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March 24, 2018

Multimedia Features

January 22, 2018

Cheaper, stronger concrete

Ultra-High Performance Concrete | Sherif El-Tawil

High prices for stronger, more durable concrete have kept it out of widespread use by local, state and federal governments. In this video, Sherif El-Tawil, professor of civil and environmental engineering, discusses a non-proprietary blend of ultra-high-performance concrete that he developed at the request of Michigan’s Department of Transportation. The concrete, which comes with a drastically-reduced cost, is in use on a bridge in St. Clair County and the formula is being made available for free.

January 19, 2018

Financial aid testimony

Susan Dynarski (left), professor of public policy, education, and economics, talks with U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, before Dynarski testified at a hearing by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. Dynarski, an expert on financial aid for higher education, discussed how other countries have designed their loan programs, the differences between the repayment systems in America and other countries, and what lessons Congress can draw from different models. (Photo by Cindy Bank, Washington Office)

January 18, 2018

DEI training

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Training

At U-M, the commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is central to its mission as an educational institution. This video explores how departments across campus have partnered to provide training and skill development opportunities to help create a community where people’s differences contribute to further learning and advancements in all fields of study and patient care.

January 17, 2018

Summer Youth Employment Program

Summer Youth Employment Project - Poverty Solutions

U-M's Poverty Solutions initiative partnered with the Ginsberg Center and other campus offices to help expand and bring significant resources to the Washtenaw County Summer Youth Employment Project, enabling area youth to gain invaluable experiences in professional work settings as they consider their future careers. In this video, program organizers and participants discuss the program and its benefits.

January 15, 2018

MLK Symposium keynote

Taking his message into the audience at Hill Auditorium on Monday, author, actor and philanthropist Hill Harper called on the audience to use its collective power to advocate for change in the spirit of the Rev. Martin Luther King. "Activism is critical because, through activism, we become agents of change," said Harper, the keynote memorial speaker at U-M's 2018 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium. (Photo by Daryl Marshke, Michigan Photography)