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March 28, 2017

Multimedia Features

March 2, 2017

M-BARC: 100-year orbiting time capsule

They're calling it the first space time capsule. As part of U-M's bicentennial, a team of students will interview 1,000 members of the U-M community and launch their stories into orbit for 100 years. In this video, Aaron Ridley, professor of climate and space sciences and engineering, and honors academic adviser in the College of Engineering, discusses the project along with student team members.

February 24, 2017

'They’re Not So Fragile'

One reason Jacqueline Kaufman, associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, started a hockey team for kids with cerebral palsy, autism, ADHD and other conditions was to prove "they're not so fragile." In this video, Kaufman explains how she was motivated to create the team and how it helps its young members.

February 23, 2017

Global Graffiti & Mural Project

During 2016-17, international artists were brought to Ann Arbor to paint public murals and to engage with the campus and larger community, offering a global perspective on public art. In this video, Amanda Krugliak, assistant director of arts programming at the Institute for the Humanities, and Artemis Leontis, professor of modern Greek, discuss the work of artists Cacao Rocks and Olga Alexopoulou. A second video, explores the work of Iranian artist Mehdi Ghadyanloo.

February 22, 2017

Revolutionary surgical tool

U-M startup FlexDex Surgical's first product — a simple, ergonomic and intuitive "needle driver" for stitching inside the body — has been used for the first time in a series of operations. In this video, FlexDex co-founders Shorya Awtar, associate professor of mechanical engineering, and James Geiger, professor of surgery, describe the mechanical platform that mounts to a surgeon's arm. It enables the tip of the instrument to mimic the direction of movement of the surgeon's hand.

February 20, 2017

Michigan Medicine Magnet

Members of the Michigan Medicine community celebrate Friday's phone call informing them of the academic medical center's Magnet recognition, the highest honor in nursing. In the video, Juanita Parry, director of nurse and physician assistant recruitment, and retention and Magnet program director, explains what it means for U-M to have received the designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.