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Unconventional Conventions

What is a superdelegate, anyway? Organizational Studies and Political Science Professor Michael Heaney offers some background and predictions for this year’s potentially contentious conventions.

Ball Don’t Lie

Residential College and comparative literature Professor Yago Colás shares stories about the history, culture, and power of sports in “Ball Don’t Lie,” a new video series from the College of LSA.

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

Food Addiction: Eat, Drink, and Be Wary

People might joke that they’re addicted to cookies or a favorite flavor of ice cream, but Professor Ashley Gearhardt’s research suggests that addiction to some foods could be no laughing matter.

Humanities

The New World Next Door

LSA’s Institute for the Humanities gives artists an intimate gallery space to ask challenging questions about identity, race, violence, and beauty. And they put the answers right up on the wall.

Natural Science

Trust Your Gut

Students in a new introductory biology lab have been taking a closer look at what might be the most compelling study subject of all—themselves. This new “me”-search takes a truly hands-on approach to science.

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

To Be Determined

May 16, 2016 | by Brian Short

Dealing with the cryptic and the inscrutable is challenging work. In the latest issue of LSA Magazine, explore the uncertain outcomes, obscure moments, and invisible forces driving the work of LSA students, faculty, and alumni as they explore the UNDEFINED.

Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost

May 31, 2016 | by Rachel Reed

One LSA program gives recent grads a chance to learn about the world—and themselves—all expenses paid. Join LSA on a world tour featuring student photographs and stories from around the globe.

Skeleton Key

June 6, 2016 | by Susan Hutton

Luck, two spelunkers, and an unusual Facebook advertisement led to a monumental discovery in South Africa that an international team of researchers believe is a new species of human. Meet Homo naledi—your newest ancestor.

Seeing the Unseen

June 26, 2016 | by Elizabeth Wason

There’s nothing more unsettling than staring into the unknown, but probing its secrets can bring new insight and new perspectives. LSA brings you four stories of visionaries finding new ways to see the unseen.