The hottest stars in the universe spin so fast that they get a bit squished at their poles and dimmer around their middle. A 90-year-old theory predicts the extent of this phenomenon—but a new U-M study shows that theory has major flaws. "It is surprising to me that von Zeipel's law has been adopted in astronomy for such a long time," says researcher Xiao Che.
How does a performer lift herself to world-class status? And how can she help students create real art? Geri Allen, inheritor of Detroit's great piano traditions and one of the world's great pianists, offers the secrets to her students at U-M.
From the Master's tournament to NCAA championship games to Big Ten titles, it was a season of stirring performances by Wolverine student-athletes.
The shocking death of Robert 'Tractor' Traylor; a professor's startup company could transform electric vehicles; U-M ranked #4 by Rate My Professor; alums Davis and White triumph (again) in ice dancing; the Innocence Clinic fights to free another prisoner; plus career advice and more.
This is a stunning, dramatic story about the lives of girls held as slaves in New Jersey, and how they found freedom with the help of U-M's Human Trafficking Clinic.
Watch the complete spring 2011 graduation ceremony, featuring speeches by Gov. Rick Snyder, U-M president Mary Sue Coleman and graduating senior Jillian Rothman.
U-M researchers found that schools located in areas with the state's highest industrial air pollution levels had the lowest attendance rates—an indicator of poor health—as well as the highest proportions of students who failed to meet state educational testing standards.
It's allergy season. Doctors from the Michigan Sinus Center offer tips for keeping your symptoms in check.