April 1, 2014
Presidential visitRead More
President Barack Obama made his third visit to U-M, promoting his effort to raise the federal minimum wage. Addressing a crowd at the Intramural Sports Building on Wednesday, the president said, “Fair wages and higher profits are not mutually exclusive.” Click the photo to view a slideshow of Michigan Photography images from the event. (Photo by Roger Hart, Michigan Photography)
March 31, 2014
UpstART FestivalRead More
From left, Alex Huryk and Anthony Kott perform during the UpstART Festival, a four-day inaugural event that explores the dynamic ways in which the arts permeate and influence learning across all disciplines at U-M. The festival continues through Thursday, culminating with a free student show at the Power Center. (Photo by Mark Jones)
March 31, 2014
Final fireside chat
About 100 students surprised President Mary Sue Coleman at her final fireside chat Monday afternoon at the Michigan Union. The monthly gatherings are typically more intimate, and Coleman called the last setting with students “bittersweet.” The Division of Student Life organizes the fireside chats. (Photo by Joel Johnson, Michigan Photography)
March 30, 2014
U-M undergroundRead More
Utilities Services Manager Michael Swanson walks along tunnels leading from the Central Power Plant. The six-plus miles of university tunnels support building operations and research, and coexist just yards from the Diag, Hill Auditorium, the Michigan Union and other campus landmarks. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)
March 27, 2014
3-D cadaverRead More
A virtual-reality cadaver developed at U-M’s 3-D Lab allows students in the School of Dentistry to work on a replication of the human body that they can dissect virtually, using 3-D glasses and a joystick. In this video, faculty who use the 3-D cadaver and those who developed it discuss the unique learning device.
March 25, 2014
Congressional BreakfastRead More
President Mary Sue Coleman joins U-M Glee Club alumni in singing “The Victors” at Wednesday’s annual U-M Congressional Breakfast in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Freed Photography)
March 25, 2014
Stem cells and bipolar disorderRead More
New stem cell research published by scientists from the Medical School, and fueled by the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Fund, may aid in the understanding of bipolar disorder. In this video, researchers describe how they used skin from people with bipolar disorder to derive the first-ever stem cell lines specific to the condition, which in turn help lead to clues that may improve treatment.
March 24, 2014
Solar-powered colorRead More
Colored, see-through solar cells invented at the College of Engineering could enable ‘stained’ glass windows, decorative panels and even shade that make electricity. In this video, Jay Guo, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, mechanical engineering, and macromolecular science and engineering, describes the cells, believed to be the first semi-transparent, colored photovoltaics, and which have the potential to vastly broaden the use of the energy source.
March 21, 2014
Match DayRead More
The Medical School’s Class of 2014 May graduates celebrated the annual tradition known as Match Day on Friday. It is a national event at which graduating medical students learn simultaneously where they will go for residency. This video shows the prospective graduates celebrating their success and looking ahead to the next phase of their training as the doctors of tomorrow.
March 19, 2014
Connected vehicle test siteRead More
This is an artist’s rendering of the new testing environment for connected and automated vehicles at the North Campus Research Complex. The Board of Regents on Thursday approved the site’s design, which will simulate a dynamic urban environment. It is a critical element of a joint project with industry and government to develop and implement an advanced system for moving people and freight on the streets of southeast Michigan by 2021. (Image courtesy of the U-M Office of Research)