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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: Ali Shapiro on Inclusive Teaching

December 17, 2019 • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Cool Classes & Assignments, Focus on Faculty

For many artists and designers, visual language comes more naturally than the written word. Luckily, Stamps students have Ali Shapiro to help them develop their ability to write clearly, confidently, and captivatingly in a variety of genres. Read More >

Mindfulness from Scratch: Washi-making with Master Papermakers Tomomi and Hisashi Kano

December 17, 2019 • Visiting Artist, Research & Leadership, Cool Classes & Assignments

From September 20-October 23, 2019, the Stamps School of Art & Design hosted master artists, master papermakers, and senseis Tomomi and Hisashi Kano. Organized by Professor Endi Poskovic and 2D Media Studio Coordinator Nicholas Dowgwillo, the Kanos worked… Read More >

The In-Between: Suffering, Comfort, and JuYeon Kim

September 17, 2019 • Visiting Artist, Cool Classes & Assignments, Faculty

Each academic year, the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design welcomes a new artist/designer to the school community through the Roman J. Witt Artist in Residence program. Designed to foster the creation of new work, residents of this competitive program… Read More >

“This is Michigan” Campaign Features Anne Mondro’s Memory, Aging & Expressive Arts

June 19, 2019 • Social Engagement, Cool Classes & Assignments, Faculty

Stamps Professor Anne Mondro's work with people living with memory loss is featured as part of U-M's This is Michigan campaign. Read More >

Student Spotlight: Josh Brown Responds to Flint Water Crisis via Video Game

June 7, 2019 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Undergraduate Student

For Josh Brown (BA ‘19), the Flint Water Crisis hit close to home. Growing up just 15-minutes away from Flint in Grand Blanc, Brown began his undergraduate education at U-M Flint before transfering to the Stamps School of Art & Design. Read More >

Stamps Finalists to Present at 2019 Biodesign Challenge Summit in NYC

May 28, 2019 • Research & Leadership, Cool Classes & Assignments, Undergraduate Student

The Stamps School’s project, Gnosis, demonstrates how biodesign can be used to help detect and destigmatize sexually transmitted infections. Read More >

The Heart of the Farm: What’s Next for Trumpey’s Campus Farm Eco-Building

May 21, 2019 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Making a Difference, Faculty

During the summer of 2018, Stamps Professor Joe Trumpey lead volunteers and twenty students from his Green Building course in the building of U-M’s only 100% solar powered, natural, straw-bale insulated building on the Ann Arbor campus. Located on the Campus… 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 >

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 >