Multimedia Features

  1. March 7, 2023

    A cymbal of leadership

    President Santa J. Ono poses with members of the Michigan Marching Band’s cymbal section at a community reception March 7 as part of Ono’s inauguration, which included a symposium with two panel discussions, an academic procession and the installation ceremony. The community reception took place at the Michigan League and offered attendees the opportunity to mingle and chat with Ono. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)

    Read more about President Ono’s inauguration
  2. March 7, 2023

    Selfies with Santa

    Photo of three students with a cutout of President Santa J. Ono

    As a prelude to the inauguration of Santa J. Ono as U-M’s 15th president on March 7, UMSocial set up a selfie booth on the Diag on March 6, where passersby could snap a fun photo with a life-sized cutout of the new president. These students were among those who joined the fun, donning various props on hand. The inauguration celebration will include two panel discussions, the installation ceremony, and a community event at the Michigan League. (Photo by Joe Borek, UMSocial)

    More details about the inauguration
  3. February 28, 2023

    A focus on education

    In his monthly video message for February, President Santa J. Ono focused on education and educators, in particular those produced by U-M’s School of Education, which celebrated its centennial last year. He highlighted notable alumni, the school’s ranking worldwide for educational research, its role in producing high-quality teachers and its recent renaming as the Marsal Family School of Education.

  4. February 23, 2023

    ‘Notorious RBG’

    Drawing of Ruth Bader Ginsberg

    This drawing of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, by LSA junior Anusha Tekumulla, is the first-place winner in Arts at Michigan’s February drawing competition. Arts at Michigan invites the U-M community to participate in various competitions throughout the year, using different themes and mediums. Submissions are narrowed down by staff, and then the finalists are voted on by the public.

    View other finalists in the drawing competition
  5. February 22, 2023

    The Drum Major

    Today is the “birthday” of the Michigan Marching Band, which gave its first public performance Feb. 22, 1897, at an annual observance of Washington’s Birthday, sponsored by the Law School. Since then, U-M students from all across campus have been part of this iconic organization. In this video, Rachel Zhang, a biomedical engineering student and the band’s 57th drum major, talks about how the engineering skills she learns in class apply to marching band.

    Read an MMB history from its 125th anniversary last fall
  6. February 20, 2023

    Protecting pollinators

    From left, students Zoe Bliss and Savanna Delise, members of the 2020-21 SEAS Bees master’s degree project team, install a pollinator-friendly native plant garden next to the Museum of Natural History. The Ann Arbor campus is now certified as a Bee Campus, reflecting its commitment to pollinator conservation. Bee Campus USA is an initiative that encourages academic institutions across the United States to engage in pollinator conservation. (Photo courtesy of SEAS Bees)

    Read more about U-M becoming a Bee Campus
  7. February 17, 2023

    New campus housing

    This artist’s rendering shows the proposed new Central Campus housing project, looking west from Hill Street. The Board of Regents on Feb. 16 unanimously approved a facility plan that incorporates classic architecture and sustainability features in the 2,300-bed residence hall and 900-seat dining facility that is estimated to cost between $490 million and $540 million. (Courtesy of Robert A.M. Stern Architects)

    Read more about the new housing project
  8. February 15, 2023

    Supporting the Spartans

    Members of the U-M community sign a banner that will be sent to Michigan State University.

    Members of the University of Michigan community sign a banner that will be given to Michigan State University as hundreds gathered at the Diag Feb. 15 for a vigil to mourn the MSU students who were killed and injured during a mass shooting Feb. 13. (Photo by Erin Kirkland, Michigan Photography)

    View more photos from the vigil
  9. February 15, 2023

    Tracking plastics from space

    Microplastic pollution can be spotted from space because its traveling companion alters the roughness of the ocean’s surface. In this video, U-M researchers talk about how a satellite system that was designed to track hurricanes can help track tiny flecks of plastic that can ride ocean currents for hundreds or thousands of miles and harm sea life and marine ecosystems.

    Read more about using CYGNSS to track plastic pollutants
  10. February 14, 2023

    Looking back at FUN

    The FUN exhibit at the U-M Museum of Art, which ran from May-September 2022, provided a way for people to connect and find joy in the creative process together. This video reflects back on the in-person exhibit, created by non-art majors in LSA who worked with museum visitors to create giant papier maché sculptures.