January 10, 2020
Native American photosRead more about the Richard Pohrt Jr. Collection of Native American Photography
The William L. Clements Library has added a collection of Native American photos to the library’s renowned archive of early American history. This video explores how the vintage prints from noted collector Richard Pohrt Jr., taken primarily between 1860 and 1920, can be used to help tell the history of Native Americans.
January 9, 2020
The Cube spins again!
After workers removed a temporary protective covering from the Cube, and with Regents’ Plaza no longer a staging area for renovation and construction projects at the Michigan Union and LSA Building, the iconic sculpture is ready to spin again. President Mark Schlissel leads the way.
January 8, 2020
Renovated and ready to reopenRead more about the renovated Union
Students chat in the newly enclosed Michigan Union Courtyard, part of the Union’s 18-month renovation project. Student voices have been central to every aspect of the project, planning for which began by gathering student thoughts and advice regarding current needs and those of future students. View more images from the renovated Union. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)
December 16, 2019
150 years of medicine at MichiganRead more about Michigan Medicine’s celebration
What is now known as Michigan Medicine, U-M’s academic medical center, began 150 years ago in Ann Arbor. In late 1869, U-M opened the nation’s first university-owned hospital, to care for patients receiving care from professors at the Medical School. This video shows how, from those roots, U-M has developed one of the largest, busiest, most well-regarded academic medical centers in the world, with a consistent mission of advancing patient care, medical education, and life sciences research.
December 16, 2019
2019 Winter CommencementRead more about Winter Commencement
Bathed in a blue light symbolic of their university — and now their alma mater — graduates listen during the Winter Commencement ceremony Dec. 15 at Crisler Center. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)
December 13, 2019
OR fire drillRead more about Michigan Medicine fire safety training
On a typical Thursday, all 81 operating rooms across Michigan Medicine are busy with life-saving treatment, transplant operations or other medical procedures. But on a recent Thursday morning, 68 of those ORs “paused” for two hours as more than 1,050 faculty and staff participated in a systemwide fire safety training. Each team worked through a simulated event in which a procedural error resulted in a fire in the OR, putting the patient and staff at risk. (Photo courtesy of Michigan Medicine)
December 12, 2019
Teaching teamworkRead more about Tandem
Three College of Engineering faculty members and the Center for Academic Innovation have developed Tandem, a high-tech tool to help students build research, communication and teamwork skills. In this video, the faculty members talk about why teamwork in courses is a challenge and how Tandem can help students navigate conflict and understand how different types of people work.
December 11, 2019
Inclusive gymRead more about iGYMWhile adaptive sports like powerchair football provide invaluable opportunities for children with mobility disabilities to participate in athletic events, these games are not designed for competitive play between kids with disabilities and those without. The goal of iGYM, an augmented reality game system created by a team of U-M researchers led by Roland Graf, associate professor of art and design, is to create a truly inclusive environment for children to play and exercise together. As this video explains, both parents and children appreciate the opportunities this new technology offers.
December 9, 2019
Köszönöm (Thank You) Raoul WallenbergBrowse an online collection of public artworks at U-M
On Oct. 26, 1995, 60 years after Raoul Wallenberg graduated from U-M, this steel and granite sculpture by Jon Rush was dedicated to Wallenberg by Swedish Ambassador Per Anger, who had worked with him in Budapest. It is located at the west front entrance of the Art and Architecture Building. The Record periodically highlights pieces of public art at U-M. Learn more about this piece.
December 6, 2019
A corona of chaosRead more about the sun’s chaotic corona
Our closest-ever look inside the sun’s corona has unveiled an unexpectedly chaotic world, according to U-M researchers who play key roles in NASA’s Parker Solar Probe mission. The U-M findings provide important insight into two fundamental questions: Why does the sun’s corona get hotter as one moves farther away from the surface, and what accelerates the solar wind? As this video explains, the answers have ramifications for how we predict, detect and prepare for solar events that can dramatically affect Earth’s power grid and astronauts.