Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

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Environment

From the edge of the Arctic: Brie Van Dam, COE

From the edge of the Arctic

At a remote climate change research outpost, engineer Brie Van Dam, BS ’07, helps track the planet’s vital signs.

Flint water plant

Focus on Flint

As leaders seek solutions to the Flint water crisis, the U-M community rallies across campuses to share expertise, launch research, and support efforts to aid local residents.

Geoengineering, climate change

Time to get serious?

As the Earth’s climate changes, experts explore provocative interventions and ask: Can we geoengineer our way out of a looming crisis?

Medicinal garden

Medicinal magic

“Nature’s pharmacy” at Matthaei Botanical Gardens showcases healing power of plants in elaborate garden organized by systems of the body.

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Stalking immortality

As late bloomers go, the American agave at U-M’s Matthaei Botanical Gardens was peerless. At age 80, the plant gained rockstar status, only to perish soon after. Or did it?

Aerial shot, Michigan

Protecting the Great Lakes

Striped invaders, toxic blooms, and rising waters are just some of the targets in U-M’s sights, as experts seek to defend our state’s precious waters.