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)
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.