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August 22, 2017

Multimedia Features

April 25, 2017

Digital Islamic studies

Digital Islam Course Connects Big Ten Universities

U-M has taken the lead in coordinating with several other universities in the Big Ten Academic Alliance to establish the Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum. The initiative allows students to take courses about Islam not offered at their own institutions. In this video, Pauline Jones, director of the International Institute, elaborates on the goal of the curriculum.

April 24, 2017

Persistent Pasts

As U-M celebrates its bicentennial year, the exhibition Persistent Pasts reflects on the university's campus as a repository of memory. Now running at the Taubman College Gallery in the Art and Architecture Building, the exhibition asks how past traditions, tensions and technologies have left material or cultural traces on campus space today. View a photo gallery from the exhibit. (Photo by Bryan Ranallo)

April 20, 2017

Clinical Simulation Center

Expanding the Clinical Simulation Center at Michigan Medicine -

Michigan Medicine will more than double the size of its Clinical Simulation Center, an innovative instructional learning laboratory used to train health care professionals. This video explores the purpose of the center, which will benefit from a $4.75 million renovation of the Medical Science Building II to add a second Clinical Simulation Center location.

April 20, 2017

Cuba's beating heart

University of Michigan Jazz Students Visit Cuba

For students of jazz percussion, Cuba is the holy grail of influence. The rhythms, instruments and techniques that began on that island nation have created some of the world’s most influential regional music. Led by Michael Gould, professor of music (jazz percussion), 12 students from the School of Music, Theatre & Dance recently had the opportunity to hear, see and perform with Cuban jazz artists in person. In this video, Gould and several of the students reflect on what they learned.

April 19, 2017

Fake news, facts, and alternative facts

University of Michigan Teach-Out: Fake News, Facts, and Alternative Facts

The proliferation of news stories that are either downright false or, at the very least, misleading is at the heart of U-M's second "teach-out." Three faculty members from the Department of Communication Studies will present "Fake News, Facts, and Alternative Facts" to enrolled online learners beginning Friday. In this video, Brian Weeks and Josh Pasek, both assistant professors of communication studies, discuss some of the topics that will be discussed.