Detroit Mercy News Releases

An aerial shot of Detroit Mercy's McNichols Campus, featuring the clocktower and downtown Detroit in the distance.

The Ignite Scholarship for Clinical Psychology master鈥檚 program students will help address the growing needs for mental health clinicians. Learn more about this significant scholarship by attending our Jan. 19, 2023, virtual program information session from 6鈥7 p.m.

Christmas greetings from University of Detroit Mercy

Detroit Mercy wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday season! Find University closure hours here.

Two pictures of Phil Cousineau, the right one of him smiling outdoors and the left a photo of him sitting next to a sign saying Global Spirit.

Phil Cousineau has used his education from the University to carve a unique and fascinating niche in the world and led him on a multi-disciplinary career since he graduated in 1974.

Desmond Ferguson looks on during a game with the Portland Trailblazers.

Desmond Ferguson '00 made his name on the basketball court, but is now helping sports teams across the world stand out with his company's custom uniforms and sportswear.

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Donald B. Taylor, Ph.D., will be inaugurated as University of Detroit Mercy's 26th president Friday, March 24 at 3 p.m. in Calihan Hall on the McNichols Campus.

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Detroit Mercy faculty were members of a group that traveled to Brazil this past summer as part of the Fulbright-Hays program, a grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education and Bureau of Cultural Affairs.

Former Titan Ben Kendell qualifies for U.S. Olympic Trials

Ben Kendell '18, '19 will be the fifth male Titan to compete in the U.S. Olympic trials.

McAuley School of Nursing partners with others to provide healthy food to homes

Detroit Mercy empowers students and faculty to integrate their intellectual, spiritual and social development. Nowhere is this more clearly on display than in the McAuley School of Nursing鈥檚 Fresh Incentive Program.

Antoine Davis, left, shakes hands with Horizon League commissioner Julie Roe Lach, who holds a basketball, at right, the twelve Titan men's basketball student-athletes wearing red Detroit Mercy jerseys.

Men's basketball student-athlete Antoine Davis became the Horizon League's career scoring leader on Thursday, Dec. 1, breaking a 37-year-old mark held by Loyola Chicago's Alfredrick Hughes.

The art of coming together

The McNichols Campus is a bit more interesting with the addition of a sculpture commissioned by alumnus Tom Page 鈥71, 鈥76. The as-yet-unnamed sculpture honors and reflects the University鈥檚 Jesuit and Mercy foundations, traditions and values and paying homage to Detroit Mercy鈥檚 bright future.

An exhibit of some of Fr. Dowling's collection on the left and Fr. Dowling himself sitting at a desk with his hand on a model ship, on the right.

Fr. Edward Dowling, S.J., an Engineering professor at University of Detroit for decades, kept an expansive, in-depth and world-famous maritime collection of Great Lakes ships. It鈥檚 now housed at the McNichols Campus Library.

Scholarships help students pursue vehicle cybersecurity education

Three students each received the College of Engineering & Science鈥檚 first Virtual Institutes for Cyber and Electromagnetic Spectrum Research and Employ (VICEROY) awards, which are individual scholarships worth $10,000.听听

An ofrenda is shown with bowls of plastic fruit, a plate of plastic peppers, fake candles and skulls sit on top an yellow, white, black and tan ornamental sheet indoors.

The Detroit Institute of Arts has its own tradition of displaying ofrendas, and one of them included in this year鈥檚 display was created by Detroit Mercy Architecture student Arianna Carrera.

Titan staff and faculty rake leaves and pull weeds outdoors on the McNichols Campus during a clean-up event.

More than 100 staff members, administrators and faculty participated in the first Fall Clean-Up Day on Nov. 9. The event was designed by University President Donald Taylor to build community on the campus among departments.

A Happy Thanksgiving graphic with a cartoon turkey on it, as well as the University of Detroit Mercy logo at the top.

Detroit Mercy wishes everyone a happy Thanksgiving! The University will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24 through Sunday, Nov. 27 in observation of the holiday.

Hard work and a love of Detroit keep alumna Faye Nelson going strong

Faye Alexander Nelson 鈥75, 鈥81 led the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy from 2003-13, a role that helped spark the renaissance the city is experiencing today.

Detroit Mercy honors student veterans

Student veterans at each of University of Detroit Mercy鈥檚 campuses have bravely served and defended our country in many different branches of the military. In recognition of Veteran's Day, Detroit Mercy is proud to highlight several student veterans.

An aerial photograph of Detroit Mercy's Commerce & Finance building.

The College of Business Administration master鈥檚 and MBA programs earned top rankings for 2022, according to the college ranking organization, University HQ.

Fr. Cavanagh

On Nov. 8, the University lost one of its most cherished Jesuits, Fr. Gerald 鈥淛erry鈥 F. Cavanagh, S.J. He was 91.

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In Computer Animation and Voice Acting, students in the Communications Studies and Theatre programs work together to create animated films using Adobe Character Animator. They鈥檙e tasked with handling a variety of steps in developing a short film, from scriptwriting to directing to producing to editing.听

University names first director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Kristin Johnston, Detroit Mercy鈥檚 first University-wide director of the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, began her position Aug. 1, and has wasted no time in helping focus and unify the university.

Five people standing indoors, three on the left smiling for the camera and one interviewing the other in the photo on the right. Some members are wearing Detroit Mercy basketball apparel and a big blue University of Detroit Mercy backdrop is behind them in both photos.

The Titan basketball programs open the 2022-23 seasons this week, with Detroit Mercy men's basketball standout Antoine Davis taking aim at scoring records and leading the Titans to the postseason, and new women's basketball head coach Kate Achter entering her first season at the helm of the Titan women's program.

Two people perform a military promotion ceremony while facing each other indoors.

Danielle Cermak graduated in 2000 with a degree in Biochemistry. That same year she raised her right hand and was commissioned into the U.S. Air Force 鈥 where most would imagine her life of service began.

Two people sit in chairs at a large table, with several computer screens. Name tags on the front read, Filippo Grandi, UNHC and Patrick Kelly, SJ, University of Detroit Mercy

Patrick Kelly, S.J. 鈥83 has long been invested in sports, from playing them to writing and teaching about them. Recently, he took his passion to a higher calling as he was part of an international summit on sports and accessibility at the Vatican from Sept. 29-30.

Students gather on the McNichols Campus for a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament hosted by the esports club.

Detroit Mercy鈥檚 new esports club is using video games to create a community for Titans, and battle against other colleges and universities.

Detroit Mercy's College of Health Professions & McAuley School of Nursing to host CEO of Strive Health, Nov. 10

Detroit Mercy鈥檚 College of Health Professions & McAuley School of Nursing will host Chris Riopelle, CEO, and co-founder of Strive Health. This event takes place Nov. 10 from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at the Detroit Mercy School of Law Atrium.

Detroit Mercy Law launches Arts & Entertainment Law Clinic

Detroit Mercy Law recently established the Arts & Entertainment Law Clinic in partnership with the City of Detroit鈥檚 Office of Arts, Culture, and Entrepreneurship. The Arts and Entertainment Law Clinic is the only clinic of its kind in Michigan.

Four people stand smiling indoors at the camera next to a poster board with words on it.

The College of Engineering & Science鈥檚 ninth annual Research Symposium, which highlights the research conducted by undergraduate and graduate students, is set for Friday, Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Students in Detroit Mercy鈥檚 Communications Studies program have honed their filmmaking skills by telling the stories of local baseball history for a new documentary.听

More than three dozen people, many with bikes stand outside in front of buildings, trees and a clock tower.

2022 Homecoming had something for everyone, with hundreds of alumni, students, faculty and staff, family and friends helping celebrate the annual event on the McNichols Campus from Sept. 29-Oct. 1.

A group of 18 people smile and pose for a photo while indoors.

Samaiyah Abdur-Rahman reached the pinnacle of her small business career by participating in New York Fashion Week with The Model Experience in Brooklyn, NY.

Stacy Gnall, left, and Tyehimba Jess

Stacy Gnall and Tyehimba Jess will be on the McNichols Campus during October to read from their award-winning poetry works.

Tanvi Patel in camouflage Army attire sits in a conference room, with two other people.

Tanvi Patel '02, a graduate of Detroit Mercy and Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army, is front and center in the Army's new advertising campaign, "Decide to Lead."

The exterior of a building is seen with a sign reading Warren Loranger Architecture Building

Thanks to a grant received from The Kresge Foundation and mutual partnerships with Grow Detroit鈥檚 Young Talent and Urban Neighborhood Initiatives, the Detroit Mercy School of Architecture & Community Development鈥檚 nonprofit community design organization, DCDC, was able to host a six-week high school summer internship program.

A graphic Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month, from September 15 through October 15. Text reads Detroit Mercy Events, Free Salsa and Latin Dance Classes, School of Dentistry Fourth Floor Gym, Wednesday, Sept. 21 and 28, Oct. 5 and 12, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Community events, Ofrendas Educator Preview: Celebrating El Dia de Muertos, Educators Only. Detroit Institute of Arts, Friday, Sept. 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Heart of the Art Bus Tour with Elton Monroy: Southwest Detroit, Mexicantown Plaza del Norte Welcome Center, Saturday, Sept. 24, 1-4 p.m.

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion invites the Detroit Mercy community to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, which is annually celebrated from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15.

Leanna Alaiwat

Leanna Alaiwat 鈥19, a physician assistant, has posted hundreds of videos on social media accounts, explaining gynecological procedures to the public to educate them and the response has been massive.

More than three dozen people stand and kneel outside on the McNichols Campus with buildings, trees and a new sculpture in the background. Some shirts read Detroit Mercy, as well as Ambassadors.

Alumnus Thomas Page 鈥71, 鈥76 recently commissioned a sculpture to honor and reflect the University鈥檚 Jesuit and Mercy foundations, traditions and values while paying homage to the institution鈥檚 bright future. An unveiling of this sculpture will take place during the University鈥檚 Homecoming.

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Joseph Zalke 鈥60 has strengthened his relationship with the University in many ways and recently solidified it with a $1-million gift to the Student Union renovations.

Detroit Mercy’s new accelerated Bachelor of Social Work option aimed at community college transfer students

The Full-time Accelerated Social Work Transfer (FAST) option is the first of its kind in Michigan and allows community college transfer students to earn their Bachelor of Social Work in approximately one year starting summer 2023.

University of Detroit Mercy College of Health Professions offers virtual information sessions for nursing, healthcare and other practitioner programs

From Sept. 20-Dec. 13, 2022, University of Detroit Mercy鈥檚 College of Health Professions will offer a number of information sessions for individuals interested in a variety of programs.

SACD, DCDC to host Black Landscape Architects exhibit at Detroit Mercy

Detroit Mercy鈥檚 School of Architecture & Community Development along with Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC) will host an exhibition, 鈥淭heir Untold Stories: Black Landscape Architects Michigan Connection鈥 as part of Detroit's Month of Design from Sept. 19-30.

Students and administrators participate in a ceremonial ribbon cutting for the new Student Union.

The new Student Union offers a one-stop-shop for students and their families as they consider a Detroit Mercy education.

Detroit Mercy's DCDC, The Kresge Foundation and Live6 Alliance Celebrate Historic Hawkins Apparel Co.

The exhibit honors the legacy of the Hawkins family, founder of Hawkins Apparel Company and Detroit's first black-owned women's clothing store, and features an open display of historical items that includes apparel.

Students gather near the fountain on Detroit Mercy's McNichols Campus.

Detroit Mercy earned听a No. 202 rank in the听National听Universities category of U.S. News & World Report's 鈥淏est Colleges鈥澨2023听edition.

Detroit Mercy earns Gold-Level status by Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency

University of Detroit Mercy was honored once again as one of the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency Gold-Level Veteran-Friendly Schools for 2022-23, based on the University鈥檚 efforts to help student veterans achieve success during their studies.

Artwork for three DMTC productions, including Airness, Believe in Yourself, Pride and Prejudice, Believe in Love and Unheard Voices, Afro-Brazilian Diaspora, Believe in Hope.

The Detroit Mercy Theatre Company (DMTC) and University of Detroit Mercy's Department of Performing Arts is please to announce its 2022-23 season entitled "Believe," featuring three mainstage works to be performed at The Marlene Boll Theatre in downtown Detroit.

Several people pose for a photo outdoors while holding logs of wood.

University of Detroit Mercy will host the 17th annual Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit conference Oct. 14-15 in the new Student Union on the McNichols Campus. The conference theme for this year is 鈥淓arth is our Mentor, Measure and Model.鈥

PRIME Center to host president and CEO of TrueCar Sept. 15

The Center for Practice & Research in Management & Ethics (PRIME Center)听will host Mike Darrow, president and CEO of TrueCar, who will present 鈥淐reating the Online Automotive Marketplace.鈥

Detroit Mercy McNichols campus is seen from above with a small red, white and blue graphics that reads Detroit Mercy Homecoming Keep the Tradition

The tradition continues as University of Detroit Mercy plans to celebrate Homecoming Sept. 29 - Oct. 1. The annual gathering is open to students, alumni, friends, family, faculty, staff and the community.

An outdoor photo of the Student Union plaza with trees and lamp posts in front. A University of Detroit Mercy Day of Giving sticker is in the lower left hand corner.

Day of Giving celebrates and educates students about how alumni contributions of time, talent and treasure help current students and enrich the University.

An exterior photo of the Engineering Building's side entrance, with We are Mercy and We are Jesuit light pole banners visible.

A National Science Foundation (NSF) grant has helped 14 students achieve their engineering dreams at Detroit Mercy.听

Students gather outside Shiple Hall to enjoy a variety of food and frozen ices during move-in day.

More than 500 incoming freshmen began their academic careers at the University with two weeks of activities.

Juan Carlos Flores

University of Detroit Mercy Professor Juan Carlos Flores is the recipient of a $295,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to create the first critical edition of writings by 13th Century philosopher Henry of Ghent.

Detroit Mercy students start college careers with community work

Incoming freshmen at University of Detroit Mercy will begin their college careers by performing service work in communities near the McNichols Campus as part of Prologues, Transitions and Viewpoints (PTV).

Staff and faculty pick up name tags on the left inside of the Student Fitness Center, while President Taylor speaks from a podium in front of dozens of people on the right. A blue University of Detroit Mercy banner hangs from the podium.

University of Detroit Mercy's 2022-23 academic year officially began Aug. 16 with the annual President's Convocation on the McNichols Campus. President Donald B. Taylor presented his vision for Detroit Mercy during his first State of the University address.

Richard Dolinski outdoors

Alumnus Richard Dolinski '61, '63, '66 used his University of Detroit degrees to springboard a 32-year career at Dow Chemical. At 81, he continues to pursue innovative and research-intensive approaches to education and childhood development.

McAuley School of Nursing part of diversity in education initiative 

The McAuley School of Nursing (MSON) is one of 50 schools from 28 states that will participate in a national initiative designed to create inclusive learning environments and build a more diverse nursing workforce.听

Jesuit Fathers visit for presentations on social justice and ecology

Jesuit Fathers Xavier Jeyaraj and Ted Penton will offer two brief panel presentations on Jesuit efforts in social justice and ecology from a global and national perspective followed by a discussion on the Detroit context.

Engineering report recognized at international symposium

A report on lunar habitat architecture produced by College of Engineering & Science graduates received INCOSE鈥檚 best paper award in its modeling, simulation and analysis category.

Catholic educators, environmental experts discuss Supreme Court climate ruling

In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling that curtails government action on climate change, the Catholic Studies Program of Detroit Mercy hosted a dialogue on July 14 bringing the religious and moral case for addressing climate change.

Two people pack Amazon boxes that sit on a table indoors.

Rev. Deidric Tupper, pastor of New Faith Temple Church of God in Christ and CEO of the New Faith Temple Community Development Corp., alongside his wife Natasha Tupper, founder of The Polished Institute, have dedicated their lives to the service of others.

Titan supporters flock to Rocket Mortgage Classic

Titan supporters enjoyed the sights and sounds of the Rocket Mortgage Classic, hosted at the Detroit Golf Club, as they witnessed Tony Finau win the tournament and break its scoring record.

Detroit Mercy PA students, wearing masks, put together care packs inside of the College of Health Professions Building.

Through a microgrant from the University, Nour Lyon 鈥12, an assistant professor in the Physician Assistant Program, and Detroit Mercy students have put together care packs and distributed them to people in need across Detroit.

Two men look at a tablet and other devices on a desk inside of a Student Union office.

The University's 26th president, Dr. Donald Taylor, began his tenure as leader of Detroit Mercy on Friday, July 1. Learn more about his vision for the University.

Oliva Swad, right, as Tiresias makes a prophecy to the king, Kreon and Chorus during Detroit Mercy Theatre Company's production of Antigone.

A Detroit Mercy Theatre Company production of Sophocles' 鈥淎ntigone鈥 has been honored at the 2022 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival鈥檚 national competition. It is the first Detroit Mercy show since 1978 to receive such recognition.

Sterling silver University of Detroit Mercy rings available

Detroit Mercy, in partnership with Miner鈥檚 Den Jewelers, has a special offer available for alumni and friends.

Golfers Will Zalatoris, Tony Finau, Justin Rose, Jason Day, Matt Kuchar, Cameron Young, Rickie Fowler, Kevin Kisner and last year鈥檚 winner, Cam Davis are seen in various golfing poses over a red background advertising the Rocket Mortgage Classic.

Detroit Mercy will once again host alumni and friends at the Rocket Mortgage Classic on July 28-31 at the Detroit Golf Club.

Image on the left features colorfully painted buildings and children playing in Cuba. On the right, members of the trip smile for the camera in Cuba.

Detroit Mercy students find more similarities than differences during the University's short-term study abroad program to Cuba.

Students bring fruit fly science to kindergarteners

This spring, several Detroit Mercy College of Engineering & Science students brought microscopes to show dozens of local kindergarteners the science behind fruit flies. Students helped kindergarteners look at fruit flies underneath dissecting microscopes and distinguish differences in eye color and wing structure.

Earl Cureton, right, speaks to Fr. Patrick Kelly, S.J.'s class during the fall semester.

Earl Cureton 鈥11 has spent his adult life alongside some of the greatest basketball players in the world. But at an age when many people are beginning to slow down, he is finding new purpose in giving back to people and communities in Detroit.

Class of ’22 mission award honorees made their mark on campuses

The Vivere ex Missione awards are presented each year to four graduating students whose time at University of Detroit Mercy was marked by leadership, service and scholarship. Nominations are made by students, staff and faculty and the awardees are chosen by a committee of staff and faculty.

The graduates patiently wait in their seats while the other graduates receive their degrees on stage in Calihan Hall. A big red banner on stage reads, 鈥淯niversity of Detroit Mercy.鈥

There were 1,512 people who earned degrees from University of Detroit Mercy, with more than 1,000 students participating in the four ceremonies at Calihan Hall on the McNichols Campus.

Boryczka named new dean of College of Liberal Arts & Education

University of Detroit Mercy announces the appointment of Jocelyn M. Boryczka as the new dean of Detroit Mercy鈥檚 College of Liberal Arts & Education. Her appointment begins Aug. 1.

Cup of Science: Alumnus perfects the espresso experience

Robert McKeon Aloe, a 2006 alumnus of Detroit Mercy's College of Engineering & Sciences, works as a manager for Apple in California, but when he's not working for the innovative tech company, he's using data science to experiment with espresso.

PGA Tour's Rocket Mortgage Classic tickets now available

The PGA Tour's Rocket Mortgage Classic is coming to the Detroit Golf Club July 28-31. Get your general admission or cabana/suite tickets today before they sell out.

Mehar Soni sits smiling next to a piano inside of the St. Ignatius Chapel.

Mehar Soni's love for literature, blossoming from her grandmother reading to her as a child, fueled the Detroit Mercy Class of 2022 valedictorian's dentistry dreams.

Student dedicates himself to being a man for others, encourages others to do the same

Detroit Mercy junior Jeremiah Steen knows there's more to life than just himself and wants to have a positive impact on people and the city of Detroit.

Willy Isiani is defended by an opposing player during a Titans men鈥檚 basketball game.

From pulled scholarships to giving up soccer to living through a war, nothing has been normal or easy for Willy Isiani. But the men's basketball student-athlete realized his dream at Detroit Mercy and earned a degree in Business Administration.

Alumna earns prestigious Presidential Management Fellowship honor

Stephanie Baiyasi-Kozicki 鈥15, who received a Health Services Administration certificate from Detroit Mercy, is among 1,100 people nationally who have been selected recipients of the prestigious Presidential Management Fellowship.

Lourdes Lewis stands smiling inside of a building.

When Lourdes Lewis walks across the Calihan Hall stage to receive her Health Services Administration degree in mid-May, she鈥檒l fulfill two promises. One she made to her late husband; the second she made to herself.

Sandy Wang smiles for a photograph at Detroit Mercy Dental.

Sandy Wang may be young, but she is a trailblazer.听The Riverside, Calif., native is the first of five children, a first-generation American, first in her family to go to college and, upon graduation from Detroit Mercy Dental next month, will be the first doctor in her family.听

A graphic promoting the hiring of Kate Achter as Detroit Mercy women's basketball head coach. Achter is seen holding a basketball and holding up her index finger. Graphic text reads "Welcome to Detroit Kate Achter, women's basketball head coach."

Former collegiate standout and coaching veteran听Kate Achter听has been named Detroit Mercy women's basketball head coach. Achter was an All-American student-athlete at Bowling Green and has coached at Loyola Chicago, St. Bonaventure and Xavier.听

Freshman wins big in sustainability project contest

Detroit Mercy freshman Alexander Kalaj won a sustainability contest after pitching ways to address blight in the city of Detroit.

Mohammed Harhara crosses his arms and smiles for a photo.

Mohammed Harhara was a senior in high school when he moved more than 6,500 miles from his home in Saudi Arabia, it was just the first step that led him to Detroit Mercy.

Joseph Silveira kneels in front of spectators while giving his architecture presentation.

Joseph Silveira has always been interested in what makes buildings special; in fact, it鈥檚 what brought him to Detroit Mercy.

Zena and Tanya Moaikel pose for a photograph in front of the Shiple Hall art mural.

Taking part in freshman orientation firsthand led Zena and Tanya Moaikel to become orientation leaders as soon as they could to help other incoming students transition into Detroit Mercy.听

Students discuss design implementation during a meeting.

Detroit Mercy鈥檚 multidisciplinary patient-centered program, coined Faces on Design, pairs seniors from the College of Engineering & Science and Nursing students from the College of Health Professions & McAuley School of Nursing to improve lives by designing assistive devices to combat the lack of solutions within the disabled community.听

Thomas Mueller '21 leans against a fence at Titan Field for a portrait photograph.

A pair of phone calls during the winter of his senior year of high school helped Thomas Mueller 鈥21 realize he belonged at University of Detroit Mercy.

President Garibaldi smiles wearing his graduation outfit with hat and tassel

In April, Detroit Mercy published a special publication titled听"Catalyst for Transformation," which honors Antoine M. Garibaldi's 11 years as president of the University.

President Garibaldi speaks from a podium inside of the College of Health Professions

Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi was announced as the new chairman of the Board of Directors for Visit Detroit on Feb. 8.

A photo of the Jesus statue on the McNichols Campus, with the Clocktower and students visible in the background.

For the third year in a row, Detroit Mercy's graduate programs have ranked among the nation鈥檚 best.

Alumnus leads Fortune 500 company to sustainability

After more than 30 years as an educator, scientist, packaging expert and leader, Michael Okoroafor 鈥82 says his new position is the pinnacle of his career. As the first chief sustainability officer at McCormick & Company, Okoroafor is now tasked with executing the company鈥檚 sustainability efforts worldwide.

A full width image of Titan women student-athletes, featuring a softball student-athlete readying a swing, women鈥檚 basketball players huddling during a game at Calihan Hall and women鈥檚 lacrosse players celebrating during pre-game introductions.

To honor Women鈥檚 History Month, Detroit Mercy鈥檚 Office of Marketing & Communications spoke to Titan student-athletes and coaches about their experiences in sports, which Title IX made possible. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of that landmark legislation.

From left, sisters Taylor Bahoora, Danielle Raikany and Madelyn Bahoora pose together for a photograph. On the right is a picture of one of the custom rosaries the sisters make.

When Detroit Mercy freshman Madelyn Bahoora and her sisters had to find a first communion gift for their cousin, they wanted something that was going to stand out and be sentimental. The Bahoora sisters 鈥 Madelyn, Taylor and Danielle 鈥 turned their gift idea into a business in 2016 and work together to create customized rosaries for a growing clientele.

Suchi Reddy, smiling, stands in front of the "me + you" design inside the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building in Washington, D.C. Hundreds of bright lights shine on the sculpture in the background.

Suchi Reddy, a 1991 graduate from the School of Architecture & Community Development, is receiving wide acclaim for two very different high-profile design projects 鈥 both developed during the pandemic 鈥 that have earned her praise and showcase in the New York Times for the innovative way they blend art, design and technology.

New master’s program aims at developing leadership skills

The 30-credit graduate program beginning in fall 2022 requires no pre-requisite coursework and is open to those with undergraduate degrees in any discipline. Courses are available online and during the evening.

Oliva Swad, right, as Tiresias makes a prophecy to the king, Kreon and Chorus during Detroit Mercy Theatre Company's production of Antigone.

Detroit Mercy Theatre Company (DMTC) needed to adapt last year to continue performing in the midst of a global pandemic. Those adjustments not only led to new, invaluable experiences for Detroit Mercy students, but showered DMTC with praise from a prestigious theatre festival.

Davis named Horizon League Co-Player of the Year

Detroit Mercy men's basketball senior Antoine Davis was named the Horizon League Co-Player of the Year on Feb. 28 and was the first player in Horizon League history to be voted First Team All-League four times.

Theatre alumna makes her debut backstage

As Detroiters flocked to see The Lion King at the Detroit Opera House and marvel at the spectacle, they should know that an alumna from Detroit Mercy鈥檚 Theatre program is helping make that magic happen.

A portrait photograph of Donald B. Taylor, Ph.D.

Donald B. Taylor, Ph.D., brings nearly three decades of higher education leadership in the areas of program development, accreditation, alumni relations, community partnership development, corporate and philanthropic fundraising success and commitment to adult/post-traditional students, international/global and online education, following decades as a researcher and educator at Catholic institutions.听听

Davis first Titan men's basketball student-athlete to earn CoSIDA honor

Detroit Mercy senior Antoine Davis became the first Titan men's basketball student-athlete in school history to earn CoSIDA Academic All-District honors after he was recognized by the national organization. The honor combines standout performances on the playing court and in the classroom.

Tariq Masri-Zada, a Biology major in the ReBUILDetroit program, poses for a photograph.

Tariq Masri-Zada, a senior Biology major in the ReBUILDetroit program, is researching the effects of even small amounts of alcohol and drugs on response time of drivers. He driven in this research because his uncle was killed by a drunk driver.

An exterior photo of the Engineering Building's side entrance, with We are Mercy and We are Jesuit light pole banners visible.

The grant will expand Detroit Mercy鈥檚听iDRAW听program by implementing AP Computer听Science听Principles听courses and听developing high school teachers to deliver high-quality computer science instruction.

Corporate and foundation grants fund Detroit Mercy community programs

Detroit Mercy has received more than $2.13 million in grants recently to support the extensive programming the University and its students do in the community.

Detroit Mercy among 17 institutions that renew commitment with Sisters of Mercy

The covenant represents a renewed commitment of these institutions to the mission of the Sisters of Mercy.

Dave Wozniak, on the left, holding his father's returned class ring, with Marty Gair on the right, who helped ensure the ring's return. The University of Detroit class ring up-close on the right, with a red stone in the center.

When Dave Wozniak had belongings stolen from his home, 15 years ago, it wasn鈥檛 the electronics that he was upset losing. It was the sentimental items. His father鈥檚 1964 University of Detroit class ring was one of them.

Willie Green '03 talks to Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi at Calihan Hall before the Pelicans played the Pistons.

New Orleans Pelicans head coach and Titan Hall of Famer Willie Green 鈥03 returned to his native Detroit Feb. 1 ahead of Detroit Mercy Night at Little Caesars Arena.

Detroit Mercy's online graduate nursing program receives national distinction for third-straight year

University of Detroit Mercy鈥檚 online graduate nursing program was ranked No. 103 nationally in U.S. News & World Report鈥檚 Best Online Programs, marking the third-straight year the University was included in the rankings.

Detroit Mercy professor studies metal foam with third Fulbright Program selection

Professor Nihad Dukhan specializes in the science and technology of metal foam, having researched it for nearly 20 years. During his Fulbright experience, he investigated new technology through modeling, computer simulation and experiments.

A graphic promoting University of Detroit Mercy's Black History Month celebration, featuring red, green and yellow colored boxes behind the words "Black History Month" and black and white images of several historic Black figures. The graphic includes Detroit Mercy's logo and the following text: February 2022, Black History is American History, events sponsored by University Ministry, Muslim Student Association, College of Liberal Arts & Education, African American Studies Program, Black Abolitionist Archive, Student Life Office, Dean of Students Office and McNichols Campus Library.

February is Black History Month and University of Detroit Mercy is celebrating with a series of in-person and virtual programming on the McNichols Campus.

Professor Alan Hoback sits in an electric vehicle, while student Brendan Lubiarz stands near the rear of the vehicle, for a posed photograph.

Professor Alan Hoback and听student Brendan Lubiarz surveyed hundreds of homes in southeast Michigan to determine how easily they would be able to install electric vehicle chargers.

Graphic with pictures of Cade Cunningham and Willie Green and his family receiving when his number was retired. Text includes, Detroit Mercy Night at Little Caesars Arena, Feb. 1, Also featuring Titan Hall of Famer and head coach of the Pelicans, Willie Green,, Tickets starting at 49, package includes limited-edition pistons quarter zip in blue and red with Titans logo, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 7 p.m., College Night Series. Also shows Detroit Pistons and New Orleans Pelicans logos.

The Pistons will host Detroit Mercy Night when the New Orleans Pelicans and head coach Willie Green '03 visit Little Caesars Arena on Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. The ticket package includes a limited edition quarter-zip, seating in the Titan section, all-you-can-eat seats and a donation to the University.

Charlton Center to host Mellody Hobson, president & CEO of Ariel Investments and chairwoman of Starbucks Corp.

Mellody Hobson, president and co-CEO of Ariel Investments and chairwoman of Starbucks Corp., will participate in a virtual fireside chat, where she will discuss several financial-related topics.

Day of Giving highlights donor impact

Detroit Mercy hosts Day of Giving to educate students about how alumni contributions of time, talent and treasure help enrich the University. Students can participate in virtual and in-person activities to earn prizes.

Detroit Mercy event examines King's legacy

Detroit Mercy is commemorating听the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a webinar featuring Professor Alex Zamalin and a student panel.