The basic car battery hasn't really changed much in the past 30 years. U-M engineers are working to make them smarter, safer and more efficient. In this video, Jason Siegel, a research fellow in mechanical engineering, discusses innovations in energy efficiency that are critical as automakers focus on reducing the environmental impacts of vehicles.
Day in the life of nurses
In celebration of Nurses Week, which runs through Monday, the U-M Health System has produced this video, which shows what it's like to be a nurse at U-M.
3-D online fossils
Researchers at the Museum of Paleontology have launched the University of Michigan Online Repository of Fossils, a website that displays hundreds of 3-D images of the bones of mammoths, mastodons and other prehistoric creatures. In this video, museum officials describe how the site works.
Concluding her final commencement ceremony as U-M's 13th president, Mary Sue Coleman posed for a photo with the spring Class of 2014 on Saturday at Michigan Stadium. "This has been a day of photographs, and now I want to take one with all of you," said Coleman, who retires this summer after leading the university for the past 12 years. View a slideshow of Spring Commencement images. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)
Members of the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital Operating Room staff celebrate their victory in MHealthy’s 5-Minute Vacation Challenge with a full luncheon sponsored by MHealthy. The eight-week challenge promoted stress reduction in the workplace and encouraged nursing units to take five-minute “healthy vacations” during their shifts. The Mott O.R. recorded 1,441 vacations over eight weeks. (Photograph by Nicole Weil, MHealthy)