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 …

Get to know: Richard ’73 and Penny ’66 Persiani, making a world of difference

How they met Richard and Penny Persiani met the way a couple might meet in a romantic comedy. The two did not know each other, but each were teaching part-time at Detroit Mercy Dental when they got into an elevator together. The elevator stopped between floors and maintenance had to …

Vets benefit from partnership between Engineering, Nursing programs

A unique educational program bringing Mechanical Engineering and Nursing students together for a project to aid disabled veterans has been quietly meeting its goal of making lives better.  This year, it got the media attention it deserves. Students earning a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering spend their entire senior year working on a …

Tennis teams share their love for the sport

It’s part of University of Detroit Mercy’s mission to be a part of the community we live in. The athletic department takes this seriously and sets a high standard—all teams give back in some way. This winter, the men’s and women’s tennis teams have been giving a helping hand to …