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December 11, 2018

Bicentennial

December 17, 2017

Jesmyn Ward urges patience, persistence on path to success

Drawing on her childhood experiences and life journey after graduation, acclaimed author Jesmyn Ward told University of Michigan graduates to stay patient and persist when the road to success seems long and difficult.

November 20, 2017

Author Jesmyn Ward to deliver Winter Commencement address

Award-winning author, Tulane University professor and MacArthur Fellow Jesmyn Ward will deliver the address at the 2017 University of Michigan Winter Commencement.

She also is one of 10 Bicentennial Alumni Award recipients being honored at the ceremony, which will begin at 2 p.m. Dec. 17 in Crisler Center.

October 28, 2017

Scenes from the UMich200 Fall Festival

Friday's UMich200 Fall Festival was the final festival of the University of Michigan's bicentennial year. Despite the day's wet weather, the campus celebrated its 200th birthday with a variety of events.

Scroll through these images, captured by the photographers at Michigan Photography.

October 27, 2017

Bicentennial app offers augmented reality experience

Look out! Two woolly mammoth skeletons stalk out of the Ruthven Natural History Museum door on the University of Michigan campus.

Make it snow or rain on U-M's iconic art sculpture, the Cube.

October 27, 2017

Mobile learning lab project takes first prize in bicentennial contest

Mobile learning labs that embed the University of Michigan in communities, a vision to make classrooms come alive in virtual reality and the blueprint for a U-M campus on Mars took the top prizes at the "Campus of the Future" competition celebrating the university's 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.

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