• Birds in the Library

    To have a great library, the fledgling University of Michigan needed a great book. Regent Zina Pitcher had just the one in mind in 1838.

    Learn about the University Library's first purchase

  • Where’s the balcony?

    For the first time in its 18-year history, and by popular demand, Shakespeare in the Arb will present “Romeo and Juliet.” Learn about the challenge of performing this audience favorite without its usual urban backdrop.

    Read The Story

  • Astronomy Artist

    LSA alumnus José Francisco Salgado uses photography and film to bring astronomy to new audiences and inspire them to learn more about the science behind what they see.

    Read The Story

  • IMAX bulbs simulate the sun

    You don’t get to swim in the sun’s atmosphere unless you can prove you belong there. And the Parker Solar Probe’s Faraday cup, a key sensor aboard the $1.5 billion NASA mission launching this summer, earned its stripes by enduring testing in a homemade contraption designed to simulate the sun.

    Learn more about the Solar Environment Simulator

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