Happy Thanksgiving, Titans!

Happy Thanksgiving! Detroit Mercy will be closed Nov. 26-27 and reopen Nov. 30. Please stay safe and healthy and be thankful for all of God’s blessings.

As a reminder, mask up, wash hands, respect social distancing and see the CDC information for “A Safe Thanksgiving.” Additionally, consider the CDC’s “Other Thanksgiving Activities,” whether celebrating solo or as a small group. Visit the Titans Together website at udmercy.edu/titanstogether for travel procedures and the latest COVID-19 protocols.

Cooked turkey for Thanksgiving.

Call for proposals: W. E. B. Du Bois Symposium on Race

The Science, Technology and Race Learning Community (a ReBUILDetroit program) and the Akoma Center for Pan-Afrikan Research, Self-Determination & Nation-building are accepting proposals for the first W. E. B. Du Bois Community Symposium on Race. Proposal submissions are due by Sunday, Dec. 13. Any relevant theme surrounding race will be …

Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi spoke with WXYZ Editorial and Public Affairs Director Chuck Stokes about the recent groundbreaking of the McNichols Campus Renovation Project as well as other University topics in a “Spotlight on the News” interview.

Assistant Professor of Biology and National Geographic Explorer Nizar Ibrahim gives his thoughts on how to work in paleontology and what paleontologists do in the U.S. News & World Report article, “What paleontology is and how to work in this field,” Nov. 19.

Titans Together: COVID-19 data update

University of Detroit Mercy is posting current and cumulative cases of COVID-19 on the Titans Together page. These figures will be updated weekly and each week’s numbers will be included in the weekly Campus Connection email. As of Friday, Nov. 20, there were 22 active cases of students or employees …

University breaks ground on McNichols Campus Renovation Project

Community leaders, members of the Detroit Mercy community and news media joined President Antoine M. Garibaldi on Monday, Nov. 16, for the official groundbreaking celebration of the expansive McNichols Campus Renovation Project announced in February. Garibaldi welcomed the small crowd that had gathered for this event and explained that the …

Titans Together: COVID-19 data update

University of Detroit Mercy is posting current and cumulative cases of COVID-19 on the Titans Together page. These figures will be updated weekly and each week’s numbers will be included in the weekly Campus Connection email. As of Sunday, Nov. 15, there were 36 active cases of students or employees …

Virtual commencement videos celebrate Titan Class of 2020

University of Detroit Mercy honored the Fall 2019 and Winter and Summer 2020 graduates with three virtual commencement ceremonies, Nov. 15. Watch the ceremonies below and visit udmercy.edu/2020 for commencement programs as well as Titan Class of 2020 stories, highlights and videos. Recent graduates: Remember to update your email and …

Empathetic and service-oriented hearts apply for the San Damiano Award

Detroit Mercy students are encouraged to apply for the Franciscan Mission Service San Damiano Servant Leadership Award by Friday, Jan. 22. When St. Francis prayed in the small Portiuncula chapel before the San Damiano Cross, he heard our Lord tell him, “Rebuild my Church.” This call inspired St. Francis not …

College of Health Professions Interim Dean and McAuley School of Nursing Professor Janet Baiardi received the 2020 Nurse Practitioner of the Year Award from the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners for contributions to the education and development of nurse practitioners. The award, presented in September, recognizes a nurse practitioner who …

Professor of Architecture and Superior for the Detroit Jesuits Gilbert Sunghera, S.J. shares in the spiritual message of gratitude by the Midwest Jesuits.

College of Engineering & Science highlights student research during annual symposium

University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Engineering & Science will highlight research performed by undergraduate and graduate students during its eighth annual symposium, Nov. 19 from 12 to 3 p.m. The College of Engineering & Science will showcase nearly 50 research and design posters during the virtual event that highlight …

University observes International Education Week with virtual programming

University of Detroit Mercy is observing International Education Week by hosting several virtual events Nov. 16-19. The week starts with a public webinar remembering the 31st anniversary of the Jesuit martyrs of El Salvador, followed by several events developed for Detroit Mercy students and employees. “This is a time to …

Director of Center for Cybersecurity & Intelligence Studies Tamara Shoemaker is quoted in a Detroit Free Press article about her efforts to create an early pipeline for students interested in cybersecurity. Shoemaker created the Michigan CyberPatriot program six years ago, which serves students from preschool to 12th grade. Also, check out …

Davis earns pair of preseason honors

University of Detroit Mercy men’s basketball student-athlete Antoine Davis has earned several preseason honors ahead of the 2020-21 season. The junior guard was named to the Jerry West Award watch list and recognized as a preseason All-Horizon League First Team member this week. The Jerry West Award recognizes the top …

2020-21 Mission Micro Grant awards are in

The Mission Micro Grant Evaluation Committee and Assistant to the President for Mission Integration Catherine Punsalan-Manlimos have announced the 2020-21 Mission Micro Grant Awards. Now in its thirteenth year, the Mission Micro Grant Program awards annual grants of up to $200 to any full- or part-time Detroit Mercy faculty or …

Titans Together: COVID-19 data update

University of Detroit Mercy is posting current and cumulative cases of COVID-19 on the Titans Together page. These figures will be updated weekly and each week’s numbers will be included in the weekly Campus Connection email. As of Friday, Nov. 6, there were 21 active cases of students or employees …

Grit is Greatness: Student Organization Semester Capstone

Traditionally the Student Life Office invites students to participate in the Student Leadership & Service Conference at the beginning of the semester. This year, COVID-19 regulations changed those plans. Student Life now invites student organizations, and individual students alike, to join the virtual Student Organization Semester Capstone on Tuesday, Nov. …

Detroit Mercy Dental Dean’s High 5 – November 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: ADEA /FEMA donates KN95 masks to the School of Dentistry Dr. Anthony Neely receives the Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring Award by the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) Virtual Commencement …

COVID-19 research project pinpoints operational impact of virus on hospitals and public health agencies

Project offers picture of potential national impact of disease on hospital operations and points to critical need to follow all CDC guidelines Unless the public cooperates with public health agencies and hospitals to prevent the spread of COVID-19, hospitals will run out of beds, resources and staff. These are the …

University Ministry Associate University Minister Salena Ibrahim and Associate Professor of Architecture Gilbert Sunghera, S.J. were pictured and quoted in the Detroit Free Press feature, “’Sacred is the vote’: Nuns and faith leaders seek to defend metro Detroit voters,” Nov. 3.

Titans Together: COVID-19 data update

University of Detroit Mercy is posting current and cumulative cases of COVID-19 on the Titans Together page. These figures will be updated weekly and each week’s numbers will be included in the weekly Campus Connection email. As of Friday, Oct. 30, there were 16 active cases of students or employees …

Commitment to Excellence Awards nominations are open

Nominations for the 2020 Commitment to Excellence Awards will be accepted until midnight on Tuesday, Nov. 10. All full-time, non-exempt staff and administrative exempt employees of the University are eligible. Detroit Mercy staff, faculty or administrators may nominate any colleague. Please direct any questions to the Staff and Administrator Development …

Everyone at Safety Street 2020 had a gourd time

Thank you to all Detroit Mercy student organizations, departments and employees who supported this extra-safe and rain-soaked Safety Street! Curbside and contactless, volunteers distributed more than 600 pounds of donated candy to neighborhood trick-or-treaters on the McNichols Campus, Oct. 23. Detroit Mercy Dental also provided toothpaste, floss and appropriate dental …

Titans Together reminder: Mask Up

There has been a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases throughout the country as well as the Detroit area. University of Detroit Mercy has been fortunate to maintain low numbers, thanks in part to the proactive measures set in place prior to our fall semester return. Thank you to all the …

New STEM scholarship offers full undergraduate tuition

The Science and Engineering Equity Development (SEED) scholarship program supports the success of academically talented students with demonstrated financial need in the fields of computer science, engineering and mathematics. Qualifying students receive full undergraduate tuition for four years, in addition to three paid co-operative summer internships and mentoring from an …

Titans Together: COVID-19 data update

University of Detroit Mercy is posting current and cumulative cases of COVID-19 on the Titans Together page. These figures will be updated weekly and each week’s numbers will be included in the weekly Campus Connection email. As of Friday, Oct. 16, there were 5 active cases of students or employees …

Racial and Cultural Barriers to Mental Health: A discussion on relevant issues

Detroit Mercy will host the town hall, “Racial and Cultural Barriers to Mental Health: A discussion on relevant issues,” on Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. on Zoom. Featured panelists will include: Student Government President Ken Donaldson Black Student Union President Dalonzo Curges Former President of LatinX Edwin …

Intramurals are heating up this fall

All students and employees are welcome to participate in our upcoming intramurals. Sign up at imleagues.com/udmercy or on Detroit Mercy Live. Contact Matt Higley at higleyml@udmercy.edu for more information. Rising Phoenix Archery Sunday, Nov. 1 at 4 p.m. University Recreation is traveling to Rising Phoenix Archery for archery instruction and games. $20 …

Professor of Theology and Religious Studies Patrick Kelly, S.J. presented the webinar, “Giving the Best of Yourself: The Role of Sport for Life,” part of the series “Sport: Re-Thinking Tomorrow,” Oct. 8. The webinar series, which focused on post-pandemic sports, was presented by the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life,. …

Detroit Mercy Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Pamela Zarkowski and the Shared Governance Task Force recognizes and congratulates McNichols Campus faculty on the 15th anniversary of the McNichols Faculty Assembly in September. This month also saw the publication of the 12th edition of Robert’s Rules of Order. To …

Winter intersession, academic advising, class schedules and registration

The University will offer six online undergraduate courses in a Winter intersession, Tuesday, Jan. 5 to Friday, Jan. 15, before the Winter 2021 semester begins on Jan. 19. Undergraduate students will be allowed to register for one intersession course each. Credit and tuition for courses completed will be part of …

Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi is featured in Detroit Free Press article, “Avenue of Fashion retailers see drop in sales, newer businesses struggle to stay afloat,” highlighting the importance of supporting The Avenue of Fashion and local businesses during this time. Read the article online.

Fall Festival photos online

Students safely enjoyed outdoor bubble soccer, painting, laser tag, giveaways and live music at this year’s Fall Festival. All areas followed CDC-approved sanitation protocols, social distancing guidelines and mask procedures. View the photo gallery on Facebook.

McNichols Campus Library Associate Librarian Julia Eisenstein has been appointed Vice-Chair of the ACRL Education and Behavioral Sciences Section Psychology Committee. Eisenstein’s term runs through June 30, 2021.

University receives $1.6 million Department of Education grant

University of Detroit Mercy recently received a $1.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education (DoE) Office of Postsecondary Education. This five-year competitive grant was awarded through the DoE’s Title III Part A Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP), which provides grants to institutions that serve a high percentage of traditionally …

Titans Together: COVID-19 data update

University of Detroit Mercy is posting current and cumulative cases of COVID-19 on the Titans Together page. These figures will be updated weekly and each week’s numbers will be included in the weekly Campus Connection email. As of Friday, Oct. 16, there were 6 active cases of students or employees …

Detroit Mercy Law Associate Dean of Experiential Education Nicholas Schroeck discusses the impact of building demolitions on Detroit residents in the Detroit Free Press article, “Children were at risk so Detroit promised to halt demolitions. But that didn’t happen,” Oct. 17.