Plans to enclose the Michigan Union courtyard under a glass-and-steel arched roof, shown here in an architect's rendering, are part of an $85.2 million project to renovate the the iconic, 97-year-old building. The Board of Regents approved a schematic design for the project Thursday. (Drawing courtesy of Architecture, Engineering and Construction)
Hail and thanks
Students fill out thank-you cards at Pierpont Commons on Wednesday as part of the annual Hail Yeah! day of thanks. The campuswide event is aimed at educating students about the impact private support has on their Michigan education. Students sign postcards and personalize messages of thanks to Michigan alumni who donated $50 or less to the university in the past year. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)
Sound waves could be used to hack into critical sensors in a broad array of technologies including smartphones, automobiles, medical devices and the internet of things, U-M research shows. In this video, Kevin Fu, associate professor of computer science and engineering, and graduate student Timothy Trippel, discuss their research into how sensors can be tricked.
U-M Teach-Out Series
The U-M Teach-Out Series offers an opportunity for learners around the world to come together with our campus community in conversation on topics of widespread interest. In this video, Timothy McKay, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, professor of physics, astronomy and education, and director of the Digital Innovation Greenhouse, explains where the teach-out concept comes from and how it will work.
This photo titled "Botanist vs. Cranes" by Jianjun Jin took top honors in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 2016 Photographer at Large Contest. Jin, a visiting student in the lab of Stephen Smith, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, shot the photo at the Xianghai National Reserve in Jilin, China. View more winners from this year's contest.