January 29, 2014
Bionic eyeRead More
Retina surgeons at the Kellogg Eye Center have performed the first — and second — surgeries in the United States to implant an artificial retina, or “bionic eye,” since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the device last year. In this video, Dr. Thiran Jayasundera, assistant professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, discusses the groundbreaking procedure.
January 28, 2014
Sunny but cold
Lynette Hoelter, a research investigator at the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, is bundled up as she makes her way across the Diag on a bright but frigid Tuesday. While the Ann Arbor campus remained operational, classes were canceled as temperatures plunged below zero and wind chills were even colder. (Photo by Joel Johnson, Michigan Photography)
January 27, 2014
Researchers at the College of Engineering are working on computer models that could help tackle a challenging problem during the outbreak of an epidemic: Which facilities should a city close to help limit the public’s exposure to the illness? In this video, Siqian Shen, assistant professor of industrial and operations engineering, discusses her team’s work to help cities make those decisions quickly and effectively.
January 26, 2014
First spinRead More
President-Elect Mark Schlissel gets his U-M career rolling Friday by spinning the Cube as students cheer him on in Regents’ Plaza. Earlier in the day, the Board of Regents approved Schlissel as the university’s 14th president. He will succeed Mary Sue Coleman on July 1. (Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography)
January 23, 2014
U-M’s next presidentRead More
Dr. Mark S. Schlissel will become the 14th president of the University of Michigan on July 1. (Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography)
January 23, 2014
Sorting recyclablesRead More
Planet Blue Student Leaders donned haz-mat attire earlier this week and waded into garbage from Mary Markley Hall to sort recyclable items from trash. They filled a large trash bin with recyclable materials that would otherwise have headed to a landfill. Part of RecycleMania, the experience helps the students in their efforts to inform and encourage stronger recycling and waste reduction among students living in residence halls.
January 22, 2014
Auto Show insights
The 2014 North American International Auto Show, running through Sunday in Detroit, features more than 500 vehicles and offers a look at the next generation of transportation. In this video, Bruce Belzowski, assistant research scientist at the U-M Transportation Research Institute, discusses the performance and sizzle at this year’s show.
January 21, 2014
Telling the URC storyRead More
President Mary Sue Coleman joined other leaders of Michigan’s University Research Corridor recently on a trip to New York where they shared the URC’s story with business reporters and editors.
January 19, 2014
MLK Day celebrationsRead More
Members of the U-M community gather on the Diag and join in song Monday during the eighth annual “Circle of Unity,” one of several events marking the celebration of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on U-M campuses. View more photos of MLK Day events. (Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography)
January 19, 2014
Commemorating MLK’s visitRead More
From left, Alexa Patsalis and Alex Abdun-Nabi, vice chair and chair of the Michigan Union Board of Representatives, are shown with one of the photos in a new permanent display commemorating the Rev. Martin Luther King’s visit to U-M in 1962. The display — on the first floor of the Union near the Campus Information Center — coincides with a number of events occurring around campus during Martin Luther King Day today, and through Feb. 7 as part of the 2014 MLK Symposium. (Photo by Laura Seagram, University Unions)