January 28, 2020

Staff Spotlight

  1. January 20, 2020

    Longtime UMS staffer fulfills lifelong ‘Jeopardy!’ dream

    When Lisa Murray received the phone call from Sony Pictures Studios in September, she thought it was either spam or a prank. It wasn’t. A month later she was in Los Angeles, competing on “Jeopardy!”

  2. December 9, 2019

    New media staffer involved in local, national film production

    Paul Sutherland was born and raised in Ann Arbor, and while his career has taken him to Greece and on a popular late-night TV show, the new media technician remains loyal to his hometown.

  3. November 25, 2019

    Academic program specialist also lives a performer’s life

    By day, Ingrid Racine is an academic program specialist for the Center for World Performance Studies, and by night, she performs as a professional trumpeter and composer.

  4. November 11, 2019

    Senior biological illustrator discusses art and education

    John Megahan did not initially intend to pursue art as a career. And yet, when the opportunity arose, he took it. Megahan is the senior biological illustrator for U-M’s Museum of Zoology.

  5. November 4, 2019

    RC staffer draws on experience from Buddhist center, Zingerman’s

    Robby Griswold created an RC Podcast to more effectively inform faculty, students and alumni about the various projects and opportunities at the Residential College.

  6. September 30, 2019

    Research fellow’s book teaches children about fluid phenomenon

    Brandon Patterson, a Medical School Department of Radiology research fellow, has co-authored a children’s book, with a focus on academic research on fluid mechanics and cavitation.

  7. September 23, 2019

    The RC’s Esha Biswas exhibits the art of being an artist

    Esha Biswas, student affairs coordinator of the Residential College, counts among her passions photography, plants and Kathak, a form of classical dance from northern India.

  8. July 15, 2019

    Spotlight: Auditor gives back to the military through Blue Star Mothers

    When Jeannie Kain’s son Stephan joined the U.S. Air Force, she felt scared for his well-being during the several weeks he spent in basic training. As a member of the Blue Star Mothers of America, Kain is now giving back to soldiers like her son, and connecting with other military families.

  9. June 10, 2019

    Spotlight: Leukemia patient returns to cancer unit as a nurse tech

    Working as a nurse technician on the 7 East unit of C.S. Moth Children’s Hospital has brought Shannon Spicer full circle. Nineteen years ago, she was on the other side of care in the same place, battling leukemia.

  10. March 18, 2019

    School of Education staffer works to revive music for Flint students

    From searching for abandoned instruments to collaborating with community partners and foundations, Victoria Bigelow has made it her mission to bring music back to Flint students.