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Imagining solutions

UM-Dearborn engineering team wins top honors in regional Microsoft Imagine Cup software design contest

Published: April 14, 2011

UM-Dearborn hosts 16 foreign professionals

Hundreds of foreign professionals from all over the world will participate in U.S. fellowships in southeast Michigan this May


Published: April 7, 2011

Edward Silver appointed to research council committee

School of Education Dean Edward A. Silver has been appointed to the National Research Council‘s committee on Defining Deeper Learning and 21st Century Skills

Published: March 30, 2011

Alumna honored for service to community

State Rep. Lesia Liss, who is serving her second term in the Michigan House of Representatives, has been chosen to receive the Susan B. Anthony Community Award from UM-Dearborn

Published: March 30, 2011

Cecile Aitchison wins Susan B. Anthony Award

Cecile Aitchison, assistant vice chancellor for the office of institutional advancement, will receive the campus's 33rd annual Susan B. Anthony Award

Published: March 30, 2011

One of the nation’s best

UM-Dearborn College of Business’ part-time M.B.A. again recognized as one of the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report

Published: March 16, 2011

UM-Dearborn, HFCC sign articulation agreement

New agreement for children and family studies program further strengthens relationship between institutions while working to ensure student success

Published: March 8, 2011

College of Business releases Index

Innovation Index steady as job creation offsets other factors according to quarterly UM-Dearborn study

Published: March 8, 2011

Vote for the UM-Dearborn Team!

Students in the Journalism and Screen Studies program are competing in the 48 Hour Go Green Film Festival.

Published: February 28, 2011

Prof. Mohanty’s CSquared Innovations wins 2011 Clean Energy Prize

The Clean Energy Prize is designed to encourage entrepreneurship in Michigan and the development of clean-energy technologies.

Published: February 23, 2011

Maple syrup season has begun at the EIC

The Environmental Interpretive Center holds tree-tapping event on Saturday, Feb. 19 from 1 – 3 p.m.

Published: February 16, 2011

UM-Dearborn Researcher Works With Team To Link Algae to Harmful Compound

Researcher Michael Twiner and his team have made an innovative discovery regarding blue-green algae.

Published: February 16, 2011

What's next for Detroit Public Schools?

Robert Bobb to speak at UM-Dearborn’s “Issues in Diversity and Social Change” series on Feb. 18

Published: February 4, 2011

'Events in the Middle East'

Five UM-Dearborn faculty members will present a discussion forum on Egypt, Tunisia and the Region on Tues, Feb. 8

Published: February 4, 2011

Enriching experiences

School of Education receives $25,000 grant to fund education and enrichment programs for Detroit foster children

Published: January 31, 2011

Plugging in to the lab

UM-Dearborn receives $200K National Science Foundation grant to establish plug-in hybrid electric vehicle lab

Published: January 21, 2011

Integrating sustainable technology

Faculty members at the University of Michigan-Dearborn come together to collaborate on ideas for integrating sustainable technology into science classrooms

Published: January 21, 2011

Preserving their stories

UM-Dearborn's Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive receives additional $25K from Claims Conference to assist with transcription of interviews

Published: January 21, 2011

Professional Development Week is Jan. 31

UM-Dearborn student organizations have planned activities that focus on job preparation, career selection and enhancing a candidate’s professional worth with local business leaders teaching workshops and seminars.

Published: January 21, 2011

Life and legacy

UM-Dearborn celebrates life of Martin Luther King Jr. with week of events kicking off with Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 17


Published: January 12, 2011

CSquared Innovations

Mechanical engineering professor's start-up company wins $25K 'Next Gen' award during Accelerate Michigan Innovation competition

Published: January 3, 2011

Innovation Index

Drop in job creation drives decrease in innovative economic activity in Michigan during the second quarter of 2010, according to UM-Dearborn study

Published: December 10, 2010

International collaboration

UM-Dearborn forms engineering partnership with ALHOSN University in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Published: December 8, 2010

Dig this

Students get hands-on anthropology experience thanks to field school scholarships

Published: December 7, 2010

Ring the BELL

UM-Dearborn opens Business Experiential Learning Laboratory, a high-tech classroom with opportunities for hands-on training in an environment similar to what students find in the business world

Published: November 24, 2010

Free financial aid workshop

UM-Dearborn offers free financial aid workshop on Saturday, Dec. 4; Event coincides with campus’s On-site Admissions month

Published: November 24, 2010

Ford executive to speak at UM-Dearborn commencement

Jim Vella, president of Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services, will be the keynote speaker at the Dec. 18 ceremony

Published: November 23, 2010

A time of transition

Henry Ford Estate closure nears in preparation for ownership transfer and impending restoration projects

Published: November 23, 2010

An outstanding business school

UM-Dearborn College of Business again recognized as a 'Best Business School' by Princeton Review

Published: November 1, 2010

eCities 2010

UM-Dearborn’s iLabs eCities research recognizes 55 Michigan communities developing a positive entrepreneurial climate

Published: October 18, 2010

Edward Bagale: An 'Unsung Hero'

Vice Chancellor for Government Relations Edward Bagale has been named a Shining Light Regional Cooperation Award recipient for his leadership

Published: October 15, 2010

Campus sees highest enrollment since 2003

UM-Dearborn’s final enrollment total of 8,885 students for the fall 2010 semester reflects the campus’s highest enrollment since 2003 and only 137 students off the highest enrollment in the campus’s history

Published: September 23, 2010

Alumnus named to serve in Provost's Office

Ismael Ahmed to join UM-Dearborn as associate provost for integrated learning and community partnerships

Published: September 21, 2010

New student enrollment at historic high

During the first week of the fall term, UM-Dearborn welcomes higher numbers of new students to campus.

Published: September 10, 2010

'Innovation Index' rebounds

Trademarks and incorporations drive strong increase in innovative economic activity in Michigan during the first quarter of 2010, according to UM-Dearborn study

Published: August 30, 2010

Campus rates high in magazine survey

UM-Dearborn rated sixth 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 19, 2010

Record number of applications

Campus breaks 4,000 freshman applications for the first time in UM-Dearborn's history

Published: July 29, 2010

August on-site admissions

Applicants will be able to complete the application and admissions process in a single day throughout the month of August

Published: July 29, 2010

Michigan Great Lakes Wind Council Announces Community Meeting at UM-Dearborn

Opportunity for the Public to Learn About the Council’s Work and Provide Input on Recommendations Related to Offshore Wind Energy Development

Published: July 16, 2010

A league of his own

UM-Dearborn graduate Bradley Brennan, 20, is believed to be the youngest person to pass the Certified Public Accountant exam in state history

Published: July 8, 2010

Closing the gap

Chancellor Daniel Little is one of three recipients to be honored by New Detroit, Inc. as part of the 12th annual “Closing the Gap” dinner and awards ceremony

Published: June 15, 2010

Assistant to the chancellor for multicultural affairs named

Ann Lampkin-Williams, currently associate professor and director of the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at Madonna University, has been named assistant to the chancellor for multicultural affairs at UM-Dearborn

Published: June 14, 2010

MiVote: On the road to visit 16 Michigan cities to interview candidates in key races

Published: June 14, 2010

MiVote in Detroit

MiVote: On The Road interviewing candidates in Metro Detroit June 14 – 17 for interactive website

Published: June 14, 2010

Survey of state's technology climate

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

Published: June 3, 2010

'Innovation Index' dips

A drop in trademark applications caused a dip in innovative economic activity in Michigan during the fourth quarter of 2009, according to UM-Dearborn study

Published: June 1, 2010

On-site admissions this month

Applicants will be able to complete the application and admissions process in a single day throughout the month of June

Published: June 1, 2010

'Open Competition'

New exhibition at Alfred Berkowitz Gallery will feature works by artists who live and work in Michigan

Published: May 26, 2010

President Coleman recommends reappointment of Daniel Little

UM-Dearborn Chancellor Daniel Little has been recommended for reappointment for a third five-year term beginning July 1, 2010, by U-M President Mary Sue Coleman

Published: May 17, 2010

College of Business honored

College of Business earns recognition as a U.S. News and World Report Best Business School

Published: May 13, 2010

Education dean named

Edward Silver, currently William A. Brownwell Collegiate Professor of Education at U-M Ann Arbor, has been named dean of UM-Dearborn's School of Education

Published: May 10, 2010

Chapter of champions

Students in Free Enterprise wins top honors, including regional champion, at the SIFE USA Regional Competition

Published: April 30, 2010

Graveyards 101

Community is invited to attend UM-Dearborn lecture series on graveyards and images of death

Published: April 30, 2010

Kinship and education

Brothers partner with UM-Dearborn to enhance educational opportunities for police officers in the cities of Allen Park and Taylor.

Published: April 23, 2010

Transfer Open House is May 12

Prospective students can learn about UM-Dearborn’s degree programs as well as find out about the admissions process, campus life, transfer scholarships and financial aid.

Published: April 23, 2010

University unites with Ford House

U-M Regents approve agreement to transfer ownership of the Henry Ford Estate to the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House on July 1, 2011.

Published: April 19, 2010

Susan B. Anthony ceremony

Associate Prof. Deborah Smith Pollard will be honored with UM-Dearborn's Susan B. Anthony Award for her contributions to gender equality

Published: April 14, 2010

Community leaders honored

Hoda Amine and Deborah LaBelle will receive Susan B. Anthony Community Awards from UM-Dearborn

Published: April 14, 2010

'Difference Makers'

UM-Dearborn honors 50 students who are making a difference now and have the potential to impact the region as future leaders

Published: April 6, 2010

Salute to service

Scholarship for City Year Detroit alumni honors dedication to metropolitan impact

Published: April 6, 2010

Commencement speakers

Blenda J. Wilson and Mary Sue Coleman will be the main speakers at UM-Dearborn’s commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 2

Published: April 2, 2010

Delegation excellence

Students celebrate 10th year of winning 'Outstanding Delegation Award' during Model Arab League Program

Published: April 2, 2010

Maize and Blue Day

Annual spring open house showcases the best of UM-Dearborn

Published: March 30, 2010

Pre-Med Information Night

Free event will give participants an inside perspective on what it takes to get into medical schools from students and alumni who have been successful

Published: March 30, 2010

Financial Aid Fridays

UM-Dearborn event aims to help students manage the costs of college

Published: March 30, 2010

Spring service

Students trade traditional spring break for a week of service as Habitat for Humanity volunteers in Battle Creek, Mich.

Published: March 19, 2010

New director of communications

Ken Kettenbeil has joined UM-Dearborn as director of communications

Published: March 19, 2010

'You Go Lead'

Some of the region’s youngest elected officials will visit UM-Dearborn on March 26 to encourage people 35 and younger to increase their participation and representation in state and local decision-making

Published: March 19, 2010

Symposium on Arab American identity

Scholars Lawrence Davidson and Wail S. Hassan will explore overlooked strands of early Arab American life as part of a symposium about Arab American identity hosted by the campus’s Center for Arab American Studies on March 15

Published: March 12, 2010

'Michigan and the Obama Presidency'

Bankole Thompson, senior editor of the Michigan Chronicle, will moderate a panel discussion on “Michigan and the Obama Presidency: The First Year” on March 17 as part of the campus’s “Issues in Diversity and Social Change”...

Published: March 11, 2010

Campus names CASL dean

Jerold L. Hale nominated to become dean of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters on July 1, 2010

Published: March 8, 2010

Jobs boost 'Innovation Index'

Economic innovation in Michigan increases in the third quarter of 2009, according to UM-Dearborn study

Published: March 8, 2010

Kudos for community service

UM-Dearborn has been named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic...

Published: March 8, 2010

Students will experience engineering

Local high school juniors and seniors will explore the fields of engineering and computer science on Saturday, March 27 at the 5th annual “Engineering/Computer Science Experience” event

Published: March 8, 2010

Alumni Day is April 8

Campus-wide Alumni Day will allow UM-Dearborn alums to reconnect with former friends, faculty, staff and current students on campus

Published: February 25, 2010

Energy for the future

UM-Dearborn conference will bring together industry leaders to discuss the future of electric power, alternative energy sources and the electrification of the automobile

Published: February 23, 2010

'On the Move' is March 16

Annual one-day outreach program is dedicated to introducing individuals experiencing socioeconomic challenges to post-secondary education

Published: February 23, 2010

Closing the Leadership Gap

Marie C. Wilson, founder and president of The White House Project, will present a talk on “Closing the Leadership Gap: Add Women, Change Everything” at UM-Dearborn as part of the campus’s Women's History Month celebration

Published: February 23, 2010

Managing thought

Alumna Mary J. Lore will present a workshop geared toward banishing counterproductive thinking

Published: February 23, 2010

Maple syrup activities on tap

It’s maple syrup season for UM-Dearborn’s Natural Areas, and the Environmental Interpretive Center is hosting several related activities in the campus’s sugar bush

Published: February 11, 2010

College Goal Sunday is Feb. 14

Families with children who are seeking to enter a Michigan college can receive help completing their college financial aid forms at UM-Dearborn on Sunday, Feb. 14.

Published: February 11, 2010

Student receives national scholarship

Junior Menas Houstoulakis receives $2,000 national scholarship from Tau Sigma National Honor Society

Published: January 29, 2010

Kindergarten open house is Feb. 11

UM-Dearborn's Early Childhood Education Center will highlight its kindergarten program during an open house on Feb. 11

Published: January 21, 2010

Early Childhood Education Center Open House

UM-Dearborn's ECEC will showcase its individualized, active-learning program during an open house on Feb. 2

Published: January 21, 2010

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

UM-Dearborn will commemorate the achievements of the late civil rights leader with a week of events

Published: January 12, 2010

New art exhibition to open

Alfred Berkowitz Gallery will showcase colonial period religious paintings and sculptures during 'Saints and Angels' exhibition

Published: January 12, 2010

In SYNC with Ford

Two professors and six students in the College of Engineering and Computer Science help to develop apps for Ford Motor Company's new SYNC application programming interface

Published: January 12, 2010

Undergraduate enrollment up 4.4 percent

Preliminary numbers show a positive trend

Published: January 11, 2010

Plugged in

College of Engineering and Computer Science gets $3.1 million award from Chrysler Group for hybrid truck project

Published: December 18, 2009

'Innovation Index' unchanged

Economic innovation in Michigan was unchanged in the second quarter of 2009, according to UM-Dearborn study

Published: November 30, 2009

Information technology scholarship

New endowed scholarship aids business students studying information technology management at UM-Dearborn

Published: November 23, 2009

Speakers set for commencement

Alan F. Schultz, chairman, president and CEO of Valassis, and Christopher Ilitch, president and CEO of Ilitch Holdings, Inc., will speak at UM-Dearborn's commencement ceremonies on Dec. 20

Published: November 23, 2009

'Tales of Three Cities'

Bankole Thompson, senior editor of the Michigan Chronicle, will moderate a discussion between Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence and Dearborn Mayor John B. O’Reilly as part of the campus’s “Issues in...

Published: November 12, 2009

Free financial aid workshop

Local high school and community college students can learn about financial aid opportunities and scholarships at UM-Dearborn during a free workshop on Dec. 1

Published: November 12, 2009

A conversation with Nikki Giovanni

Poet, writer and activist Nikki Giovanni will visit UM-Dearborn on Friday, Nov. 13 to discuss race and social justice as part of the campus’s “Conversation on Race” discussion series

Published: November 6, 2009

Beta Alpha Psi is 'superior chapter'

UM-Dearborn's Beta Alpha Psi-Kappa Sigma chapter was recognized as an international “Superior Chapter” at the national meeting of Beta Alpha Psi (BAP), the International Honorary Organization for Financial Information...

Published: November 6, 2009

Conference on digital information management

William Grosky, professor and chair of the Department of Computer and Information Science, coordinates IEEE conference on digital information management

Published: November 2, 2009

Scholarship benefits Southfield police

Officers in the Southfield Police Department will have the opportunity to further their education at a reduced cost thanks to a scholarship program at UM-Dearborn

Published: November 2, 2009

SOAR International 9/50

Annual CASL SOAR fundraiser supports program's non-traditional students facing socioeconomic challenges

Published: November 2, 2009

The gift of civic learning

Miller Canfield scholarship helps provide free classes for elected officials at UM-Dearborn's Institute for Local Government

Published: October 29, 2009

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