"I've met students from all over, who give me a different perspective on what's going on in their countries than I see on the news or in social media."
Dave Camp, Mary Markley Residence Hall custodian and part-time greenhouse worker.
"I have the Al Kaline rookie baseball card. And that's how I got interested in fraud detection. Once I found out it was doable, I kept doing it."
Brian Green, Czarnecki Collegiate Chair and Professor of Accountancy at UM-Dearborn, explaining how the outcome of a friendly wager shaped his career.
"I believe that you can learn something from every single person on this earth."
Sheri Circele, student administrative assistant associate in the Department of Psychology, and co-founder of the Bountiful Harvest Food Pantry.
"The arts are essentially collaborative. Whether you're writing a poem or making a movie, the creative process is essentially the same, even if the tools are different."
Andy Kirshner, associate professor in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance and the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, and producer-director of the film "Liberty's Secret: The 100% All-American Musical."
"In Indian philosophy, after age 50, it’s important to be giving back to your family, friends and society, and those who are deserving. And how do you give back to them? You have to get involved. This is a sustainable approach."
Sudhakar Reddy, sustainability coordinator at the Office of Campus Sustainability and founder of the Indo-American Eye Care Organization.
"The most valuable thing is seeing people come to understand the different perspectives and the challenges that we all have, and the ways that every single one of us is impacted by racism. It harms everyone."
Darlene Nichols, foundations and grants librarian at the University Library, and a facilitator of the dialogue series "RACE: Race and Conciliation Encounters"
"It's like wine — wherever the grapes are grown, how they're grown, how they're prepared, (cacao beans) acquire different flavors."
Julia Weinert, center manager of the Detroit Urban Research Center and part-time chocolatier.
"It's not enough just to say that people need to eat better and exercise more to be happier and healthier. It's often said that if public health is working, you don't see it or know that it exists."
Natalie Sampson, assistant professor of health and human services at UM-Dearbornand chair of the public health work group in the Detroit Climate Action Collaborative.
"Even a freezing day feels a little bit better when you're wearing a hand-knit sweater."
Liz Stover Rosenthal, associate programming manager at the University Musical Society and knitting enthusiast
"Knowing how energy is used in an environment allows you to make better decisions about what to invest in."
Prabal Dutta, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, whose work with small-scale technology earned him a spot on Popular Science's 2014 Brilliant Ten list.