Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

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Arts & Culture

Robert F. Kennedy, Detroit, 1968. (Image credit: Andrew Sacks.)

Credit due

Good news! Your 1968 photo of RFK is on the cover of a current bestseller. Bad news: It’s credited to someone else.

Edmund White, BA '62.

Pride and publishing

As a gay youth, Edmund White, BA ’62, bemoaned the dearth of books that reflected his experience. So, he wrote his own. Today he holds the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction.

John Tebeau, author/artist/professional host behind the bar at Brooklyn's Fort Defiance. (Image: Alex Halberstadt.)

What’s the buzz

What defines a beloved tavern, dive, or watering hole? New York-based artist/author John Tebeau, BS ’86, has a pretty good idea. In fact, he left his heart at Dominick’s and the Del Rio.

Lifelike human relation at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, 2018.

All in the family

When the U-M Museum of Natural History reopens in 2019, visitors will come face to face with a hyperrealistic reconstruction of an extinct human relation.

Trump coin with Kim Jong Un

Precious mettle

Coin collector Patrick Heller, BBA ’74, once held a rare doubloon worth $7.4 million. So how does he appraise the coin commemorating the U.S./North Korea summit?

Winged mural at the corner of William and Maynard streets in Ann Arbor.

Winging it

U-M partners with Destination Ann Arbor, Downtown Development Authority to commission interactive mural at Maynard and William streets to ask, “What lifts you?”