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News Briefs,  2007-2012 [subseries]

The Digital Video News Briefs subseries contains 289 digital videos from 2006 to 2012. The content of these videos varies and includes content as part of the University's News and Information service's output to both internal and external media. The topics of these videos vary from statements from University officials, announcements of findings or achievements by faculty, and promotional materials used by the University. Of note are the first videos used on the Chinese social media site Weibo. These are available for viewing in Deep Blue, the University's Institutional Repository.

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A Life's Harmony  2007
Marilyn Mason has been integral in building the U-M Organ Department into a preeminent international program. U-M celebrates Marilyn Mason's 60 years of teaching. A video of Mason performing and reflecting on her six decades at U-M. Also interviews with students and the Dean of the School of Music, Theatre and Dance. (.mov file) [view item]
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Bold, new competition aims to reinvent U-M's North Campus  2007
Five University of Michigan deans are seeking to create an inspiring 21st-century educational, interactive environment like no other place on Earth. That place could be North Campus, according to David Munson, the Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering. Bold, new competition aims to reinvent U-M's North Campus. Video interview with David Munson. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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Business development  2007
In the wake of Pfizer's plans to reduce its Michigan presence, the universities moved quickly to retain research jobs and find new uses for desirable laboratory space. University presence in wake of Pfizer departure. Video with Professor Stephen Forrest. (.mov file) [view item]
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Child Advocacy Law Clinic  2007
Law School clinic: Three decades serving the most vulnerable clients Three decades serving the most vulnerable clients. Video interview with Don Duquette of Law school. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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Experts discuss Michael Moore's 'Sicko'  2007
Experts discuss Michael Moore's 'Sicko' Michael Moore's movie about health insurance in the U.S. Video of experts discussing topics raised in movie 'Sicko.' (.mov file) [view item]
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Faith meets science  2007
Andrew Hoffman, a professor of sustainable enterprise at the University of Michigan, organized a conference titled Religious Perspectives on Climate Change: Turning Faith into Action. Religious perspectives on climate change Audio interview with five religious leaders and scholars, as well as U-M professor Andrew Hoffman, about religious perspectives on climate change. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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Form and Function  2007
The University of Michigan's North Campus is a destination for art lovers. View photos of some high-profile sculptures. Public Art on U-M North Campus photo slideshow with audio descriptions of a selection of public sculptures on the University of Michigan's North Campus. (.mov file) [view item]
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Harlem middle school students tour campus  2007
Educators at the Leadership Village Academy Middle School, a college preparatory school for low-income minority students in Harlem, know it's never too early to start talking about going to college. Sixth graders from Harlem expand their academic horizons. Video of students while touring campus. (.mov file) [view item]
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Imagining Eden  2007
Senior Curator of Western Art Carole McNamara discusses the University of Michigan Museum of Art's 2007 exhibit of California artist Lyle Gomes's work, entitled "Imagining Eden: Connecting Landscapes." The press release for the exhibit states, "Created over a sixteen-year period, Gomes's images of parks, golf courses, gardens, and garden cemeteries explore the enduring human impulse to shape the landscape and to strive for a harmonious balance between humankind and nature." (.flv and .mp4 files) [view item]
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Japan at a crossroads  2007
University of Michigan Museum of Art's compelling exhibit reflects changes in contemporary Japanese culture Japanese Art video with University of Michigan Museum of Art's Maribeth Graybill. (.mov file) [view item]
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M-Flu Study  2007
Professor Allison Aiello explains the M-Flu study, a project funded by a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study is unique in exploring the role handwashing and wearing of face masks play in flu prevention. (.flv and .mp4 files) [view item]
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New gallery connects U-M to Detroit  2007
An overview of the purpose and promise of work: Detroit School of Art and Design aims to build collaboration with artists and institutions in the city. Video introduction to the new art gallery (work:Detroit) opening at U-M Detroit Center. (.mov file) [view item]
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New research confirms connection between job loss and poor health  2007
Employees who lose their jobs because of their health suffer more significant depression and detrimental health outcomes than people who lose their jobs for non-health reasons, new research shows. Employees who lose their jobs because of their health suffer more significant depression. Video interview with assistant prof. Sarah Burgard. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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New technology propels U-M Solar Car Team  2007
The 150-student team has overhauled the design of the car for this year, and they're using mirrors to amplify the sun's rays. The 2007 team developed new technology that uses mirrors to intensify sunlight. A team from the University of Michigan will compete in the 2007 Panasonic World Solar Challenge in Australia. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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Project puts focus on environmental justice  2007
PhotoVoice: Project puts focus on environmental justice Detroit area mothers speak out on blight Detroit area mothers and Professor Charles Lee. (.mov file) [view item]
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Teens document their communities  2007
PhotoVoice: School of Public Health works with teens on documenting their communities School of Public Health works with teens on documenting their communities. Video interview with Prof. Amy Schultz. (.mov file) [view item]
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Treadmill helps Down syndrome babies  2007
Starting Down syndrome infants on treadmill training for just minutes a day can help them walk up to four or five months earlier than with only traditional physical therapy, a new study from the University of Michigan says. Treadmill training helps Down syndrome babies walk months earlier. Video with Downs syndrome infants on treadmill. (.mov file) [view item]
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U-M composers song cycle headed to Carnegie Hall  2007
U-M composer's song cycle headed to Carnegie Hall University of Michigan composer Evan Chambers. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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U-M composer's song cycle headed to Carnegie Hall  2007
The haunting melodies in Evan Chambers' evocative song cycle come from a deep resonant place, a sacred ground that holds memories of those buried six-feet deep. Video w/ Associate Professor Evan Chambers. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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U-M experts discuss poverty trends  2007
Poverty has been a major problem in this country during the last several decades. More than 37 million people in the United States live in poverty. More than 37 million people in the U.S. live in poverty. Sheldon Danziger and Bob Schoeni, both with the U-M National Poverty Center, discuss national poverty figures to coincide with the Aug. 28 release of data by the U.S. Census Bureau. (.mov file) [view item]
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U-M president welcomes Google  2007
Four years after U-M President Mary Sue Coleman first talked with Google founder Larry Page about the idea of his company coming to Ann Arbor, the dream is a reality. The Ann Arbor offices already have more than 100 employees with many more on the way. Coleman and her top executive officers paid a visit to meet with the new staff, which includes 40 U-M graduates, to welcome Google to the neighborhood. First tour of new Ann Arbor division HQ Four years after U-M President Mary Sue Coleman first talked with Google founder Larry Page about the idea of his company coming to Ann Arbor, the dream is a reality. The Ann Arbor offices already have more than 100 employees with many more on the way. Coleman and her top executive officers paid a visit to meet with the new staff, which includes 40 U-M graduates, to welcome Google to the neighborhood. (.mov file) [view item]
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U-M research attacks nuisance algae  2007
For decades, local lakes have been plagued with blooms of nuisance algae. John Lehman's research has led to better understanding of the causes and now is coming up with solutions. Local lakes have been plagued with nuisance algae for years Video interview/Professor Lehman. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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Where do you stand? Research shows clues in rules of the wild  2007
If you wonder where you stand in the social pecking order at work, home and in the community, a little known group of primates found only in the highlands of Ethiopia may offer some clues. Video interview with Jacinta Beehner and Thorn Bergman. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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1,000 Pitches  2008
The 1,000 Pitches business plan competition gathered 1,044 pitches from students across campus, demonstrating that even in this economy, good ideas are proliferating. An entrepreneurship competition. Video interview with the president of a student group that led the organization of an entrepreneurship competition. (.mov file) [view item]
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A new renewable energy concept  2008
A device called VIVACE developed at the University of Michigan draws power out of slow water currents to produce clean electricity. It imitates the swim strategy of a school of fish. VIVACE harnesses vibrations in slow moving water currents Video interview with professor, animations. (.mov file) [view item]
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A universal language  2008
Michigan Gospel Chorale is going along with U-M President Coleman on trip to Africa U-M students aim to connect through song with Ghana audiences A video of the Michigan Gospel Chorale, including interviews with members along with rehearsal and performance footage. (.mov file) [view item]
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An eclectic exhibit  2008
The exhibit features the most current works of U-M's art school faculty U-M annual faculty show diverse showcase of talent. Video looks at annual art faculty exhibition. (.mov file) [view item]
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Ballast-free ship  2008
The U-M ballast-free ship concept eliminates ballast tanks, compartments where foreign organisms can stow away. U-M invention could block aquatic invaders. Video showing tests of U-M ballast free ship, along with interviews of profs + extras. (.mov file) [view item]
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Big 10 poll: Obama widens lead  2008
University of Michigan communications studies Professor Michael Traugott fields U-M students' questions related to the second Big Ten Battleground Poll on this year's presidential election. Michigan voters also indicate concern about economy Audio interview w/Michael Traugott. (.mov file) [view item]
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Big Ten battleground poll  2008
University of Michigan communications studies Professor Michael Traugott fields U-M students' questions that were answered in the first Big Ten Battleground Poll on this year's presidential election. Some findings of the first poll of its kind in eight Big Ten Students pose questions on the presidential election, answered by results of a poll in eight of the Big Ten states. (.mov file) [view item]
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Blazar in action  2008
Blazars, among the most energetic objects in the universe, are fueled by super massive black holes at the core of certain giant elliptical galaxies. Periodically, they emit jets of high-energy plasma at almost the speed of light. Jets of high-energy plasma are caused by the black hole at the center of blazars. An animation of a blazar at the center of a galaxy emitting jets of high-energy plasma. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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Charitable giving  2008
Americans appear to be consistent in their giving, and don't stop giving during recessions. Recession does not stop donations to non-profits agencies Audio interview w/assistant professor H. Luke Shaefer. (.mov file) [view item]
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Chinese autos are coming  2008
Detroit International Auto Show prompts U-M auto expert Bruce Belzowski Detroit International Auto Show to speculate on Chinese auto imports to the U.S. (.mov file) [view item]
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Desmond Tutu Lecture  2008
Anti-Apartheid leader Archbishop Desmond Tutu spoke about forgiveness and the imperative to help others when he delivered the Raoul Wallenberg Lecture at the University of Michigan, October 29, 2008. (.mov file) [view item]
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Direct meaning  2008
The director, Mbala Nkanga, gives a brief interpretation of the play, Madmen and Specialists. Understanding Theatre Department's opening play. This is a video interview with Nkanga. (.mov file) [view item]
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Future forest  2008
Glimpsing future forests by removing thousands of trees Glimpsing future forests by removing thousands of trees Glimpsing future forests by removing thousands of trees. (.mov file) [view item]
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Global warming issues are important to Michigan residents  2008
A new U-M asks Michigan residents about global warming issues and climate policy options. Three out of four Michigan residents would open their wallets if it increased renewable energy production. They would pay more than $50 annually for renewable energy production A news podcast with Barry Rabe, professor of public policy. (.mov file) [view item]
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Going green: Detroit's auto show  2008
Detroit International Auto Show is less red, white and blue and more green this year. U-M auto expert sums up the 2008 North American International Auto Show video interview with UMTRI's Bruce Belzowski about automakers going green, and the future of the Chinese auto industry. (.mov file) [view item]
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Graduate exhibit filled with powerful works  2008
A first-hand look at how artists prepared for annual exhibit and the various venues for the show. Arts seniors leave mark. A video featuring interview with graduating seniors from Art and Design and overview of IP exhibit. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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Growing old with style  2008
The range of works challenges conventional notions of aging Exhibit inspired by theme of aging Exhibit curator Bill Burkhardt offers a tour of the show. (.mov file) [view item]
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House of dreams  2008
Joe Trumpey is building a straw bale house, an ecologically efficient dwelling. The house stands as a testament to self-reliance. U-M prof blends art and ethics In the video, Trumpey explains the many details that go into building the house, and his reason for pursuing the project in Grass Lake. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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Large turnout by women voters  2008
Clinton, McCain victories shake up election. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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Michigan to Mercury  2008
The Fast Imaging Plasma Spectrometer is a space instrument built at the University of Michigan. Here's the story of its journey to Mercury on board the MESSENGER spacecraft. U-M space instrument arrives on MESSENGER Video interview of Associate Professor Thomas Zurbuchen, project leader of the Fast Imaging Plasma Spectrometer space instrument on board NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft. (.mov file) [view item]
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New age of publishing  2008
U-M's Shapiro Library is the first university library to install innovative book-making machine U-M at vanguard printing on-demand books. A close-up look at the Espresso Book Machine, which prints books from U-M digitized collection. (.mov file) [view item]
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New LSI philanthropic fund  2008
The Innovation Partnership is a new fund that will help guide LSI discoveries from the lab bench to the marketplace. LSI launches unique new research fund Life Sciences Institute Director Alan Saltiel discusses LSI's new Innovation Partnership. (.mov file) [view item]
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Race and identity  2008
U-M professor Ed West offers insight into how being raised bi-racial can broaden understanding of cultural differences, an especially timely discussion in the weeks leading up to the presidential election. U-M prof searches for meaning of race in cultural contexts First-person essay from U-M Prof Ed West. He discusses growing up bi-racial in a black and white America. (.mov file) [view item]
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Social impact of rising prison population  2008
In late Feb, the Pew Center published a report that documents increasing prison population. Among the startling results: About 1 in 99 Americans are in prison, and the U.S. incarcerates more people than any other nation. The two profs explore the need to elevate the topic of prison reform in the national discourse. U-M profs explore effect on communities, families A video of a trenchant, compelling conversation between Buzz Alexander, founder of annual prison art exhibit, and Jeff Morenoff, researcher at Institute for Social Research. (.mov file) [view item]
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The Economy  2008
U-M Economist Richard Curtin, who directs the Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers, provides insight on what lies ahead for consumers. Consumer Outlook for 2009 Video interview with economist Richard Curtin. (.mov file) [view item]
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The Flying Fish robotic seaplane  2008
Named after its inspiration, the Flying Fish is believed to be the first autonomous seaplane. It has a 7-foot wingspan and is just larger than a pelican. This craft can take off and land on water by itself. A video interview with two U-M professors who helped develop the craft and footage of sea trials. (.mov file) [view item]
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The future of libraries  2008
The Digital Age is changing the game for libraries, which are finding themselves providing an increasing number of information technology services. Meeting challenges in the Internet era. Video interview with professor and student. (.mov file) [view item]
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The psychology of giving  2008
Caring for an ailing spouse may prolong your life, according to a new study that provides fresh evidence that giving to those we love can bring us better health and longer lives. Giving really is better than receiving. Video interview. (.mov file) [view item]
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U-M and Pfizer  2008
Comments from a news conference outlining the University of Michigan's purchase of Pfizer's former Ann Arbor property U-M to buy Pfizer's former Ann Arbor property News conference outlining the University of Michigan's purchase of Pfizer's former Ann Arbor property. (.mov file) [view item]
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UM Biological Station at 100  2008
Celebrating its 100th session this summer, U-M's campus in the north woods is a very different place than it was at its inception, but its mission of combining research and education, with a focus on crucial environmental issues, is unchanged. Campus in the woods celebrates centennial Then-and-now still photos, video interviews with UMBS faculty. (.mov file) [view item]
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University of Michigan Avoiding hip fractures  2008
A demonstration of the parachutist's landing style, considered the safest way to land a sideways fall from a standing position. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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University of Michigan Blazar in action  2008
Blazars, among the most energetic objects in the universe, are fueled by super massive black holes at the core of certain giant elliptical galaxies. Periodically, they emit jets of high-energy plasma at almost the speed of light. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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University of Michigan Uninsured figures on the rise  2008
Helen Levy talks about why more Americans don't have health coverage. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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A low-cost surgical lamp  2009
Engineering students have developed a low-cost, battery-powered surgical lamp to be used in developing nations where electricity isn't reliable. Earlier this month, the members of Michigan Health Engineered for All Lives, or M-HEAL, sent their prototype lamp to Uganda where it will undergo testing. Students created a surgical lamp for developing nations. Video interview with students. (.mov file) [view item]
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A new graduation tradition  2009
In recent years, at the University of Michigan, a new tradition has taken root. Many students who attend the customary Spring Commencement are also taking part in more personal celebrations. Graduation Celebrations at the University of Michigan The video captures minority graduation celebrations across the campus. (.mov file) [view item]
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A new lease on life  2009
U-M students talk about why they participate in the Michigan Prisoner Re-entry program, which provides counseling and services to former inmates. U-M students help ex-offenders adjust to society. Slideshow project with U-M students. (.mov file) [view item]
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America's changing families  2009
Since 1968, the ISR Panel Study of Income Dynamics has been following different generations of the same families to learn how their lives have changes A close-up on the ISR Panel Study of Income Dynamic. Interviews with researchers and interviewers, and selected study findings. (.mov file) [view item]
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Ancient mammal fossil finds  2009
A limestone counter top and a practiced eye played roles in the discovery of a trove of fossils that may shed light on the origins of African wildlife. Limestone counter top leads to ancient mammal fossil finds Segment from "Wild Chronicles" TV program. (.mov file) [view item]
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Assuring Michigan's Workforce  2009
The University of Michigan College of Engineering is organizing the Diversity Summit to discuss how Michigan universities can create engineers who are better prepared to face the global challenges of the 21st century. Summit on Diversity + Opportunity in K16 + Engineering Edu Interviews with Dean, Associate Dean of College of Engineering. (.mov file) [view item]
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Autism awareness  2009
U-M autism expert Catherine Lord is nationally known and sought after for her input on this growing epidemic. Helping children Video on U-M's autism clinic. (.mov file) [view item]
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Automakers and the Feds  2009
New vehicles should please the auto industry's newest stakeholder---the federal government. Video interview with Bruce Belzowski. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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Bendable self-healing concrete  2009
Watch professor Victor Li's bendable self-healing concrete in action. A researcher shows how this material compares with regular concrete. A demonstration of concrete that bends. Video interview with a researcher. (.mov file) [view item]
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Bracing for earthquakes  2009
Engineers at the University of Michigan simulated an off-the-charts earthquake in a laboratory in December to test the strength of their new technique for bracing high-rise buildings. A better way to brace buildings in seismic zones Video interview of professors and doctoral student with footage of earthquake simulation. (.mov file) [view item]
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Brain health  2009
A study of nearly 14,000 U.S. and English seniors shows that 75-year-olds in the U.S. have memories as good, on average, as 65-year-olds in England. U.S. seniors news video with professor Kenneth Langa. (.mov file) [view item]
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Building a proud legacy  2009
Since the mid 1980s, U-M grads have made a mark on Broadway productions, and serve as ambassadors for a program considered among the tops in the nation Musical Theatre celebrates 25th anniversary. A look at the impact and mission of U-M Musical Theatre Department on American musical theater. (.mov file) [view item]
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Camp Davis yesterday and today  2009
Established on an abandoned ranch in 1929, U-M's Camp Davis Rocky Mountain Field Station has provided a close-knit learning community in a breathtaking outdoor setting for generations of students. This year the camp celebrates its 80th anniversary with the opening of a block of new cabins. U-M's field station in Rockies celebrates 80th anniversary. Narrated slide show with video clips of scenery and students working in the field. (.mov file) [view item]
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Can you find a cure?  2009
Pete Dingeman recently visited University of Michigan researchers whose work he helps support. Researchers come face to face with patient video interview with Sean Morrison, Pete Dingeman and Johanna Buchstaller. (.mov file) [view item]
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Celebrating a century of dance  2009
An overview of the 100-year history of dance at U-M dates back before department was established and includes some surprises. U-M's dance teaching dates among longest in nation Jessica Fogel, professor of dance, explains how U-M's legacy inspires the mission of the dance department. (.mov file) [view item]
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Cells as classroom computers  2009
Professor Elliot Soloway has developed software for cell phones that allows them to be used in classrooms, giving each student his own computer. He says this could revolutionize education. Cell phones could give each student his own computer Video interview with professor and demonstration of how his software works. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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Challenged kids on bikes  2009
Children and young adults with Down syndrome and autism learn to ride bikes in about a week at the University of Michigan bike camp. Autistic, Down syndrome kids see milestone at U-M bike camp. This is a video of interviews with faculty and parents and children with autism and Down syndrome participating in the U-M bike camp. (.mov file) [view item]
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Challenges in education system  2009
University of Michigan Professor Brian Rowan discusses some of the challenges facing the education system. Cuts, consolidation; pressures school districts face Interview with Professor Brian Rowan. (.mov file) [view item]
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City Club of Cleveland  2009
University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman speaks on The Role of Research Universities in Transforming the Midwest Economy before the City Club of Cleveland. (.mov file) [view item]
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Clean energy entrepreneurship  2009
Student finalists for the Clean Energy Prize talk about their ideas for businesses that could help save the planet, and how this contest and other University resources have helped them advance their innovations. Finalists for the Clean Energy Prize discuss their projects. Video interview with 6 students. (.mov file) [view item]
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Cleaner cooking in Nicaragua  2009
University of Michigan students traveled to Nicaragua last summer to learn about and install a biodigester, which will provide cleaner cooking fuel. A Michigan Engineering student project. Video interviews with students and professor Steve Skerlos, plus footage of the students working in Nicaragua. (.mov file) [view item]
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Coming home  2009
U-M Musical Theatre Chair Brent Wagner talks about featured performances in upcoming 25th anniversary concert More than 50 alumni to perform in anniversary concert. A brief description of the excitement mounting for concert. (.mov file) [view item]
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Complex health care system  2009
University of Michigan School of Public Health professor discusses universal health care and other issues. Issues include universal care, physician shortage. Interview with professor Richard Lichtenstein (.mov file) [view item]
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Decoding public health reforms  2009
Earlier in the debate, University of Michigan School of Public Health professor discussed some of the complexities of the proposed health care reforms. Interview with Professor Paula Lantz. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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Detecting suicide bombers  2009
Engineering undergraduates developed a wireless network of portable, hand-held sensors that could be hidden around an environment to detect improvised explosive devices, weapons often used by suicide bombers. Engineering students develop new technology Video interviews with students and professor Nilton Renno. (.mov file) [view item]
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Encouraging economic growth  2009
Michael Finney, president and CEO of Ann Arbor SPARK, testifies before the Michigan Senate Education Subcommittee about the ways U-M helps encourage regional economic growth. U-M role in promoting economic transformation Michael Finney, president and CEO of Ann Arbor SPARK, testifies before the Michigan Senate Education Subcommittee about the ways U-M helps encourage regional economic growth. (.mov file) [view item]
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Family dynamic suffers  2009
University of Michigan professor discusses how recession is affecting families and children on different levels. Family gatherings can help keep people together during tough times. Impact of recession on families and children Interview with professor Pamela Smock. (.mov file) [view item]
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Fatal (fiscal) attraction  2009
When it comes to choosing a spouse, tightwads tend to marry spendthrifts, confirming the adage, opposites attract. Spendthrifts and tightwads in marriage. News interview with assistant professor Scott Rick. (.mov file) [view item]
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Fight song moves droplets  2009
This video provided by College of Engineering researchers uses the Michigan fight song to demonstrate how sound waves can be used to move droplets through microfluidic devices. A new microfluidic device uses music to propel droplets. Demonstration video provided by researchers. (.mov file) [view item]
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Finding the missing carbon  2009
Professor Anna Michalak is working to solve the mystery of the missing carbon. She uses sophisticated mathematical tools to help predict future climate change. Predicting climate change. Video interview with Anna Michalak. (.mov file) [view item]
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Flu: Prepare, don't panic  2009
What is a pandemic, how do we prepare but not panic, what does swine flu mean to us? All flu not created equal, what is swine flu? Video discussion with professor Allison Aiello. (.mov file) [view item]
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Global health design at U-M  2009
As part of the University of Michigan College of Engineering's new Global Health Design program, students designed and built portable pelvic exam tables for use in Ghana. Students develop medical solutions abroad. Video interviews with students and professors involved in the Global Health Design project at the University of Michigan College of Engineering. (.mov file) [view item]
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Global Health issues  2009
Sandro Galea discusses the goals for the new U-M Center for Global Health, and why we should care about global health. Galea discusses global health issues. Video of Sandro Galea discussing the new U-M Center for Global Health. (.mov file) [view item]
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Great Lakes in transition  2009
University of Michigan scientists spend two days on Lake Michigan, studying the wide-ranging effects of invasive mussels. University of Michigan scientists study the Great Lakes Lake Michigan trip, interviews. (.mov file) [view item]
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Growing old in Lebanon  2009
University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University researcher Kristine Ajrouch is studying social relationships in her grandparents' homeland of Lebanon. Researcher Kristine Ajrouch studies Lebanese society Narrative by Ajrouch about her studies of Lebanese society. (.mov file) [view item]
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Health care reform  2009
University of Michigan School of Public Health professor discusses whether health reform will simply cover more people, or also lower costs and increase efficiency. Can reform achieve low cost, efficient health care? Video interview with Dean Smith. (.mov file) [view item]
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Helping children succeed  2009
New research shows that parents who want to help their children succeed in school may need to go back to school themselves. Parents should educate themselves to help kids succeed. Video interview with professor Pamela Davis-Kean. (.mov file) [view item]
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Hope for the holidays  2009
University of Michigan professor Christopher Peterson talks about benefits of positive psychology during the holiday season. Interview with Christopher Peterson. (.mov file) [view item]
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Hosting a major sport event  2009
Professor Rodney Fort in the School of Kinesiology talks about the real economic considerations to account for before agreeing to host a major sports event More than money matters when hosting mega-sporting events. Video interview of professor Rodney Fort. (.mov file) [view item]
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Huron River performance  2009
This intricately layered performance piece interweaves live and recorded music, dance, video and poetry. 'Mapping the River' performance melds science and art. This is a video with three faculty interviews. (.mov file) [view item]
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Innovation economy partnership  2009
V.P. for Research Stephen Forrest talks about U-M's commitment to transforming the economy of Michigan Transforming Michigan's economy V.P. for Research Stephen Forrest talks about U-M's commitment to transforming the economy of Michigan. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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iPhone as musical instrument  2009
Students at the University of Michigan are building musical instruments for iPhones in a first-of-its kind class. A class and concert at the University of Michigan Video interview with professor Georg Essl; interviews with students in the class; demonstration of musical instruments on iPhone. (.mov file) [view item]
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Larry Page Address  2009
Google Co-founder and President for Products Larry Page was main speaker at the University of Michigan 2009 Spring Commencement. (.mov file) [view item]
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Latin Tinge  2009
This class, taught by Jesse Hoffnung-Garskof, delves into Latin American history and culture through its musical creations, including the tango, mambo, salsa and more. Class gives students insights into Latin music and history One in the series Life Lessons---University of Michigan classes that change your world. (.mov file) [view item]
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Local business leaders testify  2009
The heads of three Michigan economic development organizations came to U-M to testify before the State Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education. They spoke on behalf of Michigan's University Research Corridor on May 15, 2009. (urcmich.org) State Senate hearing held at U-M Local business leaders testify before state senate. (.mov file) [view item]
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Maiacetus: Mother whale  2009
Two newly described fossil whales, a pregnant female and a male of the same species, reveal how primitive whales gave birth (on land) and provide new insights into how whales made the transition from land to sea. Fossil find reveals details of early whale evolution Interview and b-roll of Philip Gingerich with fossils, describing discovery and significance of the find. (.mov file) [view item]
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Making a difference  2009
University of Michigan College of Engineering students lead several initiatives for sustainable development in Jamaica through BLUElab project University of Michigan students lead projects in Jamaica. Interview with U-M students. (.mov file) [view item]
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Michigan's student potential  2009
On May 15 2009, students from the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Wayne State University came to U-M to testify before the State Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education. They spoke on behalf of Michigan's University Research Corridor. (urcmich.org) Class of 2009 State Senate testimony. (.mov file) [view item]
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Music moves microfluidic drops  2009
This video provided by College of Engineering researchers demonstrates how sound waves can be used to move droplets through microfluidic devices. U-M researchers use music to move liquid in tiny experiments. Demonstration video. (.mov file) [view item]
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Nanomovie 1  2009
This movie shows an RNA molecule from the HIV genome (HIV-1 TAR) visualized at atomic resolution. HIV-1 TAR is a highly studied drug target. This animation represents the first time that experimentally validated, large-amplitude motions can be visualized at atomic scale. Laying groundwork for a new approach to drug design This movie shows an RNA molecule from the HIV genome (HIV-1 TAR) visualized at atomic resolution. HIV-1 TAR is a highly studied drug target. This animation represents the first time that experimentally validated, large-amplitude motions can be visualized at atomic scale. (.mov file) [view item]
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Nanomovie 2  2009
This movie provides new insights into the mechanics of RNA motion by showing how the shape of the HIV-1 TAR molecule changes when a connector linking two helices is shortened. Laying groundwork for a new approach to drug design This movie provides new insights into the mechanics of RNA motion by showing how the shape of the HIV-1 TAR molecule changes when a connector linking two helices is shortened. (.mov file) [view item]
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New federal stem cell rules  2009
Sean Morrison, director of the U-M Center for Stem Cell Biology, discusses the revised guidelines for federally funded embryonic stem cell research. Interview with Sean Morrison. (.mov file) [view item]
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No child left behind  2009
U-M professor Brian Jacob discusses his research findings on No Child Left Behind Act. The act produces mixed results on student achievement A video interview with Brian Jacob, professor of public policy and economics. (.mov file) [view item]
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Out of the Blue  2009
Highlights of the new addition/renovation at the University of Michigan Museum of Art. Out of the Blue segment on UMMA Highlights of the new addition/renovation at the University of Michigan Museum of Art. (.mov file) [view item]
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Politics of health care reform  2009
University of Michigan professor discusses the politics of the proposed health care reforms. Interview with professor Michael Traugott. (.mov file) [view item]
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President Coleman at Rotary  2009
President Coleman speaks about the U-M's commitment to keeping Ann Arbor vibrant, the University's physical growth and the U-M's continually growing research portfolio. U-M President Mary Sue Coleman at Ann Arbor Rotary Club President Coleman speaks about the U-M's commitment to keeping Ann Arbor vibrant, the University's physical growth and the U-M's continually growing research portfolio. (.mov file) [view item]
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Reform at patient, doc level  2009
U-M School of Public Health professor discusses changes that must happen at the patient and doctor level for reform to succeed Health reform requires patient-physician level change Video interview with Leon Wyszewianski. (.mov file) [view item]
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Reinventing the automobile  2009
General Motors and the University of Michigan have formed the GM/U-M Institute of Automotive Research and Education, with a strategic focus on reinventing the automobile and developing the next generation of high-efficiency vehicles powered by diverse energy sources. General Motors and U-M establish new institute. Video of press conference. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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Remembering the Berlin Wall  2009
University of Michigan professor remembers the Berlin Wall University of Michigan Professor remembers Interview with Prof Piotr Michalowski. (.mov file) [view item]
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Restructuring General Motors  2009
Professor Martin Zimmerman discusses GM's bankruptcy Expert on GM bankruptcy Interview with Business Professor Martin Zimmerman. (.mov file) [view item]
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Running on empty  2009
Car companies at the Detroit auto show are featuring electric vehicles and gasoline/electric hybrids. Electric vehicles are the big hit of the 2009 auto show. Video interview and b-roll with Bruce Belzowski. (.mov file) [view item]
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Self-healing concrete  2009
A concrete material developed at the University of Michigan can heal itself when it cracks. No human intervention is necessary---just water and carbon dioxide. A new material can mend itself when it cracks Video interview with professor Victor Li. (.mov file) [view item]
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Student entrepreneurs  2009
Neurophysiology for high school students. Crowdsourcing for product development. Socially-conscious t-shirts. These are three student business ideas getting started in Ann Arbor with help from the University of Michigan's Center for Entrepreneurship. The Center for Entrepreneurship helps student businesses Interviews with Thomas Zurbuchen, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, plus interviews with founders of three student businesses: Crowd Clarity, Backyard Brains and The Bearon. (.mov file) [view item]
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Student speaker Vikrum Vora  2009
Literature, Science, and the Arts senior Vikrum Vora was student speaker at the University of Michigan 2009 winter commencement. (.mov file) [view item]
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Student teams  2009
The College of Engineering is placing a new emphasis on student teams, which offer hands-on learning that reinforces classroom teachings. Hands-on learning at Michigan Engineering. Video interviews with students and professors. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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Sunny outlook  2009
University of Michigan Solar Car Team showcase Infinium as they prepare for the World Solar Car Challenge in Australia. U-M Solar Car Team prepares for World Challenge. Interview with members of Solar Car Team. (.mov file) [view item]
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Supreme Court vacancy  2009
U-M law professor Richard Friedman discusses President Obama's pick to replace retiring Supreme Court justice David Souter. Battle looms over Obama's first nomination. Video interview with U-M Richard Friedman, (.mov file) [view item]
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TechArb  2009
With help from the U-M Center for Entrepreneurship and RPM Ventures, a group of students has started a small-business incubator in the basement of an Ann Arbor building. A business incubator founded by U-Michigan students. Video including interviews with students and professors involved in the incubator. (.mov file) [view item]
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Testing in zero gravity  2009
University of Michigan aerospace engineering students test NanoFET thrusters in zero gravity. U-M Students Test NanoFET. Interview with professor Alec Gallimore and students testing NanoFET technology. (.mov file) [view item]
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The Burton Tower Carillon  2009
The daily chiming of carillon bells in Burton Tower on Central Campus is a familiar sound at the University of Michigan. University Carillonneur Steven Ball. Video and interview with Steven Ball. (.mov file) [view item]
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The impact of video games  2009
New research shows that playing some video games makes children kinder and more likely to help -- not hurt -- other people. Playing can make children more likely to help others news video with professor Brad Bushman (.mov file) [view item]
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The road to economic recovery  2009
Professor Marina Whitman talks about what the newly approved stimulus package will mean to consumers Economic stimulus plan to give immediate relief to consumers. Video interview with Marina Whitman. (.mov file) [view item]
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Tracing the vine of history  2009
500 Years of Winemaking in America offers an intriguing examination of how the pursuit of making memorable wine parallels the triumphs and travails of American history. Clements Library exhibit looks at 500 years of winemaking Exhibit curator Daniel Longone gives a brief tour of the compelling artifacts and books in the exhibit. (.mov file) [view item]
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U-M launches stem cell center  2009
This is a video from a March 9 news briefing announcing the creation of the U-M Consortium for Stem Cell Therapies. New consortium will create embryonic stem cell lines. Video featuring stem cell researchers Sean Morrison, Sue O'Shea and Gary Smith. (.mov file) [view item]
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University of Michigan Automakers and the Feds  2009
New vehicles should please the auto industry's newest stakeholder---the federal government. (.flv and .mp4 files) [view item]
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University of Michigan Innovation economy partnership  2009
V.P. for Research Stephen Forrest talks about U-M's commitment to transforming the economy of Michigan. (.flv and .mp4 files) [view item]
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University of Michigan Reinventing the automobile  2009
General Motors and U-M establish new institute. (.flv and .mp4 files) [view item]
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University of Michigan Student teams  2009
Hands-on learning at Michigan Engineering. (.flv and .mp4 files) [view item]
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URC Presidents testimony  2009
Presidents from the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Wayne State University came to U-M to testify before the State Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education. They spoke on behalf of Michigan's University Research Corridor on May 15, 2009. (urcmich.org) State Senate hearing held at U-M, MSU and WSU presidents address the State Senate. (.mov file) [view item]
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USA Learns  2009
USA Learns.org has attracted more than half a million visits in less than 3 months, showing the power of distance learning to help immigrants learn English. A new web site helps immigrants learn English video interview with professors and students. (.mov file) [view item]
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Wall Street in crisis  2009
Wall Street was rocked this week as Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. filed for bankruptcy, Merrill Lynch and Co. sold itself to Bank of America Corp. and insurer American International Group Inc. saw its shares plummet as it scrambled to raise billions to stay afloat. Ross Professor Amiyatosh Purnanandam explains how the investment banking world got to this point, and what the future holds for the industry, regulators and average Americans. Banking expert: How we got here and where we're headed? News video commentary with professor. (.mov file) [view item]
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Aging in contemporary China  2010
An ISR researcher is studying how Chinese families in the country and the city are coping with caring for aging family members. How rapid social change has affected growing old in China? Video slideshow narrated by researcher. (.mov file) [view item]
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Americans live close to mothers  2010
Interview with U-M economist Janice Compton about her findings that most Americans live close to their mothers. Interview with Janice Compton. (.mov file) [view item]
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BioKIDS day out  2010
U-M Ecology and Evolutionary Biology faculty and students plan a day out for Detroit Public Schools students who participated in BioKIDS. Visit to Henry Ford estate Interview with EEB faculty and DPS students. (.mov file) [view item]
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Campus scenes  2010
Various video clips of campus scenes; taken in preparation for Spring 2010 commencement. Includes the Michigan Union, Museum of Art, Angell hall, the Diag, Burton Tower and aerial shots. (.flv and .mp4 files) [view item]
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Capping an oil leak  2010
University of Michigan concluded a month long camp for high school students with an innovative competition - capping an oil leak. High school students compete at U-M interview with students and instructors. (.mov file) [view item]
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Colossal Fossil  2010
Learn about how new whale fossil was discovered and the process involved in getting it ready for exhibit and research. New whale exhibit at U-M museum Interview with Gingerich, Amy Harris, William Sanders, Mike Cherney, Daniel Erickson. (.mov file) [view item]
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Confusion over health reform?  2010
U-M School of Public Health Professor Leon Wyszewianski discusses some of the possible misconceptions about the new health care reform bill. Possible misconceptions about the health care reform bill. A brief interview with one subject about health care reform. (.mov file) [view item]
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Creeping Crinoid  2010
A crawling sea lily, Neocrinus decorus, off Grand Bahama Island at a depth of about 1200 feet. In its normal, living position, the finger-like appendages of the stalk attach the animal to the bottom, and elevated arms form a circular filter oriented perpendicular to the current. The stalk is about 2 feet long Sea lilies creep along ocean floor to escape hungry urchins. Short video clip of sea lily crawling along ocean floor. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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Dramatic Truth  2010
A short profile of Ralph Williams, who plays a pivotal role as a contributor and advisor during RSC residency Ralph Williams' legendary passion for teaching, Shakespeare. Williams discusses what motivates him as a teacher and scholar. (.mov file) [view item]
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Drug regrows bone in gum disease  2010
In a new study at School of Dentistry, researchers show benefits of using osteoporosis drug for periodontal patients. U-M researchers study show benefits for periodontal patients video with researcher, patient. (.mov file) [view item]
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Electricity in our brains  2010
Scientists are one step closer to limbs powered by electrical signals from the brain thanks to a new U-M study. New U-M study harnesses power of electricity in the brain interview with Dan Ferris, Joseph Gwin and b-roll. (.mov file) [view item]
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Embryonic stem cell line  2010
U-M scientists have created Michigan's first human embryonic stem cell line, achieving a long-sought goal that provides the foundation for future efforts to develop innovative disease treatments and cures. U-M create state's first human embryonic stem cell line The video will include an in-lab interview with stem cell scientist Gary Smith, as well as B-Roll of lab techs working with human embryonic stem cells. We will also include still microscope shots showing embryonic stem cells and cell colonies. (.mov file) [view item]
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Epsilon Aurigae eclipse  2010
Using an instrument created at the University of Michigan, astronomers have for the first time imaged a peculiar binary star eclipse that happens once every 27 years. Scientists capture a peculiar stellar eclipse Animation of epsilon Aurigae eclipse, 2009. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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Fashion, power and politics  2010
Robin Givhan talks about fashion, power and politics in Washington. U-M alumna talks about fashion in Washington circles podcast with images with Robin Givhan. (.mov file) [view item]
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Getting up with the kids  2010
Working mothers are still two and a half times as likely as working dads to get up at night to care for babies and small children. Working women are more likely to interrupt their sleep Interview with researcher, animated graphics, b-roll. (.mov file) [view item]
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Happiness is rising around the world  2010
ISR World Values Survey identifies happiest nations in the world. (.flv and .mp4 files) [view item]
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Heart Walk  May 15 2010
U-M Chief Health Officer Robert Winfield and Wellness Coordinator Colleen Greene urge faculty, staff and students to walk or run for cardiac health. Campus urged to participate U-M Chief Health Officer Robert Winfield, Wellness Coordinator Colleen Greene discuss Health Walk and related activities. (.mov file) [view item]
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Improving IVF pregnancy rates  2010
University of Michigan professors have devised a new instrument that exposes developing embryos to motions similar to those that occur in the body, leading to higher in vitro fertilization pregnancy rates in mice. A new device mimics motions that occur in the body Interview with Gary Smith and Shu Takayama. (.mov file) [view item]
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Inspiring tomorrow's engineers  2010
At the Michigan Engineering Zone in Detroit, more than 100 high school students from across the city gather to build robots for the national FIRST Robotics competition. The U-M College of Engineering is sponsoring the zone in collaboration with Detroit Public Schools. Michigan Engineering helps Detroit students build robots Video interviews and footage of Detroit high school students building robots. (.mov file) [view item]
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Justice in Cambodia  2010
U-M professor John Ciorciari discusses UN tribunal's verdict in first case. (.flv and .mp4 files) [view item]
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Microfluidic circuit  2010
One circuit is serving as the clocking signal of another circuit so that the branching fluids switch in unison. Demonstration of integrated microfluidic circuit. Video of one circuit is serving as the clocking signal of another circuit so that the branching fluids switch in unison. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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Midterm patterns and predictions  2010
Veteran researcher Michael Traugott explains the factors behind midterm patterns and predicts 2010 outcomes. What the past tells us about midterm prospects. Video interview with expert plus animated graphics and images. (.mov file) [view item]
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Minding the Gap  2010
ISR researcher Philippa Clarke compares how well the U.S. and the U.K. are meeting the World Health Organization's vision for Age-Friendly Cities. Environments can enable, not disable Video slideshow with narration by Clarke. (.mov file) [view item]
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Modern day slavery  2010
The U-M Law School's Human Trafficking Clinic fights to stop modern slavery. (.flv and .mp4 files) [view item]
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New programs at U-M  2010
U-M President Mary Sue Coleman announce an agreement with Aaron Williams, Director of Peace Corps partnering 3 new international programs New International programs in partnership with Peace Corps signing press conference. (.mov file) [view item]
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Parents seek Internet safety  2010
Parents are taking action to safeguard their children from cyberbullying. Parents take steps to protect kids from cyberbullying A video interview with Matthew Davis about parents becoming increasingly concerned about bullying and cyberbullying. (.mov file) [view item]
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Patients and medical decisions  2010
New study looks at how patients approach medical decision making. New study by U-M researcher looks at medical decision making Interview with Brian Zikmund-Fisher. (.mov file) [view item]
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Physics of Hockey  2010
University of Michigan Physics Department Chair Brad Orr demonstrates how physics is at the core of checking, shooting and skating in ice hockey, the world's fastest sport. Orr will give a full public lecture on the physics of hockey with demonstrations at 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 11. Details at http://ns.umich.edu/htdocs/releases/story.php?id=8162. Physics is at the heart of the game. Video of Physics chat. (.mov file) [view item]
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Playing Along  2010
Acclaimed theatre company brings playwrights, actors, directors to reconstruct lost Shakespeare play Royal Shakespeare Co. and U-M creating three new plays Ralph Williams presents an overview of residency promising to recast U-M's role as collaborator in creative process. (.mov file) [view item]
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Politics and longevity  2010
ISR researcher Jose Tapia Granados discusses his new study Aren't democracies better for health than dictatorships? Interview with research scientist. (.mov file) [view item]
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RAX in space  2010
Aerospace and computer engineering students take lead roles as they get ready to launch first NSF space mission- radio aurora explorer- RAX. U-M students part of space mission interviews with aerospace faculty and students. (.mov file) [view item]
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Risky business  2010
Sean Morrison, director of the U-M Center for Stem Cell Biology, discusses the risky treatments offered by unregulated foreign stem cell clinics. Sean Morrison discusses foreign stem cell clinics Interview. To be posted on the U-M stem cell research home page (www.umich.edu/stemcell)by John Pariseau. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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Saadanius hijazensis fossil  2010
The new fossil catarrhine, Saadanius hijazensis, dates from 29 million to 28 million years ago and lacks the specialized features that distinguish modern apes and Old World monkeys, suggesting that the split had not yet occurred. The researchers' analysis of the fossil leads them to believe its physical features are much like those of the last common ancestor of Old World monkeys and apes. (.flv and .mp4 files) [view item]
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Shopping behavior copy evolution  2010
U-M researcher Daniel Kruger explains the different shopping styles with evolution theory. Interview with Daniel Kruger. (.mov file) [view item]
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Snakes and sauropods  2010
The remains of an extraordinary fossil unearthed in 67-million-year-old sediments from Gujarat, western India reveal that snakes preyed on hatchling dinosaurs. Ancient snake fed on baby dinosaurs Interview with paleontologist Jeff Wilson, showing a 3-D sculpture of the vignette that the fossil represents. (.mov file) [view item]
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Social Venture Creation  2010
U-M students talk about their projects and the social venture creation class. A University of Michigan class HD video of social venture creation class. (.mov file) [view item]
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Spill's long lasting effects  2010
Expert video of U-M Law Professor David Uhlmann U-M Expert on BP Oil Spill and its consequences Interview with David Uhlmann. (.mov file) [view item]
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Sports as economic development  2010
U-M professor Mark Rosentraub discusses the impact of sports development on Detroit. Detroit - a failed venture? Interview with Mark Rosentraub. (.mov file) [view item]
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State of American orchestras  2010
In January, 2010, a landmark conference concerning the American orchestra was held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, examining the wide-reaching cultural impact that the orchestra has had in America, and exploring how orchestras and academia might partner effectively to extend this impact. Several of the conference participants were interviewed for this video. At a crossroad On January, 2010, a landmark conference concerning the American orchestra was held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, examining the wide-reaching cultural impact that the orchestra has had in America, and exploring how orchestras and academia might partner effectively to extend this impact. (.mov file) [view item]
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Sustainable mobility  2010
Automakers at the 2010 North American International Auto Show have big hopes for their new small vehicles---hipper, more fuel-efficient, environmentally sound cars. Small cars making big waves at Detroit auto show Video of researcher discussing new vehicles with b-roll of cars. (.mov file) [view item]
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The biological roots of PTSD  2010
University of Michigan researchers and their colleagues say they've identified what appears to be a crucial step in the chain of biological events leading to post-traumatic stress disorder. U-M researchers identify crucial step. Interview with Monica Uddin about her new study. (.mov file) [view item]
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The last card  2010
108 cases will be removed from the University of Michigan Hatcher Graduate Library. More than 6.1 million volumes are listed in the catalogs. Removing the card catalogs from U-M libraries 108 cases will be removed from the University of Michigan Hatcher Graduate Library. More than 6.1 million volumes are listed in the catalogs. (.mov file) [view item]
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The sound of the sun  2010
In effort to examine solar data in a new way, researchers worked with a composer to sonify information from NASA's Advanced Composition Explorer Satellite. The resulting music is part art, part science. Researchers sonify solar data in search of new patterns Interviews with a composer and a scientist, visuals of the sun, samples of sonification. (.mov file) [view item]
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Toyota recall  2010
Industrial and Operations Engineering Professor Jeffrey Liker, author of The Toyota Way, talks about the reasons for the Toyota recall of millions of vehicles and what's going on to correct problems. The Toyota Way speaks to the underlying philosophy and principles that drive Toyota's quality and efficiency-obsessed culture. Professor Jeffrey Liker discusses Toyota's vehicle recall Professor Jeffrey Liker, author of The Toyota Way, talks about the reasons for the Toyota recall of millions of vehicles and what's going on to correct problems. (.mov file) [view item]
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University of Michigan Playing Along  2010
University of Michigan English Professor Ralph Williams discusses the Royal Shakespeare Company's residency, which promises to recast U-M's role as collaborator in creative process. (.flv and .mp4 files) [view item]
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Voter Competence: What political messages will they remember?  2010
U-M professor of Political Science and ISR researcher Arthur Lupia discusses whether or not voters will remember what they read or hear during the campaign when they go out to vote. (.flv and .mp4 files) [view item]
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A better way to monitor EKG  2011
New study by Zeeshan Syed, assistant professor in the U-M's dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science shows a better way to monitor EKG's for heart problems. New U-M research shows it can save lives Interview with Zeeshan Syed. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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A slick mess unresolved  2011
David Uhlmann, a former chief of the Justice Department's Environmental Crimes Section who is a U-M law professor, talks about the legal happenings since last April's BP oil spill -- the largest accidental offshore spill in world history. A year after BP spill, many waiting for fair compensation. Law professor David Uhlmann gives a podcast interview. (.mp3 file) [view item]
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AAFF readies for another season  2011
Ann Arbor Film Festival director Donald Harrison talks about the upcoming festival and the strong ties with University of Michigan Festival director talks about U-M connection video with AAFF director Donald Harrison. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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AIDS at 30  2011
University of Michigan School of Public Health researcher Rachel Snow, adjunct lecturer Eve Mokotoff and HIV patient Michael Jonas look back at the last 30 years and focus on the future priorities going forward. Progress and Concerns Video with Eve Mokotoff, Rachel Snow and Michael Jonas. (.mov file) [view item]
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Americas changing families  2011
Interviews with researchers and interviewers, and selected study findings. (.flv and .mp4 files) [view item]
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Ann Arbor Film Festival gets ready for another season  2011
Ann Arbor Film Festival director Donald Harrison talks about the upcoming Film Festival and its strong ties with the University of Michigan. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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Attracting a new generation  2011
U-M's Institute for the Humanities is among the first institutes of its kind in the nation to launch a prize program exclusively promoting work of emerging scholars. Daniel Herwitz, director of the Institute for the Humanities, discusses the intended impact of the Emerging Scholars prize. (.mov file) [view item]
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Auto Show Dreamers  2011
U-M researcher Bruce Belzowski talks about dreamers who bring futuristic cars to auto shows Manufacturers bring concept and futuristic cars to auto show video with Bruce Belzowski. (.mov file) [view item]
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Bad neighborhoods  2011
Growing up in bad neighborhoods has a devastating impact on a child's chances of graduating from high school, a new study shows. How it affects the chance of high school graduation Interview with lead author. (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Brains and Behavior  2011
Brain scans showing neural reactions to pro-health messages can predict if you'll keep that resolution to quit smoking more accurately than you yourself can. Our brains may know what we do not Interview and B-roll with asst prof Emily Falk. (.mov file) [view item]
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Bringing Chinese Arts to U-M  2011
Confucius Institute at University of Michigan is committed to bringing Chinese arts to the U-M campus and broadening the cultural horizons of the students. Joseph Lam talks about the new Confucius Institute interview with Joseph Lam. (.mov file) [view item]
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Catching the wind to China  2011
University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance' Donald Sinta saxophone quartet students work long hours as they prepare for the upcoming China Tour. U-M students prepare for the China tour video of Donald Sinta quartet. (.mov file) [view item]
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Center for Chinese Studies celebrates 50 years  2011
As U-M Center for Chinese Studies turns 50, it plans a series of event to highlight the achievement and discusses why it remains important today. Center for Chinese Studies on why it's important today video for CCS. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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Center studies men's health  2011
University of Michigan School of Public Health researcher Derek Griffith talks about why this center is important and it's work on men's health disparities. SPH Center shows health disparities in men's health podcast with Derek Griffith. (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Checking teen drivers  2011
The Checkpoints program website started by UMTRI's Ray Bingham and his group gives an interactive parent-teen agreement to help teen drivers. New website for new drivers podcast with Ray Bingham. (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Chinese Kites come to U-M campus  2011
Two University of Michigan Art and Design educators spend three weeks in China learning traditional Chinese kitemaking and are teaching it to the students on campus for the kite festival U-M educators go to China to learn kite making interview with Anne Mondro and Matthew Shlian. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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Churches teach sexual health  2011
Interview with the founders of YOUR Blessed Health, a youth program where church leaders teach sexual health and HIV prevention. Churches teach youth HIV prevention Interviews with various church leaders and academics. (.mov file) [view item]
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Clean water for a thirsty world  2011
Cynthia Koenig, a graduate student in University of Michigan's Stephen M. Ross School of Business, has created the WaterWheel, a 20-gallon rolling water barrel and Wello, the business that distributes it in developing countries, where clean water is scarce. U-M student launches a nonprofit that makes Waterwheel video of Cynthia Koenig. (.mov file) [view item]
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Core American values  2011
University of Michigan Ross School of Business professor Wayne Baker discusses his research of American values over the decades. U-M professor discusses his research podcast with Wayne Baker. (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Court to hear gene patents case  2011
The Court of Appeals will hear the case, which may have implications for the patentability of other products of nature such as stem cells. U-M expert Shobita Parthasarathy discusses case implications U-M expert Shobita Parthasarathy discusses the Court of Appeals case involving gene patents in this video interview. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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Cultivating Wisdom  2011
Adopting a psychologically distanced perspective enhances wisdom, new U-M research shows. And getting that distance may be easier than we think. Research suggests a promising technique video interview with professor Ethan Kross. (.mov file) [view item]
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Culture of economic development  2011
U-M's Frederick Wherry explains how the arts foster community Arts can help revitalize neighborhoods interview with Frederick Wherry. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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Dalai Lama delivers 2008 Wege sustainability lecture  2011
As part of 2008 Earth Day activities, the 14th Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso) delivered a special Peter M. Wege Lecture on Sustainability on April 20, 2008 at Crisler Arena. The event is sponsored by the University of Michigan Office of the President and by the Center for Sustainable Systems at the U-M School of Natural Resources and Environment. The Nobel Peace Prize winner is the head of state and spiritual leader of the Tibetan people. (.mov file) [view item]
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Detroit's fight over water  2011
University of Michigan lecturer Philip D'Anieri talks about Detroit and it's suburbs fight over the regionalization of water U-M expert decodes the Detroit water system crisis. Podcast with slideshow. (.mov file) [view item]
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Discovery Skewed skulls helped early whales with sound  2011
University of Michigan's Julia Fahlke explains how whales hear and how she made the surprising skull discovery. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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Energy and Behavior  2011
Robert Marans discusses the U-M Energy Pilot Study, conducted by ISR, and its role in the introduction of the new U-M Environment and Energy Initiative: Planet Blue. (.mov file) [view item]
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Expanding solar power  2011
President Obama has called for the U.S. to produce 80 percent of its electricity from cleaner energy sources including wind, solar, clean coal and nuclear by 2035. U-M Vice President for Research and solar energy researcher Stephen Forrest weighs in on whether this is possible. He discusses the status of solar power and the role it could play in our energy future. Can we scale up clean energy technology on Obama's timeline? Interview with U-M Vice President for Research Stephen Forrest. (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Fulbright student grants 2011-12  2011
U-M has 29 students receiving Fulbright grants for the 2011-12 academic year, topping the list of U.S. institutions for the fifth time in the past seven years. University of Michigan leads the nation this year too video with Ken Kollman and students. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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Games increase brain power  2011
New Study by U-M professor John Jonides shows that playing certain games can increase brain power and memory U-M research shows games can increase memory video of John Jonides. (.mov file) [view item]
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Gender harassment in workplace  2011
Gender harassment may be used to cue women that they are inadequate, out of place, and unable to perform at the level of men. The associated experience of stereotype threat could set off a cascade of negative outcomes in victims Unwanted sexual attention, coercion leads to bad outcomes Podcast with Lilia Cortina. (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Generation X Report  2011
The first in a new series of quarterly reports based on a long-running ISR survey, the Generation X Report finds most Americans ages 30-50 are leading happy, active, balanced lives. Gen X are leading active, happy lives. Interview with John Miller. (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Giving information effectively  2011
University of Michigan School of Public Health assistant professor Brian Zikmund-Fisher's new research shows that giving information incrementally to patients can help. Podcast with Brian Zikmund-Fisher. (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Giving the best gift  2011
Researchers at the University of Michigan discuss how to make the most impact with gifts during the holiday season. Less may be more this Holiday Season video with researchers. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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Global sustainability conference  2011
The conference seeks to address sustainability issues in water, energy and transportation areas. An overview of the upcoming US and China conference video with Mark Holl, Don Scavia, Dennis Assanis, and others. (.mov file) [view item]
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GOP tweaks convention plans  2011
U-M professor Vincent Hutchings talks about the 2008 GOP convention, which was expected to be a festive four-day event with the welcome of VP nominee Sarah Palin. (.mov file) [view item]
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He says She says  2011
Penny Huang talks about new ISR research that shows men and women have different expectation from cohabitation New study shows men and women view cohabitation differently podcast with Penny Huang. (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Heavenly Steps  2011
From Jan. 31 through Feb. 3, the University Dance Company of the University of Michigan presents five new works that explore the poignant connection between the music of Stravinsky and modern dance. The original pieces are featured in "Stravinsky Revisited," a dynamic, eclectic performance of dance styles, from brief movements to hip-hop. This interview with NY choreographer Rennie Harris explores his piece "Heaven," blends hip-hop techniques with the allegorical references to a Japanese folk tale. (.mov file) [view item]
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Honoring MLK  2011
University of Michigan Professor Emeritus James Chaffers was a juror for the new MLK memorial in Washington DC. In this video, he explains what they want people to experience when they come to the memorial. Challenging ourselves video with Chaffers. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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In Patagonia  2011
University of Michigan students travel to Patagonia in Chile for the educational trip of a lifetime. (.flv and .mp4 files) [view item]
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It doesn't take a village  2011
After more than 25 years of research in an African village, a U-M anthropologist has strong evidence that children's survival depends critically on the survival of their mothers. Children fare as well in nuclear as in extended families. Interview with researcher Beverly Strassmann. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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Ken Lieberthal Part 1  2011
Ken Lieberthal discusses the ups and downs of US and China relations Discusses US and China relations video with Ken Lieberthal. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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Ken Lieberthal Part 2  2011
China faces major problems of its own in the next couple of decades, Ken Lieberthal says in the video. Discusses the problems China faces in next couple of decades video with Ken Lieberthal. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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Ken Lieberthal Part 3  2011
Ken Lieberthal explains U-M's long history with China goes all the way back to Angell. U-M's long history with China video with Ken Lieberthal. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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Ken Lieberthal Part 4  2011
Ken Lieberthal speaks out about the Chinese Currency Speaks out about Chinese currency video with Ken Lieberthal. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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Last staging of a play  2011
University of Michigan's University Musical Society Director Michael Kondziolka discusses the last staging of Einstein on the Beach in Ann Arbor. UMS director discusses last staging of Einstein on the Beach. Interview with Michael Kodziolka. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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Locally managed tropical forests  2011
University of Michigan School of Natural Resources professor Arun Agrawal and post doctoral candidate Lauren Persha talk about what makes people managed forests more biodiverse and sustainable. U-M researchers say local management increases biodiversity podcast with arun agrawal and Lauren Persha. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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Long work hours hurt students  2011
U-M Institute for Social Research researcher Jerry Bachman's new study shows that high school students who work more than 15 hrs don't finish college. Podcast with Jerry Bachman. (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Looking back at U-M Symphony Bands China Trip  2011
The planners look back at the U-M Symphony Band's China Trip. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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Main Speaker Daniel Kahneman  2011
Honorary degree recipient Daniel Kahneman, a Nobel Laureate and Princeton University philosophy Professor Emeritus delivered the address. University of Michigan 2010 Winter Commencement Honorary degree recipient Daniel Kahneman, a Nobel Laureate and Princeton University philosophy Professor Emeritus delivered the address. (.mov file) [view item]
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Motives Matter for Volunteers  2011
Why people volunteer -- not whether they volunteer -- is what counts when it comes to longevity. Why you volunteer affects your longevity Interview with researchers (.mp4 file) [view item]
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New discovery at CCS  2011
University of Michigan history professor Wang Zheng discusses paper cuts that were discovered at the Center of Chinese Studies earlier this year. The papercuts date back to 1970-71 and record major events of Chinese Cultural Revolution. Sheds light on Chinese cultural revolution podcast with slide show. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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New flu strain  2011
University of Michigan SPH professor Arnold Monto discusses the new flu strain which is of swine origin. University of Michigan professor discusses the new find video with Arnold Monto. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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New flume room looks at rivers  2011
University of Michigan researcher Bradley Cardinale explains why looking at river and lakes in small flumes 150 times explains how nature works. U-M researcher explains one of a kind study video with Bradley Cardinale. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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New health concerns with BPA  2011
SPH professor John Meeker's new research shows a link between BPA, phalates and thyroid problems. Research show a link between BPA and Thyroid gland problems podcast with Meeker. (.mp3 file) [view item]
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New Monitoring the Future study  2011
Lloyd Johnston, director of the Monitoring the Future survey at the University of Michigan, talks about the 2011 report on alcohol and substance abuse of teens. Study shows marijuana use up for teenagers video with Lloyd Johnston. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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New prehistoric clue  2011
University of Michigan anthropologist John O'Shea discovers a prehistoric wooden object at the bottom of Lake Huron. U-M researcher discovers prehistoric clue video with John O'Shea. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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NextGen award for professor  2011
U-M professor Tim McKay wins Next Generation Learning Challenge grant for computerized coaching in science classes. For more information about the Michigan Tailoring System which makes ECoach possible, please visit the University of Michigan Center for Health Communication Research (http://www.chcr.umich.edu/). U-M professor wins grant for computerized coaching podcast with Tim McKay. (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Occupy Wall Street  2011
Michael Heaney, assistant professor of political science and organizational studies, talks about this grassroots movement is spreading nationwide. Protesters seek to highlight weak economy and other issues. A podcast interview with Michael Heaney, assistant professor of political science and organizational studies. (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Occupy, economy, key issues  2011
Issues surroundings Occupy Wall Street efforts will be among the key issues debated by presidential candidates. 2012 presidential candidates likely to debate weak economy. A podcast interview with Michael Heaney, assistant professor of political science and organizational studies. (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Patients rate doctor visits  2011
New study by Rajesh Balakrishnan shows patients report high satisfaction with outpatient doctor visits in the US. Podcast with Rajesh Balakrishnan. (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Persuasive Speech  2011
New U-M research showing how speech rate, pitch and pauses affects the willingness of people to participate in surveys. How the way we talk influences listeners Interview with researcher Jose Benki. (.mp3 file) [view item]
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President Mary Sue Coleman  2011
President Mary Sue Coleman's address to graduates, University of Michigan 2010 Winter Commencement. (.mov file) [view item]
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Prestigious U.S. literary prize  2011
Two weeks before the National Book Awards are announced, Linda Gregerson is still arranging and rearranging her words of gratitude. It's not all that typical for a poet of Gregerson's stature and accomplishments to be, well, sort of speechless. (.mov file) [view item]
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Professional sports goes green  2011
U-M School of Kinesiology associate professor Kathy Babiak says professional sports teams are turning to green practices and it's paying off for them U-M researcher says green practices pay off for sports teams. Podcast with Kathy Babiak (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Reaching Northward  2011
University of Michigan Film Office Director Lee Doyle explains how U-M is reaching out to spread arts awareness. U-M Film Office leads the way interview with Lee Doyle. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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Rebranding exercise  2011
Health care, business, and public health have presumed that promoting health and longevity benefits from exercise will motivate people to exercise. The new findings, however, indicate that they are not as motivating as benefits aiming to enhance daily life. Quality of life more motivating than improved health. Interview with University of Michigan researcher Michelle Segar. (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Skewed skulls helped whales hear  2011
University of Michigan's Julia Fahlke explains how whales hear and how she made the surprising skull discovery. U-M researcher makes a surprising discovery. Interview with Julia Fahlke. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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Spring 2008 Commencement: Address by Bob Woodruff  2011
Bob Woodruff, former ABC News anchor, a Michigan native and 1987 Law School alumnus addressed graduate at the Spring 2008 commencement. Woodruff, who earned his undergraduate degree from Colgate, joined ABC News in 1996 and has covered major stories throughout the country and around the world for the network. He received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at the commencement ceremonies (.mov file) [view item]
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Student Speaker Jillian Rothman  2011
Graduating senior Jillian Rothman was the student speaker at the 2011 University of Michigan Spring Commencement. (.mov file) [view item]
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Student Speaker Molly Wagner  2011
Graduating senior Molly Wagner gave the student address at commencement. University of Michigan 2010 Winter Commencement Graduating senior Molly Wagner gave the student address at commencement. (.mov file) [view item]
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Sustainability goals released  2011
Campus Sustainability Integrated Assessment team took inputs from a series of community meetings and direct involvement of students, faculty and staff to set ambitious new sustainability goals for U-M campus. New goals showcase the work of students, faculty and staff interview with faculty and staff. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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Sustainable Merry-go-round  2011
University of Michigan SNRE and engineering students create a merry-go-round in Liberia that generates electricity for the school's evening adult literacy classes. U-M students bring sustainable projects to Liberia video with Jose Alfaro. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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The Aerodynamics of Birds  2011
Wei Shyy, chair of the University of Michigan Aerospace Engineering Department, is also a photographer of birds. He studies them to help him design small, flapping-wing aircraft. (.mov file) [view item]
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The impact of living wills  2011
People with living wills are more likely to spend their final days in a hospice than in the less comfortable atmosphere of a hospital. U-M study links living wills and end-of-life care. Interview with researcher. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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The road ahead for US car makers  2011
Bruce Belzowski talks discusses road ahead for the US car manufacturers U-M researcher discusses the comeback of car manufacturers video with Bruce Belzowski (.mov file) [view item]
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The state of the orchestra  2011
U-M assistant professor Mark Clague discusses the challenges facing the symphony orchestras. Challenges of making symphony orchestra profitable video interview with Mark Clague (.mov file) [view item]
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U-M experts discuss unrest in Egypt  2011
Nadine Naber, an assistant professor of women's studies and American culture, and Philip Potter, an assistant professor of public policy and political science, talk about Middle East issues. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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U-M faculty teach Film School  2011
University of Michigan Screen Arts and Culture faculty teach the popular film school at the Traverse City Film Festival. Traverse City Film Festival features classes by U-M faculty. Interview with U-M faculty and TCFF director. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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U-M hosts African scholars  2011
African scholars from South Africa, Ghana and Liberia share why UMAPS at University of Michigan was a memorable experience for their research, growth and development. UMAPS program has a new group of visiting scholars. Interviews with UMAPS scholars. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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U-M leads nation in Fulbright U.S. Student grants for 2011-12.  2011
U-M has 29 students receiving Fulbright grants for the 2011-12 academic year, topping the list of U.S. institutions for the fifth time in the past seven years. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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U-M President Mary Sue Coleman  2011
President Coleman's remarks at the U-M 2011 Spring Commencement. (.mov file) [view item]
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U-M professor looks at river and lakes in a flume  2011
University of Michigan researcher Bradley Cardinale explains why looking at river and lakes in small flumes 150 times, explains how nature works. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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U-M professors reach out to Northern Michigan through Traverse City Film Festival  2011
University of Michigan professors, serve as jurors, moderators and lead discussions for the Traverse City Film Festival. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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U-M reaches northward  2011
University of Michigan professors serve as jurors, moderators and lead discussions for the Traverse City Film Festival. U-M profs help choose winners at Traverse City Film Festival. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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U-M Speaks Out Ken Lieberthal on Chinese currency  2011
University of Michigan professor Emeritus speaks about the Chinese currency manipulation and the ways to tackle it. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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U-M Symphony Band looks back  2011
U-M planning team for Symphony Band's trip to China elaborate on what went into getting ready for the trip and their memories of the trip. Planners talk about how the planning and the China Trip video with 3 interviews (.mp4 file) [view item]
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UMAPS scholars share their experiences  2011
African scholars from South Africa, Ghana and Liberia share why UMAPS at University of Michigan was a memorable experience for their research, growth and development. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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U-M's bold cultural initiative  2011
University Symphony Band breaks new ground as faculty and students announce China tour. (.mov file) [view item]
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UMS presents a new season  2011
The new season of University Musical Society showcases the last staging of Einstein on the Beach, special Chinese performances and more. UMS is looking East interview with Michael Kodziolka. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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Understanding Patent Law  2011
University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School associate professor Shobita R. Parthasarathy talks about patent law and its role in genetics and biotechnology. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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United we stand: Democrats seek to unify party, attract voters during their national convention  2011
U-M professor Vincent Hutchings talks about the 2008 Democratic Party convention. (.mov file) [view item]
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University of Michigan offers 22 ways to think about food  2011
New Sophomore Initiative at the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts offers a new way and a multidisciplinary approach to food. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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University of Michigan professor discusses the new flu strain  2011
University of Michigan professor Arnold Monto talks about the new flu strain. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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University of Michigan researcher discovers prehistoric clue  2011
University of Michigan anthropologist John O'Shea discovers a prehistoric wooden object at the bottom of Lake Huron. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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Unrest in the Middle East  2011
Nadine Naber, an assistant professor of women's studies and American culture, and Philip Potter, an assistant professor of public policy and political science, talk about Middle East issues. U-M experts discuss Egypt President Hosni Mubarak, media Video interview with Nadine Naber, women's studies, public policy. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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US and China Relations  2011
Ken Lieberthal decodes US and China relations. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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Violence and brain injury  2011
University of Michigan School of Public Health researcher Stoddard's research shows a link between violent behavior and brain injury in youth. (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Wallenberg Lecture  2011
Annual lecture for the Wallenberg medal delivered by Aung San Suu Kyi Aung San Suu Kyi delivers the Wallenberg lecture. (.mp3 file) [view item]
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What makes a great speech?  2011
University of Michigan's Sara Forsdyke finds out if the current presidential candidates are great orators. (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Why did Borders fail?  2011
University of Michigan Marketing professor Aradhna Krishna talks about the reasons that led to Borders failure and bankruptcy. U-M marketing professor discusses the reasons podcast with Aradhna Krishna. (.mp3 file) [view item]
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University of Michigan Graduate exhibit  2012
A first-hand look at how artists prepared for annual exhibit and the various venues for the show. (.flv and .mp4 files) [view item]
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Weibo Promotional Videos - Alumni Lookout: Many Michigan M's, 2012  2012
Promotional video about the University of Michigan created by News Service for the Chinese social media platform, Weibo and also for the University of Michigan Alumni Association's Alumni Lookout, a virtual window into campus. This video is a montage of images with the iconic block M from around the campus and Ann Arbor and concludes with a welcome to alumni. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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Weibo Promotional Videos - College of Engineering, 2012  2012
Promotional video about the University of Michigan created by News Service for the Chinese social media platform, Weibo. This video introduces students and faculty of the College of Engineering and highlights prominent student groups, research projects, and facilities. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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Weibo Promotional Videos - College of Literature, Science and the Arts, 2012  2012
Promotional video about the University of Michigan created by News Service for the Chinese social media platform, Weibo. This video introduces students and faculty of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts as well as its research collections, facilities and laboratories, and unique cultural opportunities. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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Weibo Promotional Videos - The Michigan Difference, 2012  2012
Promotional video about the University of Michigan created by News Service for the Chinese social media platform, Weibo. This video defines 'the Michigan Difference' through the university's academic, cultural, and athletic accomplishments. (.mp4 file) [view item]
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Weibo Promotional Videos - 'Welcome Back', 2012  2012
Promotional video about the University of Michigan created by News Service for the Chinese social media platform, Weibo. This video highlights the diversity of the Ann Arbor campus and the various opportunities available to students; includes appearances by President Mary Sue Coleman and Head Football Coach Brady Hoke. (.mp4 file) [view item]