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August 19, 2019

This Week in U-M History

August 12, 2019

Happy birthday, U-M

The University of Michigania, which later became the University of Michigan, was founded in Detroit on Aug. 26, 1817. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the weeks of Aug. 12-Sept. 2.

July 29, 2019

First female EO

Barbara Newell became the university’s first female executive officer Aug. 1, 1968, as interim vice president for student affairs. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the weeks of July 29-Aug. 11.

July 15, 2019

National Medal of Science winner

President George W. Bush presented the National Medal of Science to Hyman Bass, professor of mathematics and education, on July 27, 2007. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the weeks of July 15-28. 

June 24, 2019

Madame Chiang visits

Madame Chiang Kai-shek, the first lady of the Republic of China, visited campus for several days in early July of 1958. Read about some of the things that happened in U-M history during the weeks of June 24-July 14. 

June 10, 2019

Baseball champs

The Wolverine baseball team won its first national title, beating Texas on June 16, 1953, in the College World Series. Read about other things that happened in U-M history during the weeks of June 10-23.

May 20, 2019

Start your engine!

Alumna Janet Guthrie became the first woman to race in the Indianapolis 500 on May 29, 1977. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the weeks of May 20-June 9.

May 6, 2019

Alumni Hall

Alumni Memorial Hall — today’s home to the U-M Museum of Art — was dedicated May 11, 1910. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history from May 6-19.

April 29, 2019

Gould's debut

Pianist Glenn Gould made his University Musical Society debut on May 4, 1958, at the May Festival. Read about some of other the things that happened in U-M history during the week of April 29-May 5.

April 22, 2019

Diag grads

With Michigan Stadium closed for renovations, 30,000 people gathered on the Diag April 26, 2008, for Spring Commencement. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of April 22-28.

April 15, 2019

Origins of UM-Flint

Regents voted April 17, 1964, to expand Flint College to a four-year undergraduate institution that would become UM-Flint. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of April 15-21.

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