Professor talks film and politics after conference in Iran

There’s long been a debate among cinema enthusiasts as to whether digital technology is changing the art form. It’s a question University of Detroit Mercy Professor of English Nicholas Rombes — who also teaches film classes — has been researching for years, and last year published a revised edition of …

Michigan’s WWII POW camps explored in professor’s book

Among the little-known stories of World War II is the fact that rural areas across the continental United States were home to prisoner of war camps housing thousands of German and Italian soldiers. Professor of History Gregory Sumner came across this information while researching his last book, Detroit in World …

Sports Illustrated hypes Titans men’s hoops

Mike and Antoine Davis, the University’s men’s basketball legends-in-the-making are bringing a lot of national attention to our revitalized program. Mike, the father is the new coach and brings a successful record that started with his first head coaching job at Indiana University, taking over when controversial coach Bobby Knight …

Alumna, professor named ‘notable’ women marketers

The annual lists put out by Crain’s Detroit Business that highlight great work being done by metro Detroit professionals is rarely without a representative from University of Detroit Mercy. Check it out here. And also here. The recent Notable Women in Marketing is another example, and the University is represented by …

State Bar honors Professor Dubin

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Professor Lawrence Dubin received the State Bar of Michigan’s John W. Reed Michigan Lawyer Legacy Award during the annual State Bar of Michigan NEXT Conference in Grand Rapids in September. The prestigious John W. Reed Michigan Lawyer Legacy Award is presented periodically to …

Pitera honored with award for design vision

University of Detroit Mercy’s Dan Pitera was named winner of the 2018 American Institute of Architects’ Detroit Chapter’s Charles Blessing Award. Pitera is executive director of Detroit Mercy’s Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC). This prestigious award is given to recognize an individual who shows leadership in planning and civic issues …

Longtime law professor Maveal retires

When Gary Maveal entered University of Detroit Law School as a student, he did not know he would return as a professor a few years after he graduated in 1981, nor did he know he would carve out a distinguished 30-year career at the University. When the school year ended …

Alumna honored on 100th birthday

Sister Mary Maurita Sengelaub, RSM, celebrated her 100th birthday Thursday, June 28, surrounded by about 100 people who know and love her including Sisters of Mercy, staff, friends, family and former professional colleagues. During her years in ministry, Sengelaub — who graduated from Mercy College of Detroit in 1949 — …

CBA dean honored nationally for scholarly writings

A recent study placed Detroit Mercy’s dean of the College of Business Administration, Joseph G. Eisenhauer, Ph.D., among the world’s top scholars in the field of risk and insurance. The study, titled “The Journal of Risk and Insurance: Authors of Influence” appeared in Risk Management and Insurance Review. Authors S.W. Pottier, …