For generations of Michigan alumni, senior canes unlocked the vaults of memory. Plus video.
To save its season, U-M's ice hockey team had to unify itself around an unlikely hero.
U-M in the World
"We hope that, having found overwhelming evidence of who the real killers are, the prosecution will consider bringing to justice the killer who is still out there walking the streets," said U-M law professor David Moran.
As part of our movie issue, we look at U-M grads who have made a mark in the film industry.
How much should we fear a "scattering" of the English language?
U-M has produced some of Hollywood's finest talent. Now, with tax incentives enticing film crews to the state, U-M's campus has become a go-to location for movie sets. In this issue, we tell the stories of U-M's rich film culture, both on campus and out in the world.
Commencement will be held at 11:00 am, May 1. Tickets will be distributed to students, and then to the university community. Any tickets still available will then be distributed to the general public. More details are available here.
Plus: The Big Ten Network will offer live television coverage of the event, beginning at 10:30 am on May 1, as well as live online streaming at BigTenNetwork.com.
Student painters and sculptors prepare their senior projects.
U-M in the News
A recovery in Michigan's future? Plus: funds for U-M start-ups and the medical school; news about diet and health; David Brandon on adjusting to his new job as Michigan's athletic director; and much more.
Sea lilies can break off their own stalks and 'crawl' away from sea urchins that try to eat them. The remarkable survival strategy is an example of how an 'arms race' between predators and prey can guide the evolution of species.
U-M and the Economy
After enduring one of its worst years ever in 2009, Michigan's economy will flounder this year before showing some improvement in 2011, say University of Michigan economists
In the ruins of a city that was once Rome's neighbor, archaeologists last summer found a 1,000-pound lead coffin. Who or what is inside is still a mystery, said U-M's Nicola Terrenato, who leads the largest American dig in Italy in the past 50 years. "We're very excited about this find. Romans as a rule were not buried in coffins to begin with and when they did use coffins, they were mostly wooden. There are only a handful of other examples from Italy of lead coffins from this age."
In findings that took the experimenters three years to believe, U-M engineers and their collaborators have demonstrated that light itself can twist ribbons of nanoparticles. Matter readily bends and twists light. That's the mechanism behind optical lenses and polarizing 3-D movie glasses. But the opposite effect—light bending matter—has rarely been observed.