Faculty/Staff Spotlights

  1. September 26, 2022 Richard Redding

    “You’re working with one of the world’s biggest jigsaw puzzles. That’s why I keep getting drawn back there.”

    — Richard Redding, associate research scientist in the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, who has spent nearly every winter in Egypt for about 30 years uncovering the mysteries of the Old Kingdom

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  2. September 19, 2022 Mimi Bolden-Morris is an offensive graduate assistant with the Michigan football team, the first female graduate assistant at a Power Five school

    “I loved competing with the guys. I guess little me loved the idea of proving 8-year-old boys wrong.”

    — Mimi Bolden-Morris, who is an offensive graduate assistant with the Michigan football team, the first female graduate assistant at a Power Five school

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  3. September 12, 2022 Florian Schmitzberger, an emergency physician at U-M Health, works with Global Response Management and provided care and training in Ukraine after Russia invaded

    “This is turning into somewhat of a war of attrition, and the people of Ukraine are so deserving of our support.”

    — Florian Schmitzberger, an emergency physician at U-M Health, who works with Global Response Management and provided care and training in Ukraine after Russia invaded

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  4. September 6, 2022 David Carter, shown at Canyonlands National Park in Utah, serves as video game archivist for the Computer and Video Game Archive and comics librarian

    “I always say that 12-year-old Dave would be very impressed with what 50-something Dave was up to.”

    — David Carter, who serves as video game archivist for the Computer and Video Game Archive and comics librarian, combining two of his early childhood loves

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  5. August 29, 2022 Jeremy Moghtader, who has served as the program manager for the Campus Farm for six years after a 12-year career at Michigan State University

    “There’s a pure joy that happens in the yard when my kids are picking abundant raspberries off these plants we planted together or harvesting winter squash.”

    — Jeremy Moghtader, who has served as the program manager for the Campus Farm for six years after a 12-year career at Michigan State University

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  6. August 15, 2022 Kate Compton Barr, a behavioral scientist with the Center for Academic Innovation who served as CEO of a baby box manufacturer called Pip & Grow 

    “Figuring out how to reach our audience took a little bit. But once we found an audience, we found ourselves to be very busy.”

    — Kate Compton Barr, a behavioral scientist with the Center for Academic Innovation who served as CEO of a baby box manufacturer called Pip & Grow 

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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