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April 18, 2019

Multimedia Features

March 9, 2019

Moving toward inclusion

The 37th annual U-M Women of Color Task Force career conference Friday featured a keynote discussion with Cynthia H. Bowman (second from left), chief diversity and inclusion officer for Bank of America. Joining the conversation at Hill Auditorium about differences between diversity, equity and inclusion strategies at corporations and educational institutions were, from left, Laurita Thomas, associate vice president for human resources; Bowman; Dilip Das, assistant vice provost for academic affairs; and moderator Taryn Petryk, director of diversity and inclusion at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)

March 1, 2019

Solar storm risks

Justin Kasper (right), associate professor of climate and space sciences and engineering, speaks with U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee on Wednesday before testifying before the committee about solar geomagnetic disturbances and ways to better predict their occurrence. (Photo by Andrew Loeb, Washington Office)

February 28, 2019

Election system integrity

J. Alex Halderman (right), professor of electrical engineering and computer science, testified Wednesday before the U.S. House Appropriations Committee’s Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee about ensuring that states and local governments have the federal assistance they need to eliminate paperless voting and deploy voter-marked paper ballots, optical scanners and assistive devices for the disabled. (Photo by Andrew Loeb, Washington Office)

February 27, 2019

Infrastructure and climate change

Thomas Lyon (second from left), Dow Professor of Sustainable Science, Technology and Commerce, and professor of business economics and public policy, and of environment and sustainability, testified Tuesday before the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure about ways that infrastructure improvement, as well as the free market, can help lessen the impacts of climate change. (Photo by Andrew Loeb, Washington Office)

February 26, 2019

A look inside prison

Aaron Kinzel (right) experienced prison life for 10 years following felony convictions. But after being paroled he earned a series of degrees and now is a lecturer in criminology and criminal justice studies at UM-Dearborn. Last semester, he took his students to the Ohio State Reformatory, a former state prison in Mansfield, Ohio, that was used as the setting for the movie “The Shawshank Redemption.” (Photo by Roger Hart, Michigan Photography)