International business course brings together students, alumni mentors

A new twist on a longtime business course has added a unique dimension designed to deepen and expand the experience of studying the business climate in another country first-hand. The International Business Study Abroad program offered through the College of Business Administration has been offered for nearly two decades, which …

Engineering, Nursing students’ projects designed to improve life for veterans

Detroit Mercy Engineering and Nursing students joined forces with students from Lawrence Technological University and veterans over the past year to work on projects designed to ease challenges vets experience with everyday tasks due to physical disabilities. This capstone project began more than nine years ago at Detroit Mercy with …

Wheelchair escalator to make its debut March 22

University of Detroit Mercy will host a Wheelchair Escalator demonstration event from 1:30-4 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in the Engineering Building High Bay. Through a special project with the John Dingell Veterans Hospital in downtown Detroit, University of Detroit Mercy Engineering Professors Darrell Kleinke and Nassif Rayess and Nursing Professor …

A student says ‘thank you’ for her scholarship

Ninety-seven percent of Detroit Mercy undergrad students receive some form of financial aid. Much of that comes in the form of scholarships made possible by donors.  As we begin our Support our Scholars crowdfunding program (it runs through March 5) we thought you’d like to read about the impact scholarships …

ReBUILDetroit students earn top awards

More than 15 ReBUILDetroit scholars attended in the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), one of the largest communities of underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in November.  ReBUILDetroit is funded by a $21-million grant from the National Institutes of Health to increase diversity in …

Students develop wheelchair escalator

Millions of Americans rely on wheelchairs or walking aids such as a cane every day. In fact, some 54 million Americans — a full 19 percent of the non-institutionalized population — suffer from a physical or cognitive disability. Through a special project with the John Dingell Veterans Hospital in downtown …

Good news about enrollment

The final figures aren’t official yet, but the University announced Sept. 6 that there is good news on the enrollment front.  Detroit Mercy’s preliminary full-time undergraduate enrollment is eight percent higher than last year on this date and total enrollment is 5,037 students. That compares with 4,828 at this time …