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Book looks at 'advertising sin'

Scholar examines the politics of regulations on advertising alcohol and tobacco

Published: December 19, 2007

Commencement ceremony is Dec. 16

Civic leader Michael Brennan and scholar Charles Tilly are the featured speakers at UM-Dearborn's Dec. 16 graduation ceremony

Published: December 7, 2007

Education receives $900,000 NSF grant

'Fostering Interest in Information Technology' program aims to build science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills for underserved high-school students

Published: December 3, 2007

Dorothy McLeer 'exemplifies the best'

Campus naturalist receives William B. Stapp Award for environmental education

Published: November 27, 2007

On-Site admissions for students in December

Future students can complete the admissions process at UM-Dearborn in a single day throughout the month of December

Published: November 21, 2007

21st century gospel

Talk, performance by 'God's Army Ministry of Rap' on Nov. 26 is part of campus's 'Introduction to Gospel Music' course

Published: November 16, 2007

'Save Our Children' summit Nov. 30

Meeting to address Michigan's foster-care crisis

Published: November 14, 2007

Selma James to discuss 'Sex, Race and Class'

Founder of the Wages for Housework Movement to visit campus Nov. 15 to talk about fighting for equality of sex, race and class

Published: November 13, 2007

Estate to host annual holiday spectacular

Activities like high tea, candlelight tours and Santa's workshop begin next month at the Henry Ford Estate

Published: November 9, 2007

A Conversation with Jacky Clark-Chisholm

Eldest member of legendary Clark Sisters gospel group to speak at UM-Dearborn Nov. 19 as part of the campus's “Introduction to Gospel Music” course

Published: November 7, 2007

New dates added for viewing Comet Holmes

Comet 'just burst' from invisibility to naked-eye visibility in late October

Published: November 7, 2007

Chuck D to speak at UM-Dearborn Nov. 9

Hip-hop artist Chuck D will visit campus to participate in the Conversation on Race discussion series

Published: November 6, 2007

Emerita: Emily Spinelli

Prof. Emily Spinelli retires after 32 years

Published: November 6, 2007

'Refusing to Be Enemies'

Film screening on Nov. 6 will chronicle Arab and Jewish women who struggle to overcome their prejudices, fears and anger through dialogue.

Published: October 30, 2007

Generous math

Al Turfe gives $80,000 to CASL for scholarships, classroom

Published: October 24, 2007

Management alum gives $100,000

Bally Technologies president Richard Haddrill gives $100K to UM-Dearborn for scholarships

Published: October 24, 2007

Engineering career night set for Nov. 13

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

Published: October 24, 2007

Alumni can 'indulge' at scholarship fundraiser

'November Indulge' event at Henry Ford Estate will support CASL alumni affiliate scholarship fund

Published: October 22, 2007

Annual Rouge River update Nov. 2

Continuing progress on the Rouge River and other watersheds in the metropolitan area to be the focus of meeting at UM-Dearborn Nov. 2


Published: October 19, 2007

Ready to roll

'Komen on the Go' community education vehicle to visit campus Oct. 23 with breast cancer awareness and prevention message

Published: October 18, 2007

'Motor City Voices'

Exhibition highlights the contributions of Detroit activists to the radical labor and community movements post-1967.

Published: October 16, 2007

Paul Hughes named humanities chair

Prof. Paul Hughes appointed chair of humanities department at UM-Dearborn

Published: October 16, 2007

Yi Lu Murphey named ECE chair

Prof. Yi Lu Murphey appointed chair of ECE department

Published: October 3, 2007

Dedicated to math

Verhey family gifts will support math education programs

Published: October 1, 2007

New articulations signed with HFCC

Partnerships will offer education students a smooth transition from HFCC to UM-Dearborn

Published: September 28, 2007

Opinion survey on Detroit water system

Detroit and the suburbs have common ground on operation of water and sewerage system

Published: September 25, 2007

Campus co-hosts GOP debate

UM-Dearborn plans educational activities around debate

Published: September 24, 2007

'Take Back the Night'

Women's Resource Center event will raise awareness of domestic violence against women

Published: September 14, 2007

Campus open house set for Oct. 7

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

Published: September 12, 2007

Geosciences institute receives $1 million

NSF grant will support UM-Dearborn program for geoscience education and outreach

Published: September 11, 2007

'Promoting the Publics'

East Lansing event will allow UM-Dearborn to highlight campus opportunities for prospective students

Published: September 11, 2007

Freshman enrollment at all-time high

More than 900 new first-year students at UM-Dearborn

Published: September 5, 2007

A Conversation on Race

News anchor Charles Pugh to speak about race, homosexuality and the media at UM-Dearborn Sept. 14

Published: August 30, 2007

Holocaust oral history project marks 25 years

UM-Dearborn's Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive to observe 25th anniversary with reception on Sept. 9

Published: August 24, 2007

Campus welcomes new students Sept. 4

UM-Dearborn's new students will participate in a daylong series of events designed to initiate them into the academic life

Published: August 23, 2007

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 to be published by U.S. News & World Report

Published: August 17, 2007

Obituary: Marilynn Rosenthal

UM-Dearborn professor emerita Marilynn Rosenthal died Aug. 9

Published: August 16, 2007

Civic leaders named to Citizens Advisory Committee

Four community leaders appointed to Citizens Advisory Committee at UM-Dearborn

Published: August 13, 2007

'On-Site Admissions' for students in August

Future students can complete admissions process at UM-Dearborn in a single day throughout the month of August

Published: July 27, 2007

Philip M. Roussey named Distinguished Alumnus of the Year

Monte Sereno resident Philip M. Roussey receives alumni award from UM-Dearborn

Published: July 27, 2007

Lee A. Morris receives Community Service Award

Dearborn resident Lee A. Morris receives community service award from UM-Dearborn

Published: July 27, 2007

Anthony D. Luckett named Distinguished Alumnus of the Year

Southfield resident Anthony D. Luckett receives alumni award from UM-Dearborn

Published: July 27, 2007

Donald L. Knapp receives Alumni Service Award

Livonia resident Donald L. Knapp receives alumni service award from UM-Dearborn

Published: July 27, 2007

Roger G. Klungle receives Alumni Service Award

Troy resident Roger G. Klungle receives alumni award from UM-Dearborn

Published: July 26, 2007

Ronald A. House named Distinguished Alumnus of the Year

Byron Center resident Ronald A. House receives alumni award from UM-Dearborn

Published: July 26, 2007

Maya Hammoud receives Distinguished Service Award

Doha, Qatar resident Maya Hammoud receives alumni award from UM-Dearborn

Published: July 26, 2007

James J. Giordano named Distinguished Alumnus of the Year

Livonia resident James J. Giordano receives alumni award from UM-Dearborn

Published: July 26, 2007

Maureen Cotter receives Professional Growth and Scholarship Award

Dearborn resident Maureen Cotter receives award from UM-Dearborn's Alumni Society

Published: July 20, 2007

Dean's List for Winter 2007

Campus names 1,065 students within its four colleges to the Dean's List for Winter 2007

Published: July 20, 2007

Camron Amin named CASL associate dean

Amin will begin two-year term as associate dean of CASL on Aug. 15

Published: July 19, 2007

UM-Dearborn students are Jalen Rose scholars

Two entering students to receive $10,000 scholarships from Jalen Rose Foundation

Published: July 12, 2007

Byways to Flyways

Driving tour features UM-Dearborn as prime birding location in the region

Published: July 10, 2007

Joseph Cepuran is Faculty Member of the Year

Northville resident Joseph Cepuran named Faculty Member of the Year by UM-Dearborn's Alumni Society


Published: July 3, 2007

Accident inspires award-winning student project

Engineering students take top honors in senior design competition by creating safety device for weightlifters

Published: June 15, 2007

Willow Run Airport supports 2,000 jobs

Study: Willow Run Airport has $200 million annual impact

Published: June 11, 2007

BorgWarner Auditorium dedicated

College of Engineering and Computer Science dedicates its newest state-of-the-art facility

Published: June 8, 2007

Transitions: College Prep Workshop

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

Published: June 5, 2007

Teacher Academy on assessing child literacy

School of education workshop to explore Michigan Literacy Progress Profile system

Published: June 4, 2007

Community college transfer scholarships

Transfer students admitted during the Summer term have the opportunity to receive scholarships at UM-Dearborn

Published: May 25, 2007

Estate to host garden walk

Henry Ford Estate to offer walk on June 7 that showcase its gardens

Published: May 25, 2007

Campus fun run/walk for a cause

Women's Resource Center to host inaugural event on June 1 to benefit UM-Dearborn's Child Development Center

Published: May 23, 2007

Seminar on Detroit's religious diversity

Series should appeal to "all people who have an interest in learning about the religious diversity of our metropolitan region and meeting Detroiters of different faiths”

Published: May 21, 2007

'On-Site Admissions' for students in June

Future students can complete admissions process at UM-Dearborn in a single day throughout the month of June

Published: May 17, 2007

Technology Day 2007

Annual event to showcase research conducted by UM-Dearborn faculty members in collaboration with industry partners

Published: May 14, 2007

Kindergarten open house is May 22

Parents can learn about the Child Development Center's kindergarten programs during open house

Published: May 14, 2007

New issue of 'Legacy' now online

The Spring 2007 issue of UM-Dearborn's alumni magazine, which is distributed to more than 35,000 alumni, is now available online.

Published: May 2, 2007

Mary Trepanier-Street named SoE associate dean

Trepanier-Street will develop collaborative partnerships to obtain the best possible student teaching and practicum placements for UM-Dearborn's teacher preparation program

Published: April 30, 2007

The art of 'pishing'

Campus ornithologist Julie Craves contributes 'pishing' essay to birding how-to guide

Published: April 20, 2007

'Understanding Choice Theory'

UM-Dearborn to host 'choice theory' workshop for teachers May 3

Published: April 13, 2007

Campus to host annual mathematics conference

Michigan mathematics associations to meet at UM-Dearborn May 4 and May 5

Published: April 13, 2007

Commencement set for April 29

Writer Daniel Howes and scholar Charles Tilly will speak at UM-Dearborn commencement ceremonies

Published: April 10, 2007

Ralph Nader to speak on campus

Activist to discuss the traditions that guide his life

Published: April 6, 2007

'Our Water, Our Earth, Ours to Protect'

UM-Dearborn to host free hands-on Earth Day activities on Saturday, April 21

Published: April 2, 2007

Maize and Blue Day is April 22

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

Published: April 2, 2007

Teachers Academy talk on autism

Scholar Richard Simpson to discuss 'What Every Administrator Should Know About Autism and Asperger's Syndrome' on April 27

Published: March 29, 2007

'Michigan’s Defining Moment'

Campus to host community forum on state's economic crisis

Published: March 23, 2007

Entrepreneurial cities: What makes them work

Four local cities identified as "top performers" in UM-Dearborn study of entrepreneurial cities

Published: March 19, 2007

Changing roles of CFOs

More scrutiny leads to change for CFOs and their businesses

Published: March 15, 2007

Emeritus: Neil Flax

Prof. Neil M. Flax appointed to emeritus status

Published: March 13, 2007

Emeritus: John Constant

Music Prof. John Constant retires after 30 years

Published: March 13, 2007

Campaign on track for $40M goal

Fundraising efforts working to raise $40 million by end of 2008

Published: March 13, 2007

European Modernity and the Arab Mediterranean

Karla Mallette to explore works that celebrate linguistic, architectural and literary legacy from the Arab world as a wellspring of modern European national identity.

Published: March 12, 2007

Susan B. Anthony Award ceremony set

Roma Heaney and Judge Anna Diggs Taylor honored for contributions to gender equality

Published: March 5, 2007

Saving America's Treasures

UM-Dearborn’s Henry Ford Estate receives federal grant for preservation

Published: March 1, 2007

'Botanist effect' leads to collection bias

Why are more plants found near universities? Probably because more botanists are found there, too, according to study.


Published: March 1, 2007

Teachers can learn to turn 'no' to 'yes'

Managing resistance is topic of School of Education's Teacher Academy workshop with John W. Maag

Published: March 1, 2007

Talk set on Detroit's 'progressive pastors'

Detroit’s legacy of progressive religious leaders to be discussed at UM-Dearborn Wednesday, March 7


Published: March 1, 2007

New bachelor's degree in special education

Program will certify undergraduates in elementary or secondary education and learning disabilities

Published: February 22, 2007

'Liberty, Justice and Dignity for All'

Physicist Robert Fuller to talk about "rankism" in science, education and society March 13

Published: February 22, 2007

Roundtable on Arab American women’s issues

Scholars to discuss “Arab/Arab American Women Negotiating Agency and Desire” March 5

Published: February 22, 2007

Child center open house

Child Development Center's programs are the focus of open house March 6

Published: February 19, 2007

Partnership with WCCCD

Agreement helps criminal justice students earn degrees

Published: February 14, 2007

'Milagros: Made in Mexico'

Free, public film screening and discussion examines impact on the lives of women in Guanajuato, Mexico

Published: February 14, 2007

Diversity in the workplace

Archer, Gettelfinger, WSJ editor to discuss the case for diversity Feb. 21

Published: February 6, 2007

Prize-winning poet to discuss Bob Marley lyrics

Reggae music documentary and Kwane Dawes lecture on Feb. 15 are part of campus's Black History Month series

Published: February 6, 2007

'The Regime Change of Kwame Nkrumah'

History Prof. Ahmad Rahman's new book highlights his research on the first leader of independent Ghana

Published: February 6, 2007

'On the Move' registration now open

Free events on March 8 and April 5 stress the importance of a college education

Published: February 1, 2007

Religion in public schools

Scholar Charles Haynes to give free campus lecture on religion and public education Feb. 6

Published: January 30, 2007

Obituary: Luiz V. Boffi

Luiz V. Boffi, professor emeritus at UM-Dearborn, died Dec. 14. He was 88.

Published: January 29, 2007

Emeritus: Roger Verhey

Roger Verhey, state leader in programs to improve math education in schools, named professor emeritus at UM-Dearborn

Published: January 24, 2007

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