Faculty/Staff Spotlights

  1. July 25, 2022 John Ellis

    “I feel like it’s important … that children feel that they own the space, it’s theirs and that they can be artists here.”

    — John Ellis, associate professor of piano and piano pedagogy in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, who helps administer two community engagement programs that teach piano to young people

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  2. June 20, 2022 Sam Baldwin, media designer for the Center for Academic Innovation, has filmed more than a thousand live sporting events around the Midwest

    “The hardest part is knowing what’s going to happen next and being ready for it, because if you’re not anticipating it, you’re going to miss it.”

    — Sam Baldwin, media designer for the Center for Academic Innovation, who has filmed more than a thousand live sporting events around the Midwest

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  3. June 6, 2022 Paulina Alberto, professor of history and Spanish in LSA, who focuses her research on the history of African people and Afro-descendants in Brazil and Argentina

    “Thinking about ideologies of race as narratives allows us to engage a variety of sources.”

    — Paulina Alberto, professor of history and Spanish in LSA, who focuses her research on the history of African people and Afro-descendants in Brazil and Argentina

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  4. May 23, 2022 Christine Kitchens, a research technician with the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research who says her favorite pastime involves playing video and board games

    “Video games have always been a big part of my life. They have let me see worlds and places I would never see otherwise.”

    — Christine Kitchens, a research technician with the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research who says her favorite pastime involves playing video and board games

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  5. May 2, 2022 Esme Gregory, human resources assistant at the Institute for Social Research, who with her boyfriend owns and shows her eight Friesian mares and stud

    “There’s horses where you say, ‘That probably won’t work,’ and there’s the ones where you say, ‘I need that horse.’”

    — Esme Gregory, human resources assistant at the Institute for Social Research, who with her boyfriend owns and shows her eight Friesian mares and stud

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  6. April 25, 2022

    Among those preparing to graduate are Mariah Bobo from the College of Pharmacy, Brennan Burrows from the School of Public Health, Chelcey Daniels from the School of Education, Jordan Raschi from the School of Kinesiology, and Maggie Wiebe from the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design.

    — Each year, the Record highlights the range of experiences and people who attend U-M by profiling selected graduates about their time at the university and their plans for life afterward.

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  7. April 18, 2022 Joanne Pierson, project manager for DyslexiaHelp who has been involved with the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor for 18 years and served as its president during the pandemic

    “My entire first year was on Zoom, but I have the personality to be able to do that and drive that. It was a challenge, regardless I loved the year.”

    — Joanne Pierson, project manager for DyslexiaHelp who has been involved with the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor for 18 years and served as its president during the pandemic

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  8. April 11, 2022 Alison Rivett, associate director of the Arts Initiative, who has created several paintings inspired by Ph.D. dissertations, including one based on a Greek-language papyrus letter from a man to his wife 

    “Even when I try to do paintings that are straightforward, they end up being kind of funny, and that’s one way I see the arts being more accessible.”

    Alison Rivett, associate director of the Arts Initiative, who has created several paintings inspired by Ph.D. dissertations, including one based on a Greek-language papyrus letter from a man to his wife 

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  9. April 4, 2022 Officer Joseph Dunny, who has been with the Division of Public Safety and Security since 1998 and with the K-9 unit since 2010

    “It’s a very serious job when working with a dog, but it’s the most rewarding job in law enforcement, in my opinion.”

    Officer Joseph Dunny, who has been with the Division of Public Safety and Security since 1998 and with the K-9 unit since 2010

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  10. March 28, 2022 Holly Kelchner, an aquatic ecology research analyst with the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research, lists scuba diving and sailing among her passions

    “I love being on the water. There’s an entirely different time scale of how things happen when you’re out on the water.”

    — Holly Kelchner, an aquatic ecology research analyst with the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research, who lists scuba diving and sailing among her passions

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