Multimedia Features

  1. 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.

  2. November 3, 2014

    Election Day

    LSA undergraduate Geralyn Gaines receives her ballot before voting Tuesday at the Michigan Union Ballroom. Among the offices being decided in the midterm election were two seats on the Board of Regents to which Regent Kathy White and fellow Democrat Mike Behm were elected. (Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography)

  3. November 3, 2014

    Nutrition labels

    Mothers were more likely than fathers to read nutrition labels when considering food or drink purchases for their kids, according to the latest C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health. In this video, Dr. Susan Woolford, assistant professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases, discusses findings from poll that indicate even moms report they don’t use the “Nutrition Facts” labels that often.

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  4. November 2, 2014

    Vanpool milestone

    Each workday hundreds of U-M employees meet up and ride to work together, sharing a van and saving energy as part of the vanpool program through Parking & Transportation Services. The program recently hit a milestone as it reached its 100th van. (Photo by Daryl Marshke, Michigan Photography)

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  5. October 30, 2014

    M go boo

    Corpses on campus. Coeds in costumes. The signature of an infamous alumni killer. Just in time for Halloween, Michigan Today brings the creepy, spooky, and unusual to light in a photo slideshow from the archives of the Bentley Historical Library. In this 1906 photo, students ride in a “Mysterious Ypsi” wagon as part of the County Fair Carnival parade.

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  6. October 28, 2014

    Making an Impact

    Dr. James Shayman, professor of pharmacology and internal medicine, speaks at Tuesday’s Celebrate Invention reception, where he and the late Dr. Norman Radin received the U-M Tech Transfer Impact Award for developing a treatment for Gaucher disease type 1. With Shayman are, from left, Lon Radin, son of Norman Radin; Kenneth Nisbet, associate vice president for research – technology transfer; and President Mark Schlissel. The annual Celebrate Invention event recognizes faculty and researchers involved in U-M’s technology transfer process. (Photo by Leisa Thompson)

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  7. October 28, 2014

    Campus traditions

    In the week leading up to Homecoming, LSA Today looks at U-M campus traditions such “pushball,” a game introduced in 1908 as an alternative to some of the more dangerous expressions of rivalry between schools or classes. Take a visual tour of both old and ongoing campus traditions.

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  8. October 27, 2014

    Finding Michigan’s Mojo

    While some Michigan entrepreneurs are leaving for Silicon Valley, others are staying, returning or coming to the state for the first time. This video explores different perspectives about which place is better for startups, and a town hall discussion Friday morning at Stamps Auditorium will consider the question, “What will it take for Michigan to be an entrepreneurial powerhouse again?” A webcast also will be available.

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  9. October 24, 2014

    Tree on the move

    U-M’s 250-year-old bur oak begins its journey from near the Computer and Executive Education Building, headed for Monroe Mall and its eventual new location facing Tappan Street at the front of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. View a gallery of photos from the move. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)

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  10. October 23, 2014


    In designs that mimic the texture of starfish shells, Michigan engineers have made curved ordered crystals. Such shapes are found readily in nature, but not in a lab. Crystals that engineers typically make either have facets with flat surfaces and hard angles, or are smooth but lack a repeating molecular order. In this video, Olga Shalev, a doctoral student in materials science and engineering, describes how researchers came to discover the crystals they call “nanolobes.”

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