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Friday, Dec. 5

CLASA presents John Barrie

11 p.m., Engineering Building, Room 237-239, McNichols Campus
A presentation to raise awareness about technological innovations that can help the poor of Central America.
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Saturday, Dec. 6

Visit Day

9 a.m., Student Center, Fountain Lounge
Prospective students and their families are invited to visit UDM.
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Wednesday, Jan. 28

Architecture Lecture: Perry Kulper

5:30 p.m., Genevieve Fisk Loranger Exhibition Center, Warren Loranger Building, McNichols Campus
A presentation, part the SOA's 2014-15 Lecture Series, by Perry Kulper.
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Wednesday, Feb. 25

Architecture Lecture: Reese Fayde

5:30 p.m., Genevieve Fisk Loranger Exhibition Center, Warren Loranger Building, McNichols Campus
A presentation, part the SOA's 2014-15 Lecture Series, by Reese Fayde.
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Thursday, March 19

Phenomenal Women's Dinner

5 p.m., Fountain Lounge, McNichols Campus
The evening is dedicated to celebrating the lives of women at UDM and their campus-wide impact.
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Wednesday, March 25

Architecture Lecture: Michael Pyatok

5:30 p.m., Genevieve Fisk Loranger Exhibition Center, Warren Loranger Building, McNichols Campus
A presentation, part the SOA's 2014-15 Lecture Series, by Michael Pyatok.
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Wednesday, April 8

Mental Health Wellness Screening

10 a.m., Student Center Lobby (outside Bookstore)
Help students prepare for exams by giving them a mental health screening.
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Wednesday, April 15

Campus Leadership and Service Awards Reception

4 p.m., Fountain Lounge, McNichols Campus
Leadership and Service Awards, with Drew Peters presiding the ceremony.
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Friday, April 17

Spirit of UDM: Alumni Achievement Awards

5 a.m., Ballroom, Student Center, McNichols Campus
The inaugural Spirit of UDM event will recognize some of UDM's most distinguished alumni.
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Current News

UDM Awarded 2015 Military Friendly Schools Designation

November 02, 2014

Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named University of Detroit Mercy to the coveted Military Friendly Schools® list. The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

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Tenure Track Position in Architecture, Assistant or Associate Professor

October 30, 2014

The School of Architecture at the University of Detroit Mercy is seeking applicants to join our faculty community in a full time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.  Several areas of interest/expertise will be seriously considered during this search, so a broad range of applicants are encouraged to apply.

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School of Architecture Welcome Min | Day Architects

October 15, 2014

University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture welcomes E.B. Min and Jeffrey L. Day of Min | Day Architects to speak as part of the SOA's 2014-15 Lecture Series. The event will take place on Thursday, Nov. 13 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Genevieve Fisk Loranger Exhibition Center in the Warren Loranger Architecture Building on the McNichols Campus.

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UDM Hosts 25th Annual Safety Street

October 10, 2014

Pounds of Snickers, Reese’s, Hershey and Twix bars were handed out to brave little goblins and ghouls visiting University of Detroit Mercy for the 25th annual Safety Street.

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UDM Offers High School Visit Day on Saturday, Oct. 4

September 30, 2014

High school students are invited to attend University of Detroit Mercy’s "Visit Day" on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 from 9 a.m. to noon. Events will be held in the Fountain Lounge of the Student Center Building on the University’s McNichols Campus.

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Hip-Hop Inspired Architect Michael Ford Returns to Alma Mater

September 24, 2014

Highland Park native and University of Detroit Mercy graduate Michael Ford '06 will speak at the School of Architecture to discuss his hip-hop influenced exhibit.

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UDM Ranked Again in Top Tier of U.S.News & World Report

September 09, 2014

For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” rankings. UDM was also featured this year in the publication’s “A-Plus Schools for B Students” category.

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UDM Students, Faculty and Staff Celebrate Spirit!

September 03, 2014

Each year, University of Detroit Mercy faculty, staff and students gather in Calihan Hall for the annual "Celebrate Spirit!" event. This longstanding tradition is a symbol of the beginning of the new academic year for students, faculty and staff and will include a worship service for all faiths, picnic lunch and student organization fair.

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UDM to Award $20,000 and $10,000 Catholic Education University Grants to Catholic School Graduates

August 05, 2014

University of Detroit Mercy, in partnership with the Archdiocese of Detroit, will award a new Catholic Education University Grant of $5,000 annually for four years to qualified graduating seniors who enroll at UDM and attended Catholic schools from first grade through high school.

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August Heats Up on Livernois Avenue

July 31, 2014

Looking for some cool events to heat up the rest of your summer? Look no further than Livernois Avenue, where the quickly developing area has a jam-packed calendar for the last full month of summer. Check out these great activities:

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'Celebrate Spirit!' at UDM

July 30, 2014

Each year, University of Detroit Mercy faculty, staff and students gather in Calihan Hall for the annual "Celebrate Spirit!" event. This longstanding tradition symbolizes the beginning of the new academic year for students, faculty and staff and will include a worship service for all faiths, picnic lunch and student organization fair.

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UDM Welcomes Detroit Future City's Chris Dorle

July 22, 2014

University of Detroit Mercy will welcome Chris Dorle, of the City Systems Working Group for Detroit Future City, on July 22 at 6 p.m. in the Engineering Building, room E-212. Dorle will be discussing "Transit and Community Development" for the city of Detroit.

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University of Detroit Mercy Joins Michigan Colleges Alliance

June 12, 2014

SOUTHFIELD, MI – University of Detroit Mercy will become the 15th campus member of the longstanding private college collaborative, Michigan Colleges Alliance (MCA). Founded in 1949, MCA is recognized nationally for its collective programming to support Michigan independent higher education in areas such as student access, enrollment, scholarships and career opportunities including partnerships with key employers across the state. As a group, the 15 college and university members represent more than 40,000 students, collectively the state’s “third largest university”.

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2014 Commencement Ceremonies set for May 9 & 10

April 30, 2014

University of Detroit Mercy will hold its annual commencement ceremony for undergraduate and graduate students on Saturday, May 10, at 1:30 p.m. in Calihan Hall on the McNichols Campus.

The day before, on Friday, May 9, the UDM School of Dentistry will hold commencement at 9:30 a.m., and the School of Law will hold commencement at 5 p.m. Both ceremonies will also take place at Calihan Hall. In total, the University will graduate more than 1,500 students during the three commencement ceremonies.

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2014 Architecture / Digital Media Summer Camp

April 28, 2014

Exciting, educational, and innovative summer programs for high school students interested in gaining exposure to the worlds of Architecture Design or Digital Media.  These are one-week commuter camps.

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UDM Honored Alumni With Achievement Awards

April 10, 2014

University of Detroit Mercy honored seven distinguished alumni on April 11, 2014, when it hosted the inaugural Spirit of UDM: Alumni Achievement Awards in the Student Fitness Center on the McNichols Campus.

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Livernois Avenue Kicks Off 'Third Thursdays' April 17

April 08, 2014

Enjoy a spring evening on the Avenue of Fashion when Art Detroit Now’s “Third Thursday” program, which aims to draw patrons to Detroit’s many art galleries and venues, extends to Livernois Avenue on Thursday, April 17.

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Scholarship Opportunity

April 01, 2014

Upon admission to the Architecture program at University of Detroit Mercy you may eligible for the Loranger Nautilus Endowed Scholarship. It is worth approximately $3,000 per year, renewable each year of the 5-year Architecture program. The name is in honor of our benefactor, Mr. Warren L. Loranger who donated the funds, and the nautilus shell is the symbol of the School or Architecture.

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UDM Accepted Students Day is a Success

March 30, 2014

Nearly 500 people joined University faculty, staff, students and alumni on Saturday, March 29 for Accepted Students Day on the University’s McNichols campus. Almost 200 high school students joined their parents and families for a day exploring campus life, Student Fitness Center activities and nearly every academic building, learning about the University’s strong academic experiences and individual attention at UDM.

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UDM’s DCDC Celebrates 20 Years of Rebuilding Communities

February 17, 2014

University of Detroit Mercy’s Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC) in the School of Architecture is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. With a portfolio ranging from award-winning homeless shelters and graffiti galleries to neighborhood master plans and green infrastructure visions, the University has long collaborated with many community-based clients.

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UDM Visit Day on Feb. 15

February 14, 2014

High school students are invited to attend University of Detroit Mercy’s “Visit Day” on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, from 9 a.m. to noon.  It will be held in the Fountain Lounge of the Student Center Building on the University’s McNichols Campus.

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