School of Architecture appoints new dean

University of Detroit Mercy announces the appointment of Dan Pitera, FAIA, as the fourth dean of the School of Architecture (SOA) effective Aug. 1, 2019. For the past 20 years, Pitera served as executive director of the Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC), a multi-disciplinary, nonprofit architecture and urban design firm …

Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi attended the first solemn Mass led by Adam Nowak ’13 at St. Cyprian Church in Riverview. Nowak was ordained by Archbishop Vigneron, June 8. Nowak graduated with a BA in Psychology.

Ready for some soccer? Special DCFC ticket alert

Get you tickets through the UREC Adventure Series and cheer on the Detroit City Football Club this Friday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m. as they take on the Michigan Stars at Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck. The first come, first serve shuttle (limited space) will leave the Student Fitness Center at …

Clinical Psychology program receives 10-year accreditation

Detroit Mercy’s doctoral program in Clinical Psychology recently achieved a 10-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation (CoA) of the American Psychological Association. The Clinical Psychology program is offered through the College of Liberal Arts & Education. According to the Commission, “The CoA voted to reaffirm accreditation of Detroit Mercy’s …

Detroit Mercy Dental Dean’s High 5 – June edition

The latest issue of the Dean’s High 5 from Detroit Mercy Dental’s newsletter, Impressions, is now available online. This edition’s headlines include: Professor Michael Haddow to be recognized with prestigious award Professor Melanie Mayberry elected to ADA House of Delegates Iftar dinner provides cultural experience Periodontal residents awarded at MDA …

Detroit Mercy receives INCOSE academic equivalency

Detroit Mercy’s College of Engineering & Science recently received The International Council of Systems of Engineering (INCOSE) award on Academic Equivalency for the INCOSE Associate Systems Engineering Professional (ASEP) and Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) certifications. With this equivalency in place, students who demonstrate knowledge of systems engineering through approved …

Live6 Alliance’s MarketOnTheAVE

The third season of Live6 Alliance’s MarketOnTheAVE is open! Join in on the fun the second and fourth Saturday of each month, from June through September. The market will feature a vast array of beautiful handmade items, delicious food and fresh local produce. In addition, the market will feature existing …

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine presented the paper, “Native Americans and the Underground Railroad: Evidence from the Midwest,” at the Midwestern History Conference in Grand Rapids, May 30.

Grants aid Detroit Mercy service work and students

University of Detroit Mercy students recently made a presentation of service learning projects supported by a $40,000 grant from The Ford Motor Company Fund, Ford Community Corps. “This is one of the events I look forward to all year,” said Tim Hipskind, S.J., director of service learning for the University. …

Graduate nursing program information session, June 17

The College of Health Professions & McAuley School of Nursing will host a Graduate Nursing information session on Monday, June 17 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Room 110 of the Health Professions Facility. Register with Suzanne Erwin at erwinsm@udmercy.edu or 313-993-1828.

Professor of English Nicholas Rombes’ short story, “Le Palace,” appeared in the anthology, We’ll Never Have Paris, published by Repeater Books (London). His poem, “Our Star,” appears in the online arts journal Berfrois.

Detroit Mercy and Rocket Mortgage Classic PGA event

The Rocket Mortgage Classic will make history in 2019 as the first PGA tour event held in the city of Detroit. Scheduled for June 27-30 at the historic Detroit Golf Club, the tournament will feature 156 of the world’s top players competing for a $7.3 million purse over four days …

Detroit Mercy Commencement – that’s a wrap!

Detroit Mercy’s commencement ceremonies on the McNichols Campus for the School of Dentistry, School of Law, graduate and undergraduate students wrapped up May 11 and faculty, staff and leadership could not be more proud of our graduates. This year marked the first time that the University held separate ceremonies for …

A special commencement for Detroit Mercy softball team

Four members of the University of Detroit Mercy Class of 2019 were unable to attend Saturday’s commencement because they were busy in Chicago winning the women’s softball Horizon League Conference Championship for the first time since 1992. So a much more intimate commencement was held for the young women who will travel …

Scholarship builds architecture student’s dream of helping Detroit

Matthew Northcott knew early in high school that he wanted to study architecture in college. Thanks to the Loranger Nautilus Endowed Scholarship, he was able to achieve his dream at University of Detroit Mercy’s School of Architecture. The Loranger Nautilus Endowed Scholarship is funded by School of Architecture alumnus Warren …

Softball claims Horizon League title, headed to NCAA Tournament

Junior Liz Murphy supplied the pitching, senior Kori Keyes provided offense and defense and seniors Jordan Manno and Courtney Gilbert produced the championship run as the University of Detroit Mercy softball team is heading to the NCAA Tournament by winning the Horizon League Championship on Saturday. The second-seeded Titans (31-26) needed to win two games over top-seeded UIC …

Valedictorian dedicating her life to serving the poor

University of Detroit Mercy student Mary Margaret Payne was uncomfortable the first few times she worked with the poor and homeless. She knew she wanted to help, but she also knew she had to leave her comfort zone to be effective. Now, as Payne prepares to take the stage on …

Detroit Mercy experience changes career and life path for Maxwell

Danielle Maxwell is thankful for the relationships she built with her professors while at University of Detroit Mercy. In fact, she was so inspired by her professors it’s motivated her to pursue a career as a chemistry professor. “The chemistry department at Detroit Mercy is like my second family,” Maxwell …

Student’s research leads to opportunity at NASA

Nicholas Boynton started doing research at University of Detroit Mercy as a freshman because he thought it sounded interesting. He didn’t know the effect it would have on his life. The research led to an internship at NASA after his sophomore year and a second internship at NASA after his …

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine gave the talk, “Fugitive Slaves in Indian Country,” at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Saginaw Valley State University, May 9.

Commencement Ceremonies take place May 10 and 11; Rapson to speak

University of Detroit Mercy will hold its annual commencement ceremonies on May 10 and 11, 2019, in Calihan Hall on the McNichols Campus. Rip Rapson, president of The Kresge Foundation, will be commencement speaker for undergraduate graduation ceremonies on Saturday, May 11. Detroit Mercy will award degrees to a total …

Detroit Mercy Dental Dean’s High 5 – May edition

The latest issue of the Dean’s High 5 from Detroit Mercy Dental’s newsletter, Impressions, is now available online. This edition’s headlines include: Congratulations to the 2019 honor society inductees Research activity expands into renovated space Students travel to Jamaica for mission trip Dental student writes for national publication Professor Chand …

Professor of History Greg Sumner was recently interviewed on an episode of “The Mind’s Eye” podcast, exploring the life and novels of Kurt Vonnegut on the 50th anniversary of Slaughterhouse-Five. Listen to the podcast online.

Professor of Philosophy David Koukal was the first guest on Detroit Mercy Faculty Beats, a new campus podcast where hosts interview Detroit Mercy faculty in an informal conversation and feature the guests’ favorite music. Listen to the podcast episodes online.

Student’s future is shaped by ReBUILD experience

Through Detroit Mercy’s ReBUILDetroit program, 2019 graduate Relicious Eboh says she learned about research, public health, serving others and, most important, a lot about herself. A member of the program’s first cohort, Eboh has discovered a passion for serving the community’s health needs that she says has altered the trajectory …

Nursing faculty and students to be recognized with The Daisy Award

University of Detroit Mercy nursing faculty and students will be honored May 9 with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Faculty and The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Students. These awards are part of The DAISY Foundation’s mission to express gratitude to nurses with programs that recognize them for the …

Neighborhood HomeBase opens new chapter for Livernois-McNichols area

Government, civic and neighborhood leaders announced the opening of Neighborhood HomeBase, a storefront community space in the Livernois-McNichols area that will provide residents with meeting and gathering spaces, while connecting them with neighborhood organizations, nonprofits and city government. Kresge Foundation President Rip Rapson, University of Detroit Mercy President Antoine Garibaldi, …

Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi discussed the College of Business Administration’s new Charlton Center for Responsible Investing in a recent interview with WJR-760 AM. Listen here.

Students flip for flapjacks during finals

Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi and employees served hungry Titans at the annual Late Night Breakfast, April 22. In preparation for finals, more than 150 students visited the Titan Dining Room and slammed as many short stacks as they could eat!

McNichols Campus Library Associate Librarian Julia Eisenstein has been elected president-elect of the Michigan Library Association. Eisenstein will serve her term during 2020-21.

Associate Professor of Architecture Gilbert Sunghera, S.J. discussed with 101.9 FM WDET host Stephen Henderson how we mourn sacred spaces and historic buildings after they have been damaged or destroyed. Listen to the full interview here.

PGA tickets selling fast

Tickets for the Rocket Mortgage Classic are selling at a brisk pace! There are only a few general admission or suite tickets left. Be sure to get yours before they sell out. Find more information at https://community.udmercy.edu/pga. The Rocket Mortgage Classic will make history in 2019 as the first PGA …

John Staudenmaier, S.J., University of Detroit Mercy’s assistant to the president for Mission and Identity, was quoted in The Detroit News article, “At ‘incredible price,’ Easter offers chance for new start,” April 19.

Associate Professor of Architecture Gilbert Sunghera, S.J. discusses the meaning of #NotreDame in a recent SoundCloud podcast, produced in partnership with the Jesuits of Canada and the United States. Listen to the SoundCloud podcast here. John Staudenmaier, S.J., University of Detroit Mercy’s assistant to the president for Mission and Identity, …

Alumni Achievement Spirit Awards 2019

On Friday, April 12, Detroit Mercy honored eight special alumni during the annual Alumni Achievement Spirit Awards. More than 280 people attended the awards gala and dinner celebration, which took place in the Ballroom of the Student Union on the McNichols campus. Each year, the University honors alumni from each …

El Salvador art showcased in McNichols Campus Library

CLASA and the McNichols Campus Library is hosting an art exhibition featuring student work from El Salvador’s Centro Arte para La Paz through Friday April 26 in the Library’s lobby. Be sure to swing by and take a minute to appreciate the creativity. Peggy O’Neill, S.C., founder of Centro Arte …

Detroit Mercy and College for Creative Studies improve quality of life and work conditions with assistive technology devices

Students from University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Health Professions and Engineering & Science joined forces with the College for Creative Studies (CCS) Product Design students this year to develop assistive technology devices that improve the quality of life for veterans with disabilities and work conditions for plant employees. Student …

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine was part of a panel, “Working for Freedom: The Often-Ignored Labors of the Underground Railroad and New Directions for Understanding,” at the annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians in Philadelphia, April 6.

Dead Week Comes Alive

Feeling the burnout of the semester? Ready for summer but not quite ready to cram for exams? Are you a sleepless, caffeine-injected zombie this time of the year? “Dead Week Comes Alive” at Detroit Mercy brings the most relaxing, de-stress events to campus before finals. See below for the list …

Bridges Not Fences: a discussion on campus inclusivity

ReBUILDetroit & the Science, Technology & Race Learning Community will present a panel discussion on inclusivity at Detroit Mercy on Thursday, April 11 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 124 of the Health Professions Facility. The goal of the discussion, titled “Bridges Not Fences,” will be to facilitate a dialogue centered …