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December 18, 2017

Multimedia Features

October 31, 2017

Who ya' gonna call?

Life as a Ghostbuster

When George Sprague, academic programs coordinator at the School of Information, is done interacting with students at the end of the day, he lives a double life as a Ghostbuster. In recognition of Halloween, this video features Sprague detailing his life as a Ghostbuster, a character he adopts for charity events, and how it fits in with the maker culture and his job at U-M.

October 29, 2017



A highlight of the bicentennial's UMich200 Fall Festival was Friday night's HAILstorm! show celebrating the university's 200 years. This video replays the unique show of light and sound that was projected onto the facade of the Rackham Building.

October 27, 2017

Campus of the Future

Drew Kaczmarek, an architecture graduate student, talks with "Campus of the Future" contest judges (from left) Jenny E. Sabin, Kwame Anthony Appiah and Babak Parviz about his project, titled Lorch Hall Lives. Kaczmarek's project, one of 34 in the contest, reimagined the narrative of U-M's architecture program if it had remained in Lorch Hall, its home for much of the 20th century. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)

October 26, 2017

Detecting lead in water

An Embeddable, Robust Sensor for Detecting Lead in Water

Researchers at U-M have developed a robust, embeddable sensor that can detect lead and other metals in water. This video explains how the device can be installed at any tap in a home or business for years, and will trigger an alert if a certain threshold of lead or another metal is detected in the water.

October 25, 2017

2017 Neubacher Award recipient

Regent Katherine White presents Robert Adams, associate professor of architecture and of art and design, with the 28th annual James T. Neubacher Award. For several years, Adams has focused his scholarship on the intersection of disability culture, civic infrastructure and design. The Council for Disability Concerns established the Neubacher Award in 1990 as a memorial to alumnus Jim Neubacher, who was a Detroit Free Press columnist and an advocate for equal rights and opportunities for people with disabilities. (Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography)