What can a house made of straw bales teach us about sustainability? A U-M class recently completed one — Ann Arbor's first student-built, off-the-grid structure on campus — to bring awareness to natural building, local food and sustainable living. In this video, Jeremy Moghtader, Campus Farm program manager, and Joe Trumpey, associate professor of art, natural resources, and environment, whose Green Building class built the structure, discuss its benefits and learning opportunities.
Third Century Initiative's impact
U-M's Third Century Initiative has changed the university's culture around engaged learning, a comprehensive report shows. This video explores the impact of the $50 million project to transform teaching and scholarship at the university.
The Mcity Driverless Shuttle, a research project at U-M, launched Monday on North Campus. The shuttle will run on 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, weather permitting. There is no cost to riders, and the two shuttles will cover a one-mile route at the North Campus Research Complex roughly every 10 minutes.
The Nichols Arboretum peony garden has begun its annual transformation from green shoots to waves of white, pink and red as it bursts into nearly 10,000 blooms. At the beginning of this week, the main beds of herbaceous peonies were beginning to open. The tree peonies are still blooming in the surrounding beds. The peony garden offers a spring display from sunrise to sunset daily from approximately Memorial Day, when these pictures were taken, to mid-June. (Photos by Joseph Mooney)
At the first Applied Collegiate Exoskeleton Competition, the requested attire was circuits and motors. Teams from five schools recently gathered at U-M to tune-up, learn and demonstrate their powered mechanical suits, or exoskeletons, which augment the wearer’s strength and abilities. In this video, members of the U-M team explain the goal of the competition and how it worked.