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From the Dean

LSA is the launchpad for great ideas, careers, and innovations at a time when the liberal arts are more important than ever.


When Did You Fall in Love with Hip Hop?

Professor Stephen Ward is leading an LSA celebration of the 50th anniversary of hip hop that’s as vibrant and multitudinous as the art form itself: in the classroom, online, in Detroit, on a mixtape, and in an art gallery. 


The World’s Oldest Preserved Fish Brain (We Think)

The accidental discovery of a 319-million-year-old fish brain highlights the beauty of curiosity-driven research and the importance of museum collections.


Shedding Light on Dark Matter and Dark Energy

A team of LSA researchers found that the standard model of cosmology may be coming under pressure based on new data about the growth rate of large cosmic structures.


5 Questions …

… with Paul Farber, alum and director of Monument Lab, who, as curator-in-residence for the U-M Arts Initiative, is collaborating with U-M to explore the art museum’s historic building, the land it stands on, and the “living force” of history. 


At Sundown

Dearborn, Michigan. Levittown, New York. Decatur, Illinois. La Cañada Flintridge, California. LSA’s Stephen Berrey and students of the Sundown Town Project say these towns have something in common: their historical segregation practices.


Ancient Wisdom, New Technology

AI is giving new life to scrolls buried in Mount Vesuvius’s wreckage, and classical studies Professor Richard Janko is on the team deciphering texts unearthed from volcanic ash.


A scholarship made Alison’s dream of attending Michigan a reality. Now, as an LSA sociology major, she is turning her passion for serving others into action for a better community.

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