University of Detroit Mercy continually hosts exciting presentations by preeminent people. We're happy to share the audio and video with you as "UDMcasts," including UDM's Ask The Professor, the long-running national radio program, now also available online.

UDMcasts - audio and video

Use the links to the left to browse UDMcasts.

Featured UDMcasts

Greg Boyle, S.J., at 2014 First Year Convocation

Fr. Greg, as he is called by the former gang members whom he employs, speaks of experiences and lessons he's learned over decades of working with gang-involved youth in Los Angeles.  Fr. Boyle is founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles and author of Tattoos on the Heart. Watch the video.

Howard Gray, S.J., on dialogue

Fr. Howard Gray, S.J. talks about the components of meaningful dialogue, especially inter-religious dialogue. He describes how developing and revealing our personal narratives help us meet others humbly in a shared humanity, so that dialogue results not only in understanding, but in trust, love, justice and peace. Watch the video.

UDM Mission & Identity Retreat

John Staudenmaier, S.J., UDM's assistant to the president for Mission and Identity, led a retreat to deepen our understanding of what it means that UDM is a university, and one that describes itself as Catholic, Jesuit/Mercy and urban. Available as video and audio. Go to the Retreat UDMcasts.

Authors Elmore Leonard '50 and Peter Leonard

University alumnus Elmore Leonard '50 and his son Peter Leonard, both successful fiction writers, spent some time together at UDM discussing their work.  Watch the event.

President Garibaldi's Inaugural Address

Antoine M. Garibaldi gives his Inaugural address on the occasion of his installation as the 25th president of University of Detroit Mercy, April 13, 2012. Watch video or download MP3 audio.

Bob Lutz, Car Guys vs. Bean Counters

Robert Lutz, former vice chairman of General Motors in North America, discusses topics from his latest book, Car Guys vs. Bean Counters, on Jan. 25, 2012. Watch video or download MP3.

Leonardo da Vinci Medal Lecture by John Staudenmaier, S.J.

John M. Staudenmaier, S.J., UDM assistant to the president for Mission & Identity, speaks on the occasion of receiving the Leonardo da Vinci Medal, the highest honor of the Society for the History of Technology. Listen now.

Industry leaders at Ford Innovation Day 2011

On Nov. 3, 2011, Ford Motor Company and University of Detroit Mercy joined together to celebrate innovation and collaboration on Ford Innovation Day, this year as part of UDM’s Engineering Centennial year.  Ford's President and CEO Alan Mulally and University alumnus Derrik Kuzak, Ford's Group Vice President for Global Product Development both gave presentations you can watch online.

UDMcast series and subjects

Many UDMcasts are related, by event or by theme. We've grouped them together on our Series & Subjects page.

UDMcasts by year

To browse UDMcasts grouped by year of recording, go to the UDMcasts by date page

How to use UDMcasts 

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