March 30, 2020

Faculty/Staff Spotlights

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. February 17, 2020 Samya Nasr, director of the Cystic Fibrosis Center and a professor of pediatrics
    “Over time, we will have a global reach that will touch more lives than we will ever be able to count.”

    Samya Nasr, director of the Cystic Fibrosis Center and a professor of pediatrics who is leading a team of volunteer staff and physicians dedicated to improving CF care around the world

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  7. February 10, 2020 Jenna Long is an academic adviser with the School of Nursing
    “I’m just that crazy motivated, aspirational person who has to learn how to say no sometimes but would rather say yes.”

    Jenna Long, academic adviser in the School of Nursing who’s involved with the Advising Council at U-M and the Office of New Student Programs Mentorship Program

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  8. February 3, 2020 Maria Cotera, associate professor of American Culture and of women's studies
    “I want students to know that they need to make history that is alive and to change the now, not just to record the past.”

    Maria Cotera, associate professor of American Culture and of women’s studies

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  9. January 27, 2020 Yojairo Lomeli, lecturer II in architecture and urban planning
    “Teaching undergraduates is a lot more fun because they come in with a really diverse set of ideas and makes it seem like there are more things possible.”

    Yojairo Lomeli, lecturer II in architecture and urban planning

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  10. January 20, 2020
    “An unexpected highlight of the day was hanging out with contestants. It’s a great group of fellow nerds.”

    — Lisa Murray, UMS associate director of development, foundation and government relations, and “Jeopardy!” contestant

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