August 14, 2023
Douglas Van Houweling and Eric Aupperle led a group that submitted a proposal to the National Science Foundation to upgrade the agency’s overloaded computing backbone.
July 24, 2023
For more than a century, U-M students have been leaving their mark on the gray metal cabins at the U-M Biological Station.
June 19, 2023
Today people say the name Michigan Union and think only of the building. The building is the physical remnant of that early-1900s movement to forge a new ethos for the “Michigan Man.”
June 5, 2023
From the first painting of U-M’s rural campus by Jasper Cropsey in 1855 to Richard Rummell’s work in 1907 depicting a bustling landscape, U-M’s campus had become a new kind of enterprise entirely.
May 22, 2023
The U.S. Army Air Force wanted Clarence “Kelly” Johnson to build a top-secret jet plane that would need to fly more than 500 miles per hour to combat a new Nazi fighter.
May 1, 2023
People were vaguely aware that 1837 was the year associated with the university’s birth, although there had been some small, failed experiment with a territorial college in Detroit way back when. A new seal for U-M was designed in the 1890s that featured the year 1837. With that, the lawyerly mind of Frank Culver saw red.
April 24, 2023
Professor Albert F. Porta predicted that on Dec. 17, 1919, “the most terrific weather cataclysm experienced since human history” would begin.
April 17, 2023
During a grand dinner in 1910 celebrating James Burrill Angell’s nearly 40-year tenure as U-M’s president, Angell touted among his accomplishments the treaty he negotiated with China regarding opium.
April 10, 2023
Early one morning just before Christmas 1857, men arriving for work on the construction of a church found heaps of fresh earth next to empty graves in a little graveyard.
April 3, 2023
U-M knew Jerry Ford as a star football player, earning Most Valuable Player honors as a senior in 1934. But he had never stepped on campus bearing the title he did in the spring of 1977: Professor Gerald R. Ford.