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Stamps School and SMTD in Oaxaca

July 8, 2016 • Research & Leadership, Focus on Faculty, Going Global: Stories from Abroad

In June 2016, Stamps School and School of Music, Theatre & Dance professor Holly Hughes traveled to Oaxaca - the heart of Mexico's Día de los Muertos traditions - with SMTD professor Anita Gonzalez and four U-M students: Mona McKinstry (Stamps BFA '16), Carolyn… Read More >

Faculty-Led International Experiences

June 14, 2016 • Going Global: Stories from Abroad, Faculty, Undergraduate Student

When artists and designers immerse themselves in the unfamiliarity of another culture, they gain new creative insights, develop global perspectives, and find deep inspiration that lasts a lifetime. Read More >

Enthusiasm Unknown to Mankind

June 1, 2016 • Focus on Faculty, Faculty

In 2015, David Turnley — Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and Stamps professor — was given unprecedented access to the U-M football team. His mission: to document every aspect of coach Jim Harbaugh's first season with the program. Read More >

Utopia Toolbox

May 26, 2016 • Research & Leadership, Focus on Faculty, Faculty

On April 25, 2016, the Stamps School celebrated the release of the US edition of Utopia Toolbox .1: An Incitement to Radical Creativity Read More >

Anne Mondro: Artist & Designer as Citizen

May 12, 2016 • Research & Leadership, Social Engagement, Cool Classes & Assignments

On a rainy Tuesday evening in February, a group of nineteen undergraduate Stamps students gather at the University of Michigan Hospital to tackle a human-centered design challenge: transforming an ordinary room into a comforting, peaceful Patient and Family… Read More >

Community as Classroom: Creativity in the Public Realm

April 15, 2016 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Focus on Faculty, Faculty

As an undergraduate at Alfred University, the last thing 18-year-old Rebekah Modrak was expecting to do on her first day of college was enter a wide-open field to create sculptural planes using only her body. Read More >

Designing for Diversity: Building Community at Stamps

January 8, 2016 • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Making a Difference, Faculty

The University of Michigan held an open Diversity Summit for the campus community on November 10, 2015. Read More >

Rube Goldberg Variations

January 8, 2016 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Faculty, Undergraduate Student

Ever hear of Rube Goldberg? Even if you haven't, you're probably familiar with his work. Read More >

The Wishing Fence

January 7, 2016 • Social Engagement, Cool Classes & Assignments, Faculty

On a damp, drizzly day in October, eighteen Stamps students pile onto a Detroit-bound bus for a journey that will change them in ways they have yet to imagine. Read More >

Resourced for Success: The Brightmoor Maker Space MEDC Check Presentation

November 16, 2015 • Making a Difference, Alumni, Faculty

On Monday, October 26, faculty and staff from the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan gathered with administration, staff, students, and alumni from the Detroit Community Schools at the site of the forthcoming Brightmoor Maker Space. Read More >