Choose your own adventure

Mars Rover

Experience an earthquake, frolic on Mars, and chase a robot up the stairs. It’s just another dazzling day at U-M’s Ford Motor Company Robotics Building, now open for mind-bending business.

  1. ‘Tis the gift to be life-changing

    When an ambassador from the bone marrow and stem cell registry Gift of Life visited his U-M fraternity, Brendan Dunn, BS ’20, provided a tissue sample. The process was unremarkable. Then his phone rang.

  2. New hope for treating chronic pain without opioids

    Some 40 percent of Americans live with chronic pain. A School of Dentistry study confirms that a low dose of a drug called naltrexone is a good alternative to opioids, without risk of addiction.

  3. 5 lessons to help you Zoom back in

    As the work-from-home brigade battles burnout, Michigan Ross professor George Siedel shares tips from his virtual classroom designed to help CEOs and other leaders energize the mind-numbing video call.

  4. Proof of life force

    Coping with loss during COVID is crushing. But filmmaker Amy Moore, BA ’83, and arts curator Amanda Krugliak, BFA ’84, found joy amid the sorrow. They conceived a whimsical installation in Moore’s home to celebrate its late designer, Lance Lawlor, MFA ’75.

  5. Study links Detroit’s home repair program to housing stability

    Low-income homeowners supported by a $1 million grant increased their chances of remaining in their homes long term after completing major repair and safety projects.

  6. Sticking the landing on Mars: High-powered computing reduces guesswork

    NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover touched down on the Red Planet’s surface Feb. 18. U-M’s Jesse Capecelatro has been working with NASA to better understand what happens during landings when surface particles are stirred up.