Multimedia Features

  1. June 30, 2014

    Mary Sue meets Mary

    President Mary Sue Coleman met one of her namesake falcons Tuesday morning. The fledgling peregrine falcon, Mary, which hatched recently in a nesting box atop University Hospital, fell from its nest and underwent rehabilitation by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Coleman had the chance to see the bird up-close before it was released back to its nest. Mary, held by DNR volunteer Dave Hogan, along with siblings, Sue and Coleman, were named to honor U-M’s 13th president, who retires this month. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)

  2. June 26, 2014

    UMTRI in DC

    Representatives of the U-M Transportation Research Institute were in Washington, D.C., this week at a Capitol Hill Technology Showcase, where they displayed information about the Mobility Transformation Facility that will soon be built on North Campus. The simulated urban environment will provide a test bed for advances in connected and automated vehicles. Above, Francine Romine, UMTRI’s director of marketing and communications, speaks with Ed Puccarella, legislative staffer for Rep. Candice Miller, R-Harrison Township. (Photo by Mike Waring, Washington Office)

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  3. June 25, 2014

    The science of beauty

    The toxic spines of a crown-of-thorns sea star can be seen in this image from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology’s annual photo contest for its faculty, postdocs, students and staff. The photo was taken by doctoral student Alison Gould while diving at a research site in Okinawa, Japan. 

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  4. June 23, 2014

    Nanoparticles and sunscreen

    As summer arrives, it’s time to consider sunburn protection. This video from the U-M Risk Science Center offers five things worth knowing about nanoparticles in sunscreens.

  5. June 22, 2014

    Family reunion

    From left, retired U-M psychologist Gerald Gurin; Belinda Tucker, a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles; and Institute for Social Research Director James Jackson participate in a recent event billed as a “family reunion” to celebrate the ISR’s Program for Research on Black Americans, one of the nation’s first university-based research and training programs to focus on the real-life needs of the black community. (Photo by Philip Dattilo)

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  6. June 22, 2014

    Celestial adventure

    An attendee at a Detroit Observatory Viewing Night looks at the moon through the observatory’s Fitz telescope. The viewing nights allow visitors to stargaze the way they would have in the 1850s, experiencing the wonder of the night sky from a dome that must be maneuvered into position with ropes and pulleys.

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  7. June 18, 2014

    Thank you, Mary Sue

    Board of Regents Chair Andrea Fischer Newman presents President Mary Sue Coleman with a resolution celebrating her 12 years as U-M’s 13th president. Coleman will retire July 13. (Photo by Eric Bronson, Michigan Photography)

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  8. 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.

  9. 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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  10. 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.