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July 22, 2019

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April 5, 2019

Pets and healthy aging

How Pets Contribute to Healthy Aging: Results from the National Poll on Healthy Aging

A new national poll shows that pet ownership helps older adults cope with mental and physical health issues, connect with others, and get exercise. But while pets come with benefits, they can also bring concerns. In this video, Mary Janevic, assistant research scientist in health behavior and health education, and Cathleen Connell, professor of health behavior and health education, discuss the findings in the latest National Poll on Healthy Aging.

April 4, 2019

'Flint' takes the stage

"Flint": A New Play by José Casas, Asst. Professor of Theatre & Drama

“Flint,” a play that is presented as a series of character monologues inspired by the victims of the Flint water crisis, was written by José Casas, assistant professor of theatre and drama. In this video, Casas discusses the play, which debuts this evening and runs for the next two weekends at the Arthur Miller Theatre on North Campus, as well as a free performance April 16 at the Flint Development Center.

April 3, 2019

Songbird collisions

Migrating Birds Hitting Buildings

Birds that produce faint chirps called flight calls during nighttime migration collide with illuminated buildings much more often than closely related species that don't produce such calls, according to a new study. In this video, Ben Winger, assistant curator of ecology and evolutionary biology and the study’s lead author, describes how migratory birds are drawn to artificial light in large cities, causing many birds to die hitting buildings.

April 1, 2019

Hoops and wheels

Players reach for the ball during Saturday’s Army-Navy Wheelchair Basketball Game. Teams consisting of Paralympians, ROTC cadets, student veterans and local veterans took to the Crisler Center court for the annual contest, which organizers said is designed to “emphasize the ‘ability’ within ‘disability,’” and honor veterans and active-duty military, especially student veterans. View more photos from the game.