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 …

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 …

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 & …

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.

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:

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.

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.

Associate Professor of English Mary-Catherine Harrison published the entry, “Mary Barton (Gaskell),” in The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Victorian Women’s Writing (Lesa Scholl, Editor. Palgrave Macmillan, 2020).

Professor of History Greg Sumner’s op-ed was recently published by the Detroit Free Press.  The article speaks to the Italian campaign in World War II — a point in history often overlooked in history. Sumner points out how approximately 8,000 American soldiers lost their lives before Allied troops finally entered …

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine was quoted in the Truthout op-ed, “Formerly Incarcerated People Should Be Compensated for Telling Their Stories,” May 17. The article compares ex-slaves who spoke for the antislavery movement with former prisoners who advocate for the prison-abolition movement.

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Matthew Mio was interviewed and featured in the Chemical & Engineering News article, “Faculty open up about mental health under the COVID-19 pandemic,” May 18.

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine published an invited article, “Black Abolitionists and the Fifteenth Amendment,” on the National Park Service website. The article highlights the Black Abolitionist Archive at Detroit Mercy.

Associate Professor of English Mary-Catherine Harrison published, “An Ethics of Place: On North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell,” in My Victorian Novel, published by University of Missouri Press. The book is available as an eBook at the McNichols Campus Library or through Project Muse online.

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine published the article, “Teaching the Underground Railroad,” on michiganology.org, the digital arm of the Michigan History Center. Read the full article online.

Associate Professor of Biology Rachelle Belanger has been nominated as candidate for Chair of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology: Division of Neurobiology, Neuroethology, and Sensory Biology (SICB-DNNSB). The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) is one of the largest and most prestigious professional associations of its kind. …

As we seek connection even in our isolation, Professor of English and Co-Director of the University Honors Program Nick Rombes meditates on the “lockdown” of COVID-19 in an article published in 3:AM Magazine. He says, “There’s an invitation in the way those hands touch that reaches, miraculously, across time to …

Assistant Director of Admissions Kal Riebau was featured in the Hometown Life article, “Former college coach brings instant credibility to Bloomfield Hills basketball program,” March 25. Click here to read the full article.

Professor of English Nick Rombes reflects on his time in Iran while serving as a guest speaker at the International Conference on Cinema in the Digital Age, post in 3:AM Magazine. Read the full article online.

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine was interviewed on WDET about the Nancy and Sean Cotton Collection of American Art, 1850-1940 on exhibit at the Oakland University Art Gallery. Finkenbine also gave the talk, “What’s Missing from the Picture?” at the gallery, Feb. 20.

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine published the op-ed, “The Erasure of Slavery at Sullivan’s Island,” Feb. 10. Finkenbine gave the talk, “The Underground Railroad: An Overview,” at Clinton-Macomb Public Library in Clinton Township, Feb. 13. On Feb. 14, Governor Gretchen Whitmer appointed Finkenbine to another term on the Michigan …

MarCom Communications Specialist Ron Bernas’ article, “Three Crucial Topics in Jesuit Higher Education,” was recently featured in Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education magazine.

Associate Professor of History Diane Robinson-Dunn’s article, “Penser les liens entre les orientalismes francais et britannique: L’etude de l’esclavage et de son abolition en afrique du nord et au moyen-orient,” have been published by L’esclavage Oriental et Africain au regard des littératures, des arts et de l’histoire (XVIII-XX siècles) edited …

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine spoke to Microsoft health care executives about the work of the Equal Justice Initiative, and related local efforts aimed at racial reconciliation, Jan. 7.

Director of Language & Cultural Training and Fulbright Scholar Liaison Lara Wasner attended a two-day Fulbright Scholar Liaison training session at Wayne State University to learn about Fulbright opportunities for faculty and students. The event saw the participation of 22 campuses from across the country. Wasner also represented Detroit Mercy …

Professor of History Greg Sumner had two books, “Detroit in World War II” and “Michigan POW Camps in World War II,” available in select Target Stores as part of a holiday promotion between Arcadia publishing and the big box retailer.

Adjunct Professor of Music Daniel Greig, on behalf of the Michigan State Vocal Music Association, presented a workshop, “Teaching Systematic Sight-Singing Daily in the Choral Rehearsal” for new and seasoned choir teachers at Wayne State University in November. Greig also co-composed the song, “The Kingdom of Peace,” which was published …

Senior Lecturer in English Amanda Hiber published an article about soap operas and sexual consent, titled, “On Soap Operas, Rape Is Still Treated as a Crime of Lust and Passion.”

Professor of English John Freeman’s article, “Code Poetry in Motion: E. E. Cummings and his Digital Grasshopper” is now available from the journal, Postmodern Culture. An earlier version of this paper was presented at the College of Liberal Arts & Education Scholarly Colloquium.

Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Katherine Lanigan served as program chair for the Annual ANACHEM Symposium, Nov. 7, 2019. This regional conference highlights analytical chemists and has contributors from many universities as well as scientists from the industry.

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine’s op-ed, “Does Truth Matter Less Than in 1974?” was published by History News Network, Dec. 22.

Associate Professor of Decision Sciences Mithu Bhattacharya was recognized as the faculty sponsor of the year by Alpha Iota Delta, the International Honor Society in the Decision, Information, and Operational Sciences, at the Annual Meeting of Decision Sciences in New Orleans. The University was also awarded the Delta Mu Chapter …

University Minister for Service and Justice Erin McDonald represented Detroit Mercy at a global gathering in Rome, Italy for the 50th Anniversary of the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat (SJES) of the Jesuits. During this gathering, McDonald had a private audience with Pope Francis, at which time he gave a …

MarCom Communications Specialist Timmy Nelson ’11 hosted a 24-hour video game charity marathon and raised more than $2,500 for Beaumont Children’s, part of the Children’s Miracle Network, in Royal Oak. Nelson played popular Nintendo Switch titles live on stream through the non-profit organization Extra Life, Nov. 16.  #ForTheKids Visit his Extra Life …

Professor of History Greg Sumner will emcee The Macomb Symphony Orchestra’s concert, “Holiday Flicks,” on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts. Sumner will set the stage for the fourth consecutive year.

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine led a workshop Underground Railroad for volunteers at the Michigan History Center in Lansing, Nov, 15. Finkenbine was also interviewed on Michigan Public Radio’s “Stateside,” as part of a program on “sanctuary churches” in the era of the Underground Railroad and today, Nov. 12. …

Vice President for University Advancement Arnold D’Ambrosio discussed the identification and development of major-gift donors for advancement prospecting with Helix Education in a recent interview. Watch the video clip on Twitter.

Professor of Philosophy David Koukal’s paper, “The Fatally Flawed Leadership of Donald J. Trump: A Platonic Analysis,” was recently published in the journal Philosophy in the Contemporary World. Read the article online.

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine was a keynote speaker at the 2nd annual Michigan Underground Railroad Heritage Gathering in Lansing, Oct. 26. Finkenbine spoke on “The Native American Underground Railroad in the Midwest” and led the workshops, “Teaching the Underground Railroad.”

Marketing & Communications Associate Vice President Gary Erwin‘s book of short stories, Trail Crossing Sixteen Counties, was nominated by Adelaide Books for the “2020 Michigan Notable Books.” Learn more about the book online or purchase a copy here.