Professor to work on motion planning of robots through Fulbright program

Several things have to fall into place for a professor to be chosen for a Fulbright Award, and it usually takes several applications. So, University of Detroit Mercy Professor Emeritus Mohan Krishnan was surprised when he was chosen by the international organization this year. But everything just seemed to work …

Snapshots of a Pandemic

We may be in the middle of a pandemic, but life goes on. Detroit Mercy’s Marketing & Communications Team is collecting stories of the many inspiring and heartwarming ways our alumni, students and other members of the University community are responding. In the series we are calling “Snapshots of a …

Detroit Mercy ranks among top 15% of U.S. universities for career earnings

The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW) November 2019 report A First Try at ROI: Ranking 4,500 Colleges shows that 40 years after enrollment, bachelor’s degrees from private colleges have the highest returns on investment. Most importantly, Detroit Mercy is among the top U.S. universities for return …

2020 #MakeMercyReal Video Contest

The Sisters of Mercy are calling all Detroit Mercy students to use video to tell a compelling story of how people in their communities “make mercy real” and live out the Sisters of Mercy’s Critical Concerns. Share and upload a video focusing on one of the following: educating about an …

Detroit Mercy’s campaign completion story reaches more than 130 news outlets

Coverage of the Detroit Mercy’s campaign completion skyrockets and is re-posted in 133 news outlets. The story, “University of Detroit Mercy’s celebration of $100-million campaign ushers in new era of growth and opportunity for institution,” potentially reached 80 million viewers. Top media outlets included Seeking Alpha, MarketWatch, Morningstar and PR Newswire. …

Grants aid Detroit Mercy service work and students

Recent charitable grants totaling more than half a million dollars will support scholarships, programs, faculty research and community outreach at University of Detroit Mercy. The two largest grants, totaling $420,000, were made by the Kresge Foundation to the Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC), a nonprofit architecture and urban design firm …

Achievement of $100-million campaign ushers in era of growth and opportunity

On Dec. 14, Detroit Mercy celebrated the institution’s record-breaking $100-million campaign and began a new phase of growth for the next decade with a strong momentum. Detroit Mercy’s Build a Boundless Future: The Campaign for University of Detroit Mercy has exceeded the goal and surpassed $111 million in commitments, with …

Detroit Mercy Theatre Company presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Detroit Mercy Theatre Company‘s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” written by William Shakespeare and directed by Outreach & Audience Development Coordinator Damian Torres-Botello, S.J. is coming Jan. 30, 31, Feb. 1, 2, 6, 7, 8 and 9, 2020. Witness a world transformed into a place of magic, laughter and healing, as …

Students, faculty explore differential equations through models

Detroit Mercy students and faculty explored using models to solve differential equations during a recent educational workshop, hosted by Professor of Mathematics Xiaohui (Kathy) Zhong. The talk, titled “Bringing Models to Math Classes,” is part of Detroit Mercy’s Department of Mathematics Research Colloquium Series, which aims to blend pioneering research …

Thanksgiving turkey giveaway

Detroit Mercy’s Department of Athletics, in partnership with the Kalasho Empowerment of Young Scholars (KEYS) and INVEST Roosevelt Alternative High School, will unite in giving away 500 free Thanksgiving turkeys to Detroit area residents. This special holiday event takes place Thursday, Nov. 21 at Calihan Hall from 10 a.m. to …

MarCom Reminder: Editorial Services

Marketing & Communications is able to provide editorial services through requests submitted on the MarCom communications review request form. All requests are welcome and must abide by the following guidelines: The official style for Detroit Mercy communications is the Associated Press, current edition. Requests for editing must provide a minimum …

President Garibaldi urges legislators to stop playing budget games or students will lose

Many Michiganders may see the budget battle going on in Lansing as political gamesmanship. But the fallout of cutting funding to many important programs will be very real for Detroit Mercy’s programming, students and the community, says University President Antoine M. Garibaldi in an oped piece printed in the Detroit …

MarCom Reminder: Fake News Alert

Well, not actual fake news…but news nonetheless. If you receive contact from a reporter in the media and they are not looking to interview you, please direct them to MarCom. The office works with the media on a daily basis and we are happy to respond to all media inquiries. …

MarCom Reminder: Stay on brand

In 2016, the University invested heavily in a scientific marketing research study and brand development effort. Along with this new brand came a set of brand standards and guidelines (aka, identity guidelines) that MarCom is charged with upholding. However, it takes a village to ensure that a brand gains traction. …

Detroit Mercy hosts global conference examining urban areas

Urban planners, designers, philosophers and other academics from around the world will visit Detroit when University of Detroit Mercy hosts “Philosophy of the City,” a global conference that examines cities through a variety of philosophical themes, on Oct. 3-5. Detroit Mercy’s School of Architecture and Department of Philosophy are sponsoring …

Be a Titan for a day!

Applicants are invited to experience academic life at University of Detroit Mercy from an insider’s point of view, Sept. 30 to Nov. 1. If you know a prospective student interested in shadowing a current Titan for a day, visit our website or text TITAN to 313-550-9422. Titan for a Day …

MarCom Process: Proof Approval Form

Individuals and departments requesting services from Marketing & Communications (MarCom) will now be required to complete an approval form when project is complete. This new process helps the department track the review of materials and ensures that all information is correct according to the individual and department requesting the project. …

Celebrate Titan pride and fall colors at Homecoming 2019, Sept. 20-21

University of Detroit Mercy will celebrate Homecoming 2019 on Sept. 20-21. Join the Fall Festival-themed festivities as you reconnect with the University through two exciting days filled with food, fun and celebrations. Attendees will enjoy several exciting activities, including zip lining, casino games, carnival games benefiting Detroit Mercy student groups …

Detroit Mercy ranked among top 200 U.S. institutions

For 18 consecutive years, Detroit Mercy has achieved top tier rankings for Midwest Best Regional Universities in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” edition. This year, based on changes instituted by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, Detroit Mercy is now ranked with the top national universities. Detroit Mercy …

SOA researchers document first amphitheater discovered in Europe in 150 Years

This spring, architecture students, professors, and volunteers associated with the School of Architecture and Volterra-Detroit Foundation were offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel to Volterra, Italy, to help digitally archive the first ancient amphitheater discovery in Europe in 150 years. 13 particiapnts settled into the Etruscan-era town to digitally scan …

Detroit Mercy ranks in top 20% of U.S. Universities in Wall Street Journal’s/THE 2020 Times rankings

Detroit Mercy has made a significant jump in The Wall Street Journal’s (WSJ) 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) college rankings that were released Sept. 4. The University is ranked among the top 20% of all U.S. universities. The WSJ/THE ranked Detroit Mercy 172 out of almost 1,000 schools in the U.S. It …

Round Ball Luncheons return

Detroit Mercy Titan Athletics will host the first Round Ball Luncheon of the 2019-2020 season on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at noon in Calihan Hall’s Ed & Brooks Room. Athletic Director Robert Vowels will provide a department update along with team previews from several of our coaches. If you would like …

Detroit Mercy and Wayne State’s ReBUILDetroit receives renewal from NIH

University of Detroit Mercy and Wayne State University’s ReBUILDetroit program recently received a renewal grant of more than $19 million over five years from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The ReBUILDetroit program works to encourage undergraduate students from underrepresented or economically disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue careers in biomedical research. …

New assistant to the president for mission integration appointed

Detroit Mercy has appointed Catherine Punsalan-Manlimos, Ph.D., to the position of assistant to the president for mission integration. She will begin her new role Aug. 26. In this position, Punsalan-Manlimos will continue to reinforce the importance of Detroit Mercy’s Catholic, Mercy and Jesuit identity with students, faculty, staff and alumni. …