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May 14, 2014



2014 Road Scholars tour the state from the Soo to Detroit

Thirty U-M faculty and staff members from all three campuses recently traversed the state of Michigan on the 15th annual five-day Michigan Road Scholars initiative to help faculty better understand the geographically and culturally diverse communities and regions their students come from.

Faculty members stroll along the Detroit riverfront on Friday, the last day of the university’s annual Road Scholars Tour, which takes selected faculty members to various communities around the state. View a slideshow of images from the 2014 tour. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)

UM-Dearborn’s CASL faculty display musical talents

By day, Rick Straub and Camron Amin are psychology and history professors, respectively, at UM-Dearborn. But in their off hours they are among the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters faculty who moonlight as musicians.

UM-Flint 2014 faculty and staff awards announced

UM-Flint Provost Gerard Voland recently announced the recipients of the 2014 faculty and staff awards that will be presented at the Fall Academic Affairs Convocation in August.


May 14

Partnering with the Private Sector in Research

A Faculty-Focused Symposium, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., NCRC Football, Building 18

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Bruce Mannheim, professor of anthropology, was quoted regarding efforts to revive Quechua, the official language of the Inca Empire.

The Wall Street Journal

Research by Nejat Seyhun, professor of finance, was cited in a story about large corporations spending record profits to buy back their own stock, rather than investing in new capital or giving long-overdue raises to employees.

The Washington Post

Comments by Fred Adams, professor of physics and astronomy, were featured in an article about a newly identified nearby star that is a “sibling” to our sun.

The Christian Science Monitor



Art as an agent of change

Drive down Woodward Avenue near Canfield in Detroit, and you’ll see the usual slick billboards put together by big-name advertising agencies. Add to that mix a design by Dakari Randall, a student at Detroit’s Douglass Academy for Young Men. His simple message — stay in school — is part of a project led by Julie Anne Taylor, UM-Dearborn associate professor of education, and Okezie Iroha, Douglass Academy social studies teacher.


The Victor Views blog offers a student perspective on life at U-M.

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