May 29, 2014
Sayles pitchRead More
In 2012 American independent filmmaker John Sayles and his partner, Maggie Renzi, chose to donate their archive to the University of Michigan for use by researchers, scholars and students. The collection comprises some 230 boxes of documentation spanning a four-decade collaboration in independent film. In this video, Screen Arts & Cultures students describe their experience mining the archive to produce an exhibit as part of a June 4 symposium in his honor. Learn more about the symposium.
May 28, 2014
Transplant Center milestoneRead More
Fifty years ago, U-M performed its first organ transplant, a kidney donated from one identical twin to the other. In this video, Janice Ottenbacher Schroeder and Joan Ottenbacher Teltow look back on the experience and the doctor who performed the surgery back in 1964. They will join with the university community to celebrate the Transplant Center’s 50th anniversary from 1-5 p.m. Sunday during an ice cream social at Crisler Center.
May 27, 2014
International education honorRead More
President Mary Sue Coleman delivered her acceptance speech for the 2014 Cassandra Pyle Award via video. Coleman received the award from NAFSA: Association of International Educators in honor of her lifelong impact on international education.
May 26, 2014
Peony seasonRead More
The Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden, shown here during the 2013 season, is just beginning to bloom. The garden, which features more than 270 historic cultivated varieties from the 19th and early 20th centuries, is expected to be at 10 percent bloom by the end of this week, with full bloom occurring from early to mid-June. (Photo courtesy of Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum)
May 22, 2014
Internet of things
A gym shirt that tells an app your body temp and heart rate. Plant fertilizer that reminds your cell phone when it was time to water. The Internet of things will soon make items like these a reality. But how to power those trillions of devices, and what to do with the hundreds of millions of batteries that will disposed of each day as a result? In this video, David Wentzloff, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, explains how ultra low-power wireless integrated circuits and systems can save energy in processing power.
May 21, 2014
North Campus artworkRead More
This colorful steel sculpture, titled “BEGOB,” was created by Alexander Liberman and can be found on the east side of the Lurie Engineering Center on North Campus. The Record periodically highlights pieces of public art at U-M. Learn more about this piece, or browse an online collection of public artworks.
May 20, 2014
Parents — especially those of overweight children — give schools a failing grade for efforts to encourage healthy habits that combat childhood obesity, according to a new U-M poll. In this video, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health, discusses the poll’s findings.
May 19, 2014
Performance art and researchRead More
Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes, associate professor and director of Latino/a studies, talks about his new book “La abolición del Pato” and ways to integrate performance art into research. He has a special interest in Puerto Rican literature and gay culture, and stages his own solo performances with dolls to tell the story of slavery and homosexuality in Puerto Rico and other parts of Latin America.
May 18, 2014
Local foodRead More
For those who support and participate in the “local food” movement, a basic challenges lies in keeping a sense of “smallness” as food entrepreneurs “scale up” their operations. In this video, Ethan Schoolman, a research fellow at the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise and the School of Natural Resources and Environment, discusses the impact of local food and the options for scaling it up to meet the needs of under-served populations.
May 15, 2014
Breaking Net Neutrality
“Net Neutrality” advocates fear recent rules by the Federal Communications Commission will allow Internet providers to divide the Web into “fast” and “slow” lanes, with customers treated differently based on their bank accounts. In this video, Z. Morley Mao, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, explains how the issue has raised many questions about ethics, fairness, and the future of Internet innovation.