May 15, 2021

Multimedia Features

  1. March 22, 2021

    Biomorphic batteries

    Like biological fat reserves store energy in animals, a new rechargeable zinc battery integrates into the structure of a robot to provide much more energy, a U-M research team has shown. In this video, Nicholas Kotov, the Joseph B. and Florence V. Cejka Professor of Engineering, explains how these structural biomorphic batteries work and what they can do.

    Read more about biomorphic batteries
  2. March 18, 2021

    25 years of prison art

    Collage of prisoner art

    As the world marks a full year of the COVID-19 pandemic, U-M’s Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners celebrates its silver jubilee with a digital gallery, a new format necessitated by the ongoing global health crisis. The annual exhibition by U-M’s Prison Creative Arts Project has become one of the largest shows by incarcerated artists in the world. These are a few of the more than 800 works of art, submitted by more than 600 artists, that are part of this year’s exhibition.

    Read more about the Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners
  3. March 17, 2021

    The future of robotics

    As robots and autonomous systems are poised to become part of our everyday lives, U-M and Ford Motor Co. are opening a four-story, $75 million, 134,000-square-foot complex where they’ll develop robots and roboticists that help make lives better, keep people safer and build a more equitable society. In this video, College of Engineering faculty members and Ford officials discuss the benefits of this unique facility.

    Read more about the Ford Robotics Building
  4. March 16, 2021

    Safe spring socializing

    Although temperatures in Ann Arbor have been warming up lately, the risks of COVID-19 are still prevalent. And with St. Patrick’s Day come opportunities to socialize. In this video, U-M students remind everyone to continue to be safe and help maintain a culture of care.

    Read more at the Campus Maize & Blueprint
  5. March 12, 2021

    Plans for fall

    The University of Michigan on March 12 announced plans for its 2021 fall semester. In this video, campus leaders outline how the Ann Arbor campus will see more in-person classes, increased residence hall capacity and student activities, while continuing to work within state and local public health safety measures.

    Read more about the Ann Arbor campus’ fall plans
  6. March 12, 2021

    Michigan Medicine’s first COVID-19 patient

    One year ago this week, Paul DeWyse became Michigan Medicine’s first COVID-19 patient. Eleven days later, DeWyse, a double lung transplant recipient, was discharged to finish recovering at home, and a month later felt fully recovered with no lingering side effects. DeWyse shares his story in this video. Read more about DeWyse’s experience.

    Michigan Medicine marks a year since COVID-19 struck
  7. March 10, 2021

    Stepping up, taking chances, encouraging women

    In honor of Women’s History Month, President Emerita Mary Sue Coleman, who led U-M from 2002–14, talks about what it was like to be the “first female” in a variety of leadership roles, defining moments in her career, and her advice for young women. In this video for the Michigan Minds podcast series, Coleman talks about lessons and challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Read more and listen to the full interview with Mary Sue Coleman
  8. March 9, 2021

    Africa Week follow-up

    U-M’s Africa Week recently brought together leaders in higher education, industry, and government to address opportunities and challenges that will shape Africa in the coming decades. This video is one of several available from the discussions that connected experts from Africa, the U-M community, and U-M’s alumni network.

    Read more about Africa Week
  9. March 4, 2021

    Pandemic and parents

    Shawna Lee, associate professor of social work, is the lead author of a new U-M study that finds that parent depression and stress early in the pandemic negatively contributed to young children’s home education and anxiety. The stress could still be present today for some parents as their children transition back to school while COVID-19 remains a danger. In this video, Lee said she and her colleagues believe continued support for children and parents will be needed.

    Read more about the effects of parents’ depression on children
  10. March 3, 2021

    ‘For Your Eyes Only’

    At first glance, artist Yasmine Nasser Diaz’s installation in the U-M Institute for the Humanities Gallery looks like a typical teenager’s bedroom. Look a little closer, and a more complex story emerges. On view through April 16, “For Your Eyes Only,” designed to be viewed through the gallery window at 202 S. Thayer St., is a continuation of Diaz’s bedroom installation series.

    Read more about ‘For Your Eyes Only’