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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 »

Return on investment: Economic Opportunity Report shows positive impact on graduates, state

A Michigan education with a close-knit campus feel. Faculty with real-world experience.  Research opportunities. There are many qualitative answers to the question: “Why earn a degree at University of Michigan-Dearborn?” But a new Economic Opportunity Impact Report conducted and compiled by Associate Professor of Business Economics Lee Redding, iLabs Director more »

Three’s company: UM Dearborn faculty joins the MCubed research community

When Campus Director for Research Administration John Cristiano attended a one-day symposium on the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor campus, he encountered more than 200 innovative research ideas. He saw emerging collaborations as faculty discussed each other’s work.  And he listened to faculty and students deliver TED-type talks. It was the more »

Mapping Detroit: New tool aims to identify property speculation in the Motor City

When Joshua Akers read a column last spring about a well-known businessman driving a columnist around to his Detroit properties to prove he wasn’t contributing to the city’s blight, something didn’t add up. “If someone is chauffeuring you around to different properties—a handful out of several hundred—they’re going to make more »