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February 17, 2018

Multimedia Features

January 25, 2018

Privacy — we are our choices

Privacy - We are our choices

Pervasive data collection can mean a loss in privacy. The choices we make can determine how much privacy we lose. This video explores why you may feel like you have the "Lost Privacy Blues."

January 24, 2018

Organic solar cells

Stephen Forrest | Organic Solar Cells

In an advance that could push cheap, ubiquitous solar power closer to reality, U-M researchers have found a way to coax electrons to travel much further than was previously thought possible in the materials often used for organic solar cells and other organic semiconductors. In this video, Stephen Forrest, the Peter A. Franken Distinguished University Professor of Engineering and Paul G. Goebel Professor of Engineering, discusses the process and the future of organic solar cells.

January 23, 2018


This drawing, titled "Pride," by nursing student Kaylee Yang took first place in the recent As I See It Drawing Competition conducted by Arts at Michigan. View a page of photos by the other finalists and a description of their work. People can also vote through noon Feb. 2 for their favorite photos of campus architecture in the current round of the periodic contest.

January 22, 2018

Cheaper, stronger concrete

Ultra-High Performance Concrete | Sherif El-Tawil

High prices for stronger, more durable concrete have kept it out of widespread use by local, state and federal governments. In this video, Sherif El-Tawil, professor of civil and environmental engineering, discusses a non-proprietary blend of ultra-high-performance concrete that he developed at the request of Michigan’s Department of Transportation. The concrete, which comes with a drastically-reduced cost, is in use on a bridge in St. Clair County and the formula is being made available for free.

January 19, 2018

Financial aid testimony

Susan Dynarski (left), professor of public policy, education, and economics, talks with U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, before Dynarski testified at a hearing by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. Dynarski, an expert on financial aid for higher education, discussed how other countries have designed their loan programs, the differences between the repayment systems in America and other countries, and what lessons Congress can draw from different models. (Photo by Cindy Bank, Washington Office)