July 8, 2020
Keeping patients safeRead more about the precautions Michigan Medicine is taking
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.
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.”
July 1, 2020
The legacy of the Declaration of IndependenceRead more about We Hold These Truths
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.
June 20, 2020
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.
June 17, 2020
Helping the homelessRead more about the Wolverine Street Medicine initiative
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.
June 10, 2020
Race and societal climateListen to the other podcasts
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.
June 3, 2020
Wearing and caring for face coveringsRead more about university guidance regarding face coverings
With Gov. Gretchen Whitmer lifting the coronavirus stay-at-home order and as campus research labs continue to gradually reopen, U-M’s Environment, Health & Safety department is clarifying when and where individuals should wear a face covering while on campus. This video from Business & Finance demonstrates how to properly wear and care for cloth face coverings and demonstrates why wearing them makes a difference in helping prevent the spread of COVID-19.
May 27, 2020
Explaining coronavirus to kidsRead more about efforts to explain the coronavirus to kids
Children are naturally curious, even when facing difficult challenges. This video was created by the School of Public Health for children and their families to share what is known about the coronavirus and outline proven public health methods for personal and community protection.
May 22, 2020
Back to the labRead more about U-M’s research re-engagement process
Catherine Polik, a research laboratory technician with LSA’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, has her temperature checked by Lt. Akin A. Bryant of the Division of Public Safety and Security before entering the North University Building on May 21 as DPSS Deputy Chief Crystal James looks on. U-M researchers have started the gradual resumption of on-campus laboratory and studio-based research activity, which is expected to ramp up in waves over the next several weeks. Limited numbers of people will be allowed into specified buildings for approved purposes only, and under new public health-informed safety procedures. (Photo by Roger Hart, Michigan Photography)
May 21, 2020
Rise UpRead more about the making of this video tribute
To salute all who are making an impact during this uncertain time, the music therapists at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital put together a heartfelt musical tribute. The video involves the therapists singing “Rise Up” by Andra Day and playing instruments, and also includes spoken messages from pediatric patients, child life specialists and other Michigan Medicine team members who sent in video clips.