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February 11, 2016

As I See It

"Taking off," photographed at Acadia National Park in Maine by Peiyuan Li, a graduate student in environmental engineering, has won the latest Arts @ Michigan As I See It photo competition. Conducted periodically throughout the year, each competition features a different theme. The winter 2016 theme was "Animals."

Transforming the clinical trial enterprise

Clinical trials research is an essential responsibility of U-M's academic medical center, which recently made significant investments to transform the clinical trial infrastructure. In this video, Steven L. Kunkel, senior associate dean for research at the Medical School, describes the collaborative system being implemented to better support clinical trials and researchers.

A better helmet

The football season may have ended with Sunday's Super Bowl, but the effort to prevent sports-related head injuries continues. In this video, Ellen Arruda, professor of mechanical engineering and biomedical engineering, explains how a shock-absorbing football helmet system being developed at U-M could blunt some dangerous physics that today's head protection ignores.

Faculty/Staff Spotlight

"I like to make that sheet of glass. There's only one thing I like better and that's skating on that sheet of glass."

Kevin Bushey, Yost Ice Arena facilities supervisor and Zamboni driver

Old School

Diversity pioneer

Henry Graham, the University of Michigan's first African-American varsity tennis player, is pictured in a 1928 team photo.

Michigan in the News

Comments by Bob Bain, associate professor of education and history, were featured in a story about better ways to teach history.

The Atlantic

"Coaches and trainers are relying on their naked eye to improve performance. Now you have technology that can measure motion to the nearest millisecond. No pun intended, but it's an eye-opening change," said Noel Perkins, professor of mechanical engineering, describing his microsensor technology in footballs, golf clubs, tennis racquets and more that transmits data to explain performance.

Detroit Free Press

Yveidy Rivero, associate professor of American culture and screen arts and cultures, was quoted in an article about why Turkey's soap operas are captivating Latin America.

International Business Times

"Voters know that Public Act 436 (Michigan's emergency manager law) is an affront to democracy, but it’s also become a tool for perpetuating and deepening racial inequalities," said Shawna Lee, associate professor of social work.

The Detroit News

"Mobile cell phone users have reported experiencing ringing and/or vibrations associated with incoming calls and messages, only to find that no call or message had actually registered," said Daniel Kruger, research assistant professor at the School of Public Health.

The Telegraph (U.K.)

"Students want a diverse environment in which to learn. We know students learn better — in the long run — in an environment that's diverse. Recruiters want a diverse workforce. All constituents want a diverse campus and they want diversity to be addressed in the curriculum," said Alison Davis-Blake, dean of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

Times Higher Education