University of Michigan
News for faculty, staff and retirees

July 22, 2019

Golden Apple Award

April 9, 2019

Golden Apple lecturer explores life lessons, human existence

During his “ideal last lecture,” Golden Apple Award recipient Mark Conger discussed the importance of empowering students, the societal ownership of humans’ greatest achievements, and how death does not erase one from the plane of human existence.

April 10, 2018

Golden Apple lecturer details political power of optimism

During her "ideal last lecture," Golden Apple Award recipient Sandra Levitsky discussed her road to becoming a teacher, described the underlying optimism behind the study of sociology, and emphasized how using one's voice to promote social change is a politically powerful form of optimism.

April 1, 2016

Ross School professor honored with Golden Apple Award

Ryan Ball recently walked into the Stephen M. Ross School of Business Winter Garden atrium expecting to meet with five students for lunch. But to his surprise, his students had something else planned.

March 20, 2014

Golden Apple winner prepares to lecture on human history

Victor Lieberman always sets aside 10 minutes near the end of his lecture to answer questions. But when a student in his class on Arab-Israeli conflict raised his hand and asked if Lieberman liked golden apples, he was confused.

Subscribe to Golden Apple Award