Bicentennial StoryCorps Interview No. 5: Students drive social innovation | Arts & Culture

Bicentennial StoryCorps Interview No. 5: Students drive social innovation

Bicentennial StoryCorps Interview No. 5: Students drive social innovation

Andrew Martin, dean of the U-M College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (left) with Jeff Sorensen, director of Social Innovation and co-founder of optiMize. Photo by StoryCorps.

In celebration of the University of Michigan’s Bicentennial, the U-M Library partnered with the national oral history organization StoryCorps to record and preserve stories from our community. During the Fall Festival Bicentennial Celebration, participants had conversations with friends, classmates, family members and colleagues about meaningful experiences at U-M. These stories, presented and curated by the U-M Library in collaboration with StoryCorps, capture the essence of the U-M’s past and present.

Interview No. 5: Andrew Martin & Jeff Sorensen

Andrew Martin, dean of the U-M College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) talks with Jeff Sorensen, director of Social Innovation and co-founder of optiMize, about using the world as a laboratory and the future of undergraduate education at U-M.

“It’s all about stepping up. It’s about agency. It’s about owning what’s out there in the world and doing what we can to make the world a better place.” —Andrew Martin