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UM-Dearborn honors Alumni Difference Makers

Six alumni recognized for impact on industry and community

Published: October 18, 2012

Company founded by COB student honored at White House

General Fuels Company among the ‘top 100 companies started by young entrepreneur'

Published: October 11, 2012

SOE celebrates 25th anniversary

School prepares Metro Detroit's education leaders

Published: October 11, 2012

UM-Dearborn announces record enrollment

University sees fourth consecutive year of enrollment growth

Published: September 25, 2012

Chinese Student Art Troupe to visit UM-Dearborn

UESTC students will present various forms of traditional dancing, vocal and instrumental performances

Published: September 21, 2012

The Union at Dearborn provides housing option for UM-Dearborn students

New development planned for fall 2013

Published: September 18, 2012

UM-Dearborn recognized as Military Friendly School

List honors top 15 percent of schools that embrace American veterans as students

Published: September 17, 2012

Flags of the United Nations unveiled at UM-Dearborn

Motawi Tileworks mural installed in the University Center

Published: September 13, 2012

SOE receives ‘exemplary’ designation

Teacher preparation programs recognized for fourth year in a row

Published: September 13, 2012

UM-Dearborn again highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report

University highest-rated, regional public university in the Midwest

Published: September 13, 2012

Building a better battery

CECS receives battery-powered electric scooters from Best Buy to aid in research

Published: September 11, 2012

President of U.S.-Japan Council to speak at UM-Dearborn

Lecture will highlight importance of Asian-Americans in U.S. history

Published: September 11, 2012

Incoming students welcomed at New Student Convocation

Approximately 2100 new students enrolled at UM-Dearborn this fall

Published: September 7, 2012

‘Difference Makers’ Scholarship recipients aim to impact community

Scholarship created in honor of Edward J. Bagale

Published: September 7, 2012

UM-Dearborn designates Academic Service Learning courses

Courses partner student learning with civic engagement

Published: September 7, 2012

Smith named prestigious Stirton Professor

CASL Professor's term begins September 1, 2012

Published: August 29, 2012

CASL opens GAM lab for first full semester

Lab marks increase in interest in geospatial technology

Published: August 29, 2012

Innovation Index returning to early 2008 levels

iLabs logo

iLabs study measures economic innovation in the state

Published: August 29, 2012

Mallory Simpson named vice chancellor for institutional advancement

Mallory M. Simpson headshot

Simpson will work to build culture of philanthropy across campus

Published: August 29, 2012

SOE launches master’s degree in educational technology

Program, with online option, begins fall 2012

Published: July 19, 2012

Academic exchange programs with Chinese universities expanded

Additional students from China expected in fall 2012

Published: July 19, 2012

University receives $30 million capital outlay for Science Building

UM-Dearborn Science Building

Plan will renovate one of oldest buildings on campus

Published: July 19, 2012

University of Michigan-Dearborn Announces 2012-13 Tuition Rates

Increase Lowest Since 2004-05 School Year

Published: June 21, 2012

UM-Dearborn signs agreement with Schoolcraft College

Reverse Transfer Agreement will help students complete associate degree

Published: June 18, 2012

School of Education announces new master’s degree

Program in early childhood education will launch fall 2012

Published: June 18, 2012

Mi named IEEE Fellow

CECS professor recognized for contributions to hybrid electric vehicle modeling and power control

Published: June 18, 2012

Innovation Index falls slightly

Index remains above recession levels for fourth quarter 2011 in UM-Dearborn study

Published: June 8, 2012

CIS students develop authentication system for mobile devices

Senior design project wins first within CIS

Published: May 25, 2012

ITM Club takes home top prize in international competition

UM-Dearborn team beats 77 chapters from 13 countries

Published: May 25, 2012

Oakwood Healthcare and UM-Dearborn announce research partnership

Partnership will work to advance childhood health and education

Published: May 23, 2012

UM-Dearborn SIFE chapter brings entrepreneurship to Young Detroit Builders

Students utilize $2,000 grant from Lowe’s to develop computer lab

Published: May 14, 2012

Tony England joins UM-Dearborn as CECS Interim Dean

Scholar, Educator, Administrator and former Astronaut will lead the College

Published: May 9, 2012

UM-Dearborn invites community to lecture series on graveyards

Popular series "Graveyards 101" begins May 9

Published: April 30, 2012

UM-Dearborn announces campus wide recycling program

Expanded program launches this summer

Published: April 23, 2012

Faculty members engage in community research projects

Grants provide funding for research in Focus: HOPE communities

Published: April 16, 2012

Susan B Anthony Award Winners Announced

Event features Omani Ambassador Hunaina Sultan Al-Mughairy

Published: April 9, 2012

University ranks among ‘Sustainable 16’

Top schools in environmental academics announced

Published: March 29, 2012

CECS launches digital forensics program

Bachelor’s degree program begins fall 2012

Published: March 29, 2012

David Brandon and Chacona Johnson to speak at commencement

Ceremonies scheduled for Sunday, April 29

Published: March 29, 2012

COB announces new graduate degree programs

Announcement comes as part-time M.B.A. again recognized as one of the nation’s best

Published: March 16, 2012

CASL professor tests chimpanzee spatial cognitive abilities

Dolins teams with U-M students for research

Published: March 16, 2012

CECS Career Awards

CIS professor receives $465,000 CAREER Award from National Science Foundation

Published: March 15, 2012

School of Education earns TEAC accreditation

TEAC grants teacher preparation programs accreditation for seven years.

Published: March 15, 2012

Small Company Innovation Program

Michigan Corporate Relations Network Announces RFP for Small Company Innovation Program

Published: March 8, 2012

Alternative Spring Break

Spring Break students

Students join forces to serve communities during spring break.

Published: February 28, 2012

iLabs releases Innovation Index


Innovation Index on the rise according to UM-Dearborn study

Published: February 28, 2012

SOCC receives funding support

Contracts support programs for Wayne County foster youth and families

Published: February 28, 2012

CECS students plow away the competition

Students participate in Autonomous Snowplow Competition

Published: February 20, 2012

UM-Dearborn honors legendary professor

Sid Bolkosky retires after 39 years

Published: February 20, 2012

UM-Dearborn launches Arab American Studies Minor

The 15-credit minor, launched with the winter 2012 semester, provides students in any major the opportunity to examine Arab American culture and history.




Published: February 2, 2012

Michigan Tech Climate improves

Annual iLabs survey shows positive outlook

Published: February 1, 2012

Transfer enrollment on the rise

UM-Dearborn sees record number of transfer students

Published: February 1, 2012

19th annual MLK Day of Service

Service event brings more than 600 volunteers to sites around metropolitan Detroit.


Published: January 18, 2012

UM-Dearborn safe campus

UM-Dearborn named third-safest campus in Michigan in 2011, according to

Published: January 18, 2012

COB online graduate programs recognized

UM-Dearborn College of Business’ online graduate programs recognized among the best by U.S. News & World Report

Published: January 13, 2012

AACSB re-accredits UM-Dearborn’s College of Business

UM-Dearborn’s College of Business re-accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Published: January 13, 2012

iLabs releases Innovation Index

Innovation Index remains above recession levels in UM-Dearborn study

Published: November 28, 2011

Coming to America

Students, alumni share their immigrant memoirs for project led by Prof. Ronald Stockton

Published: November 28, 2011

English as second language

Faculty members partner with local teachers to help students learning English as second language

Published: November 28, 2011

iLabs eCities research recognizes 45 Michigan communities

UM-Dearborn’s iLabs eCities research recognizes 45 Michigan communities developing a positive entrepreneurial climate

Published: November 14, 2011

Michigan Corporate Relations Network

Nation’s first statewide university-business engagement network to be created

Published: November 10, 2011

Scholarships benefit law officers

UM-Dearborn partners with Macomb County Sheriff’s Office for community service personnel scholarships

Published: November 9, 2011

The Freshman 15 Myth

UM-Dearborn Professor Pat Smith says freshmen only gain about three pounds during their first year of college, according to her research

Published: November 1, 2011

Student, alumna head to Italy

Tyler Whitsett and Noela Leka, both affiliated with the College of Business, will create business strategies for Europe’s oldest textile design company

Published: October 27, 2011

Alumni Difference Makers

UM-Dearborn will recognize its 2011 Alumni Award winners on Oct. 28. Meet the eight graduates who will be honored at the ceremony.

Published: October 26, 2011

Outstanding business school

UM-Dearborn’s College of Business recognized as a 'Best Business School' by Princeton Review for the third year in a row

Published: October 25, 2011

Writing honor

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) student Toni Bunton has won the national Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs’ annual writing award for best creative writing by a graduate student

Published: September 30, 2011

Art in the House

Student Jaclyn Mastroianni will have her artwork displayed in the Anderson House Office Building—home to the Michigan House of Representatives—as part of the Student Art in the Legislature initiative

Published: September 30, 2011

Out of the gate

UM-Dearborn gets $1M to establish Center for Electric Drive Transportation

Published: September 30, 2011

Enhancing relationships

Longtime UM-Dearborn supporter and alumnus Frederick W. Hoffman joins the campus as part-time director of strategic university relationships

Published: September 27, 2011

Record number of undergrads

UM-Dearborn enrollment second highest in campus history

Published: September 22, 2011

‘How 9/11 Shaped Our Voices’

Listen to an edited segment of the discussion by a dynamic group of panelists who came together at UM-Dearborn on Sept. 9 to discuss how 9/11 shaped their personal journeys

Published: September 14, 2011

Campus rates high in magazine survey

UM-Dearborn rated among the best regional universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report

Published: September 14, 2011

Center for Labor and Community Studies

U-M's long-standing Labor Studies Center reopens at UM-Dearborn as the Center for Labor and Community Studies; 16th annual Latina/o Workers Leadership Institute planned as first event

Published: September 13, 2011

UM-Dearborn’s College of Business receives $225,000 in grant funding

UM-Dearborn’s College of Business (COB) recently received two grants totaling $225,000 to support business growth in Michigan.

Published: September 6, 2011

Digital marketing

UM-Dearborn College of Business launches undergraduate business degree in digital marketing this fall

Published: August 31, 2011

Innovation Index falls

Innovation Index shows mixed results for first quarter 2011 in UM-Dearborn study

Published: August 18, 2011

Supporting high-growth women entrepreneurs

UM-Dearborn's College of Business lends support to Inforum entrepreneurial programming

Published: August 10, 2011

Imagining 'smart' hospitals

UM-Dearborn engineering students develop Telemetr-acking system that could potentially help hospitals alleviate medical errors

Published: August 10, 2011

Freshman apps up for 7th straight year

Freshman applications break 4,700 mark, up 16 percent from last year, reports the Office of Admissions and Orientation.

Published: August 10, 2011

Media Advisory

UM-Dearborn to host joint emergency preparedness exercise on Tuesday, Aug. 9

Published: August 5, 2011

Honors Transfer Innovators

Student group comes together to design a new, transfer-friendly honors program at UM-Dearborn focusing on creativity and leadership

Published: July 19, 2011

Google books

Over the next six months, UM-Dearborn's Mardigian Library will send 10K-15K books and journals to Google for scanning

Published: July 18, 2011

Popular alum

Diagnostic tool wins alumnus Brennan Hamilton major recognition in 'Popular Mechanics' magazine

Published: July 18, 2011

Scholarships benefit police officers

UM-Dearborn's community service personnel scholarship program has helped nearly 30 police officers further their education

Published: July 18, 2011

Smoke-free reminder

UM-Dearborn will become a smoke-free campus on July 1

Published: June 21, 2011

Campus announces tuition rates

U-M Board of Regents approve 2011-12 Tuition Rates

Published: June 16, 2011

Designed to win

Engineering team develops device to aid LED traffic signals in inclement weather and places overall in campus's senior design competition

Published: June 14, 2011

Financial literacy contest

College of Business, Crain’s Detroit Business partner for ‘UM-Dearborn Investment Challenge,’ a stock investment and trading competition

Published: June 14, 2011

Way to mow

UM-Dearborn’s Intelligent Systems Club recently placed second and won $1,500 in the 8th annual ION Robotic Lawn Mower Competition

Published: June 14, 2011

Dig this

Six UM-Dearborn students are spending part of their summer studying at anthropological field schools and blogging about their hands-on research experiences

Published: June 14, 2011


Noted businessman and best-selling author Josh Linkner joins University of Michigan-Dearborn as Entrepreneur-In-Residence and Adjunct Professor of Applied Creativity

Published: May 23, 2011

Fourth quarter Innovation Index

Temporary Small Business Administration loans provide boost to Index, which measures economic innovation activity in Michigan

Published: May 23, 2011

Sustainable spores

Environmental Interpretive Center finishes its mushroom garden with support of Ford and its volunteers

Published: May 16, 2011

Sweet system

Engineering students design suite management system for Olympia Entertainment as part of CECS's senior design competition

Published: May 16, 2011

Outstanding internship employer

College of Business recognizes accounting and advising firm Baker Tilly as its honored employer for 2011

Published: April 26, 2011

Quintessential child advocate

Child's Hope has named Mary Trepanier Street, professor of early childhood education and director of the Early Childhood Education Center at UM-Dearborn, its Child Advocate of the Year

Published: April 26, 2011

Academy nomination for 'Unreal City'

Screen studies student Bryan Bykowicz's film nominated for regional Student Academy Award, hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Published: April 26, 2011

Executive, columnist to speak at May 1 commencement

Mark Fields, Rochelle Riley will be featured speakers at UM-Dearborn's commencement ceremonies next month

Published: April 14, 2011

A victory for varsity

Men's and women's varsity cross country coming to UM-Dearborn's athletics programs this fall; Men's varsity soccer comes to campus in 2012

Published: April 14, 2011

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