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February 17, 2018

Multimedia Features

December 11, 2017

De-Stress Fest

Zoe Halbeisen, a senior in the School of Information program, hugs Pepper, an 11-year-old pug and therapy dog with Therapaws, during the school's De-Stress Fest at North Quad last week. Students did yoga, colored and snuggled puppies to relieve the stress of finals. (Photo by Jeffrey Smith, School of Information)

December 7, 2017

Learning from leaves

Breaking Down Autumn - Engineering Nature’s Sugars

Each fall, one of nature's largest exchanges of biomass occurs. Most of us rake it up. Heather Mayes, assistant professor of chemical engineering, is working with a team of researchers to understand protein-sugar interactions in plant biomass and how to harness them for renewable energy and improved health. Watch the video to learn more about Mayes' research.

December 5, 2017

2017 DDLA recipients

Recipients of the ninth annual Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award for U-M staff were celebrated Tuesday at a breakfast ceremony at the Michigan Union. The 10 individual winners, who received $1,000 each, are shown above. Five teams also received $2,500 each. The prizes are to be used toward professional development activities. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)

December 5, 2017

Sensors in a Shoebox

Sensors in a Shoebox | Jerome Lynch & Elizabeth Moje

Sensors in a Shoebox is a project to put compact kits of sensors in the hands of Detroit teenagers as a grassroots approach to urban technology that aims to help citizens ask questions about their neighborhoods and come up with their own solutions. In this video, members of the team led by Jerome Lynch, professor and chair of civil and environmental engineering, and professor of electrical engineering and computer science; and Elizabeth Moje, professor of education and dean of the School of Education, explain how the kits work and what they do.