Welcome to the Duderstadt Center

Updated October 20, 2021: “Slideshow” – “Homepage Feature” – “Building Announcements” – “Events – “Take Note

  • Screen image of The U-M Diag created in AltspaceVR by George Castle and Nicholas Di Donato
    Students create proof-of-concept virtual Diag for conference meet-up in one weekend using Google Maps

Graphic of the Duderstadt Center 25th Anniversary logo
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Building Announcements

The Duderstadt Center Administrative Offices (Suite 2161) are now open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Our DC Student Employment page has new listings for six open positions, as of October 5th, 2021.

The Duderstadt Center (DC) is hiring full-time Receptionists for the DC’s 1st Floor Welcome Station/ Information Desk. These are full-time regular appointments and will require weekend and evening coverage. Three (3) open positions are available. Full posting at Careers U-M, Job ID 20590.


What makes the Duderstadt Center so special? Student Consultants (who become our very own “Duderstadt Center Alumni”)

Piper Payne: Top industry audio-mastering engineer and advocate for diversity and equality in the profession
  • Piper Payne builds career with experience as Student Consultant in DC/DMC studios
    Piper Payne is a top industry audio-mastering engineer based in Nashville, TN, where she works on albums for independent artists and major labels at the famed Infrasonic Mastering firm. She is a 2009 BFA graduate of the U-M SMTD Performing Arts Technology program and served as a Student Consultant in the DMC’s Media and Studio Arts studios. Piper is also a widely-respected advocate for the increased participation of women and minorities in the music recording industry who emphasizes that she “lives for quality and equality in audio.” Piper is a keeper of Vinyl Quality Control and a consultant for vinyl […]

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Throughout the DC, Student Consultants are essential to the success of both students and faculty who are using our advanced, technology-rich spaces. They add to their existing skills, learn best practices, and bring their own innovative and creative sensibilities to every project they support. We think of them as our own Duderstadt Center Alumni!


To see your work featured here, tell us how you’re using the unique resources of the Duderstadt Center for your project, assignment, or research, contact us via this form.

Events
Take Note

The Duderstadt Center (DC) is hiring full-time Receptionists for the DC’s 1st Floor Welcome Station/ Information Desk. These are full-time regular appointments and will require weekend and evening coverage. Three (3) open positions are available. Full posting at Careers U-M, Job ID 20590.

Our DC Student Employment page has new listings for six open positions, as of October 5th, 2021

DC Staff: Check the DC Staff Resources page for updates on Special Interest Groups.

The Groundworks Orientation is now on Canvas. This course introduces you to the resources of the Digital Media Commons. Upon completing the modules you will create an account, enabling you to reserve the Multimedia Rooms and the Recording Booth.

Did you know that Arts Engine has a place where you can look for project collaborators?

The Center for Entrepreneurship, the Center for Academic Innovation, and Tech Transfer, are holding an E+I (Entrepreneurial and Innovation) networking event: “Spooktacular Extravaganza” on October 28th (off campus). More info here.

Looking for technology and tools you can use remotely? Visit CAEN: https://caen.engin.umich.edu/

The History of the DC Has Always Been About the Future

Since the opening of the Duderstadt Center 25 years ago, the role of emerging digital technologies has continued to change the way we teach, learn, and conduct research at the U-M. Each year, the Office of the Provost provides significant funding to enable DC facilities and staff to acquire technology resources and support the development of best practices for their use in the university’s mission. During our 25th Anniversary year we will feature stories of how the concept of the DC and its history has always been about preparing for the future.

  • Why BFS “Classroom” status matters to the mission of the Duderstadt Center
    You may have noticed recent construction activity in the Duderstadt Center. That’s because we have undertaken renovations on all four floors of the building to qualify for status as a classroom building under the standards of the State of Michigan Bureau of Fire Services (BFS). Our building has recently been approved as meeting BFS requirements for formal classroom uses on the 2nd and 3rd Floors, which can now be used to provide instruction toward credit for a degree. BFS states that […]

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