Ahead of its world premiere at the Metropolitan Opera in 2019, the University Musical Society and the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance will present a test performance of the new edition of “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess” this week. A related, livestreamed symposium will bring community members together to discuss issues of race in the acclaimed, controversial opera.

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  • War Over Words

    U-M’s production of the Middle English Dictionary – arguably one of Michigan’s greatest achievements – was saved by an arrogant young scholar willing to risk his career.

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  • Electricity, eel-style

    Inspired by the electric eel, a flexible, transparent electrical device could lead to body-friendly power sources for implanted health monitors and medication dispensers, augmented-reality contact lenses and countless other applications.

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  • Successful student innovations continue to evolve

    From an app for facilitating end-of-life conversations, to creation of sustainable animal feed to a lactation simulation model to help with breastfeeding, U-M entrepreneurs continue to advance ventures started when they were students. Finding a good source of animal protein using Black Soldier Fly larvae was team Kulisha’s answer to counter the impact of destructive fishing methods.

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