Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 9:10pm

During the Bicentennial celebrations, students, staff and alumni caught a glimpse into the University of Michigan's past quite literally with the augmented reality application MGoView. The app’s users toured 30 historic sites around campus, spotting flying cars, woolly mammoths and even former President John F. Kennedy.

MGoView's project manager, Evan Hoye, described the way in which the application, released in May 2017, relates to the Bicentennial.

“The University is looking toward its third century as it discusses the past two,” he explained.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 5:29pm
Rackham student Vincent Longo speaks at the M Cubed Symposium "Hail to the Cube" at Rackham  Wednesday.

The University already offers countless research opportunities in its 19 schools and colleges. But on Wednesday, over 250 of the University's interdisciplinary research teams, were able to showcase this work. 

The MCubed Symposium consisted of teams referred to as “cubes” as they are headed by three faculty members from at least two different disciplines. Launched in 2012, MCubed has an online system that streamlines the process of professors securing funding. This platform, and its multidisciplinary approach, allows for groundbreaking, innovative research.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 3:55pm
Scott Hall makes final adjustments before testing the thruster.

Black holes, new planet discoveries and now, breaking records. For University researchers, the sky isn't the limit — and neither is space

A Hall thruster engine designed by a University of Michigan team has broken records in its speed and efficiency, compared to similar devices used in space technology today.

The project research and development was headed by Alec Gallimore, University of Michigan professor of aerospace engineering and Robert J. Vlasic dean of Engineering.

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 7:00pm
SACUA members at a meeting on Oct. 2, 2017.

The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs convened Monday afternoon to discuss increasing the body’s budget, standardizing the training protocols for the University Faculty Ombuds — a body of University of Michigan officials who handle cases of grievances among faculty members — and incorporating the topic of campus racial tensions into classroom discussion.

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 8:02pm

Four notable Michigan alumni visited campus on Friday to share their undergraduate experiences with current students and faculty at the Ross School of Business.

The event was hosted by MVisible Voices, an intergenerational podcast series which, through collective storytelling with students, faculty, staff and alumni, highlights the experiences of people not always made vocal at the University of Michigan. The series provides compelling counter-narratives and demonstrates the power of collective struggles for change.

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 7:42pm
The concluding projection of the University of Michigan bicentennial logo at the HAILstorm light show on Ingalls Mall Friday.

Students, faculty and community members gathered together in Ingalls Mall to watch HAILstorm! on Friday night, the 3-D light show that paid tribute to the University of Michigan’s 200 year legacy. The show was projected on the outside of the Rackham Building, and was deemed the pinnacle of the University of Michigan Bicentennial Celebrations.

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 7:04pm

The University of Michigan Lecturers’ Employee Organization gathered Friday morning in Pierpont Commons on North Campus to bargain for higher wages, improved benefits and fairer performance evaluations. LEO organizers, lecturers and allies of the union also held a rally outside to promote awareness of these issues.

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 3:47pm

The University of Michigan is no stranger to outer space. Now, with the closure of the University's Bicentennial, a first-ever time capsule — containing information all about a modern Michigan — will be launched into the cosmos.

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 3:40pm
Education leaders discuss higher public education at the Center for the Study of Higher Educations 60th anniversary event at the School of Education Friday.

The Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education celebrated its 60th anniversary during the University of Michigan’s Bicentennial with a reunion weekend conference. Featuring 25 guest panelists, the conference celebrated a weekend of learning in the School of Education Building.

Events for the conference began on Thursday including two panel discussion sessions Friday including “Emerging Issues for Teaching, Learning and Faculty” to “Student Success.” Alumni and faculty joined together to discuss issues of importance in today’s education.

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 3:03pm
Laurita Thomas, associate Vice President and chief human resource officer, and President Mark Schlissel gave speeches on the new public artwork on campus, "Arriving Home" by Dennis Oppenheim, on Friday in front of the C.C. Little Building.

Pop-up tents and exhibits showcasing the future of the University of Michigan littered the Diag on Friday as the University concluded celebrations for its Bicentennial. 

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