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July 22, 2017

UMich200 Spring Festival

October 31, 2016

UMich200 Spring Festival

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Topic: Bicentennial

Thursday, April 6

Flag-raising ceremony, 8 a.m., Central Campus flagpole. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I and the service of U-M students and faculty. Students from U-M Reserve Officers’ Training Corps units — Army, Navy and Air Force — will participate.

A-maizing Building Tours, various times and locations. Behind-the-scenes look at select historical and unique landmarks, including the Central Power Plant (1914), Martha Cook Building (1915), Michigan Union (1919), Burton Memorial Tower (1936) and Rackham Graduate School (1938).

Feast of Ideas, 6-9 p.m., various locations. A showcase of U-M’s academic excellence, with faculty from diverse disciplines presenting 20-minute talks at Ann Arbor restaurants, bars and retail shops.

Friday, April 7

Tree-planting ceremony, 11:30 a.m., Diag. An elm sapling will be added to Central Campus to mark the bicentennial and continue the legacy of plantings started in the 1850s that gave the Diag its physical character.

Carillon Concert, noon-12:30 p.m., Burton Memorial Tower. A midday performance will showcase the 55 bells of historic Baird Carillon.

A-maizing Building Tours, various times and locations. Behind-the-scenes look at select historical and unique landmarks, including the Central Power Plant (1914), Martha Cook Building (1915), Michigan Union (1919), Burton Memorial Tower (1936) and Rackham Graduate School (1938).

Community of Cultures Festival, 3-6 p.m., North Campus. A celebration of U-M’s diversity, with performances, food and presentations by student cultural organizations at Pierpont Commons, the Duderstadt Center and The Grove.

Saturday, April 8

True Blue! A Tribute to Michigan, 7 p.m., Hill Auditorium. See related story.

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