LiveBIG

LiveBIG

BTN LiveBIG shines a light on the community of Big Ten students, faculty and alumni who are making a difference in the world through innovations in research, education and community service. Check out our featured LiveBIG community stories below and join the LiveBIG conversation by sharing your stories with our Facebook and Twitter communities.

Next Episode - Saturday 5:15 pm ET

Michigan

Takes viewers into an engineering class that is designing software to help improve communication for a young girl with cerebral palsy and across campus at the School of Kinesiology a paralyzed person is learning move his prosthetic limb by simply thinking of the desired action.

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Jan 3 5:15 PM  Michigan  
Jan 18 2:45 AM  Michigan  
Jan 24 4:45 PM  Illinois  
Jan 25 5:00 PM  Minnesota  
Jan 31 5:45 PM  Nebraska  

BTN LiveBIG: Maryland students turning leftovers into life savers

Students at Big Ten universities aren’t waiting until they get out into the “real world” to make a difference. Find out how they’re working together to create positive, meaningful change in this BTN LiveBIG series: the Student Section.

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BTN LiveBIG: NU alum gives boost to military entrepreneurs

Todd Connor saw an opportunity to serve his country after graduating from Northwestern. And after working in a number of roles following his “graduation” from the Navy, he saw an opportunity to serve his fellow veterans.

Now he’s about to change the business landscape for them.

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BTN LiveBIG: Michigan students strive to improve Detroit communities

At various times throughout its history, Detroit has been a symbol of larger social trends playing out regionally and nationally. In the early 20th century, it represented the mobile masses seeking a better life, adding to its assembly lines hundreds of thousands of workers from places ranging from Eastern Europe to the American South. In the 1940s and 1950s, it was emblematic of a comfortable and secure middle-class life for the working man.

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BTN LiveBIG: Nebraska center combating concussions

When an announcer yells “Fumble!” or “Interception!” during a football game, the fans watching the broadcast respond with joy or frustration, depending on who they’re cheering for. But when they hear “There’s a player down,” emotions are usually more subdued and somber, no matter which uniform that player is wearing.

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