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Photo: Breaking new ground

U-M-Dearborn, state and government officials gathered June 6 for the ceremonial groundbreaking of a new addition to the campus' College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS). The 46,000-square foot building will house U-M-Dearborn's Institute for Advanced Vehicle Systems, dedicated laboratories and engineering classrooms. From left: CECS Dean Subrata Sengupta; State Rep. John Stewart, R-Plymouth; Gary Pollard, representing State Sen. Irma Clark-Coleman, D-Detroit; U.S. Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich.; David Hollister, director of the Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth, representing Gov. Jennifer Granholm; U-M-Dearborn Chancellor Daniel Little; Richard McClelland, director of the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC); and Dennis Wend, executive director of the National Automotive Center at TARDEC. U-M-Dearborn faculty members are engaged in several research projects supported by TARDEC, and some of those projects will be housed in the new facility. (Photo by Tom Laundroche)

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