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

Arts & Culture

  1. Step right up!

    Before and after the turn of the 20th century, spring in Ann Arbor brought parades, circuses, and attendant student mischief – including an elephant stampede set off by hooligans tossing firecrackers.

  2. Episode 29: Talk about ‘music to your ears’

    The University Musical Society now offers playlists on Apple Music and Spotify. UMS’ Eric Woodhams says we’re in for some adventurous listening, amazing guest-curated tracks, and endless surprises from the UMS Rewind archives

  3. Living in the moment

    U-M art professor Anne Mondro and her students explore the creative process with the elderly to shatter the stigma that comes with memory loss, dementia.

  4. Episode 28: Getting snazzy and jazzy on Main Street

    Bassist Dave Sharp has found a new groove on Main Street as musical director of the elegant Blue LLama Jazz Club on Main Street.

  5. A most valuable player

    Catcher Moe Berg may have been the ‘greatest gloveman’ in the MLB. But he also was a secret agent in World War II. ‘The Spy Behind Home Plate’ is a new documentary from Michigan Daily alumna Aviva Kempner, BA ’69/MUP ’71.

  6. Teachable moments

    As the iconic program ‘Sesame Street’ marks its 50th anniversary, Bob McGrath, ’54, reflects on the ways it taught him ‘to value children in a new way.’ McGrath, once a tenor soloist in U-M’s Men’s Glee Club, spent 45 years with the show.

  7. Fund supports reporters

    Former media executive John Madigan, BBA ’58/MBA ’59, empowers student journalists with a fund named for former Chicago Tribune editor and Michigan Daily alumna (1977-78) Ann Marie Lipinski, BA ’94.

  8. A (tiny) face in the crowd

    How 50 years and one photo captured an icon’s essence, soothed an artist’s soul, and validated a family’s tall tale.

  9. Professor Emerita of Organ Marilyn Mason dies at 93

    The internationally acclaimed concert organist served on the SMTD faculty for 67 years, setting a record as the longest-serving faculty member in U-M’s history.