Arts & Culture

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. ‘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.

  5. 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.

  6. ‘No laughing matter’

    Nearly 100 years before the 2020 coronavirus pandemic would unleash a wave of anti-Asian bias, a smaller but similar prejudice rippled across the U-M campus. It started with the 19th annual production of the Michigan Union Opera’s musical comedy, ‘Tickled to Death.’

  7. Stamps students bring art projects to families at home

    Stamps students in Melanie Manos’ ‘Detroit Connections: In the Classroom’ course created ways to inspire kids with creative activities and remote art education throughout the pandemic.

  8. Stamps alumnae, students honor class of 2021 with a mural

    The mural is 18 by 400 feet and includes several “flying” graduation caps set among white clouds, with a Block M and the words “Go Blue Class of 2021.” The project was led by Stamps alumnae Yen Azzaro and Liz Guilmet.

  9. U-M Arts Initiative launches collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma, regional artists

    “Mapping Without Boundaries” will use performance and audience participation to reflect how the pandemic radically altered education and dispersed the University’s students, faculty, and staff.