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

  1. Summer book-busters

    Frank Beaver gives an update on summer reads bound for silver screens.

  2. What's the buzz

    What defines a beloved tavern, dive, or watering hole? New York-based artist/author John Tebeau, BS ’86, has a pretty good idea. In fact, he left his heart at Dominick’s and the Del Rio.

  3. The writers' workshop

    Creativity soars when novice and novelist give and take, says Nicholas Delbanco

  4. A moment's thought?

    Most writing that appears seamless likely has been stitched, unstitched, and stitched again.

  5. Detroit's dark secret: Slavery

    U-M historian chronicles a time in Detroit’s history when Native Americans and African Americans were considered property.

  6. Legacy of love

    The world knew him as ‘Mr. Hockey.’ Murray Howe, BS ’82/MD ’86, author of ‘Nine Lessons I Learned From My Father,’ called him ‘Dad.’

  7. Take a giant step outside your mind

    Award-winning author/illustrator Chris Van Allsburg, BFA ’72, (‘Jumanji,’ ‘The Polar Express’) relies on a simple prompt to activate his creativity: “What if…?”

  8. A lesson learned

    Opinions are like mentors, says Nicholas Delbanco. We all have them. Some are more agreeable than others.

  9. Shop around the corner

    Novelist Nicholas Delbanco pens an ode to readers’ pulp-and-paper Shangri-La: the bookstore.