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June 22, 2017

Multimedia Features

June 21, 2017

Magic alloy

In what could be a major step forward for a new generation of solar cells called "concentrator photovoltaics," a team of U-M researchers has developed a new semiconductor alloy that can capture the near-infrared light located on the leading edge of the visible light spectrum. In this photo, Jordan Occena, a graduate researcher, and Sunyeol Jeon, a former graduate student researcher, calibrate the apparatus used to spray paint the "magic" chemical cocktail onto blank gallium arsenide wafers. Read more about the development. (Photo by Joseph Xu, College of Engineering)

June 14, 2017

Remembering the Survival Flight tragedy

Remembering our team lost in life-saving mission

Ten years ago this month, on June 4, 2007, Michigan Medicine suffered a tragic loss of six faculty and staff members, when their Survival Flight plane went down over Lake Michigan during a transplant mission. In this video, Michigan Medicine staff members remember the events of that terrible day, the grief that followed and the importance of continuing such life-saving efforts.

June 7, 2017

Schlissel at Mackinac

Mackinac Moment: Mark Schlissel | 2017 Mackinac Policy Conference

President Mark Schlissel spoke at the 2017 Mackinac Policy Conference last week. In this video by the Detroit Regional Chamber, the annual conference's sponsor, he discusses U-M graduates who have made an impact on the world through entrepreneurship, the university's mission and the importance of making the world a better place through research and academics.

May 31, 2017

Beyond the book

Fulcrum - Michigan Publishing

As humanities and social science faculty embrace digital tools in their research and teaching, their publishing needs are changing too. With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the University of Michigan Press has been leading a consortium of academic publishers to build a publishing platform capable of going beyond the book. This video explores how the platform, branded as Fulcrum and hosted by the U-M Library, presents audiovisual materials, 3-D models, and other complex digital objects in close relationship with the text.

May 26, 2017

The Arts Wall

The Arts Wall, featuring Aaron Dworkin, Yo-Yo Ma and Lara Downes

Aaron Dworkin, dean of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, recently joined acclaimed cellist Yo Yo Ma and pianist Lara Downes to perform in a video performance of a short cello, spoken-word and piano piece that celebrates and makes a statement about the power and purpose of the arts in America.