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“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 >

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 >

The Heart of the Story: Narrative Forms at Stamps

January 9, 2019 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Undergraduate Student

During the Fall 2018 semester, professors Heidi Kumao and Holly Hughes co-taught Narrative Forms, a Stamps School of Art and Design course dedicated to fostering an informed exploration of visual storytelling. Read More >

Social Spaces Takes Root with Growing Hope

December 12, 2018 • Social Engagement, Cool Classes & Assignments, Making a Difference

Taught by Anne Mondro and Marianetta Porter, Social Spaces is a 200-level course aimed at teaching Stamps Students “best practices” in social engagement. Read More >

An Irresistible Civic Duty: Voting is Sexy 2018

December 11, 2018 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Making a Difference, Undergraduate Student

Last winter, Stamps professor Stephanie Rowden came across a statistic about voter participation in the 2014 midterm election that took her by surprise — just 14% of eligible U-M voters participated. "I was stunned by the gap between my sense of how much… Read More >