School of Music Theatre & Dance
February 6, 2023
Voice professor finds joy and solace in saltwater swimming
Despite growing up in landlocked Colorado, Ann Evans Watson always felt drawn to the water and takes part in long-distance saltwater swims.
January 31, 2023
Blindfolded Rubik’s Cube champion sets the score
Stanley Chapel, a violin performance major at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, is a world champion in solving a Rubik’s Cube blindfolded.
January 23, 2023
Professor embraces disability through movement
Petra Kuppers, the Anita Gonzalez Collegiate Professor of Performance Studies and Disability Culture in LSA, and her wife launched Turtle Disco, weekly group sessions that incorporated writing and movement.
January 23, 2023
Accolades — January 2023
Awards and honors for U-M faculty and staff.
January 12, 2023
Showcasing student talent to inspire democratic engagement
Five student acts will vie for prizes at a free, festival-style concert at Hill Auditorium on Jan. 21 in a performance that celebrates the grand finale of the Songs for Democracy competition.
November 14, 2022
SMTD technical director has long history with Pokémon
Richard Lindsay, technical director of university productions and lecturer of theatre in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, discovered Pokémon during the late 1990s.
November 7, 2022
Obituary — Gretchen Neal Jackson
Gretchen Neal Jackson, 78, of Ann Arbor died Oct. 25 at Glacier Hills Senior Community. She had a 15-year career in development at U-M, beginning in what is now the Stephen M. Ross School of Business.
October 31, 2022
Small observation helps lead to big break
Jonathan Smith, percussion program manager at U-M, has performed nearly 200 shows for “Aladdin” on Broadway since 2014 as the designated sub for the musical’s full-time percussionist.
October 24, 2022
Water is a fundamental part of Aaron Dworkin’s life
Aaron Dworkin finds inspiration in water, which figures into many important events in his life.
September 12, 2022
Short news items from around the University of Michigan.