News Archive

Detroit Mercy Theatre Company students and faculty and staff participated in the Kennedy Center College Theater Festival held virtually this year.

The word “civility” is frequently used in discussions on how to heal the deep political and personal divisions in this country. But a new book by Detroit Mercy Assistant Professor of Political Science Alex Zamalin argues that the word has been used historically to silence people working toward a more just society.

Elise Pannemann dreams of taking her passion for performing to Hollywood and, one day, acting in films. But for now, the third-year Theatre student is honing her skills at University of Detroit Mercy.

September in Michigan has been officially designated Underground Railroad Month, and Detroit Mercy Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine played a crucial role in making that happen.

University of Detroit Mercy Professor of English Nick Rombes decided to do something creative for his creative writing class this summer, inviting several alumni to audit the class to create a mix of alumni and current undergrad students.

Daniel Doyle’s college career didn’t get off to a stellar start. But Doyle stuck with it, working with the Student Success Center and his professors. The result was not only did he graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science, he was also awarded the Catherine A. Caraher History Prize, presented to a history major in recognition of outstanding academic achievement.

The College of Liberal Arts & Education is pleased to honor our students for their academic excellence, service and leadership.

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.