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Updated November 28, 2021: “Homepage Slideshow” – “Building AnnouncementsEvents – “Take Note

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Building Announcements

Building HoursEnd of Fall Semester and Exam Days (classes end Friday, December 10):

  • December 9 through December 17: DC is open 24 hours
  • December 18 and 19: DC is closed
  • December 20 through December 22: Normal hours; 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Escalator Maintenance: Each of the four escalators in the DC are undergoing planned maintenance. Work will be done on one escalator at a time, beginning with the one nearest Mujo cafe, during which the escalator in question will be out of service. The DC’s five elevators remain operational; check our floor plans for locations, or ask at the 1st or 2nd Floor info desks.

DC Job Postings: The Duderstadt Center is hiring four, full-time Building Operations/Facilities Assistants. These are full-time, regular appointments and will require weekend and evening coverage. These positions will enable the DC to resume 24×7 operations. Full posting at Careers U-M, Job ID 207286. Postings close on December 9, 2021.

Beginning November 8, the Duderstadt Center Gallery will be closed for maintenance; reopening date to be determined.


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.

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Take Note

DC Job Postings: The Duderstadt Center is hiring four, full-time Building Operations/Facilities Assistants. These are full-time, regular appointments and will require weekend and evening coverage. These positions will enable the DC to resume 24×7 operations. Full posting at Careers U-M, Job ID 207286. Postings close on December 9, 2021

Our DC Student Employment page has new listings for six open positions.

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

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.

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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