Philosophy Department to host agora-style dialogues

The agora was the center of public life in ancient Greek city-states. It was there residents gathered to shop, watch or take part in athletic activities and participate in the philosophical and political life of the city. Here, Socrates would discuss the meaning of life, Plato discovered his calling as …

Associate Professor of History Diane Robinson-Dunn’s book and supplementary research materials, “Le harem, l’esclavage et la culture imperiale britannique : Les relations anglo-musulmanes a la fin du XIXe siècle,” have been translated and published by French academic press Les Presses Pluridisciplinaires de L’Université Grenoble Alpes.

Student, faculty research transforms El Salvadorian agriculture

For University of Detroit Mercy’s Director of Sustainability, Victor Carmona, a degree is more than just a degree — it’s a tool for social justice. As an educator, he works hard to instill in his students that service must be a lifelong commitment, and that the knowledge they create through …

Titans Basketball: #DefendTheHall

The Detroit Mercy Titans Women’s basketball team will rock Calihan Hall as they take on Green Bay Phoenix on Friday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. and Milwaukee Panthers on Sunday, Jan. 20 at 1 p.m. The women just picked up their first league victory against UIC, so let’s keep the …

MarCom reminder: Let us review your communication

The Office of Marketing & Communications (MarCom) has the following exciting offer for the 2018-19 academic year: Before you hit “Send” on a mass email or print hundreds of flyers promoting an event or program, send it to us for review. We can make sure it creates interest in your …

Black History Month at Detroit Mercy 2019

University of Detroit Mercy will celebrate Black History Month throughout February with a variety of events and engagements that are free open to everyone. Book talk – Nikki Taylor on Driven Toward Madness Tuesday, Feb. 5, 6:45 p.m., Student Union Ballroom Nikki Taylor, chair and professor of history at Howard …

Detroit Mercy Lighting Technician John Finan has released his fifth CD, titled, “Believer,” produced by B.F.E. Records. Listen to his latest collection online. More than 14 years in the making, his latest collection includes the song, “The Ballad of Touchdown Jesus,” inspired by the iconic McNichols Campus statue. “Believer” can …

Chill out at the Titan Winter Blast, Jan. 19

Detroit Mercy will host the Titan Winter Blast Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Student Fitness Center on the McNichols Campus. Get ready to cure the winter blues with our revamped winter celebration. The Titan Winter Blast is kicking up the heat as our new signature winter event and offers some …

Martin Luther King Jr. community events – Make it a day on, not a day off

Looking to get involved on MLK Day? Help the AmeriCorps Urban Safety Program board up vacant homes and clean lots around the Fitzgerald neighborhood near the McNichols Campus. The service day will begin at Bethune Elementary-Middle School, 8145 Puritan, on Monday, Jan. 21 at 8 a.m. Work will conclude at 2 …

Support our service immersion trips

For more than 25 years, Detroit Mercy has taken students out of the classroom and into place like the neighborhoods of Detroit, hurricane-ravaged streets of New Orleans, villages of El Salvador and daily lives of migrants in El Paso, Texas. University Ministry reminds the Detroit Mercy community that every penny counts …

Biggest Loser returns to the Fitness Center with new challenges

Sign up for the seventh annual Detroit Mercy Biggest Loser competition and shave those holiday pounds! Registration is $25 per person and is due before Thursday, Jan. 31. Participants can create a team of three to six people or enter as a free agent and be assigned to a team. …

Campus Kitchen offers bite-sized grants for student groups

Do you have an idea about how to reduce hunger and food waste in our community? Submit your proposal to the Detroit Mercy Campus Kitchen bite-sized grant competition before Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 11:59 p.m. Proposals must include a collaborative, student-led program that promotes food justice in Detroit. Finalists will …

Joy and laughter fill the air at the Employee Christmas party

Thanks to everyone who joined us at the Detroit Mercy Employee Christmas Party last week. It was a wonderful afternoon filled with laughter, food and excellent colleagues: What better way to ring in the holiday season? During the festivities, 99 employees were honored for their 1,845 combined years of service …

A season of giving for all Titans great and small

University of Detroit Mercy’s community of employees and students adopted more than 10 families for the holidays, thanks to the coordination of Public Safety Sergeant Sean Bacon and his department. On Tuesday, Dec. 18, participating groups came together to pack up and deliver hundreds of wrapped presents to their respective …

Nursing student: ‘I have been blessed’ by Detroit Mercy

More than 350 alumni and other supporters of University of Detroit Mercy attended the annual President’s Christmas Party on Dec. 7. The event included a moving speech by current Nursing student Elizabeth Yager. She praised the generosity of the donors in the room and talked of her love for the …

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 …

Macomb County Court Judge to speak at Detroit Mercy

Macomb County Court Judge Linda Davis will present “Changing the Stigma of Addiction” and “Hope not Handcuffs for Addicted People,” on Thursday, Jan. 17 from 7 to 8 p.m. in Room 124 of the Health Professions Facility. The presentation is intended to make more people aware of the opioid epidemic …

Detroit Mercy Dental Clinical Staff Assistant Kathy Metzger received this year’s School of Dentistry ACE Award. Colleagues describe Metzger as someone who “cares deeply for patients, doing her best to assure that they have the best treatment and a positive experience,” and “has very high standards for patient care.” The …

Students chow down at late night breakfast

Dr. Garibaldi and staff helped students stay nourished during their grueling study sessions in preparation for finals this past week. More than 320 students visited the Titan Dining Room and were greeted by the president and staff, who helped serve food during this hectic time of the year.  

Clinical Assistant Professor of Graduate Education and Clinical Dentistry Yung-Ting Hsu was named recipient of the Nevins Teaching and Clinical Research Fellowship from the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation. Eligible recipients include full-time periodontal educators who have been teaching one to five years and are board-certified in periodontology. The Nevins …

Detroit Mercy offers new Part-Time Bachelor of Science in Nursing track

New program can save students more than $13,000 in tuition costs over length of program University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Health Professions & McAuley School of Nursing (MSON) has created a Part-Time Bachelor of Science in Nursing (PT BSN) program that can save students more than $13,000 in tuition …

Music professor conducts Handel sing-along, Dec. 14

Adjunct Professor of Music Daniel Greig will conduct George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” on Friday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 620 Romeo Street in Rochester. Tickets are $15. This performance is a sing-along, but all are welcome to attend and listen the music. If anyone …

Titans collect coats for Detroit Winter Coat Drive

Detroit Mercy Titans Athletics and Men’s Basketball Special Assistant to the Head Coach Eric Devendorf are teaming up with Street Cred Detroit and Wealthy Clothing for this year’s Detroit Winter Coat Drive. Together, the organizations are collecting new and gently worn coats for all ages and genders. “This is extremely …

Professor of Counseling Nancy Calleja‘s article, “Translating Research into Practice: Designing Effective Reentry Strategies for Adolescent Offenders,” was published in the journal Aggression and Violent Behavior in December. The manuscript is based on a region-wide juvenile reentry project in Wayne County – a project that has gained national recognition by the National Institute …

MCD student in The New York Times

Cornetta Lane, a student in the School of Architecture’s Master of Community Development program, was recently highlighted in The New York Times article, “On the Front Porch, Black Life in Full View,” Dec. 4. Lane noted the importance of a house’s front porch, as it relates to community engagement and storytelling. Read the …

Detroit Mercy collaborates with OU’s William Beaumont School of Medicine on interprofessional curriculum

Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (OUWB) and University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry will launch a new interprofessional course to educate medical and dental students on how health care professionals collaborate for the benefit of their patients. Beginning in March 2019, first-year Detroit Mercy dental students will learn …

Winter 2019 Colleague Development Day date set

University Ministry and the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs invite all Detroit Mercy employees to the Winter Colleague Development Day on Friday, Jan. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. Register online. The workshop is limited to 70 participants and …

Mission Micro Grant awards support a “Catholic, Mercy, Jesuit, urban and student-centered university”

The Mission Micro Grant Evaluation Committee and John Staudenmaier, S.J. of the Office of Mission and Identity have announced the 2018-19 Mission Micro Grant Awards. Now in its eleventh year, the Mission Micro Grant Program awards annual grants of up to $200 to any full- or part-time Detroit Mercy faculty …

Finals got you frantic? Melt away the stress, Dec. 6

Students looking to relax before finals week need to come to Winter De-Stress Fest on Thursday, Dec. 6 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Student Union. The building will be packed floor-to-ceiling with meditation and mindfulness sessions, art therapy, craft and coloring tables, therapy dogs, video games and comfort …

Give the gift of personal fitness

University Recreation and the Student Fitness Center are running a holiday sale on personal training with our certified instructors. Get 10 percent off packages of three training sessions or more; sale ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3. Contact Matt Chesley at cheslemd@udmercy.edu or 313-993-1784 for more information and to set …

Holiday Wellness Challenge is going strong

There are only two weeks left in the University Recreation Holiday Wellness Challenge, ending on Friday, Dec. 7. One winner will receive an Avalon Bakery gift package, and another person will win a Great Lakes Coffee gift package. The competition is close, so anyone can still come and earn points. …

New crowdfunding effort to support Student Food Pantry

Detroit Mercy’s Happy, Health, Organizing-Change (H2O) organization recently launched the Student Food Pantry to help decrease food insecurity among students. In addition, the University Advancement Department has established a crowdfunding initiative to raise important funds in support of the food pantry. H2O is part of the University’s Institute for Leadership …

Black Abolitionist Archive sponsors two book discussions

The Black Abolitionist Archive invites the Detroit Mercy community to its upcoming “lunch and learn” presentations: On Friday, Nov. 30 at noon in the Presidents Dining Room, Professor of History Greg Sumner will talk about his new book, “Michigan POW Camps in World War II.” A book signing will follow …

Detroit Mercy Theatre Company presents: War of the Worlds

The University of Detroit Mercy Theatre Company continues its 48th season with the Michigan Premiere of War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast, Nov. 30 through Dec. 9. Written by Joe Landry, performances will take place at The Marlene Boll Theatre inside the Boll Family YMCA in downtown Detroit. The …

Happy Thanksgiving Detroit Mercy! See our holiday break hours

Detroit Mercy wishes students, their families and our community a happy Thanksgiving! The University’s McNichols Campus and School of Law (Riverfront Campus) will close beginning Thursday, Nov. 22 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Normal operations and class schedules resume on Monday, Nov. 26. The School of Dentistry (Corktown Campus) …

Help spread some holiday cheer this season: Detroit Mercy Giving Tree

Looking to give back this season? This year, Public Safety and Student Life are working with St. Vincent de Paul to help families have an amazing Christmas. Get in the Santa spirit in three simple steps: Stop by the Student Union and choose an ornament off the Giving Tree, located …