Celebrating the staff
Keysha Jefferson, a medical assistant specialist lead with Michigan Medicine, has her photo taken with Neil Sauter, "The Michigan Stiltwalker," during MSTAFF200. The daylong event Tuesday honored 200 years of contributions by university staff members, with a series of displays, music, food and fun on the Diag and Ingalls Mall. Click here for highlights of the celebration, including a gallery of images, to learn about public art coming this fall that honors staff, and watch a video about the "Bicentennial Blocks" that were given as mementos. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)
In what could be a major step forward for a new generation of solar cells called "concentrator photovoltaics," a team of U-M researchers has developed a new semiconductor alloy that can capture the near-infrared light located on the leading edge of the visible light spectrum. In this photo, Jordan Occena, a graduate researcher, and Sunyeol Jeon, a former graduate student researcher, calibrate the apparatus used to spray paint the "magic" chemical cocktail onto blank gallium arsenide wafers. Read more about the development. (Photo by Joseph Xu, College of Engineering)
Remembering the Survival Flight tragedy
Ten years ago this month, on June 4, 2007, Michigan Medicine suffered a tragic loss of six faculty and staff members, when their Survival Flight plane went down over Lake Michigan during a transplant mission. In this video, Michigan Medicine staff members remember the events of that terrible day, the grief that followed and the importance of continuing such life-saving efforts.
Schlissel at Mackinac
President Mark Schlissel spoke at the 2017 Mackinac Policy Conference last week. In this video by the Detroit Regional Chamber, the annual conference's sponsor, he discusses U-M graduates who have made an impact on the world through entrepreneurship, the university's mission and the importance of making the world a better place through research and academics.
Beyond the book
As humanities and social science faculty embrace digital tools in their research and teaching, their publishing needs are changing too. With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the University of Michigan Press has been leading a consortium of academic publishers to build a publishing platform capable of going beyond the book. This video explores how the platform, branded as Fulcrum and hosted by the U-M Library, presents audiovisual materials, 3-D models, and other complex digital objects in close relationship with the text.