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 …

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

School of Law Associate Dean of Experiential Education Nicholas Schroeck discusses the effects of the West Coast wildfires in Michigan on “Stateside” on Michigan Public Radio. Listen to the full conversation.

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine gave the talk, “A Slave Couple Crosses Lake Erie, 1820,” as part of a webinar Freedom Seekers Traveling the Great Lakes Region of the Underground Railroad, Sept. 17. The event was sponsored by the AKA Sorority of the Great Lakes Region, a leading African …

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine participated in a panel for the webinar, “The Fluid Frontier Revisited: The Underground Railroad in the Detroit River Borderland,” Sept. 1. This meeting was the first event in the month-long Michigan Underground Railroad Heritage Gathering.

Detroit Collaborative Design Center Design and Research Fellow Charles Cross and six other Black landscape architects were featured in the August 2020 issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine, discussing the spatial factors around the coronavirus pandemic as well as public violence in the United States. Read the feature in the latest …

An excerpt from Marketing & Communications Associate Vice President Gary Erwin‘s novel-in-progress, Grindstone Creek, appeared in Adelaide Literary Magazine. Read the excerpt in the current issue online.

Isaiah McKinnon ’75, ’78, a retired Detroit Mercy professor, retired chief of police of the Detroit Police Department and former deputy mayor of Detroit was interviewed about the shifting relationship between police and the community, and how to responsibly bring about change in the Detroit Free Press article, “Retired Detroit …

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine was interviewed on Travel Michigan about the upcoming Michigan Underground Railroad Heritage Gathering, airing on state radio stations, Aug. 29-30. The gathering is a ten-session virtual program that will air as a Zoom webinar throughout the month of September. Finkenbine chaired the Program Committee …

Professor of English John Freeman‘s article, “E. E. Cummings by the Numbers,” was published in Essays in Criticism by Oxford University Press. Read the abstract available online.

At the President’s Convocation last week, Agere ex Missione Awards were presented to a staff and faculty member who “work the mission” of the University. This year’s awardees were Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Department Chair Matt Mio and Institutional Development Core Coordinator of ReBUILDetroit Jazhara Mayes. Visit the …

Several restaurants on the Avenue of Fashion, the stretch of Livernois Avenue just north of Detroit Mercy’s McNichols Campus, now feature outdoor seating, allowing them to safely reopen and serve the community. University President Antoine M. Garibaldi highlighted the additions in the recent Michigan Chronicle article, “Live6 Alliance in Detroit …

The Michigan Poison Control Center has seen a spike in cases involving cleaning products and children. Assistant Professor of the Physician Assistant program Yolonda Freeman-Hildreth dissects the hidden dangers of these products and provides ways to help keep children safe. Watch the interview online.

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 Law Director of Career Services & Outreach Katharine Harrison’s article, “Four Tips for Newer Attorneys During COVID-19,” was published in the June/July Issue of The Detroit Lawyer. Read the full issue online.

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.