November 20, 2019

History

  1. September 23, 2019

    This Week in U-M History — Sept. 23-29

    On Sept. 25, 1841, the first collegiate-level classes began in Ann Arbor, with six students enrolled. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Sept. 23-29.

  2. September 16, 2019

    This Week in U-M History — Sept. 16-22

    On Sept. 20, 1988, the University Library’s card catalog system went live with the $2.6 million MIRLYN. Read more about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Sept. 16-22.

  3. September 9, 2019

    Pan-Africanism to be explored in UMMA’s inaugural commission

    The U-M Museum of Art’s inaugural commission will explore Pan-Africanism. Visitors can view the new large-scale installation and hear from the artist who created it during an UMMA After Hours event Sept. 21.

  4. September 9, 2019

    This Week in U-M History — Sept. 9-15

    Hundreds gathered on the Diag Sept. 11, 2011, to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Sept. 9-15.

  5. September 4, 2019

    ‘Ancient graffiti’ explored in new Kelsey Museum exhibition

    “Graffiti as Devotion along the Nile: El-Kurru, Sudan,” now open at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, explores one part of private religious ritual in ancient Kush.

  6. September 3, 2019

    This Week in U-M History — Sept. 2-8

    Nickels Arcade was a work in progress on Sept. 2, 1915. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Sept. 2-8.

  7. August 12, 2019

    U-M in History — Aug. 12-Sept. 2

    The University of Michigania, which later became the University of Michigan, was founded in Detroit on Aug. 26, 1817. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the weeks of Aug. 12-Sept. 2.

  8. July 26, 2019

    U-M in History — July 28-Aug. 11

    Read about some of the things that happened in U-M history during the weeks of July 29-Aug. 11. Click here or on the photo for a larger version of the image.
  9. July 15, 2019

    U-M in History — July 15-28

    President George W. Bush presented the National Medal of Science to Hyman Bass, professor of mathematics and education, on July 27, 2007. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the weeks of July 15-28. 

  10. June 24, 2019

    U-M in History — June 24-July 14

    Madame Chiang Kai-shek, the first lady of the Republic of China, visited campus for several days in early July of 1958. Read about some of the things that happened in U-M history during the weeks of June 24-July 14.