August 08, 2020

Multimedia Features

  1. August 5, 2020

    The shape of educational inequality

    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.
    Read more about “student capital”
  2. July 28, 2020

    Preparing for a hybrid fall

    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.

    Read more about U-M’s fall plans at the Campus Maize & BluePrint
  3. July 20, 2020

    A distinguished career

    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.

    Read more about Maureen Tippen
  4. July 15, 2020

    Supporting students of color

    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.

    Read more about and view other videos in the series
  5. July 8, 2020

    Keeping patients safe

    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.

    Read more about the precautions Michigan Medicine is taking
  6. 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.”

  7. July 1, 2020

    The legacy of the Declaration of Independence

    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.

    Read more about We Hold These Truths
  8. June 20, 2020

    Honoring Juneteenth

    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.

  9. June 17, 2020

    Helping the homeless

    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.

    Read more about the Wolverine Street Medicine initiative
  10. June 10, 2020

    Race and societal climate

    As protests take place across the nation to combat systemic racism and police violence during a pandemic that has disproportionately impacted African-American communities, faculty and staff from across U-M are conducting research projects and sharing personal experiences to better understand the health implications of racial discrimination and the potential outcomes of current social movements. This podcast by Elizabeth James, program assistant in LSA’s Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, is one of several episodes of Michigan Minds that are designed to provide informative analyses and personal narratives to empower the U-M community and the broader public.

    Listen to the other podcasts