University of Detroit Mercy honored two faculty members at the 2019 Faculty Recognition Awards held earlier this month. Professor of Counseling and Director of Addiction Counseling Nancy Calleja received the Faculty Excellence Award and Terry Howard, lecturer in Decision and Information Sciences, earned the Faculty Achievement Award.

Janet Joiner, assistant professor of Social Work and chair of the University of Detroit Mercy Department of Social Work, was recently appointed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to the Michigan Board of Social Work.

Students, police officers, attorneys or anyone curious about drug recognition now have a place to do research and learn the history of Drug Recognition Experts (DRE) at the Drug Recognition Center and Archives, located in University of Detroit Mercy’s Library Archives.

The conference consists of three keynote events and 58 presentations, featuring speakers from across the world.

For the third year in a row, a group of University of Detroit Mercy students studied the American civil rights movement and joined Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine on a week-long trip through Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi. The journey was part of a “Topics in African American History” class that offers students a chance to experience these and other historical sites in person.

Detroit Mercy’s commencement ceremonies on the McNichols Campus for the School of Dentistry, School of Law, graduate and undergraduate students wrapped up May 11 and faculty, staff and leadership could not be more proud of our graduates. This year marked the first time that the University held separate ceremonies for the graduate and undergraduate programs.

University of Detroit Mercy’s Center for Cyber Security & Intelligence Studies will host more than 300 students, their mentors and coaches at CyberPatriot Con from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 3 at the McNichols Campus.

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 24, 2019, at Gesu Catholic Church in Detroit.

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 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.

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).