Associate Professor of Mathematics Dawn Archey recently won a $21,998 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support 15 early career mathematics researchers to travel to two conferences in Belgium in 2018. This award was made possible through the NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences.

A generous grant from the Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Ministry will help fund services to students who are the first generation in their family to attend university.

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) announced in late November that the Education program is one of 43 providers from 22 states and the District of Columbia to receive accreditation for their educator preparation programs.

Clash of the Titans, University Advancement Division’s crowdfunding competition, has come to a close with stunning results. To help support Detroit Mercy NCAA Division I athletic teams, this special fundraiser ran from Nov. 7 to Dec. 5 and raised more than $111,303 from 484 donors. The competition included a point system designed to ensure a level playing field for all the sport regardless of their size.

The Volterra Reality Capture Workshop run by University of Detroit Mercy professors won the 2017 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Innovation People’s Choice Award. The Reality Capture Workshop (located in the city of Volterra, Italy) is a long-term collaborative project to create a complete digital documentation of a historical city and a methodology for the information dissemination.

Detroit Mercy senior men’s soccer player Spiro Pliakos (Rochester Hills) became the first male student-athlete in school history to earn First Team Academic-All American honors on Thursday after he was voted to the 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-America Division I Men's Soccer First Team.

Madhavi Reddy considered herself lucky. She moved to Detroit from Toronto and landed a community development job with Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD). It was Reddy’s dream to continue her work in community development after moving to Detroit, but when she wanted to take the next step in her career, it led her to University of Detroit Mercy’s Master of Community Development (MCD) program.

Last month, President of University of Detroit Mercy Antoine M. Garibaldi joined efforts with the Catholic Climate Covenant and the leaders of more than 161 Catholic colleges and universities, religious congregations, national organizations and health care providers in signing on to a letter to President Donald J. Trump and the United States Congress in regard to the global effort to address climate change.

Detroit Mercy invites high school students to attend "Visit Day" on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, from 9 a.m. to noon. Events will take place in the Fountain Lounge of the Student Center Building on the University’s McNichols Campus.

Most people are well aware of the importance of consistent prenatal care for a healthy pregnancy, but less well known is the impact of regular dental care.

On Nov. 10, Crain’s Detroit Business announced that The Kresge and Kellogg foundations would invest $50 million toward an early childhood system in Detroit. The effort is called "Hope Starts Here" and focuses on strengthening Detroit’s early childhood education.

Detroit Mercy has once again earned the Military Friendly School designation from the Military Friendly Schools® media and website. This website features the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences.

Detroit Mercy will significantly lower its published tuition price to give more precise cost information to students and families. The goal is to encourage more academically talented students and their families to take a closer look at Detroit Mercy.

University of Detroit Mercy gathered to honor two faculty members at the 2017 Faculty Recognition Awards.

Chris Fette was born in Virginia and spent most of his life in Pennsylvania, but it was one year in Detroit as a child and unquestioned kindness by the Religious Sisters of Mercy that changed his life and inspired a major gift to the College of Health Professions.

For the second year in a row, University of Detroit Mercy’s Physician Assistant program celebrated a 100 percent first-time test-taker pass rate on the Physician Assistant National Certification Exam (PANCE) for the Class of 2017.

When Ebony Meads began suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after serving in the Iraq War, she had trouble finding a counselor who could relate to her experiences. So Meads decided to do something about that and is now studying Psychology at University of Detroit Mercy.

After graduating high school, Allison Kubasiak wasn’t sure what career she wanted to pursue, so she joined the Navy because it would allow her to pick any career path when she got out. That path led her to the University of Detroit Mercy, where she is currently studying Nursing.

Jesse Stanfield knows a thing or two about leadership. Stanfield has spent seven years in the Army National Guard, including being deployed to Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011, and has worked his way up to the rank of Sergeant. When he enrolled at Detroit Mercy and into the Leadership Minor program, he didn’t think he would get much out of it. But even the grizzled veteran admitted, there’s always more to learn about yourself when it comes to leadership.

Detroit Mercy wishes students, their families and our community a happy Thanksgiving! Find out about campus closings for the holiday.

The School of Law has partnered with City Year AmeriCorps, a national service organization, to create the City Year National Service Scholarship. Detroit Mercy Law will offer a minimum 25 percent tuition scholarship (or its equivalent) to City Year AmeriCorps members, alumni and employees admitted to the School of Law.

The Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot Program Office announced that the Midwest CISSE Chapter (MCISSE) has just been designated as its newest CyberPatriot Center for Excellence. University of Detroit Mercy is the lead institution for the MCISSE coalition.

Starting in Winter 2018, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law will offer students a sports law externship with Eastern Michigan University’s NCAA Compliance Office. Externs will gain practical experience in the areas of sports law and intercollegiate athletic administration.

Detroit Mercy’s University Advancement Division announces a new giving competition titled Clash of the Titans to help support Detroit Mercy NCAA Division I athletic teams. This special fundraiser runs from Nov. 7 to Dec. 5, 2017.

During a world tour to promote his new book, international human rights attorney Eric Sirotkin recently returned to his alma mater, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, to share his unique perspective on the role of a lawyer.

Tony Kushner’s critically acclaimed drama A Bright Room Called Day opens the 47th season of the Detroit Mercy Theatre Company, Nov. 3-19. Performances will be at The Marlene Boll Theatre inside of the Boll Family YMCA in downtown Detroit.

University of Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D., today announced the official launch of The Campaign for University of Detroit Mercy, a $100-million fundraising effort that will support student scholarships, academic programs, faculty research and state-of-the-art facilities.

The need for cameras on vehicles continues to skyrocket with the ongoing research and development of autonomous vehicles and a new law requiring all cars have backup cameras beginning in 2018. As this need rises, so does the need to keep those cameras clear of rain, snow, ice, mud, dirt and other debris. University of Detroit Mercy aims to advance the research of air and fluid cleaning jets for automotive cameras thanks to a $60,000 grant from Ford Motor Company.

Pounds of Snickers, Reese’s, Hershey and Twix bars will be handed out to brave little goblins and ghouls visiting University of Detroit Mercy’s McNichols Campus for the 28th annual Safety Street. The fun and safe trick-or-treating event will be held on Friday, Oct. 27 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Area school children and their families are invited to attend this free event.

University of Detroit Mercy is a proud member of the newly created Academic Consortium at the American Center for Mobility (ACM) to train the next generation of high-tech talent at the state-of-the-art connected and automated vehicle technologies (CAV) facility in Southeast Michigan.

Detroit Mercy will host its annual Law Day on Oct. 25 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Fountain Lounge of the Student Center on the McNichols Campus.

Programming designed to help Detroit Mercy students develop leadership skills will be strengthened and expanded thanks to a generous gift from a pioneering graduate of the Class of 1943.

As of next week, Detroit Mercy alumni will have a new way to stay in touch with the University. Forever Titans is the new, improved Alumni Relations site. It will be the new way the University will reach alumni and how alumni will interact with the University.

It continues to be an exciting time in the historic Fitzgerald Neighborhood as the groundbreaking for two new community assets, the Neighborhood Homebase and Ella Fitzgerald Park, was held Tuesday afternoon. The HomeBase, located on McNichols Road, will be home to the Live6 Alliance, the Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC) and shared space for various city of Detroit staff and community groups.

This November, the Detroit Mercy School of Law will welcome the public to two major academic events. The first, an Interfaith Religious Freedom Conference, will explore the vital role institutions and people of faith play in society as a result of religious freedom. The second, a housing symposium entitled HUD's Past, Present and Future, will bring together the public, scholars and community experts to evaluate the impact of HUD (U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development) and propose expansions or alternatives to make HUD more effective in the future.

Counseling students at University of Detroit Mercy will soon have new opportunities to learn and work in medically underserved communities, thanks to a nearly $1 million grant from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

University of Detroit Mercy Homecoming 2017 was an overwhelming success as students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members gathered for two memorable days of fun. “I think we generated a great deal of enthusiasm and energy for the campus,” said Detroit Mercy Director Alumni Relations Peggy Pattison. “Everyone who came thought it was a fabulous day."

To enhance the experience of Master of Community Development (MCD) students, University of Detroit Mercy’s School of Architecture has formed an MCD advisory board.

The McAuley Health Center, University of Detroit Mercy’s nurse-led primary care clinic on Detroit’s east side, will soon offer expanded behavioral health and substance abuse services for adults and children, thanks to a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Sept. 30, Detroit Mercy’s campuses will be filled with family, faculty, students and alumni alike for Homecoming 2017. Featured this year at the heart of the McNichols Campus will be the Homecoming Expo, located around the Fisher Fountain area. As you enjoy the Scavenger Hunt, food trucks, and kid’s zones, be sure to tune in throughout the day to the many TED-talk-style presentations hosted on the main stage.

The Wall Street Journal’s 2018 Times Higher Education college rankings were released Sept. 26 and Detroit Mercy ranked 188 out of 1,054 universities in the U.S. Last year Detroit Mercy ranked 270 in the rankings.

Join the party at University of Detroit Mercy's 2017 Homecoming on Sept. 29 & 30, as we fill our campus with food, fun and community activities. The celebration is open to all; young and old, students and alumni, neighbors and out-of-towners, we want everyone to feel at home. Let's build this Titan tradition together!

A $10,000 grant from the Oakland County Bar Foundation will help fund a partnership between University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan designed to aid hundreds of low-income litigants who represent themselves in lawsuits before the federal court each year.

Through a special project with the John Dingell Veterans Hospital in downtown Detroit, University of Detroit Mercy Engineering Professors Darrell Kleinke and Nassif Rayess and Nursing Professor Molly McClelland worked with several Detroit Mercy engineering and nursing students to design and build the prototype of a powered platform lift called the Wheelchair Escalator. The product was designed to safely transfer a person in a wheelchair up a three- to 10-step staircase, moving vertically and horizontally, mirroring the action of an escalator. 

Detroit Mercy announces the appointment of Neal Rosenburg, Ph.D., M.S., RN, as the new dean of the College of Health Professions (CHP) and McAuley School of Nursing (MSON). Rosenburg will begin his career at Detroit Mercy Oct. 9.

Hundreds of Detroit Mercy freshmen hit campus Aug. 22 and began their college careers as official Titans!

Detroit Mercy invites high school students to attend "Visit Day" on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, from 9 a.m. to noon. Events will take place in the Fountain Lounge of the Student Center Building on the University’s McNichols Campus.

Metz will bring signature food concept stations that improve the quality and variety of fresh and healthy dining options on Detroit Mercy campuses.

Thomas E. Page describes himself as a regular guy — “Call me Tom,” he says — but he’s much more than that. The former Detroit and Los Angeles police officer — now retired — has taken on the roles of ad hoc ambassador for the city of Detroit and promoter and devotee of bicycling in the city. These two activities keep him very busy.

Detroit Mercy is the only Michigan School in top 25 for Midwest Best Regional Universities. The university also ranks #12 in Best of the Midwest for Veterans; #32 nationally for Best Value Schools; and #13 in the nation for Best Undergraduate Business Management Programs.

Detroit Mercy has been selected to receive a U.S. Department of Education Upward Bound grant of $1.3 million over five years. The university’s first-ever Upward Bound grant will assist 60 students annually from two high schools of the Detroit Community Public Schools to prepare for college. The nationally-recognized federal program was begun in 1965 to increase the college opportunities of varied groups of secondary students.

A trip to Wisconsin will begin the year for the University of Detroit Mercy men's basketball team with the full Horizon League schedule being officially released on Wednesday. The Titans will start league play on the road at Green Bay on Dec. 28 and at Milwaukee on Dec. 30.

For most college students, participating in a United Nations conference seems like a dream, but for one University of Detroit Mercy student, that dream is coming true. Chemistry major Justin Pothoof earned selection through a national search to report on climate change at the 2017 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, in November. The conference will focus on the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

Detroit Mercy announced positive preliminary fall enrollment numbers Wednesday, September 6. Detroit Mercy’s preliminary full-time undergraduate enrollment is eight percent higher than last year on this date and total enrollment is 5,037 students, compared with 4,828 at this time last year.

Founded by a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) at St. John Providence Health System, Operation Care Abroad works with doctors at Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) in Davao to provide anesthesia services for approximately 200 surgeries during its annual week-long mission trip. And each year, students from University of Detroit Mercy’s Nurse Anesthesia program are among the volunteers.

The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) expresses deep dismay over today's decision by the Administration to strip the nation's 800,000 Dreamers of their DACA status.

University of Detroit Mercy's Center for Social Entrepreneurship (CSE), held within the College of Business Administration is now accepting applications for its fourth cohort of Boost – a 9-week program that provides existing business owners who are solving social problems within Detroit with resources to become financially sustainable and mentoring.

As part of Detroit Mercy's Constitution Day celebration, the University’s Black Abolitionist Archive and Library will host a session titled, “African American Citizenship in the Civil War Era," at noon on Monday, Sept. 18. This event, which takes place in the President’s Dining Room of the Detroit Mercy Student Center, is free and open to the public.

Sarah Hirschmann is, quite simply, a doer. She dreamed of helping people in Africa so she volunteered as a teacher in Kenya for six weeks this past summer. When she visited Haiti as a high school student and was inspired to do more, she organized her own nonprofit organization “One Kid at a Time” and has been running it ever since. When she felt she was doing so much on her trips around the world, but not enough at home, she began organizing an after-school-program for a Detroit elementary school.

The mission of the University of Detroit Mercy was on full display in the Fitzgerald Neighborhood Aug. 23 and 24 as all the incoming freshmen, along with other members of the Detroit Mercy community, cleared out alleys, vacant lots and made other improvements to the community.

The new Kuzak Family Foundation Scholarship celebrates the educational process at Detroit Mercy and the University’s partnership with Ford Motor Co., where Derrick Kuzak served as group vice president for global product development when he retired four years ago. It was created with his wife, Kate, and daughter Allison with a substantial gift from the family foundation.

University of Detroit Mercy Director of Language & Cultural Training Lara Wasner received a $93,252 grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) Program. Wasner will use this grant to facilitate a curriculum enhancement project for University faculty and Detroit K-12 teachers of arts and social sciences.

Fr. Brian G. Paulson, S.J., Provincial of the Society of Jesus, Jesuits USA Midwest Province, letter regarding the unfortunate events in Charlottesville, Virginia.

University of Detroit Mercy freshmen will kick off their college careers by doing a day of volunteer work in the Fitzgerald neighborhood in Northwest Detroit. The yearly tradition is part of the Detroit Mercy orientation program, “Prologues, Transitions and Viewpoints (PTV).” Students will work in several areas over two days on Aug. 23 and 24. Community members and Detroit Mercy faculty and staff are welcome to join in the day of service.

A group of seven Detroit Mercy students and two of their professors gathered at the statue of Jesus on the McNichols Campus and said a prayer asking the Lord for safe travels during their journey down south. The group was embarking on a weeklong travel course to Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi, exploring the southern Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and ’60s. It is the first class of its kind at Detroit Mercy.

Interested in a variety of locally grown produce, sweets, jewelry and gifts right in your backyard? Check out the Market On The Ave in the lot between Florence and Grove across the street from the McNichols Campus of University of Detroit Mercy.

University of Detroit Mercy is partnering with two prestigious Chinese universities to bring a cohort of students to Detroit this fall. While here, the students will work in Detroit Mercy’s state-of-art labs with renowned faculty, and earn their bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Thanks to a unique partnership with University of Detroit Mercy, nonprofit organizations that partner with Ford Motor Company volunteers have a new way of connecting those groups with willing workers. Detroit Mercy recently released GoodTurn, an iPhone app that brings nonprofits that have materials to move with volunteers who have vehicles to move it.

The University of Detroit Mercy men's and women's track and field programs extended their long history of classroom excellence as both squads earned the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team honor for the 15th and 16th consecutive year, respectively.

The School of Architecture will host the nationally renowned Hip Hop Architecture Camp, Aug. 7-11, on the McNichols Campus.

Men’s golfer Kyle Gaines (Oxford) and women’s golfers Sarah Montone (Novi), Brooke Sharpe (Kitchener, Ont.) and Sarah Thompson (Canton) were all tabbed All-American Scholars. Gaines was honored by the Cleveland Golf/Srixon Golf Coaches Association (GCAA), while Montone, Sharpe and Thompson were honored by the All-American Scholars by the Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA).

The city of Detroit reflects on the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Detroit Uprising with the recent release of the film, “Detroit.” Professor of Education Isaiah “Ike” McKinnon vividly remembers the tragic events, as he was a young police officer with only two years experience when the city was ravaged.

When Richard and Penny Persiani heard a group of Detroit Mercy Dental students were raising money for a trip to Central America to help Guatemalans who don’t have access to dental care, they knew they had to contribute.

University of Detroit Mercy recently appointed Megan O. Conrad, Ph.D., as the institution’s Clare Boothe Luce Professor. Funded by a five-year, $476,000 grant from Henry Luce Foundation’s Clare Boothe Luce Program, Conrad will serve as a role model and mentor for women in the STEM fields. She is the only current Clare Boothe Luce Professor in Michigan.

Every year, the Fr. Vincent Welch Memorial Dinner raises funds for scholarships for students of University of Detroit Mercy and Loyola High School. On Tuesday, Artona Millhouse ’16 told a large crowd the difference the scholarship she received to attend Detroit Mercy has made in her life. We excerpted it here because we thought it was something everyone should hear.

Detroit Mercy’s work with our neighborhood was highlighted in the 2016 Invest Detroit Annual Report titled “Rebuilding a city. Building community.”

Detroit Mercy's men's basketball non-conference schedule features seven home games, four games in the 2K Classic, a showdown with Michigan at Little Caesars Arena and road trip to UCLA.

University of Detroit Mercy Physician Assistant student Jamie Murawski loves to help people, it’s why she’s in school to be a Physician Assistant (PA). She also loves to help potential PA students. Through social media and blogging, Murawski chronicles her ups, downs and everything in between during her journey through PA school. Prospective PA students can follow Murawski’s progress and ask questions along the way.

The GM Student Corps celebrates its fifth and largest year, helping young people in underserved school districts transform their communities and jump start their futures. Students will spend the day at University of Detroit Mercy’s McNichols Campus on Thursday, July 20, engaging with faculty and learning important life skills as they prepare for college. Pershing High and Detroit Collegiate Prep at Northwestern are the latest schools to join the nine-week program, for a total of 15 schools and 150 student interns from Metro Detroit, Flint and Pontiac.

University of Detroit Mercy was well-represented at the World Union of Jesuit Alumni Congress, held at John Carroll University in Cleveland, June 28-July 2. The organization is dedicated to celebrating Jesuit education and Ignatian spirituality.

University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Engineering & Science and ReBUILDetroit Program will host Otis W. Brawley, M.D., chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society. This special event takes place Friday, Aug. 4, from 11 a.m. to noon in the Student Center, located in the Student Center on the McNichols Campus.

University of Detroit Mercy is helping meet the current need for engineers trained in Systems Engineering with its new Systems Engineering Graduate Certificate. Detroit Mercy has been among the national leaders in Systems Engineering education through its Master of Science in Product Development (MPD) program. Now, students have a chance to earn a graduate certificate in Systems Engineering.

The College of Engineering & Science at University of Detroit Mercy is holding the STEPS Pre-College Summer Camp Program for high school girls during the next two weeks. This program is available at discounted rates to help expose greater numbers of girls to the science, technology and engineering fields.

Something extraordinary is happening in neighborhoods all around the city of Detroit. Hundreds of lots formerly plagued by abandoned houses and crab grass are now home to chicken coops, flower and vegetable gardens, and large-scale drip irrigation fields blooming with crops of all kinds. While the majority of “urban gardens” are the result of residential cooperatives, dozens of farms have also set up shop in Detroit.

A $3,000 Impact Detroit Community Innovation Mini-Grant allowed the children’s literacy initiative Rx for Reading Detroit to distribute more than 1,500 new books to Detroit children in June.

As a program manager of the Community and Economic Development division at the City of Flint, Emily Doerr is in prime position to do what she loves. “I want to be someone who can make change happen, on-the-ground, one day at a time,” she said.

University of Detroit Mercy’s Center for Social Entrepreneurship in the College of Business Administration partnered with the Michigan Women’s Foundation and Ford Motor Company Fund to present the EmpowerHER summit on the University’s McNichols Campus.

University of Detroit Mercy Associate Professor of Nursing Linda Thiel was recently selected for a 2017 Global Center Faculty Fellowship from Loyola University Chicago and the institution’s John Felice Rome Center (JFRC).  

After finishing one of the greatest careers in Titan history, Detroit Mercy golfer Sarah Thompson was nominated for the NCAA Woman of the Year award.

Jerome Neyer '61 Civil Engineering was awarded the Horace H. Rackham Humanitarian Award at the Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD) Annual Dinner on June 21.

The national reputation of Detroit Mercy’s Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC) continues to rise. The DCDC is currently advising community development and economic engine groups in Memphis and Milwaukee as part of a grant by the Kresge Foundation’s American Cities Practice.

Things have come full circle for Patrick Masterson at the University of Detroit Mercy Student Success Center. The MBA student who first went to the center as a freshman to get help with math now works there, providing tutoring in English, history and economics. The Student Success Center is located in the library and provides free tutoring for every subject.

On August 5, a group of 16 dental students, two dentists and one hygienist from University of Detroit Mercy’s School of Dentistry and Clinic will embark on a mission trip to Chichicastenango, Guatemala. The American Student Dental Association (ASDA) chapter looks to provide dental care to more than 300 adults and children.

Recently, Will Wittig, dean of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture, was named to the Detroit City of Design Stewardship Board to serve in an advisory capacity to the Detroit Creative Corridor Center. This is the local organization that applied for designation by the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO).

Friends, family, and colleagues gathered at University of Detroit Mercy School of Law on Friday, June 9, to celebrate the retirement of Adjunct Professors Richard T. Krisciunas '72, '75 and Michael V. Morgan '69, '72. The pair has been co-teaching the School’s Criminal Trial Clinic since 2008.

To those familiar with her accomplishments, it shouldn’t come as a great surprise that Nara Gonczigsuren was named this year’s undergraduate Vivere ex Missione Award winner. The honor, presented at commencement to a graduating student who best exemplifies the mission of University of Detroit Mercy, seems like a natural fit for Gonczigsuren, a biology major and leadership minor.

The University of Detroit Mercy Department of Athletics along with one of its partners in Good Problem Productions added another trophy to their legacy in a 2017 Michigan Emmy.

University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Business Administration will host the Center for Social Entrepreneurship Pitch Night on Friday, June 9, 2017 from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. The event takes place in the School of Architecture’s Genevieve Fisk Loranger Architecture Center on Detroit Mercy’s McNichols Campus, 4001 W. McNichols Rd. in Detroit.

Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi attended the 2017 Mackinac Policy Conference, May 30-June 2, and met with media outlets, legislators and policy makers about the University’s work in the community.

Students in University of Detroit Mercy’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department will show off their self-driving vehicle this weekend at the annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC) held in Rochester, Mich., thanks in large part to two gifts to the University.

“Oh well” is better than “what if.” Omar Aburashed often heard his grandfather give that advice, and it’s something he has taken to heart. “He was saying it’s better to try and fail than to wonder,” explained Aburashed, who, at 30, is following two seemingly different paths, but both are fueled by a drive to help the little guy.

They say, “running is 90 percent mental and the rest is physical.” Detroit Mercy distance runner Ben Kendell lives by this adage, and was recently named College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District for Track & Field/Cross Country, May 25.

University of Detroit Mercy’s 2017 Homecoming will kick off the weekend of September 29-30 with lots of fun and exciting events on the McNichols, Corktown (Dental) and Riverfront (Law) campuses.

Sarah Cornwell heard her named called when Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi announced the graduate winner of the Vivere ex Missione Award, but it took a minute for her to take it all in.

College of Engineering & Science Dean Gary Kuleck will receive the 2017 Engineering Society of Detroit’s Distinguished Service Award from Robert Magee, ESD executive director, and the organization’s Board of Directors.

Are you looking to move up in your career, but require a graduate degree to make this happen? University of Detroit Mercy can help you make the most of your company’s tuition assistance program by offering graduate certificates and degrees designed to advance your skill set and energize your career. Through a special partnership program, employees of Automation Alley member companies may be eligible to receive a 50 percent tuition discount.

John Staudenmaier, S.J. presents the concept of nostalgia as a distraction to loving this world for what it is, flaws and all. Fr. Staudenmaier gave a presentation to the Jesuit Alumni and Friends of Detroit (JAFD) group, May 17, at the Detroit Athletic Club, called, "Our 21st-century demon: Nostalgia."

Horacio Falcón was only 7 when he and his family arrived in the U.S. from Venezuela to get the medical care his father needed following an accident. Unfortunately, things didn’t go as planned.

Angelina Fiordellisi ’81 is a seasoned actress, theatre producer and play director who has won many awards — including a Tony Award — and worked with some of the top producers, directors and actors on and off Broadway.

Walking out of his last final, Nick Boynton checked his email to find his ideal summer job waiting for him. He was offered a position with NASA at the Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Oh. Boynton, a Chemistry sophomore and a Titan’s men’s lacrosse player, will be working with polymer aerogels for potential aerospace applications.

Friday, Detroit Mercy Dental and Law students put their college days behind them by graduating. On Saturday, students from the McNichols Campus take that important step. These alumni join some 87,000 living alumni of University of Detroit, Mercy College of Detroit and Detroit Mercy, using their Jesuit and Mercy education to lead and serve in the world.

The future was female at University of Detroit Mercy on Friday, as the school hosted the American Heart Association’s “Go Red Goes STEM,” a unique event that brought together young women from Detroit Public Schools with an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and mentors already working in the field.

As Detroit Mercy valedictorian Sehie Olivia Koh was deciding where to attend college, she found herself drawn to Detroit Mercy because of its commitment to community service and its pre-dental program. She was also intrigued by the City of Detroit’s story.

Valedictorian Sehie Olivia Koh elected to live on her own in the United States while her family stayed in South Korea so she could attend college at University of Detroit Mercy.

Four members of the men's lacrosse team earned All-MAAC Second Team honors, three were tabbed to the All-Rookie squad and 19 made the grade for the All-Academic Team at the annual MAAC Championship banquet.

Every college student wants to feel like they’ve left their mark when they graduate, but few people have the impact of Detroit Mercy valedictorian Sehie Olivia Koh. Thankfully, two of her passion projects will live on after she graduates. The Movement charity fashion show and the Boys 2 Men service project will both continue in the fall under new leadership.

If you look up the definition of the word valedictorian, you won’t see words like inspiring, caring, determined, smart, dedicated, giving, selfless or driven. But University of Detroit Mercy’s 2017 valedictorian Sehie Olivia Koh is all of those things and more. Koh has excelled in the classroom, student organizations, Residence Life, friendships, mentoring and, in her biggest passion, service and charity work.

University of Detroit Mercy will hold its annual commencement ceremonies on May 12 and 13, 2017. All three commencement ceremonies will take place in Calihan Hall on the McNichols Campus.

Each year, University of Detroit Mercy honors one alumnus from each school and college during the Alumni Achievement Spirit Awards. This year, the 2017 Spirit Awards were held Student Center Ballroom on the McNichols Campus, April 28.

Interested in Detroit Mercy's Theatre and Performing Arts program? Here are five things you should know about the program.

Detroit Mercy Athletic Director Robert Vowels hosted 11 institutions and the NCCA on campus April 24 for the NCAA's Pathways Program. This program assists individuals in athletic offices who aspire to be athletic directors. Detroit Mercy President Dr. Garibaldi welcomed the group to campus.

Detroit Mercy students saw their hard work evolve from a simple idea to life-changing results when they presented their capstone projects to veterans at the VA Medical Center. Detroit Mercy Engineering and Nursing students, along with Lawrence Technological University students, collaborated with veterans to create projects to help the veterans in their every-day lives.

The Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC) will take its design philosophy to community leaders in Memphis, Tenn., and Milwaukee, Wisc., thanks to a $39,000 grant from The Kresge Foundation.

Ford Motor Company Fund has continued generously funding the work of Campus Kitchen at Detroit Mercy by providing a grant to cover the salary of a manager for the program.

University of Detroit Mercy named Gary J. Erwin as Associate Vice President for Marketing & Public Affairs, effective April 17.

Assistant Director of Housing Operations Laviettriea 'Ms. Vee' Terrell never sought any extra attention or praise, but the students she helps every day made sure she was recognized for her work by awarding her the Phenomenal Women’s Ashley Gray Legacy Award.

Author Ta-Nehisi Coates shared his thoughts about the history, and future, of race relations in the United States during his talk at Detroit Mercy's Calihan Hall.

University of Detroit Mercy welcomed author, journalist, educator and National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates on Tuesday, April 4 in Calihan Hall on McNichols Campus. Coates' talk, "Between the World and Me," began at 6:30 p.m.

The upcoming appearance by author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates at Calihan Hall has created a buzz among Detroit Mercy students, faculty and staff.

Five things you should know about Detroit Mercy's Student Life Office.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law is expanding its clinical program with the creation of a new Housing Law Clinic opening in May 2017 in downtown Detroit. The new clinic is being funded by a recent $20,000 grant from the Michigan State Bar Foundation.

The inaugural edition of Titan Talk features five questions with Detroit Mercy Student Government Association President Dhruv Patel, who discusses SGA's accomplishments, advice for incoming students and his favorite memories at Detroit Mercy.

Detroit Mercy Professor of History Roy Finkenbine's friendship with renowned author, journalist and educator Ta-Nehisi Coates led to Coates' upcoming appearance at Detroit Mercy.

Students Olivia Koh and Asia Rawls are looking to build on the success of last year's charity fashion show at Detroit Mercy by hosting an even bigger event this year, titled CCC The Movement.

University of Detroit Mercy’s Nurse Anesthesia program ranked the 10th best and the MBA program ranked among the top 20 graduate Management programs in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s “2018 Best Graduate Schools.”

Detroit Mercy’s Theatre Company presents the puppet-filled musical, Avenue Q, running March 24 – April 9.

University of Detroit Mercy has formed a new nursing partnership with Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids.

The Theatre Company of University of Detroit Mercy’s 46th season continues with William Inge’s Bus Stop, running Feb. 9-26, at the Marlene Boll Theatre at the downtown Detroit YMCA.

Engineering students at University of Detroit Mercy will benefit from one of the largest gifts ever given to the University by an alumnus.

The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) has conferred its prestigious Fellow Status on Libby Balter Blume, Ph.D. She is a professor of Psychology at University of Detroit Mercy and a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE).

Engineering students are the beneficiaries of an $80,000 grant from the Sutaruk Foundation.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law will host its 19th McElroy Lecture on Law and Religion on Thursday, March 2, 2017. This year's lecturer is Intisar A. Rabb, Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and Director of its Islamic Legal Studies Program. Rabb holds an appointment as a Professor of History at Harvard University and as the Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The title of her lecture is, "Qāḍī Justice: Islamic Law as Procedure."

A $10,000 grant from the Pierre Fauchard Academy will help University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry bring oral care to patients with special needs.