Multimedia Features

  1. May 14, 2024

    Farm to table

    Photo of two women planting peppers

    Divine McNear (right) and Sara Gradillas (left) from the MDining team at Mary Markley Hall took a break from their culinary duties to lend a hand at the Campus Farm at Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Swapping their aprons for gardening gloves, they joined the Campus Farm team to plant peppers, which will be harvested and served in U-M’s dining halls, providing students with fresh, locally-grown food. (Photo by Kerry Sprague, Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum)

  2. May 13, 2024

    Mother-son heart bond

    When Mackenzie Lampe learned her son, Jeremiah, would need the same aortic valve repair that she had, she knew exactly who she wanted to oversee her son’s care: pediatric heart surgeon Richard Ohye, who as a Michigan Medicine fellow helped perform the procedure on Lampe at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in 1998. In this video, Lampe and Ohye discuss the aortic valve repair that was performed on Lampe and her son, Jeremiah.

    Read more about the procedure
  3. May 10, 2024

    Honoring an historic athlete

    Photo of a man and woman unveiling a plaque as another man looks on.
    Athletic director Warde Manuel and Marlene Dortch, granddaughter of Olympic track-and-field gold medalist Jesse Owens, unveil a World Athletics Heritage Plaque commemorating Owens and the four world records he set in a 45-minute span on May 25, 1935. Owens set records for the 100-yard dash, long jump, 220-yard dash and the 220-yard low hurdles at U-M’s Ferry Field when he was a student-athlete at Ohio State University. The plaque unveiling took place May 9 at Ferry Field. Looking on is master of ceremonies Jack Hollobaugh. (Photo by Jaime Crawford, Michigan Photography)
  4. May 7, 2024

    Focusing on mental health

    In his May video message to the university community, President Santa J. Ono acknowledged U-M’s focus on well-being, and particularly its efforts to promote mental health. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and Ono recognized Kelcey Stratton, chief behavioral health strategist at University Human Resources, as this month’s Portrait of a Wolverine.

  5. May 4, 2024

    Commencement surprise

    Photo of Desmond Howard, Brad Meltzer, Blake Corum and J.J. McCarthy displaying Block M T-shirts

    From left, Heisman Trophy winner Desmond Howard, commencement speaker Brad Meltzer, and Blake Corum and J.J. McCarthy, both members of the national championship Michigan football team, reveal shirts bearing the Block M from under their gowns at the May 4 Spring Commencement ceremony. At the end of his address, part of which suggested how magic could offer insight for graduates’ future lives, Meltzer sprung “a final trick” on his audience by bringing the past and present football stars to the stage. (Photo by Eric Bronson, Michigan Photography)

    Read more about the 2024 Spring Commencement
  6. May 3, 2024

    Helping Michigan grow

    U-M students in a roundtable discussion

    Undergraduate students in the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning’s new Urban Technology program have partnered with the state of Michigan to develop technology-driven urban services aimed at attracting and acclimating — aka “onboarding” — young people to the state. In this photo, program participants engage in roundtable discussions with Taubman Dean Jonathan Massey and guest reviewers following presentations to the state’s population growth campaign, Let’s Grow Michigan. (Photo by Dori Sumter)

    Read more about these projects
  7. May 1, 2024


    W4, an artistic photo of guys playing basketball

    The winner of the U-M Arts Initiative’s recent ACTIVE-themed Photo Competition is “W4” by Ava Muntner, an undergraduate student in the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design.

    View all the finalists in the recent competition
  8. April 29, 2024

    Roman’s battle

    Roman DiLeo was born in June 2022 with what U-M Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital pediatric cardiologist David Peng described as “the most extreme and severe case of newborn dilated cardiomyopathy” he’d ever seen. Roman has had his share of life-saving medical procedures, from heart pumps to a heart transplant. But what his parents didn’t expect was what came after he received his new healthy heart. Like his namesake, professional wrestler Roman Reigns, Roman is not only a fighter but a cancer survivor. This video chronicles young Roman’s battles.

    Read more about Roman DiLeo
  9. April 25, 2024

    Wege Lecture

    Photo of Katharine Hayhoe speaking with SEAS dean Jonathan Overpeck.

    Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe (right) speaks with Jonathan Overpeck, dean of the School for Environment and Sustainability, during the 22nd Peter M. Wege Lecture on Sustainability. Hayhoe said talking about climate change doesn’t mean trying to change the minds of those who believe it is a hoax. Rather, it’s about “spending my energy on the people who are worried about climate change but don’t know what to do. That is a huge group of movable people,” she said. (Photo by Dave Brenner, School for Environment and Sustainability)

    Read more about the Wege Lecture
  10. April 23, 2024

    ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards

    A photo of seven people standing next to each other

    The 2023 ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award recipients are, from left: Lulu Shang, biostatistics; Markus Borsch, electrical and computer engineering; Maria Ahmed, molecular, cellular, and developmental biology; Kayla Kroning, chemistry; Evan Radeen, English language and literature; Luis Flores, sociology; and Kevin Napier, physics. Not pictured: Salem Elzway, history; Alex Kapiamba, mathematics; and Graham Liddell, comparative literature. The awards recognize exceptional work produced by doctoral students for the high caliber of their scholarship and the significance and interest of their findings. (Shannon Schultz, Michigan Photography)

    Read more about the awards