August 13, 2020

Multimedia Features

  1. 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
  2. April 13, 2020

    Tracking social distancing

    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.

    Read more about Voxel51’s social distance tracking work
  3. April 10, 2020


    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.

    Read more and view a photo gallery about expressions of thanks to health care workers
  4. April 9, 2020

    New K-9 officer for Michigan Medicine

    After 12 weeks of intense training, German shepherd Leo and his handler, Michigan Medicine Security Officer Paul Meyers, graduated last week from K-9 Academy Training Facility and are now officially ready for duty. After being selected in January to join the Michigan Medicine Security team, Leo began training with Meyers at the academy. In this video, viewers are introduced to Leo and learn how he will be part of an overall security strategy at Michigan Medicine.

    Read more about the new K-9 officer for Michigan Medicine
  5. April 8, 2020

    Thanks from Michigan Medicine

    Since putting out a call March 20 for donations of vital protective gear that could keep staff and patients safe from coronavirus and other infections, Michigan Medicine has received many thousands of pieces of equipment, as well as food to help Food Gatherers serve area service agencies. In this video, Michigan Medicine expresses its thanks and reminds people that donations are still being accepted.

    Read more about the Michigan Medicine collection effort
  6. April 7, 2020

    Those who stay home …

    “Those who stay will be champions.” Legendary U-M football coach Bo Schembechler famously echoed those words decades ago to illustrate the resilience of the players who followed the rules and stuck with the process would be rewarded. This video takes viewers on a walk through a nearly empty U-M campus, offering a different take in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic: “Those who stay home will be champions.”

  7. April 6, 2020

    Disinfecting medical masks

    The N95 respirator mask is, for many medical care professionals, the first line of defense against COVID-19, and dwindling supplies are one of the biggest threats to health systems during this pandemic. College of Engineering teams are working quickly to address the shortage by developing efficient, effective and scalable ways to disinfect masks so they can be used multiple times before being discarded. This video explores various ways to deactivate the virus, while this video looks at efforts to test the effectiveness of masks after repeated disinfecting measures are performed

    Read more about the efforts to disinfect N95 masks
  8. April 3, 2020

    A campus under COVID’s cloud

    A pedestrian and cyclist near the Biological Sciences Building.

    This walkway near the new Biological Sciences Building normally would be full of pedestrians at mid-afternoon on an average weekday. Not so these days. With COVID-19 restrictions keeping most students, faculty and staff away, a sense of isolation has settled over the U-M campus. (Photo by Daryl Marshke, Michigan Photography)

    View more images of U-M’s quiet campus
  9. April 2, 2020

    Morality in crises

    Wild stock market gyrations and runs on toilet paper as well as other home goods might seem like acts spurred by financial and economic fear and panic. But Paolo Pasquariello, professor of finance in the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, sees such reactions as rational — if not always ethical — in a time of a global pandemic. In this video, Pasquariello shares his experiences and lessons learned from past crises.

    Read a Q&A with U-M professor Paolo Pasquariello
  10. April 1, 2020

    Staying safe out there

    As U-M settles into new work routines built around COVID-19 restrictions, many people are working remotely while others still must come to campus to perform their critical functions. For anyone who needs to go out, the precautions to fend off the coronavirus are crucial. In this video, Robert Ernst, executive director of the University Health Service, reiterates the social distancing and personal hygiene steps everyone should take, along with exhibiting a heightened sense of awareness of one’s surroundings.

    Read more at U-M’s main COVID-19 website