Multimedia Features

  1. 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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  2. 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.

  3. 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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  4. 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.

  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. November 7, 2014

    Future engineers

    Francisco Cabrera and Fabian Gutierrez build a balloon-powered jet-engine car during the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Pre-College Symposium at the Michigan League. Middle school and high school students from across the state participated in the Friday workshop designed to inspire students from Hispanic backgrounds to pursue careers in engineering. (Photo by Joseph Xu, College of Engineering)

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  9. November 5, 2014

    Birthday run

    Naval ROTC Midshipmen Andrew Downs and Lindsay Grzegorzewski finish the second of their three laps around the Diag on Thursday morning as part of the annual run that this year honors the 239th birthday of the Navy and Marine Corps. Pairs of runners took turns running three one-mile laps — for a total of 239 over three days — in the event that is part of the university’s Veterans Week celebration. (Photo by James Iseler, The University Record)

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  10. November 5, 2014

    Soil sensors

    Soil moisture information is just as important to NASA engineers as it is to local farmers. For example, this data is used to monitor climate patterns and predict landslides. In this video, Mingyan Liu, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, discusses how special sensors will help make large-scale remote soil moisture sensing more useful.