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February 16, 2019

Multimedia Features

January 30, 2019

Economic mobility in Detroit

U-M, Detroit work to boost economic mobility

The Poverty Solutions Impact Report details progress on the Partnership on Economic Mobility, which involves the Poverty Solutions initiative and the Detroit Mayor’s Office. This video provides an overview of the effort, which includes an expanding list of projects, new staff embedded in city hall and a fellowship program.

January 28, 2019

Digging out

Monday’s winter storm dumped several inches of snow on U-M’s three campuses, prompting crews to go to work cleaning campus walkways, including Evan Womack and Murphy Harrington of Grounds Services, shown here pushing powder out of the way at the U-M Museum of Art. In the storm’s wake, wind-chill temperatures are expected to drop below zero this week. Monitor the Key Issues page for weather impact updates. (Photo by Daryl Marshke, Michigan Photography)

January 25, 2019


From left, Sarah Wagner, a graduate program coordinator in the Department of Psychology; Chris Riggs, an administrative specialist in Facilities & Operations; Mary Banks, a Medical School project coordinator; Rebecca Bowles, a travel and expense processing specialist in the Shared Services Center; and Jeanette Kearney, LSA financial specialist, discuss various facets of the issue of mass incarceration at Friday’s WeListen Staff Discussion on the topic. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)

January 24, 2019

'The Mighty and The Mythic'

Marisa Morán Jahn: The Mighty and the Mythic

A new solo exhibition of work by renowned social practice artist Marisa Morán Jahn opens at U-M’s Stamps Gallery today and runs through March 2. This video introduces the exhibition, “The Mighty and The Mythic,” which brings together three projects that highlight Jahn’s deep and meaningful collaborations with low-wage immigrants, caregivers and youth.

January 23, 2019

Structural batteries

Cartilage electrolyte for a safe "structural battery"

Rechargeable “structural batteries,” which store energy in parts of the devices they power, hold possibilities for reducing weight and improving efficiency in such things as electric vehicles, drones or tablets. So far, such batteries have been heavy, short-lived or unsafe, but this video shows how U-M researchers have developed a cartilage-like material that can be used to make them strong, flexible and rechargeable.