Law school names new dean

University of Detroit Mercy announces the appointment of Jelani Jefferson Exum as the new dean of the School of Law, effective July 1. Jefferson Exum is a nationally recognized expert in sentencing law and procedure and joined the Detroit Mercy faculty in 2019. “I am honored to be the next …

‘Civility’ has a racist past, professor argues in new book argues

The word “civility” is frequently used in discussions on how to heal the deep political and personal divisions in this country. But a new book by Detroit Mercy Assistant Professor of Political Science Alex Zamalin argues that the word has been used historically to silence people working toward a more …

Six leaders named to University Board of Trustees

University of Detroit Mercy (Detroit Mercy) recently appointed six industry and religious leaders to the institution’s Board of Trustees. These individuals have made global contributions to their professions and represented the Jesuit and Mercy traditions in those fields and in their communities. Their terms of service are effective immediately. University …

Detroit Mercy professor’s find rewrites history of the dinosaurs

Scientists have long opposed the idea that dinosaurs lived in aquatic habitats. Now, an international team of researchers, led by National Geographic Explorer and University of Detroit Mercy professor Nizar Ibrahim, has discovered unambiguous evidence that Spinosaurus aegyptiacus, the longest predatory dinosaur known, was aquatic, and used tail-propelled swimming locomotion …

Detroit Mercy has 2 ‘notable women in education leadership’

Crain’s Detroit Business named two University of Detroit Mercy administrators — Dean of the College of Engineering & Science Katy Snyder and Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Pamela Zarkowski — to its 2019 list of 35 educators they deem as Notable Women in Education Leadership. Snyder ’89, ’93 is the …