LSA Magazine Fall 2019

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Fall 2019 LSA Magazine Features

Better with Age

Learn more about LSA’s papyrology collection and its many mysteries—including ones about ancient societies, literature, religion, commerce, and more.

Open House

At LSA, access to education means more than an open door. It means asking students who might not have U-M on their radar to consider LSA, and making sure all students have the resources they need to get here.

Plague of Plastics

An uncommon scientist who steps out of the lab onto boats and in front of policy makers, LSA Professor Melissa Duhaime turns a skeptical side-eye to the presence of plastics in our lakes and oceans. She wants to use science to keep our water healthy.

More Stories from the Magazine

Shed Some Light
Alumnus Justin Wong is only a few years out of school, but he’s already worked for a number of transformational arts organizations — including one of New York’s newest cultural spaces located in Manhattan’s Hudson Yards.

A (Piece of a) Bird in the Hand
We know why raptors would drop the inedible parts of the birds they try to eat, but why would anyone want to pick them up? The answer is — scientists! Welcome to the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology’s “prey drop” collection. 

When in Rome
Collaboration is key as LSA researcher Laura Motta studies ancient Roman and Egyptian material to determine how cities — and the people in them — evolved and changed.

In the Arena
Economics alumna Thea Lee has been a gladiator in trade and labor policy debates for nearly 30 years. As global relationships and alliances continue to shift, she’s still ready for a fight.

Thunder Lizards and Cigar Boxes
Cellphones are so enmeshed in our lives they have altered our sense of identity, making us our celves instead of ourselves. 

The Future of Film Is Female
LSA alumna Meredith Finch started the Nevertheless Film Festival to give female filmmakers from all over the world a chance to be seen and heard.

All the Rage
Understanding why we get so mad behind someone walking slowly might be able to help us make better decisions about anger — and about helping other people, too.

Big Secrets of Tiny Phenomena
If you treat molecules’ atoms like little magnets, their nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) can reveal what they look like and what they do — but it takes very expensive and highly technical machines. Luckily, a new resource on campus has some.

All In
Dean Anne Curzan began her work as the new dean of LSA on September 1.