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A Living Learning Lab For Equity: Keesa V. Johnson (MDes ‘21) and the Campus Farm

July 13, 2020 • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Student Voices, Graduate Student

“’Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it.’ Those are the words of Frantz Fanon," says Keesa V. Johnson (MDes '21). "And I'm not going to betray anything.” Read More >

Stamps Students Compete in 2020 BioDesign Challenge Summit

July 13, 2020 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Undergraduate Student

From June 15-19, 2020, a team of students from the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design competed as finalists in the Biodesign Challenge (BDC) Summit, a student competition that invites collaboration between biologists, artists, and designers to envision,… Read More >

Faculty Spotlight: Irina Aristarkhova on Hospitality, Feminism, and Contemporary Art

June 24, 2020 • Research & Leadership, Focus on Faculty, Faculty

In June 2020, Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design professor Irina Aristarkhova published her most recent book, Arrested Welcome: Hospitality in Contemporary Art (University of Minnesota Press). Read More >

Joann McDaniel, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs, Retires

June 24, 2020 • Alumni, Faculty, Graduate Student

For over 15 years, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs Joann McDaniel has dedicated herself to ensuring that Stamps students have had the resources and support they need to make the most of their U-M experience and prepare for their post-college lives. Read More >

Back to School: Fall 2020 Campus Info

June 22, 2020 • Faculty, Graduate Student, Undergraduate Student

The Stamps School of Art & Design is excited to welcome students to our classrooms and our studios in the fall 2020 term, in alignment with U-M President Mark Schlissel’s public health-informed return to campus. Read More >

2021 Roman J. Witt Artist in Residence: Tracey Snelling

June 15, 2020 • Visiting Artist, Faculty, Graduate Student

The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design and the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Michigan are pleased to announce the 2021 Roman J. Witt Artist in Residence: Tracey Snelling. Read More >

In Memory of Bill Lewis (1918-2020)

June 11, 2020 • Alumni, Faculty

Born in Detroit, raised in Lansing and Grand Rapids, Lewis was a University of Michigan alum (BDes ‘48) and a veteran of the U.S. Navy (1941-1945). Read More >

Stamps Statement of Support for Chinese Students, Researchers, and Faculty

June 8, 2020 • Research & Leadership, Faculty, Graduate Student

On Friday, May 29, 2020, President Trump signed a proclamation into effect that restricts entry to the United States for many Chinese researchers, effective June 1, 2020. Read More >

A Message from the Dean

June 2, 2020 • Social Engagement, Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Undergraduate Student

At times such as these, leaders often share words of encouragement, remind all of us of our shared values, and cite tangible ways we can make a difference. Read More >

COVID-19 Relief: Stamps Student Emergency Fund

May 26, 2020 • Giving, Making a Difference, Graduate Student

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the Stamps community together to face new challenges, address unprecedented complexities, and find new ways to support one another during this difficult time. Read More >