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

Arts & Culture

  1. This kid is all right

    Award-winning filmmaker Gary Gilbert, ’86, is a dreamer. But he’s also a hard-working realist. “Growing up, people would tell me a career in Hollywood was a pipe dream,” says the former mortgage broker. “But I can tell you it’s not.” Gilbert produced The Kids Are All Right, starring Annette Bening.

  2. Remembering Mike Wallace

    Legendary reporter helped shape TV journalism; launched his career at U-M.

  3. Out of Africa

    Anthropologist John Mitani consults on Disneynature film Chimpanzee.

  4. Hard times in Michigan

    Eileen Pollack’s new novel, “Breaking and Entering,” is a story of love, economic dislocation, and political extremism set in a rural Michigan that’s close to everyone’s home.

  5. What a drag it is getting old!

    Writer and law prof William Ian Miller’s bleak and hilarious exploration of aging.

  6. Preacher's kid

    How a professor’s childhood faith led him to become an innovative scientist.

  7. Fiction into film

    A fun, smart class takes on the question of how books turn into movies.

  8. Shaping beauty from the desert

    The inspiring story of an unlikely friendship between an American anthropologist and a Mexican artist who rediscovered an ancient way to make pottery. University of Michigan graduate Scott Petersen’s remarkable documentary describes how the men and the art saved a whole town from extinction.

  9. Good-bye, Borders

    The Ann Arbor – based bookseller is bankrupt, all its stores closing. But in its heyday, there were few places closer to a literary heart.