Multimedia Features

  1. November 23, 2014

    Factory leadership

    Rodney Mosley of the Tauber Institute staff acts as a factory floor worker during a recent Operations Leadership Factory workshop observed by trainees. The sessions, attended by workers from automotive firms and other manufacturers, promote efficient lean manufacturing processes. (Photo by Daryl Marshke, Michigan Photography)

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  2. November 20, 2014

    Art on wheels

    When much of the news about Pakistan seems to involve drone attacks, bombings and jihadist groups, Osman Khan, assistant professor of art and design, is trying to change the conversation to the vibrant art and culture scene that exists in Pakistan. He is doing that by decorating a truck — Pakistani style. The vehicle is covered with floral patterns and pictures of Pakistani leaders, poets and activists. View a slideshow of images from the project. (Photo courtesy of Osman Khan)

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  3. November 19, 2014

    Copyright comments

    Associate General Counsel Jack Bernard (left) talks with Rep. John Conyers, D-Detroit, ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee in Washington, following a hearing on copyright issues on Wednesday. In his comments on behalf of the Association of American Universities and other higher education associations, Bernard said current copyright law works reasonably well for colleges and universities, and stressed the importance of the concept of “fair use” in helping institutions make materials available to students for all sorts of learning purposes. (Photo by Mike Waring, Washington Office)

  4. November 18, 2014

    Daycare and vaccinations

    Most parents agree that all children in daycare centers should be vaccinated, and that providers should be checking vaccine records, according to the latest C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health. In this video, Sarah J. Clark, associate director of the poll, discusses the findings and respondents’ feelings about how daycare centers should deal with a child who is not up-to-date on vaccines.

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  5. November 17, 2014

    Engineering with elasticity

    Michigan engineers are harnessing the natural elasticity of materials to develop structures that are strong and flexible at the same time. In this video, Sridhar Kota, the Herrick Professor of Manufacturing Engineering and professor of mechanical engineering, talks about the research in elastofluidics, which has led to prototypes of soft robots and machinery that are safer to work with and require far fewer parts.

  6. November 16, 2014

    Staff service awards

    U-M staff members who have made an enduring commitment to the university of 30, 40, 45 and 50 or more years of service were honored Oct. 20 and 27 at the U-M Service Awards banquets. The banquets were held at the Michigan League, with one honoring staff from the Health System and the other honoring staff from the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses.

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  7. November 13, 2014

    Bur oak relocation

    Planning for a large new building at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business led to the recent relocation of an approximately 200-year old bur oak tree. Although the move has been completed, site restoration activities will continue for another two or three weeks. In this video, officials from Ross and the tree-moving company discuss the reasons behind the move and how it was achieved.

  8. November 12, 2014


    This 2002 bronze sculpture by Ben Foster sits in Wolverine Plaza at the northwest entrance to Michigan Stadium. The Record periodically highlights pieces of public art around campus. Learn more about this piece, or browse an online collection of public artworks.

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  9. November 11, 2014

    Mitchell Fields reopening

    President Mark Schlissel (center) joined students, Recreational Sports staff and other university officials Monday to celebrate the reopening of Mitchell Fields, after the intramural and club sports facility underwent months of improvements. Learn more about the work and a list of those pictured. (Photo by Sam Janicki)

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  10. November 10, 2014

    Comparing equipment

    As her mother Casey Strother looks on, Lillian Strother, 2, of Southgate checks out the tires on the wheelchair of Paul Schulte, captain of the Team USA Paralympic Basketball Team. Schulte played for the Army basketball team in the Army-Navy game Sunday at Crisler Center. Navy won, 44-37. The game was part of Veterans Week 2014 as well as the university’s final “Investing in Ability” event for 2014. Watch a video about the event. (Photo by Lon Horwedel, Michigan Photography)

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