Historic Detroit meeting to be subject of symposium

An important moment in the abolitionist movement took place in Detroit in 1859, bringing together John Brown and Frederick Douglass, two of the most recognized anti-slavery crusaders. Detroit Mercy Law will host a symposium to celebrate the meeting on March 12, the 160th anniversary of the coming together of the …

DCDC receives nearly $2 million in grants from foundation partners

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 …

Corporations, foundations support Detroit Mercy students, projects

University of Detroit Mercy’s Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations reports recent grants and corporate gifts totaling $185,600. These grants and gifts will help support University of Detroit Mercy students, programs and community service through a number of initiatives. Among the grants are: $80,000 from the Sutaruk Foundation to fund …

The Theatre Co. to present original, collaborative work

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, 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 …

Collaborative project leads to Science Center exhibit

What started off as a simple idea will soon be enjoyed by thousands of children and adults at the Michigan Science Center. Thanks to a collaboration between University of Detroit Mercy, Ford Motor Company Fund (Ford Fund), Detroit Cristo Rey High School and the Michigan Science Center, the science behind …

Corporate and foundation awards promote academic excellence

University of Detroit Mercy’s Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations reports that the institution has recently received charitable grants and corporate gifts totaling nearly $167,000. These grants and gifts will help support University of Detroit Mercy students, programs and community service through a number of initiatives. Awards $40,000 from the …

Engineering students earn major grant from DTE Energy

A wing of the University of Detroit Mercy Engineering Building is well on its way to becoming a living laboratory, thanks to a generous grant from DTE Energy — and a hardworking group of sophomore Engineering students. Wiley Dressell, Kaegan Kumnick, Michael Brill and Brynne Gustafson are finalists in a …

Grants help Detroit Mercy build boundless futures

Recent charitable grants totaling more than $473,000 will support scholarships, programs, faculty research and community outreach at Detroit Mercy. The grants are: $80,000 from the Sutaruk Foundation to fund the Alex Sutaruk Scholarship program for Engineering students, which honors the legacy of Alex Sutaruk ’51. In 2017, 14 Engineering students …

National Science Foundation grant will fund travel to math conferences

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. The Young Mathematicians in C*-Algebras Conference …

Michigan Bar Foundation helps fund new Detroit Mercy Law clinic

A $16,000 grant from the Michigan State 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, non-prisoner litigants who represent themselves in federal lawsuits each year. …