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.

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).

Feminist Scholarship Colloquium, Oct. 21

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program’s invites the Detroit Mercy community to its Feminist Scholarship Colloquium on Monday, Oct. 21 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Genevieve Fisk Loranger Architecture Center of the Warren Loranger Architecture Building on our McNichols Campus. The colloquium will feature a talk on “Feminist Theory …

NSF grant to support women in STEM

Detroit Mercy’s (Detroit Mercy) College of Engineering & Science recently received significant support in its efforts to support women in STEM through a five-year collaboration funded by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant of $999,899. This project, which is led by Professor Sarah Kirk of Willamette University, is called the …

Recognizing two leaders for Crain’s Notable Women in Education Leadership honor

Detroit Mercy leaders were featured in Crain’s Detroit Business’ Notable Women in Education Leadership 2019 report. Detroit Mercy’s Katherine Snyder ’89, ’93, dean of the College of Engineering & Science, and Pamela Zarkowski, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, were among 35 Michigan-based women selected by Crain’s Detroit Business …

Professor of English Heather Hill-Vasquez presented, “A Lesson of Response to U.S. Family Separation Policy: ‘Re-membering’ a Late Medieval Play of the Slaughter of the Innocents,” at the Modern Language Association’s International Symposium: in Lisbon, Portugal. Hill-Vasquez also presented her essay, “A Compliant Bride Must Always Also Be an Unruly …

Professor of Philosophy David Koukal published his paper, “Precarious Embodiment: Unwanted Pregnancy and Body (Subject) Interruptus,” in Feminist Philosophy Quarterly, Sept. 14.

Delta Dental Foundation grant extends successful dental health program for underserved pregnant women

A statewide community outreach pilot program for pregnant women in high-risk populations and run by University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry will continue and expand, thanks to a $630,000 grant from the Delta Dental Foundation (DDF). Michigan Initiative for Maternal and Infant Oral Health (MIMOH), which started in 2017 …

iDRAW program will prepare young people for STEM careers

Convincing young people to consider a career in math and science can be challenging. Students in a classroom setting don’t necessarily get to experience how fun and exciting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields can be. University of Detroit Mercy’s new iDRAW (innovating Detroit’s Robotics Agile Workforce) program uses …

CLASA hosts three discussions on Jainism, Rabindranath Tagore and social justice in India

The Carney Latin American Solidarity Archive and Students for Justice in Palestine sponsors three discussions featuring Visva-Bharati University Professor and Chair of Philosophy and Religious Studies Asha Mukherjee. Mukherjee will present, “The History of Jainism and the Moral and Social Implications of Jaina Logic,” on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 4 …

The forthcoming book, Teaching and Designing in Detroit: 10 Women on Pedagogy and Practice, co-edited by Distinguished Professor of Architecture Stephen Vogel and Professor Emerita of Psychology Libby Balter Blume has been accepted for publication in the prestigious Routledge Research in Architecture Series.

Feminist Scholarship Colloquium, Oct. 18

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program’s invites the Detroit Mercy community to its Feminist Scholarship Colloquium on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. in the Presidents Dining Room. The Colloquium will feature presentations by WGS Feminist Scholarship Grant recipients: Associate Professor of Religious Studies Hsiao-Lan Hu, will discuss her …

Join the Women’s Leadership Round Table

The Women’s Leadership Round Table invites all interested colleagues to its first meeting of the semester on Wednesday, Oct. 10, from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 324 of the McNichols Campus Library. Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be offered. For this first discussion, Associate Professor of Nursing Judith Mouch, RSM will …