Oral histories of U-M
During last year's bicentennial, the U-M Library partnered with the national oral history organization StoryCorps to record and preserve stories from our community. Presented and curated by the U-M Library in collaboration with StoryCorps, these stories capture the essence of the university's past and present. In the archive's first entry, Julie Herrada (right), curator of the library's Labadie Collection, talks with her friend Ari Weinzweig, a U-M alumnus, author and Zingerman's co-founder, to talk about anarchism and how it relates to building better and more equitable business models. (Photo by Alan Piñon, U-M Library)
Staff shares its voice
Staff members at Thursday's Voices of the Staff Town Hall gathered in small groups, each of which discussed and summarized suggestions related to one of 12 workplace-related topics. Their suggestions were presented to President Mark Schlissel and will be shared with U-M's executive officers. (Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography)
Clinical Simulation Center
U-M has opened a second Clinical Simulation Center location, more than doubling the number of physicians, nurses and students who will be able to practice their skills in a state-of-the-art learning environment. In this photo, James Cooke, executive director of the Clinical Simulation Center and assistant professor of learning health sciences and of family medicine, and Sharon L. Smith, director of professional development and education for nursing services and adjunct clinical assistant professor of nursing, use one of the simulators as Karrie Martis, educational nurse coordinator, looks on. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)
Recently, three scientists from Europe and the United States received the Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work developing cryo-electron microscopy. U-M has one of the top cryo-EM labs in the country. In this video, Melanie Ohi, research associate professor at the Life Sciences Institute and associate professor of cell and developmental biology, and Michael Cianfrocco, research assistant professor at LSI and assistant professor of biological chemistry, explain how this technology is revolutionizing biology and how U-M is using it to study things like neurodegenerative diseases and bacterial infections.
Video game music
Matthew Thompson, assistant professor of music, is a classically trained pianist who teaches a popular course on video game music at U-M, and is considered a leading expert on video game music. In this video, Thompson discusses the development of video game music, which will be the focus of the 5th annual North American Conference on Video Game Music at U-M this Saturday and Sunday.