• Historical letters in U-M zoology museum

    Clark Schmutz spent more than 100 hours last semester reading and digitally scanning hundreds of letters in the correspondence files of the U-M Museum of Zoology’s mammal collections, which date back to the 1800s. These letters contain intriguing stories that illustrate the links between museum collections and conservation.

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  • Wasps may be smarter than we thought

    A new U-M study shows that paper wasps are capable of behavior that resembles logical reasoning. It's the first time transitive inference, the ability to use known relationships to infer unknown relationships, has been observed in an insect or any non-vertebrate animal. The study was conducted by evolutionary biologist Elizabeth Tibbetts and several undergraduates.

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  • Hail! Class of 2019

    Congratulations to all of the U-M students who earned their degrees this spring. Students received their diplomas during Spring Commencement at Michigan Stadium on May 4. Other graduation celebrations are being held across campus through May 10. #MGoGrad

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  • “Orion” Returns

    After a yearlong hiatus, an iconic work of public art—along with the artist who created it—returned to the University of Michigan’s central campus last week. The sculptor, Mark di Suvero, will receive an honorary degree during the spring commencement ceremony.

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