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November 25, 2013

Growing community

Over the last year and a half, classes, groups and individuals have come to work and learn at the 2-acre U-M campus farm at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens.

November 22, 2013

Balloon-based disaster aid

Disasters frequently knock out communications infrastructures, isolating desperate people from the outside world. The Internet would enable these people to contact rescuers — if an Internet-to-ground linkage could be established. In this video, a team led by Aaron Ridley, associate professor of atmospheric, oceanic and space sciences, shows how high-altitude balloons could be used to quickly carry Wi-Fi routers into positions above affected zones, creating platforms for Internet-to-ground signals.

November 21, 2013

Kick the habit

While Thursday is the annual “Great American Smokeout,” any day can be the day to quit smoking. MHealthy has redesigned how it delivers its Tobacco Consultation Service programs to make them easier to access. This video explains what is available.

November 20, 2013

Archiving mass atrocities

When abusive regimes are deposed, it becomes imperative that the archives documenting their atrocities be preserved because “archival information can clearly have a powerful impact on accountability proceedings such as criminal trials and truth commissions,” John Ciorciari, assistant professor of public policy and senior legal adviser to the Documentation Center of Cambodia. In this video, Ciorciari explains the importance of making such records available.

November 19, 2013

The state of entrepreneurship

Despite its image as an example of Rust Belt decay, Michigan has “much more going on here entrepreneurially than the rest of the country realizes,” says David Brophy, professor of finance and director of the Center for Venture Capital & Private Equity Finance. In this video, Brophy discusses how programs at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business are helping feed Michigan’s entrepreneurial rebirth.