Multimedia Features

  1. April 30, 2014

    Screen time for kids

    About 25 percent of parents with children aged two to five say their children get three or more hours of entertainment screen time a day, well beyond recommended limits, according to the latest C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health. In this video, poll director Dr. Matthew M. Davis, professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases, internal medicine, and public policy, discusses why it’s important to limit children’s screen time and how to do it.

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  2. April 29, 2014

    Distinguished Dissertation Award

    The 2013 ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award recipients were honored Tuesday. Awardees received a $1,000 honorarium recognizing exceptional scholarly work and completion of their doctoral degrees in 2013. The annual competition is co-sponsored by ProQuest and Rackham Graduate School. View a full list of the honorees. (Photo by Whitney Miller)

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  3. April 28, 2014

    UM-Dearborn commencement

    UM-Dearborn graduate Walaa Tout (right), a Chancellor’s Medallion recipients, waits with other graduates to receive her degree during Sunday’s commencement ceremonies. More than 800 students graduated during morning and afternoon ceremonies, at which speakers encouraged them to be prepared for whatever comes their way and to give back to their communities through involvement and philanthropy. (Photo by Millard Berry)

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  4. April 27, 2014

    Drugs in the water

    Our bodies don’t absorb all the pharmaceutical drugs we take. Much of them pass through our systems and end up in wastewater treatment plants. In this video, Nancy Love, professor of civil and environmental engineering, discusses what we know and what we don’t know about this issue, and gives advice on how consumers can best filter pharmaceuticals out at the tap.

  5. April 24, 2014

    Engaging citizens

    Students from the School of Information engaged-learning course called Citizen Interaction Design will highlight the 10 projects they’ve been working on this semester for the City of Jackson during a student expo and panel at 1 p.m. today at Jackson City Hall. In this video, students, Associate Professor of Information Clifford Lampe and Jackson city officials discuss how the projects will help the city.

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  6. April 23, 2014

    Working with music

    As a nurse anesthetist at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Fran Wakefield lulls patients to sleep with anesthesia, but as a longtime violinist for the Life Sciences Orchestra she soothes people with her music. Wakefield is one of several LSO members featured in a photo gallery that combines their musical and workplace lives as they prepare for the orchestra’s free spring concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at Hill Auditorium. (Photo by Dr. Bernhard Muller)

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  7. April 22, 2014

    Water and health

    The Integrated Assessment Center at the Graham Sustainability Institute brings together interdisciplinary research teams, decision-makers, and key stakeholders to develop pathways toward real solutions. This video explains how teams are working in Ghana and Peru to address major water issues.

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  8. April 21, 2014

    Strike back at severe weather

    As the severe-weather season approaches, university officials would like to remind members of the campus community about important information to help plan for and respond to various weather situations. When severe weather strikes, be prepared to “strike back” by signing up for Emergency Alerts.

  9. April 20, 2014

    Michigan Experience Day

    The Center for Educational Outreach recently welcomed 130 top high school students from across the Lower Peninsula for Michigan Experience Day. They visited a residence hall, a classroom lecture, and a roundtable discussion with current U-M students. Ryan Lorch, right, leads an aspiring group of natural science scholars on a campus tour. “We hope to inspire these students to apply to U-M in the fall and inform them of the value of attending college,” said CEO Program Coordinator Emily Flinkstrom. (Photo by Roger Hart, Michigan Photography)

  10. April 17, 2014

    Purple gang

    There was a decidedly younger set of students on the Diag on Thursday as children and staff from U-M’s children’s centers performed a flash mob, sporting purple outfits and singing songs to raise awareness for the importance of early childhood education. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)