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February 22, 2018

Multimedia Features

February 21, 2018

VBID goes nationwide

Value-Based Insurance Design (V-BID)

A health insurance concept that grew from U-M research may soon reach millions of people covered by Medicare, allowing them to keep more dollars in their wallets while getting treated for chronic diseases. In this video, A. Mark Fendrick, professor of internal medicine, and health management and policy, shares how the Value-Based Insurance Design program for improving patient care went from a discussion between two U-M physicians to a federal pilot program now expanding to all 50 states.

February 21, 2018

Active attacker preparedness

Active Attacker - Response and Prevention

With the nation's attention focused on the school shooting in Florida, the Division of Public Safety and Security has outlined the measures U-M takes to prepare for, handle and hopefully prevent active attacker situations. Such situations can cause disbelief, panic and disorientation. This video, which includes simulated scenes of an attack, offers tips on how to react.

February 20, 2018

Free speech teach-outs

Teach-Out: Free Speech on Campus

For the next several weeks, the Office of Academic Innovation will present a teach-out series focusing on free speech on college campuses, in journalism and in sports. In this video, President Mark Schlissel discusses the importance of exploring the tensions and challenges surrounding free speech in various aspects of society.

February 19, 2018

Origami noise barrier

Reconfigurable Origami Traffic Noise Barrier

Mechanical engineering researchers at U-M have developed a reconfigurable, origami barrier that can be tuned to block traffic noise at different times throughout the day. In this video, Manoj Thota, a graduate student research assistant in mechanical engineering and lead author on the research, and Kon-Well Wang, Stephen P. Timoshenko Collegiate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and professor of mechanical engineering, explain how the system works.

February 15, 2018

UM-Dearborn's next chancellor

Domenico Grasso and his wife, Susan, are introduced during Thursday's Board of Regents meeting. The regents approved Grasso as the next chancellor for UM-Dearborn, effective Aug. 1. Current Chancellor Daniel Little is stepping down July 31, after guiding the Dearborn campus for the past 18 years. (Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography)