3-D online fossils
Researchers at the Museum of Paleontology have launched the University of Michigan Online Repository of Fossils, a website that displays hundreds of 3-D images of the bones of mammoths, mastodons and other prehistoric creatures. In this video, museum officials describe how the site works.
Concluding her final commencement ceremony as U-M's 13th president, Mary Sue Coleman posed for a photo with the spring Class of 2014 on Saturday at Michigan Stadium. "This has been a day of photographs, and now I want to take one with all of you," said Coleman, who retires this summer after leading the university for the past 12 years. View a slideshow of Spring Commencement images. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)
Members of the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital Operating Room staff celebrate their victory in MHealthy’s 5-Minute Vacation Challenge with a full luncheon sponsored by MHealthy. The eight-week challenge promoted stress reduction in the workplace and encouraged nursing units to take five-minute “healthy vacations” during their shifts. The Mott O.R. recorded 1,441 vacations over eight weeks. (Photograph by Nicole Weil, MHealthy)
Screen time for kids
About 25 percent of parents with children aged two to five say their children get three or more hours of entertainment screen time a day, well beyond recommended limits, according to the latest C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health. In this video, poll director Dr. Matthew M. Davis, professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases, internal medicine, and public policy, discusses why it's important to limit children's screen time and how to do it.
Distinguished Dissertation Award
The 2013 ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award recipients were honored Tuesday. Awardees received a $1,000 honorarium recognizing exceptional scholarly work and completion of their doctoral degrees in 2013. The annual competition is co-sponsored by ProQuest and Rackham Graduate School. View a full list of the honorees. (Photo by Whitney Miller)