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

Arts & Culture

  1. Strike up the band

    Chances are good that if you or someone you know has taken a music class in Michigan in the last 70 years, your teacher was a U-M grad.

  2. Michigan state of mind

    The Rockettes have flipped the switch at NYC’s iconic Empire State Building, officially lighting up the 2018 holidays. But there would be no switch to flip, if not for a certain U-M alum.

  3. 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.

  4. That’s life

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

  5. 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.

  6. Filmmaker Demme joins U-M 'mavericks'

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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?