1. October 27, 2014

    Ford School of Public Policy celebrating a century of impact

    Faculty, students, alumni and staff of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy this weekend will celebrate the 100th anniversary of America’s first graduate training program in public administration.

  2. October 20, 2014

    Law student

    U-M law student John C. H. Wu, born China in 1899, at age 22 struck up a friendship with Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes (then 80). Their correspondence over 11 years was published in “Justice Holmes to Doctor Wu: An Intimate Correspondence, 1921-1932.”

  3. October 13, 2014

    Midwest side story

    Legendary composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein conducted the Vienna Philharmonic in celebration of his 70th birthday and Hill Auditorium’s 75th anniversary, on Oct. 29, 1988.

  4. October 6, 2014

    In my room

    College pennants and a guitar stand out in this photo of a student’s U-M room, from the John Joseph Smolenski scrapbook, 1908-10.

  5. September 29, 2014

    Economist and founding dean

    Edward M. (Ned) Gramlich, circa 1991, was founding dean of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, which was renamed to honor the former president and U-M alumnus. Gramlich also was a U-M provost, a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve and acting director of the Congressional Budget Office. The school this year celebrates its centennial.

  6. September 22, 2014


    Dr. Ida Kahn, a Chinese student who studied medicine at the University of Michigan and graduated in 1896, helped inspire Regent Levi L. Barbour in 1914 to establish The Barbour Scholarships for Oriental Women, now known as the Rackham Barbour Scholarship for Asian Women.

  7. September 15, 2014


    Soprano Beverly Sills and Tenor John McCollum chat in a September 1977 appearance at Hill Auditorium.

  8. September 15, 2014

    Students get up-close, hands-on look at history

    “The Land of Israel/Palestine Through the Ages” gives students unique access to ancient artifacts at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology. 

  9. September 5, 2014

    Wind sculpture

    Artist Catherine Spurr tests a wind art sculpture scheduled to join several works on display at a 1978 Fall Art Fair on the Michigan Union lawn.

  10. September 2, 2014

    Past U-M inauguration speeches have focused on values, visions

    A look at how presidents through the years have used their inaugurations to reinforce the values of the academy, challenge professors and students to address pressing global issues and share their visions for the institution’s future.