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Faculty Spotlight: Irina Aristarkhova on Hospitality, Feminism, and Contemporary Art

June 24, 2020 • Research & Leadership, Focus on Faculty, Faculty

In June 2020, Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design professor Irina Aristarkhova published her most recent book, Arrested Welcome: Hospitality in Contemporary Art (University of Minnesota Press). Read More >

Louis Marinaro Retires

May 13, 2020 • Focus on Faculty, Faculty

With a 39-year teaching career at the Stamps School that began in 1981 with a visiting professorship, Lou Marinaro has been a guiding presence in the sculpture studio. Read More >

Beth Hay Retires

May 13, 2020 • Focus on Faculty, Alumni, Faculty

Since starting as an instructor at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design in 1988, Lecturer II and Stamps alumna Beth Hay (BFA ‘82) has been known for her commitment to students, her strides towards equity, and her ability to help people create their best… Read More >

Omar Sosa-Tzec on Delight, Design, and “The Good Life”

February 25, 2020 • Research & Leadership, Focus on Faculty, Faculty

Fresh on the heels of completing a Ph.D. in Informatics (Human-Computer Interaction Design) from Indiana University, Assistant Professor Omar Sosa-Tzec joined the Stamps School faculty in Fall 2017. A designer and researcher, Sosa-Tzec believes that product… Read More >

Jim Cogswell’s “Plunder” Offers Reflections on Art, Archeology

February 25, 2020 • Focus on Faculty, Faculty

Jim Cogswell, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, will be featured in Creative (un)makings: disruptions in art/archaeology, a series of three installations at the Museum of Contemporary Sculpture in Santo Tirso, Portugal,… 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 >

John Marshall Wins DIA Plaza/Midtown Cultural Connections International Design Competition

June 10, 2019 • Research & Leadership, Focus on Faculty, Faculty

Stamps Associate Professor and Founding Director of the MDes Integrative Design Program John Marshall Ph.D. is part of Detroit Square (DSQ), the team that proposed the winning design for the 2019 DIA Plaza/Midtown Cultural Connections international design competition. Read More >

Bruce and Stephanie Tharp Book Launch

May 3, 2019 • Research & Leadership, Focus on Faculty, Faculty

On Tuesday, March 26, approximately 50 people gathered in the Ford Presidential Library on the University of Michigan Campus to learn more about the topic of discursive design with Stamps professors Bruce and Stephanie Tharp. 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 >

Stamps School at 2019 College Art Association Conference

February 4, 2019 • Research & Leadership, Focus on Faculty, Faculty

This February 12-16, the Stamps School of Art & Design joins over 2000 creative practitioners and educators from across the nation for the College Art Association’s 107th annual conference in New York City. Read More >