1. Do you believe in miracles? Valentine Davies did.

    ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ is a classic 1947 film about a man who believes he’s Santa Claus. The story came from Valentine Davies, BA ’27, who believed he could spread goodwill.

  2. Be the smartest person in the room

    Two Ross graduates identify an editorial niche and publish competing e-pubs to curate and deliver ‘digestible’ business news to overstimulated professionals.

  3. He’s doing research at U-M — and he’s 14

    When Daniel Liu buttons his lab coat, he transforms from a not-so-average teenager into a determined researcher. His plan is to produce ‘greener’ pharmaceuticals.

  4. ‘We’re missing something fundamental about the sun’

    First data from NASA’s Parker Solar Probe mission has implications for space weather prediction and Earth’s power grid.

  5. Letters from Long Binh

    Greg Stern, BA ’00, regrets he never asked his late father about his service in Vietnam. Then the filmmaker found a family treasure that turned into documentary gold.

  6. The first flu shot

    When an influenza epidemic threatened the American effort in World War II, the War Dept. drafted scientist Tommy Francis to combat the killer virus. Francis’ team at U-M developed the world’s first flu vaccine.