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Mapping the future: Earth sciences student researches land, feasibility in DTE community project

News articles. Photos. Satellite images. Senior Kelly Williamson sifted through nearly 100 years of history about the land that once housed a DTE Energy plant in Ann Arbor, a site along the Huron River near Broadway Street. The purpose? To gather information on whether or not water could pose a more »

Starry, starry night: Public observation nights resume at UM-Dearborn Observatory

Physics and Astronomy Lecturer Carrie Swift has seen many astronomical phenomena. Halley’s Comet. A total solar eclipse. Comet Hyakutake. But one of her most memorable celestial viewings happened at a campus public observation event—the Transit of Venus. To see the planet cross the sun, more than 300 people stood on more »

DIA mobile interactive exhibit inspires class creativity

Have Art, Will Travel. The Detroit Institute of Arts’ new mobile exhibit DIA Away came to campus last week. Interactive stations and hands-on activities—like digitalized art reproductions and video booths—lined the 53-foot blue expandable trailer. And in front of those stations were UM-Dearborn students and their professors, discovering and practicing different more »