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.
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.
Congrats, Class of 2017
President Schlissel tells graduates: "When you become the first person to create an original thought or discovery, make the most out of it. Use it wisely and share it broadly. Help humanity use evidence to make decisions that will better our society. Convince others that scientific understanding based on facts and logic, matters."
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.
The Future University Community
The first Presidential Bicentennial Colloquium of 2017 includes a discussion among journalist Michele Norris, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor, and Justice Susanne Baer of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany. U-M's Bicentennial will feature three colloquia exploring the ever-evolving role of the modern university and how it can better serve the common good.
areas of
focus

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

Journey Home rendering

U-M will honor the contributions of staff past and present with a new public art installation called “Arriving Home.” The work will also recognize that all of our future goals for U-M’s third century rely on the dedication and intellect of our talented staff. Read more

As we launch U-M’s third century, our Bicentennial gives us the opportunity to celebrate our collective achievements while also examining the complex challenges facing today’s academy. President’s Bicentennial Colloquia

U-M Bicentennial 1817-2017