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.
May 13, 2014
Climbing to the skyRead More
This more-than-80-year-old American agave plant is attracting much interest at Matthaei Botanical Gardens as its flower stalk grows nearly 6 inches a day in preparation for its imminent blooming, after which it will set seed and die. (Photo courtesy of Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum)
May 13, 2014
On the road againRead More
Faculty members stroll along the Detroit riverfront on Friday, the last day of the university’s annual Road Scholars Tour, which takes selected faculty members to various communities around the state. View a slideshow of images from the 2014 tour. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)
May 12, 2014
What’s healthyRead More
As scientists catalog the trillions of bacteria found in every nook and cranny of the human body, a new look by the University of Michigan shows wide variation in the types of bacteria found in healthy people. In this video, lead study author Patrick D. Schloss, associate professor of microbiology and immunology, explains latest findings in the Human Microbiome Project.
May 11, 2014
Ross Impact ChallengeRead More
Each year, the first task for all MBA students at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business is the Impact Challenge, where they work around the clock in teams to accomplish a seemingly impossible goal that adds social or economic value to the city of Detroit. This video documents their experience.
May 8, 2014
Stephanie Rowley (right), professor of psychology, discusses her research into how African-American parents’ view of their children affect their interest and abilities in advancing in science and math with a U.S. House Science Committee staff member. Rowley was part of an annual exhibition Wednesday sponsored by the Coalition for National Science Funding. (Photo by Mike Waring, Washington Office)
May 7, 2014
The basic car battery hasn’t really changed much in the past 30 years. U-M engineers are working to make them smarter, safer and more efficient. In this video, Jason Siegel, a research fellow in mechanical engineering, discusses innovations in energy efficiency that are critical as automakers focus on reducing the environmental impacts of vehicles.
May 6, 2014
Day in the life of nursesRead More
In celebration of Nurses Week, which runs through Monday, the U-M Health System has produced this video, which shows what it’s like to be a nurse at U-M.