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Education & Society

  1. 9/11 + 10: The terrorism expert

    Scott Atran is a world-renowned expert on terrorism and terrorists. His research and his book “Talking to the Enemy: Faith, Brotherhood, and the (Un)Making of Terrorists” derive from years in the field interviewing terrorists from around the globe. Michigan Today asked for his insights into the status of terrorism ten years after 9/11.

  2. An alum's atonement

    Robert Wollack was in prison, a fallen cop, when a second chance came his way.

  3. A life worth living

    Video: What are the essentials of a happy, satisfying life? What choices can help you build a life with meaning? As U-M launches its “What Makes Life Worth Living” theme semester, psychology professor Christopher Peterson has some deceptively simple — but not necessarily easy — answers.

  4. A life worth living, part two

    Video: What are the connections between happiness, creativity and resilience? How do you overcome obstacles to build a satisfying life? U-M psychology professor Christopher Peterson has some deceptively simple — but not necessarily easy — answers.

  5. The dean of network news

    As president of ABC News, U-M alumnus David Westin is one of the most important figures in TV news. It’s a long way from a childhood in Flint and Ann Arbor.

  6. Mother-in-law day?

    They often get a bad rap, but in-laws can be a woman’s best friend.

    Plus: Americans live surprisingly close to their mothers

  7. The quintessential correspondent

    30 years ago, reporter Tony Collings took a chance on a job with a brand new TV network called CNN. Now on the U-M faculty, he looks back at a time when 24/7 news seemed nutty.

  8. DoGood movement grows: Student iPhone app acquired by national company

    The popular DoGood iPhone application developed by U-M students last year has been acquired by Tonic, a digital media company. It’s the latest of dozens of inventions by U-M students and faculty that are transforming the Michigan and national economies.

  9. U-M law clinic frees another innocent man

    The Law School’s Innocence Clinic secures the freedom of a man falsely imprisoned for murder since 2001.