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

  1. In conclusion . . .

    Novelist Nicholas Delbanco asserts that no book is ever finished, but rather ‘relinquished.’

  2. The wind is very much up

    Professor Ralph Williams reflects on “the American project,” the pursuit of happiness, and the future of the human race. (With podcast.)

  3. To be, or not to be

    Nicholas Delbanco explores the literary and linguistic through line connecting everything from Elizabethan sonnets to modern street slang.

  4. Who said that?

    Talk about irony: You coin a popular catchphrase and yet few know or care who wrote the words.

  5. Spaces

    Blank spaces are just as important to language as letters, and a shifted space can create brand new words.

  6. Shakespeare's words

    How many words did the Bard invent?