May 24, 2020

Multimedia Features

  1. May 7, 2020

    Problem-solving under pressure

    In February, U-M’s William Davidson Institute conducted its first-ever 24-Hour Case Competition, during which eight student teams worked furiously on a problem focused around a company’s efforts to develop a renewable energy “mini grid.” This video looks at the competition and the eventual winners.

    Read more about the WDI 24-Hour Case Competition
  2. May 6, 2020

    Returning the world to work

    Public health includes both protecting people from coronavirus and getting people back to work as safely as possible. They are not mutually exclusive. This short video from the School of Public Health explains the “stacked practices” everyone should take whenever they begin returning to work.

  3. May 5, 2020

    Dodging digital burnout

    With employees working from home and students taking classes remotely, we’re spending more time in front of our screens than ever, increasing the chances of digital burnout. In this video, Kelly Murdoch-Kitt, assistant professor of art and design, explains a few ways that teams can minimize digital burnout by doing some exercises offline.

    Read more tips for remote learning and working
  4. May 2, 2020

    Traditional photo, unusual circumstances

    Soon-to-be U-M graduates Conor Donahue, Myles Lovasz, Zoe Solomon, pose on the sign for the Michigan Union on May 1, 2020.

    It’s a common sight this time of year: soon-to-be U-M graduates posing atop the Michigan Union sign. But with the coronavirus pandemic sending most students home early, and graduation celebrations taking place online, it was one of many traditions fewer graduates were able to share. Still, these seniors found a way to obtain their photographic souvenir May 1. From left are Conor Donahue, Myles Lovasz and Zoe Solomon. (Photo by Roger Hart, Michigan Photography)

    Read more about U-M’s celebration of the Class of 2020
  5. May 1, 2020

    Honoring public engagement

    Public engagement is central to the University of Michigan’s mission to serve society, and each year U-M honors two faculty members for their dedication to national and state leadership and public impact. Although an awards ceremony honoring current winners Marc Zimmerman and J. Alex Halderman was canceled and will be rescheduled, due to the campus’ coronavirus restrictions, this video explores the ideas behind the awards and the recipients’ thoughts about them.

    Read more about the President’s Awards for Public Engagement
  6. April 30, 2020

    Documenting life under quarantine

    When the coronavirus pandemic sent most students home and redirected U-M classes online, the lenses of David Turnley’s documentary photography students shifted inward. The associate professor of art and design asked his class to document themselves and those closest to them during this historic moment. As shown in this video, the result is a poignant package of photos from 26 students capturing the daily moments of life under quarantine.

    Read more about this project
  7. April 29, 2020

    Negative pressure, positive attitude

    A Michigan Medicine worker looks at a "thank you" message on a window.

    In early March 2020, the threat of coronavirus seemed distant for many Michiganders. However, leadership at Michigan Medicine recognized that the pandemic would be hitting the state soon and quickly started preparations to admit COVID-19 positive patients. A broad team converted the 12 East unit from general care pediatric rooms to adult ICU rooms, operating completely under negative pressure, in one week. (Photo by Steve Upton)

    View a gallery of photos and read more about this effort
  8. April 28, 2020

    Helping K-12 learners

    The Collabrify Roadmap Platform provides remote K-12 teachers with customizable scheduling templates to lay out all activities that would normally take place in their classrooms. This video describes how the system, developed by researchers in U-M’s Center for Digital Curricula, guides students through the day, points them to the resources they need to complete their work and enables them to collaborate with teachers and each other.

  9. April 27, 2020

    Alumni message of hope

    U-M alumni can be found around the globe, and these days of the global pandemic, they can be found in their homes, adhering to social distancing guidelines. In this video, several U-M alumni share their message of hope and encourage others to wash their hands, follow social distancing and wear a mask if out in public, and stay home to flatten the spread of COVID-19.

  10. April 24, 2020

    Responding to a need

    As experts predicted a surge in coronavirus cases and a possible shortage in intensive care unit equipment in March, U-M teams immediately got to work on a solution. The mission: quickly develop an efficient, affordable and more controlled way to expand ventilator capacity. This video explains how the VentMI, a vent-splitter designed by U-M, may help support multiple patients with varying degrees of the disease from one ventilator.

    Read more about the VentMI device