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Arts of Citizenship Staff Matthew Countryman Associate Professor of History & American Culture, Faculty Director of Arts of Citizenship Laura Schram Academic Program Officer for Humanities Initatives Contact To receive updates about projects, events, workshops, conferences, and grant deadlines, send us an e-mail to be added to our mailing list.

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Youth Use Dance to Tell Their Stories in Moving Voices

Young people during Charles Gushue’s improvisation workshop Photo Courtesy: @theofficialmrw

This story was written by Marcus White. His research goals are to use dance as a method to explore themes about identity, visibility, and agency. Moving Voices came out of my desire to bridge my practice as a community engaged scholar within the framework of the university and my understandings of the transformative power of […]

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Sport of the Mind

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Seven High Schools. Ten Teams. Epic Thoughts. Deliberation and Discussion. Friends and Supporters. A Trophy. A Journey. Pizza. On February 8th, 2015, the second Michigan High School Ethics Bowl took place at the Neutral Zone, 310 E. Washington St. This was the culmination of a year of preparation – and an epic amount of hard […]

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2014 Fellowships

Arts of Citizenship is pleased to announce its 2014 Graduate Student Summer Fellowships, which provide Rackham students with valuable experience, networks, and insight into a range of careers at leading nonprofit organizations and cultural institutions in southeast Michigan. Doctoral students in the arts, design, and humanities are especially encouraged to apply. Participants will join a […]

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Meghan Forbes, U-M doctoral student in Slavic Languages and Literatures, provides an update on “time travel with typewriters,” a 2013 Arts of Citizenship grant-supported project

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Guest post by 2013 Arts of Citizenship student grantee Meghan Forbes After a six month hiatus, harlequin creature resumed its “time travel with typewriters” creative writing workshops with kids in the Ann Arbor area this November. Co-editor and U-M graduate student Hannah McMurray described for the Arts of Citizenship blog back in the summer the […]

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Celebrating the University’s Engagement with Detroit at the U-M Detroit Center

Celebrating the University’s Engagement with Detroit at the U-M Detroit Center

By Erica Andrews, U-M MA student in Higher Education The mission of the University of Michigan (U-M) Detroit Center is “to mutually enrich University and Detroit communities through service, education, research, and the exchange of culture.” Located in Midtown, the city’s cultural district, the Center houses Detroit-focused initiatives of several units University units, including the […]

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