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May 21, 2014

Childhood obesity

Parents of overweight kids more likely to give schools failing grades for fighting obesity

Parents — especially those of overweight children — give schools a failing grade for efforts to encourage healthy habits that combat childhood obesity, according to a new U-M poll. In this video, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health, discusses the poll's findings.

May 20, 2014

Performance art and research

Professor Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes

Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes, associate professor and director of Latino/a studies, talks about his new book "La abolición del Pato" and ways to integrate performance art into research. He has a special interest in Puerto Rican literature and gay culture, and stages his own solo performances with dolls to tell the story of slavery and homosexuality in Puerto Rico and other parts of Latin America.

May 19, 2014

Local food

Local Food, Ann Arbor, and the Washtenaw Food Hub

For those who support and participate in the "local food" movement, a basic challenges lies in keeping a sense of  “smallness” as food entrepreneurs “scale up” their operations. In this video, Ethan Schoolman, a research fellow at the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise and the School of Natural Resources and Environment, discusses the impact of local food and the options for scaling it up to meet the needs of under-served populations.

May 16, 2014

Breaking Net Neutrality

Breaking Net Neutrality | MconneX | MichEpedia

"Net Neutrality" advocates fear recent rules by the Federal Communications Commission will allow Internet providers to divide the Web into "fast" and "slow" lanes, with customers treated differently based on their bank accounts. In this video, Z. Morley Mao, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, explains how the issue has raised many questions about ethics, fairness, and the future of Internet innovation.

May 14, 2014

Climbing to the sky

This more-than-80-year-old American agave plant is attracting much interest at Matthaei Botanical Gardens as its flower stalk grows nearly 6 inches a day in preparation for its imminent blooming, after which it will set seed and die. (Photo courtesy of Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum)