"I wanted to find out more about these men whose devotion, obsession and fandom for the actor stopped at nothing."
Joyojeet Pal, assistant professor of information, who invested his life savings in a documentary about fandom in India.
"It's not the degree that determines what you're going to do in life, but it's what you learn, what your passions are. It's how you use your skills and talents to make a difference."
Leon Howard III, program manager for the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs.
"It's a pleasure to work with the young people and to see them succeed, and see where they are now. It's such an honor to realize that somehow I've had an effect on them."
David Brophy, professor of finance and director of the Center for Venture Capital and Private Equity Finance
"I like the writing and the editing the best, but I'll do whatever it takes to get something out there."
Brian Lillie, multimedia specialist for the School of Public Health, and an aspiring filmmaker.
"In a well-designed video game, you're engaged and constantly learning new things about the narrative and plot."
Barry Fishman, professor of information and education and co-creator of the learning management system GradeCraft.
"I have always been obsessed with food and cooking, and fell in love with the power of nutrition on health."
Lindsay Haas, registered dietitian and nutrition support specialist with Michigan Dining.
"I've been reading comics forever, so I've got a good feel for what's going to be worth getting for the collection."
David Carter, video game archivist, programming and reference librarian.
"Every few years when the debate cycle is in full gear, debate suddenly becomes important to the nation."
Aaron Kall, director of U-M's Debate Program and Michigan Debate Institutes.
"When an 18-year-old new employee knows all of the key metrics of the business as well as the CEO, you can expect an extraordinarily energized workplace and better results."
Wayne Baker, Robert P.Thome Professor of Management and Organizations, on open-book finance.
"I learn things with Complex Movements that I can apply to my work here, and vice versa."
Carlos Garcia, a member of the artist collective Complex Movements and managing consultant at GroundWorks Media Lab