Featured Stories

  • Ancient grains

    May 23, 2022

    The Kelsey Museum at the University of Michigan contains ancient grains and other food material from Karanis, Egypt, originally excavated by U-M in the 1920s. Working with universities from Belgium, U-M will study the material and reassess the notion that the ancient diet was predominantly malnourished.

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  • Smarter 3D printing

    May 16, 2022

    3D printers may soon get better at producing intricate metal and plastic parts, thanks to new software developed at the University of Michigan that reduces harmful heat buildup in laser powder bed fusion printers.

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  • Urban agriculture

    May 10, 2022

    Gardens on Detroit’s Lower Eastside, which has one of the city’s highest vacancy levels, play an important role in reducing neighborhood blight and have the potential to provide other significant benefits to residents in the future, according to the new study.

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  • Hail to the comeback graduates!

    May 7, 2022

    Anthony Fauci encouraged U-M’s Comeback Commencement crowd to challenge untruths and push back on the “egregious distortion of reality” that permeates social media and “so-called news organizations.”

    Read The Story
  • Hail! Class of 2022

    Apr 30, 2022

    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 April 30. Other graduation celebrations are being held across campus through May 1. #MGoGrad

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  • The Dignity of Man

    Apr 25, 2022

    With three U-M degrees, Dr. Paul Cornely devoted his life to championing equal health care for all, leading to the desegregation of America’s hospitals.

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  • K-12 Sustainability Fellowship

    Apr 18, 2022

    The Dow Innovation Teacher Fellowship is a program created for K-12 teachers of all disciplines interested in teaching sustainability issues. The fellowship is the first program of the Andrew N. Liveris Institute, a partnership between the University of Michigan School of Education’s Center for Education Design, Evaluation, and Research; the Dow Company Foundation; and Delta College.

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  • A professor’s war for peace

    Apr 11, 2022

    Still just a boy in 1921, the renowned mathematical psychologist Anatol Rapoport fled war-torn Ukraine on a pair of ice skates. At U-M, he would become an expert in the science of human conflict, contributing the ‘Tit for Tat’ strategy to the field of game theory.

    Learn more about Rapoport’s career
  • Return to beauty

    Apr 4, 2022

    The MorningSide neighborhood is a 1.5-square mile community located on the eastside of Detroit. A plan called “Stabilizing MorningSide” provides tools and resources to build upon the assets of the community to strengthen its housing market and make it a neighborhood of choice again.

    Learn more about Stabilizing MorningSide
  • Avian secret

    Mar 28, 2022

    While it had been assumed that unstable gliding was the key to agility in bird flight, a collaboration between aerospace engineers at the University of Michigan and biologists at the University of British Columbia revealed that stability plays a role. The discovery could lead to the design of more agile aircraft, specifically uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs).

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  • Fit as a family

    Mar 21, 2022

    When childhood obesity began to rise during the pandemic, U-M researcher Rebecca Hasson and her team adapted their classroom activity program, InPACT, so students could do it at home. Videos are designed to acclimate kids and their families to at-home fitness and feature 20-minute cardio routines developed and recorded at home by Michigan physical education teachers.

    Learn more about this fitness program
  • Winter Grab

    Mar 14, 2022

    U-M biogeochemist Casey Godwin’s team snowmobiled 5 miles from the shore of Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay to collect ice and to sample the lake water beneath it. More than 30 types of laboratory analyses will be performed on the water and ice as part of a larger effort—dubbed the Winter Grab—to better understand winter on the Great Lakes.

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  • Exciton surfing

    Mar 14, 2022

    A quasiparticle that forms in semiconductors can now be moved around at room temperature, a University of Michigan-led study has shown. The finding could cool down computers, enabling faster speeds and higher efficiencies, and potentially make LEDs and solar panels more efficient.

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  • What’s inside a black hole?

    Mar 7, 2022

    Holographic duality is a mathematical conjecture that connects theories of particles and their interactions with the theory of gravity. Enrico Rinaldi, research scientist in the University of Michigan Department of Physics, is using two simulation methods to solve quantum matrix models which can describe what the gravity of a black hole looks like.

    Learn more about this simulation
  • Memory problems

    Feb 28, 2022

    During the pandemic, we lived more of our lives online and left less of a trace in the physical world. How can we make sure we preserve our significant digital moments? Professor Megan Ankerson explores what it means to memorialize our digital lives.

    Learn more about preserving our digital lives
  • Ancestor garden

    Feb 21, 2022

    When U-M alumnus Douglas Jones, a Detroit-based artist, activist and community organizer, and his co-collaborator and fellow artist Errin Whitaker asked community members to contribute to the planting of the “Ancestor Posterity Butterfly Garden,” in Detroit, they had no idea how much it would be needed. Now it is helping the community come together to heal.

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  • Gift of Chinese calligraphy

    Feb 14, 2022

    The Lo Chia-Lun Calligraphy Collection, donated by his daughter Jiu-Fong Lo Chang and her husband Kuei-sheng Chang, will transform the University of Michigan Museum of Art’s Asian art collection, adding an impressive breadth of works to an already stellar collection of Chinese paintings and ceramics.

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  • Global forest biodiversity

    Feb 7, 2022

    A new study involving more than 100 scientists from across the globe and the largest forest database yet assembled estimates that there are about 73,000 tree species on Earth, including about 9,200 species yet to be discovered. The global estimate is about 14% higher than the current number of known tree species.

    Learn more about this study
  • Sustainable food network

    Jan 31, 2022

    Frank Turchan, the executive chef at U-M Dining has been visiting markets, farms and fisheries across the state of Michigan to provide fresh, local and sustainable foods within the dining halls at U-M. Michigan Dining serves about 20,000 meals across nine dining halls on a daily basis, and all students have access to local produce and whitefish.

    Learn more about this effort
  • Seers and Purveyors of Luck

    Jan 24, 2022

    Dr. Zev Harel is a survivor of Auschwitz. He is a 1967 MSW graduate of the U-M School of Social Work. He is an evangelist of luck.

    Learn more about Dr. Harel’s story

    Jan 15, 2022

    The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium provides opportunities to participate in lectures, live performances, exhibits, workshops and community service projects sponsored by academic and non-academic units, student and staff organizations and community groups. The theme of the 2022 MLK Symposium is “This is America.”

    Learn more about the 2022 Symposium events
  • A new frontier

    Jan 10, 2022

    On a normal day, during a normal year, the U-M Library’s popular Computer & Video Game Archive is abuzz with activity. Located in the basement of the Duderstadt Center on U-M’s North Campus, the CVGA has continued to maintain its dual mission of providing users access to their game collection while also preserving them for future research and scholarship.

    Learn more about this collection
  • Detroit River narratives

    Jan 3, 2022

    For a long time, the importance of the Detroit River to the history and identity of southeast Michigan has not been recognized by many area residents. U-M's Detroit River Story Lab leverages the resources of the university community and local organizations to research and amplify stories of the Detroit River to bring its rich history and current challenges to life for the local community.

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  • Generations connect

    Dec 13, 2021

    In an effort to fight loneliness and bring generations together, U-M alum Emily Lerner founded Perfect Pair in 2020 — an organization that matches seniors at assisted living facilities with college students who have similar interests. So far, Perfect Pair has made 52 matches with 100 college student volunteers in seven partner communities in Ann Arbor, Farmington Hills, Northville and Saline.

    Learn more about this program
  • Unseen world of microorganisms

    Dec 6, 2021

    With COVID-19, microorganisms have dramatically migrated from natural science and medicine onto center stage in politics, history, and civil society. Through the artistry of Jim Cogswell, microorganisms can be seen in a delightful and colorful expression on the windows of the U-M Museum of Natural History.

    Learn more about this installation