Multimedia Features

  1. February 12, 2014

    The physics of skating

    Figure skating is one of the most popular events at the Winter Olympics, and it’s a perfect example of physics at work, says Brad Orr, professor and chair of the Department of Physics. In this video, Orr joins U-M students and Olympic ice-dancing medalists Charlie White and Meryl Davis to explain how understanding the center of mass is basic to everything a skater does. (Video by NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation)

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  2. February 11, 2014

    ‘Hallelujah to the Victors!’

    A surprise treat at last week’s groundbreaking ceremony for the Earl V. Moore Building renovation and expansion project was this rendition of “Hallelujah to the Victors!” The arrangement by Arianne Abela, a graduate student instructor at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, is performed by the U-M Chamber Choir.

  3. February 9, 2014

    Changing the way we teach

    Inspired by the methods Eric Mazur, an expert on engaged learning who is conducting a series of presentations at U-M this Friday, Professor Steve Yalisove redesigned his sophomore materials science engineering class to better engage students. He describes the project in this video.

  4. February 9, 2014

    Gaming the classroom

    In this video, Mika LaVaque-Manty, associate professor of political science and philosophy, explains how he uses video game playing strategies to motivate and engage students in his political sciences classes.

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  5. February 6, 2014

    Moore project groundbreaking

    With the ground frozen under heavy snow, U-M leaders headed indoors Thursday to celebrate the official groundbreaking for the Earl V. Moore Building renovation and expansion project at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Turning a ceremonial first shovelful of dirt while confetti flies around them are, from left: Regent Julia Donovan Darlow, SMTD Dean Christopher Kendall, donors Delores and William Brehm, Professor Emeritus Glenn Watkins, President Mary Sue Coleman and Provost Martha Pollack. (Photo by Peter Smith Photography)

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  6. February 5, 2014

    Welcome Wednesday

    The weather outside may have been frightful Wednesday morning, but inside the Alumni Center the atmosphere was delightful as President Mary Sue Coleman helped hand out bagels to students stopping by for the Alumni Association’s Welcome Wednesday program. (Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography)

  7. February 4, 2014

    Student-run free clinic

    In every sense of the word, U-M’s Student-Run Free Clinic, located in downtown Pinckney, is student-generated. From scheduling appointments and ordering supplies to conducting physical exams and following up, the medical students are responsible for taking care of their uninsured patients. In this video, students discuss how the clinic gives them the chance to develop operational and leadership skills.

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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