August 8, 2023
Benefits of a break
President Santa J. Ono kept his August video message brief as he encouraged U-M community members to avail themselves of the benefits of vacation. He also highlighted Lindsey Mortenson, chief mental health officer in Student Life, as this month’s Portrait of a Wolverine.
August 7, 2023
Big House fitnessRead more about the event and registration
“Be Well in the Big House,” a free event organized by MHealthy, returns on Sept. 21 with Zumba, yoga and football-inspired classes on the field, and health-related activities on the concourse. U-M faculty and staff can join in health and wellness activities both on and off the field of the Big House. Virtual well-being sessions also will take place Sept. 18-20. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)
July 24, 2023
A focus on sustainabilityLearn more about U-M’s sustainability efforts at Planet Blue
President Santa J. Ono’s July video message focuses on some of the many efforts underway at U-M to promote sustainability and environmental action. Efforts include working with vacant land in Detroit, combating harmful algal blooms in the Great Lakes and promoting environmental action in Michigan communities. He also highlights Sara Mills, director of community empowerment at the Graham Sustainability Institute, as this month’s Portrait of a Wolverine.
July 19, 2023
Impact of U-M researchRead more about the impact of U-M research
The U-M research enterprise plays a key role in accelerating economic activity across Michigan and beyond. Grants awarded to U-M faculty were used, in part, to purchase $400 million worth of research-related goods and services last year from companies nationwide, accelerating innovative projects and supporting employment across large and small businesses. This video explains how U-M research drives economic growth and enhances workforce development.
July 14, 2023
New solar carRead more about U-M’s new solar car
Terry Li, lead vehicle engineer for the 2023 Michigan Solar Car Team, pushes the team’s latest vehicle, Astrum, into position for a photo shoot in Ann Arbor. The team unveiled its first three-wheeled, bullet-style vehicle July 14. Astrum is scheduled to race in this year’s Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, a biannual, 1,800-mile race from Darwin on Australia’s northern coast to Adelaide on the country’s southern coast. The race begins Oct. 22. (Photo by Jeremy Little, College of Engineering)
July 10, 2023
3 Cubes in a Seven Axis RelationshipBrowse an online collection of public artworks at U-M
Aspiring to surpass the limits of form through technology, Philip Stewart created 3 Cubes in a Seven Axis Relationship, a 14,000- pound, 25-foot-tall kinetic sculpture. The piece on North Campus was commissioned by the College of Engineering to honor the late Charles Vest, a U-M alumnus and former CoE dean and provost, and former president of the National Academy of Engineering and MIT. The Record periodically highlights pieces of public art at U-M. Learn more about this piece.
July 5, 2023
A business plan to expand local health careRead more about this effort to expand health-care access
The William Davidson Institute is helping improve access to health care in the agriculturally driven border community of San Luis Río Colorado in Sonora, Mexico, and elsewhere. Earlier this year, WDI conducted due diligence on expansion and business plans of Grupo OSME, a privately run medical clinic business to finance construction of a medical complex. In addition, as this video explains, at the time of this project, WDI also was developing a Healthcare Delivery Management Training program, and OSME requested training for its management team from WDI. As a result, OSME and a Ghanaian hospital were the first to participate in the course.
June 27, 2023
Bassoons in the forest
Participants of the New Bassoon Institute performed composer and bassoonist Brad Balliett’s “Arboretum,” a collection of 13 bassoon solos and duets, each representing a different tree, in the Heathdale section of the Nichols Arboretum on June 15. This video explores how the performances were synchronized by each soloist or duet at various locations in the Arb.
June 23, 2023
Electric buses join the fleetRead more about the electric buses
A 40-foot, electric bus and a 60-foot articulated electric bus are shown outside the new Dean Road Transportation Center on North Campus. They are among four new battery-powered electric buses that have arrived on the Ann Arbor campus as a step in a broader effort to decarbonize U-M’s vehicle fleet. The new buses will be put into regular service this fall. (Photo courtesy of Logistics, Transportation & Parking)
June 20, 2023
A focus on research
President Santa J. Ono focuses on the variety and impact of U-M’s research enterprise in his June video message. Highlighted efforts include a recently announced Quantum Research Institute, the Semiconductor Talent Action Team and a new Electric Vehicle Center. Ono also profiled Innovation Partnerships, U-M’s office that helps to commercialize university inventions and technology. It is led by Kelly Sexton, associate vice president for research – innovation partnerships, this month’s Portrait of a Wolverine.