December 6, 2022
Bee studyRead more about the bee study
A male eastern bumblebee (Bombus impatiens) and a sweat bee share space on a cone flower. New analysis by U-M researchers of several thousand Michigan bees from 60 species showed that efforts to promote the future health of both wild bees and managed honeybee colonies need to consider specific habitat needs, such as the density of wildflowers while improving other habitat measures may increase bee diversity. (Photo by Michelle Fearon)
December 5, 2022
Temporary rec facilityRead more about the campus recreation project
The Palmer Field Temporary Recreation Facility will provide recreation and fitness opportunities for the campus community while a new Central Campus Recreation Building is under construction. The 23,000-square-foot facility will have cardio equipment, strength training machines, a track and other amenities. (Photo by Mike Widen, Recreational Sports)
December 1, 2022
Future of weldingRead a Q&A with Dong about the potential impacts
Making vehicle structures out of a combination of metals and plastics could make them dramatically lighter, stronger, safer and more environmentally friendly than the all-steel or all-aluminum approaches that dominate today. But how to quickly and cheaply join all those materials together has been a sticky problem. The first viable method for welding plastic and metal directly together was recently developed under the leadership of Pingsha Dong, the Robert F. Beck Collegiate Professor of Engineering. In this video, Dong details how his team achieved a feat that was thought impossible for decades.
November 30, 2022
Addressing the housing crisisRead more about how U-M can address the housing crisis
Access to quality housing is essential to our well-being and the gateway to resources. Unfortunately, this basic necessity remains out of reach for far too many families, creating an ongoing crisis plaguing millions of Americans. With its tremendous breadth of researchers, faculty, and students combined with robust community partnerships, U-M is uniquely positioned to lead the charge addressing this crisis. (Photo by Ken Lund)
November 22, 2022
Management as a callingRead more about embracing a new ethos in business
Andrew Hoffman, Holcim (US) Inc. Professor of Sustainable Enterprise, recently took a cohort of students from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business to U-M’s Biological Station on Douglas Lake in northern Michigan. The goal for the lakeside retreat: to remove distractions, encourage reflection, and embrace a moral compass to explore professions that promote commerce and serve society. In this video, Hoffman, who also is a professor of management and organizations, and professor of environment and sustainability, and his students discuss the program and what they hope to achieve from it.
November 21, 2022
Cyber vulnerabilityRead more about this research
A new attack discovered by the University of Michigan and NASA exploits a trusted network technology to create unexpected and potentially catastrophic behavior. The technology is widely used in critical infrastructures such as spacecraft, aircraft, energy generation systems and industrial control systems. In this video, Baris Kasikci, the Morris Wellman Faculty Development Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, discusses the test that exposed the vulnerability.
November 17, 2022
Leadership WelcomeRead more about the president’s Leadership Welcome
President Santa J. Ono delivered his first Leadership Welcome Nov. 17, outlining his strategic vision and a variety of new initiatives. This video of his full address was delivered in a campuswide livestream.
November 16, 2022
Climate and healthRead more bout these experts’ work
The impacts of climate change increasingly threaten the pillars of human health: the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, the shelters we call home, and the land on which we live. In this video, members of U-M’s Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation — Carina Gronlund of the Institute for Social Research, Sue Anne Bell of the School of Nursing, and Richard Hirth of the School of Public Health — discuss their recent and ongoing work examining climate change-related health impacts.
November 15, 2022
President’s November message
President Santa J. Ono delivers the first of what he plans will be monthly video messages to the U-M community. In this video, he talks about what drew him to the university, things for which we should be thankful, and reminds viewers to watch his Leadership Welcome online Nov. 17.
November 14, 2022
MBioFAR Award winnersRead more about the 2022 MBioFAR Award winners
Top row from left, Sami Barmada, Jianping Fu, Costas Lyssiotis and, bottom row from left, James Moon, Alison Narayan and Elizabeth Speliotes are recipients of the 2022 Mid-career Biosciences Faculty Achievement Recognition Award. The award, which recognizes exceptional mid-career faculty in the biosciences, provides discretionary funds — $250,000 per year for two years for each awardee — to encourage innovative, high-risk research.