1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. January 29, 2024

    It Happened at Michigan — Changing attitudes with a groundbreaking novel

    Forman Brown came to U-M in 1918, shy, aloof and attracted to men. Brown used his U-M experiences as the foundation for “Better Angel,” a 1933 semi-biographical novel.

  7. January 22, 2024

    It Happened at Michigan — Racing to win a historic title

    Orval Wardel Johnson, a member of the U-M track team, faced All-American quarterback Pete Elliott in a bid to serve as president of the LSA Class of 1949.

  8. January 15, 2024

    It Happened at Michigan — A priceless collection discovered, lost, and found again

    When Francis W. Kelsey returned to Ann Arbor in 1920 from an expedition in Egypt, he brought back the seeds of what is today the largest papyrology collection in North America.

  9. January 11, 2024

    UMSI students design makeover for Bentley Historical Library

    Three School of Information students have designed a makeover for the Bentley Historical Library in an effort to make the physical and digital spaces mirror the approachability of its staff.

  10. December 4, 2023

    It Happened at Michigan — ‘You’ve got to be excellent’

    Willie Hobbs first stepped foot on U-M’s campus as an 18-year-old first-year student in 1952. Twenty years later she was the first African American woman in the U.S. with a Ph.D. in physics.