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Monday, March 23, 2015
Girls are IT!
More than 500 female students, grades 4 through 12, were on campus Wednesday for the annual Girls are IT! conference. The event included interactive workshops and displays to encourage girls and young women to consider information technology and STEM-related career paths. UM-Dearborn partnered with Michigan Council of Women in Technology, Lawrence Technological University and University of Detroit Mercy for the conference.
Timothy D. Leuliette, president and CEO of Visteon Corporation, and Michael Brown, CEO and co-founder of City Year, will be the keynote speakers at University of Michigan-Dearborn’s commencement ceremonies on Sunday, April 26.
The College of Engineering and Computer Science joined more than 120 U.S. engineering schools to announce plans to educate a new generation of engineers expressly equipped to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing society in the 21st century. A letter of commitment signed by participating schools was presented to President Barack Obama today. 
Looking for ways to deliver a better educational experience, UM-Dearborn's math department is piloting open source textbook use in class. Faculty members say the textbooks reduce costs for students while increasing accessibility to course materials.
CEHHS Dean Janine Janosky was among an international group of experts to discuss health and wellness in Arab and Arab American communities at a conference in Oman earlier this month. Monica Porter, director of the Office of International Affairs and vice chancellor for student success, and Suehaila Amen, international admissions and recruiting coordinator, joined Janosky on the trip to discuss how UM-Dearborn could build stronger relationships with academic institutions abroad.
To find the right school for her daughter—and to help other Detroit parents do the same—associate professor Dara Hill and a group of parents started the Best Classroom Project. Members of the social media group visit Detroit's public, private and charter schools and report on what they learn.