Multimedia Features

  1. December 10, 2021

    Leinweber Computer Science and Information Building

    The Board of Regents on Dec. 9 approved schematic drawings for the new 163,000-square-foot Leinweber Computer Science and Information Building on North Campus. The building will, for the first time, bring together under one roof the School of Information and the College of Engineering’s Computer Science and Engineering Division. In addition to being an innovative learning environment for students, the facility represents a convergence of disciplines that will strengthen collaboration, foster innovative research partnerships and lead to the development of breakthrough technologies. This drawing shows a view of the north elevation, looking west. (Image courtesy of Architecture, Engineering and Construction)

    Read more about the new Leinweber Computer Science and Information Building
  2. December 9, 2021

    High cost of auto insurance

    Michigan’s auto insurance reform law has contributed to an 18 percent drop in average premium costs from 2019-20, according to a new analysis by Poverty Solutions at U-M. However, Michigan still has the most expensive auto insurance in the United States, and a 2019 law has failed to reduce disparities in cost by race and geography. This video explains why auto insurance rates in Michigan are so high.

    Read more about Poverty Solutions’ latest analysis
  3. December 7, 2021

    ‘Let Woman Choose Her Sphere’

    A Dec. 8 concert by the University Concert Band — featuring special guest speakers, singers and composers — uses the centenary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment as an opportunity to showcase the broader fight for equality throughout this country’s history to the present day. The free concert begins at 8 p.m. in Hill Auditorium and also can be viewed online via a livestream. In this video, Courtney Snyder, associate director of bands and associate professor of conducting, talks about the concert and the special music chosen for the event.

    Read more about the concert and related events
  4. December 6, 2021

    “Plan of the Fort at De Troit”

    The Clements Library has announced the acquisition of a previously unattainable map, “Plan of the Fort at De Troit,” which was drawn for the British Commander in North America in 1761 during the French & Indian War. In this video, the Clements Library’s Mary Pedley, adjunct assistant map curator, highlights some of the plan’s significant features.

    Read more about this historical artifact
  5. December 3, 2021

    ‘Unseen Worlds’

    With COVID-19, microorganisms have migrated from natural science and medicine onto center stage in politics, history and civil society. Through the artistry of Jim Cogswell, professor of art, microorganisms can now be seen as art in “Unseen Worlds,” a colorful vinyl mural on the windows of U-M’s Museum of Natural History. In this video, Cogswell discusses the project that presents microscopic creatures in a size and manner that invites discovery.

    Read more about the”Unseen Worlds” installation
  6. December 2, 2021

    Turning up the heat

    Andrew Gayle, a mechanical engineering Ph.D. candidate, places a solar-transparent aerogel into a device that will apply an atom-thick coating for use in solar-thermal power plants. Photo: Evan Dougherty/Michigan Engineering

    Andrew Gayle, a mechanical engineering Ph.D. candidate, places a solar-transparent aerogel into a device that will apply an atom-thick coating for use in solar-thermal power plants. The U.S. Department of Energy is providing $3.1 million to one U-M team and $300,000 to another team for projects that are working to improve heat-trapping materials for solar thermal energy, which could help the United States meet a goal of cutting solar energy costs in half by 2030. (Photo by Evan Dougherty, Michigan Engineering)

    Read more about the funding and the benefits
  7. December 1, 2021

    Inspiring transformation

    U-M faculty members historically have made significant contributions to excellence through their commitments to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion. Nineteen professors have been recognized for their contributions in these areas as University Diversity & Social Transformation Professors. In this video, Robert Sellers, vice provost for equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer; and Tabbye Chavous, director of the National Center for Institutional Diversity, discuss the professorships and their important role.

    Watch four University Diversity & Social Transformation Professors discuss their work
  8. November 25, 2021

    Tappan Oak removed

    Grounds Services tree trimmers remove the Tappan Oak.

    Grounds Services workers removed this large oak tree, known as the Tappan Oak, from the west side of Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library for safety reasons after it was found to have a completely decayed trunk. From left, tree trimmers Charles Merkel, Lloyd Brown (in bucket) and Jeff Corwin took the tree down limb by limb Nov. 23 and 24. View a photo gallery of the Tappan Oak’s removal. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)

    Read more about the history of the Tappan Oak
  9. November 23, 2021

    Study-abroad back on track

    College of Engineering students at a Kenyan coffee plantation

    A group of College of Engineering students visit the DeMan Coffee plantation in Nkubu, Kenya, in 2020, before study-abroad students were called back due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The availability of vaccines has been a game changer for U-M’s study-abroad programs, which have seen about 1,500 students, so far, apply to travel to 33 countries during winter 2022, a number that is fast approaching pre-pandemic levels. The university has revised the process for students planning to travel. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)

    Read a Q&A with Patrick Morgan, U-M’s chief international safety officer
  10. November 22, 2021

    Have a healthy Thanksgiving

    The holiday travel season is here. From domestic and international travel to interacting with family and friends, this “Friendsgiving” conversation addresses both current health concerns and student questions. In this video, Robert Ernst, associate vice president of student life for health and wellness, and Chief Health Officer Preeti Malani share guidance to help faculty, staff and students protect themselves and their loved ones from COVID-19, influenza and other seasonal illnesses.