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Campus welcomes 'peace scholars'

Students from the Middle East and North Africa are studying engineering at UM-Dearborn this fall as part of a World Learning program

Published: October 28, 2009

Library director honored for career achievements

Timothy F. Richards, Mardigian Library director, honored for University Librarian Achievement

Published: October 28, 2009

Professor emeritus honored for faculty governance

Daniel Moerman, William E. Stirton professor emeritus of anthropology, honored as Jackie Lawson Memorial Faculty Governance Award recipient

Published: October 28, 2009

International social worker

Prof. Eliezer D. Jaffe, co-chairman of the Center for the Study of Philanthropy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, visits UM-Dearborn

Published: October 23, 2009

From farm to mouth

First Year Seminar students learn about local sustainable foods at Greenfield Village

Published: October 23, 2009

'The Israel Free Loan Association'

Israeli Professor Eliezer D. Jaffe lectures on “The Israel Free Loan Association” at UM-Dearborn on Oct. 21

Published: October 21, 2009

Alumni to 'indulge' in fundraiser

Annual event at the Henry Ford Estate benefits the CASL alumni affiliate scholarship fund

Published: October 20, 2009

Engineering career night set for Nov. 11

Event will highlight opportunities, challenges and rewards of engineering and computer science careers

Published: October 20, 2009

Study explores best practices of 'entrepreneurial' cities

College of Business study aims to help communities benchmark their efforts to "attract, cultivate, build and hold entrepreneurial firms"

Published: October 19, 2009

Spotlight on sustainability

'50-Mile Meal' kicks off week of activities to increase awareness of sustainability issues on campus during Campus Sustainability 2009

Published: October 16, 2009

Legacy of NYC's WOW Café

Provost Kate Davy will give a slide presentation about her forthcoming book 'Lady Dicks and Lesbian Brothers: Staging the Unimaginable at the WOW Café Theatre' on Oct. 22

Published: October 16, 2009

'We are strong women'

Prof. Lora Bex Lempert is honored for using sociology to better the lives of women through her advocacy and outreach efforts

Published: October 15, 2009

State's technology climate surveyed

UM-Dearborn's iLabs conducts its second annual survey of technology executives in southeast Michigan

Published: October 12, 2009

Outstanding business school

UM-Dearborn’s College of Business is an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review, which just published the 2010 edition of its “Best 301 Business Schools”

Published: October 8, 2009

Pluralism Project in Malaysia

UM-Dearborn scholars Claude Jacobs and William McNeece present 'World Religions in Metropolitan Detroit' at Malaysian conference

Published: October 5, 2009

Open house for early childhood center

UM-Dearborn's Early Childhood Education Center will showcase its programs during an open house on Tuesday, Oct. 13

Published: October 2, 2009

Vatican astronomer discusses 'The Galileo Wars'

Vatican astronomer Guy Consolmagno will give a public talk about 'The Galileo Wars: 30 Years and Four Centuries' at UM-Dearborn on Oct. 12

Published: October 2, 2009

Arab Detroit after 9/11

Landmark study by U-M scholars explores metropolitan Detroit's Arab American community after the terrorist attacks of 9/11

Published: October 1, 2009

Stanley Henderson honored

UM-Dearborn's vice chancellor for enrollment management and student life will be honored this month for his community service


Published: October 1, 2009

Undergraduate enrollment up

Campus sees largest number of students enrolled at the university in the past six years

Published: September 30, 2009

'Obesity among poor Americans'

Eliminating food assistance programs will do little to reduce obesity among poor Americans, according to UM-Dearborn Prof. Patricia Smith, who explores the issue in her new book

Published: September 30, 2009

Ed.D. program accredited

UM-Dearborn’s accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission is expanded to include the campus’s doctorate in education degree program

Published: September 21, 2009

The W.O.W. factor

Incoming students bond with classmates and connect to campus during inaugural 'Wolves. Orientation. Wilderness.' program

Published: September 18, 2009

College savings workshop for parents

Free workshop will offer parents advice on paying for college

Published: September 17, 2009

'Political Economy of Consumer Behavior'

The way in which people use the products they consume and the context in which they purchase and consume them has profound implications for the future of our communities, according to economics Prof. Bruce Pietrykowski

Published: September 14, 2009

Campus open house set for Oct. 4

As UM-Dearborn kicks off its 50th anniversary year, the campus is gearing up to host its Fall Open House on Sunday, Oct. 4

Published: September 14, 2009

Undergrad enrollment increases 7.3 percent

Record number of first-year students leads enrollment growth

Published: September 9, 2009

New scholarship benefits Detroit police officers

Police officers in the city of Detroit will have the opportunity to further their education at a reduced cost thanks to a new scholarship program at UM-Dearborn

Published: September 8, 2009

Levin collection on display

"Édouard-Marcel Sandoz: Selected Works from the Arthur and Karen Levin Collection" is currently on display at the Alfred Berkowitz Gallery through Oct. 30

Published: September 4, 2009

Signs of stabilization

'Innovation Index' roughly unchanged in the first quarter of 2009, according to UM-Dearborn study

Published: August 28, 2009

Campus rates high in magazine survey

UM-Dearborn rated fourth among master's-level public universities in the Midwest in the annual guide to American colleges published by U.S. News & World Report

Published: August 28, 2009

MiVote launches second round of video interviews

All 18 candidates for Detroit City Council answer critical questions about budget, ethics, crime, regionalism and collaboration during video interviews on

Published: August 19, 2009

Study says young adults ready to complete degrees

Thousands of young adults are ready to complete college degrees, according to a new education study by iLabs, UM-Dearborn's Center for Innovation Research

Published: August 17, 2009

Henry Ford Estate is up to the challenge

The national historic landmark on the campus of UM-Dearborn will reach out Aug. 18 to the community and seek financial support and matching funds via an innovative program called the “Community Foundation – Arts and Culture”...

Published: August 6, 2009

Plant biologist David Susko to lead Environmental Interpretive Center

David Susko, associate professor of biology, has been appointed to serve as director of the campus’s Environmental Interpretive Center through June 2012

Published: August 6, 2009

August is on-site admissions month

Complete an application and receive an admissions decision in a single day throughout the month of August

Published: August 4, 2009

New scholarship benefits Dearborn police officers

Police officers in the city of Dearborn will have the opportunity to further their education at a reduced cost thanks to a new scholarship program at UM-Dearborn

Published: August 3, 2009

Partnership helps students earn degrees at UM-Dearborn

Partnership paves way for students studying criminal justice studies at Macomb Community College to seek bachelor’s degrees at UM-Dearborn

Published: July 30, 2009

Gary Wagerson named Distinguished Alumnus of the Year

Gary Wagerson, founder of Wagerson & Associates and Global Trade Development, received the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award from the College of Business (formerly School of Management) at the University of...

Published: July 24, 2009

Brian McKenna named Faculty Member of the Year

Brian McKenna, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, received the Faculty Member of the Year Award from the campus’s Alumni Society in a ceremony this spring.

Published: July 24, 2009

Kenneth Ross named Distinguished Alumnus of the Year

Kenneth Ross, state commissioner of the Office of Financial and Insurance Services, was named Distinguished Alumnus of the Year by the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters at the University of Michigan-Dearborn in a ceremony...

Published: July 24, 2009

Arnold VanZanten named Distinguished Alumnus of the Year

Arnold VanZanten, founder of an independent consulting firm in Clearwater, Fla., received the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year award from the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan-Dearborn in...

Published: July 24, 2009

John Cole receives Alumni Service Award

John Cole, president and chief operating officer of Parkwood Engineering Development Corporation in Westland, received the Alumni Service Award from the University of Michigan-Dearborn’s College of Engineering and Computer...

Published: July 24, 2009

School of Education names Stephen Weatherholt as Distinguished Alumnus of the Year

Stephen Weatherholt received the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award from the School of Education at the University of Michigan-Dearborn in a ceremony this spring.

Published: July 24, 2009

Kevin McKervey receives Professional Growth and Scholarship Award

Kevin McKervey, business adviser and shareholder of Clayton and McKervey, P.C. , received the Professional Growth and Scholarship Award from the University of Michigan-Dearborn in a ceremony this spring.

Published: July 24, 2009

Michael Berry receives Community Service Award

Dearborn resident Michael Berry received the Community Service Award from the University of Michigan-Dearborn in a ceremony this spring.

Published: July 24, 2009

Anthony Allegrina receives Alumni Service Award

Redford Twp. resident Anthony Allegrina received the Alumni Service Award from the University of Michigan-Dearborn in a ceremony this spring.

Published: July 24, 2009

Jeanette Schumacher named Distinguished Alumna of the Year

Westland resident Jeanette Schumacher was named Distinguished Alumna of the Year by the University of Michigan-Dearborn in a ceremony this spring.

Published: July 24, 2009

'Where Do the Children Play?'

UM-Dearborn to host screening of Michigan Television documentary that examines the environmental factors impacting the lack of unstructured, outdoor play for children

Published: July 24, 2009

Students earn scholarships during 'E-Academy'

College of Business awards $9,450 in Ford Blue Oval Scholarships to participants of its second annual Entrepreneurship Academy in partnership with Ford Motor Company Fund and Students in Free Enterprise

Published: July 21, 2009

Childhood center open house

UM-Dearborn's Early Childhood Education Center will host an open house Aug. 4 to showcase its toddler, preschool and kindergarten programs.

Published: July 15, 2009

Holocaust archive inspires books

Students in Washington state use UM-Dearborn's online Holocaust archive to create books for children

Published: July 13, 2009 connects voters with candidates

Groundbreaking initiative will showcase video interviews of Detroit candidates on and Detroit Public TV

Published: June 18, 2009

'Innovation Index' shows slowdown

Economic innovation in Michigan fell in the fourth quarter of 2008, according to UM-Dearborn study

Published: June 16, 2009

Tau Sigma chapter now on campus

UM-Dearborn is first school in Michigan to create chapter of the Tau Sigma National Honor Society

Published: June 16, 2009

Campus of Hope

UM-Dearborn students utilize $100,000 grant from Ford Motor Company Fund to develop innovative virtual environment to address social needs


Published: June 1, 2009

Connected Vehicle Proving Center comes to campus

Connected Vehicle Proving Center moves to UM-Dearborn College of Engineering and Computer Science

Published: May 29, 2009

'A Long Day's Journey into Night'

UM-Dearborn will host “Summer Solstice” event as part of the International Year of Astronomy

Published: May 29, 2009

On-site admissions for future students

Throughout the month of June, future students can complete admissions process at UM-Dearborn in a single day

Published: May 28, 2009

'Transitions' college prep workshop on June 23

Free event will help high school sophomores jump-start their college search

Published: May 28, 2009

Running for office?

Institute for Local Government seminars will help citizens learn how to run for office and manage and finance campaigns

Published: May 27, 2009

'Using the Virtual World to Improve Our World'

Campus to host free conference on June 3 that focuses on innovative approaches for using virtual environments and social networking to address societal issues

Published: May 19, 2009

Pioneers of campus science instruction make gift

Paul and Barbara Zitzewitz give $200,000 to support science education and teaching facilities at UM-Dearborn

Published: May 19, 2009

UM-Dearborn School of Management will become College of Business

Name change is "a reaffirmation of our commitment to be a driving force of change for the region’s economy”

Published: May 14, 2009

Beyer, Schlaff receive Susan B. Anthony award

Bonnie Beyer, professor of educational administration and public administration, and Patricia Schlaff, special events manager for the Fairlane Center, have been chosen as recipients of the 31th annual Susan B. Anthony award at...

Published: April 27, 2009

COTS leader is Susan B. Anthony community award winner

Cheryl Johnson, CEO of the Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS), has been named the recipient of the campus's sixth annual Susan B. Anthony Community Award

Published: April 27, 2009

‘Choice theory’ workshop

School of Education talks will explore why 'choice theory' is important in helping others on May 2 and May 9

Published: April 21, 2009

UM-Dearborn names new provost

Kate Davy nominated to become provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs on July 1

Published: April 9, 2009

Speakers set for May 3 commencement ceremonies

Sen. Carl Levin and Ismael Ahmed, director of state Department of Human Services, will speak at UM-Dearborn commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 3

Published: April 7, 2009

'Tangled Routes'

Environmentalist Deborah Barndt to talk about the ‘globalization of the tomato’ at UM-Dearborn April 10


Published: April 3, 2009

Open house set for child education center

The Early Childhood Education Center and Oakwood Health Care System’s Center for Exceptional Families will host a collaborative open house of their facilities on Thursday, April 16

Published: April 2, 2009

Campus to host pred-med information night

Free event on April 27 will give an inside perspective on what it takes to get into medical schools

Published: March 31, 2009

Maize and Blue Day is April 18

Prospective high school students can learn more about UM-Dearborn during free open house event

Published: March 31, 2009

Two UM-Dearborn alums to receive honorary degrees

Ismael Ahmed and Arthur Kochoff will receive honorary degrees at UM-Dearborn May 3 commencement ceremony

Published: March 27, 2009

'Money Smart Week' 2009

School of Management to host three seminars aimed at combating financial illiteracy as part of 'Money Smart Week'

Published: March 26, 2009

Emergency financial aid available for students

UM-Dearborn sets aside $300,000 to help students and potential students affected by economic downturn

Published: March 17, 2009

Faith communities unite for foster children

Meetings set to help "grassroots faith-based organizations to take small, concrete steps to change a life."

Published: March 16, 2009

'You Go Lead' Symposium is March 27

UM-Dearborn's Institute for Local Government will help college students, recent graduates and other individuals 35 and younger to increase their participation and representation in state and local decision-making

Published: March 13, 2009

'Innovation Index' shows slowdown

Economic innovation in Michigan fell in the third quarter of 2008, according to UM-Dearborn study

Published: March 12, 2009

Academy program for science teachers

School of Education hosts “Everything You Need to Know About Passing the Integrated Science Michigan Teacher Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) But Were Afraid to Ask”

Published: March 10, 2009

'Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement'

Historian, writer and longtime political activist Barbara Ransby will present “Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision” at Thursday, March 19 at UM-Dearborn.

Published: March 5, 2009

Job fair just for small businesses

UM-Dearborn School of Management to help small-business owners attract new employees at job fair tailored specifically to their needs

Published: March 5, 2009

'Jumpstart Your Path to the 21st Century'

School of Education will present an educational technology conference for teachers and administrators on Tuesday, Feb. 24.

Published: February 20, 2009

UM-Dearborn a 'best value' according to Kiplinger

UM-Dearborn has ranked among the Top 100 “Best Values in Public Colleges” according to Kiplinger, a Washington, D.C.-based publisher of business forecasts and personal finance advice.

Published: February 20, 2009

'Doctorate in Education' program to launch this fall

Doctoral program in UM-Dearborn School of Education has been designed to help address the need for more highly skilled leaders in the schools and colleges in the metropolitan region.

Published: February 19, 2009

Mentors needed for 'On the Move' event

UM-Dearborn to host one-day outreach program dedicated to introducing individuals experiencing socioeconomic challenges to post-secondary education.

Published: February 13, 2009

Experience engineering at UM-Dearborn March 28

High school juniors and seniors will get to explore opportunities in the fields of engineering and computer science during an event and competition at the College of Engineering and Computer Science on March 28

Published: February 11, 2009

Financial Aid Fridays

UM-Dearborn is committed to the success of its students and will host "Financial Aid Friday" events to help students manage the costs of college

Published: February 9, 2009

UM-Dearborn celebrates 'International Year of Astronomy'

The campus will host a number of free events this month and next as part of the International Year of Astronomy, a celebration of the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s first astronomical observation through a telescope.

Published: February 6, 2009

Early Childhood Education Center open house

UM-Dearborn's Early Childhood Education Center will host a kindergarten readiness workshop and open house on Thursday, Feb. 12

Published: January 27, 2009

Enrollment increases this term

Growth at the undergraduate level, both in headcount and student credit hours, leads to higher overall enrollment in terms of overall student credit hours at UM-Dearborn compared with Winter 2008 semester

Published: January 27, 2009

Conversation on Race

Carmen Van Kerckhove to talk about “Recognizing Racial Stereotypes and Their Impact on the Workplace” during the campus’s Conversation on Race discussion series today.

Published: January 23, 2009

'Gender, Poverty and the Recession'

Economist Randy Albelda to visit campus Jan. 21 to discuss gender, poverty and the recession

Published: January 16, 2009

Commemorating the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

UM-Dearborn will host a week of programs and events dedicated to the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Published: January 13, 2009

'College Goal Sunday'

Annual event at UM-Dearborn helps students and their families with financial aid forms

Published: January 12, 2009

First color images from UM-Dearborn observatory

Campus observatory plans Jan. 1 'open house' to launch International Year of Astronomy

Published: December 19, 2008

Alumnus donates $2M to UM-Dearborn

Elliott gift to UM-Dearborn School of Management will support the School's "strong commitment to academic excellence"

Published: December 19, 2008

Campus scholar's work wins state honor

UM-Dearborn Prof. Deborah Smith Pollard's study of gospel music named to list of 'Michigan Notable Books'

Published: December 11, 2008

'Innovation Index' sees slowdown

UM-Dearborn index of innovative economic activity in the state fell slightly during the second quarter of 2008

Published: December 8, 2008

Speakers set for commencement Dec. 21

Roderick D. Gillum, vice president of corporate responsibility and diversity for General Motors Corporation, and Rebecca McGowan, regent of the University of Michigan, will be the featured speakers at commencement ceremonies at...

Published: December 5, 2008

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