Get to Know BIO Alum Derrick Townsend

Your name, major, and year of graduation: Derrick Townsend, Biology 1996 What are you doing now? I am currently a Quality Ingredient Manager for The Kellogg Company. I manage a portfolio of ingredients including vitamins, spices and seasonings, and sweeteners by assuring the materials we purchase are safe and meet the needs of our food […]

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Philosophy Alums Find Success in Grad School; Reflect on Time at UM-Flint

UM-Flint Philosophy alums have a long history of finding success in their academic and career fields. Douglas Grattan and Thomas Mann, two recent graduates, are no exception as they have both been accepted into teaching assistantships with full tuition waivers and annual stipends as they pursue their graduate degrees at separate institutions. Douglas Grattan (2014) will […]

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UM-Flint’s ART 366 Students Create Murals for the Flint Community

Students of Associate Professor Michael Sevick’s ART 366 class learn about the history and techniques of mural painting and then undertake one or two projects that will be featured in the Flint community. The students work with their “clients” to establish themes, present designs, and select a final direction for the project before they being […]

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UM-Flint Helps Support Performing Arts Workshop for Area Youth

The Shop Floor Theatre Company (SFTC) takes up a small space on the Northbank Center’s second floor, yet it is making a huge impact on the lives of youth in Genesee and surrounding counties. The non-profit organization, affiliated with UM-Flint and led by Theatre faculty member Kendrick Jones, has a mission of “using the arts to […]

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Dr. Traci Currie is the 2015-16 Collegiate Lecturer at UM-Flint

Per a communication from Barbara Dixon, Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Michigan-Flint: 2015-16 Collegiate Lecturer Announced Consistent with the LEO collective bargaining agreement, criteria for the Collegiate Lecturer Award includes status as a Lecturer II or IV, ten years of service, and successful completion of two major reviews.  […]

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Q & A with Professor Albert Price, Interim Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

Professor Albert Price has been a part of the University of Michigan-Flint for the past 35 years. In that time he’s served as Professor and Chair in Political Science, Director of the Masters of Public Administration Program, Pre-Law Advisor, and as Interim Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS). His research, teaching, and service […]

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Summer 2015 Theatre & Dance Positions

Each year as the winter semester draws to a close, the halls of UM-Flint get quiet. The majority of our students are off campus–some spending a summer at home, others are working, some are doing internships or spending time abroad for study. The students and faculty of the Theatre and Dance Department are hard at work […]

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Get to Know Suzanne Shivnen of Political Science and Economics!

Name: Suzanne Shivnen Title: Administrative Assistant Intermediate Department(s): Economics and Political Science Degree(s), Education, or Certification(s): Bachelor of Business Administration from Western Michigan University, 1986 Major: Marketing Minor: General Business and Communications Professional or Personal Volunteer Activities: Staff Council member from 2012-2014 Awards or Recognitions Received (UM-Flint or Community): • Margaret Rogers Award • Staff […]

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Image Created During International Space Station Research Wins Prize in Art Competition

Assistant Professor Yu-Cheng (Frank) Liu of the Department of Computer Science, Engineering, and Physics has his PhD roots at Cornell University, and those roots are connecting research from the International Space Station to an art competition at the 2015 International Combustion Symposium in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Combustion Art Competition has been a part of the Symposium since 2004. […]

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UM Regents Announce New Appointments for Promotion and Tenure

On Thursday, May 21st, the Regents of the University of Michigan approved recommendations for new appointments and promotions for regular associate and full professor ranks, with tenure and/or promotion of faculty on the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses. The CAS promotions are presented below in alphabetical order. Dauda Abubakar, associate professor of Africana studies, […]

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