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.
April 21, 2020
Athletics says ‘thanks’
A pair of videos posted by Michigan Athletics offers thanks to those helping to fight COVID-19 and provide vital services during social and workplace restrictions imposed by the coronavirus. Coaches, athletes and other athletics officials share their gratitude in a video for essential services workers and a video for health care workers.
April 18, 2020
A snowy spring dayMore photos from a snowy spring day
An unusually late snowfall dropped a wet, white blanket across the Ann Arbor campus April 17, as signs of spring competed with winter’s last gasp for one more day. View more scenes of this late snowfall at various locations across the now-quiet university. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)
April 17, 2020
Accessing artistsRead more about the “House Calls” livestreaming series
A new livestreaming video series, “House Calls: Virtual Studio Visits with Michigan Artists in a Pandemic,” will showcase 10 artists across the state via video chat with staff of the Institute for the Humanities. “House Calls” is the first foray into virtual programming from the Institute for the Humanities Gallery. This video gives a preview of what to expect and an excerpt from the first edition that aired April 15.
April 16, 2020
Donation driveRead more about the Michigan Medicine donation drive
A centralized personal protective equipment donation drive that started March 21 brought to Michigan Medicine more than 300,000 items in the first three weeks. A week and a half after the drive began, it took on an added dimension: a food drive to bring in donations for Food Gatherers. In this photo, medical students Adrienne Jarocki and Andrew Neevel place donated supplies on a cart near the drive-through drop-off point at the North Campus Research Complex. The drive and its success was the result of collaboration between many people across Michigan Medicine and the U-M community. (Photo by Bryan McCullough, Michigan Medicine Department of Communication)
April 15, 2020
Business of helping businessRead a Q&A with Steven Wilson
Steven Wilson, associate director of the Economic Growth Institute, explains how EGI is helping small to mid-sized businesses work through the coronavirus crisis, as it did during the Great Recession more than a decade ago. In this video, Wilson discusses some of what he and his colleagues are doing now and what they have learned from past economic struggles.
April 14, 2020
Thank you, essential workersView a gallery of essential workers on campus
While the COVID-19 pandemic has mandated most employees work remotely, many others continue to work in university buildings and at Michigan Medicine. They keep people fed, safe and clean, get people where they need to go, provide shelter and deliver supplies, and fight to keep the public healthy. In this video, #UMSocial salutes those essential workers with a message of gratitude.
April 13, 2020
Tracking social distancingRead more about Voxel51’s social distance tracking work
With advanced computer vision models and live public street cam video, U-M startup Voxel51 is tracking social distancing behaviors in real time at some of the most visited places in the world: New York City, London, Las Vegas, Seaside Heights in New Jersey, Fort Lauderdale, Dublin and Prague. In this video, Jason Corso, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and CEO of Voxel51, explains how it works and its application during the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 10, 2020
#HailToTheFrontlineRead more and view a photo gallery about expressions of thanks to health care workers
Among the expressions of gratitude to those on the front lines of patient care during the COVID-19 pandemics, one of the most striking occurred Wednesday night featuring public safety agencies from across the region. This video shows some of the more than 50 fire trucks, police cars and other first-responder vehicles paraded from Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ypsilanti. The drivers of the vehicles turned on their lights with no sirens as a thanks to the medical community.