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August 19, 2019

Faculty Staff Spotlight

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.

November 20, 2017

"Materials can constantly be tapped for new questions and new techniques. What remains in museum collections is what exists of the past."

Carla Sinopoli, professor of archaeological anthropology and curator of Asian archaeology in the Museum of Anthropological Archaeology

November 13, 2017

"When I started out I wanted to see what difference I could make with the team. Over time that changed to my wanting to be a part of something that's great."

Richard Eikstadt, senior data architect in the Medical School and Ultimate Frisbee player.

November 6, 2017

"Entertainment and education are the same in some way because you're educated by the things that entertain you."

Matthew Quirk, multimedia specialist at the Department of History of Art's Visual Resources Collections 

October 30, 2017

"A cemetery is a way to view years and years of history. I share stories about specific people to contextualize it. Then it's not a place with dead people. It's a place where people who shaped our community reside together."

Ron Stockton, professor of political science, UM-Dearborn

October 23, 2017

"You can't lecture at them. You have to show something that's within their grasp. We like to stress hands-on experience."

Robert Griess Jr., John Griggs Thompson Distinguished University Professor of Mathematics, on how to reach out to prospective students about the college experience.

October 2, 2017

"I love the material I teach about and I love my students, and I think they feel that."

Jamie Moshin, lecturer I in communication studies, LSA.