In 1925, an idealistic group of conservationists dubbed the Society of Les Voyageurs set about constructing a cabin to house their meetings. Their redwood structure still stands on the banks of the Huron River. It may well be the only home of a student organization built by the members who would use it.
Award-winning filmmaker Gary Gilbert, '86, is a dreamer. But he’s also a hard-working realist. "Growing up, people would tell me a career in Hollywood was a pipe dream," says the former mortgage broker. "But I can tell you it's not." Gilbert produced The Kids Are All Right, starring Annette Bening.
In the coming months, at least seven University of Michigan professors will offer free online courses on such diverse topics as finance, electronic voting, computer vision, and fantasy and science fiction using a new web-based platform called Coursera. "Our faculty members are eager to share their knowledge globally," says U-M President Mary Sue Coleman.
Former Wolverines tight end Chris McLaurin, '09, knows that in life, just as in sports, success is fueled by hard work, determination, and most importantly, passion. The former Fulbright Scholar and White House intern is taking those qualities to Asia in 2012 as one of just 18 recipients of the prestigious Luce Fellowship.
Enjoy an alternative view of this majestic campus icon and its beloved bells.
Well-preserved woolly mammoth reveals insight into ancient human behavior; U-M doctor tapped to head $10 million research project on cancer drugs; student-led Social Venture Fund invests in education provider; U-M researcher pushes to distribute findings on bird flu; Glee Club delights local diners; shifting focus on chronic diseases may reduce healthcare spending.
For the second straight year, the University of Michigan ranks first in research and development spending among the nation's public universities, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. National Science Foundation.
Video: Since purchasing the ex-Pfizer research campus in Ann Arbor nearly three years ago, the University of Michigan has accelerated its research infrastructure and capabilities. Today, the North Campus Research Complex is home to new programs, labs, institutes, and entrepreneurial ventures.
A new study from the Institute for Social Research (ISR) shows ethnic political violence has a cascading effect, stimulating violence within communities, schools, peers, and families. Particularly troubling is the pronounced effect at the individual level—especially on children who become desensitized to political violence. "Once these cognitions become crystallized, it's very difficult to dissolve them," says the ISR's Rowell Huesmann.
African-Americans and Hispanics with major depressive disorder are less likely to get antidepressants than Caucasian patients, and Medicare and Medicaid patients are less likely to get the newest generation of antidepressants, according to a new study from the School of Public Health.
How the U.S. shapes education policy, worker training, the tax code, and the regulatory environment will determine whether a recent uptick in domestic manufacturing will continue or spiral into permanent decline, say business professors Wally Hopp and Roman Kapuscinski, co-authors of the Booz study "Manufacturing's Wakeup Call."