• UM-Flint examines ways to serve the development needs of children

    The University of Michigan-Flint will join with other community agencies to explore better ways to promote the healthy development of infants throughout Genesee County.


    On Thursday, February 25, members of the Genesee County Training Collaborative will spend the morning in the UM-Flint Michigan Rooms in University Center learning how a focus on attachment and social/emotional health can benefit a young child as they grow older, and interact within multiple environments and social situations.

     
  • UM-Flint Chamber Singers Pentagon Trip Rescheduled

    Washington D.C. residents will have two special events to look forward to in March. At about the same time the cherry blossoms begin to bloom, the University of Michigan-Flint Chamber Singers will be performing at the Pentagon on March 25.

    The snowstorms that hit the East Coast in early February led to the cancellation of the Chamber Singers invitation to participate in a special Black History Month observance at the Pentagon.

     
  • University of Michigan-Flint Names New Provost

    Gerard Voland, Ph.D., has accepted the position of provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, pending approval by the University of Michigan Board of Regents. He will also hold the title of professor of engineering within the College of Arts and Sciences. He will assume his duties on July 1, 2010.

     
  • World Fest at UM-Flint

    The University of Michigan-Flint will be hosting nearly 500 elementary students who will participate in a program to promote cultural awareness at an early age. WORLD FEST helps students develop a better understanding of global interdependence and their role in the economy.

    The WORLD FEST program is a four month project that begins with an international education teacher workshop for grades 4-7 in November, and culminates with WORLD FEST 2010 to be held on March 9th.

     
  • UM-Flint Chamber Singers Pentagon Trip Cancelled

    The snowstorms that hit the East Coast led to the cancellation of the University of Michigan-Flint Chamber Singers invitation to participate in a special Black History Month observance at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
    The 20 member group was to perform at a February 11 ceremony at which the three living members of the “Triple Nickel” 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion were to be honored.

     
  • UM-Flint to Offer Special Help to Unemployed or Underemployed

    The University of Michigan-Flint is hosting a special, day-long event to help folks in need of getting their career back on track. “I’m Laid Off, NOW WHAT?” is a program that will present a rare opportunity to meet with career experts for FREE to learn the most effective career planning, and job search techniques. It will be held Wednesday, March 3, from, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 111, French Hall.

     
  • Prestigious Campus Compact Award to UM-Flint Faculty Member

    Shandowyn L. Parker, Ph.D., associate professor of health education at the University of Michigan-Flint, will be honored with a Michigan Campus Compact (MCC )Faculty/Staff Community Service-Learning Award. The presentation will be made at the 14th annual Institute: Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, on Tuesday, February 9. This prestigious annual award is the highest MCC bestows on faculty and staff in the state of Michigan.

     
  • UM-Flint Student Nurses Reach Donation Limit

    University of Michigan-Flint student nurses were recently told that the clinics and hospitals where they will be volunteering in the Dominican Republic are filled with Haitian earthquake victims. Because of the great need, the students asked for donations for orthopedic items. The donations poured in.

    “We cannot carry or wear anything else to the Dominican Republic,” said Professor Maureen Tippen after spending this past Sunday (Jan.31) packing for their upcoming trip.

     
  • University of Michigan-Flint 43rd Annual Math Field Day

    The University of Michigan-Flint Department of Mathematics will hold its 43rd annual Math Field Day on Tuesday, March 02, 2010. The math competition event brings together teams of five students from high schools throughout lower Michigan.