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October 24, 2017

Bicentennial

October 23, 2017

Events and activities for the UMich200 Fall Festival

The UMich200 Fall Festival, which also coincides with the third and final President's Bicentennial Colloquium, will run Thursday through Saturday. Here is a list of stories about related activities. Click the headlines to read more.

October 23, 2017

Third Century Expo looks toward next 100 years

As the University of Michigan closes out its bicentennial celebration, the UMich200 Fall Festival turns the spotlight on U-M's next 100 years with the Third Century Expo.

October 23, 2017

Fall festival to feature puppets, screens competition

A puppet procession inspired by the Huron River and an art exhibition featuring a pop-up projection pavilion will be part of the many artistic attractions offered during the University of Michigan's bicentennial Fall Festival.

October 23, 2017

U-M bicentennial to reach space with time capsule

In honor of the University of Michigan's bicentennial, a group of U-M students have embarked on a mission to send a time capsule into space for 100 years.

Titled the Michigan Bicentennial Archive, or M-BARC, the team plans to launch a small time capsule containing photos and a DNA experiment encoded with U-M's mission statement.

October 23, 2017

HAILstorm! projection on Rackham Building celebrates bicentennial

The iconic Rackham Building will come to life as the canvas for HAILstorm!, a nighttime display of 3-D projection mapping that celebrates the university's bicentennial.

Planned for Friday, HAILstorm! will be the pinnacle of the UMich200 Fall Festival.

October 23, 2017

Faculty to give community talks at Feast of Ideas

In honor of the University of Michigan bicentennial, the Ann Arbor community will become a real-life classroom during the Feast of Ideas, an array of 20-minute talks by U-M faculty that will be free and open to the public.

October 23, 2017

UMich200 Fall Festival — In Brief

• A Welcome Center with bicentennial materials and information will be open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday in the Michigan Union’s Pond Room. Light refreshments will be available.

October 23, 2017

Third colloquium to highlight 'Campus of the Future'

At the third University of Michigan President's Bicentennial Colloquium, students will showcase their innovations that reimagine higher education, teaching and learning at U-M, and the future university experience.

September 16, 2017

Detroit Festival

The crowd at Friday's Detroit Festival in Grand Circus Park sings "The Victors," accompanied by members of the Alumni Band.

September 7, 2017

LSA's Michigan Horizons theme semester looks to future

In celebration of U-M's bicentennial, LSA is looking to the future with its fall 2017 theme semester, Michigan Horizons.

Throughout the semester, five symposia, exhibits and other special events will address the future of everything — from the climate to this nation's democracy.

July 24, 2017

Library to partner with StoryCorps during Fall Festival

The U-M Library will partner with the national oral history organization StoryCorps to record and preserve stories from the University of Michigan community during the Fall Festival bicentennial celebration.

June 26, 2017

Higher ed leaders consider compact between universities, society

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.

June 19, 2017

MSTAFF200 to celebrate university staff contributions

The University of Michigan's MSTAFF200 bicentennial celebration will honor staff contributions to the university past, present and future, as well as showcase their talents and commitment to service.

June 19, 2017

U-M construction team creates bicentennial gift for staff

University of Michigan apprentice Cabinet Maker Mike Mattila dedicates his days to the skilled trades for its simple pleasures.

He likes working with his hands — a pastime handed down to him from his grandfather, a farmer in Byron who taught Mattila about woodworking when he was a kid.

June 19, 2017

U-M retirees invited to bicentennial celebration event

University of Michigan retirees, their friends and families, are invited to the All U-M Retiree Celebration and Trivia Game from 3-5 p.m. June 27 at the Michigan League Ballroom to honor retiree contributions to the university's 200-year history.

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