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August 19, 2019

Faculty Staff Spotlight

July 2, 2018

“If you’re first-generation, education is a means to an end. But have you really thought about what that end is?”

Line van Nieuwstadt, associate professor of engineering practice at UM-Dearborn.

June 25, 2018

“We often tell young people that they’re the generation to build peace and democracy, but we’re not always providing them the tools (to do so).”

Michelle Bellino, assistant professor of educational studies, School of Education

June 11, 2018

"I was always taken by the difficulty in describing the powerful effect of background music and how it enhances your experience of a film."

Caryl Flinn, professor of screen arts an cultures, and women's studies, LSA

April 9, 2018

"In my free time I am very active in the maker movement. So I work with 3-D printers and maker spaces and in general, learning new skills."

George Sprague, academic programs coordinator at the School of Information, maker-movement participant and part-time Ghostbuster.

March 26, 2018

"When I'm out there, I can feel the sun, feel the breeze, smell the plants, see the pollen. It connects you to nature."

Brian Stork, assistant professor of urology, about the pleasures of beekeeping

March 19, 2018

"The data are there. It's a matter of leveraging them and asking the right questions."

Jenna Wiens, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, regarding the effort to develop machine learning to advance precision health

March 12, 2018

"Why should we not be able to use our medium critically in the same way as architects, graphic designers, writers, and other creative disciplines?"

Bruce Tharp, associate professor of art and design

Tharp and his wife, Stephanie, also an associate professor of art and design, promote the field of discursive design.

March 5, 2018

"Technology is another tool, another potential way of accessing the ancient world. It gives us more to do, more to work with, which can never be bad."

Jay Crisostomo, assistant professor of Near Eastern studies who focuses on Assyriology

February 19, 2018

"Even in old cases, you can unpack its successes or failures and learn lessons about current policy."

Melvyn Levitsky, clinical professor of public policy in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, and former U.S. ambassador

February 5, 2018

"Looking back, it was a blessing to not have any sort of connection to the world. It allowed me to focus on painting."

Todd Marsee, senior graphic artist at the Michigan Sea Grant and the 2017 Artist in Residence at the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.