Election 2020 voter registration and resources available

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In the spirit of our diverse faith community, University of Detroit Mercy recognizes that civic engagement is an important value for all and that voting is an essential part of being an engaged citizen. Detroit Mercy has developed a voter resource website at udmercy.edu/vote to provide registration information, election deadlines, sample ballots, tips on mental health and managing election stress as well as faith-based reflections on voting.

We are all in this as Titans Together For the Vote. Share our voting website and resources with fellow Titans and talk to each other about your voting plan.

You now must register to vote in person for the 2020 Election and can do so through Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Also, Friday, Oct. 30 is the last day to apply for an absentee ballot. Track an absentee ballot and ensure it is received on time with the Michigan Voter Information Center.

Visit udmercy.edu/vote for more helpful voting resources and information.

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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 intercession, academic advising, class schedules and registration

The University will offer six online undergraduate courses in a Winter intercession, 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 intercession 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.

Detroit Mercy Dental Dean’s High 5 – October 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: University announces a new campus expansion in Novi Promotions within the Office of Diversity and Inclusion CARES Act Funds Delta Sigma Delta PINK OUT Dental Hygiene Month Celebration

History professor helps state honor Michigan’s Underground Railroad history

After a proclamation by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, September in Michigan has been officially designated Underground Railroad Month, and Detroit Mercy Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine played a crucial role in making that happen. Finkenbine, who is also director of the Black Abolitionist Archive, heard about the idea of …

School Psychology program earns important designation

University of Detroit Mercy’s Specialist in School Psychology program earned an important designation – Verified Course Sequence (VCS) – from the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). This designation indicates that the program’s curriculum meets requirements by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) ensuring ease of preparation for students who …

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. 9, there were 8 active cases of students or employees …

Professor of English John Freeman presented the paper, “Poe’s Philosophy of Comp[utation]: A Programmer’s Guide to ‘The Raven,” and was a discussant at the Language and Literature Symposium, sponsored by the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters, Sept. 26.

NSF grant opens Detroit Mercy research to nation’s students

A consortium led by University of Detroit Mercy will make authentic research experiences more accessible for hundreds of students across the United States, thanks to a recent National Science Foundation (NSF) grant. The three-year, $300,000 award funds the expansion of a Fly-CURE (Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience) undergraduate genetics laboratory course …

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. 2, there were 10 active cases of students or employees …

Detroit Mercy School of Architecture Dean Dan Pitera was featured on DPTV’s “One Detroit,” exploring the questions, “How are Detroit’s highways a relic of structural racism?” and “What can we do to reckon with the past?” Watch the segment below or read the transcript online.

Time for some Conversations

University of Detroit Mercy is well represented in the fall edition of Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education, now available on campus and online. The issue is devoted to two of the four Universal Apostolic Preferences announced in February 2019 by Jesuit Superior General Fr. Arturo Sosa. These preferences are to …

Assistant to the President for Mission Integration Catherine Punsalan-Manlimos was a featured panelist at the Zoom symposium, “A Prophet is Not Known in Her Town: Conversations on Visionary Women,” Sept. 24-25. The symposium presented a variety of interdisciplinary conversations on the prophetic imagination of women.

University of Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi will be featured as a panelist in a National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine workshop on Oct. 6. The panel will explore the response and decisions made by higher education leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as their impact on …

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, Sept. 25, there were seven active cases of students or employees …

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine co-presented the webinar, “Teaching the Underground Railroad,” with Oakland University Development and Educational Studies Instructor Carol Bacak-Egbo, Sept. 23. This session was part of the virtual Michigan Underground Railroad Heritage Gathering.

Environmental Design Research Association conference call for proposals

University of Detroit Mercy and Wayne State University will co-host the 52nd annual conference of the Environmental Design Research Association, EDRA52 DETROIT: Just Environments. The Environmental Design Research Association invites practitioners, researchers and educators to collaboratively rethink how environmental research and practice may serve as a foundation for change and …

Detroit Mercy Law celebrates Red Mass

School of Law prioritized health and safety as they virtually celebrated the annual Red Mass, Sept. 22. The Red Mass is attended by judges, lawyers, civic leaders, faculty and law students of all faiths, asking God to bless and strengthen their hearts and minds to effectively achieve justice. Celebrant Gary …

Assistant Professor of Biology and Paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim‘s Spinosaurus discovery was featured in The National Geographic article, “Case for ‘river monster’ Spinosaurus strengthened by new fossil teeth,” Sept. 23. Read the full article.

Mercy Day Greetings

The latest reflection organized by Assistant to the President for Mission Integration Catherine Punsalan-Manlimos: Today we celebrate Mercy Day, a commemoration of the opening of the House of Mercy on Baggot Street in Dublin in 1827. As we do so, I am aware that during this time, the Sisters of …