1. The prisoner’s dilemma

    In 1978, U-M political scientist Robert Axelrod recruited contestants for a baffling test of brains that would resonate across fields from international relations to evolutionary biology.

  2. 1969’s blues fest on disc

    Thanks to Third Man Records and some dusty tapes discovered in a basement, blues fans now can revisit Ann Arbor’s legendary music festival.

  3. A cloud lined in platinum

    From Captain Beefheart to Broadway, legendary music producer Richard Perry, ’64, has been catching stars for decades — many in U-M’s School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

  4. Like father, like son

    Wolverines defensive lineman Aidan Hutchinson is chasing a dream. It’s the same one his father, Chris Hutchinson, chased as a dominating All-American defensive lineman for U-M from 1988-92.

  5. Peering into biological tissue

    A light-spinning device inspired by the Japanese art of paper cutting allows U-M researchers to scan the internal structures of plant and animal tissue without X-rays

  6. U-M to house most powerful laser in U.S.

    Funded with $16 million from the National Science Foundation, researchers will test a leading theory on how the universe operates at a subatomic level.