1. Toward a portable concussion detector that relies on an infrared laser

    Doctors and engineers collaborate on a noninvasive way to measure whether brain cells are in distress using an infrared laser. The new device could enable concussions to be diagnosed on the sidelines of an athletic event.

  2. The accidental cartoonist grows up

    Artist-turned-author Cathy Guisewite, BA ’72, pivots from comics to prose with a collection of wry and relatable essays about the absurdities of adulthood.

  3. Can data preserve peace?

    U-M political scientist J. David Singer founded the Correlates of War Project in 1963 to assess, analyze, and predict the factors that lead to wars. Ironically, the project grew out of a ‘peace studies’ program.

  4. Gymnasts advocate for athletes’ mental health

    When the careers of Big Ten champs Polina Shchennikova and Sam Roy were cut short, they confronted a tough emotional transition. Now, as student assistant coaches, they have a new mission.

  5. Maker space develops talent, builds community

    Young ‘makers’ in Detroit now have a permanent space to design, weld, work with a 3D printer, and more. The Brightmoor Maker Space is a collaboration between the Stamps School and Detroit Community Schools.

  6. A chance to speak her name: Tara Ogunde

    She completed her U-M Law degree while being treated for cancer. In late 2019, Tara Ogunde’s father, Kunle, BSE ’78, and mother, Angela, accepted their late daughter’s diploma and memorialized her at the Rogel Cancer Center.