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June 23, 2017

Bicentennial

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.  

January 23, 2017

U-M defines principles, process for building renaming requests

As the University of Michigan begins a yearlong celebration of its bicentennial, it also has concluded a thoughtful, yearlong review of how it would handle requests to reconsider the historical names of buildings on the Ann Arbor campus.

November 22, 2016

Nominations sought for UpstART 200 bicentennial project

The UpstART 200 Bicentennial Planning Committee is asking the campus community to help identify up to 200 examples from the University of Michigan's art, design, architecture and cultural collections that will inspire new creative projects.

November 15, 2016

University plans special commencement ceremonies for 200th year

To celebrate the University of Michigan's 200th birthday, campus leaders are planning special spring and winter commencement ceremonies that will celebrate the graduating classes of 2017 and honor the university's contributions of the past, present and future.

October 31, 2016

True Blue! tribute to highlight distinguished alumni

James Earl Jones, Darren Criss, Sanjay Gupta and Cecilia Muñoz are among the distinguished alumni who will join U-M students and faculty in a live multimedia performance celebrating Michigan's 200 years.

October 31, 2016

Summer festival to celebrate university staff

The longtime contributions of University of Michigan staff will be the focus of the UMich200 Summer Festival, complemented by the long-running Ann Arbor Summer Festival and its eclectic programming.

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