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Mathematics Prof. Peter Smereka dies unexpectedly

This article has been updated with comments from colleagues.  Mathematics Prof. Peter Smereka died unexpectedly Sept. 15 following a heart attack. Smereka began working at the University in 1994 as an assistant professor of mathematics. He was promoted to a full professorship in 2003. Smereka obtained a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of […]

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On water polo: The one that got away

BLOOMINGTON — It wasn’t supposed to end like this. As the Michigan water polo team formed up frantically while the final seconds of the fourth quarter hemorrhaged into oblivion, I experienced déjà vu. I felt like I was watching Super Bowl XLII when Tom Brady heaved his final Hail Mary to Randy Moss. If you’re […]