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February 16, 2019

Multimedia Features

January 15, 2019

Mobile classroom

Students explore the Midland, Michigan, home and studio of Alden B. Dow, a noted 20th-century architect, as part of a class titled “On Site: Architecture in a Mobile Classroom.” The course takes them out of the classroom to locations that revolve around a specific topic or type of building, such as sustainability, structure, libraries, churches and more. (Photo by Yiran Liu)

January 14, 2019

Fighting the flu

If You Get the Flu, What Can Help Reduce the Symptoms?

Each year, particularly during the winter months, millions of Americans are infected with influenza, with symptoms such as fever, coughing, body aches and fatigue that, in some cases, can lead to serious complications and even death. In this video, Arnold Monto, professor of epidemiology and global health, discusses antiviral medications used to battle flu.

January 11, 2019

Building robots and a better future


Nineteen Detroit high schools now have successful FIRST Robotics teams thanks to the support of the Michigan Engineering Zone created by the College of Engineering. This video explores how MEZ is providing resources and role models to build teamwork, confidence and success.

January 10, 2019

Thinking on their feet


Fifth-graders at Munger Elementary-Middle School in Detroit are now taking much-needed activity breaks thanks to the InPACT Program created by the School of Kinesiology and Project Healthy Schools. In this video, Rebecca Hasson, associate professor of kinesiology and nutritional sciences, and Ben Rainsier, curriculum and training coordinator for Project Healthy Schools, explain how U-M is addressing childhood obesity through the program.

January 8, 2019

Rhodes Scholar

U-M researcher Majd Abdulghani named Saudi Arabia's first Rhodes Scholar

Majd Abdulghani recently made history as the first Rhodes Scholar for Saudi Arabia. She is currently studying RNA sequence and structure in the lab of Vivian Cheungat at the U-M Life Sciences Institute. She will join 100 others chosen from around the world for their academic excellence, mastery in extracurricular areas, moral character and leadership ability.