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Vine by Design

One LSA alum has launched a unique California company that pairs iconic winemakers with graphic artists—and yes, they’re totally fine if you pick up a bottle because of the label.

Islands in a Sea of Turmoil

Territorial disputes in Northeast Asia create tension in a region that is already politically fraught. To the West, these spats can seem esoteric. But one scholar thinks we can monitor them in a way that reveals the subtle forces that fuel them.

Be A Victor

We strive to support the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts on the front lines of learning and research; to steward our planet, our community, our campus. To do this, LSA needs you—because the world needs Victors.

Social Science

Listening to the Animal Orchestra

After starting his music career in the studio, LSA alumnus Bernie Krause took his microphone outdoors to record a wild symphony of animal sounds.


Robert Hayden: Ascent and Repose

The life and legacy of a poet, professor, and “revolutionary in a mauve coat.”

Natural Science

First Date? Data First

Looking for romance? Here are some hot tips—backed by big data and statistics—that make it easier for online daters to find a match.


The Case for Diversity

Diversity beats sameness, and one LSA professor is out to prove it. With his book The Difference, Scott E. Page (A.B. ’85), an honors math alumnus and current professor of complex systems, political science, and economics, uses math and logic to make the case that higher diversity yields greater tangible benefits. Now, Page gets invited to consult with organizations like the Mellon Foundation, Google, the U.S. Federal Reserve, the U.S. Treasury, and NASA, among others. They’re taking his argument seriously and running with it in the real world.

Likewise, diverse perspectives are vital to the liberal arts mission of LSA. Departments throughout the College see value in diversity—with benefits both tangible and intangible—and are taking action as a result: They’re developing plans and programs to create a more diverse student body and faculty.






The Power of Internships

At LSA, we understand that to change the world takes actually experiencing it. And we are committed to providing our students the support they need in order to pair their LSA education with real-life opportunities. Watch how LSA internships are changing students’ perspectives on their coursework and giving them a crucial advantage in their careers.

LSA Magazine

Epic Fail

Often, error gives way to achievement; a mistake becomes the springboard for a masterpiece. In this issue of LSA Magazine, we celebrate those who look at failure not as a stop sign, but as a new beginning.

One Better

In a world where terrible things do happen, LSA faculty, alumni, and students turn their talents toward righting some of the world's gravest wrongs. Join three LSA Victors taking on corruption, genocide, and the European refugee crisis.

If at First You Don’t Succeed…

Entrepreneur and former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo looks back on his path from LSA to Silicon Valley, the secrets of great leadership, and why he owes a big part of his success to something he learned watching Tina Fey.

Trial by Fired

In the 1950s, three U-M faculty members were hauled to an anti-Communist hearing. Each refused to cooperate with his interrogators. But math instructor Chandler Davis chose a particularly gutsy legal defense, lost his job, served a prison sentence, and emerged browbeaten but willing to fight to get his life back.