Multimedia Features

  1. December 1, 2014

    Carbon fiber architecture

    Structures made of brick or concrete are small, heavy, and difficult to manipulate. As a result, alternative materials like carbon fiber are being explored due to its unparalleled strength and lightness. In this video, Anca Trandafirescu and Glenn Wilcox, assistant professors of architecture, demonstrate how carbon fiber can be used in creative, lightweight forms that pound for pound, have the potential, for higher capacities in compression and tension.

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  2. November 29, 2014

    Giving Blueday

    On Tuesday people around the world come together to celebrate Giving Tuesday. This year, the U-M community and friends are being asked to unite in support of Giving Blueday, the university’s first-ever 24-hour online campaign.

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  3. November 25, 2014

    Excavation assistance

    Every 60 seconds in the United States an excavator hits a buried cable, sewer, water, gas or fiber optic line. In this video, researchers at the College of Engineering explain a new way to efficiently operate an excavator using the computer vision system, Smart Dig, which can help prevent future utility damage and ensure the safety of construction workers.

  4. November 24, 2014

    Saturday science

    Ann Marie Macara (right), a graduate student in the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, discusses the concept of mimicry with students as they compare the coral snake and the western ground snake. It was part of a recent Saturday Science Capstone educational outreach event in which U-M students worked with the group Females Excelling More in Math Engineering and Science. (Photo by Christine Ton Nu)

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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)

  8. 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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  9. 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.

  10. 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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