Counseling and Psychological Services has released videos to help faculty assist students who may be thinking of suicide. Part of the "Do something: Stop Student Suicide" initiative, this video explores how students dealing with personal concerns and in distress typically show some outward signs that they are struggling in some way. A second video looks at using the strengths of community to combat students' feelings of being alone.
A new cube to spin
A giant Rubik's Cube newly installed on North Campus is believed to be the world’s largest hand-solvable, stationary version of the famous puzzle. This video shows the installation of the 1,500-pound, mostly aluminum apparatus, which was unveiled last week on the second floor of the G.G. Brown Building. It was imagined, designed and built by two teams of mechanical engineering undergraduate students.
True Blue! A Tribute to Michigan
Last Saturday, a packed Hill Auditorium celebrated U-M's bicentennial at the star-studded True Blue! A Tribute to Michigan. In this video, students, faculty, staff and alumni share their pride and excitement in preparing for and participating in the evening honoring 200 years of valiant history. And those unable to have attended in person can watch the full show online.
Focus on robots
Kevin French, a Ph.D. student in robotics, demonstrates a robotic arm, controlled with a Wii controller, that his group built for the Robotics Day technology showcase that took place Tuesday at the North Campus Research Complex. The event showcases state-of-the-art robotic technologies and educational efforts from universities, school districts, industry and government agencies across Michigan. (Photo by Akhil Kantipuly, College of Engineering)
200 objects in 200 days
Dean C. Worcester (center, in white hat) was Secretary of Interior of the Philippines when it was a U.S. territory. He was also a key figure in the creation of the U-M Museum of Anthropological Archaeology. This 1905 photo taken in Cagayan, Luzon, The Philippines, is part of a new UMMAA online exhibit celebrating the university's bicentennial. Each day, for 200 days, it will feature a different photo highlighting objects from the collections, museum personalities and UMMAA expeditions. "200 Objects in 200 Days" began March 31 and runs through Oct. 16.