September 23, 2019

Multimedia Features

  1. September 22, 2019

    Being well in the Big House

    Yoga class on the Michigan Stadium field during Be Well in the Big House.

    Hundreds of faculty and staff turned out Sept. 20 for MHealthy’s annual Be Well in the Big House event. This yoga class was among the football drills, yoga, Zumba and strength training classes that took place on on the Michigan Stadium field, while cardio drumming, meditation and other health- and wellness-related activities happened on the concourse. (Photos by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)

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  2. September 19, 2019

    Party for the planet

    Chad Machinski, a woody-plant technician at the Matthaei Botanical Garden, hands a young succulent plant to a student. At left is Emily Lilla, a natural-areas technician at Matthaei. Their table was one of many that dotted the Diag on Sept. 19 for the annual EarthFest celebration, which is designed to engage, entertain, and educate U-M students, faculty and staff on all aspects of sustainability. (Photo by Roger Hart, Michigan Photography)

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  3. September 19, 2019

    A new vision for graduate education

    Rackham Graduate School Dean Mike Solomon launched a multiyear plan that outlines goals and objectives to reimagine graduate education at U-M during a symposium Sept. 18 at the Rackham Amphitheatre. (Photo by Jameson Staneluis, Rackham Graduate School)

    Read more about the Strategic Vision for Graduate Education
  4. September 18, 2019

    Translating public health research

    In classrooms, labs and communities, public health reveals deeper understandings about human health. But to empower populations and impact lives for the better, that knowledge has to be shared. This video from the School of Public Health shows how.

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  5. 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 )

  6. 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.

  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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.

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  10. 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