• 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.

  • Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Susanne Baer reflect on the future of the university community during the President's Bicentennial Colloquium moderated by journalist Michelle Norris at Hill Auditorium on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on Jan. 30, 2017.

    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.


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 Bicentennial 1817-2017

Detroit Public Television produced a series of short-form documentaries throughout 2017 that recognized the University of Michigan’s “role as an educator and institution in the state, nation and world.” DPTV aired the documentaries, along with interviews with President Schlissel and others, in a December program called “An Uncommon Education – Celebrating 200 Years of the University of Michigan.”

View President Schlissel’s interviews, where he discusses the importance of U-M’s 200-year legacy of excellence