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The University of Michigan
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Academic Excellence and Superb Learning FacilitiesThe University of Michigan is an integral part of the local community and the source of a great deal of Ann Arbor's active intellectual and social life. Among Michigan's faculty are internationally known scientists, celebrated visual and performing artists, widely read novelists and poets, sought-after business and technology consultants, filmmakers, and Pulitzer Prize winners.
The newly renovated Museum of Art's international art collection and the Museum of Natural History's life-size dinosaur models add to the rich intellectual environment that is Michigan. The university boasts awesome libraries, among them the extensive Harlan Hatcher Graduate Libraries, the Law Library, the Bentley Historical Archives, the Clements Library of rare Americana, the Business School's Kresge Library, the Gerald R. Ford Library, the Taubman Health Sciences Library, and more.
Year-Round Activities, Programs, and Events
Workshops, seminars, poetry readings, lectures by visiting scholars, forums on contemporary social and economic issues, and formal speaking engagements by business and political leaders occur nightly. The University Musical Society, jazz, and UM theater programs provide a full slate of musical and dramatic events.
The landmark Michigan Union houses a dormitory, concert and meeting rooms, a mini-shopping mall, food court, and more. The historic Michigan League includes a hotel, theater, ballroom, and meeting and event rooms. The five student-run cinema guilds provide an assortment of fine films at bargain-basement prices.
It's no secret that athletics are a mainstay at Michigan. There's the thrill of Big 10 athletic competition: baseball, basketball, swimming, hockey, and Wolverine football in Michigan Stadium, the largest open-air college arena in the country. The campus also has programs and facilities that rank among the finest in the nation. Tennis courts, racquetball courts, swimming pools, exercise/training rooms, a golf course, and running tracks are a few of the many resources available.
The University of Michigan, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of Michigan is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. Inquiries or complaints may be addressed to the Senior Director for Institutional Equity, and Title IX/Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Office of Institutional Equity, 2072 Administrative Services Building, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1432, 734-763-0235, TTY 734-647-1388. For other University of Michigan information call 734-764-1817.
(Policy updated April 16, 2009.)
One year after the state of Michigan banned smoking in workplaces (including restaurants and bars), the University of Michigan became a smoke-free campus on July 1, 2011. U-M SPH faculty and staff played key roles getting to both of these important milestones, to ensure a healthier environment for all. The U-M campus implementation means that all campus facilities, buildings, and grounds are smoke-free, but smoking will not be prohibited on sidewalks adjacent to public thoroughfares on the Ann Arbor campuses.
Via Wolverine Access, U-M students and staff can sign up for UM Emergency Alert system. It sends a text and/or voice mail to your phone and email if there is an urgent situation.