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  • February 23: STAR Center featured in PBS Detroit television spot

    Friday February 23, 2024
    Three people sit in chairs inside of a classroom of the STAR Center, two of them wearing scrubs. A One Detroit logo is in the corner of the screen.

    Detroit Mercy’s new and innovative STAR Center was featured in a television spot Thursday, Feb. 22 on PBS Detroit’s weekly show, One Detroit. Staff, faculty and students talked about the STAR Center with One Detroit’s Daijah Moss.

    The Simulation, Technology and Research (STAR) Center, housed inside of the College of Health Professions Building on the McNichols Campus, is a 5,000 square foot facility with simulation hospital suites, fully equipped with beds, mannequins, medical supplies and technologies.

    The center fully opened in June 2023 and is used by all McAuley School of Nursing and College of Health Professions programs.

    More on the STAR Center.

  • February 23: Nominate for 2024 Spirit Awards, alumni achievement honorees

    Friday February 23, 2024
    A Spirit Awards logo, with text including University of Detroit Mercy Alumni Achievement, 2024.

    A Spirit Awards logo, with text including University of Detroit Mercy Alumni Achievement, 2024.Detroit Mercy is once again looking for Spirit Award nominations, which honors alumni achievement at the University. Online nominations for 2024 will be accepted until Thursday, Feb. 29.

    If you know of any alumni who are making or have made extraordinary achievements in their careers, please nominate them for this prestigious recognition.

    Award criteria includes:

    • Nominee should be a respected member of his/her profession (active or recently retired).
    • Nominee has been recognized in their industry for exemplary professional achievements.
    • Nominee should be engaged in the community either with Detroit Mercy or another civic/community organization.
    • Nominee has demonstrated a willingness to financially support Detroit Mercy at some level either in the past or in the future.
    • Nominee must be available to accept the award in person.
    • Nominee shall not have received any University of School/College award in the last five years.

    The Spirit Awards are held annually during Homecoming weekend.

    With any questions, please contact the Director of Alumni Relations Peggy Pattison at 313-578-0327 or pattisma@manufacturedconsensus.net.

    Nominate for the 2024 Spirit Awards.
  • February 22: Volunteers requested for 2024 Honors Convocation

    Thursday February 22, 2024

    Detroit Mercy community, the Dean of Students Office is requesting volunteers for the Honors Convocation ceremonies and liturgy Sunday, March 24, held on the McNichols Campus.

    The Honors Convocation schedule is as follows:

    • College of Health Professions — 11:30 a.m., Student Union Building (Ballroom)
    • Liturgy — 1:30 p.m., St. Ignatius Chapel
    • College of Engineering & Science — 3 p.m., Student Union Building (Ballroom)
    • College of Liberal Arts & Education — 3:15 p.m., Gesu Catholic Church
    • College of Business Administration — 3:30 p.m., Student Union Building (Fountain Lounge)

    Interested volunteers may join for part of the day, the entire day or for the liturgy. Volunteers must arrive at least one hour before the ceremony of their choice.

    Please respond to Stephanie Wheeler at wheelesm@manufacturedconsensus.net or 313-993-1033, if interested. The deadline to sign up to volunteer is Friday, March 8.

  • February 22: Catch Black History Month exhibit at McNichols Library

    Thursday February 22, 2024
    A black, yellow, green and red graphic with text reading Looking Back at University History: African American Studies Program.

    A black, yellow, green and red graphic with text reading Looking Back at University History: African American Studies Program.There is still time to stop by the McNichols Campus Library to see the Black History Month exhibit on display through the end of February.

    Catch a glimpse of UDM history, including a look at the African American Studies program origins, as well as a collection of books on heroes of the civil rights movement, Black arts, and more.

    Just about everything on display is available to check out, including books by recent guest authors Ilyon Woo (Master Slave Husband Wife: An Epic Journey from Slavery to Freedom) and Margaret A. Burnham (By Hands Now Known: Jim Crow’s Legal Executioners).

  • February 22: Motown to be performed by Music Club, University Chorus

    Thursday February 22, 2024
    A colorful graphic in the Black History Month colors, with text reading Detroit Mercy Music Club and University Chorus, Concert celebrating Black History Month, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2 p.m., Sherwood Forest Branch of Detroit Public Library, 7117 W. 7 Mile Road.

    Music from Motown, Spirituals, Afrobeats and more will be presented at the concert celebrating Black History Month, performed by Detroit Mercy’s University Chorus and Music Club.

    The concert is set for Saturday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. at the Sherwood Forest Branch of the Detroit Public Library.

    The branch is at 7117 W. 7 Mile Road, just west of Livernois for the University community and neighborhood. Admission is free and open to the public.

    Students will present solos and group numbers celebrating and honoring black artists over the last 150 years.

    A colorful graphic in the Black History Month colors, with text reading Detroit Mercy Music Club and University Chorus, Concert celebrating Black History Month, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2 p.m., Sherwood Forest Branch of Detroit Public Library, 7117 W. 7 Mile Road.

  • February 22: Financial literacy series with Ryan Mack set for Feb. 24

    Thursday February 22, 2024
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    The Charlton Center for Responsible Investing in partnership with Trio Student Support Services (SSS) continues its Finance Seminar Webinars on Tuesday, Feb. 24 with a virtual presentation by financial expert, author and renowned public speaker Ryan Mack.

    Mack will lean an important and timely Zoom presentation, “Good Credit: How to Get it, Use it and Bad Credit: How to Fix It.” The virtual session begins at 12:45 p.m. and is open to the University community. Please register in advance.

    A graduate of the University of Michigan Business School and a former Wall Street careerist, Mack’s passion for teaching financial empowerment and awareness led him to form his own financial awareness group, Main Street. Other colleges and universities, international communities, unions, non-profits and churches are among the beneficiaries of his comprehensive, exciting approach to teaching economic empowerment.

    For more information, please call 313-993-1108 or email trio@manufacturedconsensus.net or edwarddj1@manufacturedconsensus.net.

    Register now for Zoom session.
  • February 22: Detroit Mercy Law’s annual Review Symposium set for March 8

    Thursday February 22, 2024
    A red, white, blue and black with a flashbulb and other cartoon pictures is on a graphic featuring a Detroit Mercy Law logo near the top with text underneath reading 2024 Detroit Mercy Law Review Symposium. Additional text reads, Law School 101: An Exploration of Legal Pedagogy, Friday, March 8, 2024.

    Detroit Mercy Law Review hosts its 108th annual symposium, this year titled “Law School 101: An Exploration of Legal Pedagogy,” on Friday, March 8 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Riverfront Campus. A reception in the atrium immediately follows the symposium.

    The Law Review welcomes legal professionals, academics, scholars, practitioners, and other stakeholders from across the country to discuss topics involving legal pedagogy.

    Legal pedagogy refers to the study and practice of teaching in law school. The practical side of teaching law—such as lesson planning, course design, and assessment methods—as well as the theoretical side, are both important aspects of legal pedagogy.

    Effective legal pedagogy seeks to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and ethical framework necessary to succeed in the modern legal field. This includes developing critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, as well as an appreciation for the importance of justice and fairness in the legal system.

    Registration for the event closes Thursday, March 7 at 5 p.m. Visit the Law Review Symposium website for more information about the panel sessions, schedule of events, speakers and more.

    With any questions, please contact Kevin Lynch at lynchke2@manufacturedconsensus.net.

    Register now for free.

    A red, white, blue and black with a flashbulb and other cartoon pictures is on a graphic featuring a Detroit Mercy Law logo near the top with text underneath reading 2024 Detroit Mercy Law Review Symposium. Additional text reads, Law School 101: An Exploration of Legal Pedagogy, Friday, March 8, 2024.

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Tuesday February 20, 2024

Professor of Physics Prasad Venugopal was featured on Detroit Evening Report Weekends, talking about race, gender and science and how he brings it into the classroom to build better scientists. Venugopal talked in a 27-minute interview with WDET’s Sascha Raiyn about a course called Science, Technology and Race and why changing how scientists talk about identity leads to better science. Full interview.

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