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

Arts & Culture

  1. Michigan and the movies

    U-M has produced some of Hollywood’s finest talent. Now, with tax incentives enticing film crews to the state, U-M’s campus has become a go-to location for movie sets. In this issue, we tell the stories of U-M’s rich film culture, both on campus and out in the world.

  2. The Del Rio: Hippie hotbed

    Second home to radicals, hipsters, jazz lovers, rock stars, nudists, DetBurgers, giant burritos and the Midwest’s most hostile waitstaff, the Del Rio bar embodied countercultural Ann Arbor—until it finally outlived its times and closed. In this book excerpt, the Del’s former owner Ernie Harburg remembers when Ann Arbor was a very different place.

  3. 'Paul is Dead!' (said Fred)

    Forty years ago, a prankish article in the Michigan Daily helped create a modern myth: Beatle Paul McCartney was dead.

  4. Veterans Radio

    U-M alumni and Vietnam veterans Dale Throneberry and Bob Gould found their calling in the stories of fellow vets.

  5. A life on the edge

    Journalist and U-M alumnus Frank Viviano has covered war and conflict around the world. Now living at a slower pace in Italy, his combination of experience and distance give him a uniquely informed perspective on world events—and how to live during these times of crisis.

  6. The Latin Tinge

    It’s one of those classes you remember all your life, a tour of Latin American history to the beat of the tango, mambo, salsa and more. En Espanol
    (includes video)