1. Welcome letter – Sept. 2, 2014

    September 3, 2014

    Dear Students, Today we begin the academic year here in Ann Arbor and I want to welcome you to campus. Whether you are heading off to class for the first time or nearing the final stages of your degree program, I hope you share my enthusiasm for the exciting year ahead. At Michigan, we share Read more

  2. Past U-M inauguration speeches have focused on values, visions

    September 2, 2014

    University of Michigan presidents through the years have used their inaugurations to reinforce the values of the academy, challenge professors and students to address pressing global issues and share their visions for the institution’s future. 

  3. Remarks at New Student Convocation

    August 29, 2014

    Note: As prepared for delivery Good evening to the great Class of 2018 and your parents, and let me extend my warmest welcome to the University of Michigan! The Class of 2018 will always have a special place in my heart as the very first undergraduate students I have welcomed as president of the university.  Read more

  4. Remarks at New Faculty Orientation

    August 27, 2014

    Note: Remarks as prepared for delivery. Good afternoon and welcome to the University of Michigan! I want to thank Matt Kaplan and the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching for today’s program and for the work they do all year long. CRLT is the nation’s oldest higher education teaching center, and it continues to Read more

  5. Presidential Timeline: A snapshot of the first 100 days

    August 4, 2014

  6. A tour of the “Water Wonderland”

    July 31, 2014

  7. Letter to Faculty – July 14, 2014

    July 14, 2014

    Dear Colleagues, It is a tremendous honor to begin my work as the University of Michigan’s 14th president and to join you as a faculty member at this great institution. I was attracted to Michigan for many reasons, none more powerful than the comprehensive excellence of the faculty. The scope and rigor of your scholarship is Read more

  8. Letter to Staff – July 14, 2014

    Dear Colleagues, It is a tremendous honor to begin my work as the University of Michigan’s 14th president. Since being appointed by the Board of Regents in January, I have had the opportunity to see much of the Ann Arbor campus and meet many people all across the institution. The impact of U-M’s staff is evident in the beauty and function of the campus, in Read more

  9. Let the Schlissel era begin: U-M’s 14th president will lead university into its third century

    Today it’s Mark Schlissel’s responsibility to spin the Cube. After being selected in January by the Board of Regents to succeed Mary Sue Coleman, Mark S. Schlissel, M.D., Ph.D., today starts his tenure as the 14th president of the University of Michigan. Legend has it that the president spins the sculpture in Regents Plaza each Read more

  10. Symposia, ceremony, celebration will highlight Schlissel inauguration

    June 18, 2014

    Inauguration day, Sept. 5, for President-elect Mark Schlissel will start with symposia on biomedical research and privacy at Blau Auditorium and end with a community welcome reception on Ingalls Mall. The events will be wrapped around the formal installation ceremony for the university’s 14th president, scheduled for 3 p.m. at Hill Auditorium. Most events are Read more