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Zahra stands in a reflected window with a pensive face.

Remember Me

October 26, 2021 — 
Can we reverse the effects of Alzheimer’s disease? This UM biomedical engineer and advocate—and daughter of a mother who forgot—is determined to find a way.

A pop comic illustration of Cheung and Mark Zuckerberg looking at and holding a tablet as if it were a human baby.

My Firstborn

October 26, 2021 — 
Facebook developer Vincent Cheung tells us about bringing Portal into the world and why we shouldn’t be afraid robots will take over. “AI is really, really dumb.”

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Gone Viral

October 26, 2021 — 
COVID-19 pulled us together in chaos, stumped infectious disease experts and catapulted their field to newfound fame. Why did this particular coronavirus get so out of hand? And what do we do now?

An illustration of a cluster of boxes with arrows in them in varying colors.

Agents of Change

October 26, 2021 — 
Introducing our 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients—those who don’t just talk about challenging the status quo, they make things happen.

President and Vice-Chancellor Michael Benarroch

Inspiration Everywhere

October 26, 2021 — 
Michael Benarroch on how our UM community came through when we needed it most

John Kearsey (Vice-President, External)

Who’s at the Table?

October 26, 2021 — 
Let’s be intentional about bringing together diverse voices

A set of four of Lori Blondeau's works hanging in a gallery.

Self Portrait

October 26, 2021 — 
Assistant professor Lori Blondeau talks vulnerability and walks us through her award-winning portfolio

An illustration of a fist holding a battery in the style of old Soviet posters.

The Battery Revolution

October 26, 2021 — 
Will this innocuous everyday item be key in solving our climate crisis? Faculty of Science researcher Christian Kuss thinks so

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What Lies Beneath

October 26, 2021 — 
Exploring sunken ships and boarding fishing vessels hiding drugs for terrorists—an anthropology grad shares his unconventional path

The words 'The Big Idea' are overlaid on top of a book and an illustration of networked lines.

Express Yourself

October 26, 2021 — 
Meet two alumni—one 90 and one 21—who have something to say about aging with a bold voice, and using AI to detect disease way faster

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