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  1. Winter 2019 Performing Arts EXCELerator Fellows announced

    The University of Michigan’s latest cohort of Performing Arts EXCELerator Fellows have been announced. Hosted by the EXCEL Lab at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD), this incubator program provides training, exclusive access to industry mentors, and up to $5000 in seed money for four ventures that aim to make a significant impact…

  2. Back to the Future: Dave Gier returns to lead his alma mater

    Just four days before the University of Michigan’s Homecoming in October, David A. Gier (BM ’83, trombone performance) began his tenure as the eighth dean of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Needless to say, this put “homecoming” in a whole new light.

  3. Embracing Flint: a new play Prof. José Casas explores the embattled city and its people

    A father missing his grown son. Two activists facing exhaustion and struggling to find hope. A demolition man from Los Angeles summoned to tear down abandoned houses. A young suburban musician who finds inspiration downtown. And an old-school barber concerned with the influx of hipsters looking for cheap rent.

  4. No. 1 ranking for U-M’s entrepreneurship program

    by Nicholas Gallo The University of Michigan captured the No. 1 spot on the undergraduate entrepreneurship programs rankings published by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. The university’s graduate-level program was also ranked in the top 10. “This No. 1 ranking reflects the collaborative, broad and diverse nature of entrepreneurship across the University of Michigan,”…

  5. Alumna Dominique Morisseau Named a 2018 MacArthur Fellow

    Playwright Dominique Morisseau (BFA ’00, theatre) was one of 25 distinguished individuals selected to receive a 2018 MacArthur Fellowship. Also known as the MacArthur “Genius Grant,”  the $625,000, no-strings-attached award is presented to “extraordinarily talented and creative individuals as an investment in their potential.” In announcing her award, the MacArthur Foundation said Morisseau “uses lyrical dialogue…