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UM-Dearborn student groups help ‘Give-Back,’ evaluate nonprofit

Joe Alcodray—who founded the Give-Back Project, which collects and distributes travel-sized toiletries to homeless shelters—wanted to get advice on how to improve his nonprofit organization. Alcodray has a few boxes around the Metro Detroit area to collect hotel toiletries people bring home from travels. Once every two months, he transports more »

Plowing forward: Intelligent Systems Club returns to St. Paul for yearly autonomous snowplow competition

University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Intelligent Systems Club (ISC) competed in the ION (Institute of Navigation) Autonomous Snowplow Competition last month for the seventh consecutive year. The competition took place in St. Paul, Minn., and included 13 teams from universities across the Midwest. Two teams represented UM-Dearborn—team Z-3PO (Zenith 3.0) and team more »

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 »

Early exposure: UM-Dearborn awarded NEH challenge grant to support student research and community engagement on Arab American subjects

University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Center for Arab American Studies has been awarded a $100,000 challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support student research and community engagement on Arab American subjects. The center is one of 37 inaugural recipients of the NEH Humanities Access Grant, which are more »