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 …

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 …

University proudly honors 2020 Vivere ex Missione Award winners

Detroit Mercy is pleased to honor the winners of the 2020 annual Vivere ex Missione Award, which is typically presented each year during commencement exercises to graduating students who best exemplify the mission of Detroit Mercy. This year’s winners are Dohna A. Dudley (College of Business Administration undergraduate student), Vania …

Ringing in the holiday season with employee recognition

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Detroit Mercy Christmas Party and Employee Recognition Celebration last week. As is tradition, Human Resources presented the Commitment to Excellence Awards. Congratulations to this year’s recipients: Financial Aid Data Operations Specialist Marisa Tucker (Rising Star) College of Health Professions Administrative Assistant …

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 …

Commitment to Excellence Awards nominations are open

Nominations for the 2019 Commitment to Excellence Awards will be accepted until midnight on Friday, Nov. 8. 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 …

CBA presents Business Leadership Awards

Detroit Mercy’s College of Business Administration (CBA) celebrated the annual Business Leadership Awards, Oct. 6, during a celebration at the Detroit Golf Club. Additionally, the College announced the opening of the Center for Practice and Research in Management & Ethics (PRIME) and launched the Center’s national speaker series with information …

Detroit Mercy Dental Dean Mert Aksu was awarded a Community Leadership Award by the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services for his “unwavering dedication, vision and commitment to dental education and community service.”

Nursing faculty and students to be recognized with The Daisy Award

University of Detroit Mercy nursing faculty and students will be honored May 9 with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Faculty and The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Students. These awards are part of The DAISY Foundation’s mission to express gratitude to nurses with programs that recognize them for the …

Detroit Mercy’s Burson wins 2019-20 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant

University of Detroit Mercy faculty member Rosanne Burson recently received a prestigious 2019-20 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant. This is her first Fulbright Award. She is the program coordinator for the University’s College of Health Professions (CHP) Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). She is also an associate professor in the CHP’s …

Detroit Mercy Dental Clinical Staff Assistant Kathy Metzger received this year’s School of Dentistry ACE Award. Colleagues describe Metzger as someone who “cares deeply for patients, doing her best to assure that they have the best treatment and a positive experience,” and “has very high standards for patient care.” The …

Clinical Assistant Professor of Graduate Education and Clinical Dentistry Yung-Ting Hsu was named recipient of the Nevins Teaching and Clinical Research Fellowship from the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation. Eligible recipients include full-time periodontal educators who have been teaching one to five years and are board-certified in periodontology. The Nevins …

Marketing & Communications Social Media Manager & Communications Specialist Amy Skimin received the 2018 Pride of CASE V Award – Silver Place in “Best in Writing for the Media” for her article, “Detroit Mercy capstone project gives students chance to change lives.” Skimin will accept the award at the CASE …

College of Engineering & Science Assistant Dean for Academics and Professor of Chemistry & Biochemsitry Elizabeth Roberts-Kirchhoff’s work titled, “Incorporation of Environmental Chemistry and Sustainability into the Graduate and Undergraduate Curriculum,” has been selected as one of the 2019 recipients of the ACS-CEI Award for Incorporating Sustainability into Chemistry Education. The …

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Professor Lawrence Dubin received the State Bar of Michigan’s John W. Reed Michigan Lawyer Legacy Award during the annual State Bar of Michigan NEXT Conference in Grand Rapids. The prestigious John W. Reed Michigan Lawyer Legacy Award is presented periodically to an educator …

Architecture journal wins prestigious award

University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture’s student journal Dichotomy won the 2018 Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals from the American Institute of Architects/Center for Architecture this past summer. The journal received an award of $2,000, which will help support publication costs in 2019. Dichotomy is a student-published journal …

Nominations are open for the Commitment to Excellence Awards

Nominations for the 2018 Commitment to Excellence Awards will be accepted until midnight on Monday, Nov. 5. 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 …

Nominate your favorite librarian

Librarians touch the lives of the people they serve every day. Through Monday, Oct. 1, all Detroit Mercy students, faculty, staff and administrators are encouraged to nominate your favorite librarian for the annual I Love My Librarian award. The I Love My Librarian award is a collaborative program of Carnegie …

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine published the article, “Want to Understand American Slavery?” on the History News Network, July 22. Finkenbine also presented the paper, “The Fugitive Slave Experience in Indian Country: Perrysburg, Ohio, as a Case Study” at the annual meeting of the Midwestern History Association at Grand …

United Children and Family Head Start (UCFHS) presented its Community Service Award to Associate Professor of English Mary-Catherine Harrison in recognition of the partnership between UCFHS and Rx for Reading Detroit.

Professor of Architecture Dan Pitera was named winner of the 2018 American Institute of Architect Detroit Chapter’s Charles Blessing Award. This prestigious award is given to recognize an individual who shows leadership in planning and civic issues and exemplifies the vision, commitment and the accomplishments of Charles A. Blessing, FAIA, …