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An outdoor photo on the McNichols Campus, featuring students sitting on benches, the Memorial clock tower, water fountain, trees, flowers and buildings during a sunny summer day.

Detroit Mercy was ranked No. 52 nationally and second in Michigan, according to results released Sept. 6 by WSJ/College Pulse. UDM was the third-highest ranked Jesuit university and only Mercy institution ranked.

A large group of people with bikes outdoors in front of a clock tower at left, in the middle a photo of a bonfire at night and on the right, students help children shoot a toy bow and arrow.

Students, alumni, employees and their friends are all invited to join the festivities at the University’s Homecoming scheduled for Sept. 29-30 at Detroit Mercy’s McNichols Campus.

An outdoor photo of the McNichols Campus on a sunny day with students walking on campus amongst trees, buildings and a clock tower.

Detroit Mercy was ranked among the top national universities by U.S. News & World Report for a fifth year in a row, earning a No. 185 rank in the National Universities category.

Detroit Mercy Road to a Championship annual fundraiser Oct. 6

University of Detroit Mercy’s Department of Athletics will hold the annual Road to a Championship fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 6, at Z’s Villa in Detroit.

Shakesha Alexander '19 talks to someone at the Pup Culture Lab's grand opening.

Shakesha Alexander ’19 uses her love for animals to support the mental health and well-being of local students and staff as director of animal-assisted interventions for the River Rouge School District.

Two photos of students outdoors, on the left two students push carts past the Shiple Hall sign and on the right, three students wearing red University of Detroit Mercy t-shirts pose and smile in front of a colorful brick wall.

Students from Detroit Mercy's largest freshman class on the McNichols Campus in 14 years participated in Prologues, Transitions and Viewpoints (PTV) during the final part of orientation, Aug. 22-25.

Dan Pitera poses for a portrait.

UDM School of Architecture & Community Development Dean Dan Pitera was recently awarded with what is considered to be AIA Detroit’s highest honor.

An arial photograph of UDM's School of Dentistry.

Recently, an international team of researchers led by Eric Krukonis of the Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry revealed for the first time the atomic structure of ToxR, a protein bound to the DNA of two promoters of the genes that control the virulence of Vibrio cholerae, the bacterium that causes cholera.

An exterior photo of the Fisher Administration Center, with flowers and trees seen in front of it on a sunny day.

The Fisher Administration Center, a longtime fixture on the McNichols Campus of the University and landmark on Livernois Avenue, is set to be demolished this year.

Paul Manuszak plays lacrosse in a pair of photos indoors.

Paul Manuszak '22 left his engineering job to follow a yearning for faith-based missionary work. He'll work with the Jesuits in Benque Viejo Del Carmen, Belize beginning on Aug. 1.

A graphic featuring the text 2023 Alumni Achievement Awards, with photos of the seven winners and their names below.

Each year, Detroit Mercy honors an alumnus from each of its seven schools or colleges for the way they have excelled in their professions and demonstrated leadership and service to the larger community.

An aerial photograph of Detroit Mercy's McNichols Campus, featuring the city of Detroit skyline far off in the distance.

Detroit Mercy, in partnership with Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Fla., has been awarded a new Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad (GPA) grant to Brazil. It is the University’s fourth such grant.

Fr. Patrick Dorsey smiles outdoors.

University of Detroit Mercy has named Patrick Dorsey, S.J., to the position of director of development for University Special Projects.

Roughly 100 people sit on the Student Union plaza steps outside on the McNichols Campus of University of Detroit Mercy.

Detroit Mercy and General Motors joined forces to host the GM Student Corps/UDM College Experience event on July 11. In its 11th year, this transformative program offered nearly 100 students from 14 high schools in southeast Michigan "a day in the life of a college student."

Mark Haidar smiles in this black and white photo.

Between war and poverty, there was very little that Mark Haidar had power over while growing up in a refugee area in Lebanon.  But an IBM computer, donated to his school by the United Nations, helped him feel empowered as a child and started a successful journey in technology.

Kathy Dul Aznavorian speaking from a podium, with a red, white and blue University of Detroit Mercy banner hanging from it.

Kathy Dul Aznavorian never envisioned that she would enter the business world when she came to University of Detroit as a mathematics student. But a movie she saw the summer of her freshman year changed her course to Accounting.

Spring 2023 edition of Spiritus magazine is available online

The Spring 2023 edition of Spiritus magazine is now available digitally online!

Janson Fu stands behind his astrophotography equipment for a photo.

When Janson Fu isn’t handling all the responsibilities that come with being a law student, he has his eyes on the stars. His hobby of astrophotography involves photographing the night sky and celestial events.  

top exterior of supreme court building

As many of you know, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn affirmative action on June 29, 2023, will have a significant impact on institutions of higher education throughout our country. We pray for all of our friends and member institutions who will experience an array of challenges due to this decision, but most importantly for all students who will be directly affected by the court’s actions.

A graphic features Antoine Davis dribbling a basketball on a court. Text reads, Signed, Antoine Davis, Portland Trail Blazers, Exh. 10 Contract. Logos on the graphic feature Detroit Mercy Titans, Portland Trail Blazers and NBA. Photos on the left and right of the graphic also are of Davis, one hugging his father and the other shooting a basketball and wearing a red No. 0 Detroit Mercy jersey.

Former Titan men's basketball standout Antoine Davis officially made the next step in his basketball journey, signing a free-agent contract with the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA on Friday.

At left, a small medallion featuring Fr. Gerald Cavangh's likeness on it sits in a case, with a program underneath, reading Fr. Gerald F. Cavanagh, S.J., 1931-2022. The medallion reads, Fr. Gerald F. Cavanagh, S.J., Fisher Chair of Business Ethics. On the right, five people smile as they sit indoors around a table.

More than 150 people came together on June 3 to celebrate the life of Professor Emeritus Fr. Gerald Cavanagh, S.J. Proceeds from the event will support the new Cavanagh Fund for Ethical Solutions to Social Problems.

play sport and spirit

In March, Patrick Kelly, S.J. ’83 published “Play, Sport, and Spirit,” reflecting on what’s lost when the element of play is marginalized in sports.

Detroit Mercy names Fr. Charles O. Oduke as vice president for Mission Integration

The Rev. Charles O. Oduke comes to Detroit Mercy from Le Moyne College. He is a Catholic priest who was a Jesuit for two decades.

Five people are pictured standing and working on a mannequin patient inside STAR simulation center classrooms.

The new Simulation, Technology and Research (STAR) Center is designed to promote student-faculty collaboration in one space, enhance flexibility of the curriculum and the scenarios help students understand the benefits of different ways of treating patients.

Students sit inside of a classroom and listen to a teacher who sits on a higher chair, with three television screens around them.

For more than a decade, the Leadership minor has been an important part of the college education for hundreds of UDM graduates. More than 500 students are enrolled in the minor each semester.

Grant to help build diverse pipeline of researchers

A six-figure grant from the National Institutes of Health U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will fund programming designed to recruit and train a diverse group of undergraduates to pursue postgraduate education and careers in biomedical sciences.

Photos of spectators in a suite during the Rocket Mortgage Classic at the Detroit Golf Club.

Detroit Mercy is offering Titans and the community several ticketing options for the tournament, including a pair of exclusive experiences. The PGA event is June 27 through July 2.

Hisham Almadani holds a gaming controller while sitting in a dark room, with the only light coming from a computer.

Detroit Mercy student Hisham Almadani grew up playing a wide variety of video games and hopes to make a career writing about esports.

Law students place third in national competition

An all-female team of Detroit Mercy Law students won third place in the National Patent Application Drafting Competition.

Graduates walk outdoors on the McNichols Campus near the Jesus statue.

More than 1,000 graduates participated in four ceremonies during 2023 Commencement at University of Detroit Mercy on Friday and Saturday, May 12-13.

Four people wearing graduation regalia are pictured inside of Calihan Hall during a ceremony. One person claps and another stands at attention next to him. A University of Detroit Mercy red banner is draped over a podium.

The Vivere ex Missione awards are presented annually to four graduating students whose time at University of Detroit Mercy was marked by leadership, service and scholarship.

UDM faculty receive 2023-24 Fulbright awards

Associate Professor of Biology Stokes S. Baker and Professor of Philosophy Gail Presbey received awards from the Fulbright Program to study abroad.

Ryan Birney stands outdoors in front of a lacrosse goal smiling, with a clock tower and flag flying in the background at left, in the photo at right he plays in a lacrosse game, wearing a Titans No. 9 uniform.

Ryan Birney joins his three older siblings in graduating from the University when he crosses the Calihan Hall stage to receive his Business Administration degree during 2023 commencement. All four starred in lacrosse at Detroit Mercy.

Several images of Fr. Cavanagh including old yearbook, teaching and immersion trip.

Fr. Jerry Cavanagh's unparalleled life and career as a founder of the field of Business Ethics will be celebrated during a special event.

Matthew Snyder stands in front of the School of Law, next to a sign that reads Detroit Mercy Law.

Even after rising to a vice president position in the financial world, Matthew Snyder’s childhood dream of attending law school tugged at his heart. After a detour of nearly a decade, Snyder is ready to take on the legal world.

Angel Mangham wears a graduation cap and gown and speaks from a podium inside of a classroom.

Angel Mangham has made her mark at Detroit Mercy and within the School of Architecture & Community Development. As president of the school’s chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students, she works to amplify the voices of Black architects.

Keagan Tremel poses for a photo in front of a palm tree on a beach.

When Keagan Tremel walks across the commencement stage to pick up her diploma, it will be an especially important accomplishment. Not very long ago, she was told she may never walk again.

Kirstin Finnila sits on a bench outside of the Engineering Building on UDM’s McNichols Campus.

Kirstin Finnila has balanced puppies and studies as a Civil Engineering student at UDM. She is known to do her homework while sitting with the puppies in their pen.

Trey Hester sits in a dental clinic station, ready to work.

As a child, Trey Hester was bullied for having a misalignment with his teeth. His own dental work to fix it sparked his interest in dentistry, and the UDM School of Dentistry graduate pays it forward today.

Event organizer Sajay Rai, second from left, poses with the first place team of Mark Formosa, left, JP Martin and Preston Duller for a photograph.

Students from University of Detroit Mercy won first, second and third place in the ninth annual Detroit Chapter ISACA Cybersecurity Scholarship Case Competition.

Kara Wolfbauer stands on the Buysse Ballpark field in front of a scoreboard, trees and McNichols Campus buildings on a sunny day.

Kara Wolfbauer isn’t going to remember every detail of her college experience, however, Detroit Mercy's Class of 2023 Valedictorian will remember exactly how the University made her feel.

An aerial photograph of UDM's McNichols Campus.

For the fourth consecutive year, Detroit Mercy's graduate programs have ranked among the nation’s best.

UDM President Emeritus elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Antoine M. Garibaldi was recently elected as a new fellow to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Michael Ford stands outdoors in front of an iconic statue in downtown Detroit, surrounded by more than a dozen children in sweatshirts and coats.

Michael Ford’s love for music and community inspired him to found The Hip-Hop Architecture Camp, which blends his passions, while also empowering underrepresented youth to explore architecture.

Three assisted technology devices worked on by University of Detroit Mercy Engineering and Nursing students. From left: a wheelchair storage device for Holly; a custom shower chair for Pete; and a device that allows Scott to transition from his wheelchair to an RV bed.

Student groups unveiled and presented their life-changing assisted technology devices in the College of Engineering & Science to their clients and public on Monday, April 24.

Donald B. Taylor and Ann Serra meet with U.S. Congressman Shri Thanedar (left photo) while they pose with Thanedar and his wife for a photo (right)

U.S. Congressman Shri Thanedar received an overview of UDM and learned more about the institution’s history, mission and vision for the future.

At left, five people standing in robes inside of a building and smiling and at right, five people stand inside of a church with stained glass windows in the background.

President Donald Taylor was officially inaugurated as the 26th president at University of Detroit Mercy on March 24 and delivered an address to more than 500 people in attendance at Calihan Hall.

A stock photo of a man sitting at a desk with two computer monitors in front of him.

University of Detroit Mercy announces the availability of full-tuition scholarships of up to $12,000 each for graduate students enrolling in the College of Engineering & Science’s Vehicle Cyber Engineering (VCE) graduate certificate program.

At left, four skaters wearing medals sit on the boards next to an ice rink with other people behind them. On the right, two Detroit Mercy students sit laughing inside of the College of Engineering & Sciences Building.

In addition to studying engineering at the University like her parents, Catherine Cole competes at a high level in synchronized skating, which has recently included competitions across the globe during her final semester of college.

Detroit Mercy Awarded 2023-24 Military Friendly Designation

For the tenth consecutive year, Detroit Mercy has been recognized as a 2023-24 Military Friendly School in the Military Friendly list of schools that serve veterans and service members.