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Metropolitan Impact

An honorable impact: UM-Dearborn named to President’s Higher Education Honor Roll for community service

During a recent tax season, 44 University of Michigan-Dearborn volunteers—42 students and two faculty—served 1,300 individuals and families and brought $1.49 million in tax returns back to the community. Students, faculty and staff gave both time and money to bring more than 300 middle school students—many of whom said they more »

Field goals: Environmental Interpretive Center creates insect hotel for campus garden

Welcome to the Bug House. In this UM-Dearborn creation—shaped like the Block M—many claim to be the home team: beetles, solitary bees, centipedes, thread-waist wasps, pill bugs, millipedes and more. Seen along the Rouge River Gateway Trail in the Pollinator Garden, the Environmental Interpretive Center (EIC) led the construction of more »

Just say yes: Julia Richie makes a difference on campus and in the community

If you have taken graduate courses, you know that it can be challenging to strike a work-life balance. Imagine leading a nonprofit organization full-time and attending graduate school. At 69, Julia Richie, founder and president of The YES Foundation and a UM-Dearborn graduate student, has successfully navigated personal and professional more »

New exhibit opens: “Forbidden Art: Illegal Works by Concentration Camp Prisoners”

Forbidden Art tells the emotional story of the illegal artwork created by concentration camp prisoners during WWII. The Alfred Berkowitz Gallery is honored to bring this powerful exhibition, organized by the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and The Polish Mission of the Orchard Lake Schools, to the Dearborn community. Our imagination of more »