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Faculty Spotlight: Sun Young Park

August 26, 2020 • Research & Leadership, Focus on Faculty, Faculty

Sun Young Park, assistant professor at the Stamps School for Art & Design and the School of Information at the University of Michigan, is motivated by this driving question: “How can human-computer interaction (HCI) improve our quality of life?” Read More >

SparkVotes Initiative Clarifies and Celebrates the Voting Process

August 25, 2020 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Making a Difference, Undergraduate Student

In this year of uncertainty, at least one thing remains sure: students will need to navigate how to vote in November’s election. Read More >

Back to School: Fall 2020 Campus Info

August 11, 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 >

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 >

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 >