A new wave of thinking in architectural theory is emerging thanks to a rare collection of books, an exhibition, and the curiosity of Andrew Holder, assistant professor of architecture. This video takes a look at the exhibit, In the Garden Grows a Lump, organized around rare illustrated manuscripts on picturesque gardens.
Gov. Rick Snyder's goal of bringing 50,000 high-skill immigrants to Michigan in the next five years appears unrealistically ambitious, says Ann Chih Lin, associate professor of public policy. In this Policy Points video from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Lin suggests an alternative method to help Michigan tailor its immigration policies to boost economic growth.
Social Shib Sibs
Besides their standing as Olympic ice dancers, the brother-and-sister team of Alex and Maia Shibutani also are developing world-class social media skills through an independent-study project with Cliff Lampe, associate professor of information. The U-M students have a relatively large following on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube compared to other athletes early in their careers, and with Lampe's help they are working to improve their social media presence and understand the theories of why and how posting works best.
Help for a scarred heart
Valentine's Day offers an opportunity to tell the story of how U-M researchers are working to mend a broken heart — at least physically. Yen Peng Kong, a postdoctoral researcher in the Cell Signaling in Engineered Tissues lab at U-M and shown here examining a colony of heart muscle cells, is part of a team of U-M biomedical engineers that has turned groups of cells typically found in scar tissue into colonies of beating heart cells. (Photo by Joseph Xu, College of Engineering)