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University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
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The University of Michigan's vanguard for educating young leaders through a rich liberal arts curriculum and creating new knowledge through world-class research and scholarship.
The University of Michigan's vanguard for educating young leaders through a rich liberal arts curriculum and creating new knowledge through world-class research and scholarship.

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TAXING TIMES
To mark (we couldn't bring ourselves to say “celebrate”) tax season, one LSA professor takes us on a tour of strange and outlandish taxes that have been assessed throughout history. Read more abut the beard tax and this token: http://myumi.ch/aMdGj

#taxes   #taxseason   #LSAtoday  
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Lava and Luxury
In AD 79, Mount Vesuvius erupted in Italy, wiping out a favorite vacation spot of the ancient Roman elite. An exhibition at LSA’s Kelsey Museum of Archaeology displays the luxury of one opulent villa and evidence of the slave labor that maintained it. Read more: http://myumi.ch/aA022
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Stunning Science
At the third annual Science as Art contest, students used paint, video, metals, and even cardboard to showcase the beauty inherent in science. Entrants created works to represent a diverse array of concepts. Check out the winner (above)—and a few of our favorites—in the slideshow on our website: http://myumi.ch/Lq0Qw
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Just how malappropriate is a holidays sauce out of season?

#grammar #linguistics

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The Indomitable Snowman
LSA alumnus Dave Rothstein (A.B. ’90) shapes giant blocks of snow into sometimes funny, sometimes elegant, but always breathtaking ephemeral works of art. Browse the slideshow above to see more examples of his work. Read more: http://myumi.ch/L417R

#LSAtoday   #snow   #snowsculpture   #LSAvictors  
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Having a Ball at Mardi Gras
Celebrated for parades, secret societies, lavish galas, and outlandish getups, Mardi Gras seems to epitomize pandemonium. But one LSA alum gives us a sense of the commitment—and even planning—behind one of the world’s biggest parties. Read more: http://myumi.ch/JgAZy

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Last week, Former Twitter CEO and LSAvictor Dick Costolo (B.S. '85, LLD HON. '13) returned to campus and delivered a great talk: Leadership And The Value Of The Liberal Arts Education.

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Comrades in Art
Donated to U-M’s Museum of Art, 25 rare, iconic film posters capture the ethos of an overlooked period in Soviet history whose progressive ideas and optimism inspired an artistic revolution that also altered the course of graphic design.
Read more: http://myumi.ch/LBZ2g

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For Muslims, Bad News Is Bad News
LSA Communication Studies Professor Muniba Saleem explains how exposure to terrorism news increases support for policies that target Muslims.
Read more: http://myumi.ch/JlkB2

#Islamophobia #Muslim #socialpsychology #LSAtoday #umich
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