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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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Driving into floodwater, as this vehicle did in Sonoma County, Calif., on Jan. 5, 2023, can be extremely dangerous. Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images

Flood forecasts in real-time with block-by-block data could save lives – a new machine learning method makes it possible

The majority of flood-related deaths involve vehicles in water. What if flood models could warn of the risks street by street using real-time storm forecasts? Machine learning can make it possible.
¿Será la IA tu próxima compañera de trabajo… o tu sustituta? PhonlamaiPhoto/iStock via Getty Images

La IA y el futuro del trabajo: cinco expertos hablan de ChatGPT, DALL-E y otras herramientas de creación y conocimiento

Ahora que los sistemas de IA pueden generar imágenes realistas y prosa convincente, ¿los trabajadores creativos están en peligro o a punto de aumentar su productividad? No está claro.
Could AI be your next colleague – or replacement? PhonlamaiPhoto/iStock via Getty Images

AI and the future of work: 5 experts on what ChatGPT, DALL-E and other AI tools mean for artists and knowledge workers

Now that AI systems can generate realistic images and convincing prose, are creative and knowledge workers endangered or poised for productivity gains? A panel of experts says it’s not so clear-cut.
A painting showing the Prophet Muhammad raising his hands in prayer while standing on the Mountain of Light in Mecca. Siyer-i Nebi (Biography of the Prophet), Istanbul, Ottoman lands, 1595-96. Topkapı Palace Library, Istanbul, H. 1222, fol. 158v. Photograph by Hadiye Cangökçe.

Islamic paintings of the Prophet Muhammad are an important piece of history – here’s why art historians teach them

An art historian describes the two historical representations of Prophet Muhammad that led to a controversy at Hamline University.
Coffee shops can be a “third space” – not home or the office – where remote or gig workers can go to feel less isolated. Granger Wootz/Tetra images via Getty Images

Working in isolation can pose mental health challenges – here’s what anyone can learn from how gig workers have adapted

Gig workers navigate the challenges of solo work by seeking out relationships and cultivating skills to cope with emotional turbulence
But who will go down as the greatest? Md Rafayat Haque Khan/ Eyepix Group/Future Publishing via Getty Images

A hat trick of essential reads to accompany the World Cup final

The World Cup is drawing to an end. Will the tournament be remembered for a Messi moment to rival that of Maradona’s? Or as a breakthrough yeah for African nations?
Plusieurs avancées en physique de la fusion se sont produites dans la chambre cible de la National Ignition Facility. U.S. Department of Energy/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Voici pourquoi l’allumage par fusion est considéré comme une percée majeure

La promesse d’une énergie abondante et propre alimentée par la fusion nucléaire a fait un grand pas en avant grâce à une nouvelle expérience. Mais la production d’énergie n’est pas encore pour demain.
The target chamber at the National Ignition Facility has been the site of a number of breakthroughs in fusion physics. U.S. Department of Energy/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Why fusion ignition is being hailed as a major breakthrough in fusion – a nuclear physicist explains

The promise of abundant, clean energy powered by nuclear fusion is one big step closer thanks to a new experiment. The results are a historic scientific milestone, but energy production remains a ways off.
An artist’s impression of the Earth around 2.7 billion years ago in the Archean Eon. With green iron-rich seas, an orange methane-rich atmosphere and a surface dominated by oceans, the Archean Earth would have been a very different place. (Illustration by Andrey Atuchin)

Where did the Earth’s oxygen come from? New study hints at an unexpected source

Could tectonic processes in the early Earth have contributed to the rise of oxygen?

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