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Monday, September 28, 2015
Constitution Day
Retired Congressman John Dingell spoke with students last week about the constitution, constitutional amendments and the political process during an event to recognize Constitution Day. UM-Dearborn announced a new partnership with Dingell last spring that provides students and faculty with unparalleled opportunities to work with Dingell to understand, document and share his legacy as the longest-serving member in the history of the U.S. Congress.
Enrollment at University of Michigan-Dearborn has reached an all-time record of more than 9,300 students for fall 2015. Total enrollment grew by 115 to 9,308 students. 
The College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters has launched a new program this fall for undergraduate students interested in a customized learning experience. The Individual Program of Study is designed for motivated students who plan to specialize in an area of study not currently offered as a major by the college. Students will work with a faculty member to design a bachelor’s degree that meets their needs and the university’s general education requirements for graduation. 
Jacob Napieralski, associate professor of geology, and 13 students explored the geologic formations of Cyprus this summer as part of the university's geology field course. Napieralski called the experience "the ultimate capstone course," in which students traveled to excavation sites, explored sea caves and learned about the history and culture of the Mediterranean island.
Associate professor and activist Ahmad Rahman is remembered for challenging assumptions in the classroom and in the community. Rahman died September 21 at the age of 64.
Have you noticed the UM-Dearborn logo popping up on billboards as you drive around southeast Michigan? Strategically placed throughout the region, they are just one element of the fall advertising campaign launched in support of undergraduate student recruitment efforts.
Join MHealthy for the university's Beautiful Break event this Thursday and discover new ways to relax and refresh yourself throughout the workday. 
The Dearborn Icebreaker returns with Laura Burnham, assistant to the dean in CECS, discussing living a life without regrets, making a difference and putting in her time at Chi Chi's. 
This month, we highlight recent work and honors by Hans Czap, Natalia Czap, Sally Howell, Bruce Pietrykowski, Lara Rusch, Deborah Smith Pollard and Claudia Walters. Submit your publication and awards announcements online.