December 13, 2019
OR fire drillRead more about Michigan Medicine fire safety training
On a typical Thursday, all 81 operating rooms across Michigan Medicine are busy with life-saving treatment, transplant operations or other medical procedures. But on a recent Thursday morning, 68 of those ORs “paused” for two hours as more than 1,050 faculty and staff participated in a systemwide fire safety training. Each team worked through a simulated event in which a procedural error resulted in a fire in the OR, putting the patient and staff at risk. (Photo courtesy of Michigan Medicine)
December 12, 2019
Teaching teamworkRead more about Tandem
Three College of Engineering faculty members and the Center for Academic Innovation have developed Tandem, a high-tech tool to help students build research, communication and teamwork skills. In this video, the faculty members talk about why teamwork in courses is a challenge and how Tandem can help students navigate conflict and understand how different types of people work.
December 11, 2019
Inclusive gymRead more about iGYMWhile adaptive sports like powerchair football provide invaluable opportunities for children with mobility disabilities to participate in athletic events, these games are not designed for competitive play between kids with disabilities and those without. The goal of iGYM, an augmented reality game system created by a team of U-M researchers led by Roland Graf, associate professor of art and design, is to create a truly inclusive environment for children to play and exercise together. As this video explains, both parents and children appreciate the opportunities this new technology offers.
December 9, 2019
Köszönöm (Thank You) Raoul WallenbergBrowse an online collection of public artworks at U-M
On Oct. 26, 1995, 60 years after Raoul Wallenberg graduated from U-M, this steel and granite sculpture by Jon Rush was dedicated to Wallenberg by Swedish Ambassador Per Anger, who had worked with him in Budapest. It is located at the west front entrance of the Art and Architecture Building. The Record periodically highlights pieces of public art at U-M. Learn more about this piece.
December 6, 2019
A corona of chaosRead more about the sun’s chaotic corona
Our closest-ever look inside the sun’s corona has unveiled an unexpectedly chaotic world, according to U-M researchers who play key roles in NASA’s Parker Solar Probe mission. The U-M findings provide important insight into two fundamental questions: Why does the sun’s corona get hotter as one moves farther away from the surface, and what accelerates the solar wind? As this video explains, the answers have ramifications for how we predict, detect and prepare for solar events that can dramatically affect Earth’s power grid and astronauts.
December 5, 2019
2019 DDLA recipientsRead more about the 2019 DDLA presentation
Recipients of the 11th annual Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award for U-M staff were celebrated Wednesday at a morning ceremony at the Michigan League. The 10 individual winners, who received $1,000 each, are shown above. Five teams were also honored and received $2,500 each. View photos of the winning teams. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)
December 4, 2019
North Star ReachRead more about North Star Reach
North Star Reach is located on picturesque property in Pinckney owned by U-M and founded by a Michigan Medicine transplant nurse in 2016. In many ways, it is no different than other traditional summer camps with lake access, swimming pools, campfires, cabins and activities that teach and bond. What is different about the camp is the medical support provided to the campers, all of whom have chronic or life-threatening health challenges. As this video explains, U-M provides the land, dedicated medical volunteers and supplies to help children with serious medical conditions to safely experience the joys of summer camp in a beautiful setting while making new friends and learning new things.
November 27, 2019
Giving Blueday 2019Read more about participating in Giving Blueday 2019
Each year, U-M designates the Tuesday after Thanksgiving as Giving Blueday — a 24-hour fundraising campaign for hundreds of university programs and causes. During its sixth annual Giving Blueday on Dec. 3, the university hopes to increase both participation and the number of gifts in support of U-M. This video offers a look at some of the more than 160 student organizations that will be raising funds.
November 26, 2019
Nacre knowledgeRead more about the nacre research
Nacre, the rainbow-sheened material that lines the insides of mussel and other mollusk shells, is known as the toughest material on Earth. More commonly known as mother-of-pearl, nacre’s combination of hardness and resilience has mystified scientists for more than 80 years. Now, a team of researchers led by U-M has revealed precisely how it works, in real time. In this video, researchers share their findings, which could lead to a new generation of ultra-strong synthetic materials.
November 25, 2019
Employee artworksView a list of winners and a photo gallery of entries
“Great Power, Great Responsibility,” by Shannon Vandervennet, a senior administrative assistant in pediatrics administration at Michigan Medicine, took Best in Show honors recently in the 32nd annual Gifts of Art Employee Art Exhibition. The exhibition, which runs through Dec. 6 at the Taubman Center, features 84 pieces of art created by 57 faculty, staff, students, volunteers and family members. View a list of winners and a photo gallery of some of the entries.