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Caring by Design: Stamps MDes in Integrative Design Thesis Projects

June 27, 2017 • Making a Difference, Graduate Student, MDes

If you've ever spent time in a hospital, you can probably relate to this scenario: your procedure is done, you're rested, and it's time to go home. Or is it? And what still needs to happen first? Read More >

History as Legacy: Jan Boynton & The Bicentennial Opportunity Matching Initiative

June 23, 2017 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni

Jan Boynton (BFA '70) is an incredibly active member of the Stamps community, supporting the school since the 1980s, including substantial support of Stamps faculty work through the Bryan Rogers Edge Award. Read More >

Memory, Aging & Expressive Arts

June 16, 2017 • Focus on Faculty, Faculty

According to the Alzheimer’s Association’s Facts and Figures for 2017, the United States is currently home to 5.5M individuals with Alzheimer’s dementia — a term used to describe those in the dementia stage of the continuum. This number is expected to… Read More >

Sophia Brueckner on Tech, Humanities, and Futures

June 12, 2017 • Focus on Faculty, Faculty

In February 2017, Stamps Assistant Professor Sophia Brueckner was one of eight featured speakers at TEDxUofM 2017: Dreamers and Disrupters. Read More >

The 1983 School of Art Protests: How A Visual Community Fights Back

June 5, 2017 • Making a Difference, Alumni, Faculty

“Budget cuts to the arts, protests in the streets.” While this could be a headline ripped from 2017, it also describes a moment in the Stamps School history when the university’s Budget Priorities Committee proposed to cut the school’s budget by 25%. It took… Read More >

Designing for Change: Bike Advocacy Branding

June 2, 2017 •

American designer and architect Louis Kahn (1901-1974) once stated: “Design is not making beauty; beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, love.” Read More >

Student Spotlight: Elise Haadsma (BFA ’17)

May 24, 2017 • Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

Inspired by her mother’s immigration story, the diversity found in her school community, and the complexities of having homes in multiple places, Stamps School of Art & Design Senior Elise Haadsma (BFA ’17) created a short animated film for her final… Read More >

Witt Artist in Residence: Zafos Xagoraris

May 15, 2017 • Other Stories, Faculty, Graduate Student

The Stamps School is proud to announce our 2017-18 Roman J. Witt Artist in Residence: Zafos Xagoraris. Read More >

Visualizing Science: Pinar Yoldas’ Silent Spring

May 10, 2017 • Making a Difference, Faculty, Undergraduate Student

During the March for Science rallies in Washington DC and around the nation in April 2017, conversations swirled around the need for scientists and communicators to align to create accessible stories about scientific progress for the general public. The Stamps… Read More >

Design@Michigan Convening

May 2, 2017 • Focus on Faculty, Faculty

On Friday, April 21 2017, Guna Nadarajan, Dean of the Stamps School of Art & Design, brought together over 60 faculty members, deans, and leadership from across the University of Michigan campus to discuss and enhance the University’s capacities in design in an… Read More >