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“The Campus of the Future”

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Organized by Bicentennial Professors Mika LaVaque-Manty and Joanna Millunchick

What does it mean to be a place-based, residential university entering its third century? This colloquium will examine what is special and unique about the residential experience, including the multiple functions of the university and how its learning experiences can be designed to take advantage of the co-location of different people and different functions. What are the various places of the university – locally, national, globally – and how do they fit together in an overall mission? How do we create places designed for third-century learning and pursuit of knowledge, and how should the physical places and spaces of the university link to its digital spaces?

Visit the Campus of the Future website for more information.


The Research University and Society: Five U-M Presidents on 40 Years of History

On Thursday, April 6, former U-M Presidents Harold T. Shapiro (1980-87), James J. Duderstadt (1988-1996), Lee C. Bollinger (1996-2001) and Mary Sue Coleman (2002-2014) joined President Mark Schlissel in a bicentennial conversation about the past and future of Michigan and higher education.


President’s Bicentennial Colloquium

“The Future University Community”

Monday, January 30, 2017

Organized by Bicentennial Professor Martha Jones

Who will be the University’s future students, faculty, staff and alumni, and how will they engage in the work of the university? As an institution long committed to the idea that diversity is fundamental to learning and the advancement of knowledge, how should we think of diversity in our third century and what will be the challenges to sustaining it? Furthermore, how will we constitute an academic community across a diverse spectrum of ideas, experience, and points of view? How will we take up the challenge of learning that extends over a lifetime?

Visit the Future University Community website for more information.