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Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion

Stamps School Launches Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fund

October 26, 2020 • Giving, Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Alumni

The Stamps School of Art & Design strives to foster a climate of inclusivity, build and support a diverse population at the school, and further racial justice in society at large through art and design. We invite the broader school community, alumni, and… 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 >

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 >

Stamps Gallery Receives $80K in Andy Warhol Foundation Support

January 16, 2020 • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts recently announced that Stamps Gallery in downtown Ann Arbor will be the recipient of an $80K grant to support public exhibitions, public programs, and publications dedicated to exploring inclusive, equitable… 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 >

Disney Animator Floyd Norman Visits Campus

October 25, 2018 • Visiting Artist, Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Undergraduate Student

On Friday, October 12, 2018, Disney animator Floyd Norman was on site in UMMA's Helmut Stern Auditorium for a Q&A following a screening of the documentary Floyd Norman: An Animated Life, presented in partnership by the Stamps School of Art & Design and UMMA. Read More >

Creative Career Development: Stamps Students in Los Angeles

May 15, 2018 • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

In March 2018, undergraduates from the Stamps School of Art & Design teamed up with students from Tennessee State University to spend five days immersed in professional development opportunities in Los Angeles. Read More >

Witt Visiting Artist Tunde Wey Discusses Equity, Race, and Privilege through Food

April 12, 2018 • Visiting Artist, Social Engagement, Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion

In late April 2018, the Stamps School of Art & Design will host Witt Visiting Artist Tunde Wey. Read More >

Being Well and Staying Well: Stamps Design Charrette Focus on Geriatric Care

December 5, 2017 • Social Engagement, Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Making a Difference

Holding up a brightly colored plastic pill box, Grace Jenq called out its flawed design as she addressed a recent charrette hosted by the Stamps School of Art & Design focused on better serving geriatric populations. Read More >