History

  1. March 4, 2024

    It Happened at Michigan — Engineering a prominent career

    George Maceo Jones earned three degrees from U-M over a decade. When he received his doctorate in 1934, he became the first African American man in the country with a Ph.D. in civil engineering.

  2. February 20, 2024

    George Gershwin’s first musical rediscovered after nearly a century

    Last summer, U-M researcher Jacob Kerzner uncovered the complete musical orchestration of “La, La, Lucille,” making the musical possible to perform for the first time in nearly a century.

  3. February 19, 2024

    It Happened at Michigan — ‘A project that will aid all mankind’

    In the wake of the terrifying atomic bomb that ended World War II, U-M students and alumni looked for ways to channel a destructive power into safe, beneficial uses.

  4. February 12, 2024

    Ross School of Business celebrating 100 years of firsts

    What started as U-M’s School of Business Administration in 1924 — and which was renamed for Stephen M. Ross in 2004 — has seen a lot of business-education firsts over the past 100 years.

  5. February 12, 2024

    It Happened at Michigan — ‘I really disliked writing papers’

    Thomas Knoll was trying to write his dissertation about the processing of digital images. But he found working on a software program he’d been noodling with far more interesting

  6. February 8, 2024

    Clements Library acquires rare American edition of poems

    U-M has acquired the first American edition of Phillis Wheatley Peters’ “Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral,” widely regarded as the first book of poetry written by an African American woman.

  7. February 8, 2024

    IHP continues with university engagement efforts

    U-M’s Inclusive History Project is continuing its efforts to engage community members by developing a student advisory committee and creating a research and engagement fund.

  8. February 5, 2024

    How North Campus came to be

    When U-M need room to accommodate postwar growth and more research space by the mid-20th century, it looked to farm fields north of the Huron River.

  9. February 5, 2024

    Entrepreneurship director plays vintage base ball

    Nick Moroz, director of entrepreneurial practice at the College of Engineering’s Center for Entrepreneurship, plays vintage base ball with Greenfield Village’s team the Lah-De-Dahs.

  10. February 5, 2024

    It Happened at Michigan — A pioneer admired by classmates and patients

    When Ida Gray graduated from what was then called the U-M College of Dental Surgery in 1890, she became the nation’s first Black female dentist.