February 20, 2020

Multimedia Features

  1. February 20, 2020

    Battling brain cancer

    Researchers at U-M’s Rogel Cancer Center are working to better understand and treat brain cancer, and one of the most pernicious types of brain cancer is glioblastoma. Several research labs at the Rogel Cancer Center are actively pursuing new efforts to extend and to improve the lives of patients with this deadly disease. This video shows the work being done by the lab of Maria G. Castro and Pedro R. Lowenstein, both professors of neurosurgery and cell and developmental biology at Michigan Medicine, and the lab of Daniel Wahl, an assistant professor of radiation oncology.

    Read more about the fight against glioblastoma
  2. February 19, 2020

    Travel Registry reminder

    With peak travel season approaching, U-M community members are reminded to register international travel plans and prepare for a safe and successful experience abroad. The university provides a secure registry for faculty, staff, students and sponsored affiliates. The one-stop service supports emergency communications and access to university-approved health insurance for those who travel abroad. This video highlights the next steps faculty and staff should take.

    Read more about how to register international travel plans
  3. February 17, 2020

    Spiral surprise

    Materials science and engineering researchers are beginning to find answers to the decades-old mystery of how multiphase spirals come to form during the crystallization process of materials. In this video, Ashwin Shahani, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, explains how understanding this process could lead to the production of meta-materials with new properties for optical and mechanical applications.

  4. February 14, 2020

    Positive energizers

    Business & Finance has enlisted 160 staff “positive energizers” from across the organization to undertake the 90/90 Challenge. Their goal: reach 90 percent of the unit’s 2,700 staff members in 90 days with information about B&F’s commitment to creating a positive organization, and engage staff in a related activity. This video shows one example of the activities happening across B&F to build a more positive work environment.

  5. February 13, 2020

    Pioneers and pathbreakers

    Key milestones in Michigan Medicine history

    For nearly 100 years after the Civil War, African-Americans who aspired to become doctors had few choices — but U-M was one of them. In honor of that heritage, and of Black History Month, Michigan Medicine is highlighting some key milestones and people who played a special role in the institution’s past.

    Read more about these key milestones and people
  6. February 12, 2020

    Energy saving contest

    UM-Dearborn College of Engineering and Computer Science graduate students Christine Li (left) and Viraj Tulaskar inspect a skylight in the Administration Building as part of the DTE Energy E-Challenge Competition. (Photo courtesy of UM-Dearborn)

    UM-Dearborn College of Engineering and Computer Science graduate students Christine Li (left) and Viraj Tulaskar inspect a skylight in the Administration Building as part of the DTE Energy E-Challenge Competition for Colleges and Universities. U-M’s Ann Arbor and Dearborn campuses are competing in the statewide contest that encourages students to develop innovative plans to help their schools reduce energy waste. (Photo courtesy of UM-Dearborn)

    Read more about the competition
  7. February 11, 2020

    Increasing student civic engagement

    U-M’s Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning is committed to equipping students, faculty and staff with the knowledge, skills and commitment for socially responsible civic engagement. In this episode of the Michigan Minds podcast, Mary Jo Callan, the center’s director, discusses the importance of promoting civic education on college campuses and beyond.

    Read more about increasing student civic engagement
  8. February 10, 2020

    Future of graduate education

    Photo of Enrique De La Cruz and Edmund Graham at the reception and poster session.

    Enrique De La Cruz (left) of Yale University talks with Edmund Graham, the Rackham Graduate School’s minority-serving institutions coordinator, at a reception and poster session that was part of a symposium titled Advancing New Directions in Graduate Education. Participants exchanged ideas on the future of the graduate student experience, examined how universities have traditionally conducted graduate education and considered opportunities for rethinking that approach. (Photo by Jameson Staneluis, Rackham Graduate School)

    Read more about Advancing New Directions in Graduate Education.
  9. February 7, 2020

    AI and brain tumor diagnosis

    Neurosurgeons can leave the operating room more confident about their patient’s brain tumor diagnosis, thanks to the integration of a new system that employs optical imaging and artificial intelligence that are making brain tumor diagnoses quicker and more accurate. This video demonstrates how the technology is allowing them to quickly see diagnostic tissue and tumor margins in near-real time.

    Read more about how AI is helping diagnose brain tumors
  10. February 5, 2020

    Studying the sun

    The European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter and NASA’s Parker Solar Probe are space weather sidekicks — on two separate, but complementary missions to study the sun with the aim of being able to better predict when solar wind might pose risks to our communications satellites, electrical grid and even astronauts. This video explains how Solar Orbiter and Parker Solar Probe work together — and how U-M engineers are helping lead the discovery in both missions.

    Read more about the Parker and Solar Orbiter missions