November 18, 2020
Phosphorus and agricultural runoff
Water treatment plants currently use ferric chloride to absorb phosphorus runoff in wastewater. The result is a heavy sludge that builds up in the water and is removed and incinerated or thrown in a landfill. This video shows how Glen Daigger, professor of engineering practice, and civil and environmental engineering at U-M, and his research team are developing a biological system that can capture the phosphorus in the water without use of chemicals.
November 17, 2020
Honoring staff milestonesRead more about the service awards
University Human Resources hosted a virtual Service Awards event Nov. 16, honoring 422 staff members who celebrated 30, 40, 45, 50 or 55 years of service in 2020. This video of this year’s virtual Service Awards featured live and recorded performances and messages from university leaders and colleagues at all levels.
November 16, 2020
COVID on the riseRead more about U-M’s COVID-19 strategy
With cases of COIVID-19 increasing in Michigan and across the United States, medical and public health experts are urging people to remain vigilant and not let up on mitigation procedures they’ve already been following for several months. In this video, Marschall S. Runge, executive vice president for medical affairs, offers advice not only for students who preparing to return to their permanent residences, but all members of the U-M community considering their holiday plans.
November 13, 2020
‘Behind the Walls’Read more about the new sculpture at UMMA“Behind the Walls,” a 25-foot-tall sculpture by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa, was acquired through a gift from J. Ira and Nicki Harris and installed this week in front of the U-M Museum of Art. The elongated human head with hands covering both eyes is a monumental piece signifying deep reflection. (Photo by Scott Soderberg, Michigan Photography)
November 12, 2020
Honoring those who serveRead more about Veterans’ Week events
As the nation marked Veterans Day on Nov. 11, U-M also offered a thank you to those within the university community who have served and continue to serve in the armed forces. This video acknowledges and celebrates their pivotal role with an array of virtual events this week open to both veterans and civilians alike.
November 11, 2020
Celebrating Black womenRead more about Sydney James’ artwork at U-M
Detroit artist Sydney James paints “Sarah the Whatevershechoosestobe-(h)er,” a mural now on view in the lobby of the Modern Languages Building. It was completed in October. James also has created “Watch Me Work — Portraits of Self,” a new public art installation at the Institute for the Humanities Gallery. The eight-piece exhibition honors and celebrates the labor of Black women. (Photo by Amanda Krugliak)
November 10, 2020
Affordable Care Act: What’s at stake?Read more about what’s at stake in this Supreme Court case
A case being argued before the U.S. Supreme Court this week could lead to the overturning of all or part of the Affordable Care Act, which became law in spring 2010. In this video, Renuka Tipirneni, assistant professor of internal medicine, addresses what’s at stake. Among the protections at risk is women’s reproductive health care. In this video and Q&A interview, Ruth Zielinski, clinical professor of nursing, and Nicholas Bagley, professor of law, discuss how the ACA has affected reproductive health care and the Supreme Court’s options in deciding the case.
November 9, 2020
Nov. 6 COVID-19 briefingRead more about the winter semester plans
President Mark Schlissel was joined by several campus leaders Nov. 6 to discuss details about the recently announced plans for winter semester. The Zoom briefing included Provost Susan M. Collins, Chief Health Officer Preeti Malani, Vice President for Student Affairs Martino Harmon, School of Public Health Dean DuBois Bowman, College of Engineering Dean Alec Gallimore and Emily Martin, associate professor of epidemiology.
November 5, 2020
Elections and the courtsRead more about the panel discussion on certifying the vote
In the wake of a presidential election that has yet to see an official outcome and is the subject of legal action, two U-M experts in the litigation of election results held a lively conversation Nov. 4 to consider questions about what it means to contest an election in the courts, how that process could end up in the Supreme Court, and the implications of that possibility. The Democracy & Debate Theme Semester virtual event featured Law School professors Samuel Bagenstos and Ellen Katz.
November 5, 2020
High cost of prescription drugsRead a Q&A with clinical associate professors Amy Thompson and John Clark
The high price of prescription drugs is an important issue for voters, and in the past 50 years, Congress and the president have made little headway in restraining costs. In this video, Amy Thompson, clinical associate professor at the College of Pharmacy and director of ambulatory clinical pharmacy practices at Michigan Medicine, shares what she would suggest if asked to advise a presidential candidate on ways to lower prescription drug prices.