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A Welcome from Dean Anne Curzan

Welcome—or welcome back—to campus!

West Point

LSA’s Camp Davis Rocky Mountain Field Station has drawn students and faculty since 1929. As it celebrates 90 year milestone, LSA looks back at its remarkable history.

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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 your support.

Social Sciences

Does Head Start Give Kids a Head Start?

In the 1960s, the War on Poverty launched a host of programs to improve people's lives. One program, Head Start, has recently been dismissed as a failure, but economist Martha Bailey wonders if the failure might be with its evaluation.

Humanities

Women Behind the Camera

A new Ann Arbor film festival will take place July 11-14, 2019. LSA talks to the festival’s founder about why it’s important to highlight women’s voices right now.

Natural Sciences

The Man Behind the Moon

In the fifty years since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made the first crewed landing on the moon, we’ve launched satellites and used technology to tour the solar system. Now alumnus Robert Dempsey is helping to get the next generation into space.

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

Breaking Out and Breaking In

In this issue of LSA Magazine, we document escape artists of all kinds, from the metaphorical to the meteoric and everything in between.

Last Words

LSA researchers work to document a lesser-known version of the Afrikaans language before the last generation of speakers is gone.

In the Public Eye

A new Department of History initiative is committed to making the value of a history degree easier to see and understand by contributing to the common good.

Upstarts

A company founded by two LSA alumni and headquartered in Ann Arbor recently sold for $2.35 billion. (Yes, billion.) What did they do right?