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University of Detroit Mercy

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Motto Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam and Maria, Sedes Sapientiae ("Mary, Seat of Wisdom")
Established 1877
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, Roman Catholic
Website www.udmercy.edu

University of Detroit Mercy 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. ... Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (Latin: For the greater glory of God), often abbreviated AMDG, is the motto of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). ... 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). ... 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. ... 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. ... An urban area is a term used to define an area where there is an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... 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 midwestern states of the U.S. Although the league does not sponsor football, two members have Division I-AA teams: Youngstown State in the Gateway Football Conference, and Butler in the... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, typically common to a particular domain name or subdomain on the World Wide Web on the Internet. ... 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. ...

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Mission, vision and philosophy

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

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. The Parthenon on top of the Acropolis, Athens, Greece Architecture (from Latin, architectura and ultimately from Greek, αρχιτεκτων, a master builder, from αρχι- chief, leader and τεκτων, builder, carpenter) is the art and science of designing buildings and structures. ... Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a tertiary degree in business management. ... Equality and the balancing of our interests under law is symbolised by a blindfold and weighing scales For other senses of this word, see Law (disambiguation). ... 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. Equality and the balancing of our interests under law is symbolised by a blindfold and weighing scales For other senses of this word, see Law (disambiguation). ...


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. ...


Athletics

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 is a respected figure in Detroit basketball and he has developed strong recruiting ties with players from Detroit Public Schools. 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. 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 midwestern states of the U.S. Although the league does not sponsor football, two members have Division I-AA teams: Youngstown State in the Gateway Football Conference, and Butler in the...


Since 1996-97, UDM has won 14 league championships and 15 teams have competed in NCAA championships. The men's soccer team was the 2005 Horizon League champions.


Notable alumni

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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). ...

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