In 1977, Whitley Hill arrived as a freshman at U-M and met her roommate: a talented, eccentric dynamo named Madonna. Hill's new book remembers the girl who would become an icon.
On the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, U-M students, alums and faculty talk about how the world has changed.
- The eyewitness: "Suddenly, I knew I must run."
- The Marine: "I wanted to be in combat."
- The terrorism expert: "Today, al-Qaeda itself is dead."
- The researcher: "The wars shrank the defense research horizon dramatically."
- The student: "My teacher returned moments later, visibly shaken."
- The lost: 18 Michigan alums were killed on 9/11.
This film from the late 1930s shows daily life on campus through the eyes of women students. The vintage movie is filled with classic scenes of the University of Michigan and Ann Arbor as they used to be.
U-M again near top of world university rankings; an abbreviation "too vulgar" for the university; the role of war in the creation of complex societies; fear of a planet of no apes; a game-making alum; and more.
Seems more people are interested in eating fresh, healthy foods. An alumnus and his co-author wife, who have built their own "farmstead" offer tips to get you started on the healthy, do-a-little-bit-more-yourself lifestyle.
Skewed skulls may have helped early whales discriminate the direction of sounds in water and are not solely, as previously thought, a later adaptation related to echolocation.
"On Earth, everywhere there's liquid water, there is microbial life," says U-M professor Nilton Renno. He's the scientist who discovered liquid water droplets on Mars, and he's now leading a project to explore pockets of very salty, liquid water on the red planet. It might be the best bet for finding microbial life beyond Earth.
A robot in a University of Michigan lab can run like a human—a feat that represents the height of agility and efficiency for a two-legged machine. "It's stunning," says professor Jessy Grizzle. "I have never seen a machine doing a motion like this."
People who give, live longer, studies have shown. Now, a new study shows that why people volunteer—not whether they volunteer—is what really counts.