June 12, 2014
President Mary Sue Coleman poses with Michigan Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, R-Monroe, and Sen. Rebekah Warren, D-Ann Arbor, after being presented with a special tribute Thursday by the state Legislature as she prepares to retire in July. The tribute reads, in part, “She led the university through the most challenging economy since the Depression, and did so with success, impact and grace.” (Photo courtesy of the Michigan Senate)
June 11, 2014
Soccer or football?
As the World Cup gets underway, a question often asked is whether the game is soccer (as it’s referred to in the United States) or football (as people throughout the rest of the world call it). In this video, Stefan Szymanski, the Stephen J. Galetti Collegiate Professor of Sport Management, explains why both words are correct and necessary.
June 9, 2014
Women’s Football Academy
The 16th annual Michigan Women’s Football Academy took place Saturday with 500 participants in attendance to learn the game from Wolverine players and coaches. This video shows participants taking part in drills and learning the fundamentals of the sport. Proceeds from the event go to family support services at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center.
June 9, 2014
GM collaborationRead More
Peter Lillo and Philipp Schiffmann, doctoral students and researchers in a group headed by Volker Sick, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and professor of mechanical engineering, examine an engine system in the Walter E. Lay Auto Laboratory. Sick’s group works under a collaborative research agreement with General Motors that was recently extended through 2017. (Photo by Joseph Xu, College of Engineering)
June 7, 2014
Hunter Gandee, 14, of Temperance lifts his brother Braden, 7, to touch the M Club banner Sunday near the Bahna Wrestling Center, which marked the end of a 40-mile trek to raise awareness for cerebral palsy. Hunter, a wrestler, carried his brother, who has cerebral palsy, on a two-day walk from Bedford Junior High School in Temperance to U-M. The journey, dubbed the CP Swagger, drew many supporters along the way and media attention from around the country. (Photo by Joel Johnson, Michigan Photography)
June 5, 2014
Mapping the campus
Google’s Alberto Elias walks outside of the Kellogg Eye Center with the Street View Trekker, a backpack-mounted camera to capture Google Maps Street View images, as part of an effort to map the entire U-M campus. (photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)
June 4, 2014
A group of U-M students led by Jasprit Singh, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, is traveling to Golden Temple in northern India to learn about sustainable nourishment and bring back lessons to their own community. Before they left, the students cooked a meal at the Gurdwara Sahib, a Sikh worship center in Plymouth.
June 3, 2014
Everyone knows that trees clean the air. But they also pump out Volatile Organic Compounds, which, when combined with human emissions, can cause air quality concerns such as increased ozone. In this video, Allison Steiner, associate professor of atmospheric, oceanic and space sciences, explains the different types of tree emissions, and how researchers are still discovering how humans and plants collide in the atmosphere.
June 1, 2014
Name the falconsRead More
This trio of peregrine falcon chicks hatched May 2 at University Hospital. The U-M community is being asked to help name them by participating in an online contest through the university’s Facebook page. (Photo Barb Baldinger, Michigan Department of Natural Resources)
June 1, 2014
Honoring Ned Gramlich
Susan M. Collins (right), dean of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, joins Ruth Gramlich (second from right) and members of the Gramlich family during a conference Friday in honor of Ned Gramlich, the late Federal Reserve Board governor and former Ford School dean. “Honoring Ned Gramlich and the Importance of Policy Research” was sponsored by the Ford School and took place at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Michael Waring, U-M Washington Office)