University of Michigan researchers have revealed an incredible prototype technology - a braille tablet. Current designs only allow for one line of braille, but the new prototype displays full pages of text. Find out more and watch the project leader, Dr. Sile O’Modhrain, discuss the developments at BGR. Pair with our eReader cheat sheet.
University of Michigan students started a sit-in in the Central Student Government chambers on March 19, 2014 to push for the University’s divestment from companies involved in violating Palestinian human rights. (All images are subject to copyright)
Hey everyone! We’re going back to the place where our story began with a show we’re calling “A Very StarKid Reunion.” This special return to Ann Arbor will be a retrospective on the beginnings of StarKid, featuring music, laughs, and as many members of StarKid as we can gather in one place! Tickets aren’t open to the public yet, but we’ll let you know as soon as they are! And there should be plenty to go around so make your travel plans now!
Where: Ann Arbor, MI When: October 8th 2015 What: Concert/Review with as many StarKids as can make it!
Black students at University of Michigan demand action on campus diversity January 22, 2014
Some members of the University of Michigan’s Black Student Union issued a list of seven demands to college administrators Monday calling for improved racial diversity and inclusion on campus. The participants gave the university seven days to meet their requests before they consider a ‘physical’ form of activism to spur reforms.
Demands include an increase in black representation to equal 10 percent of the university population and more affordable housing on campus for those of lower socioeconomic status.
The Black Student Union launched the 'Being Black at University Michigan’ movement last fall to spark a dialogue about race on campus and gained national attention when their hashtag #BBUM trended on Twitter.
Students displayed their demands on the steps of Hill Auditorium where speakers like University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman and entertainer and civil rights activist Harry Belefonte spoke at an event honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jeremy Young, MSE BSE Student, runs a cylinder combustion simulation in the Michigan Immersive Digital Experience Nexus (MIDEN) in the UM3D Lab Digital Media Commons in the Duderstadt Center on June 10, 2015.
The simulation allows for Young to visualize and measure velocity of fluids of different volume points of a cylinder combustion engine.
Photo: Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering Communications and Marketing