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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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Donetsk residents celebrate recognition of independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics by Russia on Feb. 21, 2022. Alexander RyuAlexander Ryumin\TASS via Getty Images

A historian corrects misunderstandings about Ukrainian and Russian history

History has many uses, and not all of them are noble. That’s very much the case as the public gets a crash course from politicians about Ukrainian history.
The concept of placebos – which are sometimes called “sugar pills” – has been around since the 1800s. Wladimir Bulgar/Science Photo Library via Getty Images

In research studies and in real life, placebos have a powerful healing effect on the body and mind

Drug manufacturers often shun the use of placebos in clinical trials. But research suggests that placebos could play an important role in the treatment of depression, pain and other maladies.
Over the past two decades, researchers have gained a great deal of insight into the risks surrounding concussions – some of which has led to sweeping policy changes. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Sports via Getty Images

The risk of concussion lurks at the Super Bowl – and in all other sports

Millions of sports-related concussions occur in the US every year. Many of them happen to high school and college athletes.
Whitney Houston sings the national anthem on January 27, 1991, at Super Bowl XXV during the Persian Gulf War. Michael Zagaris/Getty Images

A brief history of the NFL, ‘The Star-Spangled Banner,’ the Super Bowl and their tangled saga of patriotism and dissent

For the NFL, playing the national anthem started as a patriotic marketing ploy. It’s now played before every game alongside ‘Lift Every Voice,’ the Black national anthem, and ‘America the Beautiful.’
The scene of the latest – but likely not the last – U.S. school shooting. AP Photo/Paul Sancya

Most school shooters get their guns from home – and during the pandemic, the number of firearms in households with teenagers went up

A 15-year-old sophomore killed four students in a Michigan school attack. The gun he used was purchased by his father just four days earlier.
4.5 million-year-old cranium of the fossil elephant Loxodonta adaurora, from Ileret, Kenya, in right lateral and front views. Figure courtesy of Carol Abraczinskas, University of Michigan Museum of Paleontology

A fossil cranium from Kenya tells the story of an extinct elephant species

The anatomy of the teeth in the cranium and its bones show that it belongs to an extinct cousin of the living African savanna and forest elephants.

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