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.
November 5, 2013
Parks in FocusRead More
Flint-area middle school students train their cameras on a turtle at Seven Lakes State Park as part of the Parks in Focus program, which partnered with UM-Flint University Outreach and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Flint to give youngsters an opportunity to visit parks and develop photography skills at the same time. The students’ nature photographs are part of an exhibit that opens Friday at For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum. Photo by Lindsay Stoddard, UM-Flint University Outreach.
November 4, 2013
Movember 2013Read More
From left, Marie-Anne Sanon and Brandon Respress, research fellows at the School of Nursing, display fake mustaches to show their support for men’s mental health, which is the focus of Movember 2013. in the background, research fellow Kipp Pietrantonio and intern James Jobe of Counseling and Psychological Services distributed men’s health information at the Michigan Union on Monday as part of a Movember Launch Party. The monthlong campaign urges faculty, staff and students to show their support by growing a mustache or wearing a fake mustache on their clothing. Photo by Scott Soderberg, Michigan Photography.
November 3, 2013
‘Lost in Translation’Read More
Heather Mann, a graduate student in the School of Education who earned her degree in December 2012, was among the storytellers in the inaugural “Lost in Translation” event last year. The second such storytelling event focusing on global experiences is Thursday at North Quad. Photo by Bill Nolting.
October 31, 2013
Marine researchRead More
David Sherman, research professor at the Life Sciences Institute and Hans W. Vahlteich Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, explores biochemical pathways of marine microorganisms with the goal of finding new drug candidates to treat infectious diseases and cancers. This slideshow from Michigan Today displays photos from a research expedition Sherman led in May to Isla del Coco, Costa Rica. Photo by Luis Acosta.