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University of Detroit Mercy freshmen will kick off their college careers by doing a day of volunteer work in the Fitzgerald neighborhood in Northwest Detroit. The yearly tradition is part of the Detroit Mercy orientation program, “Prologues, Transitions and Viewpoints (PTV).” Students will work in several areas over two days on Aug. 23 and 24. Community members and Detroit Mercy faculty and staff are welcome to join in the day of service.

A group of seven Detroit Mercy students and two of their professors gathered at the statue of Jesus on the McNichols Campus and said a prayer asking the Lord for safe travels during their journey down south. The group was embarking on a weeklong travel course to Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi, exploring the southern Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and ’60s. It is the first class of its kind at Detroit Mercy.

Interested in a variety of locally grown produce, sweets, jewelry and gifts right in your backyard? Check out the Market On The Ave in the lot between Florence and Grove across the street from the McNichols Campus of University of Detroit Mercy.

University of Detroit Mercy is partnering with two prestigious Chinese universities to bring a cohort of students to Detroit this fall. While here, the students will work in Detroit Mercy’s state-of-art labs with renowned faculty, and earn their bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Thanks to a unique partnership with University of Detroit Mercy, nonprofit organizations that partner with Ford Motor Company volunteers have a new way of connecting those groups with willing workers. Detroit Mercy recently released GoodTurn, an iPhone app that brings nonprofits that have materials to move with volunteers who have vehicles to move it.

Join the party at University of Detroit Mercy's 2017 Homecoming on Sept. 29 & 30, as we fill our campus with food, fun and community activities. The celebration is open to all; young and old, students and alumni, neighbors and out-of-towners, we want everyone to feel at home. Let's build this Titan tradition together!

The University of Detroit Mercy men's and women's track and field programs extended their long history of classroom excellence as both squads earned the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team honor for the 15th and 16th consecutive year, respectively.

The School of Architecture will host the nationally renowned Hip Hop Architecture Camp, Aug. 7-11, on the McNichols Campus.

Men’s golfer Kyle Gaines (Oxford) and women’s golfers Sarah Montone (Novi), Brooke Sharpe (Kitchener, Ont.) and Sarah Thompson (Canton) were all tabbed All-American Scholars. Gaines was honored by the Cleveland Golf/Srixon Golf Coaches Association (GCAA), while Montone, Sharpe and Thompson were honored by the All-American Scholars by the Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA).

The city of Detroit reflects on the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Detroit Uprising with the recent release of the film, “Detroit.” Professor of Education Isaiah “Ike” McKinnon vividly remembers the tragic events, as he was a young police officer with only two years experience when the city was ravaged.

When Richard and Penny Persiani heard a group of Detroit Mercy Dental students were raising money for a trip to Central America to help Guatemalans who don’t have access to dental care, they knew they had to contribute.

University of Detroit Mercy recently appointed Megan O. Conrad, Ph.D., as the institution’s Clare Boothe Luce Professor. Funded by a five-year, $476,000 grant from Henry Luce Foundation’s Clare Boothe Luce Program, Conrad will serve as a role model and mentor for women in the STEM fields. She is the only current Clare Boothe Luce Professor in Michigan.

Every year, the Fr. Vincent Welch Memorial Dinner raises funds for scholarships for students of University of Detroit Mercy and Loyola High School. On Tuesday, Artona Millhouse ’16 told a large crowd the difference the scholarship she received to attend Detroit Mercy has made in her life. We excerpted it here because we thought it was something everyone should hear.

Detroit Mercy’s work with our neighborhood was highlighted in the 2016 Invest Detroit Annual Report titled “Rebuilding a city. Building community.”

Detroit Mercy's men's basketball non-conference schedule features seven home games, four games in the 2K Classic, a showdown with Michigan at Little Caesars Arena and road trip to UCLA.

University of Detroit Mercy Physician Assistant student Jamie Murawski loves to help people, it’s why she’s in school to be a Physician Assistant (PA). She also loves to help potential PA students. Through social media and blogging, Murawski chronicles her ups, downs and everything in between during her journey through PA school. Prospective PA students can follow Murawski’s progress and ask questions along the way.

The GM Student Corps celebrates its fifth and largest year, helping young people in underserved school districts transform their communities and jump start their futures. Students will spend the day at University of Detroit Mercy’s McNichols Campus on Thursday, July 20, engaging with faculty and learning important life skills as they prepare for college. Pershing High and Detroit Collegiate Prep at Northwestern are the latest schools to join the nine-week program, for a total of 15 schools and 150 student interns from Metro Detroit, Flint and Pontiac.

University of Detroit Mercy was well-represented at the World Union of Jesuit Alumni Congress, held at John Carroll University in Cleveland, June 28-July 2. The organization is dedicated to celebrating Jesuit education and Ignatian spirituality.

University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Engineering & Science and ReBUILDetroit Program will host Otis W. Brawley, M.D., chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society. This special event takes place Friday, Aug. 4, from 11 a.m. to noon in the Student Center, located in the Student Center on the McNichols Campus.

University of Detroit Mercy is helping meet the current need for engineers trained in Systems Engineering with its new Systems Engineering Graduate Certificate. Detroit Mercy has been among the national leaders in Systems Engineering education through its Master of Science in Product Development (MPD) program. Now, students have a chance to earn a graduate certificate in Systems Engineering.

The College of Engineering & Science at University of Detroit Mercy is holding the STEPS Pre-College Summer Camp Program for high school girls during the next two weeks. This program is available at discounted rates to help expose greater numbers of girls to the science, technology and engineering fields.

Something extraordinary is happening in neighborhoods all around the city of Detroit. Hundreds of lots formerly plagued by abandoned houses and crab grass are now home to chicken coops, flower and vegetable gardens, and large-scale drip irrigation fields blooming with crops of all kinds. While the majority of “urban gardens” are the result of residential cooperatives, dozens of farms have also set up shop in Detroit.

A $3,000 Impact Detroit Community Innovation Mini-Grant allowed the children’s literacy initiative Rx for Reading Detroit to distribute more than 1,500 new books to Detroit children in June.

As a program manager of the Community and Economic Development division at the City of Flint, Emily Doerr is in prime position to do what she loves. “I want to be someone who can make change happen, on-the-ground, one day at a time,” she said.

University of Detroit Mercy’s Center for Social Entrepreneurship in the College of Business Administration partnered with the Michigan Women’s Foundation and Ford Motor Company Fund to present the EmpowerHER summit on the University’s McNichols Campus.

University of Detroit Mercy Associate Professor of Nursing Linda Thiel was recently selected for a 2017 Global Center Faculty Fellowship from Loyola University Chicago and the institution’s John Felice Rome Center (JFRC).  

After finishing one of the greatest careers in Titan history, Detroit Mercy golfer Sarah Thompson was nominated for the NCAA Woman of the Year award.

Jerome Neyer '61 Civil Engineering was awarded the Horace H. Rackham Humanitarian Award at the Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD) Annual Dinner on June 21.

The national reputation of Detroit Mercy’s Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC) continues to rise. The DCDC is currently advising community development and economic engine groups in Memphis and Milwaukee as part of a grant by the Kresge Foundation’s American Cities Practice.

Things have come full circle for Patrick Masterson at the University of Detroit Mercy Student Success Center. The MBA student who first went to the center as a freshman to get help with math now works there, providing tutoring in English, history and economics. The Student Success Center is located in the library and provides free tutoring for every subject.

On August 5, a group of 16 dental students, two dentists and one hygienist from University of Detroit Mercy’s School of Dentistry and Clinic will embark on a mission trip to Chichicastenango, Guatemala. The American Student Dental Association (ASDA) chapter looks to provide dental care to more than 300 adults and children.

Recently, Will Wittig, dean of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture, was named to the Detroit City of Design Stewardship Board to serve in an advisory capacity to the Detroit Creative Corridor Center. This is the local organization that applied for designation by the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO).

Friends, family, and colleagues gathered at University of Detroit Mercy School of Law on Friday, June 9, to celebrate the retirement of Adjunct Professors Richard T. Krisciunas '72, '75 and Michael V. Morgan '69, '72. The pair has been co-teaching the School’s Criminal Trial Clinic since 2008.

To those familiar with her accomplishments, it shouldn’t come as a great surprise that Nara Gonczigsuren was named this year’s undergraduate Vivere ex Missione Award winner. The honor, presented at commencement to a graduating student who best exemplifies the mission of University of Detroit Mercy, seems like a natural fit for Gonczigsuren, a biology major and leadership minor.

The University of Detroit Mercy Department of Athletics along with one of its partners in Good Problem Productions added another trophy to their legacy in a 2017 Michigan Emmy.

University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Business Administration will host the Center for Social Entrepreneurship Pitch Night on Friday, June 9, 2017 from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. The event takes place in the School of Architecture’s Genevieve Fisk Loranger Architecture Center on Detroit Mercy’s McNichols Campus, 4001 W. McNichols Rd. in Detroit.

Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi attended the 2017 Mackinac Policy Conference, May 30-June 2, and met with media outlets, legislators and policy makers about the University’s work in the community.

Students in University of Detroit Mercy’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department will show off their self-driving vehicle this weekend at the annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC) held in Rochester, Mich., thanks in large part to two gifts to the University.

“Oh well” is better than “what if.” Omar Aburashed often heard his grandfather give that advice, and it’s something he has taken to heart. “He was saying it’s better to try and fail than to wonder,” explained Aburashed, who, at 30, is following two seemingly different paths, but both are fueled by a drive to help the little guy.

They say, “running is 90 percent mental and the rest is physical.” Detroit Mercy distance runner Ben Kendell lives by this adage, and was recently named College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District for Track & Field/Cross Country, May 25.

University of Detroit Mercy’s 2017 Homecoming will kick off the weekend of September 29-30 with lots of fun and exciting events on the McNichols, Corktown (Dental) and Riverfront (Law) campuses.

Sarah Cornwell heard her named called when Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi announced the graduate winner of the Vivere ex Missione Award, but it took a minute for her to take it all in.

College of Engineering & Science Dean Gary Kuleck will receive the 2017 Engineering Society of Detroit’s Distinguished Service Award from Robert Magee, ESD executive director, and the organization’s Board of Directors.

Are you looking to move up in your career, but require a graduate degree to make this happen? University of Detroit Mercy can help you make the most of your company’s tuition assistance program by offering graduate certificates and degrees designed to advance your skill set and energize your career. Through a special partnership program, employees of Automation Alley member companies may be eligible to receive a 50 percent tuition discount.

John Staudenmaier, S.J. presents the concept of nostalgia as a distraction to loving this world for what it is, flaws and all. Fr. Staudenmaier gave a presentation to the Jesuit Alumni and Friends of Detroit (JAFD) group, May 17, at the Detroit Athletic Club, called, "Our 21st-century demon: Nostalgia."

Horacio Falcón was only 7 when he and his family arrived in the U.S. from Venezuela to get the medical care his father needed following an accident. Unfortunately, things didn’t go as planned.

Angelina Fiordellisi ’81 is a seasoned actress, theatre producer and play director who has won many awards — including a Tony Award — and worked with some of the top producers, directors and actors on and off Broadway.

Walking out of his last final, Nick Boynton checked his email to find his ideal summer job waiting for him. He was offered a position with NASA at the Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Oh. Boynton, a Chemistry sophomore and a Titan’s men’s lacrosse player, will be working with polymer aerogels for potential aerospace applications.

Friday, Detroit Mercy Dental and Law students put their college days behind them by graduating. On Saturday, students from the McNichols Campus take that important step. These alumni join some 87,000 living alumni of University of Detroit, Mercy College of Detroit and Detroit Mercy, using their Jesuit and Mercy education to lead and serve in the world.

The future was female at University of Detroit Mercy on Friday, as the school hosted the American Heart Association’s “Go Red Goes STEM,” a unique event that brought together young women from Detroit Public Schools with an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and mentors already working in the field.

As Detroit Mercy valedictorian Sehie Olivia Koh was deciding where to attend college, she found herself drawn to Detroit Mercy because of its commitment to community service and its pre-dental program. She was also intrigued by the City of Detroit’s story.

Valedictorian Sehie Olivia Koh elected to live on her own in the United States while her family stayed in South Korea so she could attend college at University of Detroit Mercy.

Four members of the men's lacrosse team earned All-MAAC Second Team honors, three were tabbed to the All-Rookie squad and 19 made the grade for the All-Academic Team at the annual MAAC Championship banquet.

Every college student wants to feel like they’ve left their mark when they graduate, but few people have the impact of Detroit Mercy valedictorian Sehie Olivia Koh. Thankfully, two of her passion projects will live on after she graduates. The Movement charity fashion show and the Boys 2 Men service project will both continue in the fall under new leadership.

If you look up the definition of the word valedictorian, you won’t see words like inspiring, caring, determined, smart, dedicated, giving, selfless or driven. But University of Detroit Mercy’s 2017 valedictorian Sehie Olivia Koh is all of those things and more. Koh has excelled in the classroom, student organizations, Residence Life, friendships, mentoring and, in her biggest passion, service and charity work.

University of Detroit Mercy will hold its annual commencement ceremonies on May 12 and 13, 2017. All three commencement ceremonies will take place in Calihan Hall on the McNichols Campus.

Each year, University of Detroit Mercy honors one alumnus from each school and college during the Alumni Achievement Spirit Awards. This year, the 2017 Spirit Awards were held Student Center Ballroom on the McNichols Campus, April 28.

Interested in Detroit Mercy's Theatre and Performing Arts program? Here are five things you should know about the program.

Detroit Mercy Athletic Director Robert Vowels hosted 11 institutions and the NCCA on campus April 24 for the NCAA's Pathways Program. This program assists individuals in athletic offices who aspire to be athletic directors. Detroit Mercy President Dr. Garibaldi welcomed the group to campus.

Detroit Mercy students saw their hard work evolve from a simple idea to life-changing results when they presented their capstone projects to veterans at the VA Medical Center. Detroit Mercy Engineering and Nursing students, along with Lawrence Technological University students, collaborated with veterans to create projects to help the veterans in their every-day lives.

The Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC) will take its design philosophy to community leaders in Memphis, Tenn., and Milwaukee, Wisc., thanks to a $39,000 grant from The Kresge Foundation.

Ford Motor Company Fund has continued generously funding the work of Campus Kitchen at Detroit Mercy by providing a grant to cover the salary of a manager for the program.

University of Detroit Mercy named Gary J. Erwin as Associate Vice President for Marketing & Public Affairs, effective April 17.

Assistant Director of Housing Operations Laviettriea 'Ms. Vee' Terrell never sought any extra attention or praise, but the students she helps every day made sure she was recognized for her work by awarding her the Phenomenal Women’s Ashley Gray Legacy Award.

Author Ta-Nehisi Coates shared his thoughts about the history, and future, of race relations in the United States during his talk at Detroit Mercy's Calihan Hall.

University of Detroit Mercy welcomed author, journalist, educator and National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates on Tuesday, April 4 in Calihan Hall on McNichols Campus. Coates' talk, "Between the World and Me," began at 6:30 p.m.

The upcoming appearance by author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates at Calihan Hall has created a buzz among Detroit Mercy students, faculty and staff.

Five things you should know about Detroit Mercy's Student Life Office.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law is expanding its clinical program with the creation of a new Housing Law Clinic opening in May 2017 in downtown Detroit. The new clinic is being funded by a recent $20,000 grant from the Michigan State Bar Foundation.

The inaugural edition of Titan Talk features five questions with Detroit Mercy Student Government Association President Dhruv Patel, who discusses SGA's accomplishments, advice for incoming students and his favorite memories at Detroit Mercy.

Detroit Mercy Professor of History Roy Finkenbine's friendship with renowned author, journalist and educator Ta-Nehisi Coates led to Coates' upcoming appearance at Detroit Mercy.

Students Olivia Koh and Asia Rawls are looking to build on the success of last year's charity fashion show at Detroit Mercy by hosting an even bigger event this year, titled CCC The Movement.

University of Detroit Mercy’s Nurse Anesthesia program ranked the 10th best and the MBA program ranked among the top 20 graduate Management programs in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s “2018 Best Graduate Schools.”

Detroit Mercy’s Theatre Company presents the puppet-filled musical, Avenue Q, running March 24 – April 9.

University of Detroit Mercy has formed a new nursing partnership with Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids.

The Theatre Company of University of Detroit Mercy’s 46th season continues with William Inge’s Bus Stop, running Feb. 9-26, at the Marlene Boll Theatre at the downtown Detroit YMCA.

Engineering students at University of Detroit Mercy will benefit from one of the largest gifts ever given to the University by an alumnus.

The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) has conferred its prestigious Fellow Status on Libby Balter Blume, Ph.D. She is a professor of Psychology at University of Detroit Mercy and a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE).

Engineering students are the beneficiaries of an $80,000 grant from the Sutaruk Foundation.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law will host its 19th McElroy Lecture on Law and Religion on Thursday, March 2, 2017. This year's lecturer is Intisar A. Rabb, Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and Director of its Islamic Legal Studies Program. Rabb holds an appointment as a Professor of History at Harvard University and as the Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The title of her lecture is, "Qāḍī Justice: Islamic Law as Procedure."

A $10,000 grant from the Pierre Fauchard Academy will help University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry bring oral care to patients with special needs.

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