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  1. iPhones are musical instruments in new course and ensemble

    iPhones are being used as musical instruments in a new course at the University of Michigan. The students design, build and play instruments on their smartphones.

    Plus: Watch video of the Mobile Phone Ensemble performing.

  2. Vanishing act

    In April, President Mary Sue Coleman announced that the University of Michigan’s three campuses will go smoke-free in 2011. Now comes the tough part.

  3. 'Paul is Dead!' (said Fred)

    Forty years ago, a prankish article in the Michigan Daily helped create a modern myth: Beatle Paul McCartney was dead.

  4. U-M No. 1 in ranking of media/Internet/social media interest

    U-M has topped all U.S. universities for the amount of public interest measured by media coverage, Internet traffic and social media mentions, according to an independent national analysis released this week.

  5. U-M among top in nation for producing Fulbright students, scholars

    Seven University of Michigan scholars and 28 U-M students have been awarded Fulbright Fellowships for 2009-2010.Among the faculty scholar winners, U-M’s Ann Arbor campus led the country in the U.S. State Department-funded Fulbright awards, along with Michigan State University and the University of Oregon, each receiving seven awards. UM-Flint also produced a Fulbright Scholar.Among the Read more

  6. Ross School tops in the U.S. for environmental and social responsibility

    The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business is the best business school in the United States for integrating environmental, social and ethical issues into its MBA program, according to the Aspen Institute’s 2009-10 Beyond Grey Pinstripes report.The biennial survey and ranking of business schools placed the Ross School at No. 2 overall. The Schulich Read more

  7. Semester in Detroit

    It’s no ivory tower. When students enroll in the Semester in Detroit, they live, study and work in the city. They build relationships with tough, creative colleagues. And they literally get their hands dirty.

    Related: Semester in Detroit website

  8. Bike camp moves challenged kids toward independence

    About 75 percent of the participants at the U-M Bike Camp typically learn to ride in five days. It’s a daunting task: The children and young adults at this camp have autism or Down syndrome.

  9. Applications to U-M continue to reach historic numbers as financial aid rises to unprecedented levels

    For the third consecutive year, the University of Michigan received a record number of applications from prospective freshmen: 29,939 for 2009-10, compared to 29,806 in the previous year. As of June 8, 14,918 of these applicants were offered admission to the university’s Ann Arbor campus.

    Related: U-M plans largest ever investment in financial aid.