November 26, 2013
Go Green With EloiseRead More
LSA undergraduate Theo Schear’s depiction of a little girl sharing tips about how to “go green” won the first-place Critic’s Choice Award in the Frederick A. and Barbara M. Erb Institute’s 2013 Climate Change Communications Challenge. Eleven student teams submitted videos to help create a more positive vision of how we can address climate change. View the five winners.
November 25, 2013
Gerry Kreiner, an admissions representative from the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, leads a hands-on lesson in an art class at Osborn High School in Detroit. The Nov. 20 visit by more than 25 U-M faculty and staff kicked off the fourth year of the Center for Educational Outreach’s Wolverine Express, in which U-M presenters will speak at six Michigan high schools to promote academic success and college aspiration. (Photo by Cathy Jenkins Newton. Center for Educational Outreach)
November 24, 2013
Over the last year and a half, classes, groups and individuals have come to work and learn at the 2-acre U-M campus farm at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens.
November 21, 2013
Balloon-based disaster aid
Disasters frequently knock out communications infrastructures, isolating desperate people from the outside world. The Internet would enable these people to contact rescuers — if an Internet-to-ground linkage could be established. In this video, a team led by Aaron Ridley, associate professor of atmospheric, oceanic and space sciences, shows how high-altitude balloons could be used to quickly carry Wi-Fi routers into positions above affected zones, creating platforms for Internet-to-ground signals.
November 20, 2013
Kick the habitRead More
While Thursday is the annual “Great American Smokeout,” any day can be the day to quit smoking. MHealthy has redesigned how it delivers its Tobacco Consultation Service programs to make them easier to access. This video explains what is available.
November 19, 2013
Archiving mass atrocitiesRead More
When abusive regimes are deposed, it becomes imperative that the archives documenting their atrocities be preserved because “archival information can clearly have a powerful impact on accountability proceedings such as criminal trials and truth commissions,” John Ciorciari, assistant professor of public policy and senior legal adviser to the Documentation Center of Cambodia. In this video, Ciorciari explains the importance of making such records available.
November 18, 2013
The state of entrepreneurshipRead More
Despite its image as an example of Rust Belt decay, Michigan has “much more going on here entrepreneurially than the rest of the country realizes,” says David Brophy, professor of finance and director of the Center for Venture Capital & Private Equity Finance. In this video, Brophy discusses how programs at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business are helping feed Michigan’s entrepreneurial rebirth.
November 16, 2013
Heroes at the Big House
Red Cross nurse Catherine Ashlin tends to Clare Gargaro, a physician’s assistant at the U-M Health System, while Gargaro donates blood Sunday during the Be a Hero at the Big House donation drive at Michigan Stadium. The annual event had about 800 participants and collected 318 pints of blood. It is part of the annual fall challenges between U-M and Ohio State — the Wolverine vs. Buckeye Challenge for Life, the Blood Battle and the Marrow Match-up. (Photo by John Masson)
November 14, 2013
Mission to Mars
NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft is scheduled to launch Monday on a 10-month journey to Mars to unravel several mysteries about the Red Planet. In this video, Stephen Bougher, the Andrew F. Nagy Collegiate Research Professor in the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences and a co-investigator on the MAVEN mission, describes the workings of the spacecraft and its scientific objectives.
November 12, 2013
Cars of the futureRead More
Helping Ann Arbor become the first American city with a shared fleet of networked, driverless vehicles by 2021 is the goal of the Mobility Transformation Center, a U-M initiative that also involves government and industry representatives. In this video, drivers comment about what they would like to see in cars of the future and project officials talk about the effort to make Ann Arbor a testing ground for connected and driverless vehicles.