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

Arts & Culture

  1. Getting better all the time

    In 1967, Ann Arbor was abuzz over an album fans knew would change the world. So what do they think today?

  2. An uncommon education: Ep 4

    In “A Writer Worth Reading,” Detroit Public Television partners with U-M historians to explore the University’s commitment to “the new, the unusual, and the radical.”

  3. Revenge of the dorks

    Self-proclaimed dorks Erin and Nikki Russell were bullied as kids; now the talented sisters (and their mother) are getting due payback, thanks to a mega-successful book series.

  4. Vine by design

    One LSA alum has launched a unique California company that pairs iconic winemakers with graphic artists — and yes, they’re totally fine if you pick up a bottle based on the label.

  5. Feminine ideal

    “Belle, Scholar, Athlete.” In the 1930s, a portrait in the Michigan League honored student Marian Van Tuyl as the epitome of young womanhood.

  6. Oh my cube!

    Engineering students install a giant Rubik’s Cube on campus — believed to be the world’s largest hand-solvable, stationary version of the famous puzzle.

  7. Food for thought

    The Smithsonian Institution’s archives are now home to two very different culinary collections by Rick Bayless, MA ’75, and Michael Stern, BA ’68.

  8. The beating heart of Cuba

    For jazz percussionists, Cuba is the holy grail of influence. During a recent Spring Break, music students traveled south to find it.

  9. Victors for art

    UMMA hosts ‘Michigan’s Alumni Collectors,’ which comprises 115 exceptional works of art spanning 3,500 years of art-making from around the world.