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Birds of a feather: Mutant hen studies could advance knowledge of body processes

If mutant hens are the focus of your research, be ready for playful comments from friends and colleagues. “They always expect that they must look like mutants, or that they’re boneless chickens or something,” said Marilee Benore. The professor of biochemistry and biology in the Natural Sciences Department in the more »

Catching the wave: Lecturer Mark Steffka receives award for engineering and educational advancement

When Mark Steffka was a youth, his room was filled with wires, circuits and hardware. “There was typically stuff lying everywhere. You could hardly walk without tripping over something,” the electrical and computer engineering lecturer said with a laugh. “But my parents were still very supportive.  My dad would get more »

Food for thought: UM-Dearborn-based research team looks into campus food insecurity

During the first week of her social psychology course this fall, Psychology Assistant Professor Harmony Reppond shared a list of campus resources with her students—including the UM-Dearborn Food Pantry. One student approached her after class, asked for more information, and then went directly to the pantry. “The student shared how more »

A mission for Curiosity: Geology assistant professor Mark Salvatore and students involved in latest Mars endeavor

Just like many of us, Kate Truitt gets daily emails that include discussion threads, meeting times and inquiries looking for a consensus on what to do next. But the UM-Dearborn sophomore’s messages are from NASA—about Mars exploration. Truitt, through Geology Assistant Professor Mark Salvatore, is part of the research team more »