Multimedia Features

  1. March 14, 2024

    Unlocking creativity

    Collage of artwork by Michigan prisoners

    The 28th Annual Exhibition of Artists in Michigan Prisons runs March 19-April 2 at the Duderstadt Gallery on North Campus. These are some of the 750 works of art by 490 artists that will be on display. The exhibition is put on by U-M’s Prison Creative Arts Project and features artwork by people incarcerated in Michigan prisons. (Courtesy of Prison Creative Arts Project)

    Read more about the prison art exhibition
  2. March 13, 2024

    Hitting the evolutionary jackpot

    More than 100 million years ago, the ancestors of the first snakes were small lizards that lived alongside other small, nondescript lizards in the shadow of the dinosaurs. Then, in a burst of innovation in form and function, the ancestors of snakes evolved legless bodies that could slither across the ground, highly sophisticated chemical detection systems to find and track prey, and flexible skulls that enabled them to swallow large animals. In this video, Daniel Rabosky, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology in LSA, explains this evolutionary explosion of snake diversity.

    Read more about the evolution of snakes
  3. March 8, 2024

    Giving Blueday 2024

    U-M will celebrate 10 years of Giving Blueday on March 13. The annual day of giving is an opportunity for thousands of university supporters around the world to contribute to the U-M causes that matter to them. This video looks at what started 10 years ago and how the project is helping now.

    Read more about Giving Blueday
  4. March 6, 2024

    Cold-case partnership

    UM-Dearborn students in a criminology and criminal justice course are working with a local sheriff’s office on decades-old cold cases. This video explores the effort, within the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, that is one of various practice-based learning projects taking place in colleges across the Dearborn campus.

  5. March 5, 2024

    Treating chronic pain

    Millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain, limiting their productivity and reducing their quality of life. Alexandre DaSilva, professor of dentistry in the School of Dentistry, professor of learning health sciences in the Medical School and adjunct professor of psychology in LSA, and his U-M colleagues have designed PainTrek, a mobile app that integrates neuroimaging and brain stimulation research to better track, communicate and understand pain. This video explores how PainTrek offers patients a nuanced way to report pain and for physicians to track treatment efficacy.

  6. March 4, 2024

    Improving traffic signal timing

    With GPS data from as little as 6% of vehicles on the road, U-M researchers can recalibrate traffic signals to significantly reduce congestion and delays at intersections. This video describes how a pilot study conducted in Birmingham, Michigan, used connected vehicle data insights provided by General Motors to test its system, resulting in a 20% to 30% decrease in the number of stops at signalized intersections.

    Read more about the project
  7. February 22, 2024

    Inclusive History Project

    The Inclusive History Project is studying and documenting a comprehensive history of the University of Michigan that is attentive to diversity, equity, and inclusion and stretches across the university’s three campuses and Michigan Medicine. In his latest video address to the U-M community, President Santa J. Ono gives an overview and updates on the project and honors IHP co-chairs Elizabeth R. Cole and Earl Lewis as “Portraits of a Wolverine.”

    Learn more about the Inclusive History Project
  8. February 20, 2024

    Long lost ‘La, La, Lucille’

    Last summer, U-M researcher Jacob Kerzner uncovered the complete musical orchestration of “La, La, Lucille,” making the musical possible to perform for the first time in nearly a century. Students at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance performed some of these recovered songs in a February concert, marking the first recordings with full orchestration of these previously lost songs. In this video, Aquila Sol provides vocals and Jayce Ogren leads the Contemporary Directions Ensemble in a performance of “Somehow It Seldom Comes True.”

    Read more about ‘La, La, Lucille’
  9. February 19, 2024


    Photo of a stainless steel sculpture titled "Convergence."

    This stainless steel sculpture by Jon Rush is on the Thompson Street side of the Institute for Social Research on Central Campus. By “inverting one ‘cage of triangles’ against the other,” Rush, a professor of art from 1962–2006 sought to symbolize ISR’s work in the study of social change. The Record periodically highlights pieces of public art at U-M.

    Browse an online list of public artworks at U-M
  10. February 15, 2024

    State gun laws

    New gun laws took effect in Michigan on Feb. 13, ushering in opportunities to prevent injuries and deaths. In this video, April Zeoli, associate professor of health management and policy in the School of Public Health and director of the Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention’s Policy Core, explains the implementation of the new laws and their effects on suicide, homicide, and gun violence against children, law enforcement officers and intimate partners.