Tag Archives: u-m alumni

  • Michigan Today

    Crowdsourcing a time machine

    The Clements Library is inviting volunteers to help bring this collection to life for the general public with their Picturing Michigan’s Past project. The staff is looking to crowdsource information about the postcards’ content to make the collection digitally accessible and fully keyword searchable.

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  • Bentley Historical Library

    The Elegant Philosophy of Ones and Zeros

    A 1936 master’s thesis written by Claude Shannon changed the computing world overnight. Shannon’s insight seemed to come out of nowhere, but collections from the Bentley archive show how the genius idea grew from a revamped engineering campus and one elective class.

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  • Michigan Today

    ‘This line of bullets missed me by 15 feet’

    Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941, started quietly for Herbert J. Elfring, BS ’50. The U.S. Army private had just finished breakfast and was scanning the weekly assignments on the bulletin board at Hawaii’s Camp Malakole when he heard bombing coming from the direction of Pearl Harbor.

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  • Michigan Today

    Gather and sift

    James Tobin details the writing process of a new book called Sleeper Agent: The Atomic Spy in America Who Got Away. The author, Ann Hagedorn, is a Michigan graduate, MILS ’75, and a former reporter for the Wall Street Journal. It’s hard to see how this book could have been written without the training Hagedorn got at Michigan — not in journalism, but in the master’s program in library science.

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  • Michigan Alumnus

    History Lessons: Educational Television

    An alumna’s memory of her mother prompts a look at the evolving role of technology in education.

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