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Taylor Houlihan Recreates 3.2 Million-Year-Old Skeleton

May 6, 2019 • Research & Leadership, Alumni, Undergraduate Student

The U-M Museum of Natural History reopened to the public on Sunday, April 14, 2019. Originally housed in the A.G. Ruthven Museums building from 1928 until January 2018, the museum now occupies the brand new Biological Sciences Building at 1105 N. University Avenue. Read More >

Guna Nadarajan at National Academies’ Convocation

May 3, 2019 • Research & Leadership, Faculty

Led by Stamps School Dean Guna Nadarajan, a panel explored the benefits of integrating the arts and design in STEM education to a crowd of 300 at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) in Washington, DC. Read More >

Bruce and Stephanie Tharp Book Launch

May 3, 2019 • Research & Leadership, Focus on Faculty, Faculty

On Tuesday, March 26, approximately 50 people gathered in the Ford Presidential Library on the University of Michigan Campus to learn more about the topic of discursive design with Stamps professors Bruce and Stephanie Tharp. Read More >

Healthy Kids Through Active Tech: The 2019 Integrated Product Development Trade Show

April 26, 2019 • Research & Leadership, Cool Classes & Assignments, Focus on Faculty

For many working families with active children, it's not hard to imagine a scenario like this: mom or dad is stuck in traffic, their child waiting to be picked up from school or one of many extra-curricular activities. Read More >

Student Spotlight: Maddi Lelli + Michigan Medicine

April 15, 2019 • Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

During the Fall 2018 semester, Maddi Lelli (BFA ‘19) partnered with members of the Perioperative Care Unit at Michigan Medicine for an independent study to address wayfinding within the U-M Hospital. Read More >

Expressions of Gratitude: Penny W. Stamps (1944-2018)

April 8, 2019 • Giving, Making a Difference, Alumni

In December of 2018, our school’s namesake and friend, Penny W. Stamps, passed away after a battle with cancer. A proud University of Michigan alumna (BS.Des. ’66), arts advocate, animal lover, philanthropist, and leader, Penny’s legacy lives on in the research… Read More >

Finding the Perfect Fit: Stamps Undergrads Win DKNY Shoe Design Competition

March 19, 2019 • Advice for Emerging Artists, Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

In April 2019, the design team at DKNY will be flying out two Stamps School of Art & Design undergraduates for a review of the student’s shoe prototypes. Read More >

Reality Re-envisioned: Tamiko Thiel Visits Stamps

February 21, 2019 •

In early February, 2019, the Stamps School hosted Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality artist Tamiko Thiel for a campus visit to give a public talk and demo her VR artwork, Land of Cloud, at the Duderstadt Center. Read More >

Change by Design: The Birds of Ann Arbor

February 12, 2019 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Undergraduate Student

During the 2018-2019 academic year, students in Stamps Professor Nick Tobier’s Change by Design (ART 314) course addressed the new arrival of Bird scooters to Ann Arbor. Read More >

Shoe Design at Stamps

February 12, 2019 • Visiting Artist, Advice for Emerging Artists, Cool Classes & Assignments

In January 2019, Shane Ward (BFA ‘96), Creative Director of Footwear at DKNY and GHBASS (G-III Apparel Group), led a shoe-design workshop for Stamps students. Read More >