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September 18, 2014

Tailgate tourney

Karl Bosse, research assistant in the Department of Pediatrics, and Mamta Jaiswal, research lab specialist in the Department of Neurology, compete in a Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament, refereed by MHealthy senior wellness coordinator Colleen Greene during MHealthy's Big Tailgate at Ingalls Mall on Tuesday. Another Big Tailgate takes place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. today at the University Hospital Courtyard. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)

Big data dilemma

Science, health care, economics, infrastructure and government could be completely changed by effectively using big data. But, currently, it isn't being used to its full potential. Laura Balzano, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, partners with campus research teams to help develop data collection and analysis strategies. This video explores what's needed to solve our global big data dilemma.

Inauguration day

The university inaugurated Mark Schlissel as its 14th president on Sept. 5. Honoring the heritage and traditions of U-M, the day included rigorous academic symposia, a procession across campus, the official inauguration and a community celebration. This video offers a brief look at those events. 

Faculty/Staff Spotlight

"I've always had interest in helping the people of Jamaica, and now with the university associated with it, it enables me to even further that goal."

Dr. Joseph Myers, optometrist with University Health Service and co-founder of the Eye Health Institute.

Old School


Soprano Beverly Sills and Tenor John McCollum chat in a September 1977 appearance at Hill Auditorium.

Michigan in the News

Nick Tobier, associate professor of art, spoke about the innovative style of British designer Thomas Heatherwick.

The Wall Street Journal

Nina Mendelson, professor of law, was quoted in a story about the best way to express support for net neutrality.


Stefan Szymanski, professor of kinesiology, was interviewed for an article about the advantage enjoyed by some European soccer clubs and leagues when it comes to spending money on top players.


In a story about the ethics of scent marketing, Aradhna Krishna, professor of marketing, says that "no other cue is as potent as a scent-based cue," affecting consumers' perception and judgment and, ultimately, their buying behavior.

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Research by Dr. Chandra Sripada, assistant professor of psychiatry and philosophy, shows that key connections between brain networks seem to mature more slowly in young people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

U.S. News & World Report

A study led by Brian Zikmund-Fisher, associate professor of health behavior and health education, suggests that only 38 percent of patients with lower health literacy and numeracy skills could correctly identify when levels of hemoglobin A1C — the common measure of blood-sugar control for diabetes — were outside the reference range.

The Wall Street Journal