Blood Battle kickoff
Faculty, staff and students passing through the Diag on Monday afternoon shared snacks, giveaways and activities all designed to launch the annual Blood Battle with Ohio State, in which the two schools compete to see who can collect more donated blood. This year’s Blood Battle runs through Nov. 21. (Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography)
Finding Common Ground
Technology is changing what we can learn about one another, what we can say to one another, and what we might be tempted to believe about one another. These changes are causing seismic shifts in our culture, in our economy and in our politics. In this video, Arthur Lupia, the Hal R. Varian Collegiate Professor of Political Science, previews his online teach-out, Finding Common Ground, to help people learn how to overcome divisiveness, get beyond division and work together.
Biosciences Initiative investments
A new center for the study of concussions, an institute for global change biology, and a facility to advance the new field of cryo-electron tomography are among the projects to be funded in the first round of investments from President Mark Schlissel’s Biosciences Initiative. In this video, the principal investigators for the five large projects funded discuss their work.
Dental plan options
Among the benefits that eligible U-M faculty, staff and retirees can sign up for during Open Enrollment, which is underway through Nov. 2, is one of three options for dental coverage. This video offers information about each to help people determine which option is best for their family.
Neubacher Award winner
David Chesney (right), a lecturer in computer science and engineering, receives the 2018 James T. Neubacher Award from Robert Sellers, chief diversity officer and vice provost for equity and inclusion, at a ceremony Wednesday. Chesney received the award for working to reimagine how learning and living at U-M can be designed for those affected by a disability. The award recognizes U-M faculty, staff, students or alumni who demonstrate a commitment to making the campus welcoming and accessible to people of all abilities. (Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography)