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Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion

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 >

2017-2018 Stamps DE&I Leadership Appointments

September 8, 2017 • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Faculty

In July 2017, Guna Nadarajan, Dean of the Stamps School of Art & Design appointed two Stamps faculty members to lead Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) strategy for the 2017-2018 academic year. Read More >

Identity Politics in Art & Design

August 2, 2017 • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Faculty

How can art and design not only help reveal various cultural biases but also help us move past them? Read More >

Student Spotlight: Elise Haadsma (BFA ’17)

May 24, 2017 • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

Inspired by her mother’s immigration story, the diversity found in her school community, and the complexities of having homes in multiple places, Stamps School of Art & Design Senior Elise Haadsma (BFA ’17) created a short animated film for her final… Read More >

Staff Spotlight: Brian Banks, Diversity and Inclusion Advisor

April 10, 2017 • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Alumni, Faculty

When Ypsilanti native and father of three Brian Banks sees a problem, he addresses it. During a recent visit to a Detroit high school to talk about career opportunities, Banks encountered something that he sees as a disturbing trend. “90% of the kids in the… Read More >

Skateboard Building in Brightmoor

February 2, 2017 • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Cool Classes & Assignments, Making a Difference

On a chilly Saturday in December, in the art room at Detroit Community High School (DCH), Jesse Wilson, New York Director of the Chill Foundation, led a free skateboard-building workshop. Read More >

Discovering the Spark in Creative Relationships

October 10, 2016 • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Advice for Emerging Artists, Making a Difference

Carolyn Rodgers (BFA 2016) describes the creative relationship that resulted from a unique design collaboration with a visually impaired high school student. Read More >