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June 17, 2019

Faculty Staff Spotlight

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.

January 22, 2018

The truth of political horror must be publicly acknowledged and actively redressed for those who suffer its consequences to recover."

— Yazier Henry, a Ford School lecturer who worked with South Africa's post-apartheid Truth and Reconciliation Commission

January 15, 2018

"When you join the company, you're a figure skater. When you leave, you're a performer."

Brad Newman, wellness and grants coordinator for Project Healthy Schools, who spent five years performing with Disney on Ice.

December 11, 2017

"A librarian is someone who facilitates critical thinking about information. We aren't the be-all end-all of answering questions. However, we can help reveal questions you might not have considered before."

Jo Angela Oehrli, senior associate learning librarian and children's literature librarian at the University Library

December 4, 2017

"Taking classes as a non-traditional student, you always have this nagging doubt, 'Am I good enough? Do I know enough?' (Beginning the degree) was so empowering. I just thought, 'Yeah, I can do this.'"

Ulla Lilienthal, a lab manager for the Life Sciences Institute who went back to school for her master's degree later in life.