Beauty in Everyday Work: Seeing the Resourcefulness of University Staff

January 22, 2014

By: Jane Dutton


This week, the University of Michigan announced lecture dates for the most recent recipients of Distinguished University Professorships. Per the Rackham Graduate School’s website, “Distinguished University Professorships recognize exceptional scholarly and/or creative achievements, national and international reputation, superior teaching and mentoring, and an impressive record of service.” In 2007, the Center’s Jane Dutton was honored with her own DUP, and in April of 2009 she gave her inaugural lecture, entitled “Beauty in Everyday Work: Seeing the Resourcefulness of University Staff.”

You can view her lecture here, and read the poem mentioned in her presentation here.