CLASA hosts Cesar Chavez Day celebration, March 25

The Carney Latin American Solidarity Archive will host Oregon State University Professor of Philosophy José-Antonio Orosco on Monday, March 25 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Bargman Room, second floor of the McNichols Campus Library. Orosco will discuss his two recent books: Cesar Chavez & Nonviolence and Immigration and …

McNichols Campus Library welcomes 130 students from IB High School

Over Spring Break, the McNichols Campus Library welcomed 130 students from the International Academy of Macomb, an International Baccalaureate magnet high school in Clinton Township, for two mornings of librarian-led information literacy and research instruction. Students were in the initial stages of researching the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s …

1000 prayers during Lent

Detroit Mercy students, employees and community members can visit the University Ministry Office in the Student Union during this Lenten season to write a prayer on a purple ribbon. University Ministry is looking to decorate 1000 prayer ribbons on the fence line by Gesu Catholic School before Easter. All prayers …

Next Agora Dialogue questions climate change

The Philosophy Department’s next installment of the Agora Dialogue will discuss the topic, “Climate Change: Is it a national emergency?” on Wednesday, March 20 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Room 301 of the Briggs Building. The Agora Dialogue is a casual and informal group that eats pizza and discusses …

Detroit Mercy’s Nizar Ibrahim: Searching for Africa’s forgotten dinosaurs

Detroit Mercy’s world-renowned paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim might be best known for unlocking the mystery of the Spinosaurus, the predatory, sail-backed dinosaur so large it even surpassed the better known Tyrannosaurus rex in body length. But to him, the discovery is just one piece in a much larger puzzle. “We’re trying …

Spring Career Fair & Networking Event, March 21

Dozens of regional organizations will be on hand Thursday, March 21 as Detroit Mercy’s Center for Career & Professional Development hosts the Spring Career Fair & Networking Event from 12:30 to 3 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. It is an opportunity for Detroit Mercy students and alumni to meet …

National Alliance on Mental Illness presentation, March 19

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) presents the mental health experience, “In Our Own Voice,” on Tuesday, March 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Room 114 of the Chemistry Building. In Our Own Voice features two speakers sharing personal stories about living with, and adapting to, mental illnesses. …

Nominate a student for leadership and service awards before March 18

Know a student who went above and beyond this year? Nominations are now open for the new Student Leadership & Service Awards. Nominating a student is easy: Simply fill out the proper form found on Detroit Mercy Live (under the “Forms” tab on the right-hand side) before Monday, March 18. …

MarCom reminder: UDM

It’s happened again: A beautiful poster for a program that benefits students and faculty, marred by the letters “UDM” was spotted by MarCom’s “Brand Stewards.” Yet another reminder: We stopped using “UDM” and started using “Detroit Mercy” more than two years ago, it’s long past time to get onboard. If …

Antoine Davis named Horizon League Freshman of the Year

The outstanding season for University of Detroit Mercy star guard Antoine Davis continued on Tuesday as he added to his impressive rookie accolades by being named the Horizon League Freshman of the Year and First Team All-Horizon League. He is the eighth Titan in school history to earn the league’s …

Detroit Mercy’s Burson wins 2019-20 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant

University of Detroit Mercy faculty member Rosanne Burson recently received a prestigious 2019-20 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant. This is her first Fulbright Award. She is the program coordinator for the University’s College of Health Professions (CHP) Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). She is also an associate professor in the CHP’s …

MBA degree is now more affordable than ever

University of Detroit Mercy announces a significant adjustment in the tuition structure for the institution’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. Tuition for this nationally-ranked MBA program has recently been reduced by 50 percent to $789 a credit hour. As a result of this new tuition adjustment, Detroit Mercy hopes …

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Pamela Zarkowski was the 2019 Mirmelstein Lecture speaker at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, March 1. Zarkowski presented ”The Intersection of Law and Ethics – Stop – Go – Yield.” She was also the keynote speaker for the VCU School of Dentistry’s White …

Detroit Mercy realigns graduate tuition

Detroit Mercy announces an adjustment in graduate tuition for the institution’s MBA, Master of Community Development and graduate programs in Architecture, Nursing and Engineering. The new reduced tuitions now make Detroit Mercy’s high-quality, nationally-ranked graduate programs even more affordable choices than ever before. The new tuition prices are effective beginning …

Master of Community Development Open House right around the corner

The School of Architecture Master of Community Development Open House for prospective students is scheduled for Saturday, March 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Peter Peirce Room on the second floor of the Warren Loranger Architecture Building. Future Titans will meet students, faculty, alumni and community partners and …

2019 Go Move Challenge comes to a close

The Go Move Challenge ended with University of Detroit Mercy finishing 5th in average minutes and 11th in total minutes with 20+ Jesuit colleges and universities participating in this year’s competition. Thank you to everyone who stayed motivated and logged their exercises through the harsh February weather. Click here to see the …

Sophomore reflects on El Paso service trip experience

Detroit Mercy sophomore Ken Donaldson traveled to El Paso, Texas, with University Ministry on a service immersion trip focused on immigration and refugee asylum in the United States and shares his thoughts on the spiritual experience. Video created and produced by University Minister Conor Sullivan, S.J.

Rx for Reading Detroit, the children’s literacy program directed by Associate Professor of English Mary-Catherine Harrison, was recognized at the Trailblazer Awards ceremony for DTE REACH. The REACH Energy Group (Recognizing Ethnic and Cultural Heritage) is committed to creating awareness of black employees at DTE through talent development, mentoring and educational …

Celebrating the women of Detroit Mercy, March 28

The 16th annual Phenomenal Women’s Reception returns to celebrate the lives of all women at Detroit Mercy on Thursday, March 28 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. The Ashley Grey Legacy Award will be presented to College of Engineering & Science Dean Katherine Snyder. Snyder will …

MarCom reminder: Flyers don’t work

Here’s a playful reminder from Marketing & Communications that all student organizations, faculty, staff, administrators, deans and departments are responsible for keeping our campuses clean. If you see a flyer hanging up that is past the event’s date, please take it down, remove the tape and recycle the paper. We all …

2019 McElroy Lecture on Law and Religion is March 13

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law will present its 21st annual McElroy Lecture on Law and Religion on Wednesday, March 13, featuring Rebecca French, professor of Law at the University at Buffalo School of Law, part of the State University of New York system. The lecture, “Why Buddhism and …

Antoine Davis breaks NCAA Division I three-point record

Congratulations to the Titans’ Antoine Davis, who broke the NCAA Division I freshman three-point record last night at Calihan Hall in a 87-85 win over IUPUI. Davis scored 20 points during the contest. Senior Josh McFolley had a game-high 23 points. Three minutes into the second half, Davis broke NBA legend Stephen Curry’s NCAA single-season …

Dudley Randall Poetry Prize winners

Each year, the Detroit Mercy English Department honors Dudley Randall, the late poet, publisher and University of Detroit Mercy librarian and poet-in-residence, by sponsoring a poetry competition in his name. All undergraduate students at the University are eligible to submit poetry, and the prize is judged by a panel of …

Detroit Mercy Law honors alumna Judge Denise Langford Morris with portrait

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law hosted a portrait unveiling of alumna and Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Denise K. Langford Morris, March 8, on International Women’s Day. Painted by Detroit artist Henry Heading, the portrait is a gift from four Detroit Mercy Law student organizations—Law Review, Black Law …

iDRAW program will prepare young people for STEM careers

Convincing young people to consider a career in math and science can be challenging. Students in a classroom setting don’t necessarily get to experience how fun and exciting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields can be. University of Detroit Mercy’s new iDRAW (innovating Detroit’s Robotics Agile Workforce) program uses …

McNichols Campus Commencement adds second ceremony for 2019

Due to increase in enrollment and the number of students participating in the annual commencement ceremony, the McNichols Campus Commencement on Saturday, May 11 will now consist of a morning ceremony and an afternoon ceremony. The morning ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. for graduate candidates receiving master, specialist or doctoral degrees. The afternoon ceremony will …

Detroit Mercy vs. OU donor challenge results

The good news: More than 900 people made donations to University of Detroit Mercy from Feb. 11-15 as part of the fourth annual Donor Challenge against Oakland University. The not-so-good news: It wasn’t enough to keep Tommy Titan from wearing OU mascot Grizz’s jersey Saturday at the men’s basketball game …

Detroit Mercy education, opportunities lay groundwork for MCD alumna’s career with the city

As a student in Detroit Mercy’s Master of Community Development program, Annie Mendoza ’14, ’16 knew she wanted to put her degree to use benefitting the city of Detroit. “I wanted to work for the city, not just in the city,” she explained. As the former sales and programs manager …

CBA alumni week discussion on social media and A.I.

The College of Business Administration will host Vectorform Founder & CEO Jason Vazzano ’00 as the keynote speaker for CBA Alumni week on Thursday, March 21. Vazzano will present, “Smarter by the Minute: How Social Media and Artificial Intelligence are Transforming How we Live, Work, and Play.” Lunch will be …

Get your pączki before they’re gone! – Feb. 28

University Ministry will sell an assortment of delicious pączki in front of the University Ministry Office and in the McNichols Campus Library on Thursday, Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Prices are as follows: One pączek for $2 Two pączki for $3 Half-dozen pączki for $10 One dozen …

Associate Professor of Education Isaiah “Ike” McKinnon gave the talk, “Faith in a violent society: an Ignatian perspective from a local guy,” to a gathering of the Jesuit Alumni and Friends of Detroit at the Detroit Athletic Club, Feb. 13. McKinnon highlighted his life experiences from serving in the Air Force …

ASCE chapter dominates at Engineering Jeopardy three years in a row

A team of students in the University’s chapter of American Society of Civil Engineers won Engineering Jeopardy for the third year in a row at ASCE Student Night, Feb. 21. The team of (pictured from left to right) Ashley Casey, Emma Hagel, Timothy Bent and Justine Hickey defeated teams in …

Detroit Mercy Law to host symposium honoring 1859 Frederick Douglass-John Brown meeting in Detroit

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law will host “Detroit’s Abolitionist Moment: 160 Years of Fighting for Justice,” a symposium celebrating the historic March 12, 1859 meeting of famous abolitionists Frederick Douglass and John Brown at the home of William Webb in Detroit. The event is Tuesday, March 12 from 9 a.m. …

Estate gift endows Arnold Jarboe Chair of Business Administration

Detroit Mercy recently received a $6.1 million estate gift to endow a new chair in the College of Business Administration. This is the largest single gift in the history of University of Detroit Mercy. When he died in 2016, Arnold Jarboe ’54 left his bequest to establish the Arnold Jarboe …

MarCom not-so-gentle reminder: Use of UDM

University of Detroit Mercy moved away from calling itself UDM more than two years ago. Are there bulletin boards or printed material lying around that still use that? Get rid of them now! This includes program brochures, swag, flyers, letterhead, webpages and social media accounts to name just a few. …

CLASA hosts three discussions on Jainism, Rabindranath Tagore and social justice in India

The Carney Latin American Solidarity Archive and Students for Justice in Palestine sponsors three discussions featuring Visva-Bharati University Professor and Chair of Philosophy and Religious Studies Asha Mukherjee. Mukherjee will present, “The History of Jainism and the Moral and Social Implications of Jaina Logic,” on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 4 …