It Happened at Michigan

  1. October 9, 2023

    It Happened at Michigan — Powered by the sun

    When the student-driven Solar Car Team and its car, Sunrunner, won the first Sunrayce USA in 1990, it propelled a legacy of leadership in competitive vehicles fueled by the sun.

  2. October 2, 2023

    It Happened at Michigan — ‘The finest sports building in the country’

    With a $745,000 price tag, Michigan’s intramural sports building was rising along Hoover Avenue in early 1928 and opened later that fall.

  3. September 18, 2023

    It Happened at Michigan — ‘Jazz Goes to College’

    A University of Michigan audience helped make Dave Brubeck an icon of 20th-century jazz. Brubeck, a pianist, made national headlines in 1954 with the release of “Jazz Goes to College.”

  4. September 11, 2023

    It Happened at Michigan — Physics, Ann Arbor and J. Robert Oppenheimer

    What began as a modest university summer lecture program featuring notable physicists in 1923 evolved into an extraordinary series of appearances by some of the greatest minds in theoretical physics.

  5. September 5, 2023

    It Happened at Michigan — A dentist’s silent world

    When George Gregor William Andree entered University Hall to receive his U-M diploma in 1908, he did not experience were the sounds of the June ceremony.

  6. August 28, 2023

    It Happened at Michigan — ‘Like life without food’

    Theodore Roosevelt Speigner was a trailblazer in more than one way. Bolstered by a pioneering U-M doctorate, he was an advocate of teaching conservation well before the environmental movement of the 1970s took hold.