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Updated: September 13, 2022: Homepage Slideshow; Building Announcements; Feature; Take Note

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Building Announcements

Visualization Studio, Student Consultant (September 13, 2022)
Posting #68523 20 hours per week. Long term position. $16 per hour. Two open positions.

DMC staff relocated during the renovation of Suite 1315 have returned to that space, but are awaiting new phones and phone numbers. Please use email to contact staff listed here in the original notice.

Regular Building Hours
The Duderstadt Center is open 24-hours, 7 days-a-week, every day that the U-M is open.

Mujo Cafe Hours
8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Closed Saturday and Sunday


Photo Essay: The DC gives Detroit high school students a glimpse of what their future could hold
Photo by Mark Clague

“Sing My Song” – School of Music, Theatre & Dance project brings the vision of renowned operatic baritone, Thomas Hampson, and Detroit high school students together in song

“In song, you have one of the most amazing diaries of any generation’s culture at a given time.” 

Thomas Hampson speaking to high school students in The School at Marygrove. photo by Mark Clague

That statement, by Thomas Hampson, one of the world’s most renowned operatic baritones, is central to his vision of education and artistic research, and the impetus for a collaboration with the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance, and a Detroit high school class for the “Sing My Song” project. 

Hampson’s passion about the positive intercultural effects possible through music and lyric inspired students of Jane Jordan’s high school humanities course, “Children in Peril”, in a semester-long project with School of Music, Theatre & Dance graduate music composition students, Alfredo Cabrera and Nicholas Felder.

high school students from The School at Marygove visit the DC's Audio Studio
photo by Mark Clague

The project culminated in a visit to U-M’s North Campus, including a professional-level recording session in the Digital Media Commons Audio Studio in the DC. There, each student gave a spoken-word performance of six-word memoirs written for their coursework. Those vocal tracks became the underlying content of a musical composition created by Cabrera and Felder …

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Events
  • Ballot Wayfinder/A2 City Clerk’s Office at the DC
    Ann Arbor City Clerk’s Office at the Duderstadt Center October 12 – November 8 Weds-Thurs: 12-6pm Fridays : 12-4pmMonday, October 24, 12-6pm (last day to register to vote by mail or online in MI)Election Day November 8, 8am-8pm Mon-Friday, 12-6pm for those interested in the accompanying installation Register to vote, get your ballot, access voting resources, […]

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  • Journey of Self-Discovery
    Gallery Event, September 19 through 30. To experience an interesting piece of art is to feel ALIVE.  It propels one out of reality (for a moment) and transcends the spirit to a special place much like a spiritual awakening or an encounter with God. I am interested in the creative process even more than the […]

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  • Recent Event: Recap of the Second Annual XR @ Michigan Summit – 2022.
    Updated June 17. For a full recap of all the presentations at the recent XR @ Michigan Summit see: “Faculty Innovators Discuss How They Use Extended Reality Technologies to Transform Education.“ April 19 (virtual event), April 20 (live event) Join us for the second annual XR @ Michigan Summit! This hybrid event will span two […]

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Take Note

Student Employment Opportunities

Visualization Studio, Student Consultant
Posting #68523 20 hours per week. Long term position. $16 per hour. Two open positions.

Student testing 3D virtual reality environment using VR headset and hand controllers

This student consultant position is a unique opportunity to work in a media-rich, creative and collaborative environment. Work alongside other student consultants to assist students, course attendees, and staff, in the use of the latest 3D visualization VR, AR, and XR, software and hardware. The Visualization Studio is operated by the Emerging Technologies Group of the DMC.


The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru)
is seeking students for paid positions to support their annual national conference, November 3-5th, 2022.

The Fabrication Studio has moved to a much larger space with new 3D printing technologies for your projects. The new “Fabrication Underground” is now in Room B430 in the DC’s Lower Level (map). Watch for a complete story on everything new in one of the DC’s most interesting resources.

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.

Building Construction Updates (September 9, 2022)
During the past four months the Duderstadt Center Facilities Team has coordinated several major building renovation projects – and done an outstanding job! Just completed:

  • Completion of the all new Fabrication Studio.
  • Replacement of a major portion of the DC’s heating and cooling system.
  • Conversion of existing interior lighting to energy efficient LED lamps (DC building CO2 reduction estimated at 190 metric tons per year).
  • Renovation of Suite 1315, the primary location of most Digital Media Commons staff. Better lighting, more efficient and pleasant space for all.

We will be featuring more stories about DC projects and improvements.

Questions? email Rob Mills in DC Facilities.

Engage … Collaborate… Create!