Fall 2022








Editor’s note: This issue is digital-only, but we plan to return to print in spring 2023!

The Undergrads Who Are Battling a Mysterious Childhood Cancer

LSA students and alums work to find a cure for the always-fatal DIPG brain cancer.


Mending a History of Harm

The ReConnect/ReCollect project engages in reparative curation within the U-M Philippine Collection.


Not Passionate About Your Job? That’s OK!

Sociology Prof. Erin Cech explores the paradoxes of the “passion principle.”


Fish Pee: A Passport to Global Food Security?

Artificial reefs, food supply, and the potential impact on global warming.


From the Dean

The students, faculty, staff, and alums featured in this issue of LSA Magazine are making an impact.



The generosity of LSA donors creates new opportunities for learning and innovation as we maintain our deeply held values of exploration, common good, and inclusion. Gifts to the LSA need-based scholarship fund help students by covering costs like tuition, room, and board so they can focus on their education. With your support, we have met the unique obstacles of these last few years and are prepared to greet whatever new challenges might come our way.

Visit our new website for more stories on how LSA is meeting the moment.