September 10, 2020
MESL making UM-Dearborn saferRead more about the Manufacturing Systems Engineering Lab’s work
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, UM-Dearborn’s Manufacturing Systems Engineering Lab has become a small factory to support campus reopening plans. In particular, the team cranks out made-to-order, clear plastic barriers, like the one pictured at this temperature-check station. The barriers are used everywhere from campus labs to health screening stations to offices. (Photo by Eric Bronson, Michigan Photography)
September 9, 2020
Collecting for the communityRead more about the food drive
Pattie Postel (left), executive secretary in the Office of the Executive Vice President of Medical Affairs, and Marlene Woodard, a program administrator in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, assist a donor with a contactless donation of food and toiletries at the North Campus Research Complex as part of Michigan Medicine’s community food drive that runs through Sept. 27. (Photo by Chris Hedley, Michigan Medicine Department of Communication)
September 8, 2020
Clements Library tourLearn more about the Clements Library
The William L. Clements Library collects, preserves and makes available historical resources about the Americas, with particular strengths in 18th and 19th century American history. This video offers a quick tour through its online resources and digitized collections.
September 4, 2020
Surveillance testingRead more about the COVID-19 Community Sampling and Tracking Program
The U-M COVID-19 Community Sampling and Tracking program launched Sept. 3. The purpose of the opt-in, voluntary program is to monitor levels of COVID-19 in the community of people who are symptomatic and to help U-M better target interventions. In this video, Emily Martin, associate professor of epidemiology , who is guiding the development of the surveillance testing program, describes its intent.
September 3, 2020
The first weekView a photo gallery from the start of the new semester
As classes got underway during the first full semester under conditions brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, U-M faculty, staff and students settled into the new normal. Alisse Portnoy, associate professor of English language and literature, teaches her socially distanced English 140 class outside Shapiro Undergraduate Library. (Photo by Eric Bronson, Michigan Photography)
September 2, 2020
New health plan: Michigan CareLearn more about Michigan Care
Employees and retirees will have an additional health plan choice during Open Enrollment for 2021 benefits, from Oct. 19-30. The university will add Michigan Care, a new managed-care plan similar to U-M Premier Care, to the available options. This video provides highlights. Because of a narrow provider network, access to the plan will be limited to those who live in a specific geographic area in Southeast Michigan.
September 1, 2020
Virus in the environmentRead more about this research and its potential impact
Studying samples from sewers, wiping down classrooms and buses, and taking measurements of air. Researchers at the University of Michigan School of Public Health are performing these tasks to determine how much coronavirus is present in the environment on campus, and whether that has any relationship on COVID-19 infection rates within the university community.
August 31, 2020
Taking care of Maize & Blue
It’s the start of an unusual new semester and the welcome back feels a little different too. As U-M starts the 2020-21 academic year, the reality of COVID-19 means campuses will look and feel different as everyone shares in the responsibility for following public health guidelines to help to keep everyone safe. In this video, students, faculty, staff and leadership share words of encouragement and hope at the start of a fall semester unlike any other. More than ever, it’s time to be Wolverines together. Read more about living, learning and working together safely in the Campus Maize & Blueprint.
August 24, 2020
Wolverine Culture of CareRead more about students’ role in maintaining a safe environment
With the fall semester about to start, U-M leaders are sharing how they collaborated with health experts, students and local community members to prepare for the return of students during the COVID-19 pandemic and how students play a role in keeping the campus safe. In this video, students explain the Wolverine Culture of Care and outline some of the healthy choices their peers can make to keep the entire community as safe as possible.
August 18, 2020
Union elm removed
Charles Merkel, a tree trimmer with Grounds Services, works to remove limbs as part of the process of taking down a large, dead elm tree at the northeast corner of the Michigan Union last week. Campus Forester Michael Rutkofske said the tree succumbed to the effects of Dutch elm disease, old age and lingering urban conditions. Rutkofske said the contractor followed U-M’s tree-protection specifications, and supplemental watering was provided throughout the construction process, but the tree did not survive. (Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography)