1. April 25, 2014

    Found: An Earth-sized planet that might hold liquid water

    In a dim and faraway solar system, astronomers have for the first time discovered a rocky, Earth-sized planet that might hold liquid water — a necessary ingredient for life as we know it.

  2. April 17, 2014

    Political scientist selected as next LSA dean

    Provost Martha E. Pollack is recommending the appointment of Andrew D. Martin as dean of LSA. He is a professor and vice dean in the School of Law at Washington University in St. Louis.

  3. April 11, 2014

    Cable guys: Male identity evolves on TV dramas

    Male characters on television used to hold onto traditional ideas of masculinity tighter than viewers maintained their grip on remote controls. But the gradual infusion of feminism into U.S. society and TV scripts in recent decades has changed gender roles in how men regard fatherhood and marriage, a University of Michigan researcher says.

  4. March 21, 2014

    Distant black hole is spinning at half the speed of light

    Astronomers at the University of Michigan have for the first time directly measured the spin of a distant supermassive black hole.

  5. March 14, 2014

    University now offering a minor in digital studies

    Students interested in a deeper understanding of digital practices now have an opportunity to pursue an LSA academic minor in digital studies.

  6. March 14, 2014

    Ruetsche receives Lakatos Award for contribution to philosophy science

    Laura Ruetsche, chair of the Department of Philosophy, has been named a co-recipient of the 2013 Lakatos Award for her book “Interpreting Quantum Theories” (Oxford University Press, 2011)

  7. February 24, 2014

    LSA’s 22 Ways series studies how to think about new media

    A class in LSA’s 22 Ways series encourages students to explore their relationship with new media, how they use it and how it affects them. 

  8. February 11, 2014

    LSA launches new program in cognitive science

    New this semester, the Program in Cognitive Science in LSA takes an interdisciplinary approach to examining issues surrounding how the mind and brain work.

  9. February 10, 2014

    Gaming-focused teaching style motivates, engages students

    Mika LaVaque-Manty’s ​Introduction to Political Theory class involves a relatively new teaching innovation: using the principles of gaming to teach material.

  10. January 16, 2014

    U-M formally recognizes Copernicus Program in Polish Studies

    LSA and the International Institute have formally approved the establishment of the Copernicus Program in Polish Studies.