Archive | December, 2015

CAS Recognizes December 2015 Graduates with Honors

On December 16, 2015, the College of Arts & Sciences at UM-Flint held a ceremony to recognize their students graduating with honors, including the CAS Maize & Blue Award winners. Dean Gano-Phillips opened the evening with a quote from Vince Lombardi, “Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through […]

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2015 Cell-ebration Winners Announced

On Friday, December 4, students from dual enrollment and university Biology courses presented research at the 2015 Cell-ebration: A Science Symposium. Their posters represented the work they had done over the Fall 2015 semester and were judged by various faculty members and university administrators. Jill Slater, faculty member of the Biology Department and organizer of the […]

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Susan Gano-Phillips Announced as New CAS Dean

Douglas Knerr, UM-Flint Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, made the following announcement on Wednesday, December 16th: I am pleased to announce that Susan Gano-Phillips has been appointed as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences pending Board of Regents approval. Dean Gano-Phillips holds a BS degree from the University of Michigan and an MA […]

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CSIS Research Includes Drones, Software

THE RESEARCH Dr. Mark Allison, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems, is working with students on research that focuses on drones and software design. He brings nearly a decade of experience with software engineering and artificial intelligence to the project. When asked to describe the research and its goals, Allison said, “This project investigates how multiple unmanned […]

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Chemistry & Biochemistry Students Visit Dow, Learn About the Future

This fall, Chemistry and Biochemistry students from UM-Flint were invited to visit Dow Chemical in Midland, MI, for a unique opportunity to tour facilities and meet with chemists and researchers. Throughout the day the students walked through labs filled with state-of-the-art equipment for research, development, and production; they met with Dow employees from several different areas […]

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New German Course Focuses on Business, Management

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures has good news for UM-Flint students! A new course, GER 120: Basic German for Business & Management, will start in Winter 2016. This course requires no previous experience with the German language, and will focus on vocabulary and cultural practices from the German business world. Faculty member Elke […]

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Sipit Provides Meaningful Internships to UM-Flint Students

Students from the Computer Science & Information Systems program have found meaningful internship opportunities with Sipit–a local company with the mission of bringing technology and digital tools to small businesses and non-profits in Flint, while creating 200 high tech jobs within the next 3-5 years. A recent project involved creating donor databases that would outperform the much more […]

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New CSIS Courses Offered in Fall 2016

CSEP’s Computer Science & Information Systems has two new offerings for students in the Fall 2016 semester: Image Processing and Computer Vision (CSC 548) Programming proficiency will be the prerequisite. Dr. Michael Farmer will be the instructor for this course. Dr. Farmer has been working in this field of computer vision for 30 years and […]

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Meet Kisma Jordan – Lecturer in Music and Award Winning Opera Singer

Kisma Jordan, Lecturer in the UM-Flint Music Department, recently won first prize in the Mildred Miller International Voice Competition. She was awarded a $5,000 prize and an optional $3,000 contract. Read below to learn more about this talented faculty member and view a video of her winning performance. Congratulations, Kisma! Name: Kisma Jordan Hunter Title: […]

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December 2015 Maize & Blue Winners Announced

The Scholarships, Awards and Special Events Committee and Provost Douglas Knerr announced that December 2015 recipients of the Maize and Blue Distinguished Scholar Award, the highest academic award bestowed upon the graduates of the University of Michigan-Flint. Join us in congratulating these outstanding students and all those nominated! Joshua D. Ahlborn** Bachelor of Science – […]

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