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Detroit Mercy’s Management and Accounting program recently earned national rankings in U.S. News & World Report's “Best Colleges” 2021 edition.

University of Detroit Mercy’s TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) will continue to positively impact students’ college experience thanks to the U.S. Department of Education announcing a renewal of a five-year Student Support Services (SSS) grant of more than $1 million.

Detroit Mercy has once again ranked among the top 20% of all universities nationwide in The Wall Street Journal’s (WSJ) 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) college rankings that were released Sept. 17.

The October issue of National Geographic features the cover story “Reimagining Dinosaurs,” which includes the monumental discovery by Detroit Mercy Assistant Professor of Biology and National Geographic Explorer Nizar Ibrahim.

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.

In addition to placing high in the overall national universities classification, Detroit Mercy received favorable recognition in four special categories.

The program's goal is to increase retention, graduation and employment rates of students underrepresented in STEM fields by providing them a support system that addresses personal, career and academic development.

The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity works with colleges, universities, organizations and individuals to help increase productivity, establish and maintain work-life balance, create broad networks of collegial support on campus and develop a committed stance toward their institutional home.

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, graduate student Anna Orletski suddenly found herself with a lot of free time. Instead of letting it go to waste, Orletski decided to tap into her creative side and, with partner Sidd Finch, created the book “Change of Plans,” which documents and highlights Detroit artists and creatives during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Students arrived at Shiple Hall and other Detroit Mercy residence facilities from many parts of the country this week.

The innovative online program prepares the Family Nurse Practitioner to provide urgent and emergent health care services to patients of all ages.

WDIV spent considerable time at both the McNichols Campus and School of Dentistry campus in Corktown to find out how Detroit Mercy is prepared to welcome students back to school in a safe manner.

Lori Caloia '00 made an impact on the softball diamond for Detroit Mercy, but is now stepping up to fight the COVID-19 pandemic as a medical director in Kentucky.

The Master’s Entry Advanced Generalist Nursing (MEAGN) program is built for students seeking a second degree in nursing, allowing them to become registered nurses in less than 17 months.

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.

Sarah Hirschmann played women's soccer at Detroit Mercy, but made an impact off the field by starting a non-profit group, volunteering and playing a key role in a number of University events.

Detroit Mercy Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Pamela Zarkowski will participate in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s virtual forum titled, “Promoting Health on Campus During COVID-19.” This forum takes place on Wednesday, July 15.

The Horizon League is launching the “We Are All One Team” platform to provide student-athletes with an even greater role in responding to a variety of social issues. The platform is designed to expand and amplify the League’s commitment to unity, service, learning and engagement.

The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) expresses grave concern about guidance for international students released by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Monday, July 6.

Detroit Mercy has created a new resource that will help speed up entry into campus.

A standout on the field and in the classroom, Detroit Mercy men's soccer senior Garret Weaver earned the Cecil N. Coleman Medal of Honor, the Horizon League’s highest honor for a student-athlete.

Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi and other leaders at AJCU colleges and universities highlight the impact of Jesuit education in a powerful video celebrating the AJCU’s 50th anniversary.

Members of the University of Detroit Mercy Community are stepping up in different ways to combat the COVID-19 crisis. We are sharing their stories here.

SEA-PHAGES is profoundly impacting Detroit Mercy students because it’s designed to excite students about scientific research. The yearlong freshman laboratory course allows students to discover, isolate and analyze bacterial-killing viruses known as bacteriophage, or phage for short.

Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi's statement about the tragedy in Minneapolis.

Justin Prinstein '12 created International Stars Baseball Academy in the winter of 2012 to introduce Detroit children to baseball. But the lessons extend far beyond the playing field: the non-profit organization helps children by providing mentorship, extracurricular programming and a support system.

Detroit Mercy Assistant Professor of Biology, TED Fellow, and National Geographic Explorer Nizar Ibrahim returned to the dig site in the Sahara Desert where he originally discovered Spinosaurus fossils and elected to remove more than 15 tons of rock because he felt there was more to be discovered.

Detroit Mercy's dual enrollment program with Detroit Cristo Rey High School provides a hands-on university experience, including science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) courses, to creative, engaged students from underserved populations.

Each year, during Women’s History Month, University of Detroit Mercy’s Department of Student Life recognizes an employee with its Phenomenal Woman Award. This year, Student Life recognized Amber Johnson, director of the TRiO Program.

University of Detroit Mercy junior Juliana Jakubczak is a co-author on Nizar Ibrahim’s groundbreaking article in the prestigious journal Nature, which showed Spinosaurus was aquatic and used tail-propelled swimming locomotion to hunt for prey.

Plans offer new model and schedule for McNichols Campus and allow students to return home before December to complete semester and final exams online.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Megan Conrad was recently selected as a National Science Foundation (NSF) ASCEND fellow, a program that supports the advancement of mid-career women faculty and administrators in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

Several things have to fall into place for a professor to be chosen for a Fulbright Award, and it usually takes several applications. So, University of Detroit Mercy Professor Emeritus Mohan Krishnan was surprised when he was chosen by the international organization this year.

Brynne Gustafson came to Detroit Mercy to study engineering and do something outside of the classroom. After four years, she leaves the McNichols Campus well-equipped for the professional world and with lots of memories from competing for the Titans track and field team.

Mitchell Mims graduates this month with credentials most students graduating with a bachelor’s degree in biology don’t have: A published research paper in a national, peer-reviewed journal. He was inspired to research hydrocephalus because its a disorder his twin brother has lived his entire life with.

Detroit Mercy has once again been honored as a Gold-Level Veteran-Friendly School for 2019-20, based on the University’s efforts to help student veterans achieve success during their studies.

Sarah Hirschmann is not too disappointed that her senior year at Detroit Mercy was cut short by a global pandemic. Or that, as valedictorian, she will not be giving the address she worked so hard on. That's because her life was greatly impacted by COVID-19.

Detroit Mercy is pleased to honor the winners of the 2020 annual Vivere ex Missione Award, which is typically presented each year during commencement exercises to graduating students who best exemplify the mission of Detroit Mercy.

Victoria Ryce knows the challenges of attending college while working full-time and raising children. But the reward has been worth the many sacrifices.

University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Engineering & Science will host the second annual Engineering & Technology Teacher Boot Camp from July 20-24 and 27-30. This boot camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day and is free to area high school teachers and instructors.

Nick Summerlee was a high school dropout. He fought in the Iraq War and, as a result, battled mental illness. But through it all, Summerlee kept on fighting, believing in himself and earned a bachelor of science in Biology from University of Detroit Mercy.

An international team of researchers, led by National Geographic Explorer and University of Detroit Mercy professor Nizar Ibrahim, has discovered unambiguous evidence that Spinosaurus aegyptiacus, the longest predatory dinosaur known, was aquatic, and used tail-propelled swimming locomotion to hunt for prey in a massive river system.

An international team of scientists has published a comprehensive review of fossil vertebrates from the Cretaceous of Morocco.

AnnMarie Gilbert is taking over as head coach of Detroit Mercy's women's basketball team after amassing nearly 300 coaching wins across several levels of the NCAA.

Detroit Mercy is pleased to offer undergraduate students a one-time Detroit Mercy CARES Act grant for summer 2020, along with other forms of assistance.

Detroit Mercy’s Master of Science in Applied Data Analytics seeks students interested in Big Data careers. The application period for this program is now open for summer and fall enrollment.

An international team of paleontologists, including University of Detroit Mercy's Nizar Ibrahim, has described a new species of flying reptile (pterosaur), which flew over North Africa 100 million years ago during the time of the dinosaurs.

Detroit Mercy junior Sara Abdulelah is one of 396 students in the United States to earn the prestigious national scholarship.

Detroit Mercy has created the COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund, a crowdfunding effort that provides emergency funding to students impacted by the coronavirus.

As a result of the Center for Disease Control’s COVID-19 guideline that gatherings of more than 50 people should not be held over the next eight weeks, the President’s Council has decided to postpone the May 8 and 9 McNichols Campus, School of Law and School of Dentistry 2020 Commencement Ceremonies.