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2021 Big Idea Award Winner: Phoebe Danaher

May 1, 2021 • Undergraduate Student

To pass as a gangster in most crime stories, Phoebe Danaher (BFA '21) says a man has to present himself as a fantastical archetype — hyper-masculine, without mercy, and above the law. But when this character is a trans man in the early 1900s, that archetype… Read More >

Destini T. Riley Receives Inaugural “Start Your Journey” Atharva Kharkar Memorial Award

May 1, 2021 • Undergraduate Student

An honorary member of the Stamps Class of 2021 (Stamps BA and Ross BBA), Atharva Kharkar was a beloved member of the Stamps School community. Read More >

Carol Jacobsen Retires from Stamps, Teaches at U-M Law School

May 1, 2021 • Faculty Stories, Faculty

For more than thirty years, award-winning social documentary artist and Stamps professor Carol Jacobsen has leveraged her power as an artist, feminist, and scholar to create political change. Read More >

Stamps Mural Honors Class of 2021

April 23, 2021 • Stamps Community

To honor the University of Michigan Class of 2021, 29 undergraduate students from the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design created a chalk paint mural on the street outside of the Rackham Graduate School (915 E. Washington Street), between Thayer Street and… Read More >

What’s on Your Plate? The 2021 MDes Thesis Talks

April 6, 2021 • Research & Leadership, Graduate Student, MDes

On the surface, there may not be a more universally relatable subject than food. After all, everyone eats. But the most basic questions about where our food comes from, how it gets to our dinner tables, and who makes decisions about that process quickly reveals… Read More >

Honoring the Stamps Class of 2021

March 23, 2021 • Stamps Community

The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design celebrates the Class of 2021 with Stamps Commencement Week, a series of virtual offerings and activities unfolding Monday, April 26-Saturday, May 1, 2021 at stampsgrads.org/classof2021. Read More >

Don’t be Dubed: Najwat Rehman on Designing a Better World

March 22, 2021 • Student Voices, Graduate Student, MDes

What has been the role of design in shaping the world as we know it? For Stamps Master of Design in Integrative Design candidate Najwat Rehman (MDes '21), this is a question that he's been deeply considering for several years now. Read More >

Stamps Students Animate for 59th Ann Arbor Film Festival

March 15, 2021 • Classes & Assignments, Undergraduate Student

During the Fall 2020 term, students in Professor Heidi Kumao’s Experimental Animation class created animations to promote the 59th Ann Arbor Film Festival (AAFF), the longest running avant-garde and experimental film festival in North America. The festival is… Read More >

Updated COVID-19 Policies

March 12, 2021 • Stamps Community

On March 12, University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel announced the university‚Äôs plans for the Fall 2021 semester. These plans were developed in close consultation with public health experts, faculty, staff, students at all levels, the local health… Read More >

Letter from the Dean on Fall 2021 Planning

March 12, 2021 • Stamps Community

Stamps Community, I am writing to follow up on President Schlissel’s announcement of the university’s plans for the Fall 2021 semester and impacts on planning currently underway here at Stamps. Read More >