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University of Detroit Mercy

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Motto Ad maiorem Dei gloriam and Maria, Sedes Sapientiae ("Mary, Seat of Wisdom")
Established 1877
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic (Jesuit / Sisters of Mercy)
President Gerard L. Stockhausen, S.J.
Students 5,600
Location Detroit, Michigan, USA
Campus Urban
Nickname Titans
Affiliations Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities,Conference for Mercy Higher Education, Horizon League
Website www.udmercy.edu

University of Detroit Mercy (4001 W. McNichols Rd., P.O. Box 19900, Detroit, MI 48219-0900) is the largest and most comprehensive Catholic University in Michigan. Its origin dates back to 1877 with the founding of Detroit College by the Society of Jesus and to 1941 with the founding of Mercy College of Detroit by the Sisters of Mercy. In 1990, University of Detroit and Mercy College of Detroit merged to become University of Detroit Mercy. The University offers approximately 100 academic degrees and programs of study, including liberal arts, business, dentistry, law, engineering, architecture, nursing and health professions. UDM is ranked in the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" 2007 edition. Athletically, the University sponsors 16 NCAA Division I level varsity sports for men and women, and is a member of the Horizon League. A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... A.M.D.G. engraving in choir loft of St. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1877 (MDCCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Various Religious symbols, including (first row) Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Bahai, (second row) Islamic, tribal, Taoist, Shinto (third row) Buddhist, Sikh, Hindu, Jain, (fourth row) Ayyavazhi, Triple Goddess, Maltese cross, pre-Christian Slavonic Religion is the adherence to codified beliefs and rituals that generally involve a faith in a spiritual... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... The Society of Jesus (Latin: Societas Iesu), commonly known as the Jesuits, is a Roman Catholic religious order. ... The Religious Order of the Sisters of Mercy (RSM) is an order of Catholic women founded by Catherine McAuley in Dublin, Ireland in 1831. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... The city of San Francisco, an example of an urban area. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion, because: it is patent nonsense. ... The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities or AJCU is an American voluntary service organization based in Washington, D.C. whose mission is to serve its member institutions, the 28 colleges and universities in the United States administered by the Society of Jesus. ... The Horizon League is a nine school, NCAA Division I college athletic conference, whose members are located in five of the Midwestern United States. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, images, videos and other digital assets and hosted on a particular domain or subdomain on the World Wide Web. ... Seal of the Society of Jesus. ... The Religious Order of the Sisters of Mercy (RSM) is an order of Catholic women founded by Catherine McAuley in Dublin, Ireland in 1831. ...


Mission, vision and philosophy

Entrance to Chemistry building on McNichols Campus.
Entrance to Chemistry building on McNichols Campus.

Mission Statement:The University of Detroit Mercy, a Catholic university in the Jesuit and Mercy traditions, exists to provide excellent student-centered undergraduate and graduate education in an urban context. A UDM education seeks to integrate the intellectual, spiritual, ethical and social development of our students.

Vision Statement: The University of Detroit Mercy will be recognized as a premier private university in the Great Lakes (North America) region, distinguished by graduates who lead and serve in their communities.

UDM is committed to quality education, service of faith, promotion of justice and compassionate service to persons in need. Accordingly, the university and its students, staff and administration take an active role in strengthening Detroit, through community outreach and partnership with like-minded organizations.

Colleges and campuses

Library on McNichols Campus has a cartouche by Corrado Parducci.
Library on McNichols Campus has a cartouche by Corrado Parducci.

UDM is comprised of seven colleges and schools: the School of Architecture, College of Business Administration, School of Dentistry, College of Engineering and Science, College of Health Professions/McAuley School of Nursing, School of Law, and College of Liberal Arts and Education. In Egyptian hieroglyphs, a cartouche is an oblong enclosure with a vertical line at one end, indicating that the text enclosed is a royal name, coming into use during the beginning of the Fourth Dynasty under Pharaoh Sneferu. ... Corrado Giuseppe Parducci (March 10, 1900 - November 22, 1981) was an American architectural sculptor. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a tertiary degree in business management. ... Lady Justice is a personification of the law. ... In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ...

The University has three campuses. The McNichols Campus is located on the southeast corner of McNichols and Livernois at 4001 West McNichols. The majority of the University's undergradutae and graduate programs are offered on this campus. It is also the primary location for UDM athletics as well as the six student residence halls.

The Riverfront Campus is home to UDM's School of Law in downtown Detroit at 651 East Jefferson across from the Renaissance Center. Lady Justice is a personification of the law. ...

The Outer Drive Campus, which is located at 8200 West Outer Drive, is the current site of UDM's School of Dentistry. The dental school and clinic are scheduled to move to a new site by January 2008. A Dentist and Dental Assistant perform surgery on a patient. ...


Calihan Hall on McNichols campus.
Calihan Hall on McNichols campus.

UDM sports teams are nicknamed the Titans and the school competes in the Horizon League, where it is perennially a contender for the Horizon League title in men's basketball. Men's Coach Perry Watson led a successful program at Detroit's Southwestern High School before coming to UDM and maintains strong recruiting ties within the city's public league. Currently in his 14th season as head coach, Perry Watson has guided Detroit to 10 winning seasons, three league titles, two NCAA Tournament appearances and an NIT Final Four. The Titans two NCAA appearances also included victories over St. John's and UCLA. Between 1997-98 and 2000-01, the Titans had four straight 20-victory seasons. Calihan Hall is a 8,837-seat multi-purpose arena in Detroit, Michigan. ... Image File history File links DetroitMercyTitans. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion, because: it is patent nonsense. ... The Horizon League is a nine school, NCAA Division I college athletic conference, whose members are located in five of the Midwestern United States. ... Southwestern High School is located in Hanover, Indiana. ... St. ... Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the...

Dick Vitale, ESPN's most well-known college basketball commentator, was the Detroit men's basketball Head Coach for four seasons (1973-1977) before becoming the school's Athletics Director 1977-78. The following year he left to coach the Detroit Pistons. In his final year as a college head coach, "Dickie V." led the Detroit Titans to the Round of 16 in the 1977 NCAA Tournament before losing to Michigan, 86-81. Richard J. Dick Vitale, also known as Dickie V, DV, and Mr. ... The Detroit Pistons are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... The 1977 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 32 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the National Champion of Mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ...

Since 1996-97, Detroit Titans athletic teams have won 14 league championships and 15 teams have competed in NCAA championships. The men's soccer team was the 2005 Horizon League champions. The University is the host institution for the 2008 NCAA Midwest Regional and 2009 NCAA Final Four men's basketball tournament at Ford Field in Detroit.

Notable alumni

  • Kevin Boyle winner National Book Award 2004 for Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age, Professor of History at Ohio State University
  • Michael F. Cavanagh, Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, 1982–present (served as Chief Justice from 1991 to 1995).
  • Maura Corrigan, Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, 1998–present (served as Chief Justice from 2001 to 2004).
  • Dave DeBusschere, NBA Hall of Famer, Played Basketball for the Detroit Pistons and the New York Knicks, Former Coach of the Detroit Pistons. Also played professional baseball for the Chicago White Sox.
  • Willie Green, Basketball Player for the Philadelphia 76ers.
  • Spencer Haywood, UDM Basketball & NBA star (see also ISBN 1-56743-042-2)
  • Frank Kelley, longest-serving Attorney General in Michigan history (December 1961 to December 1998).
  • Keegan-Michael Key- Star from Mad TV & Animal Planet member of Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity
  • Elmore Leonard, Author, several of his books have been made into movies, such as, Get Shorty, Be Cool, and The Big Bounce.
  • Theodore Levin, U.S. District Court Judge (1946 to 1970), father of Charles and Joseph Levin and uncle of Senator Carl Levin and Representative Sander Levin.
  • Glynn Lunney, NASA flight director
  • Ted Marchibroda, NFL Coach, twice Head Coach of Baltimore Colts/Indianapolis Colts, Offensive Co-ordinator for Buffalo Bills Super Bowl teams, current broadcaster Indianapolis Colts
  • Judge Greg Mathis, University of Detroit School of Law J.D. graduate]. Mathis is a retired Michigan 36th District Court judge and syndicated television show judge
  • J.P. McCarthy, former radio host on Detroit station WJR.
  • George Noory, Syndicated radio talk show host (Coast to Coast AM)
  • Allison Payne, news anchor for WGN-TV; founded the Kathryn Payne Memorial Scholarship fund, a UDM Scholarship in the name of her late mother, a former UDM mathematics graduate.
  • Ted Raimi, actor, best known for his roles on seaQuest DSV and Xena: Warrior Princess.
  • Giuseppe Spaletta, (1954- 1986), broadcaster, founder of Friends of the Italian Opera and Bocci Club.
  • Victoria Toensing, UDM law graduate, former Deputy Assistant Attorney General, partner in diGenova & Toensing, Washington law firm.
  • Amy Yasbeck, Film (Pretty Woman) & Television (Wings) actor, widow of John Ritter.

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See also

The University of Detroit Jesuit High School, founded in 1877, is one of the two Jesuit high schools in the city of Detroit, Michigan (Loyola High School being the other). ...

External links

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