Arts & Culture

  1. Gather and sift

    The true tale of George Koval, ‘the atomic spy in America who got away,’ makes for enthralling narrative nonfiction in the hands of a gifted writer. Learn how author/journalist Ann Hagedorn, MLIS ’75, transformed mountains of research about this ‘hero of the Russian Federation’ into a compelling page-turner.

  2. Joe Levickas exhibits impactful art on a small scale

    When the pandemic shut down his options for curating art, this painter created a “micro” exhibition space in front of his home. The Creal Microgallery debuted in June, complete with interior lights so visitors could enjoy it in the evening as well.

  3. Michigan Marching Band’s illuminated 9/11 tribute wows fans at Michigan Stadium

    The emotional performance included lasers, glowing orbs, high-powered flashlights, and more, as performers created memorable formations of the World Trade Center’s twin towers, an outline of the United States, and an American Flag.

  4. U-M’s David Turnley releases never-before-seen photos of 9/11

    A new photographic documentary by the Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and professor offers close-up encounters of the moments before both of the World Trade Center towers fell, and the immediate aftermath.

  5. U-M brings after-school music, art, coding to Detroit

    Composer Sam Saunders, BA ’16, founded the student-run Seven Mile organization in 2013 to provide after-school music programs and summer camps to kids in Detroit. The nonprofit now offers arts and tech instruction to offset cuts in Detroit Public Schools.

  6. Let them lead: Unexpected lessons in leadership from America’s worst hockey team

    Author John Bacon, BA ’86/MA ’94, delivers unexpected leadership lessons he learned coaching the Huron River Rats, America’s worst high school hockey team.

  7. Gaming grad holds two world records for vintage collections

    Linda Guillory, an electrical engineer at Texas Instruments, explains how her love of fixing broken video games set her on a course to become a world-renowned gaming collector.

  8. ‘We have so much to explain’

    There’s a reason so many American classics spring from the fertile literary terrain of Mississippi, says author and Ole Miss professor W. Ralph Eubanks, MA ’79. The trauma that informs its beauty ‘holds up a mirror to the rest of America,’ he says.

  9. Wolverine writers to read this summer

    There’s still time to get in at least one more beach read, and what better place to find it than your favorite alumni shelf? U-M authors are as prolific as ever, penning titles ranging from young adult fiction to international thrillers.