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July 22, 2019

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April 18, 2019

International education award

Sandra K. Wiley

As director of international study programs at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design, Sandra Wiley has been recognized with this year’s President’s Award for Distinguished Service in International Education, recognizing the extraordinary efforts of U-M faculty and staff who keep the university on the leading edge of international education. In this video, Wiley talks about the the international experience of Stamps School students.

April 18, 2019

Preventing airborne disease

Killing airborne bacteria and viruses in pig barns with plasma device

Dangerous airborne viruses are rendered harmless on the fly when exposed to energetic, charged fragments of air molecules, U-M researchers have shown. In this video, team leader Herek Clack, research associate professor in civil and environmental engineering, explains how a prototype device designed to filter the air from a pig farm can inactivate airborne pathogens to prevent the spread of disease.

April 17, 2019

SPH Service Day

Chanese Forté, a doctoral student in the School of Public Health’s Department of Environmental Health Sciences, carries lumber while volunteering at the Growing Hope Urban Farm in Ypsilanti on April 13. She and other volunteers did gardening and grounds work at the farm, part of SPH’s annual Service Day in which 175 students, faculty, staff and alumni volunteered at 10 locations throughout southeast Michigan. (Photo by Eric Zanotti, School of Public Health)

April 16, 2019

A Jetsons future?

A Jetsons future? Assessing the role of flying cars in sustainable mobility

A new study of the environmental sustainability impacts of flying cars, formally known as electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft or VTOLs, found that these vehicles could play a niche role in sustainable mobility for longer trips. In this video, two of the study’s authors, Akshat Kasliwal, a graduate student at the School for Environment and Sustainability, and Noah Furbush, a master’s student at the College of Engineering, discuss the findings.

April 14, 2019

UM-Dearborn's sixth chancellor

UM-Dearborn celebrated the official installation of Domenico Grasso as its sixth chancellor on Friday. The installation ceremony, in which Grasso addressed the challenges and goals that will help UM-Dearborn secure its status as a gateway of opportunity for all people, capped a day of activities on the campus. (Photo by Roger Hart, Michigan Photography)