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Appointment: Andrew Urbaczewski

Prof. Urbaczewski appointed chair of Department of Management Studies at UM-Dearborn School of Management

Published: January 24, 2007

Forum on 'sustainable' Rouge Plant

World-renowned architect William McDonough to lecture Feb. 13 at second annual Technology and Culture Forum.

Published: January 22, 2007

College Goal Sunday is Feb. 11

Campus event will help families complete college financial aid forms

Published: January 19, 2007

Kindergarten open house

UM-Dearborn's Child Development Center will showcase its kindergarten program during an open house Feb. 6

Published: January 19, 2007

Featuring physics

Physics education research project leads to cover story in teaching journal

Published: January 17, 2007

'Art of the Takaan'

Alfred Berkowitz Gallery to host exhibition featuring "takaan" works on loan from Michigan collectors

Published: January 17, 2007

Prof named interim director of Arab American center

Humanities Prof. Moulouk Berry appointed interim director of Center for Arab American Studies

Published: January 11, 2007

'The Dream Alive'

UM-Dearborn to host live commentary event honoring the memory and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and other leaders of the civil rights movement

Published: January 4, 2007

'Roots and Realities of Enduring Conflicts'

Best-selling author and journalist Robert Fisk to speak at UM-Dearborn Dec. 20

Published: December 15, 2006

An exceptional partnership

UM-Dearborn's Child Development Center partners with Oakwood Healthcare, Inc. to benefit children

Published: December 15, 2006

'Motor City Voices'

Humanities Council grant supports recording of oral histories at Center for the Study of Automotive Heritage

Published: December 11, 2006

Study helps Ford craft buyouts

UM-Dearborn study helps guide Ford’s successful employee buy-out program

Published: December 5, 2006

Campus receives grants for business programs

Management gets $550,000 to promote private sector development in Middle Eastern countries

Published: December 4, 2006

Executives to speak at commencement

Alumnae return to campus to talk to students at graduation on Dec. 16.

Published: November 27, 2006

Gender, Justice and the Wars in Iraq

Scholar to discuss just-war theory at UM-Dearborn Nov. 30

Published: November 22, 2006

Progress in Equity

AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund honors project educating women in prison

Published: November 20, 2006

'Media and Communications for Local Officials'

UM-Dearborn's Institute for Local Government offers media relations seminar for local officials on Nov. 29

Published: November 20, 2006

‘The History of Michigan Law’

UM-Dearborn scholar’s work honored by state historical society

Published: November 10, 2006

Holidays coming to the Henry Ford Estate

Festivities like a high tea, concerts, candlelight tours and Santa’s workshop are scheduled through the end of December.

Published: November 10, 2006

Chancellor's statement on Proposal 2

UM-Dearborn Chancellor Daniel Little issued a statement to the campus community today following the passage of Proposal 2

Published: November 8, 2006

Telescopes turned on transit of Mercury

Observers welcome to see the “transit of Mercury” at UM-Dearborn Nov. 8

Published: November 3, 2006

'Cars, Cars and More Cars'

UM-Dearborn to host auto heritage talk on Russian auto industry

Published: November 3, 2006

UM-Dearborn accounting prof. named 2006 Accounting Educator of the Year

Prof. Michael Foran honored for excellence in teaching accounting

Published: October 26, 2006

Michael Thomas named 'Everyday Hero'

RARE Foundation honors UM-Dearborn's Partners Plus director with award for contributions to community

Published: October 26, 2006

Education in Action

Students can learn about UM-Dearborn's degree programs during a series of free events next month

Published: October 25, 2006

UM-Dearborn to launch Local Government Management Initiative

School of Education creates new online graduate program for public administrators

Published: October 24, 2006

Science Learning and Research Center opens

New science building at UM-Dearborn to be dedicated Oct. 27

Published: October 20, 2006

From the MEAP to the ACT

Workshop explores strategies to help teachers prepare students for the ACT

Published: October 18, 2006

Alumni to 'indulge' in scholarship fundraiser

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

Published: October 16, 2006

'Jewish Ann Arbor'

UM-Dearborn scholar’s book documents history of Jews in Ann Arbor

Published: October 16, 2006

'African-American Automobility in the 20th Century'

Cotten Seiler, assistant professor of American studies at Dickinson College, will discuss "Limited Access: African-American Automobility in the 20th Century" Oct. 25 at UM-Dearborn

Published: October 11, 2006

'Gender Impact of the Proposed Michigan Civil Rights Initiative'

Susan Kaufmann, associate director of U-M’s Center for the Education of Women, will discuss the ballot proposal on campus Oct. 17

Published: October 10, 2006

'After Affirmative Action?'

Law Prof. Cheryl Harris to analyze the history of affirmative action during talk at U-M's Detroit Center

Published: October 9, 2006

21st Century Jobs Fund grant for CECS project

UM-Dearborn project receives $287,000 in support from state’s 21st Century Jobs Fund

Published: October 9, 2006

Grammy award-winning singer to discuss history of gospel music

Cedric Dent of the a cappella group Take 6 to present a 'piano lecture' Oct. 18 at UM-Dearborn

Published: October 3, 2006

'An Evening with Jim Daniels'

Acclaimed poet to read from his works and discuss his new film on campus Oct. 11

Published: October 2, 2006

The Heinz C. Prechter Engineering Complex

UM-Dearborn's College of Engineering and Computer Science honors longtime supporter by naming its engineering complex after Prechter

Published: September 29, 2006

Author to discuss history of Detroit's struggle for racial equality

Historian Thomas Sugrue will visit campus Oct. 3 to present "Jim Crow’s Last Stand: Detroit and America’s Unfinished Struggle for Racial Equality."

Published: September 28, 2006

Using the environment as an educational resource

Workshop on Oct. 28 will show teachers how to use the outside environment inside the classroom

Published: September 27, 2006

Gaming programs rated among top ten

LAN party at UM-Dearborn

Game design is serious business for UM-Dearborn faculty and students

Published: September 26, 2006

Rouge 2006

Progress report on Rouge River cleanup to be held Oct. 6

Published: September 21, 2006

Courses for local officials

UM-Dearborn offers a series of “quick, convenient, action-oriented classes” for local elected officials


Published: September 19, 2006

UM-Dearborn's Child Development Center to showcase its programs

Center to host open house from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3

Published: September 18, 2006

Open House set for Oct. 8

Capture the spirit of UM-Dearborn at the annual Campus Open House

Published: September 11, 2006

International conferences on composite materials in manufacturing

Center for Lightweight Automotive Materials and Processing to host conferences on composite materials in manufacturing, especially in how they can be used to make cars lighter and more fuel-efficient, as well as recent...

Published: September 6, 2006

'Recasting the Machine Age'

Historian Howard Segal to discuss his book on Henry Ford's village industries

Published: September 6, 2006

Management set to launch new graduate degree

New master’s degree in management information systems will prepare students for a wide range of business careers

Published: August 28, 2006

Campus rates high in magazine survey

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

Published: August 17, 2006

Be a young naturalist at UM-Dearborn

Campus’s Environmental Interpretive Center to offer naturalist program for 9- to 12-year-olds

Published: August 15, 2006

Campus welcomes new students on Sept. 5

For the first time this year, transfer and graduate students will participate in the convocation ceremony, which will begin at 1 p.m. and include a procession of faculty members and new students, music from a brass ensemble and...

Published: August 11, 2006

Insect tunes and honeybees

Environmental Interpretive Center hosts free programs about nocturnal insect sounds, exploration of honeybee hives

Published: August 11, 2006

'On-Site Admissions' for future students in August

UM-Dearborn offers the opportunity to complete the admissions process in a single day throughout the month of August

Published: July 28, 2006

Detroit Metro Airport Economic Impact = $7.6 billion

UM-Dearborn School of Management faculty and students study airport's economic impact on state, region

Published: July 25, 2006

'An excellent setting for a literacy program'

YES Foundation's KinderCamp finds a home at UM-Dearborn's Environmental Interpretive Center

Published: July 24, 2006

'Power of the Internet in Your Classroom'

Two-day teacher workshop on utilizing technology is part of the Teacher Academy in the School of Education at UM-Dearborn.

Published: July 17, 2006

Federal grant to improve elementary history classes

UM-Dearborn will work with Plymouth-Canton schools to improve the way American history is taught in elementary schools

Published: June 9, 2006

Admissions to host college prep workshop

High school sophomores and juniors can receive college help during interactive sessions

Published: June 9, 2006

Child Development Center expects grant for at-risk children

Child center likely to receive a renewal on grant from the Michigan Department of Education

Published: June 2, 2006

New online tool helps transfer students

Campus launches Course Transfer System, a searchable online database of classes that potentially transfer to UM-Dearborn

Published: June 1, 2006

Jim Vella named executive-in-residence

Former Ford VP named executive-in-residence at UM-Dearborn School of Management

Published: May 26, 2006

'On-Site Admissions' for future students in June

UM-Dearborn offers the opportunity to complete the admissions process in a single day throughout the month of June.

Published: May 26, 2006

Prof. Dennis Papazian retires

Dennis R. Papazian, director of Armenian Research Center, named professor emeritus

Published: May 25, 2006

Campus inks partnership with Windsor

Students can simultaneously earn master's degrees in political science and public policy via an articulation agreement with University of Windsor

Published: May 25, 2006

Web site on 'The Auto in American Life'

12,000 visitors a month use Web site devoted to the role of autos and the auto industry in American life and culture


Published: May 25, 2006

Technology Day is June 7

Writer and editor John McElroy of "Autoline Detroit" to speak at campus's annual engineering event

Published: May 11, 2006

Tour the Rouge by bike

Campus's environmental center to host a leisurely bicycle tour along the Rouge River on June 3

Published: May 10, 2006

Child Development Center open house is May 23

An opportunity for parents to learn about the center’s toddler, preschool and kindergarten programs, as well as its specialized day camps.

Published: May 4, 2006

Foundations support Institute for Local Government

UM-Dearborn Institute for Local Government receives grants from major local foundations

Published: May 2, 2006

'Communications 101 for Public Officials'

Veteran PR professionals to offer ‘Communications 101 for Public Officials’ in series at UM-Dearborn


Published: May 1, 2006

Meeting on reducing emissions

UM-Dearborn to host U.S. Department of Energy meeting on reducing emissions

Published: April 28, 2006

Detroit as a 'laboratory'

UM-Dearborn graduate course to use Metro Detroit as a “laboratory” this summer

Published: April 21, 2006

'What Was That? There It Goes!'

Environmental Interpretive Center to host program for beginner bird enthusiasts

Published: April 21, 2006

Susan Martin named provost

Susan Martin, executive associate vice president for academic affairs at Grand Valley State University, has been named provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at UM-Dearborn.

Published: April 18, 2006

Money Smart Week is April 22-29

School of Management to host a series of free financial seminars

Published: April 18, 2006

'Transfer Advantage'

Transfer students have 'advantage' during upcoming admissions events

Published: April 13, 2006

Speakers set for April commencement

Roman J. Krygier and Anthony Viscogliosi to speak at April 30 commencement ceremonies at UM-Dearborn

Published: April 11, 2006

School of Education launches Teacher Academy

School of Education launches new Teacher Academy with talk by Richard L. Simpson, noted scholar in the field of autism spectrum disorders

Published: April 11, 2006

CAAS to host international conference

Center for Arab American Studies to host international conference on campus April 27-29

Published: April 10, 2006

Poet Lawrence Joseph to read at UM-Dearborn

Poet Lawrence Joseph to give free reading at UM-Dearborn at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20

Published: April 7, 2006

Renowned Arab American poet on campus April 13

Arab American feminist poet Mohja Kahf will visit UM-Dearborn April 13

Published: April 6, 2006

Children can get hands dirty at EIC this summer

Environmental center offers hands-on gardening programs for children

Published: March 30, 2006

Volunteers needed

Environmental Interpretive Center seeks volunteers to remove invasive plants

Published: March 24, 2006

'Detroit After the Super Bowl'

Experts to discuss "Detroit After the Super Bowl" in panel discussion at UM-Dearborn April 5

Published: March 20, 2006

Interpretations of Mary Magdalene

New Testament scholar Jane Schaberg to discuss recent interpretations of Mary Magdalene in talk at UM-Dearborn on April 4

Published: March 17, 2006

Maureen Linker is Susan B. Anthony award recipient

Campus's Commission for Women recognizes philosophy professor for her contributions to gender equality

Published: March 17, 2006

Mary Koch to receive community award

UM-Dearborn will present its 3rd annual Susan B. Anthony Community Award this month to Mary A. Koch of the League of Women Voters of Dearborn-Dearborn Heights.

Published: March 17, 2006

Experience engineering

High school juniors and seniors to explore engineering opportunities March 18

Published: March 14, 2006

'Spring Saturdays' at UM-Dearborn

Nature enthusiasts can welcome Spring at UM-Dearborn beginning April 8

Published: March 14, 2006

Professor emeritus Robert Smock died Feb. 25

Robert B. Smock, professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, died Feb. 25 in Plymouth, Mich. He was 80 years old.

Published: March 13, 2006

Day camps for children

UM-Dearborn's Child Development Center to host open house showcasing its programs and specialized day camps

Published: March 3, 2006

National debate tournament

Campus to host national debate tournament March 10-12

Published: March 3, 2006

'Transfer Advantage' events

New admissions program targets transfer students

Published: March 3, 2006

Science Olympiad is March 4

1,500 middle- and high-school students will participate in Wayne County Science Olympiad at UM-Dearborn on March 4

Published: February 15, 2006

Registration open for 'Women on the Move'

Free outreach program introduces socially and economically disadvantaged women to post-secondary education opportunities.

Published: February 15, 2006

'Over the counter'

Black, Arab poets and spoken word artists to appear at UM-Dearborn

Published: February 10, 2006

Media critic to discuss ethnic stereotypes

Jack Shaheen to lecture about ethnic stereotypes in Hollywood films on Feb. 14

Published: February 7, 2006

Obit: Joachim Bruhn

UM-Dearborn professor emeritus Joachim Bruhn died Dec. 12

Published: February 6, 2006

Report on Palestinian election

Sociology Prof. Rabab Abdulhadi to report on Palestinian election

Published: February 6, 2006

Maple sugaring

Volunteers are needed to help with maple sugaring activities in the Natural Areas at UM-Dearborn

Published: February 3, 2006

Campus establishes Management professorship

UM-Dearborn establishes professorship in honor of Prof. Richard Czarnecki

Published: January 30, 2006

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