Multimedia Features

  1. February 2, 2014

    Shared services forum

    Thom Madden (at podium), who is leading the implementation of the Administrative Services Transformation project, and Laurita Thomas (center), associate vice president for human resources, led an interactive forum Monday for future team members of the shared services center as preparations continue to co-locate some financial and human resources functions in a single location to lower costs. (Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography)

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  2. February 2, 2014

    U-M Olympians

    U-M will be represented at the ice dancing and hockey venues when the Winter Olympics get underway this week. At left, from top, are ice dancers Charlie White and Meryl Davis, and Maia and Alex Shibutani, all current students; and alumnus Evan Bates with his partner Madison Chock. Former U-M men’s hockey team members playing for various national teams are, from top, Brian Lebler, Carl Hagelin and Max Pacioretty.

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  3. January 30, 2014

    Concussion sensors

    In recent years, the sports, science and medical communities have come to understand the devastating long-term effects that repeated concussions and even weaker blows to the head can have on athletes’ brains. This video shows how U-M engineers and doctors are testing two high-profile head impact sensors that could improve understanding of how the head and neck respond to hits that athletes might experience.

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  4. January 29, 2014

    Bionic eye

    Retina surgeons at the Kellogg Eye Center have performed the first — and second — surgeries in the United States to implant an artificial retina, or “bionic eye,” since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the device last year. In this video, Dr. Thiran Jayasundera, assistant professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, discusses the groundbreaking procedure.

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  5. January 28, 2014

    Sunny but cold

    Lynette Hoelter, a research investigator at the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, is bundled up as she makes her way across the Diag on a bright but frigid Tuesday. While the Ann Arbor campus remained operational, classes were canceled as temperatures plunged below zero and wind chills were even colder. (Photo by Joel Johnson, Michigan Photography)

  6. January 27, 2014

    Containing epidemics

    Researchers at the College of Engineering are working on computer models that could help tackle a challenging problem during the outbreak of an epidemic: Which facilities should a city close to help limit the public’s exposure to the illness? In this video, Siqian Shen, assistant professor of industrial and operations engineering, discusses her team’s work to help cities make those decisions quickly and effectively.

  7. January 26, 2014

    First spin

    President-Elect Mark Schlissel gets his U-M career rolling Friday by spinning the Cube as students cheer him on in Regents’ Plaza. Earlier in the day, the Board of Regents approved Schlissel as the university’s 14th president. He will succeed Mary Sue Coleman on July 1. (Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography)

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  8. January 23, 2014

    U-M’s next president

    Dr. Mark S. Schlissel will become the 14th president of the University of Michigan on July 1. (Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography)

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  9. January 23, 2014

    Sorting recyclables

    Planet Blue Student Leaders donned haz-mat attire earlier this week and waded into garbage from Mary Markley Hall to sort recyclable items from trash. They filled a large trash bin with recyclable materials that would otherwise have headed to a landfill. Part of RecycleMania, the experience helps the students in their efforts to inform and encourage stronger recycling and waste reduction among students living in residence halls.

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  10. January 22, 2014

    Auto Show insights

    The 2014 North American International Auto Show, running through Sunday in Detroit, features more than 500 vehicles and offers a look at the next generation of transportation. In this video, Bruce Belzowski, assistant research scientist at the U-M Transportation Research Institute, discusses the performance and sizzle at this year’s show.