Multimedia Features

  1. October 21, 2014

    Fireproofing batteries

    U-M researchers have developed an impressive new way to make the world’s most popular batteries, lithium-ion, safer and more efficient. In this video, Richard Laine, professor of materials science and engineering, and macromolecular science and engineering, discusses the new method and materials that could be a game-changer in our battery-dependent destiny.

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  2. October 20, 2014

    Mail order pharmacy

    The Benefits Office is encouraging employees covered under the U-M prescription drug plan to use the mail order pharmacy program program, which provides free home delivery and savings of one-third on the cost of copays for 90-day supplies of many prescriptions. This video illustrates how the program works.

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  3. October 19, 2014


    Students work in the former basement of a burned-out Detroit home that is being repurposed as a semi-subterranean, passive geothermal greenhouse that will serve the neighborhood. The basement will hold earth and be the growing area for numerous plants, come spring. Looking on is Steven Mankouche, associate professor of architecture and a leader of the project. Read more about how the Afterhouse project is bringing hope to one urban neighborhood. (Photo by Ali Lapetina)

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  4. October 16, 2014

    Lighting UM-Flint

    Installation of new LED lighting at UM-Flint, part of a seven-year process, is nearing completion and will improve the efficiency and brightness of lighting across campus. While the cost was about $350,000, the savings in energy use has averaged $66,012 annually, and the efforts to date have meant a reduction of 825,000 kilowatts of electricity annually. (Photo by Mel Serow, UM-Flint)

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  5. October 15, 2014

    SSC open house

    The Shared Services Center conducted an open house on Oct. 10 for campus staff, faculty, family and friends. The event included self-guided tours, an opportunity to engage with current staff, and information about the facility at 1000 Victors Way as well as the processes that it handles. (Photo courtesy of Administrative Services Transformation Project Team)

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  6. October 13, 2014

    Presidential vaccine

    President Mark S. Schlissel receives his flu vaccination from Deborah Rinna, a registered nurse for Michigan Visiting Care, which is partnering with MHealthy to conduct a series of flu shot clinics this fall. Schlissel got his vaccine Monday at the Michigan League. The last MHealthy clinic at the Ann Arbor campus will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.Thursday in the Michigan Union’s Anderson Room. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)

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  7. October 12, 2014

    ‘Into the Wind’

    “Into the Wind” is a dance piece that does more than entertain. This video explores the collaboration involving students and faculty from U-M, Grand Valley State University and Muskegon community members. Culminating in a pair of August performances in Muskegon, the project was designed to inspire dialogue about wind as a source of energy.

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  8. October 9, 2014

    Nano mechanical center

    Engineering students, faculty and U-M leaders cut the ribbons on ceremonial balloons to open the $46 million Center of Excellence in Nano Mechanical Science and Engineering, which opened Friday on North Campus. From left are: mechanical engineering doctoral students Will LePage and Kaitlyn Mallett, mechanical engineering department chair and professor Kon-Well Wang, College of Engineering Dean David Munson, Gov. Rick Snyder, President Mark S. Schlissel and Jason Boehm, director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Program Coordination Office. (Photo by Joseph Xu, College of Engineering)

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  9. October 9, 2014

    Mammal talk

    The Museum of Natural History hosted its annual ID Day recently in which visitors brought in their collected objects for identification by experts, and also took a look at the museum’s collections. From left, Lucy Tran, a graduate student in ecology and evolutionary biology, and undergraduate Katy Laudicina, who works with the Museum of Zoology, talk about mammals with a family looking at specimens of porcupines, rabbits and squirrels. (Photo by Cody Thompson)

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  10. October 7, 2014

    Blood moon

    The moon glows red above Burton Memorial Tower during a total lunar eclipse on Wednesday morning. Earth’s natural satellite took on the coppery color as Earth passed between the sun and the moon. (Photo by Dr. Stephen J. Stefanac)