Leaders from some of the world's leading research universities gathered Monday to consider the intersection of the college campus and open discourse, why universities should better publicize their positive impact on society, and strategies to make them more effective engines of social mobility.
The leaders of some of the world's most distinguished universities will soon come together at the University of Michigan to discuss the evolving bargain between research universities and societies.
From digitizing the knowledge of the world to taking a louder stance on public issues of the day, five University of Michigan presidents on Thursday discussed the ever-changing relationship between universities and society.
When economist Harold T. Shapiro stood before a capacity Hill Auditorium crowd in 1980 and delivered his inaugural address as U-M's 10th president, few could have imagined the longevity of his words.
An upcoming pop-up art exhibition on campus will explore challenges throughout the University of Michigan's history and serve as a resource to guide U-M through its third century.
At the first President's Bicentennial Colloquium, U.S. Justice Sonia Sotomayor and German Justice Susanne Baer discussed how respect and compromise can create and strengthen community, stressed the importance of developing diversity in higher education, and urged students to understand the law.
The first of three bicentennial colloquia hosted by President Mark Schlissel will feature a discussion between U.S. Justice Sonia Sotomayor and German Justice Susanne Baer, and will explore the future university community.
U.S. Justice Sonia Sotomayor will receive an honorary degree from the University of Michigan next month when she visits campus for U-M's bicentennial celebration.
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President's Bicentennial Colloquium: The Campus of the Future
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
The leaders of many of the most prestigious universities in the world will convene during the University of Michigan's bicentennial year to discuss and debate the public mission — and the public's support — of research universities.
The University of Michigan of tomorrow and yesteryear will intersect in very public ways as the bicentennial kicks off in January 2017.
Groups across the campus are planning bicentennial events of all styles and formats, from dance and art to photo exhibitions, scholarly colloquia and national conferences. The following plans are a sampling, with more to come as 2017 draws closer.
The University of Michigan celebrates its bicentennial with a January 2017 colloquium that features two of the world's leading jurists and legal scholars whose pioneering visions for justice have transformed the United States and German court systems.
As part of the University of Michigan's bicentennial celebration throughout 2017, President Mark Schlissel will sponsor and host a series of three colloquia exploring topics related to the university's future.