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Newspapers

Ann Arbor News Ann Arbor's daily newspaper covers international, national and local news and events. Very informative. Excellent classified advertisement section. Thursday edition includes arts and entertainment for the following week.
Ann Arbor Observer Monthly publication covering cultural and entertainment issues. Has excellent monthly calendar of events for adults and children.
Community Focus Newsletter Produced by U-M. Covers events and information pertaining to Family and Single Graduate Housing.
The Michigan Daily University of Michigan student newspaper. Available free on campus. Covers all issues and events important to U-M students.
The Current Monthly magazine with listings of entertainment and events. Free.

Weights and Measures

Distance

  Inches Feet Yards Miles
1 millimeter .04 inches      
1 centimeter .39 inches      
2.54 centimeters 1 inch      
30.58 centimeters 12 inches 1 foot    
1 meter 39.4 inches 3.28 feet 1.09 yards  
91.44 centimeters 36 inches 3 feet 1 yard  
1 kilometer   3274 feet 1091 yards .62 miles
1.6 kilometers   5280 feet 1760 yards 1 mile

Weight

  Ounces Pounds Tons
1 gram .03527 ounces    
28.35 grams 1 ounce .0625 pound  
.4536 kilograms 16 ounces 1 pound  
1 kilogram 35.2 ounces 2.2 pounds  
907.2 kilograms   2,000 pounds 1 ton
1 metric ton   2,200 pounds 1.1 tons

Temperature

Celsius Fahrenheit
-20 -4
-10 14
0 32
10 50
20 68
30 86
38 100

Body Temperature

  Celsius Fahrenheit
Low fever 37.8 - 38.3 100 - 101
High fever 38.9 - 40.6 102 - 104

Clothing Sizes

Women

Dresses, suits and coats
U.K. 30 32 34 36 38 40
U.S. 7-8 9-10 11-12 13-14 15-16 18
Shirts and sweaters
U.K. 34 36 38 40 42 44 46
U.S. 32 (S) 34 (M) 36 (M) 38 (L) 40 (L) 42 (L) 44 (XL)
For some Asian countries
Asian Countries 44 55 66 77
U.S. 1-2 3-4 5-6 7-8
Shoes
Asian countries 230-235 240-245 250-255 260  
U.S. 5 6 7 8 9

Men

Suits, sweaters, and overcoats
U.K./U.S. 34 36 38 40 42 44 46
Dress shirts
U.K./U.S. 14 14½ 15 15½ 16 16½ 17
Shoes
U.K. 7 8 9 10
U.S. 7 8 ½ 9 10 10½

U.S. Holidays

For a complete list of holidays celebrated in the U.S. visit Wikipedia's holiday page.

Important Phone Numbers

Emergency 911
Rape Crisis Line 734.936.3333
Domestic Violence Crisis Line (SAFE House) 734.995.5444
Sexual Abuse-Assault Crisis Line 734.483.RAPE (7273)
Campus Safety and Security  
Department of Public Safety 734.763.1131
Crime Prevention/Community Relations 734.763.3434
Parking  
Parking Enforcement (Ann Arbor Police) 734.994.2908
Handicapped Parking Permits (U-M) 734.764.8291
Secretary of State 734.971.8705 or 734.665.0627
U-M Campus General Information 734.763.1817
University Hospital  
General Information 734.936.4000
Emergency Department 734.936.6666
Housing Information Office 734.647.3048
Northwood Community Apartments 734.764.9998
U-M International Center 734.764.9310

Spiritual Resources


Last reviewed: 07/10