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Young Alumni Newsletter - University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

FRIDAY 8.28.15

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Why Sarcasm is Good For You Passion For Your Job?

WELL THAT’S JUST GREAT

According to research from the Michigan of the East, sarcasm may be good for you. (Except when it’s used online, obvi.)

meanwhile...

A study from the real Michigan suggests that if you’re still not sure you’ve “found your passion” (= easier said than done), there’s hope for you yet.

national dog day all day err day

Language Between Humans and Dogs

Okay so maybe you’re like me and immediately fall into baby talk whenever you see a cute (read: any) dog because, well, omgpuppppyyyy. But there’s more to it than that: LSA professor of linguistics, Robin Queen, delves into the language between man and man’s best friend.

THE F WORD(S)

This beautiful review of English faculty member Linda Gregerson’s poetry was recently featured in the New Yorker, and def. brought me back to my college literature classes. Related: Musings on #fomo by none other than Dr. Seuss. Aaaaand, finally, for speaking your mind—you go, Bethany, you go.

Young Alumni Blog Post

welcome week 2.0

So pumped for Welcome Weeee—HOLD UP. Believe it or not, but as fall approaches and students flood back on campus in anticipation of the first day of classes, you—for the first time in years—are not among them. One of your fellow recent graduates shares his take on the realization that (#sob #whyy) he’s no longer a student.

ARE WE REALLY SURPRISED?

We all know that Ann Arbor is home to a lot of intelligent people (thank you)—except, that’s not just because of the University (dangit). Turns out, A2 has the country’s highest concentration of New York Times crossword puzzle contributors, only one of whom is a U-M professor. So, next time you do the Sunday puzzle, just remember that you may be closer to ho][V][e than you think.

The Friday Bluebook

Who was the first appointed professor at U-M?
(Click answer below.)

A

Anne Curzan

B

Asa Gray

C

James Burrill Angell

About the Dean's Young Alumni Council

The Dean’s Young Alumni Council (DYAC) is a highly engaged group of recent graduates whose mission is to encourage their peers to articulate the impact of their LSA education and to create a culture of giving back as alumni. Check out our website for more information and fill out our interest form to get involved!

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