January 22, 2014
Auto Show insights
The 2014 North American International Auto Show, running through Sunday in Detroit, features more than 500 vehicles and offers a look at the next generation of transportation. In this video, Bruce Belzowski, assistant research scientist at the U-M Transportation Research Institute, discusses the performance and sizzle at this year’s show.
January 21, 2014
Telling the URC storyRead More
President Mary Sue Coleman joined other leaders of Michigan’s University Research Corridor recently on a trip to New York where they shared the URC’s story with business reporters and editors.
January 19, 2014
MLK Day celebrationsRead More
Members of the U-M community gather on the Diag and join in song Monday during the eighth annual “Circle of Unity,” one of several events marking the celebration of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on U-M campuses. View more photos of MLK Day events. (Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography)
January 19, 2014
Commemorating MLK’s visitRead More
From left, Alexa Patsalis and Alex Abdun-Nabi, vice chair and chair of the Michigan Union Board of Representatives, are shown with one of the photos in a new permanent display commemorating the Rev. Martin Luther King’s visit to U-M in 1962. The display — on the first floor of the Union near the Campus Information Center — coincides with a number of events occurring around campus during Martin Luther King Day today, and through Feb. 7 as part of the 2014 MLK Symposium. (Photo by Laura Seagram, University Unions)
January 16, 2014
Law Quad artRead More
For decades, artists have visited the Law Quad in search of details and inspiration, and today it remains a favorite for many local artists. This Alan Jacobson painting — actually a drawn-over 3-D model — is part of a slideshow of Law Quad images from various artists.
January 15, 2014
Asteroid mining is a trending topic among engineers and entrepreneurs, and efforts are already underway. But, will the rewards be worth the risk? In this video, Alec Gallimore, professor of aerospace engineering, discusses the challenges and opportunities related to asteroid mining.
January 14, 2014
New electron microscopeRead More
Students at UM-Flint train on a new Scanning Electron Microscope, which has been added to the school’s Engineering Laboratory. Its applications extend from pure research and teaching to a wide range of industrial uses, and every engineering student will learn how to use it, says Mojtaba Vaziri, professor of physics and engineering (rear center). Read more about the Flint campus’ latest high-tech research equipment. (Photo by Mel Serow, UM-Flint)
January 13, 2014
Making cars lighter
Is it possible to cut the weight of a vehicle in half? Researchers at the College of Engineering are trying to do just that — using materials such as aluminum, steel or composites. In this video, Kazuhiro Saitou, professor of mechanical engineering, discusses the effort to make vehicles lighter and consume less fuel, while retaining the structure and safety standards of today’s automobiles.
January 12, 2014
School of Public Health students Mark Huizenga, Tiffany Huang and Stephanie Nguyen help Chief Health Officer Dr. Robert Winfield affix new decals to trash cans across campus to reinforce the message that U-M is smoke free. The no-smoking rule took effect July 1, 2011, and most faculty, staff, students and visitors have honored the ban, but Winfield says these additional reminders will help people who are confused about boundaries or may be unaware of the policy. The SPH students were enrolled in a fall tobacco policy course. (Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography)
January 8, 2014
Galactic collisionRead More
U-M astronomers could be the first to witness a rare collision expected to happen at the center of the galaxy by spring. With NASA’s orbiting Swift telescope, the U-M team is taking daily images of a mysterious gas cloud about three times the mass of Earth that is spiraling toward the supermassive black hole at the Milky Way’s core. This image is a montage of all data obtained in the monitoring program from 2006-13. (Image by Nathalie Degenaar)