Multimedia Features

  1. March 23, 2023

    In honor of Hutch

    Athletic director Warde Manual hugs retired U-M softball coach Carol Hutchins

    Athletic director Warde Manuel gives a congratulatory hug to retired softball coach Carol Hutchins after the Board of Regents voted March 23 to rename the university’s softball stadium in Hutchins’ honor. The home of U-M’s softball program will now be known as Alumni Field at Carol Hutchins Stadium. (Photo by Roger Hart, Michigan Photography)

    Read more about Hutchins’ recognition
  2. March 22, 2023

    Women in the marching band

    The 2022-23 school year marks 50 years since the passing of Title IX, which allowed women to join the Michigan Marching Band. Today, 42% of the MMB identify as women, and the band is led by Rachel Zhang, the fourth female drum major in its 125-year history. In this video, Lynn Hansen, a graduate of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance and marching band member from 1972-75, tells her story of being in the band when Title IX was passed, prohibiting discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities.

    Read more about women in the Michigan Marching Band
  3. March 21, 2023

    ‘Making Art in Prison’

    The Prison Creative Arts Project unveils its 27th annual Exhibition of Artists in Michigan Prisons, which runs through April 4 at the Duderstadt Gallery on North Campus. An opening celebration reception begins at 6 p.m. March 21, with the ceremony starting at 6:30 p.m. In this video, Janie Paul, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor Emerita, professor emerita of art and professor emerita of social work, discusses her book, “Making Art in Prison: Survival and Resistance,” and three artists explain what the creative experience was like.

    Read more about this year’s exhibition
  4. March 20, 2023

    Preventing mental health crises

    More than 3,200 doctors and other primary care providers across Michigan have been turning to a service called MC3 to help patients in need of mental health care. Based at U-m’s Department of Psychiatry, MC3 acts like the “Phone-a-Friend” option on a popular game show. In this video, local doctors from around Michigan and program organizers at U-M describe how the service is helping promote mental health throughout the state.

    Read more about MC3
  5. March 16, 2023

    Giving thanks for Giving Blueday

    Donors from across the U-M community — and around the world — gave more than $5.3 million to support initiatives, programs, organizations and more on Giving Blueday, U-M’s annual day of giving. The university’s ninth Giving Blueday was March 15, and 11,200 students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends made gifts of all sizes to support all three campuses and Michigan Medicine. This video offers thanks to the donors who generously supported U-M.

    Read more about Giving Blueday
  6. March 15, 2023

    Sustainability lecture

    Former Irish president Mary Robinson (left) talks with Provost Laurie McCauley during the 21st Annual Peter M. Wege Lecture on Sustainability, which took place March 13 in Rackham Auditorium. “We are on the cusp of a clean-energy world, which we should all be immensely excited about and look forward to,” Robinson said. “Yet, we have this strange paradox where our world continues to warm 2.4 degrees above pre-industrial levels, and we don’t talk about it. (Photo by Dave Brenner, School for Environment and Sustainability)

    Read more about the Wege Lecture
  7. March 14, 2023

    Global health medalist

    Regent Katherine White and President Santa J. Ono present Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus with the Thomas Francis Jr. Medal in Global Public Health. In his acceptance speech, Tedros, the World Health Organization director-general, said nations across the globe must better prepare for future pandemics by learning from the mistakes made throughout COVID-19. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)

    Read more about the Francis Medal ceremony
  8. March 13, 2023

    Honorary degree recommendations

    Collage of honorary degree recipients

    Wynton Marsalis, Mary Sue Coleman, Phil Hagerman and Dominique Morisseau, leaders in music, education, philanthropy and art, are being recommended for honorary degrees at the 2023 Spring Commencement. Marsalis will be the main commencement speaker at the April 29 ceremony at Michigan Stadium, and Coleman will address the Rackham Graduate Exercises.

    Read more about the 2023 spring honorary degrees
  9. March 10, 2023

    Get outside

    Teachers throughout the state of Michigan are taking part in the Dow Innovation Teacher Fellowship, a program created for K-12 teachers of all disciplines interested in teaching sustainability issues, while fostering and supporting links between schools, classrooms and communities. The School of Education’s Center for Education Design, Evaluation, and Research is a partner in the effort. This video explains U-M’s role in the program and showcases how it engages students.

    Read more about the Dow Innovation Teacher Fellowship
  10. March 9, 2023

    Vision 2034

    U-M community members are being asked to think boldly as part of a yearlong campuswide strategic visioning effort to imagine what the university will look like and accomplish in the next 10 years. Input to inform U-M’s future — its Vision 2034 — is being sought in several ways from students, faculty and staff on the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses, including Michigan Medicine. In this video, President Santa J. Ono encourages participation and input from all corners of the university.

    Read more about Vision 2034 and the activities surrounding it