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)
January 8, 2015
Experimental architectureRead More
This 80-square-foot “tiny house” was designed and fabricated by students in the Experimental Architecture course, team-taught by Stamps School of Art & Design faculty Roland Graf and GSI Cameron Van Dyke. Titled “The Outlook,” it is part of a collaboration with an organization of Ann Arbor homeless people to design a structure addressing the challenges faced by that community.
January 7, 2015
Located on the south side of the U-M Museum of Art, this sculpture refers to the winged escape of the Greek hero Daedalus from Crete. It was created by Charles Ginnever in recognition of the 30th anniversary of UMMA’s establishment as a separate administrative unit in 1946. The Record periodically highlights pieces of public art at U-M. Learn more about this piece, or browse an online collection of public artworks.
January 6, 2015
The School of Public Health is working to become a more innovative organization through its Innovation Action Plan. This video illustrates some of the ways that SPH integrates teaching, learning and service in the classroom and in the real world.
January 5, 2015
World’s smallest computerRead More
As computing devices progress toward smaller and more efficient designs, Michigan engineers have taken the lead in millimeter-sized units that can perform on many alternating platforms. In this video, Dennis Sylvester and David Blaauw, professors of electrical engineering and computer science, discuss units capable of harvesting solar power to utilize wireless communication, pressure and temperature sensors and even still image and video processing.
December 29, 2014
Harbaugh comes homeRead More
Jim Harbaugh acknowledges a reporter during the Dec. 30 press conference at which he was introduced as U-M’s new head football coach. A former quarterback for the Wolverines in the 1980s, Harbaugh previously was head coach for the the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers, and led the football programs at Stanford and the University of San Diego. He is the 20th head coach of the U-M football program and the sixth former Michigan player to lead college football’s winningest program. (Photo by Roger Hart, Michigan Photography)
December 13, 2014
Winter CommencementRead More
Graduates Aisha Jama (left) and Angela Abiodun wave from the floor of Crisler Center during the Winter Commencement ceremony Dec. 14. (Photo by Eric Bronson, Michigan Photography)
December 11, 2014
The year in picturesRead More
President Mark Schlissel stops for a selfie en route to his Sept. 5 inauguration at Hill Auditorium. Schlissel’s appointment as the university’s 14th president and President Emerita Mary Sue Coleman’s retirement are among the memorable U-M stories from 2014 represented in a slideshow in the current issue of Michigan Today. (Photo by Eric Bronson, Michigan Photography)
December 10, 2014
Michigan Research StudioRead More
Monica Ponce de Leon, dean of the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, speaks to a crowd gathered Tuesday to celebrate the opening of the college’s Michigan Research Studio in Detroit. The space will house the Michigan Architecture Prep program, which will work with Detroit Public Schools to increase underrepresented minority participation in the field of architecture. (Photo by Peter Smith Photography)