Multimedia Features

  1. June 17, 2014

    What makes a word ‘real’?

    Who decides whether slang words like “hangry,” “defriend” and “adorkable” make it into a dictionary? Anne Curzan, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and professor of English language and literature, spoke at TEDxUofM in March looking at the people behind the dictionaries and the choices they make. A video of the talk was featured this week on the TED website.

  2. June 16, 2014

    Cover the bases

    A new C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health shows parents value the convenience of sports physicals but also recognize the importance of more thorough doctor visits. In this video, Sarah J. Clark, associate director of the poll and associate research scientist in the Department of Pediatrics, discusses the poll’s findings.

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  3. June 15, 2014

    Self-assembling robots

    What happens when you send a rolling robot out for a mission, and it turns out to need legs instead? In this video, Shai Revzen, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, describes how his team is working to create “self-assembling” robots that can build themselves into any form required.

  4. June 12, 2014

    Coleman tribute

    President Mary Sue Coleman poses with Michigan Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, R-Monroe, and Sen. Rebekah Warren, D-Ann Arbor, after being presented with a special tribute Thursday by the state Legislature as she prepares to retire in July. The tribute reads, in part, “She led the university through the most challenging economy since the Depression, and did so with success, impact and grace.” (Photo courtesy of the Michigan Senate)

  5. June 11, 2014

    Soccer or football?

    As the World Cup gets underway, a question often asked is whether the game is soccer (as it’s referred to in the United States) or football (as people throughout the rest of the world call it). In this video, Stefan Szymanski, the Stephen J. Galetti Collegiate Professor of Sport Management, explains why both words are correct and necessary.

  6. June 9, 2014

    Women’s Football Academy

    The 16th annual Michigan Women’s Football Academy took place Saturday with 500 participants in attendance to learn the game from Wolverine players and coaches. This video shows participants taking part in drills and learning the fundamentals of the sport. Proceeds from the event go to family support services at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center.

  7. June 9, 2014

    GM collaboration

    Peter Lillo and Philipp Schiffmann, doctoral students and researchers in a group headed by Volker Sick, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and professor of mechanical engineering, examine an engine system in the Walter E. Lay Auto Laboratory. Sick’s group works under a collaborative research agreement with General Motors that was recently extended through 2017. (Photo by Joseph Xu, College of Engineering)

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  8. June 7, 2014

    Brotherly love

    Hunter Gandee, 14, of Temperance lifts his brother Braden, 7, to touch the M Club banner Sunday near the Bahna Wrestling Center, which marked the end of a 40-mile trek to raise awareness for cerebral palsy. Hunter, a wrestler, carried his brother, who has cerebral palsy, on a two-day walk from Bedford Junior High School in Temperance to U-M. The journey, dubbed the CP Swagger, drew many supporters along the way and media attention from around the country. (Photo by Joel Johnson, Michigan Photography)

  9. June 5, 2014

    Mapping the campus

    Google’s Alberto Elias walks outside of the Kellogg Eye Center with the Street View Trekker, a backpack-mounted camera to capture Google Maps Street View images, as part of an effort to map the entire U-M campus. (photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)

  10. June 4, 2014

    Sustainable nourishment

    A group of U-M students led by Jasprit Singh, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, is traveling to Golden Temple in northern India to learn about sustainable nourishment and bring back lessons to their own community. Before they left, the students cooked a meal at the Gurdwara Sahib, a Sikh worship center in Plymouth.