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May 20, 2019

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May 16, 2019

Regents approve new College of Pharmacy building

The University of Michigan’s College of Pharmacy will build a new teaching and research facility to address its need to modernize and increase its physical space.

The $121 million, 130,000-square-foot building was approved Thursday by the Board of Regents. It will be built on the corner of Glen Avenue and East Huron Street.

May 16, 2019

Schematic design approved for new dance building

Plans for a new dance building within the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre & Dance continue to move forward, as the Board of Regents approved the schematic design for the building Thursday.

May 2, 2019

Road work to affect traffic near campus this spring and summer

A series of road construction projects affecting traffic on or near the Ann Arbor campuses are scheduled to begin May 6 and run through the summer and possibly into the fall.

The following updates are provided by the city of Ann Arbor.

March 28, 2019

Observatory to add multi-use classroom, improved accessibility

A historic campus building that served as the university’s first scientific research laboratory is one step closer to adding needed classroom space and improved accessibility.

The Board of Regents approved design plans Thursday for a new addition to the 165-year-old Detroit Observatory.

March 28, 2019

BSRB vivarium will expand to accommodate research growth

The A. Alfred Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building has 20,000 square feet of expansion space set aside for future research, which will undergo construction later this year.

The building project, led by the Medical School, was approved Thursday by the Board of Regents.

March 19, 2019

Michigan company restores Union windows to 20th century glory

The tracking list goes something like this: 540 windows, 1,150 individual sashes, 5,218 leaded glass panels and 21,528 individual pieces of glass.

That’s what Full Spectrum Stained Glass, a Colon, Michigan-based restoration company, is working with to fully restore the historic century-old windows of the Michigan Union.

February 21, 2019

Regents approve design for Alumni Center renovation

The Alumni Center will undergo a renovation project on the basement, first and second floors to improve public entry and circulation.

The Board of Regents approved a schematic design for the work Thursday.

February 18, 2019

Video provides virtual tour of Michigan Union renovations

As staff, faculty and students await the Michigan Union’s reopening in winter 2020 after extensive renovation, they do not have to wait to see what the renovated Union will look like.

A virtual “Tour of the Michigan Union, 2020” is available and provides a sneak peek of the university’s campus living room.

September 20, 2018

Regents approve replacing Central Campus Recreation Building

The University of Michigan’s largest recreational sports center will soon be replaced by a new 200,000-square-foot facility that will allow greater access and opportunity for students, faculty and staff to improve their health and well-being.

September 4, 2018

Biological Sciences Building showcases science to the world

Spanning 312,000 square feet in the heart of Central Campus, the University of Michigan’s new Biological Sciences Building will serve as a hub of scientific innovation and give the public an opportunity to discover science in action.

September 4, 2018

A roundup of U-M construction sites across campus

From exploring the uncharted frontier of robotics to giving liberal arts students a way to connect their studies to their goals, the University of Michigan’s current slate of construction and renovation projects will provide faculty, staff and students new spaces to become the leaders and best.

May 17, 2018

New Dance Building approved for North Campus

The Department of Dance within the University of Michigan's School of Music, Theatre & Dance will expand with the construction of a new 24,000-square-foot space on North Campus. The Board of Regents approved the project on May 17.

March 29, 2018

Regents OK schematic design for Dental School renovation

The School of Dentistry will undergo a major renovation project to create a more welcoming, accessible facility with an improved patient entrance, modern teaching clinics and open, flexible research space.

The Board of Regents approved a schematic design for the work Thursday.

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