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


  1. Squirrel power

    Those treks across the Diag each February are grueling for most humans at U-M. But for the campus squirrel, Ann Arbor is indeed a wonderland. And photographer Corey Seeman, director of Kresge Library Services at Michigan Ross, has the pics to prove it. The captions that accompany these images of Seeman's squirrels come from comments alumni submitted in response to a May 2015 Michigan Today story about our community's long-running fascination with the campus creature, titled "Just nuts."
  2. Collage of talent

    In 1977, the late conductor and music professor Gustav Meier debuted a novel performance concept featuring all periods and styles of music in which the last note of each work overlapped with the first note of the next. Collage is now a cherished tradition at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD). The images below are culled from several past performances.
  3. Such lovely bones

    You watched as U-M paleontologists excavated the bones of the prehistoric Bristle Mammoth from a farm near Chelsea, Mich. Now step into the lab to see how scientists are putting the giant pieces back together. The remains of the ice age mammoth are on exhibit through Jan. 15, 2017, at U-M's Museum of Natural History. Read more. (Images by Michigan Photography.)
  4. There is a season

    “To everything turn, turn, turn,” sang the Byrds way back when. Enjoy these scenes of autumn in Ann Arbor.
  5. Race to the finish

    NASCAR fans at the Pure Michigan 400 race weekend Aug. 26-28 saw the debut of #88, the U-M-branded Axalta Chevrolet SS. The race car represents a multi-year research and recruiting partnership between the University and Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings. U-M’s Business Engagement Center (BEC) facilitated the partnership. (Images: Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography. Text: Amanda Holdsworth, BEC.)
  6. Enthusiasm Unknown to Mankind Gallery

    The images here are showcased in the book Enthusiasm Unknown to Mankind (Forest Park, 2016) by Jim Harbaugh and David Turnley. See The artist and the athlete for the complete story on the collaboration between U-M's head football coach and the acclaimed war photographer who captured a day-by-day document of his first year at the helm. The book is carried by The M Den.
  7. Outstanding in the field

    It’s hard to imagine a more breathtaking classroom than Michigan’s northern Great Lakes region. The U-M Biological Station (UMBS) immerses students in our state’s natural ecosystems, addressing challenges no lab can replicate. (Text and images provided by UMBS program manager Alicia Farmer.)
  8. #MadeAtMichigan

    “Whatever the mind … can conceive and believe,” said Napoleon Hill, “it can achieve.” Below is a sampling of some of the bold new ventures emerging from the creative minds at U-M in 2015-16. Visit Innovate Blue to learn more about the range of entrepreneurial activity at Michigan.
  9. Pretty in pink

    An annual explosion of peonies at Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum transforms U-M’s Ann Arbor campus into a massive bouquet of sensory delights. (Captions sourced from The Peony Garden at Nichols Arboretum website.)