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


  1. Remains of the day

    Walking among the sparkling new buildings on campus one may stumble upon crumbling columns, stones, and shards of days gone by. These curiosities are everywhere to be found -- sometimes set into the facades of newer buildings, sometimes within a building's hallway. Like the ruins of an ancient civilization, some are even set inside vine-covered gardens, adding a sense of romance and nostalgia to the campus. The photographs and text here are by Michael Luongo. Visit U-M's Public Art website for more details and information.
  2. Go to nature

    "Every paleontologist knows all things must adapt and evolve or face extinction," writes Dr. Ron Tykoski, BS '95, in a sentimental tribute to the U-M Museum of Natural History, which closed its doors to the public on Dec. 31, 2017. But don't panic. Its new home, the Biological Sciences Building, opens for classes in 2018; the museum will open in stages the following year. And if the memories of the original UMMNH below tell us anything, the new museum is sure to inspire a passion for science in U-M's third century. These images and edited captions were sourced from Museum Memories. Submit your own memories and photos there, and see the UMMNH video "Time to Evolve."
  3. Welcome to the third century

    U-M’s bicentennial in 2017 inspired a blitz of creativity, productivity, and celebration. Enjoy these highlights from the year we turned 200 together.
  4. The ‘real’ real world

    U-M is the nation’s top-rated public university, so it should surprise no one that Wolverines embrace public engagement with a passion.
  5. Aesthetic: Kinetic

    Weight: 14,000 pounds. Height: 25 feet. 3 Cubes in a Seven Axis Relationship is a newly installed ‘kinetic sculpture’ twisting and turning in front of the G. G. Brown Building on North Campus. (Images: Joseph Xu. Text: Angela Wegrecki.)
  6. In the good old summertime

    Enjoy these summery scenes of the Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum. This guy certainly is. (Images: Scott Soderberg, Michigan Photography.)
  7. Ad it up

    Open the Michigan Daily's digital archive and embark on a journey through time. Not only will you take a deep dive into the life story of the University, but you'll get a vision of the action unfolding around town. Print ads for restaurants, clothing stores, booksellers, and more reveal Ann Arbor's unique character through type, art, and language. All images courtesy of the Michigan Daily digital archive via U-M's Bentley Historical Library.
  8. Colorful, captivating Cuba

    Roger Hart, director of Michigan Photography, recently accompanied a group of students and professors from the School of Music, Theatre & Dance on a musical odyssey to Cuba. While he spent most of the week focusing on the students as they explored the rich Cuban culture, he did have a few moments to turn his cameras on some of the more colorful sights in the island nation. Enjoy! (All images and text by Roger Hart.)