LSA Magazine

From the Spring 2015 issue


Big Red
China’s middle class is making new demands for safety, equality, and social mobility. Join LSA for a tour of China's current challenges — and those that will shape its future.

Word Smiths
LSA’s Zell Writers’ Program has its own letterpress, where students transform fiction and poetry into one-of-a-kind objects of beauty.

The Science of Small
Labs in LSA are using Nobel Prize-inning microscope techniques to look closely at what scientists once thought would stay invisibly tiny.

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Little Kids, Big Ideas
Former Interim Dean Susan Gelman’s pioneering research has opened up an entirely new understanding of small children's sophisticated thoughts.

The Trolley Problem
Philosophers have spilled gallons of ink on this “Trolley Problem.” Now they’re using new tools to get more insight into questions of morality and mortality.

(Prehistoric) Life Imitating Art
An alumnus illustrates speculative creatures. He never thought one of his fictional creations would precede the discovery of a real animal — until it happened.

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Read about The Last Video Store, the Pope's official Latin tweeter, and an alumnus whose passion for music led him to a career writing for Rolling Stone.

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LSA Magazine is the alumni magazine of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) at the University of Michigan. LSA Magazine reaches an audience of 180,000 people composed primarily of College alumni, though it also includes LSA seniors, as well as the College's faculty and staff members.

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