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.

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.

Detroit Mercy Psychology graduate student Christina Nguyen won the Michigan Tutorial Association’s (MTA) Tutor-of-the-Year Award. She was honored at the MTA Connections Conference on Friday, Nov. 2, at Wayne State University.

The College of Liberal Arts & Education will host the annual Ethics Bowl on Nov. 9 at 12:30 in the Fountain Lounge of the Student Union on the McNichols campus.   

For the second year in a row, a group of University of Detroit Mercy students studied the American civil rights movement where it happened, as history professors Roy Finkenbine and Gregory Sumner led a weeklong trip through Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi in early summer 2018. The journey was part of a “Topics in African American History” class, and instead of reading about the Edmund Pettus Bridge and Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in a textbook, participants experienced these sites — and many more — in person. They returned home from the trip having eaten more than a little barbeque and with many stories to tell. One student, Mary Kate McNally, has agreed to share her experience on this eye-opening trip.

Explore more than 40 Majors, Minors, Programs and Certificates during "CLAE Day," sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts & Education (CLAE).

On Thursday, Sept. 13, the entire Detroit Mercy community came together for Celebrate Spirit! “Be the Joy” in the Fitness Center. Hundreds of students, faculty, staff and friends of the University celebrated this annual event to welcome everyone to the fall semester and set our spiritual path for the year.

For the second year in a row, a group of University of Detroit Mercy students studied the American civil rights movement where it happened, as history professors Roy Finkenbine and Gregory Sumner led a weeklong trip through Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi. They returned home from the trip having eaten more than a little barbeque and with many stories to tell. One student, Mary Kate McNally, has agreed to share her experience on this eye-opening trip.

University of Detroit Mercy, designated a Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency (NSA) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), will soon have another point of pride as it introduces an updated undergraduate curriculum, effective this fall.

University of Detroit Mercy held commencement ceremonies on May 11 and 12, 2018, and welcomed more than 1,500 students to the University’s alumni ranks. Congratulations to all graduates for achieving your academic goals!

The College of Liberal Arts & Education is pleased to honor our students for their academic excellence, service and leadership during the Honors Convocation Ceremony on Sunday, March 25, 2018, at Gesu Catholic Church in Detroit.

Associate Professor of Psychology Kristen Abraham is the primary investigator on a three-year project awarded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. The grant is titled “Social Determinants of Primary Care Utilization among Urban Community Mental Health Center Patients with Serious Mental Illness.”

In January, Jesuitical, a podcast presented by America Media, which publishes America, The Jesuit Review, posed the question “Is it possible to blend yoga and Catholicism?” On the podcast, Bobby Karle, S.J., answers questions about Ignatian Yoga, a new movement gaining attention and which he co-founded with Alan Haras, a 2016 graduate of University of Detroit Mercy.

More than 250 alumni and friends gathered on the McNichols Campus for the annual Titan tradition: Detroit Mercy’s Alumni Chili Cook-off, Feb. 24. Taste buds were sent into overdrive with pots of delicious chili created by representative teams of the University’s colleges/schools, as well as the Titan Club.