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War from Afar

September 6, 2022 — 
Donors stepped forward earlier this year with gifts to UM’s emergency bursaries fund, benefitting UM students from Ukraine navigating a new reality.

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Secret Garden

July 25, 2022 — 
Tallgrass prairies not only mitigate global warming, they’re home to biodiversity that took millennia to develop. Now they’re among the most endangered ecosystems in the world. Alumni trying to preserve the last grasslands show us what we stand to lose.

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I Was There

June 8, 2022 — 
As a visual storyteller, UM alum Aaron Vincent Elkaim reveals the beauty and brutal truths tucked away in little-known communities, from northern Manitoba to the Amazon rainforest. Here he takes us behind the lens of some of his most meaningful captures.

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Displaced

May 17, 2022 — 
Mass migration due to war, and—in the coming decades, scientists predict—climate change, means scores of refugees searching for home and higher education. Meet three UM students finding their way.

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The Perfection Trap

April 20, 2022 — 
Are we getting caught up in our pursuit of perfection? Researcher and alum Ben Schellenberg investigates.

Gregory Lewis stands with his instrument case on a hazy street.

Minutiae of Music

March 30, 2022 — 
Alum Gregory Lewis on playing air violin at three, enrolling in university at 16, and working on his doctorate degree at Yale by 25.

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.

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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?

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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.

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