May 17, 2021
UM-Flint is partnering with the Flint Public Art Project to bring one of the iconic Flint murals to campus as a tribute to its students and graduates for persevering through challenges to earn their degrees. This video highlights the endeavor, which began April 15 at the corner of East Kearsley and Wallenberg streets. One of the mural artists is Isiah Lattimore, who graduated this spring from UM-Flint, and the mural he designed features alumna Egypt Otis who graduated in 2020.
May 13, 2021
Testing advanced space enginesRead more about the new institute and U-M’s role
A $15 million NASA effort aims to advance highly efficient electric propulsion technologies to take humans to the moon, Mars and beyond. U-M’s Plasmadynamics and Electric Propulsion Laboratory, founded by Alec D. Gallimore, professor of aerospace engineering and the Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering, plays a major role in the new Joint Advanced Propulsion Institute. This video gives a tour of the lab, which is home to the largest vacuum test facility of its kind at any university in the nation, and where six of the multi-university institute’s researchers conducted their graduate research.
May 12, 2021
UM-Flint Student Art ExhibitionRead more about the 2020-21 UM-Flint Student Art Exhibition
This photo titled “In My Head” by UM-Flint student Shelby Shovein was awarded Best of Show in the campus’ annual Student Art Exhibition, which currently features more than 200 student art pieces in an online gallery. Ranging from ceramics, painting, photography, animation, printmaking and more, the selections represent the breadth of artistic disciplines students pursue at UM-Flint. View the full gallery online.
May 11, 2021
STEM doctorsRead more about the Marjorie Lee Browne Scholars Program
A new generation of diverse math scholars is being inspired to take their careers to the next level by the Marjorie Lee Browne Scholars Program at U-M. In this video, students and Trachette Jackson, professor of mathematics, discuss the program, which has reimagined the Department of Mathematics’ master’s degree program as a space where underrepresented students can hone their abilities while engaging with faculty and a network of peers.
May 10, 2021
Kinesiology Building is LEED GoldRead more about the LEED Gold recognition
A skylight over a new atrium in the School of Kinesiology Building brings natural light deep into the building. it is one of the various energy-saving features that are part of a renovation and addition to the former Edward Henry Kraus Building that resulted in the project receiving a LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council in recognition of sustainability efforts. (Photo courtesy of Architecture, Engineering and Construction)
May 6, 2021
Achieving herd immunityRead a Q&A with Abram Wagner about herd immunity and the vaccine
Since the beginning of the pandemic, herd immunity has been portrayed as the holy grail to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic. In this video, Abram Wagner, research assistant professor of epidemiology at the School of Public Health, explains why reaching herd immunity might not be as simple as we thought, and what vaccine hesitancy and availability have to do with it.
May 5, 2021
The buzz about cicadasRead a Q&A with Tom O’Dell about the cicadas
Noisy Brood X periodical cicadas will soon emerge in parts of southeastern Michigan and in a handful of other states in the eastern half of the country, after developing underground for 17 years. Cicadas are harmless to humans but can damage small trees and shrubs. In this video, Tom O’Dell, natural areas specialist at U-M’s Matthaei Botanical Gardens who witnessed the periodical cicadas emergence 17 years ago, explains what damage may occur to plants and young trees as the insects emerge again.
May 4, 2021
Detroit and the OlympicsRead more about Detroit and the Olympics
The fate of the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, now scheduled for July 23-Aug. 8, 2021, seems more uncertain than ever. Tokyo’s predicament over how to safely host the Olympics amid a global pandemic comes at a time when fewer cities are bidding on the Olympics, and this could give cities further pause. In this video, Stefan Szymanski, professor of sport management at the School of Kinesiology, explains how close Detroit came to hosting the Olympics — more than once.
May 1, 2021
Looking back and moving forwardWatch the full virtual 2021 Spring Commencement ceremony
For members of the Class of 2021, the beginning of their college journey looked much different than the end, persevering through extraordinary circumstances and embodying everything it means to be the “leaders and best.” This video offers one more look back, before they move forward to change the future.
April 29, 2021
Queer health art exhibitRead more about the exhibit
A community art exhibition, “The Art of Queer Health Sciences,” explores what happens when science prioritizes empathy. It will be on view in downtown Ann Arbor until May 5. Funded by the U-M Arts Initiative, the art aims to communicate research findings from the Center for Sexuality and Health Disparities. In this photo, Shalin Berman, a Stamps School of Art & Design student, poses with their art at Bløm Meadworks. Berman is one of four artists who are part of a new exhibition titled “The Art of Queer Health Sciences.” (Photo by Eric Bronson, Michigan Photography)