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April 28, 2017

Bicentennial

April 17, 2017

Bentley project uncovers untold history of African-Americans at U-M

Nine decades ago, Vivian Deborah Wilson arrived at the University of Michigan with dreams of dedicating her life to teaching Latin.

That year, Wilson became part of the legacy of African-American students who attended U-M. At the time, Wilson was one of about a dozen African-American women enrolled at U-M.

April 6, 2017

Grandmother Tree Walk tours at the Arb run throughout 2017

Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum are celebrating the University of Michigan's bicentennial with the Grandmother Tree Walk, a self-guided journey through Michigan time that looks at the people, places and events in U-M's 200-year history from the perspective of trees.

March 31, 2017

UMich200 Spring Festival

Thursday, April 6

• Stumbling Blocks (pop-up art exhibition), Central Campus, Medical Campus and North Campus

• Flag raising ceremony, 8 a.m., Central Campus flagpole

• Welcome Center and Book Station, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Michigan League Concourse (2nd floor)

• A-maizing Building Tours, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

March 27, 2017

Spring Commencement will include unique bicentennial elements

The University of Michigan's Spring Commencement ceremonies will celebrate the bicentennial-year graduates with a unique Michigan Stadium event that features voices from the past and the present, Oscar-winning musicians and special alumni awards.

March 13, 2017

Talks will examine impact of World War II on campus, community

World War II furthered the University of Michigan's transformation into a global institution, paving the way for a dramatic increase in enrollment thanks to the GI Bill, exponential growth in federal research funding, and an expanded and reconceived campus.

March 6, 2017

Henry Carter Adams

Henry Carter Adams in the early 1890s. (Courtesy of the Bentley Historical Library)

February 2, 2017

Next LSA bicentennial symposium looks at U-M during Reconstruction

The post-Civil War era was one of rapid social and technological changes, and the University of Michigan during that time was no exception. The last quarter of the 19th century saw U-M expand in size and scope as it embraced scientific research and began its evolution into a contemporary university.

January 30, 2017

Sotomayor, Baer discuss community at bicentennial colloquium

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.  

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