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  • George Lauman West (c.1925 - 1964)
    ....was replaced by George West, one of our GI graduates who had been employed at the shipyard in Newport News. West had acquired nuclear expertise at Oak Ridge and had also become the shipyard’s exper...
  • John Couch (c.1938 - d.)
    John Couch is a graduate of the University of Michigan Engineering School Department of Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture . Subsequent work in the field includes a lengthy tenure with Matson in...
  • Richard B. Couch (c.1913 - c.1989)
    Richard B Couch was appointed Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and Chairman of the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering in 1957, having served previously with d...
  • Yi-Fang Wu (1893 - 1985)
  • Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin (1843 - 1928)
    Biographical Summary: Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin (Chrowder is /ˈkraʊdər/ krow-dər) (September 25, 1843 – November 15, 1928) was an influential American geologist and educator. In 1893 he founded the ...

University of Michigan

The University of Michigan (UM, U-M, UMich, or U of M), frequently referred to as simply Michigan, is a public research university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. It is the state's oldest university and has two satellite campuses located in Flint and Dearborn. The university was founded in 1817 in Detroit as the Catholepistemiad, or University of Michigania, about 20 years before the Michigan Territory officially became a state. What would become 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 (781 acres or 3.16 km²), and has transformed its academic program from a strictly classical curriculum to one that includes science and research.

The university has very high research activity and its comprehensive graduate program offers doctoral degrees in the humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) as well as professional degrees in medicine, law, nursing, social work and dentistry. Michigan was one of the founding members of the Association of American Universities, and its body of living alumni (as of 2012) comprises more than 500,000.

Michigan's athletic teams compete in Division I of the NCAA and are collectively known as the Wolverines. They are members of the Big Ten Conference.

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