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Kiosk helps visitors to Henry Ford Estate

Henry Ford Estate gets new sheltered information kiosk thanks to $10,000 grant from MotorCities National Heritage Area and contributions from supporters.

Published: December 5, 2008

December is 'On-Site Admissions' month

Complete an application and receive an admissions decision in a single day at UM-Dearborn during the month of December

Published: November 25, 2008

UM-Dearborn to launch first doctoral programs

U-M Regents approve Ph.D. programs in automotive systems engineering and information systems engineering to begin in September 2009 at Dearborn campus.

Published: November 20, 2008

UM-Dearborn campaign raises more than $45 million

Campus ceremony celebrates "gifts that will help us continue the legacy of excellence," according to vice chancellor Tom Baird

Published: November 13, 2008

Academy to focus on science teaching

UM-Dearborn Teacher Academy workshop geared toward preparing participants for the Integrate Science Michigan Teacher Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC)

Published: November 13, 2008

Campus receives gift of $100K in computer gear

UM-Dearborn College of Engineering and Computer Science receives $100,000 gift of hardware, software and accessories from Pillar Data Systems


Published: November 10, 2008

Gift will support engineering students

Grateful alumnus John Junge creates an endowed scholarship fund for students at UM-Dearborn’s College of Engineering and Computer Science

Published: November 10, 2008

‘Economics You Can Use’ talk set for Nov. 17

Federal Reserve Board economist to give presentation in series by UM-Dearborn Center for Economic and Entrepreneurial Education

Published: November 10, 2008

Campus will celebrate "most successful campaign in our history"

Nov. 14 event will celebrate conclusion of $40 million campaign focused on increasing student opportunities, strengthening academic programs and enhancing partnerships in the region.

Published: November 4, 2008

Engineering career night set for Nov. 12

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

Published: October 22, 2008

Alumni to 'indulge' in scholarship fundraiser

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

Published: October 22, 2008

“Town-hall meeting” on issues facing Michigan in the presidential election

Oct. 29 session on the critical issues in the upcoming election, including the economy, health care, the environment and education, will be broadcast live on Detroit Public Television

Published: October 22, 2008

Study identifies best practices of "entrepreneurial" cities

School of Management project aims to help communities benchmark their efforts to "attract, cultivate, build and hold entrepreneurial firms"

Published: October 20, 2008

'Live Green, Go Blue'

UM-Dearborn to recognize Campus Sustainability Day with roster of activities on Wednesday, Oct. 22.

Published: October 17, 2008

Child Development Center renamed to Early Childhood Education Center

Name change will better reflect the mission of the campus's "model teacher-preparation and child-study facility"

Published: October 15, 2008

Three civic, community leaders appointed to advisory committee

Brian M. Connolly, Paul Hillegonds and Arthur Horwitz have been appointed to four-year terms on the Citizens Advisory Committee at the University of Michigan-Dearborn

Published: October 13, 2008

Annual report on Rouge River to celebrate $7B in investments

Corporate investments along the lower Rouge River have created thousands of jobs and enhanced environmental status of the region

Published: October 13, 2008

Series explores history of African American music

Acclaimed musician, composer and scholar Kenn Cox will lead a series of talks and performances on the history and evolution of African American music this semester

Published: October 6, 2008

'The Earth Knows My Name'

Award-winning author Patricia Klindienst will visit campus on Tuesday, Oct. 7 to discuss culture and sustainability in the gardens of ethnic Americans as part of the university’s Text in Community Series

Published: October 6, 2008

Bike ride, health walk part of 'Fall into Dearborn'

UM-Dearborn to host events as part of the "Fall into Dearborn" festival Oct. 3-5

Published: October 1, 2008

Engineering scholarship honors beloved professor

Alumnus Roy L. Rennolds gives $10K to establish the George Masrob Kurajian Endowed Scholarship Fund to support mechanical engineering students

Published: September 29, 2008

Women scientists, technicians from the Middle East to connect with local researchers

U.S. exchange program will host 16 Middle Eastern women with advanced degrees in research labs in southeastern Michigan, in collaboration with UM-Dearborn College of Engineering and Computer Science

Published: September 29, 2008

Undergraduate enrollment increases 3.4 percent

Record number of first-year students leads enrollment growth; diversity is up, and quality remains strong

Published: September 19, 2008

Campus open house set for Oct. 5

Prospective high school and transfer students can learn about UM-Dearborn at annual campus event

Published: September 16, 2008

Young Naturalist Program offered at EIC

The Environmental Interpretive Center is accepting registration for its Young Naturalist Program, a four-season study of the natural world for children ages 9-12

Published: September 3, 2008

Prof. Shaout named Fulbright Scholar

Prof. Adnan Shaout will spend the next academic year as a Fulbright Scholar teaching and conducting research at Jordan University in Amman

Published: September 3, 2008

'Authoritative Medical Resources on the Internet'

Free workshop at UM-Dearborn will discuss how to search the Internet to find reliable information about diseases, medications and staying healthy

Published: September 3, 2008

UM-Dearborn, Detroit public TV working to engage young people in election issues

Detroit Public Television, UM-Dearborn “to engage young people in the upcoming election with a multimedia project that gives everyone a chance to let their voice be heard.”

Published: September 2, 2008

Campus welcomes record number of new students

UM-Dearborn will enroll the largest freshman class in its history, up more than 50 over last year, and more than 150 ahead of 2006

Published: August 29, 2008

Innovative activity increases in state

Economic innovation in Michigan grew in the first quarter of 2008, according to UM-Dearborn study

Published: August 25, 2008

Campus gets high marks in magazine ratings

UM-Dearborn rated among best public universities in the Midwest by U.S. News

Published: August 21, 2008

Hearing in health-care education Aug. 20

Rep. Dingell to host meeting on the status of health-care education in Michigan at UM-Dearborn

Published: August 15, 2008

'Some amazing and very gentle spiders'

Research project studies giant spiders collected by faculty member and students in expedition to Taiwan

Published: August 13, 2008

Open programs at UM-Dearborn observatory

The moon and planets will be focus of stargazers at UM-Dearborn astronomical observatory in free, public programs Aug. 15 and Sept. 5

Published: August 6, 2008

On-site admissions for prospective students

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

Published: July 31, 2008

Tech leaders report challenging environment

Industry leaders say Michigan is not the best place to start or operate a technology firm

Published: July 28, 2008

Mosaic depicting galaxy M82 installed at UM-Dearborn

Galaxy mosaic installed in Science Learning and Research Center "is an effective symbol of the dynamic scientific initiatives" on campus

Published: July 17, 2008

Child Development Center to get new home

UM-Dearborn and Oakwood Healthcare will share facility to enhance clinical and educational programs for kids, families and future teachers

Published: July 17, 2008

Art, lunch and ‘T’ at the Henry Ford Estate

Estate celebrates Model T’s centennial year with special commemorative events this summer

Published: June 24, 2008

Alumnus gives back, urges others to do the same

Mathematics alumnus James L. Barton gifts $15,000 to UM-Dearborn to support students with disabilities who are majoring in mathematics, natural sciences, computer science or engineering

Published: June 20, 2008

Building a better 'Bridge' with HFCC

New partnership encourages transfer of students to UM-Dearborn from HFCC

Published: June 19, 2008

'Prayer in America'

Documentary screening and interfaith dialogue at UM-Dearborn June 23

Published: June 13, 2008

Undergraduate Research Forum

UM-Dearborn students share research with legislators

Published: June 6, 2008

'Innovation Index' shows decline

Economic innovation in Michigan slowed significantly at the end of 2007, according to UM-Dearborn study

Published: June 2, 2008

Donald Bord named interim provost

Physics Prof. Donald J. Bord named interim provost at UM-Dearborn

Published: May 29, 2008

'Transitions' college prep workshop

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

Published: May 27, 2008

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 27, 2008

Chancellor's Medallion recipients

Six students honored for outstanding academic achievement at the University of Michigan-Dearborn

Published: May 20, 2008

Gallery planned to feature Michigan artists

Leadership gift to establish the William and Electra Stamelos Gallery in honor of distinguished artist and her husband

Published: May 20, 2008

James Scripps Booth exhibition at gallery

Exhibition will highlight Booth's broad career, contextualizing it within transformation of American culture from the Gilded Age to machine modernism.

Published: May 20, 2008

'Water Policy in Southeast Michigan'

Seminar for local officials on water and sewer issues

Published: May 14, 2008

The Model T for the 21st century

UM-Dearborn students in competition with schools around the world 'to create a revolutionary global vehicle for today'

Published: May 12, 2008

Henry Ford Trade School alums support Ford's legacy

Group contributes $5,000 to preservation and education programs at Henry Ford Estate

Published: April 28, 2008

Renovation project approved by House

$36M plan to renovate science and computer facilities waits Senate approval

Published: April 25, 2008

New certificate in spatial analysis and GIS

Certificate program in spatial analysis and "geographic-information systems" for undergraduates will begin this fall

Published: April 24, 2008

Hero of horticulture

Oak tree at Henry Ford Estate cited as 'hero of horticulture' by the Cultural Landscape Foundation's Landslide Program.

Published: April 23, 2008

Gift to support scholarships

Frederick W. Hoffman and James R. Stokes establish scholarship at UM-Dearborn

Published: April 9, 2008

Speakers set for commencement

Ismael Ahmed, director of the Michigan Department of Human Services, and Nancy Schlichting, president and CEO of the Henry Ford Health System, will speak at UM-Dearborn’s commencement ceremonies on Sunday, April 27

Published: April 4, 2008

Gift supports women's, gender studies

The Shirley Dudek Demmer Memorial Scholarship will provide annual scholarships to students studying women’s and gender studies at UM-Dearborn.

Published: April 4, 2008

‘Islam and Democracy’ talk April 2

Scholars to discuss ‘Islam and Democracy: Clash, Crash or Compatibility’ in Difficult Dialogues program

Published: April 2, 2008

Susan B. Anthony award recipients named

UM-Dearborn Prof. Pamela McAuslan and community activist Laura Callow to be recognized for significant contributions to gender equality

Published: March 31, 2008

'Money Smart Week'

School of Management to offer seminars that promote financial and economic literacy April 20-26

Published: March 28, 2008

Hands-on gardening programs for children

Summer gardening programs for children ages 4 to 9 begin May 17

Published: March 28, 2008

International perspective on guidance counseling

Visiting scholar to discuss “Guidance Counseling Practices: Contested Terrain between Government, Counselors and Students in Belgium” March 31

Published: March 27, 2008

'The Water Front'

UM-Dearborn to host local premiere of acclaimed documentary that focuses on Highland Park and residents' efforts to fight plans to privatize the water system

Published: March 25, 2008

Fall applications break records

Enrollment picture for fall looks promising based on the record number of applications and enrollment deposits received so far

Published: March 24, 2008

'Managing Anger in the Classroom'

School of Education Teacher Academy to help teachers deal with classroom anger

Published: March 21, 2008

Greek leadership to support Special Olympics

UM-Dearborn’s Greek Leadership Council to raise funds for and awareness of Special Olympics during the annual Greek Week March 24 through March 29

Published: March 21, 2008

'Hate on the Internet'

Jack Kay, interim chancellor at U-M Flint, to visit campus to talk about the Internet as the latest frontier of hate-based activism

Published: March 18, 2008

'Politics, Gender and Health'

Author Patricia Rieker will discuss her most recent book, "Gender and Health: The Effects of Constrained Choices and Social Policies," at UM-Dearborn March 31

Published: March 18, 2008

'Freedom and Inner Writing'

Spanish author to visit UM-Dearborn March 17 for discussion on "Freedom and Inner Writing"

Published: March 14, 2008

Experience engineering on April 5

Contest for high school juniors and seniors will help students explore engineering and computer science fields

Published: March 11, 2008

Maize and Blue Day is April 12

High school sophomores and juniors can learn more about UM-Dearborn during free open house event

Published: March 10, 2008

New emergency alert system

UM-Dearborn adds voice, text messaging for emergency notification

Published: March 10, 2008

Innovative activity slows in 2007

Economic innovation in Michigan slowed in third quarter of 2007, according to UM-Dearborn study

Published: March 10, 2008

Discussion on interracial relationships March 14

'A Conversation on Race' will feature stories from individuals in interracial relationships and biracial children

Published: March 7, 2008

'Immigrant Women: Overcoming the Odds'

Campus to recognize International Women's Day with free panel discussion March 12

Published: March 7, 2008

Showcasing arts for children with special needs

Art therapist Maureen Baddour Moses to discuss how children communicate their feelings through art during free programs March 14

Published: March 7, 2008

Transfer events at HFCC, Schoolcraft

UM-Dearborn to host informational events for students at Henry Ford Community College and Schoolcraft College who are interested in transferring to campus

Published: March 3, 2008

'Israel Palestine Peace Prospects'

Prospects for peace in Israel and Palestine will be the focus of the Difficult Dialogues program at UM-Dearborn March 6

Published: February 29, 2008

'A legacy of teaching excellence'

Prof. Brian Green appointed to professorship endowed in honor of Richard Czarnecki

Published: February 27, 2008

New online tools for transfer students

UM-Dearborn launches seven new Web pages designed especially for prospective students transferring from local community colleges

Published: February 21, 2008

'On the Move'

Free outreach event at UM-Dearborn introduces socially and economically disadvantaged women and men to post-secondary education

Published: February 21, 2008

Campus to host ITS-Michigan meeting Feb. 26

Event will focus on “ITS Linkages through Industry, University and Government”

Published: February 19, 2008

Launching a CAREER

CIS Prof. Shengquan Wang receives $400,000 CAREER award from National Science Foundation

Published: February 13, 2008

Suzanne Bergeron receives Power Award

UM-Dearborn Prof. Suzanne Bergeron wins award for leadership on women's issues

Published: February 8, 2008

Randy Dillard honored by Michigan Campus Compact

Dillard receives Faculty/Staff Community Service-Learning Award for his contributions to civic engagement

Published: February 8, 2008

'Innovation index' shows uptick for Michigan

School of Management researchers develop index to monitor innovative economic activity

Published: February 4, 2008

Play to raise awareness of violence against women

UM-Dearborn will host performances of Eve Ensler's 'The Vagina Monologues' Feb. 14 and Feb. 17, with proceeds benefiting Vista Maria.

Published: January 31, 2008

'College Goal Sunday'

Families can get help completing college financial aid forms during Feb. 10 event at UM-Dearborn

Published: January 25, 2008

Enrollment increases this semester

UM-Dearborn increased both graduate and undergraduate enrollment this term compared with last year

Published: January 25, 2008

'Computer Advantage and Technology Saturday'

UM-Dearborn event is planned for Cadette Girl Scouts to help with badge requirements on computers in everyday life, desktop publishing or exploring the Internet

Published: January 22, 2008

Kim Schatzel named dean of Management

New dean described as "a gifted teacher, an innovative researcher, a well-respected colleague and a very capable administrator"

Published: January 21, 2008

$36 million project endorsed by the governor

State-funded project to renovate science and computing facilities at UM-Dearborn takes a major step forward

Published: January 16, 2008

Child Development Center open house is Feb. 7

Open house is an opportunity for parents to learn about the kindergarten program at UM-Dearborn's Child Development Center

Published: January 16, 2008

AACSB renews accreditation for SoM

UM-Dearborn's School of Management has been re-accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Published: January 15, 2008

'Reflections of the Spirit'

Art exhibition explores spirituality from a range of perspectives Jan. 11 through Feb. 8 at the Alfred Berkowitz Gallery

Published: January 9, 2008

Campus to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.

Week of events at UM-Dearborn will honor the life, legacy and achievements of the late civil rights leader

Published: January 9, 2008

A Conversation on Race

Author Tim Wise to discuss 'Racism, White Denial and Privilege in America' on Jan. 25 at UM-Dearborn

Published: January 4, 2008

Grant to support gaming program for children

Engineering and Computer Science receives $9,500 from Verizon Foundation to create game that teaches handwriting to children

Published: December 21, 2007

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