Automation Alley is bringing back its collaborative team of academic and corporate partners to create a data-rich guide to Industry 4.0 implementation, to be released April 29 at the Detroit Institute of Arts. University of Detroit Mercy is once again an academic research partner.

Detroit Mercy recently received a $6.1 million estate gift to endow a new chair in the College of Business Administration. This is the largest single gift in the history of University of Detroit Mercy.

University of Detroit Mercy’s Gilbert Sunghera, S.J., created the University of Detroit Mercy Liturgical Space Consulting Service, a national service that has been involved with a number of award-winning projects.

Board of Trustee member David Williams II passed away suddenly on Friday, Feb. 8.

University of Detroit Mercy students are currently preparing to help global communities through the institution’s annual University Ministry Service Immersion Trips. But to get there, students need the help of supporters through a special Detroit Mercy Crowd Funding effort.

Detroit Mercy is launching a series of crowdfunding initiatives through the Office of Annual Giving that will impact the success of students as they work toward their degrees.

Grants totaling $1.45 million from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and The Kresge Foundation will support the work of the Impact Detroit Network, of which the University of Detroit Mercy’s Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC) is one of the leaders. These grants will support a major initiative designed to improve the lives of Detroit’s youngest residents.

Detroit Mercy’s annual Day of Giving event is set for Feb. 12 from 12:30-2 p.m. in the Student Union Fountain Lounge. The event will feature free lunch, a photo booth and several ways to win prizes.

University of Detroit Mercy will once again face off against Oakland University for the Detroit Mercy vs. OU Donor Challenge, which takes place Feb. 11-15.

Student president of the Detroit Mercy Chemistry Club to receive the American Chemical Society Leadership Institute Award from the American Chemical Society.

Three Detroit Mercy business students placed in the top 25 in the world in the fall 2018 ETF Global Investment Challenge.

The agora was the center of public life in ancient Greek city-states. It was there residents gathered to shop, watch or take part in athletic activities and participate in the philosophical and political life of the city. University of Detroit Mercy’s Department of Philosophy hopes its new initiative — The Agora Dialogue — will capture the spirit of that open exchange of ideas.

University of Detroit Mercy will celebrate Black History Month throughout February with a variety of events and engagements that are free open to everyone.

The Campaign for University of Detroit Mercy has reached its $100-million goal a year ahead of schedule.

Detroit Mercy Theatre Company will present a devised theater piece Feb. 1-3 at The Marlene Boll Theatre inside the Boll Family YMCA. The project, entitled American Privilege, was made possible in part by a $15,000 grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs as part of its Project Support Program.