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Monday, November 17, 2014
Early childhood education student Kristen Mehl captured this image of a great horned owl November 7 in the Environmental Study Area. Mehl was leading
an "owl prowl" for a group of Young Naturalists, ages 9-12, who come to the Environmental Interpretive Center once a month for outdoor learning experiences.
Six communities across the state of Michigan have been identified for the strategies they employ to foster entrepreneurial growth and economic development, according to iLabs' annual eCities study. The study identified the Village of Almont, Delta Charter Township, City of Madison Heights, City of Midland, City of Saline and City of Sault Ste. Marie for their incentives, innovative programs and best practices geared toward business development.
Stanley Henderson will step down as vice chancellor for enrollment management and student life early next year after a decade with the university. Henderson was a driving force in securing The Union at Dearborn and led efforts to increase UM-Dearborn’s freshman class by 39 percent.
UM-Dearborn will host a series of presentations and exhibits this Wednesday as part of GIS Day 2014. Prior to the event, Assistant Research Scientist Claudia Walters shares how geographic information systems technology is being used around the world—from predicting Ebola outbreaks in West Africa to mapping crime in Detroit.
Learn about future plans for the Mardigian Library from Library Director Elaine Logan. Find out about group study rooms available for students. Help evaluate a trial database, and see what’s new in the Browsing Collection and in new databases recently added to our collection.  
University of Michigan is organizing its first-ever 24-hour online giving campaign, set for Tuesday, Dec. 2. Dubbed Giving Blueday, the campaign will invite alumni, students, faculty, staff and others to be victors for UM-Dearborn by making a donation.

The Commission for Women Supplemental Professional Development Fund supports professional development activities of UM-Dearborn staff and faculty that promote the advancement of women and girls. Applications for stipends up to $500 are now available and due Wednesday, November 26, at 5 p.m. Contact Barb Bolek with questions.