Multimedia Features

  1. April 10, 2024

    Ginsberg Building progress

    Photo of two people signing a ceremonial steel beam

    Donors William and Inger Ginsberg sign a ceremonial beam April 5 for the new Edward and Rosalie Ginsberg Building being constructed on Central Campus to house the Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning. The Ginsbergs donated $10 million toward the building’s construction in honor of William Ginsberg’s parents. The beam-signing ceremony marked the near completion of the building’s steel frame, and the signed beam will become a permanent part of the building. The project is expected to be completed by spring 2025. (Photo by Marc-Gregor Campredon, Office of University Development)

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  2. April 9, 2024

    Look to Michigan

    With the launch of Vision 2034, U-M’s strategic vision for the future, the university seeks to sharpen its impact and determine where it will go and what it will achieve. In this video, university leaders and students discuss the components of Vision 2034 that they believe will help show the world the excellence that U-M offers.

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  3. April 8, 2024

    A vision for U-M

    After a year of gathering input from the campus community, U-M has released its strategic vision for the next 10 years. In his April video message to the university, President Santa J. Ono outlines how the impact and commitment areas of Vision 2034 seek to make U-M “the defining public university, boldly exemplified by our innovation and service to the common good.”

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  4. April 2, 2024

    Charging the future

    Jeff Sakamoto, adjunct professor of mechanical engineering, and Neil Dasgupta, associate professor of mechanical engineering and of materials science and engineering, are at the helm of a pioneering effort to supercharge the electric vehicle industry. This video explores how, backed by an $11 million U.S. Department of Energy grant, their team is partnering with Oak Ridge National Laboratory and others to forge new paths in advanced battery fuel cell development and manufacturing, aiming to revolutionize efficiency and spur widespread adoption of electric vehicles.

  5. April 1, 2024

    AI in the classroom

    Photo of Kas Kasravi (center), pointing at a laptop screen as two students look on

    Kas Kasravi (center), a lecturer III in industrial and manufacturing systems at UM-Dearborn, helps students in his prototype-design lab use AI to write code to create microcontrollers. Kasravi is among various U-M faculty members that are exploring how the fast-growing technology of generative artificial intelligence can aid how they teach, and how students learn. (Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography)

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  6. March 28, 2024

    UMCI taking shape

    Three photos of the UMCI exterior, atrium and aerial view

    These artist’s renderings show various aspects of the U-M Center for Innovation in Detroit, for which the Board of Regents has approved a schematic design and authorized construction to proceed. Clockwise from top: an exterior view of the six-story building; an aerial view of the UMCI (in foreground) in downtown Detroit; and the interior atrium. (Drawings courtesy of Kohn Pedersen Fox)

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  7. March 27, 2024

    How do we measure poverty?

    A new data map showcasing diverse indicators of poverty and well-being throughout Michigan highlights the key challenges confronting residents in different parts of the state and suggests interventions for the state’s most critical needs. In this video, Amanda Nothaft, Poverty Solutions director of data and evaluation, speaks about measures of poverty and how researchers use this data in their work.

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  8. March 26, 2024

    Chinese art project

    Photos of a fan, ceramic statue and two snuff bottles that are in the U-M Museum of Art's Chinese art collection

    These are some of the Chinese art objects stored at the U-M Museum of Art, which was recently selected to house the renowned Chinese Object Study Workshops, which offer a vital platform for training graduate students enrolled in Ph.D. programs in the Chinese art field. UMMA will use its strengths in Chinese art scholarship and conservation, along with its extensive Asian art collection, to sustain and strategically advance the program, which was created by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Asian Art. (Photos by Christopher Ankney, U-M Museum of Art)

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  9. March 25, 2024

    Spring honorary degrees

    Photos of five honorary degree recipients

    Five leaders in the fields of writing, medicine, journalism and philanthropy are being recommended for honorary degrees at the Ann Arbor campus’ 2024 Spring Commencement. Top row, from left, are: Brad Meltzer, award-winning author; Alexa I. Canady, groundbreaking neurosurgeon; Robin D. Givhan, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist; and bottom row: philanthropists Stanley and Judith Frankel.

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  10. March 20, 2024

    Building with origami

    U-M engineers have demonstrated how, for the first time, load-bearing structures can be made with origami modules that can fold compactly and adapt into different shapes. It’s an advance that could enable communities to quickly rebuild facilities and systems damaged or destroyed during natural disasters, or allow for construction in places that were previously considered impractical, including outer space. This video shows how the origami-based structures can work.

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