Changing lives through code
How can a simple game of Rock, Paper, Scissors help high school students learn to code in the computer language Python? In this video, Robin Brewer, assistant professor of information, works through Brave Initiatives to show high school girls the opportunities in technology.
Art and science
Reciprocal Shades is a structure designed and built by architecture doctoral student Omid Oliyan Torghabehi, and installed in June. It’s now on display in front of the Matthaei Botanical Gardens main entrance. Reciprocal Shades is a research project whose design is based on the historical reciprocal frame structure construction method. (Photo courtesy of Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum)
Customizing community libraries
Niles, Benzonia and other Michigan communities are partnering with the School of Information to engage residents in creative ways through their libraries. In this video, Kristin Fontichiaro, a clinical associate professor at the School of Information, and Laura Hollister, adult services team leader at the Niles District Library, discuss how this project is playing out in the southwestern Michigan city of Niles.
A U-M research team’s review of data from millions of U.S. births finds higher rates of dangerous delivery-related conditions in new mothers of color and those with certain underlying health conditions. In this video, Lindsay Admon, clinical lecturer in obstetrics and gynecology and the study’s lead author, discusses the findings and the disparities found by race, ethnicity and underlying health status of the mother.
Murchie expansion at UM-Flint
UM-Flint leaders and others gathered Thursday to break ground for a $39 million expansion of the William R. Murchie Science Building, which will be key to the campus’ effort to train the next generation of leaders in science, technology, engineering and math. From left are Chris Pearson, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; state Rep. Sheldon Neeley, D-Flint; state Sen. Jim Ananich, D-Flint; Ridgway White of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation; Chancellor Susan E. Borrego; Susan E. Alcock, interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs; Susan Gano-Phillips, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; alumnus David Zick; Eucharia Ganda, president of UM-Flint Student Government; and Charlie Jacobs of Harley Ellis Devereaux Architects. (Photo by Jim Peck)