Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M


Researchers excavate mammoth in Chelsea, MI, Oct. 2015

Mammoth excavation

Ancient mammoth unearthed in a farmer’s field southwest of Ann Arbor may provide clues about lives of early humans in the region.

Supreme Court building, stock, public domain

The right side of history

Cultural historian Neal Gabler, AB ’71/AM ’75, puts the question to U-M scholars: Can history itself take sides in our political and cultural disputes?

Ann Arbor alley, 1911

“Insanitary conditions”

In 1910, U-M students attended class in unventilated buildings; spit on the floors and sidewalks; and contracted tuberculosis in alarming numbers. Good times!

Ferry Field

Field of dreams

The campus landmark that once led to Ferry Field today connects 150 years of athletics to academics, and past to present. Plus: First-known photos of U-M football.

Prosthetic hand

The human touch

U-M surgeons and engineers are enabling amputees to control prosthetics using their own biological motor signals. Could regaining a sense of touch be next?