• Dreaming and Brain Waves

    LSA Professor Omar Ahmed is leading a lab that is studying brain communication, including the ways that the two hemispheres interact and how that interaction might be related to neurodegenerative disorders and memory loss.

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  • Welding plastic

    Making vehicle structures out of a combination of metals and plastics could make them dramatically lighter, stronger, safer and more environmentally friendly than the all-steel or all-aluminum approaches that dominate today. But how to quickly and cheaply join all those materials together has been a sticky problem. A University of Michigan lab is developing solutions.

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  • Live Coal

    Yvette Rock, who earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from U-M in 1999, started the Live Coal Gallery in Detroit to provide a safe place for young artists to create and express their artistry to the world. Its mission is to transform lives and neighborhoods through art, community development and education.

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  • A Cabin in the Woods

    For more than a century, students have left messages on cabin walls at the U-M Biological Station. The graffiti serves as a rustic time capsule of a unique summertime experience many students say changed their lives and set the course for their careers in science and the environment.

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