School & College News

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UDM among top tier

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. More

News from the School of Architecture

School of Architecture to host Community Design conference

"Emergence," the 2014 conference of the Association for Community Design (ACD), will bring together emerging and experienced community designers to discuss topics and highlight those who are leading the way to the future of community design.

The Detroit Collaborative Design Center, housed in UDM's School of Architecture, will host the ACD's 2014 conference in Detroit, June 12 - 15.

Presentations and breakout sessions will take place at the School on Saturday, June 14, and other events will occur around Detroit on the other days.

See the ACD 2014 site for details and registration information.

RSVP is required. Contact Virginia Stanard, Detroit Collaborative Design Center, at 313-993-1037 for more information.

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News from the College of Business Administration

MBA program ranked in top 30 worldwide

The Global Green MBA Survey conducted by Corporate Knights magazine named UDM’s MBA program among the top 30 programs in the world for integrating sustainability into the academic experience. The survey was expanded internationally this year to encompass MBA programs in 17 countries. Programs were assessed in the areas of institutional support, student initiatives and coursework.

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News from the School of Dentistry

Father and son graduate together from UDM Dental School

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Fady Tarik Shounia (left) and Tarik Y. Shounia presenting at the April 12 symposium

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. 

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News from the College of Engineering and Science

New Master of Environmental Engineering offered this fall

The College currently offers a Master of Civil & Environmental Engineering degree, but the two programs will now be separate degrees. UDM also approved a new minor in Computer Science.

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News from the College of Health Professions

Health Information Management (HIM) accreditation update

The HIM program is in the process of submitting its accreditation application to the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM). An HIM Advisory Council was created and the first kickoff meeting will occur in Spring 2014.   

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News from the College of Liberal Arts and Education

Renovations to the Briggs Building continue

New TV monitors were placed on the first floor and in the lower level student lounge. The monitors allow television viewing, streaming of an events calendar and a visual showcase of student work.

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News from the School of Law

UDM Law clinics recognized nationally

• The UDM 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 provide excellent opportunities for legal learning to students while offering important services to the community at no cost.

• In the Winter 2014 issue of preLaw magazine, UDM’s School of Law is listed among the nation’s “Top schools for clinics” ranking, which measures schools’ ratio of full-time clinical course positions to full-time law students.

• The School of Law’s George J. Asher Law Clinic Center, which is housed at the site of a historic Detroit firehouse, was named one of the 12 most outstanding projects of 2013 by CAM Magazine, a publication of the Construction Association of Michigan.

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