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Education & Society

Great Lakes coast

Life’s a beach


Researchers are working in Lake Michigan communities to shore up effects of beach erosion as threats intensify from fluctuating Great Lakes water levels.

Lyman Johnson

An integrated life

Lyman T. Johnson, MA ’33, was the grandson of former slaves. He integrated the University of Kentucky five years before Brown v. Board of Education.

Stephen Hawking as a young man.

Death of a star

U-M physicist Gordon Kane remembers the late Stephen Hawking, a betting man who always paid his debts.

Cardboard cradle

Thinking inside the box

Emeritus art professor collaborates with School of Social Work/Peace Corps alum to create low-cost cardboard cradle that enhances infant safety.