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Executive, diplomat to be commencement speakers

John Kaplan, former executive vice president of Ford Motor Land Services Corporation and former vice president of finance at Ford Europe, and John Tennant, Canadian consul general in Detroit, will give speeches on Sunday, May 5 during the University of Michigan-Dearborn's commencement ceremonies. Full Story...



Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village President Steven K. Hamp will receive honorary doctorate from the University of Michigan in ceremony at UM-Dearborn on May 5.

Steven K. Hamp, president of Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village, will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree from the University of Michigan. The honorary degree will be presented to Hamp at a commencement ceremony at the University of Michigan-Dearborn on May 5. Full Story...



Aviation expert John Kasarda to speak at UM-Dearborn

John Kasarda, director of the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise and professor of information technology and e-commerce at the University of North Carolina, will present "Aerotropolis: Airport-Driven Economic Development" at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 at the Environmental Interpretive Center on the campus of the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Full Story...



Physicians may help cure the sick by paying attention to the 'meaning' of treatment

Some sick people get well when they are told their medicine is good for them. Is this the "placebo effect"? Not according to a medical anthropologist at the University of Michigan-Dearborn and a colleague affiliated with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Maryland. Full Story...



UM-Dearborn acquires collection of more than 3,500 children's books from Grand Rapids library to enhance preparation for elementary teachers

The University of Michigan-Dearborn has acquired a collection of more than 3,500 children's books, several of them dating back to the mid-1800s. The collection, which includes many books that were particularly important in the development of children's literature, will be used by students who are preparing to become teachers, as well as by faculty members and scholars from other institutions. Full Story...





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