Final fireside chat
About 100 students surprised President Mary Sue Coleman at her final fireside chat Monday afternoon at the Michigan Union. The monthly gatherings are typically more intimate, and Coleman called the last setting with students "bittersweet." The Division of Student Life organizes the fireside chats. (Photo by Joel Johnson, Michigan Photography)
Utilities Services Manager Michael Swanson walks along tunnels leading from the Central Power Plant. The six-plus miles of university tunnels support building operations and research, and coexist just yards from the Diag, Hill Auditorium, the Michigan Union and other campus landmarks. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)
A virtual-reality cadaver developed at U-M's 3-D Lab allows students in the School of Dentistry to work on a replication of the human body that they can dissect virtually, using 3-D glasses and a joystick. In this video, faculty who use the 3-D cadaver and those who developed it discuss the unique learning device.
President Mary Sue Coleman joins U-M Glee Club alumni in singing "The Victors" at Wednesday's annual U-M Congressional Breakfast in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Freed Photography)
Stem cells and bipolar disorder
New stem cell research published by scientists from the Medical School, and fueled by the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Fund, may aid in the understanding of bipolar disorder. In this video, researchers describe how they used skin from people with bipolar disorder to derive the first-ever stem cell lines specific to the condition, which in turn help lead to clues that may improve treatment.