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July 22, 2019

Multimedia Features

April 15, 2014

Warm-weather Wolverines

The staff that works to support the Brain Attack Surveillance in Corpus Christi project donned blue fleeces featuring the Block M this year to ward off what was a chilly winter by Texas standards. But this U-M field office is still marked by palm trees and sunshine most of the time. The BASIC researchers work with patients and hospitals to learn why Mexican Americans have a greater burden of stroke than non-Hispanic whites. (Photo by Dr. Lewis Morgenstern)

April 14, 2014

Translation for a cause

UM World Class: Translation for a cause

Volunteers representing 15 different languages were among 67 people who signed up for the second annual Translate-a-thon, during which 50 projects were translated for various non-profit organizations. In this video, participants and organizers discuss the benefits of the event, which ran March 28-30. 

April 11, 2014

Robotics Day

YiBin Jiang, a Medical School research technician, plays soccer with a robot during Robotics Day at the North Campus Research Complex on Thursday. The event showcased leading autonomous systems and robotics research coming out of U-M, other Michigan universities and in government and industry in the region. View more photos from Robotics Day. (Photo by Joseph Xu, College of Engineering)

April 10, 2014

Tea and sympathy

Fair Trade doesn't mean fair pay for tea workers in India

Although workers on fair-trade tea plantations in India's Darjeeling region harvest some of the world's most expensive tea, they do so for less than a dollar a day. In this video, Sarah Besky, assistant professor of anthropology and natural resources and environment, discusses why "fair trade and other programs that purport to provide justice to plantation workers in the age of global 'ethical consumption' are not having much effect in providing justice to the tea pluckers, who are mainly Indian Nepali, or Gorkha, women."

April 9, 2014

Music and melting ice

U-M LSA World Without Ice Exhibit Experience

World Without Ice was a recent multimedia experience about climate change that featured the collaborative efforts of Michael Gould, associate professor of music; Stephen Rush, professor of music, and Henry Pollack, professor emeritus of geological sciences. This video captures the sights and sounds of this unique collaboration.