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Rebekah Modrak, Jamie Vander Broek, and Aaron Ahuvia Receive MCubed Funding

October 6, 2016

An interdisciplinary team of faculty and staff including Rebekah Modrak, Jamie Vander Broek, and Aaron Ahuvia, have received $60,000 in support from the University of Michigan’s MCubed program, a two-year seed-funding program.

Their project, “Humility in the Age of Commerce”, will explore the virtue of humility, with focus on how we live as consumers. The project will include a colloquium that gathers a diverse group of scholars and practitioners to discuss the value and costs of humility in their practices, and will culminate in a multi-disciplinary publication on how humility is exemplified through divergent practices.

Modrak, Associate Professor at Stamps, Vander Broek, U-M Librarian for Art & Design, and Ahuvia, Professor of Marketing at the U-M Dearborn College of Business, are supported by a fourth collaborator, Sarah Buss, Professor in the Department of Philosophy. Sarah Posner, Stamps BFA student, and Maggie Johnson, BA Museum Studies, are research assistants for the project.

Rebekah Modrak, Jamie Vander Broek, and Aaron Ahuvia Receive MCubed Funding

L-R: Jamie Vander Broek, Rebekah Modrak, Aaron Ahuvia