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  1. In the good old summertime

    Enjoy these summery scenes of the Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum. This guy certainly is. (Images: Scott Soderberg, Michigan Photography.)
  2. Ad it up

    Open the Michigan Daily's digital archive and embark on a journey through time. Not only will you take a deep dive into the life story of the University, but you'll get a vision of the action unfolding around town. Print ads for restaurants, clothing stores, booksellers, and more reveal Ann Arbor's unique character through type, art, and language. All images courtesy of the Michigan Daily digital archive via U-M's Bentley Historical Library.
  3. Colorful, captivating Cuba

    Roger Hart, director of Michigan Photography, recently accompanied a group of students and professors from the School of Music, Theatre & Dance on a musical odyssey to Cuba. While he spent most of the week focusing on the students as they explored the rich Cuban culture, he did have a few moments to turn his cameras on some of the more colorful sights in the island nation. Enjoy! (All images and text by Roger Hart.)
  4. True blue

    ICYMI: A multimedia extravaganza of maize and blue lit up Hill Auditorium April 8 as passionate Wolverines gathered for U-M’s Bicentennial Spring Festival. And while these pictures paint a thousand words, here's a video of the entire program. Hail! (Images: Michigan Photography.)
  5. Milestones and ‘miracles’

    From the clinical trials that demonstrated the effectiveness of the polio vaccine to pioneering work on 3-d holograms, U-M research has had a profound impact on modern society. (See a more extensive timeline at U-M’s Office of Research.)
  6. Squirrel power

    Those treks across the Diag each February are grueling for most humans at U-M. But for the campus squirrel, Ann Arbor is indeed a wonderland. And photographer Corey Seeman, director of Kresge Library Services at Michigan Ross, has the pics to prove it. The captions that accompany these images of Seeman's squirrels come from comments alumni submitted in response to a May 2015 Michigan Today story about our community's long-running fascination with the campus creature, titled "Just nuts."
  7. Collage of talent

    In 1977, the late conductor and music professor Gustav Meier debuted a novel performance concept featuring all periods and styles of music in which the last note of each work overlapped with the first note of the next. Collage is now a cherished tradition at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD). The images below are culled from several past performances.
  8. Such lovely bones

    You watched as U-M paleontologists excavated the bones of the prehistoric Bristle Mammoth from a farm near Chelsea, Mich. Now step into the lab to see how scientists are putting the giant pieces back together. The remains of the ice age mammoth are on exhibit through Jan. 15, 2017, at U-M's Museum of Natural History. Read more. (Images by Michigan Photography.)