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Michael Rodemer Retires

September 17, 2020 • Focus on Faculty, Faculty

Since 1996, interdisciplinary artist and professor Michael Rodemer has broadened the imaginations and skills of Stamps students through kinetic and interactive sculpture. Read More >

Faculty Spotlight: Sun Young Park

August 26, 2020 • Research & Leadership, Focus on Faculty, Faculty

Sun Young Park, assistant professor at the Stamps School for Art & Design and the School of Information at the University of Michigan, is motivated by this driving question: “How can human-computer interaction (HCI) improve our quality of life?” Read More >

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 >