LSA Professor Melanie Yergeau wants you to forget everything you think you know about autism.
Don’t be alarmed, but we may not be lighting the night right. Led by LSA astronomers, a group that includes allies across campus and stargazers in the Ann Arbor community has banded together to improve our view of the night sky.
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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 you—because the world needs Victors.
A MacArthur "Genius" Works to Preserve Uganda's History
LSA’s Derek Peterson, a 2017 MacArthur fellow, is working to untangle Uganda’s complicated history—and not just by writing books.
A Key to What Makes Us Human
LSA linguist Marlyse Baptista believes creole languages not only hold clues about the way languages develop; she thinks they also reveal the way the human tenacity and creativity help language evolve, even under dire circumstances.
Multimedia entries in this year’s Science as Art competition illustrate a new spin on particles and paint new pictures of 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.
It often seems like Democrats and Republicans can’t agree about anything. One LSA course helped students from across the political spectrum move beyond partisanship and focus their attention on solving the problems everyone can see.
A new podcast about science from LSA insists on going beyond the beaker and past stereotypes to see how science is human, beautiful, and accessible. How to communicate all that? The way you communicate anything—by pulling other people into the fold.