Multimedia Features

  1. August 27, 2014

    President’s open house

    President Mark S. Schlissel and his wife, Monica Schwebs, greet Erica Lucas, Allison Powell and Jenna Roby during the new president’s first open house Thursday afternoon. Schlissel carried on a presidential tradition by starting the new academic year welcoming students and parents to an ice cream social at the President’s House. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)

  2. August 21, 2014

    Citizenship Day

    Students from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business’ Executive MBA program, some who traveled across the country for their orientation, participated in Citizenship Day on Wednesday. The 105 students volunteered with Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley, helping 17 low-moderate income families in the West Willow Neighborhood in Ypsilanti. Above, Tom Chepucavage of Los Angeles hauls brush from a yard. Also pictured are, from left, Greg Bauske, Brent Chamberlain, Mike Fairman, Saby Bandyopandhyay and John Fauster, all of Ann Arbor. (Photo courtesy of the Ross School of Business)

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  3. August 17, 2014

    A common bond

    Universal themes and differences in their communities connect students from the U-M School of Nursing and their counterparts at the Salokaya School of Nursing in Delhi, India. In this video, U-M students and faculty discuss how a weekly videoconference between the two schools helps foster international collaboration.

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  4. August 10, 2014

    New life for MABEL

    MABEL, the walking and running bipedal robot created at U-M by Jessy Grizzle, Elmer G. Gilbert Distinguished University Professor of Engineering and professor of electrical engineering and computer science, and mechanical engineering, is part of a biomechanics exhibit at the Field Museum in Chicago through Jan. 4. This video explores MABEL’s trip to the Windy City and how it is helping teach people about the science of movement.

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  5. August 4, 2014

    The first 100 days

    President Mark S. Schlissel watched his first “football” game at Michigan Stadium as he took in the soccer match between Manchester United and Real Madrid on Saturday. The experience is one of many being documented in a photo series marking the first 100 days of U-M’s 14th president. (Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography)

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  6. July 31, 2014

    Summer internship

    Recent University of Michigan graduate Sam White (left) and engineering student Erin Alderink visit with Professor Kenneth Lutz of the University of Delaware, faculty member-in-residence for the Washington Internship for Students of Engineering program on Capitol Hill. White and Alderink were among 11 students from around the nation who spent nine weeks in Washington this summer learning about the public policy process. Each student concluded their work with a talk and Q&A session, as well as a paper on a topical engineering-related public policy issue. White and Alderink interned with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in Washington, D.C., and did presentations focused on energy policy issues. (Photo by Mike Waring, U-M Washington Office)

  7. July 27, 2014

    Passenger pigeons

    This Lewis Cross painting captures the powerful presence of an enormous flock of passenger pigeons passing through an area on a search for food. To mark the 100-year extinction of the birds, the Museum of Natural History through January 2015 is presenting an exhibit on the life and death of the passenger pigeon. (Courtesy of the Lakeshore Museum Center, Muskegon)


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  8. July 20, 2014

    Agave in bloom

    The rare blooming of the American agave plant at Matthaei Botanical Gardens is underway. The more-than-80-year-old plant, which has grown so tall that it pokes through conservatory’s ceiling, will bloom and then die, but but not before leaving behind some genetically identical “pups.” View an ongoing photo gallery of the agave stalk’s progress, and learn more about this intriguing plant. (Photo courtesy of Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum)

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  9. July 15, 2014

    Decommissioning North Hall

    From left, Army 2nd Lt. David Hilden, Marine Sgt. Jeffrey Evans, Navy Ensign Sean Carrigan and Air Force 2nd Lt. Ashley Elliott lower and fold the American flag from in front of North Hall during a July 11 ceremony to decommission the home of the Army, Navy and Air Force Officer Education Programs, which will move to the Chemistry Building and the Ruthven Museums Building. North Hall is set to be demolished to make room for the new Biological Science Building. (Photo by Eric Bronson, Michigan Photography)

  10. July 13, 2014

    Welcome President Mark Schlissel

    President Mark Schlissel chats with Gov. Rick Snyder, who stopped by the Fleming Building on Monday morning to welcome Schlissel on his first day as U-M’s 14th president. (Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography)

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