President Mark Schlissel receives his annual flu shot Monday from Janell Ball, a graduate student in nursing who was administering vaccines at a clinic in the Fleming Administration Building. MHealthy is offering walk-in flu shot clinics, in partnership with Michigan Visiting Nurses, at a variety of locations this fall for faculty and staff at the Ann Arbor, Flint and Dearborn campuses. (Photo by Eric Bronson, Michigan Photography)
You might not know his name, but you benefit from his work every day. This video highlights Frederick Novy, a U-M "microbe hunter" who paved the way for modern microbiology and infectious disease research, and for American medical schools to become powerhouses of all types of research.
President Mark Schlissel greets Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan at Friday's Detroit Festival to celebrate the university's historical roots in and commitment to the city where it was founded in 1817. Looking on is U-M alumna and Emmy Award-winning journalist Carmen Harlan and Board of Regents Chair Michael J. Behm. View more photos from the festival. (Photo by Daryl Marshke, Michigan Photography)
Many workplace injuries and fatalities are related to falls from ladders. Michigan researchers are leading an effort to determine whether or not the distance between ladder rungs is the reason for many workplace falls. In this video, Thomas J. Armstrong, professor of industrial and operations engineering, and Charles Woolley, senior research lab specialist and lecturer with the Center for Ergonomics, discuss how they developed a "ladder mill" to determine if the traditional standard for rung lengths is too long and potentially the cause for workplace falls.
In the good old summertime
As the last days of summer take us into fall, Michigan Today offers a look back at some summer scenery at U-M's Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum. Click the photo for a gallery of images that show the natural beauty and educational opportunities at these scenic locations. (Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography)