November 19, 2013
Archiving mass atrocitiesRead More
When abusive regimes are deposed, it becomes imperative that the archives documenting their atrocities be preserved because “archival information can clearly have a powerful impact on accountability proceedings such as criminal trials and truth commissions,” John Ciorciari, assistant professor of public policy and senior legal adviser to the Documentation Center of Cambodia. In this video, Ciorciari explains the importance of making such records available.
November 18, 2013
The state of entrepreneurshipRead More
Despite its image as an example of Rust Belt decay, Michigan has “much more going on here entrepreneurially than the rest of the country realizes,” says David Brophy, professor of finance and director of the Center for Venture Capital & Private Equity Finance. In this video, Brophy discusses how programs at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business are helping feed Michigan’s entrepreneurial rebirth.
November 16, 2013
Heroes at the Big House
Red Cross nurse Catherine Ashlin tends to Clare Gargaro, a physician’s assistant at the U-M Health System, while Gargaro donates blood Sunday during the Be a Hero at the Big House donation drive at Michigan Stadium. The annual event had about 800 participants and collected 318 pints of blood. It is part of the annual fall challenges between U-M and Ohio State — the Wolverine vs. Buckeye Challenge for Life, the Blood Battle and the Marrow Match-up. (Photo by John Masson)
November 14, 2013
Mission to Mars
NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft is scheduled to launch Monday on a 10-month journey to Mars to unravel several mysteries about the Red Planet. In this video, Stephen Bougher, the Andrew F. Nagy Collegiate Research Professor in the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences and a co-investigator on the MAVEN mission, describes the workings of the spacecraft and its scientific objectives.
November 12, 2013
Cars of the futureRead More
Helping Ann Arbor become the first American city with a shared fleet of networked, driverless vehicles by 2021 is the goal of the Mobility Transformation Center, a U-M initiative that also involves government and industry representatives. In this video, drivers comment about what they would like to see in cars of the future and project officials talk about the effort to make Ann Arbor a testing ground for connected and driverless vehicles.
November 12, 2013
Delegation to IndiaRead More
President Mary Sue Coleman is leading a U-M delegation to India this week to build partnerships and strengthen collaborations with Indian institutions of higher education. In this video, U-M leaders and faculty members discuss the goals of the trip and the benefits of global education.
November 11, 2013
Understanding autophagy through artRead More
A unique artistic collaboration among a cell biologist, composer, choreographer and scientific illustrator helps convey the process of autophagy, in which cells break down and dispose of that which no longer is needed while recycling essential parts worth keeping. The project was the brainchild of Dan Klionsky, Arthur G. Ruthven Professor of Life Sciences. Watch a longer documentary on the autophagy collaboration on “Detroit Performs,” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday on WTVS Detroit Public TV.
November 8, 2013
Celebrating the campaignRead More
Trees around Ingalls Mall were aglow, and images from the Victors for Michigan campaign were projected onto Burton Tower during Friday night’s celebration. View a page of images from the evening’s festivities. Photo by Lon Horwedel, Michigan Photography.
November 6, 2013
Victors for MichiganRead More
The Victors for Michigan campaign announced Thursday seeks to raise $4 billion for the University of Michigan. This video provides a campaign overview, and three related videos showcase its top priorities: student support, engaged learning and bold ideas.
November 6, 2013
U-M engineers, in collaboration with the Medical School, have developed a new, affordable tool to make performing minimally invasive surgery easier for surgeons. The tool, called FlexDex, acts as an extension of the surgeon’s arm, allowing the doctor to control it in a natural and intuitive manner. In this video, Shorya Awtar, associate professor of mechanical engineering, discusses how FlexDex works.