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.”
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.
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.
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.
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:

Arriving Home sculpture

U-M honored the contributions of staff past and present with a new public art sculpture installation called “Arriving Home,” created by Dennis Oppenheim. The work also recognizes that all of our future goals for U-M’s third century rely on the dedication and intellect of our talented staff.

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. U‑M Bicentennial

U-M Bicentennial 1817-2017