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April 25, 2019


March 23, 2015

As bicentennial nears, U-M offers courses in campus history

From learning about the first days of the university to examining campus protests against conditions at global factories producing maize-and-blue apparel, students are immersed in new courses designed to elevate an understanding of U-M's historic role in American higher education.

February 10, 2015

Ancient Egyptian artifacts on view for first time in Kelsey exhibit

In the first exhibition of its kind, U-M's Kelsey Museum of Archaeology will bring together artifacts from 1920s and '30s excavations in Egypt, as well as selections from the largest papyrology collection in North America, housed at the U-M Library.

January 21, 2015

U-M's Vulcan searcher was the university's 'brightest son'

James Craig Watson was the University of Michigan's "brightest son."

That's what President Henry Simmons Frieze said of the gifted 19th century astronomer.

Watson discovered 22 asteroids between 1863-77. He drew honors from around the world, including a Lalande gold medal from the French Academy of Sciences.


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