August 08, 2020

Multimedia Features

  1. April 27, 2020

    Alumni message of hope

    U-M alumni can be found around the globe, and these days of the global pandemic, they can be found in their homes, adhering to social distancing guidelines. In this video, several U-M alumni share their message of hope and encourage others to wash their hands, follow social distancing and wear a mask if out in public, and stay home to flatten the spread of COVID-19.

  2. April 24, 2020

    Responding to a need

    As experts predicted a surge in coronavirus cases and a possible shortage in intensive care unit equipment in March, U-M teams immediately got to work on a solution. The mission: quickly develop an efficient, affordable and more controlled way to expand ventilator capacity. This video explains how the VentMI, a vent-splitter designed by U-M, may help support multiple patients with varying degrees of the disease from one ventilator.

    Read more about the VentMI device
  3. April 23, 2020

    A defining 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.

    Read more about the Solar Orbiter launch
  4. April 22, 2020

    IPE awards go virtual

    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.

    Read more about the Awards for IPE Innovation and Excellence
  5. 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.

  6. April 18, 2020

    A snowy spring day

    A daffodil blooms with Burton Memorial Tower in the background

    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)

    More photos from a snowy spring day
  7. April 17, 2020

    Accessing artists

    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.

    Read more about the “House Calls” livestreaming series
  8. April 16, 2020

    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)

    Read more about the Michigan Medicine donation drive
  9. April 15, 2020

    Business of helping business

    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.

    Read a Q&A with Steven Wilson
  10. April 14, 2020

    Thank you, essential workers

    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.

    View a gallery of essential workers on campus