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University of Michigan

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History

  • 1817: The University of Michigan is founded as one of the first public universities in the nation.
  • 1837: The University moves its campus from Detroit to Ann Arbor.
  • 1848: The Board of Regents establishes a three-member medical department, known today as the University of Michigan Medical School.
  • 1852: Ninety young physicians receive medical diplomas from U-M.

Education

Michigan’s academic vigor offers excellence across disciplines and around the globe. We are recognized as a leader in higher education due to the outstanding quality of our 19 schools and colleges, internationally recognized faculty and departments with 250 degree programs.

Research

With expenditures in excess of $1 billion, research is central to U-M’s mission and permeates all 19 schools and colleges. U-M is a strong advocate of promoting collaboration and interdisciplinary research initiatives that involve faculty and students from across campus.

Career

Handshake is your pathway to career connections. Through this tool you can:

  • Explore job and internship openings
  • Engage in on-campus recruiting opportunities
  • Develop and track your goals and next steps
  • Identify events and workshops including connecting with Career Center staff, graduate/professional schools and employers

Services

Student services

  • Services/facilities for students with disabilities:Wheelchair accessibility Services/facilities for: visually impaired, hearing impaired, mobility impaired, those with health or psychiatric disabilities, and those with learning disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and Acquired Brain Injury.

Housing services

Nearly 98% of first-year students live on campus in one of U-M’s residential communities. Social and academic support is available through live-in staff or resident assistants who will be there to help you through any number of personal, intellectual, social, and life issues, and decisions.

Library services

  • After a $55 million renovation, the 35-year-old Taubman Health Sciences Library building on the U-M medical campus has emerged as a new kind of facility. The 143,000-square-foot, all-digital, light-filled, dynamic learning space was designed for future physicians, scientists, and other health professionals.

ICT services

Business Intelligence

  • Business Objects
  • Tableau
Communications
  • Connectivity Secure Shell
  • Exceed
  • Fetch
  • HostExplorer
  • Return to Top
Mathematical
  • CrystalMaker
  • Maple
  • Mathematica
  • MATLAB
  • NAG
Miscellaneous
  • BigFix
  • Business Objects
  • ComicLife
  • DAVE
  • Microstation
  • Novell MLA
  • ProfCast
  • Return to Top
Statistics
  • DBMS/Copy
  • JMP (Win and Mac)
  • nQuery Advisor + nTerim
  • SAS Desktop (Win and Linux)
  • SPSS Premium
  • Stata
  • SUDAAN
  • Systat

Medical services

The following groups are eligible to use Uiversity Health Services:

  • U-M students from all campuses, including those who not currently taking classes or are between terms (see Eligibility for Specialty Services below)
  • U-M alumni
  • U-M faculty, staff and retirees
  • Spouses, domestic partners, dependents (10 years and older) and guests of the above

Student Life

Campus life

Campus Information serves the needs of University of Michigan students, faculty, staff, alumni, prospective students, and visitors by providing accurate and timely information about campus organizations, services and events.

As the University of Michigan's primary centralized information source and referral service, we aim to inform and assist patrons, so they can best utilize resources available for both their academic and co-curricular activities.

Sports facilities

  • Crisler Center - Men's & Women's Basketball • Women's Gymnastics
  • Yost Ice Arena - Ice Hockey
  • Cliff Keen Arena - Men's Gymnastics • Volleyball • Wrestling
  • Wilpon Complex: Alumni Field – Softball
  • Wilpon Complex: Ray Fisher Stadium – Baseball
  • Phyllis Ocker Field - Field Hockey
  • U-M Soccer Stadium - Men's & Women's Soccer
  • Canham Natatorium - Men's & Women's Swimming And Diving • Water Polo
  • Michigan Boathouse – Rowing
  • U-M Golf Course - Men's & Women's Golf • Men's & Women's Cross Country
  • V U-M Indoor Track/Ferry Field - Men's & Women's Track And Fieldarsity Tennis Center - Men's & Women's Tennis
  • Competition And Performance Project - Multiple Sports

Student clubs

  • There are more than 200 student arts-related organizations on campus relating to Creative & Performing Arts and Media & Creative Writing. Many student groups host independent productions, events, and films on campus year-round. To get involved, visit the Maize Pages—U-M’s student organization directory—and search by interest/category.

Accreditation

The University of Michigan – Ann Arbor undergoes institutional reaccreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) in ten-year cycles. Each cycle culminates in a comprehensive evaluation, the next of which takes place in the year 2020 and involves several components, including the following:

  • quality initiative
  • assurance argument
  • federal compliance report
  • student opinion survey
  • campus visit
Faculty and staff lead this work for each school and college, Student Life, and the University Library, in collaboration with a core team from the Provost’s Office and the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching who oversee the process. Nearly every campus unit is involved in the reaccreditation process in some way.

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

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