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.

Final beam for Leinweber Computer Science and Information Building is signed, sealed, and delivered

A key milestone is met as the building takes shape.

Workers find enjoyment on north campus during break

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!

Drilling for geo-exchange system that will heat and cool Leinweber CSI Building near complete

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.

UMSI’s Dean Finholt recommended as U-M vice provost

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.”

Construction cams now show the project in real time

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.

Site preparation commenced

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.

Regents approve building plans

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

New building will recognize $25 million gift

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.