November 24, 2020
Maize and Blue CupboardRead more about addressing food insecurity
College students are experiencing food insecurity and lack of access to adequately healthy foods at an alarming rate. U-M’s Maize and Blue Cupboard is offering students immediate and comprehensive resources to remedy this. In this video, Jessica Thompson, program manager, explains Maize and Blue Cupboard’s mission and how it works.
November 20, 2020
Virtual productionsRead more about SMTD’s digital season
The School of Music, Theatre & Dance has announced its first fully online season. Beginning Dec. 2, SMTD will release six innovative, student-driven productions over the course of three weeks. A new production will be released every Wednesday and Friday through Dec. 18. All performances will be free and available to the public for a limited time. This video shows a trailer for the fall 2020 season, which features highlights from the departments of Musical Theatre and Theatre & Drama, as well as two releases from the University Opera Theatre.
November 19, 2020
Expanding hurricane trackingRead more about CYGNSS
NASA officials are re-upping investment in the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System by extending the mission through Sept. 30, 2023, with a commitment of more than $21 million. CYGNSS is a research project led by U-M and designed to improve hurricane forecasting that is demonstrating a knack for helping solve problems on land. This video explains how the satellite system helps bolster predictions of storm severity and measures moisture content over land.
November 18, 2020
Phosphorus and agricultural runoff
Water treatment plants currently use ferric chloride to absorb phosphorus runoff in wastewater. The result is a heavy sludge that builds up in the water and is removed and incinerated or thrown in a landfill. This video shows how Glen Daigger, professor of engineering practice, and civil and environmental engineering at U-M, and his research team are developing a biological system that can capture the phosphorus in the water without use of chemicals.
November 17, 2020
Honoring staff milestonesRead more about the service awards
University Human Resources hosted a virtual Service Awards event Nov. 16, honoring 422 staff members who celebrated 30, 40, 45, 50 or 55 years of service in 2020. This video of this year’s virtual Service Awards featured live and recorded performances and messages from university leaders and colleagues at all levels.
November 16, 2020
COVID on the riseRead more about U-M’s COVID-19 strategy
With cases of COIVID-19 increasing in Michigan and across the United States, medical and public health experts are urging people to remain vigilant and not let up on mitigation procedures they’ve already been following for several months. In this video, Marschall S. Runge, executive vice president for medical affairs, offers advice not only for students who preparing to return to their permanent residences, but all members of the U-M community considering their holiday plans.
November 13, 2020
‘Behind the Walls’Read more about the new sculpture at UMMA“Behind the Walls,” a 25-foot-tall sculpture by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa, was acquired through a gift from J. Ira and Nicki Harris and installed this week in front of the U-M Museum of Art. The elongated human head with hands covering both eyes is a monumental piece signifying deep reflection. (Photo by Scott Soderberg, Michigan Photography)
November 12, 2020
Honoring those who serveRead more about Veterans’ Week events
As the nation marked Veterans Day on Nov. 11, U-M also offered a thank you to those within the university community who have served and continue to serve in the armed forces. This video acknowledges and celebrates their pivotal role with an array of virtual events this week open to both veterans and civilians alike.
November 11, 2020
Celebrating Black womenRead more about Sydney James’ artwork at U-M
Detroit artist Sydney James paints “Sarah the Whatevershechoosestobe-(h)er,” a mural now on view in the lobby of the Modern Languages Building. It was completed in October. James also has created “Watch Me Work — Portraits of Self,” a new public art installation at the Institute for the Humanities Gallery. The eight-piece exhibition honors and celebrates the labor of Black women. (Photo by Amanda Krugliak)
November 10, 2020
Affordable Care Act: What’s at stake?Read more about what’s at stake in this Supreme Court case
A case being argued before the U.S. Supreme Court this week could lead to the overturning of all or part of the Affordable Care Act, which became law in spring 2010. In this video, Renuka Tipirneni, assistant professor of internal medicine, addresses what’s at stake. Among the protections at risk is women’s reproductive health care. In this video and Q&A interview, Ruth Zielinski, clinical professor of nursing, and Nicholas Bagley, professor of law, discuss how the ACA has affected reproductive health care and the Supreme Court’s options in deciding the case.