MarCom Reminder: Review Titans Together

The Marketing & Communications Department (MarCom) would like to remind all students and employees to take time each day and review the University’s Titans Together website. Detroit Mercy receives a number of questions each day from faculty, staff, students and parents, which are provided to our institutional experts for responses. These questions and responses are added to the FAQ page to provide greater clarity regarding the fall semester on our three campuses and communicate information faculty, staff, students, parents and community members need to remain healthy and safe.

For students, the COVID-19 Information for Current Students page offers daily operational information about what you can expect when you return to our campuses.

Be safe, Mask up and Go Titans!

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Professor of History Greg Sumner sheds insight into how the city of Detroit, 75 years ago, experienced the news of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Adapted from his book, Detroit in World War II, Sumner paints a clear picture in the following article: Celebrating V-J Day in …

Employees: Last chance to register for Colleague Development Days

All Detroit Mercy employees are encouraged to participate in the 10th Fall Colleague Development Days, scheduled virtually for Tuesday, Aug. 18 and Wednesday, Aug. 19. Colleague Development Day programming includes plenary and concurrent sessions designed to contribute to your personal and professional growth. Register today before Thursday, Aug. 13. Plenary …

Hope for something better: A reflection from Selma

Developmental Psychology student LaRyn Ridgeway recently shared a reflection on racial justice and her University Ministry Service and Justice Immersion trip to Selma, Ala. The reflection was published by the Ignatian Solidarity Network: Ever since the eleventh grade, I’ve been passionate about racial justice, especially with regards to Black people. …

Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi was mentioned in a recent letter to Congress by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU), standing in support of the bipartisan TREAT Act. Detroit Mercy advocates for students to have access to mental health services regardless of where they live. Read the …

Innovative program prepares new nurses at graduate level and is first in state

Healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States and University of Detroit Mercy is responding to the increasing need for registered nurses with a new program that is the first of its kind in Michigan. The Master’s Entry Advanced Generalist Nursing (MEAGN) program prepares anyone with …

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Pamela Zarkowski participated in the panel, “Thriving in the Face of Institutional Bias: When Race, Gender, and Personal Preference Matter.” The panel was part of the virtual conference, A Summit on Race, Intersectionality, Sexuality and Equality (R.I.S.E.), hosted by the Texas A & …

Keep working from off-campus: Employee Technology Guidelines

As part of the Titans Together initiative, the Detroit Mercy COVID-19 Response Team has developed Employee Technology Guidelines for obtaining the technology needed to successfully teach and work from home. The guide will be reassessed and updated as new information becomes available. Click here to view the employee technology guidelines. …

Health and Well-being Resource Guide

As part of the Titans Together initiative, Detroit Mercy has developed a Health and Well-Being Resource Guide. The guide provides important information for students and employees on topics including personal counseling, telemental health services, Wellness Center access, pastoral care, on-campus etiquette, facility modifications and campus health and safety protocols. The …

Assistant Professor of Law Instruction Nicholas Schroeck discusses the safety of dams in Oakland County, Mich. in Downtown Newsmagazine, July 14. Read the full article online.

Clinical Assistant Professor of Division Practice Essentials & IPE Candace Ziglor, Detroit Mercy Dental Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of Educational Development Kathi Shepherd and Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Pamela Zarkowski were members of a panel that discussed teaching strategies, programming, policies and procedures supporting diversity and …

Detroit Mercy Law Associate Dean for Academic Affairs James Broughton was featured in a Michigan Radio podcast, discussing how two recent Supreme Court decisions may impact cases of COVID-19 in Michigan. Listen to the full show or Broughton’s segment online.

Assistant Professor of Theatre Andrew Papa deliver four research presentations at the upcoming Association for Theatre in Higher Education Virtual Conference. One presentation will include his research on combining Michael Shurtleff’s acting techniques with the work of love psychologist, John Alan Lee. Click here for a description of the presentation.

Provost Zarkowski participates in The Chronicle of Higher Education virtual forum on health on campus during COVID-19

Detroit Mercy Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Pamela Zarkowski participated in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s virtual forum titled, “Promoting Health on Campus During COVID-19,” July 15. This event addressed the ways colleges and universities are beginning to understand what reopened campuses in the fall should look like …

Professor of History Greg Sumner was quoted in the Detroit Free Press for his insights into a little known story of Michigan World War II history – the story of “America’s Siberia.” Read the full article online.

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine was interviewed on the “Underground Railroad in Missouri” by the National Park Service’s Slave Stampedes Project, based at Dickinson College. Finkenbine is a member of the board of advisors for the project. Watch the video here:

Campus Events Resource Guide

Detroit Mercy has developed a campus events resource guide to help employees, student organizations and departments plan virtual, hybrid or in-person events at the University. The guide serves as a framework for reflection and a source of recommendations for consideration. Please note that at this time, gatherings of any kind …

New resource helps entry into campus

The Information Technology Services (ITS) Department developed a resource for everyone to use when entering campus, answering questions focused on symptoms of COVID-19. The resource provides a convenient and quick confirmation or denial email. Along with your face-covering, you will be asked by the gate officer to show this email …

AJCU statement on ICE Guidance for international students

Detroit Mercy stands with the AJCU and its concerns about guidance for international students released by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) expresses grave concern about guidance for international students released by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Monday, …

Assistant Professor of Biology and Paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim‘s Spinosaurus discovery was ranked in the Nature Index article, “The 5 most popular scientific papers of April 2020,” July 2. Read the full article online.

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine presented at national webinar, informing and mobilizing efforts to designate September as International Underground Railroad Month. The event was co-sponsored by the National Park Service, the Maryland Office of Tourism and the Michigan Freedom Trail Commission. Finkenbine was also recently chosen to participate in …

Associate Professor of Law Instruction Karen Henning co-authored the third edition of Mastering Criminal Procedure Volume 1–The Investigative Stage. Mastering Criminal Procedure is a two-volume project and is part of Carolina Academic Press’s Mastering Series. The Mastering Series, drafted by expert legal scholars, is designed to provide the core doctrine …

Associate Professor of Law Instruction Erin Archerd’s article, “Evaluating Mediation’s Future,” was recently published in the Journal of Dispute Resolution.

Commemorating Juneteenth

The latest reflection organized by Assistant to the President for Mission Integration Catherine Punsalan-Manlimos: Members of the university community are gathering in solidarity with our Black brothers and sisters—students, faculty, staff, administrators, contractors and members of the greater Detroit community—as we celebrate Juneteenth, the national holiday initiated to commemorate the …

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine wrote the History News Network article, “It’s time for white parents to have the talk with their children,” June 14.

Professor of Law Instruction Jelani Jefferson Exum will discuss policing and police reform on Friday, June 19 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., hosted by the American Constitution Society. Click here to register and attend on Zoom.

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Matt Mio was highlighted in The Press-Enterprise article, “What it’s like to appear on one of radio’s longest-running shows,” June 9. Mio moderates Detroit Mercy’s Ask the Professor program, one of radio’s longest-running public service shows. Read the full article online.

In the wake of the death of George Floyd at the hands of police, Isaiah McKinnon ’75, ’78, a retired Detroit Mercy professor, retired chief of police of the Detroit Police Department and former deputy mayor of Detroit, penned this powerful op-ed on his life and experiences as an African-American …

Associate Professor of Law Instruction Stephen Wilks published the article, “The Reimagined Schoolyard: Cryptocurrency’s Adoption in Tomorrow’s International Monetary Order,” in the Boston College Intellectual Property and Technology Forum.

We are Titans Together

As plans for the fall semester are being finalized, the University’s Internal & External Communications Work Group of the COVID-19 Task Force has created Titans Together, a communications plan to help celebrate the solidarity of the University community when we come back together in late August. This brand and plan …

A statement from our Student Government Association president regarding Mr. George Floyd

Dear University of Detroit Mercy Community, Over the past few days, this country has been rocked again in a way that has become more and more commonplace. The country watched over and over again on social media as an African American man was murdered on camera by individuals representing our …

Students see dividends in phage hunting

Alex Jackman and Andrea Sandoval say their undergraduate careers were completely reshaped by SEA-PHAGES. SEA-PHAGES sparked Laila Sareini’s passion for science and research, and showed Amber Abram she belonged in the scientific community despite her disadvantaged background. SEA-PHAGES, which stands for Science Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science, …