Office of the VP for Communications – Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

Heritage/Tradition

  1. Rock star

    As a field geologist, 98-year-old Helen Foster, BA ’42/PhD ’46, mapped the farthest-flung islands of Japan, met Emperor Hirohito, and documented Alaska’s landscape.

  2. Soldier, prisoner, lexicographer

    ‘Hereward Thimbleby Price’ may sound like a character in a cozy English tale, but real life took him from Madagascar to Michigan.

  3. Hair down to there

    The ‘Beatle haircut’ of 1964 sent men’s locks at Michigan flowing past the ears, collars, and shoulders.

  4. Halifax, heroism, and hockey

    The hero of John U. Bacon’s ‘The Great Halifax Explosion,’ about the biggest manmade explosion before Hiroshima, is U-M’s first hockey coach.

  5. MGoView

    Feeling nostalgic for those halcyon days in A2? An app created at U-M delivers campus to your phone as a 3-D, augmented-reality experience.

  6. The woods were his classroom

    Pioneering forester Filibert ‘Daddy’ Roth, BS 1890, sowed early seeds that allowed U-M to grow into an environmental leader.

  7. The old ’97s

    Relive the pulse-pounding excitement of the Wolverines’ triumphal 1997 football season and Rose Bowl victory.

  8. Who was Gabriel Richard?

    Meet the French missionary who helped found U-M. He owned the first printing press in Detroit, transformed 19th-century Michigan, and served in Congress.

  9. Hillel at 90

    It’s been home away from home for Jewish students for nearly a century, offering everything from free Shabbat dinners to spiritual support and academic guidance.