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What’s on Your Plate? The 2021 MDes Thesis Talks

April 6, 2021 • Research & Leadership, Graduate Student, MDes

On the surface, there may not be a more universally relatable subject than food. After all, everyone eats. But the most basic questions about where our food comes from, how it gets to our dinner tables, and who makes decisions about that process quickly reveals… Read More >

Honoring the Stamps Class of 2021

March 23, 2021 • Stamps Community

The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design celebrates the Class of 2021 with Stamps Commencement Week, a series of virtual offerings and activities unfolding Monday, April 26-Saturday, May 1, 2021 at stampsgrads.org/classof2021. Read More >

Don’t be Dubed: Najwat Rehman on Designing a Better World

March 22, 2021 • Student Voices, Graduate Student, MDes

What has been the role of design in shaping the world as we know it? For Stamps Master of Design in Integrative Design candidate Najwat Rehman (MDes '21), this is a question that he's been deeply considering for several years now. Read More >

Stamps Students Animate for 59th Ann Arbor Film Festival

March 15, 2021 • Classes & Assignments, Undergraduate Student

During the Fall 2020 term, students in Professor Heidi Kumao’s Experimental Animation class created animations to promote the 59th Ann Arbor Film Festival (AAFF), the longest running avant-garde and experimental film festival in North America. The festival is… Read More >

Updated COVID-19 Policies

March 12, 2021 • Stamps Community

On March 12, University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel announced the university‚Äôs plans for the Fall 2021 semester. These plans were developed in close consultation with public health experts, faculty, staff, students at all levels, the local health… Read More >

Letter from the Dean on Fall 2021 Planning

March 12, 2021 • Stamps Community

Stamps Community, I am writing to follow up on President Schlissel’s announcement of the university’s plans for the Fall 2021 semester and impacts on planning currently underway here at Stamps. Read More >

Student Spotlight: 2021 Giving Blueday Scholarship Recipients

March 9, 2021 • Giving, Alumni

Giving Blueday is the University of Michigan’s annual day of “paying it forward” through philanthropy at all levels. At the Stamps School, we celebrate the day by gathering together to champion the next generation of artists and designers. Join us and support… Read More >

Networking During the Pandemic: Stamps Students + Virtual Artist Visits

February 23, 2021 • Visiting Artist, Classes & Assignments, Undergraduate Student

Instructors at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design are finding creative ways to help students connect with professional artists and designers from across the globe through virtual visits — often finding unexpected advantages to the modality in the… Read More >

Save the Date: Giving Blueday 3/10/2021

February 19, 2021 • Giving, Alumni

Celebrate the University of Michigan’s seventh annual Giving Blueday with the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design! Read More >

Creative Adaptations: Exhibiting During the Pandemic

February 9, 2021 • Social Engagement, Faculty Stories, Faculty

While many museums and galleries are finding new ways to connect artists and audiences virtually during the pandemic, we all miss the experience of seeing creative work in-person. Read More >