May 7, 2020
Problem-solving under pressureRead more about the WDI 24-Hour Case Competition
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.
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.
May 5, 2020
Dodging digital burnoutRead more tips for remote learning and working
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.
May 2, 2020
Traditional photo, unusual circumstancesRead more about U-M’s celebration of the Class of 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)
May 1, 2020
Honoring public engagementRead more about the President’s Awards for 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.
April 30, 2020
Documenting life under quarantineRead more about this project
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.
April 29, 2020
Negative pressure, positive attitudeView a gallery of photos and read more about this effort
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)
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.
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.
April 24, 2020
Responding to a needRead more about the VentMI device
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.