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Rx for Reading

October 7, 2016 • Making a Difference, Faculty, Graduate Student

This summer, Stamps Associate Professor Rebekah Modrak worked with the Director of RX for Reading, University of Detroit Mercy Professor Mary Catherine Harrison, to invite a group of local artists/designers to design and paint the roofs of ten little free libraries. Read More >

Making the Future: A Brightmoor Maker Space Project

August 12, 2016 • Making a Difference, Faculty, Undergraduate Student

This summer, the Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan and Detroit Community Schools (DCS) collaborated to present two sessions of Making The Future, a free six-week summer camp experience for approximately 35 middle and 13 high school… Read More >

Making a Difference & A Dollar: Undergraduate Entrepreneurs at the Stamps School

June 3, 2016 • Making a Difference, Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

As Keefer Edwards (BFA '19) sees it, “Stamps is the perfect place for an entrepreneur in the art and design field.” Read More >

DeVanté Coleman: Social Impact Challenge

February 9, 2016 • Making a Difference, Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

The U-M Center for Social Impact's annual Social Impact Challenge brings undergraduate students from a wide variety of disciplines together to strategically address a real-life challenge currently facing a Detroit-based organization. Read More >

MDes Design Charette

February 2, 2016 • Making a Difference, Graduate Student, MDes

In September 2015, the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan launched the first year of their new MDes in Integrative Design program. Led by Associate Professor John Marshall, the two-year MDes program pairs a close-knit team of… Read More >

A Day at Groundhog Park

January 25, 2016 • Social Engagement, Cool Classes & Assignments, Making a Difference

It was unseasonably warm on Friday, December 11, 2015, as if Mother Nature herself were rooting for professor Joe Trumpey's Design/Build class to complete the build-out of a park in Detroit's Brightmoor neighborhood. 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 >

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 >

Brightmoor Maker Space

June 19, 2015 • Making a Difference, Alumni, Faculty

What if we could teach 200 kids how to design and build furniture? Or build solar-powered lamps to make neighborhood streets safer? Or start a t-shirt-making business, using handmade screen prints? What if people in the Brightmoor neighborhood — kids,… Read More >

U-M Professors Celebrate 20th Anniversary of the Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners

March 20, 2015 • Making a Difference, Faculty

For the past 20 years, U-M professors Janie Paul (Stamps School of Art & Design) and Buzz Alexander (LSA) have traveled to more than 30 prisons across the state to collect art for the Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners. From 442 visitors in 1996,… Read More >