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Sue Grady Remembered for Supporting UM-Flint Students

  • July 24th, 2014 By: UM-Flint News

Former Flint resident and friend of the University of Michigan-Flint, Sue Grady, passed away Monday, July 21. Mrs. Grady leaves a legacy of love for UM-Flint students as well as her hometown of Flint.

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Recent Stories

  1. New Technology Introduced at UM-Flint

    UM-Flint Information Technology Services (ITS) has recently launched some new technologies that will help the campus stay up-to-date.

    Wireless Updates: eduroam launched

    Secure, world-wide roaming access service, eduroam (education roaming) has been developed for use by the international research and education community. The University of Michigan-Flint is the fourth campus in Michigan to offer this service. By implementing eduroam, users will gain the ability to travel to any other participating campus and continue to utilize the wireless network using their campus login information.

    “We are moving to using eduroam. Personally owned machines should connect to Setup Your Wireless which will configure eduroam automatically for them and remove any old UM-Flint networks,” said Dana Woolcock, ITS Helpdesk coordinator. “Phones and tablets will need to pick eduroam out of the air. University owned machines are still using MWireless but we are working to send out an update to migrate those over as well, we are testing the update now.  In the meantime we can configure any university owned laptop to use eduroam if the user visits the Helpdesk.”

    Connection instructions for eduroam: http://go.umflint.edu/wireless.

    UM-Flint Student Mobile App is now available

    A UM-Flint mobile app is now available on Android and iOS devices. This app is intended to provide students with quick access to the Student Information System (SIS). Students will be able to view their class schedules, grades, the campus map, and more all from the newly created application.

    Lecture Capture added to more classrooms

    Mediated Classroom Services (MCS) has teamed up with the Office of Extended Learning (OEL) to offer a Mediasite Classroom Lecture Capture solution in these classrooms: French Hall 250, 431, 459, or 461; MSB 501 or 507; WSW 3202, 3153, 3146, or 3176. Mediasite Classroom Lecture Capture uses the classroom computer and webcam to easily record high-quality video, computer slideshow, and audio.

    Call MCS (237-6628) or OEL (237-6691) to learn more.

  2. Bob Barnett Appointed Dean of UM-Flint’s School of Education and Human Services

    The University of Michigan Board of Regents has approved Bob Barnett, Ph.D. as the dean of the School of Education and Human Services at the University of Michigan-Flint.

  3. Flint Mayor to Teach Political Science Course at UM-Flint

    A new, but very familiar face will soon be joining the political science department of UM-Flint’s College of Arts and Sciences. In the fall semester, Flint Mayor Dayne Walling will be the instructor for POL 324: Seminar in Applied Politics – Institutional & Leadership Practices.

  4. UM-Flint Gets Million-Dollar Grant to Help Veterans Enter Nursing Profession

    A new and unique University of Michigan-Flint nursing program aimed at bringing more military veterans into the nursing profession is being funded by a million-dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Nurse Education, Practice Quality and Retention Program over a period of three years.

Accolades

  1. University of Michigan-Flint Professor Selected as a Fulbright Scholar Will Teach in Austria

    UM-Flint Professor of Sociology Heather Laube’s American Studies Award entails a four-month fellowship for teaching at the University of Graz in Austria in 2015.

    She will bring her expertise on gender, higher education, and social movements as she teaches two graduate classes: one modeled after her Gender & Society course here and the other called Feminism, Gender, and Change in Academia. Laube is happy to be landing at an institution that is in the midst of change and focusing on the place of women in higher education—a topic central to Laube’s studies and interests.

    Although her expertise may lie in domestic issues, she says, “I am well-suited to teach courses that not only focus on the United States, but that also integrate a comparative perspective that will demonstrate the value of sharing knowledge… I have learned that examining differences among groups often allows us to see our similarities.” 

    Laube has started putting together her plan for classes, home, and family while in Austria, but admits she has “a lot more questions than answers right now.”  Her students will largely determine the shape of her teaching experience with the things they discuss, have experienced, and share within the class. As much as she is looking forward to teaching, Laube is equally excited to learn from her time in Austria, a perfect expression of the Fulbright’s aims to be a program of true exchange.

    The Fulbright Scholar Exchange program was first established in 1946 and is sponsored by the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Its aim is to create a worldwide exchange of scholars and students between institutions. Approximately 800 grants for teaching and/or research are awarded annually and are available in over 125 countries.

    To learn more about Professor Heather Laube, please visit http://www.umflint.edu/sac/faculty/laube. For information on Fulbright learning and teaching opportunities, visit http://www.cies.org.

  2. UM-Flint Chemistry Club Continues Winning Tradition

    The University of Michigan-Flint Chemistry Club has again received the highest student chapter recognition from the American Chemical Society (ACS).

  3. UM-Flint Congratulates Maize and Blue Recipients

    The Scholarships, Awards, and Special Events Committee and Provost Gerard Voland recently announced the graduates selected to receive the Maize and Blue Distinguished Scholar Award, the highest academic award bestowed upon the graduates of the University of Michigan-Flint

  4. Committed Faculty Help UM-Flint Chem Club Achieve National Recognition

    The University of Michigan-Flint Chemistry Club has received the highest student chapter recognition from the American Chemical Society (ACS).  This is the third time the club has been selected for an Outstanding award and the 10th ACS recognition since 2002.