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Founded in 1817, the University of Michigan is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading research universities. The hallmark of the university is the breadth of excellence across its 19 schools and colleges and the exceptional degree of interdisciplinary cooperation among them.

With more than a billion dollars in research expenditures annually, and 100 graduate and professional programs ranked in the top ten in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, U-M is a global leader in science and technology; health, law and public policy; the arts and humanities; and a wide range of other academic disciplines.

More than 61,000 students on three University of Michigan campuses (Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint) come from every state and 129 countries. And with more than 540,000 living degree holders, U-M has one of the nation’s largest alumni bodies.

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Victims’ names engraved in a metal overhang, part of the Triangle Shirtwaist Memorial, are reflected in mirroring panels along the sidewalk. AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews

A memorial in Yiddish, Italian and English tells the stories of Triangle Shirtwaist fire victims − testament not only to tragedy but to immigrant women’s fight to remake labor laws

On Oct. 11, 2023, a new memorial was unveiled at the site of the 1911 fire. A cadre of young Jewish women helped push for change in the wake of the tragedy.
Des soldats israéliens passent devant un véhicule médical militaire le 10 octobre 2023 à Kfar Aza, un kibboutz où des militants du Hamas ont massacré de nombreux civils. (Alexi J. Rosenfeld/Getty Images)

Comment les services de renseignement israéliens ont-ils pu rater les préparatifs du Hamas ? Un spécialiste de la lutte anti-terroriste explique

Les capacités de renseignement d’Israël sont considérées parmi les meilleures au monde, mais contrairement aux États-Unis, il n’existe pas d’organisation centrale coordonnant tous les renseignements.
Israeli soldiers move past a military medical vehicle on Oct. 10, 2023, at Kfar Aza, a kibbutz where Hamas militants killed Israelis days before. Alexi J. Rosenfeld/Getty Images

How did Israeli intelligence miss Hamas’ preparations to attack? A US counterterrorism expert explains how Israeli intelligence works

Israel’s intelligence capacities are considered some of the best in the world – but unlike the US, it does not have a central organization coordinating all intelligence.
This safety net program helps infants, toddlers and their moms eat right. Camille Tokerud/Stone via Getty Images

2 in 5 US babies benefit from the WIC nutrition program

Funding for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children quickly halts during government shutdowns.
Supporters of web designer Lorie Smith, the owner of 303 Creative, demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 5, 2022. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

Supreme Court is increasingly putting Christians’ First Amendment rights ahead of others’ dignity and rights to equal protection

Using the rhetoric of the First Amendment, a string of US Supreme Court cases has allowed members of some religious groups to limit the freedoms of other Americans.
Burlington, en el estado de Vermont, suele considerarse un “paraíso climático”, pero las zonas circundantes se inundaron durante las tormentas extremas de julio de 2023. Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

¿Busca un “paraíso climático” en EE.UU. alejado del calor y los riesgos de catástrofe? Buena suerte

Incluso los “paraísos climáticos” se enfrentan a un futuro más arriesgado, y las infraestructuras a menudo no se construyen para hacer frente al cambio climático.
Burlington, Vt., is often named as a ‘climate haven,’ but surrounding areas flooded during extreme storms in July 2023. Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Looking for a US ‘climate haven’ away from disaster risks? Good luck finding one

Even ‘climate havens’ face a riskier future, and infrastructure often isn’t built to handle climate change. But there are steps cities can take to prepare.
Hip-hop culture spread quickly – to places like London, seen here in 1984. Kerstin Rodgers/Redferns

Hip-hop at 50: 7 essential listens to celebrate rap’s widespread influence

On Aug. 11, 1973, a block party in the Bronx spawned a genre that would go on to influence nearly all aspects of US culture – and the music, fashion and art of countries around the world.
Artist AbdulAlim U-K (Aikin Karr) combines the fractal structure of traditional African architecture with emerging technologies in computer graphics. AbdulAlim U-K

Heritage algorithms combine the rigors of science with the infinite possibilities of art and design

By bridging culture and computation, heritage algorithms challenge the myth of ‘primitive cultures’ and forge a new understanding of science and art.
This image of actin filaments in a cell was taken using a type of superresolution microscopy. Xiaowei Zhuang, HHMI, Harvard University, and Nature Publishing Group/NIH via Flickr

Zooming across time and space simultaneously with superresolution to understand how cells divide

Superresolution microscopy allowed researchers to view cells at the molecular level. Improvements on the technique can help study the building blocks of complex cell processes over time.

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