1. From stage to page

    Songwriting sensations Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (both BFA ’06) ‘democratize’ Broadway and turn their musical hit ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ into a poignant novel.

  2. A mad magician

    He was a war hero, a triple-threat halfback, and a magazine cover model. Hall-of-famer Bob Chappuis was part of a magical Michigan offense that scored a 49-0 victory over USC in the 1948 Rose Bowl.

  3. Step by step

    A new scholarship supports students in U-M’s Collegiate Recovery Program — a campus support service for those recovering from substance-use disorders.

  4. From ponds to power

    U-M researchers are using $2 million from the U.S. Dept. of Energy to perfect algae as diesel fuel. The University is one of the few institutes in the world working on the problem end-to-end.

  5. Good vibrations

    Michigan Shake project measures crowd response during U-M home football games; data could inform earthquake studies.

  6. Compostable diapers

    U-M startup Ecovia Renewables hopes to rid the planet’s landfills of disposable diapers; team is working with manufacturers to put a biodegradable material into product prototypes.