March 30, 2020

Multimedia Features

  1. March 30, 2020

    Science at a social distance

    Because of travel restrictions and other COVID-19 precautions, U-M researchers had to shift a National Science Foundation-funded workshop in Russia about climate research to a remote tele-workshop. In this video, Tyeen Taylor, a civil and environmental engineering research fellow at U-M who is organizing the workshop, and Valeriy Ivanov, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, talk about the transition of making the international workshop digital.

    Read more about science at a social distance
  2. March 27, 2020

    Hoarding ‘normal’ in crises

    The COVID-19 pandemic has rampantly heightened stress and anxiety during these uncertain times, leading some to hoard groceries such as toilet paper, eggs, meats, bread and hand sanitizer. In this video, Stephanie Preston, a behavioral neuroscientist in the Department of Psychology, explains that hoarding is a normal behavior, but people need to be sure they aren’t doing it for the wrong reasons.

    Read a Q&A with Stephanie Preston
  3. March 26, 2020

    GI hypnosis

    Nearly 45 million Americans are diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome, a disorder that affects the gastrointestinal tract. In this video, Megan Riehl, clinical director of the GI behavioral health program at Michigan Medicine, explains the how in many conventional treatments for the condition, the brain-gut connection is often overlooked.

    Read more about GI hypnosis
  4. March 25, 2020

    Scenes from North Campus

    Photo of Ashley Cornett helping her labmates freeze samples.

    The university’s recent announcement that it would ramp down noncritical laboratory research has left the North Campus Research Complex largely deserted. Among those preparing for the reduction last week was Ashley Cornett, a research lab tech with the School of Dentistry who works at NCRC, shown here helping her labmates freeze samples. (Photo by Joseph Xu, College of Engineering)

    Read more and view photos from the now-quiet North Campus
  5. March 24, 2020

    Match Day reimagined

    On March 20, 173 U-M medical students excitedly read their letter revealing where they have been accepted for residency training. But this time, due to COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings, the annual Match Day happened electronically. At noon, each student received online notification — instead of the traditional envelope. Students shared their excitement in real-time via the Medical School Twitter and Instagram accounts, and a special YouTube playlist.

    Read more about this year’s Match Day
  6. March 23, 2020

    Public Health COVID-19 update

    As U-M, the United States and the rest of the world come to grips with the massive global impact of the novel coronavirus and the COVID-19 disease, questions abound. In this video, faculty members from the School of Public Health provide an update on COVID-19, why it’s important for everyone to take steps to “flatten the curve” of transmission, and what should be done going forward.

    Stay up to date with COVID-19’s impact on U-M
  7. March 19, 2020

    U-M and MSU vs. coronavirus

    When it comes to keeping Michiganders safe, we are all one team. In this video, U-M Athletic Director Warde Manuel and coaches Jim Harbaugh, Juwan Howard and Carol Hutchins join Michigan State University Athletic Director Bill Beekman and coaches Tom Izzo, Suzy Merchant and Mel Tucker to encourage fans to practice social distancing, handwashing, and other preventative behaviors to address COVID-19 and coronavirus concerns.

    Read a letter from U-M AD Warde Manuel
  8. March 19, 2020

    Pedestrians and automated vehicles

    Before crossing a street, pedestrians need to trust that oncoming traffic will stop. But what if that traffic is full of autonomous vehicles? What influences whether pedestrians trust AVs? This video shows how a U-M study puts participants in VR to measure those influences.

    Read more about pedestrians and autonomous vehicles
  9. March 18, 2020

    Importance of social distancing

    COVID-19 has led many businesses and schools to encourage their employees and students to work and study remotely, the U-M among them. In this video, Robert Ernst, University Health Service executive director, shares his thoughts on the importance of social distancing as a means to stem the spread of the disease.

    Read more on U-M’s main COVID-19 page
  10. March 17, 2020

    Cheapfakes: Creating a False Narrative

    Created using cheap and simple editing methods, cheapfakes are designed to create false narratives. Through various methods such as speeding, slowing and editing video footage, content creators can easily deceive viewers into thinking what they are seeing is real. In this video, Clifford Lampe, professor of information in the School of Information, talks about the emergence of cheapfakes and how they are being used to distribute false information.

    Read a Q&A on cheapfakes with Clifford Lampe