January 17, 2021
Moving backView a gallery of photos from the weekend move-in
Resident Assistant Alexa Carlos helps Delann Pillivant, a freshman from Detroit, check in at Bursley Hall on Jan. 15. While COVID-19 pandemic-related restrictions mean a majority of U-M undergraduates will attend classes remotely this semester, some students who need to be on campus moved back into residence halls over the weekend. Occupancy is down from 6,400 students in the fall to approximately 1,200 undergraduates for the winter semester, and all students are living in single-occupancy rooms. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)
January 15, 2021
Elementary school entrepreneursRead more about Young Sharks at This is Michigan
As the economy continues to rapidly change, the next generation needs to develop skills that will help them adapt to the future. UM-Flint created a Young Sharks Program that includes an innovative and engaging entrepreneurship and economics curriculum and a countywide event for young entrepreneurs to showcase their business ideas. This video shows how the program is working at Grand Blanc Community Schools.
January 14, 2021
Performing during a pandemicRead more about “Some Old Black Man”
Actor Wendell Pierce, as part of his Digital Artist Residency with the University Musical Society, is pushing forward a new way of imagining live theater in a lingering pandemic. A live performance of the play “Some Old Black Man,” filmed at Detroit’s Jam Handy theater, premieres online Jan. 15. It will be available on demand exclusively at UMS through Jan. 18 and is free for those who register in advance. This video takes a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this production.
January 13, 2021
Building accessible softwareRead a Q&A with David Chesney
David Chesney, Toby Teorey Collegiate Lecturer, and lecturer IV in biomedical engineering and in electrical engineering and computer science, designed Software for Accessibility, which helps undergraduate students develop technology solutions for people with disabilities. When COVID-19 limited in-person learning, Chesney created an online version with a COVID-19 focus, called Software Against COVID-19. In this video, he discussed what the experience is teaching him about online learning and the future of education.
January 11, 2021
2021 MLK Symposium special sectionRead the Record’s MLK Symposium special section
The 2021 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium will feature a different format from past years, but with the same emphasis on the message and lessons of the late civil rights leader. This year’s symposium begins with a keynote at 10 a.m. Jan. 18 and is built around the theme “Where Do We Go From Here?” It is a largely virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Today’s Record includes a special section highlighting some of the symposium’s events. View the full calendar of MLK Symposium events.
December 14, 2020
COVID-19 vaccine — Day 1Read more about the first vaccinations at Michigan Medicine
Michigan Medicine received its first shipment of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 14 and initially administered it to five frontline workers, with more to be vaccinated in the coming days and weeks. This video shows the exciting arrival of the vaccine, which President Mark Schlissel said represents “the beginning of the end of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
December 11, 2020
COVID-19 vaccine Q&ARead more about COVID-19 vaccination at Michigan Medicine
As news about COVID-19 vaccines breaks daily, Michigan Medicine hosted a Q&A session Dec. 11 with Sandro Cinti, professor of internal medicine in the Medical School and a specialist in emerging and infectious diseases, and Stanley Kent, chief pharmacy officer, associate dean for clinical affairs and clinical assistant professor of pharmacy in the College of Pharmacy. They answered questions about the efficacy, safety and status of vaccines on the horizon.
December 11, 2020
Conversations with campus leadershipRead more and listen to individual podcasts
Five members of the university’s leadership sat down, virtually, with five students to candidly discuss campus life amidst COVID-19, building communities, staying connected, and looking forward to life after the pandemic. This video offers a glimpse of the discussions with President Mark Schlissel, Vice President for Student Life Martino Harmon, Dean of Students Laura Blake Jones, Assistant Vice President for Public Affairs Rick Fitzgerald, and Associate Dean of Students Nicole Banks.
December 10, 2020
Chaplains in a pandemicRead a Q&A with Geila Rajaee
The majority of Americans say they are aware of chaplains and desire their services, yet few report previous experience with them in health care, according to a U-M study. In this video, Geila Rajaee, a Ph.D. candidate who is also a former hospital chaplain, explains how chaplains are helping families with loved ones in the hospital during the pandemic.
December 9, 2020
Dentistry during COVID-19Read more about efforts to increase dental office safety
The close proximities and confined spaces of a dental office environment in a pandemic pose a host of potential health risks, and it may be even more problematic in dental schools and other large dental offices with similar cubicle set-ups. This video explores how U-M engineers have sought to make such situations safer by analyzing the transport of aerosols within the clinics at U-M’s School of Dentistry.