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William Shedd, 1964 Alum, Recalls Malcolm X Visit to Campus

The Flint College (as UM-Flint was formerly known) was less than ten years old in 1964, yet it was already fostering an engaged and independent student body interested in promoting cultural awareness. So Political Science student and Senior Class President William C. Shedd considered it to be only natural that he should invite Malcolm X […]

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Africana Studies and Theatre Enrich Actor’s Role in The Call

Kenyatta Brown is a senior majoring in Africana Studies and minoring in Theatre. He is playing the role of Alemu, an immigrant from western Africa, in the upcoming UM-Flint production of The Call by Tanya Barfield. Thanks to his courses in Africana Studies, Kenyatta was able to bring unique insight to the role. His own […]

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Chazz Irwin, Theatre Major, Wins Recognition for Original Play

Theatre major Chazz Irwin recently traveled with members of his department to the Kennedy Center American College Region III Theatre Festival in Milwaukee, WI. Attendees of the festival can compete in various categories, focusing on work both on and off the stage. Irwin’s original one-act play is a finalist for the Region 3 John Cauble Short Play Award and […]

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Meet Robert Burack – 2013 Political Science Alumni

Robert Burack B.A. Political Science, 2013, Maize & Blue Scholar Campus organizations: Alternative Spring Break, Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honors Society), Qua contributing writer What are you doing now and how did you get there? Upon graduation, I faced a rather difficult choice as to how to best express my values and priorities. I […]

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UM-Flint Well Represented & Winning at Kennedy Center Theatre Festival

Shelby Newport, Theater & Dance Department Chair, Associate Professor, and Resident Costume Designer at UM-Flint, is attending the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Region 3 Festival with a number of her students and fellow faculty members. She sent the following update of “UMF’s great involvement” at the event. She notes that “in addition to the […]

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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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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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