Fall 2006

In this issue of Impact

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Feature Story

Students, faculty, guests dedicate solar energy system

After about a year, the seven large solar panels on the roof of the Engineering Building have generated over 7,000 kilowatt hours of electricity, nearing the amount of energy required to run the computers in the Engineering PC lab. To celebrate the achievement, UDM held a dedication ceremony around the interactive, real-time display constructed to complement the project. Read

UDM leads a U.S. DOT University Transportation Center

UDM is the lead institution of the Michigan-Ohio University Transportation Center (MIOH UTC), a coalition of five regional universities funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation to address issues of a nation on the move in a global economy. Read

Entrepreneurship program begins

IDEAS (Interdisciplinary Design, Entrepreneurship and Service), the cornerstone course of UDM's entrepreneurship program, is taught by faculty from four disciplines. The goal of the program is to instill an entrepreneurial mindset and competencies aimed at making a difference in the workplace and in society. Read

Innovation expert focuses on auto industry

At the UDM-hosted Ford Innovation Symposium, innovation expert Larry Keeley spoke on "How Detroit and the Auto Industry Can Innovate Themselves to Prosperous Futures." Read

New research program to create more reliable vehicles

The U.S. Army Tank and Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) is funding research using UDM's engineering expertise to help develop the next generation of military vehicles. Read

College news

Engineering and Science events and faculty and student achievements. Read

Dean's letter

A letter to alumni and friends from Dean of the College of Engineering and Science Leo E. Hanifin. Read

Stay Connected

Giving to UDM

Please include UDM in your year-end philanthropy plans.  The tax laws intentionally encourage charitable giving. Because of the income tax charitable deduction, individuals who make their gifts by December 31 and itemize can significantly reduce their income taxes for 2006.

Also, check with your financial advisor about new opportunities and tax benefits of transferring distributions directly from your IRA to make a contribution to UDM.  See the UDM giving site.

Special Events

UDM Audio

Listen to special UDM presentations via UDMcasts. Recent recordings include innovation expert Larry Keeley and the Superior General of the Society of Jesus, The Very Reverend Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, S.J.

NCA Visit

UDM will undergo its 10-year institutional accreditation visit by the North Central Association (NCA), Jan. 29 - 31, 2007.  Find out more.

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