Great Lakes safety
A U-M staff member who almost drowned in Lake Michigan is now working to save the lives of others. Jamie Racklyeft, communication director for the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research, was rescued from a Lake Michigan rip current in 2012. In this video, Racklyeft describes how that life-changing experience prompted him to form the Great Lakes Water Safety Consortium, pulling together people from various areas of expertise to work to prevent drownings.
Biofuel from algae
University scientists grew various combinations of freshwater algal species in 80 artificial ponds at U-M’s E.S. George Reserve near Pinckney, Michigan, in the first large-scale, controlled experiment to test the widely held idea that biodiversity can improve the performance of algal biofuel systems in the field. In this video, researchers from the School for Environment and Sustainability and the College of Engineering discuss how the process works and what it may accomplish.
New Survival Flight jet
Michigan Medicine’s Survival Flight has added a new Bombardier Learjet 75 fixed-wing aircraft to its existing fleet of three rotor-wing aircrafts to serve even more critically injured patients and improve organ procurement services. In this video, Denise Landis, clinical director for Survival Flight, discusses the new jet’s features and capabilities for better serving patients.
What can a house made of straw bales teach us about sustainability? A U-M class recently completed one — Ann Arbor's first student-built, off-the-grid structure on campus — to bring awareness to natural building, local food and sustainable living. In this video, Jeremy Moghtader, Campus Farm program manager, and Joe Trumpey, associate professor of art, natural resources, and environment, whose Green Building class built the structure, discuss its benefits and learning opportunities.
Third Century Initiative's impact
U-M's Third Century Initiative has changed the university's culture around engaged learning, a comprehensive report shows. This video explores the impact of the $50 million project to transform teaching and scholarship at the university.