The University of Michigan (U-M, UM, UMich, or U of M), frequently referred to simply as Michigan, is a public research university in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. Founded in 1817 in Detroit as the Catholepistemiad, or University of Michigania, 20 years before the Michigan Territory became a state, the University of Michigan is the state's oldest university. The university moved to Ann Arbor in 1837 onto 40 acres (16 ha) of what is now known as Central Campus. Since its establishment in Ann Arbor, the university campus has expanded to include more than 584 major buildings with a combined area of more than 34 million gross square feet (780 acres; 3.2 km2) spread out over a Central Campus and North Campus, two satellite campuses in Flint and Dearborn, and a Center in Detroit. The University was a founding member of the Association of American Universities.

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  • Betsey Stevenson, associate professor of public policy at the University of Michigan's Ford School, talks about a new study that examines gender bias in introductory economics textbooks. She and co-author Hanna Zlotnick, a graduate student at the Ford School, found that women are underrepresented in fictionalized accounts, in choice of pronoun, and in the real people that enliven and motivate disc...

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  • A decade after retiring from the University of Michigan, Allen Samuels still helps Wolverines reach their dreams — one design at a time. Before joining the faculty in 1975, Samuels, professor emeritus and dean emeritus in the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, worked as an industrial designer for companies like Westinghouse, Corning Glass Works, and Black and Decker. In this video he shows on...

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