September 17, 2019

History

  1. May 20, 2019

    U-M History — May 20-June 9

    Alumna Janet Guthrie became the first woman to race in the Indianapolis 500 on May 29, 1977. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the weeks of May 20-June 9.

  2. May 6, 2019

    U-M History — May 6-19

    Alumni Memorial Hall — today’s home to the U-M Museum of Art — was dedicated May 11, 1910. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history from May 6-19. 

  3. April 29, 2019

    This Week in U-M History — April 29-May 5

    Pianist Glenn Gould made his University Musical Society debut on May 4, 1958, at the May Festival. Read about some of other the things that happened in U-M history during the week of April 29-May 5.

  4. April 22, 2019

    This Week in U-M History — April 22-28

    With Michigan Stadium closed for renovations, 30,000 people gathered on the Diag April 26, 2008, for Spring Commencement. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of April 22-28.

  5. April 15, 2019

    This Week in U-M History — April 15-21

    Regents voted April 17, 1964, to expand Flint College to a four-year undergraduate institution that would become UM-Flint. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of April 15-21.

  6. April 8, 2019

    This Week in U-M History — April 8-13

    With the words, “It is safe, effective and potent,” Thomas Francis Jr. announced the efficacy of the Salk polio vaccine on April 12, 1955. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of April 8-13.

  7. April 1, 2019

    This Week in U-M History — April 1-7

    Carol Hutchins became the winningest softball coach in NCAA history when the Wolverines defeated Indiana on April 2, 2016. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of April 1-7.

  8. March 22, 2019

    This Week in U-M History — March 25-31

    The cornerstone of the Michigan League was set in place on March 29, 1928. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of March 25-31.

  9. March 18, 2019

    This Week in U-M History — March 18-24

    On March 18, 1837, the Michigan Legislature voted to establish the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of March 18-24.

  10. August 29, 2018

    Gary Krenz named director for post-bicentennial planning

    Gary D. Krenz, formerly executive director of U-M’s Bicentennial Office, has been appointed director for post-bicentennial planning at the Bentley Historical Library.