Multimedia Features

  1. May 13, 2014

    Climbing to the sky

    This more-than-80-year-old American agave plant is attracting much interest at Matthaei Botanical Gardens as its flower stalk grows nearly 6 inches a day in preparation for its imminent blooming, after which it will set seed and die. (Photo courtesy of Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum)

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  2. May 13, 2014

    On the road again

    Faculty members stroll along the Detroit riverfront on Friday, the last day of the university’s annual Road Scholars Tour, which takes selected faculty members to various communities around the state. View a slideshow of images from the 2014 tour. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)

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  3. May 12, 2014

    What’s healthy

    As scientists catalog the trillions of bacteria found in every nook and cranny of the human body, a new look by the University of Michigan shows wide variation in the types of bacteria found in healthy people. In this video, lead study author Patrick D. Schloss, associate professor of microbiology and immunology, explains latest findings in the Human Microbiome Project.

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  4. May 11, 2014

    Ross Impact Challenge

    Each year, the first task for all MBA students at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business is the Impact Challenge, where they work around the clock in teams to accomplish a seemingly impossible goal that adds social or economic value to the city of Detroit. This video documents their experience.

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  5. May 8, 2014

    Washington exhibit

    Stephanie Rowley (right), professor of psychology, discusses her research into how African-American parents’ view of their children affect their interest and abilities in advancing in science and math with a U.S. House Science Committee staff member. Rowley was part of an annual exhibition Wednesday sponsored by the Coalition for National Science Funding.  (Photo by Mike Waring, Washington Office)

  6. May 7, 2014

    Intelligent batteries

    The basic car battery hasn’t really changed much in the past 30 years. U-M engineers are working to make them smarter, safer and more efficient. In this video, Jason Siegel, a research fellow in mechanical engineering, discusses innovations in energy efficiency that are critical as automakers focus on reducing the environmental impacts of vehicles.

  7. May 6, 2014

    Day in the life of nurses

    In celebration of Nurses Week, which runs through Monday, the U-M Health System has produced this video, which shows what it’s like to be a nurse at U-M.

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  8. May 5, 2014

    3-D online fossils

    Researchers at the Museum of Paleontology have launched the University of Michigan Online Repository of Fossils, a website that displays hundreds of 3-D images of the bones of mammoths, mastodons and other prehistoric creatures. In this video, museum officials describe how the site works.

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  9. May 2, 2014

    Class photo

    Concluding her final commencement ceremony as U-M’s 13th president, Mary Sue Coleman posed for a photo with the spring Class of 2014 on Saturday at Michigan Stadium. “This has been a day of photographs, and now I want to take one with all of you,” said Coleman, who retires this summer after leading the university for the past 12 years. View a slideshow of Spring Commencement images. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)

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  10. May 1, 2014

    Mini vacationers

    Members of the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital Operating Room staff celebrate their victory in MHealthy’s 5-Minute Vacation Challenge with a full luncheon sponsored by MHealthy. The eight-week challenge promoted stress reduction in the workplace and encouraged nursing units to take five-minute “healthy vacations” during their shifts. The Mott O.R. recorded 1,441 vacations over eight weeks. (Photograph by Nicole Weil, MHealthy)