• Richard and Susan Rogel

    A Transformational Gift

    Richard and Susan Rogel have committed $150 million to the University of Michigan cancer center to boost innovative research and develop the next generation of cancer pioneers. The gift is the largest ever to Michigan Medicine and one of the largest in university history. To celebrate the Rogels' committment to U-M, the Board of Regents has approved changing the center's name to the Rogel Cancer Center.

  • President Schlissel speaking in the Free Speech on Campus Teach-Out

    Free Speech Teach-Outs

    As part of the university's Speech & Inclusion series, the Office of Academic Innovation is presenting a teach-out series focusing on free speech on college campuses, in journalism and in sports. President Schlissel is participating in the Free Speech on Campus Teach-Out.

  • President Schlissel addresses graduates

    Winter Commencement

    “You have the intellectual tools to encourage greater understanding and influence decisions that mend our society rather than divide it, that reinforce shared values rather than fall prey to fear, that prioritize discovery over ignorance. You can help to ensure that our differences don’t develop into fractures – and that change, while never easy, will make us better and stronger as a university and as a society.”

  • President Schlissel addresses the Detroit Economic Club

    Third Century of Public Impact

    President Schlissel addresses the Detroit Economic Club to discuss the University of Michigan’s exciting third century of public impact. He says, “A Michigan education doesn’t just prepare you for your first job, but rather for a dynamic career in a rapidly evolving and globalized economy.”

  • U-M alumnus and Amazon.com Vice President Babak Parviz, right, presents the 1st place design competition award to students, from left, Shruti Soni, Shannon Sylte and Derell Griffin, as part of the President Bicentennial Colloquium Campus of the Future.

    Campus of the Future

    U-M alumnus and Amazon.com Vice President Babak Parviz, right, presents the 1st place design competition award to students, from left, Shruti Soni, Shannon Sylte and Derell Griffin, as part of the President Bicentennial Colloquium Campus of the Future.

  • President Mark S. Schlissel speaking at the 2017 Leadership Breakfast

    Leadership Breakfast

    During his annual Leadership Breakfast, President Schlissel announces the Precision Health at the University of Michigan initiative and a new effort to support Faculty Public Engagement. He also provides updates on the university's work to enhance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

  • Technology demonstration of autonomous vehicles at the MCity test facility on the University of Michigan's North Campus in Ann Arbor on Sept. 12, 2017.

    Leadership in Mobility

    President Schlissel welcomes U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao to Mcity for the announcement of new federal guidance for Automated Driving Systems. Mcity is U-M's innovative test facility for research on autonomous and connected vehicles.

  • An unprecedented discussion

    Leaders of nine of the world's most distinguished universities came to the University of Michigan as part of the second of three Bicentennial colloquia hosted by President Mark Schlissel. The leaders, who are members of the board of the Tanner Lectures on Human Values, discussed the evolving bargain between research universities and societies.

  • President Schlissel celebrates high school students who completed the Michigan Architecture Prep program

    Building for the Future

    President Schlissel celebrates high school students who completed the Michigan Architecture Prep program, a partnership between the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning and the Detroit Public Schools Community District that provides project-based instruction, including college and career preparation.

  • 4/6/17 President Schlissel hosts a panel discussion with four past presidents regarding societal expectations of the University of Michigan

    U-M Presidents Discuss 'Evolving Bargain'

    Part of the second President's Bicentennial Colloquium, "The Evolving Bargain between Research Universities and Society," featured a panel discussion and question-and-answer session with President Mark Schlissel and former Presidents Mary Sue Coleman, Lee C. Bollinger, James J. Duderstadt and Harold T. Shapiro.


Initiatives


President Schlissel is working to position the University of Michigan for perpetual excellence and public impact in research, creative work, performance and education.

His initiatives include:


U-M Planet Blue

The sustainability progress report offers a snapshot of our collective efforts in 2017 toward: Goal Progress, Student Engagement and Research Innovation.

View the 2017 Sustainability Progress Report

U-M students work in a greenhouse