October 1, 2020
COVID-19 strategiesRead more about the Metrics and Mitigation Strategies
U-M is adding clarity and specificity to the factors used when considering further responses and strategies regarding campus operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this video, Preeti Malani, U-M’s chief health officer, discusses the Metrics and Mitigation Strategies document that spells out what will prompt consideration of actions such as increased testing and monitoring, increased physical distancing requirements and further campus density reduction efforts.
September 30, 2020
Clinical trial Q&ARead more about the clinical trial
Michigan Medicine is partnering with AstraZeneca in a multi-site, international effort researching an investigational vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19. All vaccines must be tested in clinical research studies before they can be approved for public use. In this video, a panel of Michigan Medicine experts recently answered questions about vaccine and other clinical trials to prevent and treat COVID-19.
September 29, 2020
A promising treatmentRead more about ECMO and how it can help COVID-19 patients
A study led by a U-M researcher shows the life-support option known as ECMO appears to be saving the lives of many critically ill COVID-19 patients who receive it. Facing high death rates, the actual death rate of the 1,035 patients in the study placed on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation was less than 40 percent.
September 28, 2020
Blanketing UMMA in juteRead more about Ibrahim Mahama’s installation
The U-M Institute for the Humanities today begins installing the work of Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama on the facade of the U-M Museum of Art. Mahama creates public art by repurposing materials — in this case jute sacks — to explore themes of commodity, migration, globalization and economic exchange. In this photo, Institute for the Humanities staff prepare the jute sacks from Ghana for installation. (Photo by Juliet Hinely, Institute for the Humanities)
September 24, 2020
Exercise and masksRead more about the in-person kinesiology course on wearable technology
As gym lovers and sports enthusiasts head back to their favorite activities, one of the adjustments they face is exercising with a mask. Students in an advanced kinesiology class this fall are using the latest technology to study how movement and function impact health during workouts with and without a face covering. In this video, students conduct mini-experiments on the body’s reaction to wearing a mask during exercise.
September 22, 2020
Fending off the fluRead more about flu shot options
President Mark Schlissel receives his flu shot from Debbie Renna recently in the Rogel Ballroom of the Michigan Union. Faculty, staff and students have multiple options to receive a flu shot, which is deemed even more important during the current COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography)
September 21, 2020
Separating conjoined twinsRead more about the surgery to separate Sarabeth and Amelia
Sarabeth and Amelia Irwin spent the first 13 months of their lives inseparable. They’d never slept in their own beds, played in different rooms or ever been held alone. But that dramatically changed after doctors at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital successfully separated the one-year-old conjoined twins who were connected from their chests to belly buttons. Please note, this video contains graphic surgical content.
September 18, 2020
Roadmap for teachersRead more about the Center for Digital Curricula’s work
Digital curricula can make learning at school or at home seamless, and can enable continuous learning, regardless of location. K-5 teachers and students throughout Michigan are building thriving learning communities online by using free deeply-digital, standards-aligned curricula and platform developed by the U-M Center for Digital Curricula. This video, part of the This is Michigan series, explains how the center’s curricula engages students and supports synchronous collaboration.
September 17, 2020
Sticking the landingRead more about this high-powered computing
Future spacecraft bound for the moon or beyond will benefit from high-powered computer simulations underway at U-M that model the particulate mayhem set in motion by rocket thruster-powered landings. Jesse Capecelatro, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, leads a team developing physics-based models that can be incorporated into codes used by NASA to help predict what will happen when a spacecraft attempts to land. This video explains that the key is simulating how spacecraft rocket plumes interact with planet and lunar surfaces.
September 16, 2020
Campuswide town hall
President Mark Schlissel and Provost Susan Collins conducted a campuswide online town hall Sept. 15 in which they addressed a variety of questions from moderator Scott Page of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and LSA. This video is the full 45-minute session, which included discussions of U-M’s planning for the fall semester under the COVID-19 pandemic and its reaction to racial injustice that occupied the country over the summer.