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March 24, 2018

Multimedia Features

February 13, 2018

Border Crossers

Chico MacMurtrie "Border Crossers" Being Built

Students across campus will work with visiting artist Chico MacMurtrie this semester on a 40-foot robotic sculpture that explores the notion of borders and boundary conditions. This video explores the ideas behind the project, which is led by the Institute for the Humanities and symbolizes the humanities in action.

February 12, 2018

'Porgy and Bess'

The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess: Opera in Concert

Despite its undisputed place in American music history, "Porgy and Bess" has never had a definitive score. Over the last three years, editors at U-M's Gershwin Initiative have worked to create a new edition of the opera. A test performance of the new score will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Hill Auditorium. This video explores what the audience can expect from this crucial step of the editorial process.

February 9, 2018

Time to evolve

Time To Evolve

The Museum of Natural History ended nearly 90 years in the Ruthven Museums Building on Dec. 31, 2017, as it prepares to move into the new Biological Science Building. This video commemorates the memories of visitors and staff, and offers a sneak peek at what is in store for the future of the museum inside its new home.

February 8, 2018

Military to medical

UM-Dearborn bioengineering student Samer Habeel (left) and Joe Lo, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, study a military-grade rifle scope with the intent of building a prototype medical device that harnesses the power of ultraviolet light to differentiate between different types of tissues. (Photo by Lou Blouin)

February 7, 2018

Less power, more performance

Multiferroic Materials: Making Our Future Technologies More Energy-Efficient

John Heron, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, believes that high-entropy alloys — metal mixtures that contain as many as 20 different elements instead of an ordinary alloy’s two or three — could one day drive a new generation of post-silicon computing devices. In this video, Heron explains the techniques his lab is using to develop multiferroic materials, which may lead to devices that deliver superior performance while consuming a fraction of the power.