September 23, 2021

Faculty/Staff Spotlights

  1. April 26, 2021
    Olivia Mathiesen will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in earth and environmental sciences, and Alyxandra Ciale Charfauros, known as ciale, will graduate with a Bachelor in Fine Arts in theatre performance.

    — 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.

    Read more about Olivia Mathiesen and ciale
  2. April 19, 2021 Sally Sivrais
    “I like birds. I’ve always had a birdfeeder and a birdhouse, and I’ve always liked picking up pretty little stones off of Lake Michigan. It makes a good combination.”

    — Sally Sivrais, research administrator senior manager at Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation in the Medical School, who builds, paints and decorates birdhouses with stones she finds on beaches

    Read more about Sally Sivrais
  3. April 12, 2021 Joe Coeling
    “I want to make sure I’m contributing and not just creating this additional piece of shiny trash that sits on the internet.”

    — Joe Coeling, human resource generalist associate in LSA who has been documenting his fitness journey on Instagram and also streams gaming sessions on Twitch

    Read more about Joe Coeling
  4. March 29, 2021 Kate Wroblewski
    “It’s been nice and is one of those things that’s translated well to the pandemic, just to be able to get together and learn a new skill.”

    — Kate Wroblewski, lecturer III in history and assistant director of undergraduate studies who has taken virtual bartending classes during the pandemic

    Read more about Kate Wroblewski
  5. March 22, 2021 Kasie Meszaros, business administrator for Mcity, who recently started growing flowers at her Brighton home and sells and gives them away
    “I love when I give them away to people to just make their day, because who doesn’t love flowers?”

    Kasie Meszaros, business administrator for Mcity, who recently started growing flowers at her Brighton home and sells and gives them away

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  6. March 15, 2021 Rebecca Hasson, associate professor of movement science in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Childhood Disparities Research Laboratory
    “As life expectancy is starting to decline in part as a function of obesity, our children are the ones being affected by it the most.”

    Rebecca Hasson, associate professor of movement science in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Childhood Disparities Research Laboratory

    Read more about Rebecca Hasson
  7. March 8, 2021 Emily Wheeler, guest services specialist at the Division of Public Safety and Security, who occasionally plays on the baby grand piano in the lobby of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
    “The best part is just being able to give a bright spot to patients and the families, even if it’s just a smile in the day.”

    Emily Wheeler, guest services specialist at the Division of Public Safety and Security, who occasionally plays the baby grand piano in the lobby of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital

    Read more about Emily Wheeler
  8. March 1, 2021 Dan Erickson
    “The task of putting it back together again didn’t sound too hard at first, but there were a few catches involved.”

    Dan Erickson, properties carpenter/artisan in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, who recently helped remount an elephant skeleton

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  9. February 22, 2021 Mike Psarouthakis
    “Rowing on the Huron down at Argo is just stunningly beautiful. You don’t feel like you’re in the city.”

    — Mike Psarouthakis, director of the U-M Tech Transfer Venture Center and managing director of the Accelerate Blue Fund

    Read more about Mike Psarouthakis
  10. February 15, 2021 Lynn Carpenter
    “I’m trying to find a way to convey an honest but not discouraging picture of what happened back in the day.”

    — Lynn Carpenter, lecturer IV in ecology and evolutionary biology, and in molecular, cellular and developmental biology in LSA, who re-creates old photos by taking recent shots from the same vantage point

    Read more about Lynn Carpenter