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August 19, 2019

Faculty Staff Spotlight

December 3, 2018

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“The strong tactile input, from the taut surfaces wrapped around her, helped her process and imprint that dive through space.”

Sean Ahlquist, assistant professor of architecture, who builds textile structure that help children with autism.

November 19, 2018

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“Our tool uses the description in the ticket and the problematic code to automatically find the right person to solve the issue.”

Marouane Kessentini, associate professor of computer and information science, UM-Dearborn

November 12, 2018

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“How do we prevent more people’s memories from being bulldozed over?”

Kimberly Dowdell, lecturer at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, who also is working to revitalize Detroit neighborhoods

October 29, 2018

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“One question we’re interested in is the relationship between the students we recruit and the ZIP codes they come from in terms of technology usage.”

DeLean Tolbert, assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering at UM-Dearborn

October 22, 2018

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“I am motivated to make a small contribution to the greater whole.”

Heather Dawson, associate professor of biology at UM-Flint. 

October 1, 2018

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“My wife’s family has been affected by incarceration. So when you see how it works up close, most people’s reactions are shock. Then you get sucked in because you get mad.”

Phil Christman, lecturer II in English language and literature and editor of the Michigan Review of Prisoner Creative Writing

September 10, 2018

“As I’m getting older, it’s nice to be able to use my brain. Some guys do crosswords, I do woodworking. You’ve got to keep the brain active and sharp!”

Matt Thompson, fire alarm technician with hospital maintenance, and creator of Michigan-themed Adirondack chairs.

September 4, 2018

Sophia Brueckner

“I can’t separate who I am from the technologies that shaped me, and that’s when I realized I was a cyborg. We are all cyborgs, but most of us don’t realize it.”

Sophia Brueckner, assistant professor of art and design and of information

August 13, 2018

“To be able to come together and meet other people who support you … because they’ve walked that same path, is incredibly powerful.”

Barb Hiltz, clinical assistant professor of social work and director of the Master of Social Work program, and co-founder of The Brides Project in Ann Arbor.

July 23, 2018

“When I meet with a student who gets excited about their future, they inspire me as much as I hope I inspire them through conversation.”

Juliana Lew, artist and recruiting coordinator at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design