January 28, 2020

Multimedia Features

  1. January 10, 2020

    Native American photos

    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.

    Read more about the Richard Pohrt Jr. Collection of Native American Photography
  2. 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.

  3. January 8, 2020

    Renovated and ready to reopen

    Photo of students chatting in the new Michigan Union Courtyard

    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)

    Read more about the renovated Union
  4. December 16, 2019

    150 years of medicine at Michigan

    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.

    Read more about Michigan Medicine’s celebration
  5. December 16, 2019

    2019 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)

    Read more about Winter Commencement
  6. December 13, 2019

    OR fire drill

    Photo from OR fire drill

    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)

    Read more about Michigan Medicine fire safety training
  7. December 12, 2019

    Teaching teamwork

    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.

    Read more about Tandem
  8. December 11, 2019

    Inclusive gym

    While 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.
    Read more about iGYM
  9. December 9, 2019

    Köszönöm (Thank You) Raoul Wallenberg

    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.

    Browse an online collection of public artworks at U-M
  10. December 6, 2019

    A corona of chaos

    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.

    Read more about the sun’s chaotic corona