1. Uncommon Campus: Burton Memorial Tower and Carillon

    When we saw LSA’s video Uncommon Campus, we were eager to do a little discovery of our own around the UMich campus. Our first stop is arguably one of theRead More

  2. How Ben Bernanke and @FordSchool Used Social Media To Embrace Public Policy

    Monday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke visited our campus to speak and answer questions, hosted by the Ford School of Public Policy. While it was a full house, our attentionRead More

  3. Instagram 101: The Basics

    (Photo courtesy of @hugh_davio) Since we joined Instagram in April, we’ve been enjoying sharing our favorite photos from around Ann Arbor and celebrating campus life, as well as sharing manyRead More

  4. UMich Professor Feeds Higher Education With YouTube

    Risk Bites creator Andrew Maynard, director of the U-M Risk Science Center and professor of environmental health sciences is flexing his social media muscle by creating short YouTube videos on aRead More

  5. We’re on Weibo — plus a guide to Ann Arbor’s Chinese restaurants

    A guest post by William Foreman, the global communication manager at U-M’s News Service. He prefers Cantonese dim sum and peppery Hunanese dishes.    Does Ann Arbor have any decentRead More

  6. @How To Tweet

    Want to win friends and influence people? That, and also create great one-on-one relationships, increase awareness of your presence, and engage in a global dialogue? Spreading information and getting followersRead More

  7. #Hashtags — #Why, #When, #What, #How

    Some of the most common questions (and debates) that come across my desk involve Twitter hashtags. What is a hashtag? Should I create one for my event? How do IRead More

  8. Susan Orlean on Storytelling and the “Sandwich Tweet”

    Prolific and respected writer Susan Orlean, a University of Michigan alum, spoke this spring at the English Department’s graduation event. Here’s an excerpt from her speech about storytelling in theRead More

  9. Innovating Detroit with the help of #RossLeaders

    A guest post by Christopher Ankney, Social Media Specialist at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. This week, 500 MBA students from the Ross School of Business have one,Read More

  10. Guest Post: Harnessing Olympic Excitement

    Guest blog by Shannon Riffe, Online Marketing Strategist, Office of University Development With dozens of U-M affiliated athletes taking part in the 2012 Summer Olympics, we wanted to harness theRead More

  11. @umichstudents: Trust In Your Students

    Yesterday we launched our newest initiative: a Twitter feed for students, run by students. It’s called @umichstudents, and it came out of a brainstorm at Twitter HQ last week (no,Read More

  12. Hub & Spoke, Dick Costolo, and how to do Twitter.

    On Monday afternoon I was insansely lucky enough to spend time with Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, as well as super-smart staff members Omid Ashtari and Neil Shah (a U-M alum!).Read More

  13. Guest Post: #HuffPo Blogger & UM Alum @AndreaLearned on Coursera and sustainability

    With a $14 million sustainability initiative and President Coleman’s clear commitment to furthering sustainability on campus, the University of Michigan is primed to be “the leaders and the best”Read More


    Commencement is so big. Not just in size. It’s big in importance. It’s the day that we get to celebrate hard work, scholarship, and the success of our students. It’sRead More

  15. U-M announces groundbreaking free online courses

    U-M announces groundbreaking free online courses

  16. How do you celebrate real life in the digital universe?

    This weekend, Mike Wallace, famed journalist and U-M alum, passed away. His death was widely covered in the media and talked about across our campus, where he had been activeRead More

  17. Timeline Goes Live

    Timeline goes live across the U!


    NUMBER FOUR! NUMBER FOUR! Today, Mashable rated us in the top five universities for social media. I wish we could all get together and have a party. Wait… isn’t thatRead More

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