January 22, 2015
Modern structures are designed to absorb damage without collapsing, but an event like an earthquake can quickly escalate construction repair costs for aging buildings. In this video, Jason McCormick, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, discusses how engineers at U-M are looking into materials rarely used in the construction world for retrofitting older structures to provide a type of affordable earthquake insulation barrier.
January 21, 2015
Pay-to-play and participationRead More
The cost of school sports keeps many children from participating, according to the latest U-M Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health. In this video, Sarah Clark, associate research scientist at the Child Health Evaluation and Research Unit and associate director of the poll, discusses findings about how so-called “pay to play” fees suppress participation at all income levels.
January 20, 2015
Volunteers from UM-Dearborn prepare food packages for Kids Against Hunger that will be divided between local, national and international food agencies. Their work was among a variety of Martin Luther King Jr. Day service projects Monday involving hundreds of faculty, staff and student volunteers from U-M’s regional campuses. See more photos and read about the service events at UM-Flint and UM-Dearborn. (Photo by Kate Malicke, UM-Dearborn)
January 19, 2015
MLK SymposiumRead More
Henry Meares, assistant dean for recruitment, K-16 relations, and special projects at the School of Education, sings along with students participating in the annual MLK Children and Youth Program, one of various activities across campus that were part of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium on Monday. (Photo by Daryl Marshke, Michigan Photography)
January 18, 2015
Diving for new drugsRead More
David Sherman, professor of medicinal chemistry, microbiology and immunology, chemistry, and research professor at the Life Sciences Institute, explores biochemical pathways of marine microorganisms to find new drug candidates to treat infectious diseases and cancers. This video describes a November 2014 trip to Saudi Arabia with fellow Life Sciences Institute faculty member Georgios Skiniotis to collect marine microorganisms from the Red Sea. Read more about Sherman’s work.
January 15, 2015
This video outlines a new program led by the School of Public Health, Depression Center and Athletics, and supported by the NCAA takes on mental health as a core component of student-athletes’ overall well-being. A fall pilot of Athletes Connected, designed to raise awareness and encourage discussion, has been met with an overwhelmingly positive response, a U-M team told the NCAA Thursday.
January 14, 2015
Storm chaser satellite
In chambers that mimic the vacuum of space, Michigan engineers are testing a prototype of NASA’s CYGNSS satellite system, which will enable unprecedented insights into the formation and evolution of hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones around the globe. In this video, Chris Ruf, director of the Space Physics Research Laboratory and professor of atmospheric, oceanic and space sciences, discusses the mission being pursued under a contract with NASA.
January 13, 2015
M CityRead More
U-M is at the forefront of efforts to develop connected and automated vehicle systems with the construction of M City, a 32-acre testing facility on North Campus.
January 12, 2015
Wearable heart technologyRead More
With a total artificial heart powered by a backpack-sized power supply, Stan Larkin, 24, of Ypsilanti can wait at home for a heart transplant. He is part of a rare group of U.S. patients who have been discharged from a hospital without a human heart. In this video, Larkin and Dr. Jonathan Haft, associate professor of cardiac surgery, discuss how the technology gives Larking and other heart patients new mobility.
January 11, 2015
U-M in the DRead More
The Detroiters Speak discussion program is just one of many activities based at U-M’s Detroit Center that are playing a role in the city’s attempts to revive its fortunes. The center has provided a focus for U-M activity in Detroit since opening in 2005. On its 10th anniversary, 18 academic units interact with the center. (Photo by Peter Matthews, Michigan Photography)