MHealthy Champions launch Friday walk to Dearborn Farmer’s and Artisan Market
August 20, 2012 – 9:30 am | No Comment

Last Friday, MHealthy Champions began hosting a weekly walk to the Dearborn Farmer’s and Artisan Market. A dozen staff members participated in the inaugural 2.52 mile walk, selecting fresh produce and baked goods from more …

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Bjorn to talk ‘Detroit Jazz, Then and Now’ at Detroit Center
August 20, 2012 – 9:19 am | No Comment

On Tuesday, August 28, from 6-7:30 p.m., the University of Michigan Detroit Center is proud to present Music in the Key of “D”: Detroit Jazz, Then and Now. Open to the general public, this event includes complimentary admission, parking and light refreshments for all attendees.

In celebration of the Detroit Jazz Festival, this entertaining and educational panel discussion examines the city’s rich jazz heritage from it’s earliest beginning to present day influences.

As jazz emerged in the 1920s, the city of Detroit quickly became one of the nation’s hottest jazz destinations, standing alongside New Orleans, Chicago and St. Louis. As word traveled, musicians across the country relocated to Detroit in hopes to capitalize on the genre’s renown in the city. Through the 1950s, Detroit was one of America’s most important jazz centers, producing legends like William McKinney, Paul Chambers and Kenny Burrell.

Music in the Key of “D”: Detroit Jazz, Then and Now takes its audience on a historical journey of Detroit jazz through pictures, music and dialogue.

Presented by some of the most knowledgeable person in Detroit jazz history and music, panelists include:

Lars Bjorn, professor of sociology at University of Michigan-Dearborn and author of Before Motown: A History of Jazz in Detroit, 1920-60
Jim Gallert, jazz broadcaster, researcher, writer and co-author of Before Motown: A History of Jazz in Detroit, 1920-60
Sean Dobbins, award-winning jazz drummer and educator

GAM lab opens for first full semester as interest in geospatial technology increases
August 20, 2012 – 9:18 am | No Comment
GAM lab opens for first full semester as interest in geospatial technology increases

It’s been described as “one of the best labs in southeast Michigan.”
And this semester, many University of Michigan-Dearborn students can experience it for the first time. In a few weeks, UM-Dearborn’s Geographic Analysis and Mapping …

SOE doctoral student receives Korea Society Fellowship
August 20, 2012 – 9:16 am | No Comment
SOE doctoral student receives Korea Society Fellowship

They told her the dress code was for her own safety.
Taking a side trip to the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), School of Education doctoral student Monica Eraqi dressed in gear that would allow her to …

Innovation Index returning to early 2008 levels in UM-Dearborn study
August 20, 2012 – 9:14 am | No Comment

The University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Center for Innovation Research – iLabs – today released its Innovation Index for first quarter 2012. The Index, which quarterly measures economic innovation activity in the state of Michigan, rose from …

New voter registration system available at UM-Dearborn
August 20, 2012 – 9:10 am | No Comment

University of Michigan-Dearborn has signed on to launch TurboVote, a new, national service that aims to make voting as convenient as renting a Netflix DVD to students, faculty and staff.
TurboVote simplifies the process so that …

News from the Dearborn Research Office: External awards and IRB meeting dates
August 20, 2012 – 9:08 am | No Comment

Dearborn Research Office
External Awards
Oleg Zikanov, professor, mechanical engineering, received $299,746 from the National Science Foundation. He will collaborate with researchers in Germany to investigate heat and mass transfer in flows of liquid metals affected by …

News from Mardigian Library
August 20, 2012 – 9:06 am | No Comment

Resource Updates
Trial databases
The Mardigian Library currently has free trials of the following databases:
Keesing’s World News Archive
Available through August 30, 2012
Keesing’s World News Archive has gathered, translated, and edited news from around the world since 1931, …

Freshly Pressed: Tiquia-Arashiro
August 20, 2012 – 9:04 am | No Comment
Freshly Pressed: Tiquia-Arashiro

Sonia Tiquia-Arashiro, associate professor of biology and microbiology, recently published her first book this month entitled: “Molecular Biological Technologies for Ocean Sensing” (Springer Publishers). The work presented in this book collectively draws on the work …

From the Desk of the Chancellor: August 20, 2012
August 20, 2012 – 9:02 am | No Comment

Chancellor Daniel Little previews changes coming to Reporter this fall.

Kudos: Everett and Moyer, Czap and Czap, Tiquia-Arashiro
August 20, 2012 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Kudos: Everett and Moyer, Czap and Czap, Tiquia-Arashiro

Associate professor Susan Everett and professor Richard Moyer held a book-signing session during Maker Faire Detroit at The Henry Ford, an event that celebrates invention, creativity and resourcefulness. Everett and Moyer signed copies of “Everyday …