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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 […]
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 […]
U-M doctoral student, Joe Cialdella, summarizes the work of a collaborative public scholarship project undertaken with Michelle McClellan, fellow graduate students, Cliveden staff, and the National Park Service.
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 […]
Dear colleagues, I am pleased to announce a new competitive opportunity for graduate students who wish to develop and teach an engaged-learning course in Winter 2014. I would appreciate it you would share this opportunity with any students who may wish to apply. Engaged-Learning Teaching Opportunity The Residential College (RC), in conjunction with the Arts […]
By Kristin Van Ausdal, U-M MPP student in Public Policy As a classically trained violinist, I have spent my career onstage in front of audiences in cities from Miami to Tokyo and many points in between. With few exceptions, my employers have been nonprofit organizations committed to cultural engagement – but my time was spent […]
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 […]
By Caitlin Townsend, U-M PhD student in History I had never quite realized the impact of art on my thinking until I started work at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA). I expected to find myself immersed in a world I could not understand, but instead I find myself making connections everywhere. From the medieval […]
2012 Summer Fellows Hillina Seife Hillina Seife is a Ph.D. candidate in History who helped develop an exhibition titled Inspired Minds: African Americans in Science and Technology for students in grades 4-8, as well as the general public, at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Hillina wrote and edited short biographies of […]