University News


veterans courtUDM Law’s Project SALUTE hosts U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
For the first time in the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law’s 99-year history, live oral arguments were presented Oct. 26 in front of three federal judges from the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Read more...

UDM inducts 15 alumni into Halls of Honor for the colleges of Business Administration and Liberal Arts & Education
The College of Business Administration inducted eight alumni into its fourth annual Hall of Honor on Oct. 9: Richard E. Czarnecki ‘53, ‘56, John W. Ennest ‘64, Roman S. Gribbs ‘52, ‘54, Samuel J. Logan Jr. ‘73, Frances Mlocek, I.H.M. ‘58, William A. Morrow ‘68, Marcellus “Marc” Stepp ‘63, Michael V. Tiernery ‘60. Read more...

The College of Liberal Arts & Education hosted its third annual Hall of Honor Celebration on Oct. 30 and inducted Mrs. Bradley N. Crawford ‘65, Charles E. Lucas, M.D. ‘59, Peter B. Neydon ‘65, Geraldine A. O’Grady-Pershing ‘55, The Most Rev. Ricardo Ramirez, C.S.B. ‘68, Robert J. Scullin, S.J. ‘68 and Michael D. Ware ‘67. Read more..

UDM Professor helps change Michigan law for Physician Assistants
During her tenure as president of the Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants, Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Suzanne York helped launch a 14-month advocacy initiative leading to the passage of the Michigan Patient Access to Care and Safety Initiative, which was signed into state law by Governor Rick Snyder, Nov. 8. Read more..

UDM students meet with White House officials
University Minister Kelly Miguens led a group of students and Jesuit volunteers to a Washington, D.C., meeting at the White House, Nov. 16 to discuss immigration reform, especially the DREAM Act. Read more..

Nursing students hold health fair for Detroit kids
A group of UDM Nursing students organized a “Health and Fun” fair, Nov. 22 at Schulze Academy, a Detroit Public School. At the event, students performed diabetes type 2 screenings for 134 children in grades 5-8. Read more..

MBA program ranked among world’s best for social responsibility
The Aspen Institute has ranked UDM’s MBA program among the top 100 programs worldwide for its emphasis on social responsibility and sustainability. Read more..

UDM College of Engineering & Science is part of Kern Family Foundation Grant
UDM is one of four universities to be awarded a portion of a three-year, $2.4 million grant from the Kern Family Foundation to develop ways to educate engineers to contribute to the entrepreneurial cultures of their companies. Read more..

mulally talkFord President & CEO Alan Mulally speaks at UDM
Ford President & CEO Alan Mulally presented the keynote address at the College of Engineering & Science’s Ford Innovation Day, Nov. 23 as part of UDM’s Engineering Centennial year. Watch the podcast.  Read more..

Student-produced video thanks donors
Watch a video directed, produced and edited by sophomore Ally Schmidt. The video features Tommy Titan and UDM students and employees thanking donors for some of the things their contributions have made possible.

BSN Completion now offered at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital-Oakland
In January 2012, the McAuley School of Nursing began offering its Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion program at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital-Oakland in Pontiac. Read more..

Fr. Boyle talk now online
Watch or download MP3 audio of the presentation by Gregory Boyle, S.J., founder and CEO of Homeboy Industries, who visited UDM on Jan. 18 to discuss his work with gang members in Los Angeles. Read more...

Auto executive Robert Lutz visits UDM to discuss his recent book, Car Guys vs. Bean Counters 
robert lutzListen to a podcast of Robert Luztz’s talk. Lutz, former vice chairman of General Motors in North America, visited UDM Jan. 25. Read more...

School of Dentistry’s “Give Kids a Smile” event serves scores of children
On Feb. 4, dozens of student, faculty and staff volunteers from UDM’s School of Dentistry and pre-dental programs were able to serve approximately 80 area children during the annual “Give Kids a Smile” event at the School’s Corktown Campus clinic. Read more...

University of Windsor to offer Master of Social Work program on McNichols Campus
The University of Windsor’s School of Social Work will begin offering its MSW for Working Professionals on the UDM McNichols Campus beginning with the fall 2012 semester. Read more...

New academic programs to be offered this fall
In fall 2012, UDM will offer a Bachelor’s in Robotics and Mechatronic Systems Engineering, a minor in Leadership and a Graduate Certificate in Forensics Accounting.

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