Global Graffiti & Mural Project
During 2016-17, international artists were brought to Ann Arbor to paint public murals and to engage with the campus and larger community, offering a global perspective on public art. In this video, Amanda Krugliak, assistant director of arts programming at the Institute for the Humanities, and Artemis Leontis, professor of modern Greek, discuss the work of artists Cacao Rocks and Olga Alexopoulou. A second video, explores the work of Iranian artist Mehdi Ghadyanloo.
Revolutionary surgical tool
U-M startup FlexDex Surgical's first product — a simple, ergonomic and intuitive "needle driver" for stitching inside the body — has been used for the first time in a series of operations. In this video, FlexDex co-founders Shorya Awtar, associate professor of mechanical engineering, and James Geiger, professor of surgery, describe the mechanical platform that mounts to a surgeon's arm. It enables the tip of the instrument to mimic the direction of movement of the surgeon's hand.
Michigan Medicine Magnet
Members of the Michigan Medicine community celebrate Friday's phone call informing them of the academic medical center's Magnet recognition, the highest honor in nursing. In the video, Juanita Parry, director of nurse and physician assistant recruitment, and retention and Magnet program director, explains what it means for U-M to have received the designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Aurum at the Smithsonian
U-M's award-winning solar car, Aurum, was highlighted this week at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., as part of the world premiere of a film focusing on human ingenuity and engineering marvels. Aurum, the current American Solar Challenge title holder and fourth-place finisher in the 2015 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, was among the competitors featured in the IMAX movie "Dream Big: Engineering Our World." Displaying the car at the National Air and Space Museum are (from left) U-M engineering students Jonathan Cha, Ian Larson and Pavan Naik. (Photo by Aaron Frantz)
On Jan. 30, U.S. Justice Sonia Sotomayor and German Justice Susanne Baer were the featured guests of U-M's first President's Bicentennial Colloquium, titled "The Future University Community," and at a separate discussion at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance. This video recaps highlights from that day.