Multimedia Features

  1. January 16, 2014

    Law Quad art

    For decades, artists have visited the Law Quad in search of details and inspiration, and today it remains a favorite for many local artists. This Alan Jacobson painting — actually a drawn-over 3-D model — is part of a slideshow of Law Quad images from various artists.

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  2. January 15, 2014

    Asteroid mining

    Asteroid mining is a trending topic among engineers and entrepreneurs, and efforts are already underway. But, will the rewards be worth the risk? In this video, Alec Gallimore, professor of aerospace engineering, discusses the challenges and opportunities related to asteroid mining.

  3. January 14, 2014

    New electron microscope

    Students at UM-Flint train on a new Scanning Electron Microscope, which has been added to the school’s Engineering Laboratory. Its applications extend from pure research and teaching to a wide range of industrial uses, and every engineering student will learn how to use it, says Mojtaba Vaziri, professor of physics and engineering (rear center). Read more about the Flint campus’ latest high-tech research equipment. (Photo by Mel Serow, UM-Flint)

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  4. January 13, 2014

    Making cars lighter

    Is it possible to cut the weight of a vehicle in half? Researchers at the College of Engineering are trying to do just that — using materials such as aluminum, steel or composites. In this video, Kazuhiro Saitou, professor of mechanical engineering, discusses the effort to make vehicles lighter and consume less fuel, while retaining the structure and safety standards of today’s automobiles.

  5. January 12, 2014

    Smoke-free signage

    School of Public Health students Mark Huizenga, Tiffany Huang and Stephanie Nguyen help Chief Health Officer Dr. Robert Winfield affix new decals to trash cans across campus to reinforce the message that U-M is smoke free. The no-smoking rule took effect July 1, 2011, and most faculty, staff, students and visitors have honored the ban, but Winfield says these additional reminders will help people who are confused about boundaries or may be unaware of the policy. The SPH students were enrolled in a fall tobacco policy course. (Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography)

  6. January 8, 2014

    Galactic collision

    U-M astronomers could be the first to witness a rare collision expected to happen at the center of the galaxy by spring. With NASA’s orbiting Swift telescope, the U-M team is taking daily images of a mysterious gas cloud about three times the mass of Earth that is spiraling toward the supermassive black hole at the Milky Way’s core. This image is a montage of all data obtained in the monitoring program from 2006-13. (Image by Nathalie Degenaar)

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  7. January 7, 2014

    Predicting space weather

    A U-M space weather model will be part of the national Space Weather Prediction Center’s forecasting toolbox. In this video, Gábor Tóth, a research scientist in atmospheric, oceanic and space sciences, explains the importance of space weather predictions, which can help prevent damage to communications satellites, and in extreme cases, prevent transformers from burning out and causing widespread, long-term power outages.

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  8. January 6, 2014

    Native American repatriation

    Elizabeth Ballew and Tony Perry, representatives of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, present Stephen Forrest, former vice president for research, with a “Spirit of Sovereignty” blanket to honor his leadership in committing the university to the repatriation of human remains and cultural objects from burial sites to tribes with legal claims to them. The presentation took place at a feast in late December marking progress in the transfer process. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography) 

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  9. January 5, 2014

    Digging out

    As the weekend’s heavy snow let up Monday morning, U-M workers went about their jobs of digging out the campus and clearing sidewalks, parking lots and other areas in time for the start of Winter Semester classes Wednesday. This staff member was blowing snow from the sidewalk along South State Street in front of the LSA building. View more photos from the snow-covered campus. (Photo by Scott Soderberg, Michigan Photography)

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  10. December 14, 2013

    Winter Commencement

    Graduates give each other a congratulatory hug during Winter Commencement ceremonies Dec. 15 at Crisler Center. View more commencement images from the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)

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