On August 21, the moon will pass in front of the sun, creating a 70-mile band of nighttime in the middle of the day across the continental United States. Here’s what you need to know about witnessing totality.
We look forward to visiting LSA's museums in their new homes, the Biological Science Building and Research Museums Center. Until then, take a look back at where they've been in this 200-year history of the LSA museums on campus.
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.
Though illegal immigration has slowed, migrant deaths are on the rise—especially in the Sonoran Desert. Jason De León’s Undocumented Migrant Project analyzes the struggles and violence of undocumented immigrants through the objects they’ve left behind.
LSA has added some books to your summer reading list. From novels to poems to timely nonfiction, these recent books written by faculty and alumni will entertain and educate you.
Too Big to Fail
Meet sauropod dinosaurs, the biggest land-dwelling creature ever to walk the Earth. The sauropod's weight could've stressed these huge animals out. But instead of going on a diet, the dinos carried their massive bodies safely, thanks to a special spine.
SPOTLIGHT on LSA
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 reflects on the first two centuries of Michigan history, uncovering transformative moments and forgotten stories with an eye to the future.
Forced to flee the Soviet Union, poet Joseph Brodsky found allies in LSA scholars who fought the restrictions facing writers in the U.S.S.R. by speaking out and providing a venue for silenced voices.
The museums are moving again, and their physical move parallels a paradigm shift. Current science research in progress will be on display in the new Biological Science Building for all visitors to see, for free.
More than 40 years ago, students demanded U-M make black student enrollment and success a higher priority. When the administration increased admissions from underserved communities, the students created a program to help them once they got here.