College of Literature Science and the Arts

  1. Alum Malika Pryor curates an exhibit and arts initiative in her hometown

    Malika Pryor grew up taking part in Detroit-based arts advocacy programs led by women family members and Black community leaders. She’s highlighting these women in a new exhibition, which runs through December at the Charles H. Wright Museum in Detroit.

  2. Alum J.P. Jerome and friends’s winning formula for Detroit City Distillery

    Co-owner J.P. Jerome has been friends with his seven business partners since early childhood and credits that strong bond as a large part of the success of the distillery. Each partner brings unique strengths to the table, and a lifetime of cooperation and collaboration has led to the continued growth of the business.

  3. Digital Exhibit: The Detroit River and the University of Michigan

    As a commercial artery, the Detroit River built and bankrolled U-M; as the site of major engineering projects, it inspired the university’s pioneering naval architecture program; as an international border, it drew university alumni into the Underground Railroad’s anti-slavery networks; and as a damaged but recovering ecosystem, it continues to inspire the university’s ecology and sustainability research.

  4. Immersive Semester in Detroit Program expands opportunity to all U-M campuses, providing transformational learning experiences 

    Students are encouraged to be mindful of their identities when entering a space they’re not from, and to always lead with a respect for the work that is already being done. 

  5. Power of Place: Transformational experiences on the Detroit River thanks to Skiff and Schooner Program

    “We hope it  is an experience of wonder and joy and delight. Just being out there on the water, enjoying the bounty, the beauty of the river, can have a lastingly powerful effect in itself on people’s sense of connection with their place in the world.”

    ~ David Porter, U-M English professor

  6. Q&A: Jamon Jordan brings rich Detroit history to U-M’s Semester in Detroit program

    Jamon Jordan founded the Black Scroll Network, which gives walking history tours to people looking to learn more about the history of Detroit.

  7. The burden of code-switching

    For people of color, integrating into white culture is often essential, but moving between identities is also absolutely exhausting.

  8. Faculty members receive Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Awards

    Faculty awardees work includes the Doctors of Tomorrow program, diversity, equity and inclusion recruiting and teaching methods, diversifying library materials, participatory filmmaking and using mindfulness to address social injustice.

  9. Detroit River Story Lab embarks on Skiff and Schooner program for second summer

    The Detroit River Story Lab and the Green Door Initiative received a grant from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan to help fund this summer’s river-themed educational programming.