Four members of the University of Detroit Mercy Class of 2019 were unable to attend Saturday’s commencement because they were busy in Chicago winning the women’s softball Horizon League Conference Championship for the first time since 1992.

Matthew Northcott knew early in high school that he wanted to study architecture in college. Thanks to the Loranger Nautilus Endowed Scholarship, he was able to achieve his dream at University of Detroit Mercy’s School of Architecture.

A statewide community outreach pilot program for pregnant women in high-risk populations and run by University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry will continue and expand, thanks to a $630,000 grant from the Delta Dental Foundation (DDF).

The University of Detroit Mercy softball team is headed to the NCAA Tournament after winning the Horizon League Championship.

University of Detroit Mercy student Mary Margaret Payne was uncomfortable the first few times she worked with the poor and homeless. She knew she wanted to help, but she also knew she had to leave her comfort zone to be effective. Now, as Payne prepares to take the stage on Saturday, May 11 as the 2019 University of Detroit Mercy Valedictorian, she is a different person.

Danielle Maxwell is thankful for the relationships she built with her professors while at University of Detroit Mercy. In fact, she was so inspired by her professors it’s motivated her to pursue a career as a chemistry professor.

Nicholas Boynton started doing research at University of Detroit Mercy as a freshman because he thought it sounded interesting. He didn’t know the effect it would have on his life. The research led to an internship at NASA after his sophomore year.

University of Detroit Mercy will hold its annual commencement ceremonies on May 10 and 11, 2019, in Calihan Hall on the McNichols Campus. Rip Rapson, president of The Kresge Foundation, will be commencement speaker for undergraduate graduation ceremonies on Saturday, May 11.

University of Detroit Mercy will serve as host for the prestigious 2019 National Jesuit Student Leadership Conference (NJSLC). This year’s conference takes place on the McNichols Campus July 10-14, 2019. The theme for the conference is “Rising from the ashes” and student organizers are actively seeking sponsors to make this historic event a success.

Through Detroit Mercy’s ReBUILDetroit program, 2019 graduate Relicious Eboh says she learned about research, public health, serving others and, most important, a lot about herself.

Automation Alley unveiled the findings of its research report on Industry 4.0 at its Technology in Industry Reveal at the Detroit Institute of Arts. More than 300 guests were in attendance to hear the key findings of the Industry 4.0 report, titled Industry 4.0: From Vision to Implementation.

University of Detroit Mercy nursing faculty and students will be honored May 9 with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Faculty and The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Students. These awards are part of The DAISY Foundation's mission to express gratitude to nurses with programs that recognize them for the extraordinary, compassionate and skillful care they provide patients and families.

Government, civic and neighborhood leaders announced the opening of Neighborhood HomeBase, a storefront community space in the Livernois-McNichols area that will provide residents with meeting and gathering spaces, while connecting them with neighborhood organizations, nonprofits and city government.

University of Detroit Mercy announces the creation of a new center of excellence in the College of Business Administration (CBA): The Charlton Center for Responsible Investing.

University of Detroit Mercy’s Center for Cyber Security & Intelligence Studies will host more than 300 students, their mentors and coaches at CyberPatriot Con from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 3 at the McNichols Campus.

On Friday, April 12, Detroit Mercy honored eight special alumni during the annual Alumni Achievement Spirit Awards. More than 280 people attended the awards gala and dinner celebration, which took place in the Ballroom of the Student Union on the McNichols campus.

On Thursday, April 12, University of Detroit Mercy celebrated the dedication of the new Frederick and Suzanne Seibert Center for Innovation and Collaboration.

Students from University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Health Professions and Engineering & Science joined forces with the College for Creative Studies (CCS) Product Design students this year to develop assistive technology devices that improve the quality of life for veterans with disabilities and work conditions for plant employees.

University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Engineering & Science has instituted a realignment in domestic tuition for engineering programs. This change is effective starting with the summer 2019 term, which begins May 7.

Detroit Mercy President Dr. Antoine M. Garibaldi spoke with Chuck Stokes on WXYZ-TV, Channel 7's "Spotlight on the News." During this appearance, Dr. Garibaldi discussed the University's recent graduate tuition realignment, undergraduate tuition reset, the success of the University campaign, the Live6 HomeBase opening in late Spring, progress on enrollment and Antoine Davis’ freshman NCAA 3-point record.

University of Detroit Mercy alumna Sarah Hein is one of the few deaf graduates from the College of Health Profession’s McAuley School of Nursing, but she’s determined to make sure she is not the last.

Detroit Mercy’s MBA in management is once again ranked among the top 25 programs in the nation according to the 2020 edition of “U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Graduate School Rankings.” Rankings were released on March 12, 2019.

Detroit Mercy’s world-renowned paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim might be best known for unlocking the mystery of the spinosaurus, the predatory, sail-backed dinosaur so large it even surpassed the better known Tyrannosaurus rex in body length. But to him, the discovery is just one piece in a much larger puzzle.

University of Detroit Mercy faculty member Rosanne Burson recently received a prestigious 2019-20 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant. This is her first Fulbright Award.

University of Detroit Mercy announces a significant adjustment in the tuition structure for the institution’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.

University of Detroit Mercy’s Master of Community Development (MCD) program through the School of Architecture will host an open house on Saturday, March 23, from 1-3 p.m. The special event takes place in the Peter Peirce Room of the Warren Loranger Architecture Building on the McNichols Campus.

Detroit Mercy announces an adjustment in graduate tuition for the institution’s MBA, Master of Community Development and graduate programs in Architecture, Nursing and Engineering.

Congratulations to the Titans’ Antoine Davis, who broke the NCAA Division I freshman 3-point record last night at Calihan Hall in a 87-85 win over IUPUI.

Convincing young people to consider a career in math and science can be challenging. Students in a classroom setting don’t necessarily get to experience how fun and exciting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields can be. University of Detroit Mercy’s new “innovating Detroit’s Robotics Agile Workforce” (iDRAW) program uses robotics as the primary theme to show students the fun in STEM.

As a student in Detroit Mercy’s Master of Community Development program, Annie Mendoza ’14, ’16 knew she wanted to put her degree to use benefitting the city of Detroit.

Detroit Mercy recently received a $6.1 million estate gift to endow a new chair in the College of Business Administration. This is the largest single gift in the history of University of Detroit Mercy.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law will host “Detroit’s Abolitionist Moment: 160 Years of Fighting for Justice,” a symposium celebrating the historic March 12, 1859 meeting of famous abolitionists Frederick Douglass and John Brown at the home of William Webb in Detroit.

Automation Alley is bringing back its collaborative team of academic and corporate partners to create a data-rich guide to Industry 4.0 implementation, to be released April 29 at the Detroit Institute of Arts. University of Detroit Mercy is once again an academic research partner.

University of Detroit Mercy’s Gilbert Sunghera, S.J., created the University of Detroit Mercy Liturgical Space Consulting Service, a national service that has been involved with a number of award-winning projects.

Board of Trustee member David Williams II passed away suddenly on Friday, Feb. 8.

University of Detroit Mercy students are currently preparing to help global communities through the institution’s annual University Ministry Service Immersion Trips. But to get there, students need the help of supporters through a special Detroit Mercy Crowd Funding effort.

Detroit Mercy is launching a series of crowdfunding initiatives through the Office of Annual Giving that will impact the success of students as they work toward their degrees.

Grants totaling $1.45 million from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and The Kresge Foundation will support the work of the Impact Detroit Network, of which the University of Detroit Mercy’s Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC) is one of the leaders. These grants will support a major initiative designed to improve the lives of Detroit’s youngest residents.

Detroit Mercy’s annual Day of Giving event is set for Feb. 12 from 12:30-2 p.m. in the Student Union Fountain Lounge. The event will feature free lunch, a photo booth and several ways to win prizes.

University of Detroit Mercy will once again face off against Oakland University for the Detroit Mercy vs. OU Donor Challenge, which takes place Feb. 11-15.

Student president of the Detroit Mercy Chemistry Club to receive the American Chemical Society Leadership Institute Award from the American Chemical Society.

Three Detroit Mercy business students placed in the top 25 in the world in the fall 2018 ETF Global Investment Challenge.

The agora was the center of public life in ancient Greek city-states. It was there residents gathered to shop, watch or take part in athletic activities and participate in the philosophical and political life of the city. University of Detroit Mercy’s Department of Philosophy hopes its new initiative — The Agora Dialogue — will capture the spirit of that open exchange of ideas.

University of Detroit Mercy will celebrate Black History Month throughout February with a variety of events and engagements that are free open to everyone.

The Campaign for University of Detroit Mercy has reached its $100-million goal a year ahead of schedule.

Detroit Mercy Theatre Company will present a devised theater piece Feb. 1-3 at The Marlene Boll Theatre inside the Boll Family YMCA. The project, entitled American Privilege, was made possible in part by a $15,000 grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs as part of its Project Support Program.

Detroit Mercy has selected April Lynch as the institution’s new associate vice president for Human Resources & Payroll. She will begin at Detroit Mercy on March 11, 2019.

Detroit Mercy offers opportunities for community members to join faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends during Martin Luther King Day of Service 2019.