1. October 16, 2023

    Museum’s snake specimens form world’s largest research collection

    The Museum of Zoology recently acquired tens of thousands of scientifically priceless reptile and amphibian specimens, including roughly 30,000 snakes preserved in glass jars.

  2. October 16, 2023

    It Happened at Michigan — Teaching farmers in Ann Arbor

    No one will mistake today’s U-M for an agricultural college. But for a few years before the Civil War, leaders were determined to teach the art and science of farming.

  3. October 9, 2023

    It Happened at Michigan — Powered by the sun

    When the student-driven Solar Car Team and its car, Sunrunner, won the first Sunrayce USA in 1990, it propelled a legacy of leadership in competitive vehicles fueled by the sun.

  4. October 2, 2023

    It Happened at Michigan — ‘The finest sports building in the country’

    With a $745,000 price tag, Michigan’s intramural sports building was rising along Hoover Avenue in early 1928 and opened later that fall.

  5. September 25, 2023

    It Happened at Michigan — ‘They gave him ten for two’

    The concert was scheduled to end at midnight. But the 15,000 people crowded into Crisler Arena were content to hang around. John Lennon was worth the wait.

  6. September 18, 2023

    It Happened at Michigan — ‘Jazz Goes to College’

    A University of Michigan audience helped make Dave Brubeck an icon of 20th-century jazz. Brubeck, a pianist, made national headlines in 1954 with the release of “Jazz Goes to College.”

  7. September 12, 2023

    Recording of two operas shines light on underrepresented work

    The first full recordings of two operas — “De Organizer” and “The Dreamy Kid” — performed in 2006 in Hill Auditorium were recently released.

  8. September 11, 2023

    It Happened at Michigan — Physics, Ann Arbor and J. Robert Oppenheimer

    What began as a modest university summer lecture program featuring notable physicists in 1923 evolved into an extraordinary series of appearances by some of the greatest minds in theoretical physics.

  9. September 5, 2023

    It Happened at Michigan — A dentist’s silent world

    When George Gregor William Andree entered University Hall to receive his U-M diploma in 1908, he did not experience were the sounds of the June ceremony.

  10. August 28, 2023

    It Happened at Michigan — ‘Like life without food’

    Theodore Roosevelt Speigner was a trailblazer in more than one way. Bolstered by a pioneering U-M doctorate, he was an advocate of teaching conservation well before the environmental movement of the 1970s took hold.