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Monday, January 12, 2015
UM-Dearborn at NAIAS
Heading to the North American International Auto Show? Stop by the UM-Dearborn College of Engineering and Computer Science booth in Cobo Center's Hall E, where Formula SAE students will be showing off their latest vehicle. The auto show opens to the public Saturday and runs through January 25. 
University of Michigan President Mark S. Schlissel visited campus Thursday, meeting with administrators, faculty, staff, students and community members to learn more about the university's mission and the population it serves.
UM-Dearborn has earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The distinction—earned by only 361 campuses nationwide—recognizes the university’s commitment to being deeply engaged with its larger community through teaching, learning, research and service.
The College of Business has been recognized for having two of the country’s top online graduate programs. According to recent rankings by U.S. News & World Report, COB is the top-ranked university in the state of Michigan and ranks 38 nationally for “Best Online Graduate Business Programs (excluding MBA).” The college’s online MBA program ranks third in the state and 57 nationally.
Announcements
A new Standard Practice Guide covering various aspects of U-M's procurement process includes an increased bid limit, a defined signature authority system, and measures to manage institutional risk. The new SPG took effect Jan. 1 and was approved at the December Board of Regents meeting, replacing a policy originally issued in 2004.