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Fr. Edward Dowling, S.J., an Engineering professor at University of Detroit for decades, kept an expansive, in-depth and world-famous maritime collection of Great Lakes ships. It’s now housed at the McNichols Campus Library.

The Detroit Mercy Ignite Scholarship for Clinical Psychology master’s degree students will help address the growing needs for mental health clinicians. Details on this scholarship will be announced at the Detroit Mercy Clinical Psychology Virtual Open House on Thursday, Dec. 8.

Three students each received the College of Engineering & Science’s first Virtual Institutes for Cyber and Electromagnetic Spectrum Research and Employ (VICEROY) awards, which are individual scholarships worth $10,000.  

The Detroit Institute of Arts has its own tradition of displaying ofrendas, and one of them included in this year’s display was created by Detroit Mercy Architecture student Arianna Carrera.

Detroit Mercy wishes everyone a happy Thanksgiving! The University will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24 through Sunday, Nov. 27 in observation of the holiday.

Faye Alexander Nelson ’75, ’81 led the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy from 2003-13, a role that helped spark the renaissance the city is experiencing today.

More than 100 staff members, administrators and faculty participated in the first Fall Clean-Up Day on Nov. 9. The event was designed by University President Donald Taylor to build community on the campus among departments.

Student veterans at each of University of Detroit Mercy’s campuses have bravely served and defended our country in many different branches of the military. In recognition of Veteran's Day, Detroit Mercy is proud to highlight several student veterans.

The College of Business Administration master’s and MBA programs earned top rankings for 2022, according to the college ranking organization, University HQ.

On Nov. 8, the University lost one of its most cherished Jesuits, Fr. Gerald “Jerry” F. Cavanagh, S.J. He was 91.

In Computer Animation and Voice Acting, students in the Communications Studies and Theatre programs work together to create animated films using Adobe Character Animator. They’re tasked with handling a variety of steps in developing a short film, from scriptwriting to directing to producing to editing. 

Kristin Johnston, Detroit Mercy’s first University-wide director of the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, began her position Aug. 1, and has wasted no time in helping focus and unify the university.

The Titan basketball programs open the 2022-23 seasons this week, with Detroit Mercy men's basketball standout Antoine Davis taking aim at scoring records and leading the Titans to the postseason, and new women's basketball head coach Kate Achter entering her first season at the helm of the Titan women's program.

Danielle Cermak graduated in 2000 with a degree in Biochemistry. That same year she raised her right hand and was commissioned into the U.S. Air Force — where most would imagine her life of service began.

Patrick Kelly, S.J. ’83 has long been invested in sports, from playing them to writing and teaching about them. Recently, he took his passion to a higher calling as he was part of an international summit on sports and accessibility at the Vatican from Sept. 29-30.

Detroit Mercy’s new esports club is using video games to create a community for Titans, and battle against other colleges and universities.

Detroit Mercy’s College of Health Professions & McAuley School of Nursing will host Chris Riopelle, CEO, and co-founder of Strive Health. This event takes place Nov. 10 from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at the Detroit Mercy School of Law Atrium.

Detroit Mercy Law recently established the Arts & Entertainment Law Clinic in partnership with the City of Detroit’s Office of Arts, Culture, and Entrepreneurship. The Arts and Entertainment Law Clinic is the only clinic of its kind in Michigan.

The College of Engineering & Science’s ninth annual Research Symposium, which highlights the research conducted by undergraduate and graduate students, is set for Friday, Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Students in Detroit Mercy’s Communications Studies program have honed their filmmaking skills by telling the stories of local baseball history for a new documentary. 

2022 Homecoming had something for everyone, with hundreds of alumni, students, faculty and staff, family and friends helping celebrate the annual event on the McNichols Campus from Sept. 29-Oct. 1.

Samaiyah Abdur-Rahman reached the pinnacle of her small business career by participating in New York Fashion Week with The Model Experience in Brooklyn, NY.

Stacy Gnall and Tyehimba Jess will be on the McNichols Campus during October to read from their award-winning poetry works.

Tanvi Patel '02, a graduate of Detroit Mercy and Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army, is front and center in the Army's new advertising campaign, "Decide to Lead."

Thanks to a grant received from The Kresge Foundation and mutual partnerships with Grow Detroit’s Young Talent and Urban Neighborhood Initiatives, the Detroit Mercy School of Architecture & Community Development’s nonprofit community design organization, DCDC, was able to host a six-week high school summer internship program.

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion invites the Detroit Mercy community to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, which is annually celebrated from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15.

Leanna Alaiwat ’19, a physician assistant, has posted hundreds of videos on social media accounts, explaining gynecological procedures to the public to educate them and the response has been massive.

Alumnus Thomas Page ’71, ’76 recently commissioned a sculpture to honor and reflect the University’s Jesuit and Mercy foundations, traditions and values while paying homage to the institution’s bright future. An unveiling of this sculpture will take place during the University’s Homecoming.

Joseph Zalke ’60 has strengthened his relationship with the University in many ways and recently solidified it with a $1-million gift to the Student Union renovations.

The Full-time Accelerated Social Work Transfer (FAST) option is the first of its kind in Michigan and allows community college transfer students to earn their Bachelor of Social Work in approximately one year starting summer 2023.

From Sept. 20-Dec. 13, 2022, University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Health Professions will offer a number of information sessions for individuals interested in a variety of programs.

Detroit Mercy’s School of Architecture & Community Development along with Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC) will host an exhibition, “Their Untold Stories: Black Landscape Architects Michigan Connection” as part of Detroit's Month of Design from Sept. 19-30.

The new Student Union offers a one-stop-shop for students and their families as they consider a Detroit Mercy education.

The exhibit honors the legacy of the Hawkins family, founder of Hawkins Apparel Company and Detroit's first black-owned women's clothing store, and features an open display of historical items that includes apparel.

Detroit Mercy earned a No. 202 rank in the National Universities category of U.S. News & World Report's “Best Colleges” 2023 edition.

University of Detroit Mercy was honored once again as one of the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency Gold-Level Veteran-Friendly Schools for 2022-23, based on the University’s efforts to help student veterans achieve success during their studies.

The Detroit Mercy Theatre Company (DMTC) and University of Detroit Mercy's Department of Performing Arts is please to announce its 2022-23 season entitled "Believe," featuring three mainstage works to be performed at The Marlene Boll Theatre in downtown Detroit.

University of Detroit Mercy will host the 17th annual Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit conference Oct. 14-15 in the new Student Union on the McNichols Campus. The conference theme for this year is “Earth is our Mentor, Measure and Model.”

The Center for Practice & Research in Management & Ethics (PRIME Center) will host Mike Darrow, president and CEO of TrueCar, who will present “Creating the Online Automotive Marketplace.”

The tradition continues as University of Detroit Mercy plans to celebrate Homecoming Sept. 29 - Oct. 1. The annual gathering is open to students, alumni, friends, family, faculty, staff and the community.

Day of Giving celebrates and educates students about how alumni contributions of time, talent and treasure help current students and enrich the University.

A National Science Foundation (NSF) grant has helped 14 students achieve their engineering dreams at Detroit Mercy. 

More than 500 incoming freshmen began their academic careers at the University with two weeks of activities.

University of Detroit Mercy Professor Juan Carlos Flores is the recipient of a $295,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to create the first critical edition of writings by 13th Century philosopher Henry of Ghent.

Incoming freshmen at University of Detroit Mercy will begin their college careers by performing service work in communities near the McNichols Campus as part of Prologues, Transitions and Viewpoints (PTV).

University of Detroit Mercy's 2022-23 academic year officially began Aug. 16 with the annual President's Convocation on the McNichols Campus. President Donald B. Taylor presented his vision for Detroit Mercy during his first State of the University address.

Alumnus Richard Dolinski '61, '63, '66 used his University of Detroit degrees to springboard a 32-year career at Dow Chemical. At 81, he continues to pursue innovative and research-intensive approaches to education and childhood development.

The McAuley School of Nursing (MSON) is one of 50 schools from 28 states that will participate in a national initiative designed to create inclusive learning environments and build a more diverse nursing workforce. 

Jesuit Fathers Xavier Jeyaraj and Ted Penton will offer two brief panel presentations on Jesuit efforts in social justice and ecology from a global and national perspective followed by a discussion on the Detroit context.

A report on lunar habitat architecture produced by College of Engineering & Science graduates received INCOSE’s best paper award in its modeling, simulation and analysis category.