August 12, 2020
Angell Hall repairs
Repairs are underway to the iconic portico entrance of James B. Angell Hall and Tisch Hall and are expected to last into the fall semester. Architecture, Engineering and Construction is leading this project to maintain and preserve the facility and mitigate water infiltration to the basement level. Work includes removing the granite stair treads and slabs to replace waterproofing membranes and repair concrete, cleaning the granite before its reinstallation, repairs to the stone walls at the northern ADA entrance ramp and waterproofing at the southern entrance. (Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography)
August 5, 2020
The shape of educational inequalityRead more about “student capital”Researchers at the University of Michigan have come up with a new way to measure educational success by looking at the total effect of the many traits and abilities it takes for students to be successful in school. They call this quantity “student capital.” In this video, Christopher Quarles, a graduate student instructor at the School of Information, explains “student capital” and what leads to educational inequality.
July 28, 2020
Preparing for a hybrid fallRead more about U-M’s fall plans at the Campus Maize & BluePrint
U-M faculty and staff have been working to prepare for a public health-informed fall semester. Elizabeth Birr Moje, dean of the School of Education, has been leading the Coordinating Committee on Instructional Planning, helping identify the best practices in delivering in-person, remote and hybrid courses. In this video, Moje discusses the hard work required to create a successful hybrid semester, but emphasizes that it will also be rewarding. Learn more about planning for hybrid instruction.
July 20, 2020
A distinguished careerRead more about Maureen Tippen
For the past 25 years, Maureen Tippen, has taken more than 250 UM-Flint nursing students on service-learning journeys to Africa, Asia and Latin America. Tippen, a clinical associate professor emerita of nursing, is this year’s recipient of U-M’s President’s Award for Distinguished Service in International Education. The award recognizes and celebrates the extraordinary efforts of U-M faculty and staff who keep the university on the leading edge of international education. In this video, Tippen, who retired in May, discusses her career and the award.
July 15, 2020
Supporting students of colorRead more about and view other videos in the series
A video series called Young, Gifted, @ Risk and Resilient by U-M’s National Center for Institutional Diversity features scholars and practitioners from across the country who provide information for faculty, staff and providers to foster a positive learning environment and support the mental health and well-being of students of color. This video in the series, titled Campus Climate and How it Impacts the Mental Health of Students of Color, explains how faculty, staff, and administrators can foster positive campus climates by creating policies, norms and practices to reduce hostility and where students of color can thrive as learners.
July 8, 2020
Keeping patients safeRead more about the precautions Michigan Medicine is taking
Michigan Medicine has a long-standing commitment to the health care needs of its communities. Patient safety is Michigan Medicine’s highest priority, and that’s especially true during the global COVID-19 pandemic. This video explains Michigan Medicine’s commitment to providing a safe, reliable place to receive care and the steps taken to ensure patient safety.
July 3, 2020
U.S. anthems in history and performance
As the nation celebrates its annual Independence Day, three U-M faculty members conducted an online conversation about U.S. anthems. In this video, Naomi Andre of LSA, and Mark Clague and Louise Toppin of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, explore “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” which the NAACP adopted as the “black national anthem.” Read Q&A interviews with Toppin about “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” and with Clague about different versions of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
July 1, 2020
The legacy of the Declaration of IndependenceRead more about We Hold These Truths
U-M’s Democracy & Debate Theme Semester launches this week with We Hold These Truths, an online conversation July 3 with political theorist Danielle Allen about living up to the truths and promise of the Declaration of Independence. In this video, Gregory Dowd, Helen Hornbeck Tanner Collegiate Professor of American Culture and History, discusses the legacy of the declaration and what it means today.
June 20, 2020
Michigan Medicine employees who were able take time away from work, research or studies June 19 were encouraged to kneel or observe in silence for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in honor of Juneteenth, the annual commemoration of end of slavery in America and the freedom of enslaved Americans. This video shows some of those who participated on U-M’s main medical campus.
June 17, 2020
Helping the homelessRead more about the Wolverine Street Medicine initiative
When the COVID-19 pandemic forced medical schools across the country to pull students from clinical settings in March, student leaders at the Medical School looked for new ways to help the community. This video explores how the student-led Wolverine Street Medicine initiative created a distribution network to bring donated hygiene and health supplies, like hand sanitizer and masks, to homeless people in southeast Michigan — a population especially at risk and vulnerable to the epidemic.