College of Literature, Science & Arts
Michigan’s distinguished College of Literature, Science & Arts offers up more than 3,500 courses taught by 1,000 faculty members, covering everything from “anthropology to zoology” in the realm of cultural, social and scientific study. The College’s classroom riches are matched by esteemed research laboratories focused on life sciences, physics and astronomy. It is often at LS&A that Knight-Wallace Fellows stretch themselves the most, brushing up on a foreign language, tackling an artistic or musical discipline, losing themselves in the worlds of literature popular and obscure, exploring the skies above or the earth below.
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Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy is a world-renowned institution with a well-earned reputation for academic excellence. This ever-expanding feather in the University’s cap specializes in quantitative analysis of economic and social policy issues, including international perspectives. The Ford School houses three research centers – the National Poverty Center; The Center for Local, State and Urban Policy; and the International Policy Center. It also houses the Nonprofit and Public Management Center (a joint initiative with the School of Social Work and the Ross School of Business) and the Science, Technology and Public Policy Program. In addition to taking classes in the Ford school, Knight-Wallace Fellows can take advantage of its seminar series and frequent speakers, which often include national luminaries.
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Michigan’s Law School is one of the nation’s finest and, since 1991, has been the top public law school for placing US Supreme Court Clerkships. Its wide-ranging curriculum allows Fellows the chance to brush up on the First Amendment or media and communications law, gain an historical perspective on legislative issues here and abroad, or explore highly-focused topics ranging from sports law to international refugee issues to juvenile justice to land planning. Its faculty represents a pre-eminent range and level of legal expertise and experience.
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The Residential College, a division of LS&A, is a unique learning opportunity at the University of Michigan that creates a living-learning environment for undergrads. Fellows can benefit from the RC’s creative approach to learning, with intimate courses focusing on the social sciences, humanities, creative writing, the visual and performing arts and foreign language.
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School of Education
Long a national leader in its field – and recently ranked #6 in the nation by US News & World Report – Michigan’s School of Education focuses on teaching, research and service. It is recognized for its strong commitment not only to producing great teachers but also to improving educational practice on the state, national and international levels. The School of Education is a terrific resource for Fellows to examine deeply the issues surrounding our current – and future – education systems.
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School of Information
The School of Information is a graduate level program focused on the big issues surrounding information technology. It strongly emphasizes teaching and research and declares its goal as challenging “the status quo of information professions.” As technology advances and people’s informational needs grow infinitely more sophisticated, SI’s work becomes increasingly relevant to all areas of society. SI spearheads the development and application of information management and works to connect “people, information and technology in more valuable ways.”
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School of Public Health
The University’s distinguished School of Public Health seeks to “create and disseminate knowledge with the aim of preventing disease and promoting the health of populations” in the United States and abroad – with particular emphasis on the impoverished. SPH’s unique approach focuses more on disease prevention and health promotion than on treating illness. The School also conducts cutting-edge research in and outside the laboratory to help understand disease, better analyze data, track new disease and develop strategies for better health in at-risk communities. SPH provides Fellows the chance to explore the intersection of biological, physical, social and managerial sciences.
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School of Social Work
Michigan’s internationally celebrated School of Social Work is consistently ranked as one of the country’s best, with students – and faculty – flocking to it from across the globe. The School’s comprehensive program focuses on training, teaching, research, innovation, activism, scholarship, collaboration and service. The opportunities for Fellows to benefit from the faculty’s outstanding expertise and the School’s wide range of academic and research offerings are virtually limitless.
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Stephen M. Ross School of Business
One of the country’s finest business schools, the Ross School of Business offers undergraduate and graduate courses in accounting, business economics & public policy, business information technology, finance and law, history & communication. In addition, it is home to a vast array of research institutes and centers, including the Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, the Institute of Labor & Industrial Relations, the Center for Venture Capital and Private Equity Finance and the Nonprofit and Public Management Center.
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Taubman College Architecture & Urban Planning
For more than 100 years, the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning has followed its aim to “improve the human condition through thoughtful design and planning for the build environment.” A diverse and creative faculty and staff enriches a program that examines innovative design and policy research within the University’s rich interdisciplinary environment.
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University of Michigan Health System
Included under the umbrella of the University’s Health System are its nationally renowned and high-ranked Medical School, as well as its much-lauded University Hospital, Mott Children’s Hospital, Women’s Hospital, 30 health centers and 120 outpatient clinics. Fellows can take advantage of access to UMHS healthcare during their stay in Ann Arbor, as well as access to the myriad medical experts and researchers within.
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