August 19, 2019
Teaching the teachersRead More
Public school teachers from the Grand Rapids area and throughout Michigan are learning how to improve their teaching by promoting discussion and addressing inequities in the classroom through TeachingWorks training programs developed at U-M. In this video, teachers and TeachingWorks founding director Deborah Ball, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, William H. Payne Collegiate Professor of Education and professor of education, discuss how the program supports the development of skillful teaching through direct work on teaching practice.
August 11, 2019
Aspen logging at the Biological StationRead More
In a hardwood forest at the northern tip of the state’s Lower Peninsula, U-M scientists are testing ways to make the region’s forests more resilient to climate change. About 12,000 mature trees — mostly aspen — are being cut on 77 acres at the U-M Biological Station near Pellston. In this video, Luke Nave, assistant research scientist, and John Den Uyl, research specialist, both in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, explain why the Adaptive Aspen Management Experiment is replacing some of the century-old aspen with a mix of tree species and age groups that may be better equipped to handle a warming climate, extreme weather events, and stresses such as insect pests.
August 4, 2019
Amanda Saleh, an incoming junior at UM-Dearborn’s College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, and an intern at UM-Dearborn, presented her fundraising project at the annual Development Summer Internship Program showcase Aug. 2 at the Junge Family Champions Center. Saleh interviewed alumni, gathering success stories for UM-Dearborn's 60th anniversary oral history project. She’s speaking with Ann Blakeslee, a professor at Eastern Michigan University and a member of the Dobson Committee, which selects the nonprofit partners that host D-SIP interns. Saleh was one of 22 interns participating in D-SIP this summer. (Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography)
July 28, 2019
Doctors of TomorrowRead More
As the U.S. population becomes more diverse, the medical field has been slow to reflect this change, even though research shows that quality of care increases when patients have doctors who look like them. This video explores an effort to address these changing demographics and improve the future of health care. Students from Cass Tech High School in Detroit are being inspired to enter the field of medicine through the Medical School’s Doctors of Tomorrow program.
July 17, 2019
U-M’s impact on health insuranceRead More
Millions of Americans with chronic conditions could save money on the drugs and medical services they need the most, if their health insurance plans decide to take advantage of a new federal rule, the idea for which was born at U-M. In this video, A. Mark Fendrick, director of the U-M Center for Value-Based Insurance Design and a professor at the Medical School and School of Public Health, discusses the benefits of the V-BID concept — that the highest-value clinical services should cost the least to people who need them most.
July 11, 2019
Transportation testimonyRead More
Henry Liu (left), professor of civil and environmental engineering in the College of Engineering and professor of engineering systems at the U-M Transportation Research Institute, speaks with U.S. Rep. Haley Stevens, D-Michigan, chair of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Research and Technology, after testifying on the importance of a robust national transportation research agenda. Liu was questioned on issues ranging from tech transfer to what Congress should do to get connected and automated vehicles on the road. (Photo by Andrew Loeb, Washington Office)
July 7, 2019
Fighting malnutrition in RwandaRead More
Earlier this year, the William Davidson Institute sponsored 11 Multidisciplinary Action Project teams that worked for organizations around the world. MAP is an action-based learning course in which MBA students receive guidance from faculty advisers at WDI and the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. This video tells the story of one of those teams, which spent three weeks in Rwanda working on a business model to grow a ready-to-use therapeutic food that is used to treat severe, acute malnutrition.
June 27, 2019
Welcome home, WolverinesRead More
From left, U-M baseball players Jack Weisenburger, Jack Blomgren and Jordon Rogers greet fans who turned out June 27 to cheer their return home from the College World Series, where the Wolverines finished the 2019 season as the national runner-up. Michigan lost 8-2 to Vanderbilt in the final game of the best-of-three championship series, finishing the season with a 50-22 record. The Wolverines’ 50 wins are the most by a Michigan baseball team since 1987. (Photo by Daryl Marshke, Michigan Photography)
June 20, 2019
50 years of PSIP
Amira Mandwee (left) and Preet Rajpal (right), interns with the Public Service Intern Program, speak with U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Florida, a U-M alumnus and the featured speaker at a recent Washington, D.C., reception marking the program’s 50th anniversary. PSIP, run by the University Career Center, is the oldest and largest such program in the country. It prepares undergraduate students to obtain summer internships in Washington, and supports participants while living in the nation’s capital. (Photo by Laura D. Meyer Photography)
June 12, 2019
Student Move-Out aids communityRead More
This is some of the more than 12.5 tons of of clothing, bedding, household goods and food that were collected through this year’s Student Move-Out Donation Program. The items are collected and donated to to local organizations that benefit Ann Arbor and surrounding communities. (Photo courtesy of the Office of Campus Sustainability)