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October 21, 2017

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October 19, 2017

Leinweber Foundation gives $8M for physics center in LSA

An $8 million gift from the Leinweber Foundation will expand opportunities for students and faculty from the Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics to study fundamental questions in particle physics and the evolution of our universe.

October 11, 2017

Two U-M faculty members awarded prestigious MacArthur Fellowships

Two University of Michigan researchers have been named 2017 MacArthur Fellows.

Anthropologist Jason De León and historian Derek Peterson will each receive a $625,000 stipend to be used however they see fit over a period of five years. Both are at LSA.

September 14, 2017

Chemists discover molecular iodine in Arctic atmosphere

For the first time, scientists have measured molecular iodine in the atmosphere of the Arctic and discovered that it is being released by the Arctic's snowpack in the changing polar climate, according to research led by the University of Michigan Department of Chemistry.

September 7, 2017

LSA's Michigan Horizons theme semester looks to future

In celebration of U-M's bicentennial, LSA is looking to the future with its fall 2017 theme semester, Michigan Horizons.

Throughout the semester, five symposia, exhibits and other special events will address the future of everything — from the climate to this nation's democracy.

April 26, 2017

New LSA postdoc program selects scholars committed to DE&I

The University of Michigan has announced the first members of the LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, designed to identify and prepare outstanding scholars with demonstrated commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion for possible tenure-track appointments in LSA.

April 13, 2017

Two from U-M to join American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Two University of Michigan faculty members — one who specializes in judgment and decision behavior, and another interested in the development of ulcers and gastric cancer — have been selected to join the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

March 16, 2017

Plans move forward for LSA addition to house Opportunity Hub

A new space in the LSA building will serve future University of Michigan undergraduates as the "hub" for connecting their passions to their education come summer of 2019.

The Board of Regents approved the schematic design for the LSA first floor renovation and addition project March 16.

March 13, 2017

Talks will examine impact of World War II on campus, community

World War II furthered the University of Michigan's transformation into a global institution, paving the way for a dramatic increase in enrollment thanks to the GI Bill, exponential growth in federal research funding, and an expanded and reconceived campus.

February 2, 2017

Next LSA bicentennial symposium looks at U-M during Reconstruction

The post-Civil War era was one of rapid social and technological changes, and the University of Michigan during that time was no exception. The last quarter of the 19th century saw U-M expand in size and scope as it embraced scientific research and began its evolution into a contemporary university.

September 15, 2016

LSA building to undergo significant renovation for Opportunity Hub

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts building will undergo a significant renovation that will house the LSA Opportunity Hub, which includes the LSA Internship Program. The $35 million renovation project was approved Thursday by the Board of Regents.

February 11, 2016

University researchers contribute to gravitational wave discovery

For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at Earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe.

The discovery confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein's 1915 general theory of relativity and opens an unprecedented new window onto the cosmos.

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