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June 22, 2017

Bicentennial

June 19, 2017

MSTAFF200 to celebrate university staff contributions

The University of Michigan's MSTAFF200 bicentennial celebration will honor staff contributions to the university past, present and future, as well as showcase their talents and commitment to service.

June 19, 2017

U-M construction team creates bicentennial gift for staff

University of Michigan apprentice Cabinet Maker Mike Mattila dedicates his days to the skilled trades for its simple pleasures.

He likes working with his hands — a pastime handed down to him from his grandfather, a farmer in Byron who taught Mattila about woodworking when he was a kid.

June 19, 2017

U-M retirees invited to bicentennial celebration event

University of Michigan retirees, their friends and families, are invited to the All U-M Retiree Celebration and Trivia Game from 3-5 p.m. June 27 at the Michigan League Ballroom to honor retiree contributions to the university's 200-year history.

June 5, 2017

Kennedy family works to honor U-M history

Fifty years after Richard "Dick" Kennedy spearheaded the University of Michigan's sesquicentennial celebration, his son is following in his footsteps to honor U-M's history once again.

April 17, 2017

Bentley project uncovers untold history of African-Americans at U-M

Nine decades ago, Vivian Deborah Wilson arrived at the University of Michigan with dreams of dedicating her life to teaching Latin.

That year, Wilson became part of the legacy of African-American students who attended U-M. At the time, Wilson was one of about a dozen African-American women enrolled at U-M.

April 6, 2017

Grandmother Tree Walk tours at the Arb run throughout 2017

Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum are celebrating the University of Michigan's bicentennial with the Grandmother Tree Walk, a self-guided journey through Michigan time that looks at the people, places and events in U-M's 200-year history from the perspective of trees.

March 31, 2017

UMich200 Spring Festival

Thursday, April 6

• Stumbling Blocks (pop-up art exhibition), Central Campus, Medical Campus and North Campus

• Flag raising ceremony, 8 a.m., Central Campus flagpole

• Welcome Center and Book Station, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Michigan League Concourse (2nd floor)

• A-maizing Building Tours, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

March 27, 2017

Spring Commencement will include unique bicentennial elements

The University of Michigan's Spring Commencement ceremonies will celebrate the bicentennial-year graduates with a unique Michigan Stadium event that features voices from the past and the present, Oscar-winning musicians and special alumni awards.

March 13, 2017

Talks will examine impact of World War II on campus, community

World War II furthered the University of Michigan's transformation into a global institution, paving the way for a dramatic increase in enrollment thanks to the GI Bill, exponential growth in federal research funding, and an expanded and reconceived campus.

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