September 17, 2019

Multimedia Features

  1. September 17, 2019

    Safety signage

    The university is urging pedestrians to heed the warnings about where — and where not — to walk near construction sites, such as this area near the Dental Building along North University Avenue. “For your safety near a construction area, please be mindful of all construction-related signage and fencing. Following posted pedestrian detours, and not walking in the streets around barriers when sidewalks are closed, are for your safety and to keep you clear of construction activity and traffic. Your cooperation is essential to maintain safety for all,” says a statement issued by Architecture, Engineering and Construction. (Photo by Ken Silverman, Architecture, Engineering and Construction )

  2. September 16, 2019

    Cavity solutions

    About 23 percent of children between the ages of 2 and 5 have cavities, but oral treatment can be costly and traumatic for some adolescents. This video takes a look at a clinical trial, led by Margherita Fontana, Clifford Nelson Endowed Professor and professor of dentistry, to test whether a quick, painless solution applied to cavities can prevent further damage and infection.

  3. September 13, 2019

    Addressing teen mental health

    A program developed at the U-M Depression Center called TRAILS — Transforming Research into Action to Improve the Lives of Students — works with 145 schools across Michigan to provide effective mental health resources to students affected by depression and anxiety. This video explores how TRAILS, coupled with a Peer-to-Peer Depression Awareness Campaign, helps empower students to demystify and normalize mental illness and treatment.

    Read more about how TRAILS helps teenagers
  4. September 12, 2019

    Digital accessibility

    U-M’s Information and Technology Services has published guiding principles to ensure that people with disabilities enjoy the services it offers to campus. The goal is that all Michigan IT is as effective, available and usable for people with disabilities as they are for those who do not have disabilities. In this video, Rick Getchell, ITS data security analyst senior, shares how U-M is advancing this strategy.

    Read more about ITS’ Developing for Accessibility strategy
  5. September 11, 2019

    College ready

    Since launching a little more than three years ago, U-M’s Wolverine Pathways program is beginning to yield tangible results. Graduates have garnered acceptance letters to U-M, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Morehouse College and others. To date, 176 students have graduated from the program, and more than half of these students have enrolled at U-M, including UM-Dearborn, while others have gone on to other universities. In this video, Wolverine Pathways Director Carla O’Connor, students and their parents discuss the program’s benefits.

    Read more about Wolverine Pathways
  6. September 9, 2019

    Growing greens and research

    Jocelyn Marchyok holds plant seedlings that will be moved to the farm's growing area.

    Sitting down to eat a salad you may think your greens traveled in a shipping container, but it might not occur to you they were grown in one. Yet this will soon be the case for people eating at MDining’s cafés and halls. The Freight Farm is a recycled shipping container outfitted with columns that can grow plants ranging from veggies to flowers. It also serves as a research project conducted within the Center for Sustainable Systems. In this photo, Jocelyn Marchyok, an MDining sustainability intern who manages the Freight Farm, holds plant seedlings that will be moved to the vertical column farm’s growing area. (Photo by Aaron Brodkey, MDining)

    Read more about U-M’s Freight Farm
  7. September 6, 2019

    Fun at Festifall

    Students and others fill Ingalls Mall at Festifall.

    U-M students and other members of the campus community made their way through Ingalls Mall on Sept. 6 during Festifall, the university’s annual back-to-school celebration and organization fair. (Photo by Eric Bronson, Michigan Photography)

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  8. September 6, 2019

    Motion sickness in driverless cars

    Up to one-third of Americans experience motion sickness, a condition that tends to flare up in passengers rather than a car’s driver. That could mean they stand to miss out on some of the key benefits of self-driving technology. In this video, Monica Jones, assistant research scientist from the U-M Transportation Research Institute, discusses how she is working to quantify the causes of motion sickness, and how it may affect passengers in future driverless cars.

    Read more about motion sickness research
  9. September 4, 2019

    DNA clues to monarch migration

    You’ve probably seen them throughout the summer, and now that fall is near monarch butterflies are preparing to fly thousands of miles and somehow manage to find specific overwintering sites in central Mexican forests and along the California coast. In this video, D. André Green, a President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, explores the role of DNA and other factors in this annual migration.

    Read more about the monarch migration
  10. September 3, 2019

    Making a difference around the world

    A student team from the Center for Socially Engaged Design hikes to a village in Ecuador.

    A student team from the Center for Socially Engaged Design hikes to an interview at a small agricultural community in Ecuador, where they were collecting and organizing data about water access and use. Their project was one of several examples in which students spent their summer engaging with communities nearby and across the globe.

    Read more about how U-M students engaged with communities