Multimedia Features

  1. 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.

  2. January 13, 2015

    M City

    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.

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  3. January 12, 2015

    Wearable heart technology

    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.

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  4. January 11, 2015

    U-M in the D

    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)

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  5. January 8, 2015

    Experimental architecture

    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.

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  6. 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.

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  7. January 6, 2015

    SPH innovation

    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.

  8. January 5, 2015

    World’s smallest computer

    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.

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  9. December 29, 2014

    Harbaugh comes home

    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)

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  10. December 13, 2014

    Winter Commencement

    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)

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