LSA’s Brienne Minor is the reigning champion in NCAA singles women’s tennis. As Michigan’s 2018 season opens this week, the ball is in her court.
Over the course of a few weeks, LSA Professor Monica Dus invited six scientists to the recording studio in an attempt to prove they’re not robots. We’ve assembled all six conversations here, which together represent Season 1 of LSA’s new podcast series.
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Finding Freedom on the Open Road
On November 27, Congressman John Lewis delivered the keynote address to the Marching Forward social justice event series. In honor of the event, LSA looks back at alumnus Walter Bergman, who joined Lewis as one of the original 13 Freedom Riders.
The Writers' Place
At LSA’s Bear River Writers’ Conference, writers from across the country meet with students from across the state and beyond to talk, read, and get some work done.
Just Colonizing Other Planets, No Big Deal
“I believe that the human species should be multiplanetary,” says LSA alumnus Bryan Mazor. “It’s only a matter of when.”
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.