Transplant Center milestone
Fifty years ago, U-M performed its first organ transplant, a kidney donated from one identical twin to the other. In this video, Janice Ottenbacher Schroeder and Joan Ottenbacher Teltow look back on the experience and the doctor who performed the surgery back in 1964. They will join with the university community to celebrate the Transplant Center's 50th anniversary from 1-5 p.m. Sunday during an ice cream social at Crisler Center.
International education honor
President Mary Sue Coleman delivered her acceptance speech for the 2014 Cassandra Pyle Award via video. Coleman received the award from NAFSA: Association of International Educators in honor of her lifelong impact on international education.
The Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden, shown here during the 2013 season, is just beginning to bloom. The garden, which features more than 270 historic cultivated varieties from the 19th and early 20th centuries, is expected to be at 10 percent bloom by the end of this week, with full bloom occurring from early to mid-June. (Photo courtesy of Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum)
Internet of things
A gym shirt that tells an app your body temp and heart rate. Plant fertilizer that reminds your cell phone when it was time to water. The Internet of things will soon make items like these a reality. But how to power those trillions of devices, and what to do with the hundreds of millions of batteries that will disposed of each day as a result? In this video, David Wentzloff, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, explains how ultra low-power wireless integrated circuits and systems can save energy in processing power.
North Campus artwork