January 18, 2021

Multimedia Features

  1. January 17, 2021

    Moving back

    Photo of RA helping student

    Resident Assistant Alexa Carlos helps Delann Pillivant, a freshman from Detroit, check in at Bursley Hall on Jan. 15. While COVID-19 pandemic-related restrictions mean a majority of U-M undergraduates will attend classes remotely this semester, some students who need to be on campus moved back into residence halls over the weekend. Occupancy is down from 6,400 students in the fall to approximately 1,200 undergraduates for the winter semester, and all students are living in single-occupancy rooms. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)

    View a gallery of photos from the weekend move-in
  2. January 15, 2021

    Elementary school entrepreneurs

    As the economy continues to rapidly change, the next generation needs to develop skills that will help them adapt to the future. UM-Flint created a Young Sharks Program that includes an innovative and engaging entrepreneurship and economics curriculum and a countywide event for young entrepreneurs to showcase their business ideas. This video shows how the program is working at Grand Blanc Community Schools.

    Read more about Young Sharks at This is Michigan
  3. January 14, 2021

    Performing during a pandemic

    Actor Wendell Pierce, as part of his Digital Artist Residency with the University Musical Society, is pushing forward a new way of imagining live theater in a lingering pandemic. A live performance of the play “Some Old Black Man,” filmed at Detroit’s Jam Handy theater, premieres online Jan. 15. It will be available on demand exclusively at UMS through Jan. 18 and is free for those who register in advance. This video takes a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this production.

    Read more about “Some Old Black Man”
  4. January 13, 2021

    Building accessible software

    David Chesney, Toby Teorey Collegiate Lecturer, and lecturer IV in biomedical engineering and in electrical engineering and computer science, designed Software for Accessibility, which helps undergraduate students develop technology solutions for people with disabilities. When COVID-19 limited in-person learning, Chesney created an online version with a COVID-19 focus, called Software Against COVID-19. In this video, he discussed what the experience is teaching him about online learning and the future of education.

    Read a Q&A with David Chesney
  5. January 11, 2021

    2021 MLK Symposium special section

    Cover image for MLK section

    The 2021 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium will feature a different format from past years, but with the same emphasis on the message and lessons of the late civil rights leader. This year’s symposium begins with a keynote at 10 a.m. Jan. 18 and is built around the theme “Where Do We Go From Here?” It is a largely virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Today’s Record includes a special section highlighting some of the symposium’s events. View the full calendar of MLK Symposium events.

    Read the Record’s MLK Symposium special section
  6. December 14, 2020

    COVID-19 vaccine — Day 1

    Michigan Medicine received its first shipment of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 14 and initially administered it to five frontline workers, with more to be vaccinated in the coming days and weeks. This video shows the exciting arrival of the vaccine, which President Mark Schlissel said represents “the beginning of the end of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

    Read more about the first vaccinations at Michigan Medicine
  7. December 11, 2020

    COVID-19 vaccine Q&A

    As news about COVID-19 vaccines breaks daily, Michigan Medicine hosted a Q&A session Dec. 11 with Sandro Cinti, professor of internal medicine in the Medical School and a specialist in emerging and infectious diseases, and Stanley Kent, chief pharmacy officer, associate dean for clinical affairs and clinical assistant professor of pharmacy in the College of Pharmacy. They answered questions about the efficacy, safety and status of vaccines on the horizon.

    Read more about COVID-19 vaccination at Michigan Medicine
  8. December 11, 2020

    Conversations with campus leadership

    Five members of the university’s leadership sat down, virtually, with five students to candidly discuss campus life amidst COVID-19, building communities, staying connected, and looking forward to life after the pandemic. This video offers a glimpse of the discussions with President Mark Schlissel, Vice President for Student Life Martino Harmon, Dean of Students Laura Blake Jones, Assistant Vice President for Public Affairs Rick Fitzgerald, and Associate Dean of Students Nicole Banks.

    Read more and listen to individual podcasts
  9. December 10, 2020

    Chaplains in a pandemic

    The majority of Americans say they are aware of chaplains and desire their services, yet few report previous experience with them in health care, according to a U-M study. In this video, Geila Rajaee, a Ph.D. candidate who is also a former hospital chaplain, explains how chaplains are helping families with loved ones in the hospital during the pandemic.

    Read a Q&A with Geila Rajaee
  10. December 9, 2020

    Dentistry during COVID-19

    The close proximities and confined spaces of a dental office environment in a pandemic pose a host of potential health risks, and it may be even more problematic in dental schools and other large dental offices with similar cubicle set-ups. This video explores how U-M engineers have sought to make such situations safer by analyzing the transport of aerosols within the clinics at U-M’s School of Dentistry.

    Read more about efforts to increase dental office safety