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Recently, Will Wittig, dean of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture, was named to the Detroit City of Design Stewardship Board to serve in an advisory capacity to the Detroit Creative Corridor Center. This is the local organization that applied for designation by the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO).

University of Detroit Mercy will hold its annual commencement ceremonies on May 12 and 13, 2017. All three commencement ceremonies will take place in Calihan Hall on the McNichols Campus.

Each year, University of Detroit Mercy honors one alumnus from each school and college during the Alumni Achievement Spirit Awards. This year, the 2017 Spirit Awards were held Student Center Ballroom on the McNichols Campus, April 28.

The Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC) will take its design philosophy to community leaders in Memphis, Tenn., and Milwaukee, Wisc., thanks to a $39,000 grant from The Kresge Foundation.

This month marks the conclusion of the $750,000, three-year grant awarded to the University of Detroit Mercy by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to support the Master of Community Development (MCD) program. The grant was designed to create a pipeline of leaders committed to strengthening local neighborhoods and to increase capacity of local non-profit organizations through Capstone scholarships, internship placements for students, and fellowships for recent graduates.

The Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC) is partnering with the Kresge Early Years for Success Initiative: Detroit thanks to a $200,000 grant from The Kresge Foundation.

The School of Architecture's Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC) has been named the winner of the 2017 Whitney M. Young Jr. Award by the American Institute of Architects.

School of Architecture's public non-profit Volterra Detroit Foundation was highlighted in the International Business Times article, "Preserving Volterra: How drones and lasers are documenting 3,000 years of Italian history," Oct. 28.

Architecture alumnnus Michael Ford '06, the "Hip-Hope Architect," was interviewd in the Curbed article, "The hip-hop architect on how music and the environment can influence one another," Oct. 18.

Architecture alumna Julia Kowalski '15 was interviewed by WWJ-AM and spoke on her work with the Detroit Collaborative Design Center and the importance of architecture and engineering co-ops.

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