University of Michigan
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March 17, 2018

Multimedia Features

March 8, 2018

Racism and health

Racism's Effect on Health

When black women report high levels of vigilance — chronic, daily worry about having to encounter prejudice — their health suffers. In this video, Margaret Hicken, director of the U-M's RacismLab and a research assistant professor at the Institute for Social Research's Survey Research Center, explains the difference between discrimination — day-to-day instances of prejudice — and vigilance, a never-ending, daily anticipation of discrimination or prejudice.

March 7, 2018

Taking on fake news

New University of Michigan Center Takes on Fake News, Social Media Responsibility

With the proliferation of fake news on social media and elsewhere online, experts at the School of Information are warning of a potential "infocalypse." To address these concerns and brainstorm creative solutions, the school has formed the Center for Social Media Responsibility. In this video, Garlin Gilchrist II, the center's executive director, discusses its role and possibilities.

March 6, 2018

STAT Madness

Outsmarting "Superbugs" with Science: STAT Madness 2018

March Madness isn't just for basketball anymore at U-M. A university team is part of STAT Madness, a virtual "tournament of science" that seeks to spread awareness and appreciation of biomedical research at U-M and other institutions nationwide. Last Thursday, the U-M advanced to the competition's next round. This video profiles U-M's STAT Madness entry, a new way of looking at how to keep nursing home residents and hospital patients from infections by "superbug" bacteria.

March 5, 2018


School of Education professor Liz Kolb shows graduate student Conall Walsh how she uses Twitter to network with other teachers. Kolb is among a number of faculty members who have developed a social media presence that they consider a valuable way to share their knowledge outside the academic world. (Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography)

February 23, 2018


The X-HALE: Experimental High Altitude Long Endurance Aircraft

The X-HALE is a very flexible, long-winged aircraft designed and built by Carlos Cesnik, professor of aerospace engineering. In this video, Cesnik explains how the longer wings could cut aircraft emissions by 10 percent, due to reduced drag, decreasing the cost of flying.