January 27, 2020
The new LSA BuildingRead more about the new LSA Building
The new LSA Building, featuring a glass-walled addition, opening earlier this month. In this video, LSA Dean Anne Curzan introduces some of the features that are designed to help LSA students connect, collaborate and study, and to access programs and support to help them excel academically and professionally.
January 24, 2020
U.S.-Iranian relationsListen to the full podcast with Juan Cole
Recent events have brought up many questions about relations between Iran and the United States. In a Michigan Minds podcast, Juan Cole, Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History, explains the relationship between the U.S. and Iran and possible implications of the current turmoil. This video covers a portion of that podcast dealing with talk on social media of a renewed draft.
January 23, 2020
Analyzing the AmazonRead about one of Ivanov’s graduate student’s experiences
Valeriy Ivanov, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, started as a coder before traveling to Brazil for hands-on field research in Tapajós National Forest. The Amazon is a challenging environment, but the data he and other researchers gather is essential to understanding life and climate change in the rainforest, and around the world. In this video, Ivanov discusses the importance of the work and the difficulty of transitioning from the field to the office.
January 22, 2020
Making their wayRead more about the Brightmoor Maker Space
Merging goals, dreams, ideas and inspiration with parts, pieces, productivity and creativity is what the Brightmoor Maker Space in northwest Detroit is all about. It’s a decade-long collaboration between Nick Tobier, professor of art and design at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design, and Bart Eddy, founder of Detroit Community School. In this video, Tobier and Eddy talk about what goes on at the space and how it affects the surrounding community.
January 21, 2020
Angela Davis delivers MLK keynoteRead more about Davis’ keynote lecture
Activist, scholar and author Angela Davis delivered the 34th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium keynote memorial lecture on Jan. 20. Speaking to a packed Hill Auditorium, Davis said, “I think it is important for us to learn how to pay tribute to those whose names we don’t necessarily know, and to recognize that the agents of history are not so much the leaders and the spokespeople, but rather the masses of people who develop a collective imagination regarding the possibility for a new future.”
January 20, 2020
WHOOO’s the winner?Read more about this photo and other winners
This photo by graduate student John David Curlis, titled “A family of camouflage” and showing the natural hiding abilities of great horned owls, took first place in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology’s 2019 Photographer at Large Contest. “I cannot emphasize enough how much luck went into actually photographing them,” Curlis said of his winning photo, which was taken in Ann Arbor’s Island Park. View other entries in the EEB contest.
January 16, 2020
Teaching biodiversityRead more about the biodiversity teaching module
Cindee Giffen, a lecturer in LSA’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, confers with students on their lab projects as part of a hands-on teaching module that uses preserved specimens from the Museum of Zoology. The teaching unit was developed to allow first- and second-year biology students access to specimens in U-M’s vast Museum of Zoology where they could form questions, collect data and test their hypotheses. (Photo by Dale Austin)
January 15, 2020
Combusting siloxanesRead more about siloxanes
Siloxanes are a family of chemicals used more and more in everyday products, but must be scrubbed from landfill gas harvested for energy generation because they pose serious risks to engines when combusted. In this video, College of Engineering researchers discuss a study of siloxane combustion chemistry that could help find a solution.
January 14, 2020
Welcome to Re:UnionRead more about the Union reopening festivities
Visitors to the Michigan Union’s reopening ceremony were invited to color a mural welcoming people to the renovated facility. The university’s iconic central building underwent a 20-month, $85.2 million facelift, which was celebrated with a ceremony and tours Jan.13. (Photo by Daryl Marshke, Michigan Photography)
January 13, 2020
One minute for your mindRead more about Our Mental Health Minute
While mental health is discussed more in the media today, there is still stigma around it — particularly in the black community. In this episode of Michigan Minds, a podcast about public engagement, Riana Elyse Anderson, assistant professor of health behavior and health education, discusses how a video series is helping to reduce that stigma.