Office of the VP for Communications – Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

Arts & Culture

  1. From stage to page

    Songwriting sensations Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (both BFA ’06) ‘democratize’ Broadway and turn their musical hit ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ into a poignant novel.

  2. That’s life

    In 1947, decades before social media connected us, Life magazine shared U-M Homecoming with Wolverines worldwide.

  3. One day in 'May'

    In 1970, aspiring engineer Gregg Powell, BS ’71, saw the Philadelphia Orchestra at U-M’s May Festival. And everything changed.

  4. Filmmaker Demme joins U-M 'mavericks'

    U-M Library to hold the personal archive of the late award-winning director/producer/screenwriter Jonathan Demme.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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?

  8. 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.

  9. 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.