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February 16, 2019

Multimedia Features

December 7, 2018

A pterosaur takes flight

This life-size model of a prehistoric pterosaur called Quetzalcoatlus northropi, the largest known flying animal that ever lived, was hoisted into place this week at the new Biological Sciences Building, where it will loom above the five-story atrium. The installation was in preparation for next spring’s reopening of the Museum of Natural History, which is moving from the Ruthven Museums Building. Read about the project and view more photos. (Photo by Roger Hart, Michigan Photography)

December 6, 2018

Staff Impact Awards

Staff Impact Award 2018 Call for Nominations

The Staff Impact Awards celebrates those who champion volunteerism and service within the university — going above and beyond by taking on additional challenges. This video explains new developments in the awards that honor staff who are wall-breakers and bridge-builders — people who find ways to collaborate across units and find solutions to make the workplace better for us all.

December 5, 2018

Finding their voice


After a stroke left Theron Coleman with difficulty speaking, the Lake Leelanau cherry farmer turned to the U-M Aphasia Program for help. The program celebrated its 80th anniversary last year and helps clients from ages 18 to 80. In this video, Carol Persad, director of the University Center for Language and Literacy, and Kaitlyn Moses, a senior speech language pathologist with the program, explain how the treatments help clients like Coleman and others from all over the world.

December 4, 2018

High class glass

Roy the Glassblower

When all that stands between researchers and their discoveries is a piece of lab glassware, resident glassblower Roy Wentz often steps in to help. Wentz runs the glassblowing shop in LSA’s Department of Chemistry. In this video, he discusses how he designs custom glass equipment for graduate students and faculty researchers, repairs broken items, and perfects production of the high-demand pieces that researchers need.

December 3, 2018

Hearing Heroes

This is Michigan | Hear on the Farm

Michigan has roughly 80,000 farmers and 52,000 farms, and farming is second only to construction in noise-related hearing loss. More Michigan farmers are protecting their hearing thanks to a program developed at the School of Nursing. In this video, Marjorie McCullagh, a professor of nursing, discusses efforts to influence farmers’ use of hearing protection.