Free speech teach-outs
For the next several weeks, the Office of Academic Innovation will present a teach-out series focusing on free speech on college campuses, in journalism and in sports. In this video, President Mark Schlissel discusses the importance of exploring the tensions and challenges surrounding free speech in various aspects of society.
Origami noise barrier
Mechanical engineering researchers at U-M have developed a reconfigurable, origami barrier that can be tuned to block traffic noise at different times throughout the day. In this video, Manoj Thota, a graduate student research assistant in mechanical engineering and lead author on the research, and Kon-Well Wang, Stephen P. Timoshenko Collegiate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and professor of mechanical engineering, explain how the system works.
UM-Dearborn's next chancellor
Domenico Grasso and his wife, Susan, are introduced during Thursday's Board of Regents meeting. The regents approved Grasso as the next chancellor for UM-Dearborn, effective Aug. 1. Current Chancellor Daniel Little is stepping down July 31, after guiding the Dearborn campus for the past 18 years. (Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography)
Calming the tremors
After 20 years of bothersome hand tremors, Harry Hahn, an active retiree, finally found relief through a procedure called deep brain stimulation. In this video, Parag Patil, associate professor of neurosurgery, anesthesiology, and biomedical engineering; and Kelvin Chou, Thomas H. and Susan C. Brown Early Career Professor of Neurology, and professor of neurology, and neurosurgery, explain how deep brain stimulation works, and what the results look like.
Risk aware autonomy
In this video, Dhanvin Mehta, a graduate student research assistant in electrical engineering and computer science, describes his work on the Risk Aware Multi-Policy Decision Making algorithm to help guide robots in uncertain environments with constantly changing variables, such as for autonomous vehicles driving among pedestrians who can suddenly change direction or speed without signaling.