UM-Dearborn – UM-Flint Collaborative Research & Networking Series: Urban Arts & Culture and Sustainability Event


Friday, January 28
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join Dearborn and Flint faculty on January 28, 2022, 12 - 1:30PM for Chancellors’ welcoming remarks, research lightning talks in the areas of Urban Arts & Culture and Sustainability, and breakout sessions for further discussions among registered participants. Breakout sessions will be an opportunity for all participants to network with cross-campus colleagues and share their own interests, research and questions related to the topic of Urban Arts & Culture and Sustainability.

Lightning talks presenters:

  • Andy Deck, Assistant Professor of Art, College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Michigan-Flint
  • Paul Draus, Professor of Sociology; Director, Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice, The University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • Jacob Lederman, Associate Professor of Urban Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Michigan-Flint
  • Fred Feng, Assistant Professor, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, The University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • Rebecca Tonietto, Assistant Professor of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Michigan-Flint
  • Claudia Walters, Collegiate Lecturer, Assistant Research Scientist, and Lecturer IV in Geography; Director, Environmental Interpretive Center, The University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • Greg Rybarczyk, Associate Professor of Geography, College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Michigan-Flint

Event Recordings:
(NOTE: available only to UM community & requires log in with UM credentials)

At the conclusion of the series, teams led by PIs from both campuses (one PI from Dearborn and one PI from Flint) will have an opportunity to apply for collaborative research grants ranging from $20,000 to $40,000. The award criteria will focus on developing cross-campus research collaborations with potential for external funding. 

Attendance of one or more events is strongly encouraged but *not* required to apply for a grant. There are *no* topic limitations for this program- applications in all areas of research will be accepted. Research profiles of interested collaborators from both campuses is now available to view. Go to event registration for researcher profile upload instructions.

View here the UM-Dearborn – UM-Flint Collaborative Research Grants Program Guidelines. The program application window is January 28, 10 AM - April 25, 2022, 5:00 PM. Applications will be accepted via InfoReady.

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