April 02, 2020

Multimedia Features

  1. March 19, 2020

    Pedestrians and automated vehicles

    Before crossing a street, pedestrians need to trust that oncoming traffic will stop. But what if that traffic is full of autonomous vehicles? What influences whether pedestrians trust AVs? This video shows how a U-M study puts participants in VR to measure those influences.

    Read more about pedestrians and autonomous vehicles
  2. March 18, 2020

    Importance of social distancing

    COVID-19 has led many businesses and schools to encourage their employees and students to work and study remotely, the U-M among them. In this video, Robert Ernst, University Health Service executive director, shares his thoughts on the importance of social distancing as a means to stem the spread of the disease.

    Read more on U-M’s main COVID-19 page
  3. March 17, 2020

    Cheapfakes: Creating a False Narrative

    Created using cheap and simple editing methods, cheapfakes are designed to create false narratives. Through various methods such as speeding, slowing and editing video footage, content creators can easily deceive viewers into thinking what they are seeing is real. In this video, Clifford Lampe, professor of information in the School of Information, talks about the emergence of cheapfakes and how they are being used to distribute false information.

    Read a Q&A on cheapfakes with Clifford Lampe
  4. March 13, 2020

    Economic impact of COVID-19

    The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is being felt not only on Wall Street, but also in other sectors of the economy. In this video, economic forecaster Gabriel Ehrlich, director of U-M’s Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics, discusses some of the areas feeling the brunt of the outbreak’s impact. He also says that, despite rollercoaster the stock market, he expects the economic effects of the coronavirus to be short-lived enough to avoid an official recession, “although it could end up being a close call.” Read a Q&A with Ehrlich, and a related Q&A with H. Luke Schaefer, faculty director of Poverty Solutions, about health care and employment inequities brought on by COVID-19’s spread.

    Read a Q&A with Gabriel Erlich
  5. March 13, 2020

    Earth Day revisited

    Photo of George Koling, Elizabeth Grant Kingwill, Doug Scott, David Allan, Arthur Hanson and Barbara Alexander with the emblem from the original 1970 Teach-In on the Environment.

    Former members of the U-M student organization that established the original Teach-In on the Environment in 1970 reconvened 50 years later for a March 11 panel discussion on how history can inform the environmental movement going forward. From left, panelists George Koling, Elizabeth Grant Kingwill, Doug Scott, David Allan, Arthur Hanson and Barbara Alexander pose with the emblem from the original 1970 teach-in. (Photo by Dave Brenner, School for Environment and Sustainability)

    Read more about the Earth Day panel discussion
  6. March 12, 2020

    Diversity in dentistry

    The School of Dentistry is celebrating the 25th year of its Profile For Success program. The six-week summer session brings undergraduates from educationally and financially disadvantaged backgrounds to campus from around the U.S. to learn about dentistry and prepare for the national Dental Admission Test. In this video, Dentistry administrators, faculty, alumni and students discuss the history and success of the program over the last 25 years.

    Read more about the program
  7. March 11, 2020

    Hail to the handwashers

    How do you properly wash your hands? How long should you wash your hands with soap and water, or clean them with an alcohol-based product, to get rid of germs, including bacteria and viruses such as coronavirus? Twenty seconds. From the moment you start washing or rubbing your hands together, just sing U-M’s fight song, “The Victors,” to yourself. This video shows the motions you should use to get all the surfaces of your hands clean.

    Read more about proper handwashing techniques
  8. March 10, 2020

    ‘It’s like you have a hand again’

    In a major advance for mind-controlled prosthetics, new U-M research led by biomedical engineering faculty members Paul Cederna and Cindy Chestek demonstrates technology that taps faint latent signals from nerves in the arm and amplifies them to enable real-time, intuitive, finger-level control of a robotic hand. In this video, Cerderna and Chestek explain the technology and its benefits.

    Read more about the new prosthetic technology
  9. March 6, 2020

    Congressional Breakfast

    Group photo from Congressional Breakfast

    Extolling U-M’s record $1.62 billion in research expenditures for 2019, President Mark Schlissel told a Washington, D.C., audience March 5 that federal support for research is helping U-M advance the public good. The annual U-M Congressional Breakfast attracted numerous members of Congress including, from left, Rep. Grace Meng, D-New York; Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Flint; President Schlissel; Rep. Andy Levin, D-Bloomfield Township; and Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph. (Photo by Photo Stiles)

    Read more about the 2020 Congressional Breakfast
  10. February 27, 2020

    Mapping a Greenland glacier

    U-M sent a team of undergraduates and faculty to Greenland in the summer of 2019 to conduct climate science experiments. Then their resident videographer, Sean Curtis Patrick, had an idea — using drones they would scan and map a glacier in 3-D. In this video, Patrick describes the challenges in the experiment and how it worked out. The expedition and its results are featured in a teach-out, “Melting Ice Rising Seas,” that starts March 2.

    Read more about the teach-out that grow out of this expedition