This week’s podcast features a conversation between scientist host Monica Dus and guest researcher Sara Aton, whose curiosity about the science of sleep gets her out of bed every morning.
Novelist and LSA alumnus Saladin Ahmed discusses his success with comic books and how his creative process has changed in this new medium.
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All Things Being Equal
The Ford Foundation has brought sociology alumnus Kevin Ryan back to his native Detroit to lead the organization’s first permanent presence in the Motor City in 64 years.
A Space for Stories
A new collaboration between the Comprehensive Studies Program and the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies helps students to tell it like it is—and to see how it was.
How to Science: Episode 1
A new podcast about science from LSA explores the human side of scientists, the beauty of research, and the pleasure and labor behind scientific discoveries.
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.
In this issue of LSA Magazine, we tour theoretical uncertainties, journalistic transformations, and reality-bending technologies. Come see what's waiting for us. Welcome to the future.
Can a mysterious substance called dark matter really explain some of the weird things we don’t yet understand about outer space — even though no one’s seen, touched, smelled, heard, or tasted it in decades of searching?
The reality revolution is giving us newer and more powerful ways to see, feel, and think. Here’s how we might harness the technology for a better future.
A deputy managing editor of the New York Times talks about the future of truth and why who is included in the story matters so much.