August 14, 2020

Faculty/Staff Spotlights

  1. August 10, 2020 Delaney Andrews
    “You want to look as much as the character in the movie as possible, because kids will know.”

    Delaney Andrews, the annual giving and stewardship officer for the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

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  2. July 20, 2020 Kristin Seefeldt
    “It’s a fun sport that is challenging, but also graceful, and it’s a great way to meet a lot of new people.”

    Kristin Seefeldt, associate director for educational programs at Poverty Solutions at U-M and an associate professor of social work and public policy

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  3. June 29, 2020 Halil Bisgin
    “I used the Great Lakes supercomputer at U-M Ann Arbor to train my model because this is a very computationally demanding process.”

    Halil Bisgin, assistant professor of computer science in UM-Flint’s College of Arts & Sciences

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  4. June 6, 2020 Carol Bardenstein
    “I feel steady and energized. To my surprise, in fact, I have found teaching online and during the pandemic to be one of the most moving and rewarding teaching experiences of my life.”

    Carol Bardenstein, associate professor of Arabic literature and culture

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  5. May 26, 2020 Sally Oey
    “It’s really a fundamental change to the environment. It’s a complete change to the ecosystem. It’s saying that the nighttime ecosystem will soon no longer exist.”

    Sally Oey, professor of astronomy and founder of Michigan Dark Skies

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  6. March 30, 2020 Nilay Chakraborty
    “As an engineer, I have great respect for nature — there really is no better designer. Living things are extremely complex organic machines that got optimized in such a beautiful way over a long period of time.”

    Nilay Chakraborty, associate professor of mechanical engineering at UM-Dearborn

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  7. March 23, 2020 Gina Brandolino, a lecturer IV in the Sweetland Center for Writing and the Department of English, LSA
    “(Horror is) an intensely personal genre. That’s another thing I like about it. It really depends on what gets inside you and freaks you out as a person.”

    Gina Brandolino, a lecturer IV in the Sweetland Center for Writing and the Department of English, LSA

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  8. March 16, 2020 Kristin Heinrich
    “It’s definitely made me even more compassionate because I recognize what my love and care has done for this dog. And knowing that a new family gets to have this amazing dog.”

    Kristin Heinrich, a transfer recruiting coordinator for LSA

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  9. March 9, 2020 Jamie Vander Broek, an art librarian at U-M
    “I was surprised to realize how much I liked helping people find things and helping people understand how to use the things they found online.”

    Jamie Vander Broek, an art librarian at the Art, Architecture & Engineering Library

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  10. February 24, 2020 Theo Chalogianis, the first lead police officer embedded in the Michigan Medicine community, a longtime drummer and practicer of Aikido
    “The love of music will always be in my blood, but there was a deeper meaning of spreading positive energy to others.”

    — Theo Chalogianis, the first lead police officer embedded in the Michigan Medicine community, a longtime drummer and aikido practitioner

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