November 6, 2019
Diving for discovery
Some researchers sport lab coats. David Sherman prefers a wetsuit. The U-M medicinal chemist and avid scuba diver travels the world in search of marine microorganisms to help pioneer new antibiotics, anticancer drugs and other medicines. Sherman is the Hans W. Vahlteich Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, professor of medicinal chemistry, College of Pharmacy; professor of microbiology and immunology, Medical School; professor of chemistry, LSA; and research professor, Life Sciences Institute. This video explores Sherman’s work, some of the places he’s visited and how the microorganisms are used to create new drugs.
November 5, 2019
Harp at U-M
Joan Holland is a clinical associate professor of music, teaching the harp at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Along with her position on the U-M faculty she is resident harpist and instructor of harp at the Interlochen Center for the Arts and performs with several Michigan orchestras. In this video, she talks about her experience developing young harpists, how they inspire her teaching, and the culture of collaboration at SMTD.
November 4, 2019
Body-sensing kirigamiRead more about the kirigami-inspired sensor
College of Engineering researchers have built a kirigami-inspired sensor that can form to different parts of the human body. In this video, Max Shtein, professor of materials science and engineering, and Erin Evke, a materials science and engineering Ph.D. candidate, explain how the device could help with athletic training and injury recovery by actively measuring range of motion of complex joints, such as the shoulder or knee.
November 1, 2019
2019 faculty awardsView the full list of 2019 faculty awards
President Mark Schlissel presents a University Diversity and Social Transformation Professorship to Ketra Armstrong, associate dean for graduate affairs and professor of sport management in the School of Kinesiology, professor of women’s studies in LSA, and faculty athletic representative, during the Oct. 30 faculty awards dinner. Armstrong was one of 36 U-M faculty members honored at the event.
October 30, 2019
Detroit Center for InnovationRead more about the Detroit Center for Innovation
U-M will anchor the Detroit Center for Innovation, a 14-acre center in downtown Detroit aimed at stimulating entrepreneurial activity, educating students and further diversifying the regional economy. This artist’s rendering shows the planned building, to be located at 1400 Saint Antoine St., the site of the former Wayne County Jail project, and near Greektown, Comerica Park and Ford Field. (Image courtesy of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates)
October 30, 2019
Teaching climate changeRead more about the research and what it means
Recent research showing that 98 percent of students in a large introductory biology course believe climate change is a genuine problem would seem to be good news. But Meghan Duffy, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, and colleagues found that by the end of the course, students were more worried about climate change than when they began and had a perception that little can be done about it. In this video, Duffy explains that this prompted researchers to focus not just on whether students know facts about climate change, but also what they can do to help counteract it.
October 29, 2019
Thank you, custodiansCheck out more videos of thanks to our custodians
Their work is done largely behind the scenes, after hours, when most folks have left their buildings for the comforts of home. The men and women who make up U-M’s custodial staff have a big job for which there is typically little appreciation. This video is one of a series produced by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in conjunction with Custodial and Grounds Services leadership in which faculty, staff and students offer their thanks to the U-M custodial staff.
October 25, 2019
Hospital of the futureRead more about the new hospital
University and Michigan Medicine leaders and supporters gathered Oct. 25 for the groundbreaking of a new 12-story, $920 million hospital that will modernize and transform inpatient and surgical care and increase patient access on the Ann Arbor medical campus. Among those turning ceremonial shovelfuls of dirt were, from left, Carol Bradford, executive vice dean for academic affairs chief academic officer at Michigan Medicine; Regents Paul Brown and Ron Weiser; David Spahlinger, president of the U-M Health System; Marschall Runge, executive vice president for medical affairs, CEO of Michigan Medicine and dean of the Medical School; President Mark Schlissel; and Regents Shauna Ryder Diggs, Denise Ilitch and Jordan Acker. (Photo by Nick Beardslee, Michigan Medicine)
October 25, 2019
Celebrating inventionsRead more about research commercialization at U-M
Chuck Cole, associate director of ventures in the Office of Tech Transfer, looks on as Srinivas Vanka (right), a research fellow in the lab of Zetian Mi, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, demonstrates the artificial photosynthesis process that was developed in Mi’s lab. That technology, which is being brought to market by the U-M startup Carbon Fuels, was among the inventions highlighted Oct. 22 at Celebrate Invention, U-M’s annual recognition of entrepreneurship and inventions from U-M researchers. (Photo by Leisa Thompson)
October 24, 2019
Green Chemistry in FlintRead more about UM-Flint’s Green Chemistry program
The Bachelor of Science in Green Chemistry degree at UM-Flint is the only undergraduate program of its kind in the United States. The program provides the same preparation that traditional chemistry programs offer, with additional areas of emphasis in fields such as life-cycle engineering, toxicology and public policy. In this photo, Nicholas Wills, a senior majoring in Green Chemistry, works alongside Nicholas Kingsley, associate professor of inorganic chemistry. (Photo by Jordan Noble, Be Noble Photography)