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March 29, 2017

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March 8, 2016

Shannon centennial celebrants recall U-M grad's advances, societal impact

The greater mathematical community hails University of Michigan alumnus Claude Shannon as the "Father of Information Theory," for revealing the potential for digital communications and inspiring advancements that followed.

But even Shannon, himself, couldn't remember where the theory originates from.

March 7, 2016

International reach

Barbour Scholars 1942-43. (Photo courtesy of the Bentley Historical Library)

January 25, 2016

Winter scene

During winter of 1897, this view of campus shows the former library beyond the trees. (Photo courtesy of the Bentley Historical Library)

December 14, 2015

Winter fun

Student soldiers wrestle in the snow during World War II. (Photo courtesy of the Bentley Historical Library)

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