Millennium Project

oil painting of the old U of M campus

In 2017 the University of Michigan will celebrate its bicentennial, 200 years of service to the citizens of Michigan, the nation, and the world. The websites below are being developed to document the intellectual and academic history of the University:

UM 1817-2017: A web portal to a vast array of historical information about the University of Michigan, including summaries of the histories of its academic programs, visual material concerning its campus and activities, links to hundreds of historical documents, and databases providing both biographical information and memoirs of its faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

The Faculty History Project: A database providing information about the faculty members who have been associated with the University of Michigan since 1837, organized by their schools and colleges.

The Faculty Memoir Project: A database containing both the memoirs of senior faculty members concerning the intellectual life and impact of the University.

The Staff Memories and Memoirs Project: (Under Development) A database containing both the memoirs and memories of many of the Univesity's staff members.

The Alumni Memories Project: (Under Development) A database containing the reflections and stories of alumni concerning the impact that their student days at the University have had on their lives.

The University of Michigan Campus Project: A visual tour of the history of the University of Michigan Campus as it has evolved over the past two centuries.

The Town-Gown Historical Maps Project: (Under Development) Interactive maps of the City of Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan over the past two centuries.

Recent Publications

(Available by download)




The Michigan Memorial Phoenix Project
University of Michigan
10/14/13
Time Summit on Higher Education: Framing Paper
New York
9/20/13
Yale Education Essay
Yale Classbook
9/6/13
Yale Technology Essay
Yale Classbook
9/6/13
Research Universities and America’s Future
Glion Colloqium, Switzerland
6/6/13
Technology-Enabled Education
Glion Colloqium, Switzerland
6/6/13
Role of Liberal Arts in Research Universities
University of Michigan
5/23/13
Review of the U Texas Report on Gas Shale Fracking
Austin
12/06/12
Fifty Years of Battle in the Nuclear Energy Wars
UM Osborn Lecture
11/30/12
Public Research Universities and the Future of America
University of Vermont
10/11/12
Universities and the Future of American
AGB Magazine
10/01/12
National Academies Study on Research Universities
Washington, DC
06/14/12
Reinventing the Research University
Rice University
02/27/12
The Future of the University
The New School
12/09/11
Tilting Against Windmills in College Sports
U California Berkeley
10/27/11
Engineering Design:
A Renaissance

J. Mechanical Design
07/12/11
Global Sustainability:
Magnitudes, Timescales, and Black Swans

Glion, Switzerland
06/22/11
Nuclear Power and You:
A Television Series Explaining the Risk and the Promise of Nuclear Power

Ann Arbor, MI
A Master Plan for Higher Education in the Midwest
Chicago, IL
03/31/11
A Primer on University Planning
Chapel Hill, NC
03/28/11
The Future of the American Research University
Campaign-Urbana, IL
03/17/11
Diversity Management in American Universities
Berlin, Germany
10/21/10
Securing Hawaii's Future through the University of Hawaii
Honolulu, HI
09/10/10
Hubs of Innovation
Washington, DC
06/01/10
Engineering Grand Challenges
Phoenix, AZ
04/09/10
The Keys to Michigan's Future
Detroit, MI
03/01/10
Needed:
A National Strategy to Preserve Public Research Universities

Washington, DC
01/03/10
NSF Strategy Planning Exercise
Washington, DC
12/01/09
Kansas City Strategy Update
Kansas City, MO
12/01/09
Climate Change and American Know-How
Washington, DC
11/13/09
After the Fall:
A Roadmap to Michigan?s Future

Detroit, MI
10/22/09
Glion Colloquium:
New University Paradigms for Technological Innovation

Glion, Switzerland
06/24/09
Research Library Futures
Austin, TX
02/12/09
U Vienna Dies Academicus Address
Vienna, Austria
03/12/09
Brookings Institution Next Energy Project
Washington, DC
02/09/09
University Missions and Profiling Bologna Handbook
Dublin, Ireland
12/01/08
Aligning Higher Education with a 21st Century Agenda
AGB-Miller Center U Virginia
06/08/08
The Navigation of Universities through a Flat World
Barcelona, Spain
03/25/08
Glion Colloquium:
The Globalization of Higher Education

Glion, Switzerland
02/01/08
The Michigan Roadmap Redux:
A Call for Leadership

Ann Arbor, MI
01/15/08
Engineering for a Changing World
Ann Arbor, MI
12/12/07
AAU Presidential Leadership
AAU Plenary Session

ewport Beach, CA
10/22/07
The Midwest Region and the Knowledge Economy
Chicago, IL
05/15/07
Caltech Engineering Centennial Address
Pasadena, CA
04/14/07
The Michigan Saga
Ann Arbor, MI
03/01/07
The Energy Wars:
Some Lessons Learned

Ann Arbor, MI
02/11/07
The Future of the University:
A Perspective from the Oort Cloud

Ann Arbor, MI
02/07
Raising the Bar:
America’s Challenge to Higher Education

Ann Arbor, MI
01/12/07
Written Testimony to the US Senate Finance Committee
Washington, DC
12/05/06
Salzburg Seminar:
Paradigm Shifts

Salzburg, Austria
11/09/06
Report of the National Commission on the Future of Higher Education (pdf)
Washington, DC
09/24/06
Report for the AGB task force on the State of the University Presidency (pdf)
Washington, DC
09/20/06
The Report of the Quality Subcommittee - National Commission on the Future of Higher Education 03/14/06
Fixing the Fragmented University
Ann Arbor, MI
11/20/05
University-Industry-Government Partnerships for Knowledge-Driven Economy.
Glion, Switzerland
06/16/05
Engineering Research and America's Future, National Academy of Engineering
Washington, DC
04/01/05
Dedication of the Duderstadt Center
Ann Arbor, MI
03/19/04





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iBooks

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Engineering History iBook cover On The Move iBook cover
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Books & Reports

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ReseaRch UniveRsities
and the FUtURe oF ameRica View From The Helm book cover
A Master Plan for Higher Education in the Midwest book cover View From The Helm book cover
University Research for Innovation book cover The Globalization of Higher Education book cover
The Third Century book cover The Making of The University of Michigan book cover
Engineering for a Changing World book cover The Michigan Roadmap Redux: A Call for Leadership book cover
The University Michigan: A Photographic Saga book cover The View From The Helm book cover
Universities and Business: Partnering for the Knowledge Society book cover The University of Michigan: A Seasonal Portrait book cover
Higher Education in the Digital Age book cover Beyond the Crossroads book cover
Intercollegiate Atheletics and the American University book cover A University for the 21st Century book cover
Positioning the University of Michigan for the New Millennium book cover Reinventing the Research University book cover
The Spelling Commission Report ENGINEERING RESEARCH AND AMERICA’S FUTURE
Engineering for a Changing World book cover On The Move book cover
The Michigan Mandate: A Strategic Linking of Academic Excellence and Social Diversity book cover The Michigan Mandate: A Seven Year Progress Report book cover