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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 >

Stamps Statement of Support for Chinese Students, Researchers, and Faculty

June 8, 2020 • Research & Leadership, Faculty, Graduate Student

On Friday, May 29, 2020, President Trump signed a proclamation into effect that restricts entry to the United States for many Chinese researchers, effective June 1, 2020. Read More >

Makers Respond: Jane Prophet and Rebekah Modrak Launch Artists and Allies

April 21, 2020 • Research & Leadership, Social Engagement, Faculty

While a lot has changed at the University of Michigan this spring in response to COVID-19, our individual faculty’s commitment to justice, equity, and access remains firmly intact. Read More >

Makers Respond: Allen Samuels, Mark Krecic, and Ken Kalchik Team Up to Prototype Face Shield Design

April 21, 2020 • Research & Leadership, Faculty

The University of Michigan is working tirelessly to help secure the health and safety of our community in response to COVID-19. Members of the Stamps School of Art & Design community are also putting their materials and design expertise to address the pandmeic. Read More >

Class of 2020 Spotlight: Ashley Moon (MDes ‘20)

March 15, 2020 • Research & Leadership, Social Engagement, Graduate Student

In order to have a government that one day works for everyone, Ashley Moon (MDes '20) believes more people have to see the value in getting involved in it. For her thesis project, Moon (MDes '20), set out to use design principles to promote civic engagement… Read More >

Class of 2020 Spotlight: Jennifer Low (MDes ‘20)

March 15, 2020 • Research & Leadership, Social Engagement, Graduate Student

When we think about gentrification and the issues that surround it, Jennifer Low (MDes '20) says we often assume they are inevitable, uncontrollable forces. But this is rarely the case. Read More >

Class of 2020 Spotlight: Megan Freund (MDes ‘20)

March 15, 2020 • Research & Leadership, Social Engagement

Many high school history teachers in Metro Detroit support the idea of incorporating more social justice lessons in the classroom, but they're still not doing it themselves. Read More >

Class of 2020 Spotlight: Colleen Clark (MDes ‘20)

March 15, 2020 • Research & Leadership, Social Engagement, Graduate Student

Nearly half of all new K-12 teachers leave the profession within the first five years, and Colleen Clark (MDes '20) says it's not always for the obvious reason. Read More >

Class of 2020 Spotlight: Gowri Balasubramaniam (MDes ‘20)

March 15, 2020 • Research & Leadership, Social Engagement, Graduate Student

For her thesis research, Gowri Balasubramaniam worked with the Equitable Futures project to teach critical and speculative design methods to Detroit-area high school freshmen as a way to help connect their history lessons to the present and imagine their own futures. Read More >