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.
April 23, 2020
A defining launchRead more about the Solar Orbiter launch
For more than a decade, a global coalition of engineers developed the unprecedented scientific payload aboard Solar Orbiter. A team from U-M helped lead that journey. In this video, join them on launch night — a defining moment for them, solar science and our future as a spacefaring species.
April 22, 2020
IPE awards go virtualRead more about the Awards for IPE Innovation and Excellence
The Center for Interprofessional Education presented its second annual Awards for IPE Innovation and Excellence recently under rather unusual circumstances. Although the ceremony went ahead the same day it was scheduled, it was changed to a virtual presentation due to the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic. In this video, center director Frank Ascione introduces the faculty members receiving awards.