill Young talk to Paul W. Smith about UDM Dental School

December 4, 2006
Fr. Gerard Stockhausen, University of Detroit Mercy President and Bill Young, Absopure Owner talk to Paul W. Smith about major new plans for the college's dental school.  From the WJR Podcast Archive - Listen

"A Conversation in the Traditions of Catherine McAuley and Ignatius of Loyola"

September 25, 2006
Celebrating the 175th Anniversary of the Sisters of Mercy.
Moderator: Mary Kelly, RSM, Associate Professor, Health Services/Health Services Administration
Speakers:

  • Helen Marie Burns, RSM - Member, UDM Board of Trustees; Former Vice President, Institute of Sisters of Mercy of the Americas; Vice President of Mission Integration at Mount Aloysius College in Cresson, Pennsylvania
  • Walter L. Farrell, S.J. - Assistant for Finances, Detroit Province of the Society of Jesus

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"Tattoos on the Heart: Creating Community in a Diverse World"

September 27, 2006
Speaker: Gregory J. Boyle, S.J.
Fr. Boyle is the founder/ executive director of Jobs For A Future/Homeboy Industries, an employment referral center and economic development program in Los Angeles. Here, he reflects on combating peer pressure to be your own person, and having the courage to reach out to others in a diverse world.
Podcast: UDM Lecture Series #7 - Tattoos on the Heart - Listen (mp3).

"Christ in the City"

October 6, 2006
The Very Reverend Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, S.J., Superior General of the Society of Jesus, visited the University of Detroit Mercy October 6-7. His address entitled, Christ in the City, was given at Gesu Church, Detroit.
Podcast: UDM Lecture Series #6 - Christ in the City

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"Sometimes Things Change"

Sept. 28, 2006
Ford Innovation Symposium - "How Detroit and the Auto Industry Can Innovate Themselves to Prosperous Futures," featuring Larry Keeley, Co-founder & President, Doblin, Inc. Larry Keeley, president of Doblin Inc., is an innovation strategist who often wonders why people bother to listen to innovation "experts" at all. Introduction by Derrick M. Kuzak, group vice president for Product Development, The Americas, Ford Motor Company.
Podcast: UDM Lecture Series #5

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Higher Education

Sept. 29, 2006
The Murray Feldman Report.  Education seems expensive...until you check the price tag on stupidity. Featuring UDM Marketing professor Michael Bernacchi. From the WWJ Podcast Archive -Listen

Tigers - Detroit Economic Impact

Sept. 25, 2006
The Murray Feldman Report.
  WWJ and Fox 2's Murray Feldman reports the Tigers in the baseball playoffs is what southeastern Michigan's economy needs right now. Featuring UDM Marketing professor Michael Bernacchi. From the WWJ Podcast Archive - Listen

The origins of Mother's Day.

May 13, 2006

WWJ's Ron Dewey talks with Mike Bernacchi, marketing professor at the UDM, about the origins of Mother's Day. From the WWJ Podcast Archive - Listen - Happy Mothers Day 5/13 

Carmen Waldron, UDM student, heads to Kenya

May 12, 2006

WWJ's Ron Dewey talked with Carmen Waldron a day before graduation. From the WWJ Podcast Archive - Listen Kenya Bound 5/12

Lenten Series 2006 "Grief and Joy in the Spiritual Life" by John Staudenmaier, S.J.

April 03, 2006
Americans are, for the most part, better at strategy (planning, then executing the plan, then assessing success or failure) than at intimacy (grieving, rejoicing, savoring beauty, resting when tired). There's good and bad in that for sure. No planning and no sense of urgency lead to gradually dying. But no intimacy wears out the inner spirit, which is the source of an adult's energy for living. More...

Lenten Series 2006 "Making Decisions for a Better Life" by John Staudenmaier, S.J.

March 31, 2006
How, through my adult life, do I decide when to stick with the commitments I already have and when to change some of those commitments? Adults make such changes all the time: taking a new job, leaving our home and buying another, getting married, choosing a new career, driving up north for the weekend instead of staying home, pausing in the mid-morning's work to get a cup of coffee ... More...

Taco Bell President & Chief Concept Officer Emil Brolick '69 '72 speaks on "Leadership."

March 16, 2006
Taco Bell President and Chief Concept Officer Emil J. Brolick '69 '72 is known for his proven track record of consistent same-store sales growth, strong conceptual and consumer insights, and demanding performance-oriented style of leadership. More...

Ford Motor Company Executive Vice President Anne Stevens encourages female scholars.

March 14, 2006
Stevens has the distinction of being both the first female executive vice president and the first female plant manager in Europe at Ford. She spoke to femail scholarship recipients at UDM's recent Clare Booth Luce Scholarship reception. More...


For information on how to enjoy UDMcasts, see the How to Access UDMcasts page.