The great photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt came to Ann Arbor in 1950 for Life magazine. His goal: to capture the flawless precision and wild exuberance of the Michigan Marching Band. He succeeded with an iconic photo that expresses the joy of life and of music—without showing a single musician. Here's the story behind the picture.
President Barack Obama will deliver the spring 2010 commencement address at the University of Michigan, President Mary Sue Coleman announced today. The ceremony will be held on May 1 in Michigan Stadium. Obama will receive an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree, and he will be the fourth sitting president to visit U-M in Ann Arbor, following George H.W. Bush, Gerald R. Ford and Lyndon B. Johnson; former president Bill Clinton spoke at the 2007 commencement.
Keys to happy marriage and for determining what's true; U-M's Detroit Center a hub of economic growth in the city; an alum wins an Oscar; remembering Marshall Nirenberg, the man who unraveled the genetic code; and more.
U-M experts on how communities, nations and the world can prepare for and respond to the Haitian earthquake, and to similar disasters in the future.
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Gently rocking embryos while they grow during in vitro fertilization (IVF) improves pregnancy rates in mice by 22 percent, new University of Michigan research shows. The procedure could one day lead to significantly higher IVF success rates in humans.
New U-M research shows that meals eaten after each exercise session have an important impact on controlling blood sugar. The study suggests that eating meals with a relatively low carbohydrate content after exercise (but not low in calories) improved the control of blood sugar into the next day.
Over the course of evolution, bats and whales acquired echolocation abilities independently, for use in very different environments, so you'd expect the means by which each accomplishes the feat to differ. But a new U-M study suggests that at the microscopic level, the molecular structures for both species are very similar. It's a striking discovery that overturns conventional thinking in evolution.
Video: Automakers at the 2010 North American International Auto Show have big hopes for their new small vehicles—hipper, more fuel-efficient, environmentally sound cars.
Philip Hanlon, the Donald J. Lewis Professor of Mathematics and vice provost for academic and budgetary affairs at the University of Michigan, has been selected as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs by U-M President Mary Sue Coleman. He succeeds Provost Teresa Sullivan, who is stepping down to become the president of the University of Virginia.
A study from U-M's School of Social Work finds that while African American boys find help with depression from family members, they may feel apprehensive or distrustful of seeking additional help from a mental health professional.
A 9-cubic millimeter solar-powered sensor system developed at U-M—1,000 times smaller than comparable commercial counterparts—is the smallest that can harvest energy from its surroundings to operate nearly perpetually.