Deceptively peaceful from the outside, East Quad is the venue for many activities

Drama class in the RC Keene Theater

Empowering Communities through Creative Expression

Ken Mikolowski and Warren Hecht - RC creative writing instructors

Live where you learn

Members of the Sustainification Forum (Sustainability + Beautification) discuss the value of locally grown foods with EQ Chef Buzz

Personalize your studies

Political action through performance

Printmaking - one of many studio arts classes at the RC

Professor Helen Fox's first year seminar class, Unteaching Racism, solicit feedback from the RC community

RC Associate Director and Director of RC Academic Advising, Jennifer Myers, discusses academic options with a student

RC Music Program Head, Katri Ervamaa teaches music theory

RC Sustainability Forum students visit a local farm

RC classes focus on writing and discussion

RC faculty attending April commencement ceremony

RC graduates perform at RC commencement ceremony.

RC intensive language study facilitates participation in the many U-M sponsored study abroad programs

RC professors challenge you to rise to your potential

RC staff Charlie Murphy laughs with graduates at the commencement ceremony

RC students receive written evaluations as well as grades in RC classes

Reading in Greene Lounge

Sato-sensei teaches hiragana in Intensive Japanese I

Students from beginner to advanced levels are involved in RC studio arts classes

Students learn practical skills and engage in community projects at the same time

Students study together in the East Quad courtyard

Study in Detroit for a semester

The RC also offers a minor in Drama, Text-to-Performance

The RC offers intensive study in six languages

The RC offers many venues in which to practice and display your skills

The RC sponsors many community engagement programs

U-M students display their creativity

hosts student installations as well as those of visiting artists

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Welcome RC Class of 2019

RC Orientation begins on June 16 and runs through the beginning weeks of August. Welcome to the RC Class of 2019! 

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The 2015 RC Community Summer Read

Fall 2015 is the Antigone semester.  

The University Musical Society is bringing in a major production (14-17 October) of Sophocles’ tragedy by the renowned avant-garde director Ivo van Hove and starring the great French stage and screen actress Juliette Binoche.  This production employs the award-winning translation of UM’s own Anne Carson.  

In tandem is the RC’s Summer Read, one of the most famous adaptations of the play, Jean Anouilh’s Antigone of 1944, an Existentialist take on the Greek heroine set against the background of Nazi occupied France.  Anouilh’s piece will receive a full staged-reading in the Keene Theater in September.  Students will have the opportunity to take a one-credit minicourse in the first half of the semester based on attendance at or participation in these and other Antigone-related events in the RC.  We are also planning a session of parallel scenes in Anouilh’s French, Bertolt Brecht’s German, and by the Northern Irish playwright Tom Paulin, as well as a play-reading of A .R. Gurney’s Another Antigone together with a screening of David Mamet’s film Oleanna.  

Watch for a full schedule of these events, and please join us in the RC 2015 Community Summer Read. Read Anouilh's Antigone in the original French, as will many of our students, or find the Barbara Bray translation here.