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The latest College news is below.  You can also view stories from 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013.

The point where driverless vehicles and the law intersect is nearly uncharted territory, but one University of Detroit Mercy alumna has positioned herself there to help keep an industry on the right road.

A wing of the University of Detroit Mercy Engineering Building is well on its way to becoming a living laboratory, thanks to a generous grant from DTE Energy — and a hardworking group of sophomore Engineering students.

University of Detroit Mercy graduate Christina Jones tells anyone who will listen about the school’s ReBUILDetroit program and with good reason. Jones credits ReBUILDetroit with putting her on a path to success and opening up opportunities she never thought possible.

University of Detroit Mercy is making it easier than ever to get involved in environmental issues like water quality, global warming, air quality or waste management with its accelerated Environmental Engineering master’s program.

Being selected for a Fulbright is often a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. But for Detroit Mercy Professor of Mechanical Engineering Nihad Dukhan, it’s now a twice-in-a-lifetime experience. Dukhan, who was a Fulbright Scholar during the 2014-15 school year, was recently selected as a Fulbright Specialist this summer at Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul.

University of Detroit Mercy appointed Dr. Katherine Snyder as dean of the College of Engineering & Science effective May 7, 2018. Snyder has served as the College’s interim dean since May 31, 2017. Previously, she was the associate dean of Academic Affairs of the College of Engineering & Science, a position she held since 2010.

University of Detroit Mercy held commencement ceremonies on May 11 and 12, 2018, and welcomed more than 1,500 students to the University’s alumni ranks. Congratulations to all graduates for achieving your academic goals!

Detroit Mercy engineering and nursing students joined forces with students from Lawrence Technological University and veterans over the past year to work on projects designed to ease challenges vets experience with everyday tasks due to physical disabilities.

Spend a few minutes with Detroit Mercy’s new Director of Sustainability Victor Carmona and his passion for what he does will leave you inspired. Whether Carmona is talking about his research projects in El Salvador, Mexico and Costa Rica or his thoughts on how to bring students studying different disciplines together, he will make you think in a new light.

Detroit Mercy's College of Engineering and Science and the Louis Stokes Midwest Center of Excellence (LSMCE) recently signed a collaborative agreement to increase the number of under-represented minority students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Spring break provides an opportunity for students to take time away from their courses and prepare for the final weeks of the semester. For students participating in the alternative spring break retreat, it is a time for reflection and service.

Christina Jones, ReBUILDetroit scholar from the University of Detroit Mercy majoring in biology, will be conducting her summer research with Dr. Vance Berger in the National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Prevention at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

Dr. Rachelle Belanger, associate professor of biology, is the 2017 recipient of the early career mentor award in biology from the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR).

Detroit Mercy's chapter of the Pi Mu Epsilon Honorary Mathematics Fraternity sponsored yesterday's Pi Day Extravaganza!

Dr. Prasad Venugopal, associate professor of physics and Dr. Mark Benvenuto, chair of the chemistry and biochemistry department, presented at the Michigan Science Teachers Association meeting in Lansing on March 2.

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