Welcome to a new year
As a new school year starts today, U-M's 14th president, Mark S. Schlissel, begins his first year by welcoming faculty, staff and students with this video discussing the strengths of the institution and opportunities ahead.
President's open house
President Mark S. Schlissel and his wife, Monica Schwebs, greet Erica Lucas, Allison Powell and Jenna Roby during the new president's first open house Thursday afternoon. Schlissel carried on a presidential tradition by starting the new academic year welcoming students and parents to an ice cream social at the President's House. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)
Students from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business' Executive MBA program, some who traveled across the country for their orientation, participated in Citizenship Day on Wednesday. The 105 students volunteered with Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley, helping 17 low-moderate income families in the West Willow Neighborhood in Ypsilanti. Above, Tom Chepucavage of Los Angeles hauls brush from a yard. Also pictured are, from left, Greg Bauske, Brent Chamberlain, Mike Fairman, Saby Bandyopandhyay and John Fauster, all of Ann Arbor. (Photo courtesy of the Ross School of Business)
A common bond
Universal themes and differences in their communities connect students from the U-M School of Nursing and their counterparts at the Salokaya School of Nursing in Delhi, India. In this video, U-M students and faculty discuss how a weekly videoconference between the two schools helps foster international collaboration.
New life for MABEL
MABEL, the walking and running bipedal robot created at U-M by Jessy Grizzle, Elmer G. Gilbert Distinguished University Professor of Engineering and professor of electrical engineering and computer science, and mechanical engineering, is part of a biomechanics exhibit at the Field Museum in Chicago through Jan. 4. This video explores MABEL's trip to the Windy City and how it is helping teach people about the science of movement.