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5 reasons to get excited about UMSI’s future home

UMSI is moving to the Leinweber Computer Science and Information Building next year! Get facts and updates about the building and its construction.

A key milestone is met as the building takes shape.

Two people associated with the Leinweber Computer Science and Information Building construction project took a swing on the Gerstacker Grove during lunch. They deserve it — the building project is progressing nicely!

The first to heat/cool a large-scale building at the university, the system is an important step in advancing toward U-M’s carbon neutrality goals.

Provost Laurie McCauley is recommending Thomas A. Finholt, dean in the School of Information, as the University of Michigan’s next vice provost for academic and budgetary affairs, effective Aug. 15, 2022. Finholt said, “While the new building isn’t done, accomplishing the combination of campus, state and donor funding to launch construction was a key accomplishment of my period as dean.”

How is it going? See for yourself. U-M’s Architecture, Engineering and Construction unit has installed two cameras providing a live look at the Leinweber Computer Science and Information Building construction site. One camera provides a view from the Walgreen Drama Center, facing north. The other, from the Bob and Betty Beyster Building, facing west.

The Leinweber Computer Science and Information Building’s future location has been fenced off for preparation. Construction crews have begun work on excavating the site’s hill, building a concrete retaining wall, and establishing project headquarters. North Campus denizens bid temporary farewell to portions of two Blue Pass parking lots.

The U-M Board of Regents approved schematics of the 163,000-square-foot Leinweber Computer Science and Information Building.

A $25 million gift from the Leinweber Foundation, founded by software entrepreneur Larry Leinweber, will help fund a new 163,000 square foot state of the art facility on the university’s North Campus.