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Monday, July 20, 2015
EIC Stewardship Saturdays
Rick Simek, Environmental Interpretive Center program manager, and three volunteers spread the seeds of native Canada Anemone—which they first collected from the native gardens in front of the Environmental Interpretive Center—onto bare patches of soil where invasive plants had recently been removed. Canada Anemone flowers are known to support a diversity of native bees and other pollinators by providing a rich source of spring pollen for these insects to gather and feed to their larvae. Simek (pictured at right) said the efforts were part of the Center's Stewardship Saturday program, in which volunteers help to "re-stitch" a higher level of ecological health and function into areas that had been degraded by an overabudance of invasive plants. 
UM-Dearborn honored more than 40 staff members Friday, July 17, during the annual Chancellor's Staff Recognition Awards ceremony. The ceremony recognizes staff members for the significant contributions they make toward the university's mission. 
The Union at Dearborn will add 63 units this fall, which will house an additional 99 residents. The new units—including studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom layouts—are fully leased in advance of the September 1 move-in date.
The Victors for UM-Dearborn campaign has reached the halfway point of its $50 million goal. Donors have committed just more than $25 million toward the campaign, including $17 million earmarked for student support.
A new feature created through a partnership between UM-Dearborn and Ford may help ease the frustration many drivers face when backing up a trailer. Taehyun Shim, professor of mechanical engineering, worked with Ford on the Pro Trailer Backup Assist as part of the Ford-University of Michigan Innovation Alliance. 
Lawrence I. Berkove, emeritus professor of English, co-edited Before the Big Bonanza: Dan De Quille’s Early Comstock Accounts, which features 50 of De Quille’s earliest Comstock Load mine essays. 

This month we highlight the work of Aaron Ahuvia, Shareia Carter, Bonnie Halloran and Elsayed Orady. 
Find out about some newly acquired e-books and databases recently added to the Mardigian Library’s collection.
Faculty earned nearly $750,000 in external funding last month. Plus, learn more about NIH Academic Research Enhancement Award opportunities.
Join the Office of Metropolitan Impact on Thursday, July 30, to celebrate the graduating class of Public Allies Metro Detroit.