• Out of the Cold War’s shadow

    PhD candidate Michael Hamel tests an augmented reality headset to detect radiation sources in the Nuclear Radiation Laboratory. The Consortium for Verification Technology (CVT), led by Sara A. Pozzi, Ph. D., consists of 12 leading universities and 9 national laboratories, working to provide the R&D and human capital needed to address technology and policy issues in treaty-compliance monitoring.

    Learn about the technology of nuclear nonproliferation

  • CONFRONTING PORGY AND BESS

    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.

    Learn about this tale of intrigue from 1938

  • 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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