U-M will be represented at the ice dancing and hockey venues when the Winter Olympics get underway this week. At left, from top, are ice dancers Charlie White and Meryl Davis, and Maia and Alex Shibutani, all current students; and alumnus Evan Bates with his partner Madison Chock. Former U-M men's hockey team members playing for various national teams are, from top, Brian Lebler, Carl Hagelin and Max Pacioretty.
In recent years, the sports, science and medical communities have come to understand the devastating long-term effects that repeated concussions and even weaker blows to the head can have on athletes' brains. This video shows how U-M engineers and doctors are testing two high-profile head impact sensors that could improve understanding of how the head and neck respond to hits that athletes might experience.
Retina surgeons at the Kellogg Eye Center have performed the first — and second — surgeries in the United States to implant an artificial retina, or "bionic eye," since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the device last year. In this video, Dr. Thiran Jayasundera, assistant professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, discusses the groundbreaking procedure.
Sunny but cold
Lynette Hoelter, a research investigator at the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, is bundled up as she makes her way across the Diag on a bright but frigid Tuesday. While the Ann Arbor campus remained operational, classes were canceled as temperatures plunged below zero and wind chills were even colder. (Photo by Joel Johnson, Michigan Photography)
Researchers at the College of Engineering are working on computer models that could help tackle a challenging problem during the outbreak of an epidemic: Which facilities should a city close to help limit the public's exposure to the illness? In this video, Siqian Shen, assistant professor of industrial and operations engineering, discusses her team's work to help cities make those decisions quickly and effectively.