Rackham political science alumna and Barbour Scholarship recipient Mervat Hatem has dedicated her career to understanding the complex political realities that shape the world around us. Through a generous gift to Rackham, she’s working to ensure a new generation of scholars can follow in her footsteps.
At their essence, electoral systems turn votes into winners and losers, with far-reaching consequences. Rackham political science alumnus Samuel Baltz studies how different systems represent their voters and impact election outcomes.
The Golden Goose Award is given in recognition of basic research that led to innovations to improve people’s lives.
Fifty years ago, Hobbs Moore became the first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. in physics.
Barbour Scholarship alumna Lili Liu has spent her career with the World Bank, helping governments around the world better serve their people.
Rackham and art history alumnus John Hunter has pursued art around the world. Now, he’s making sure future generations have the resources they need to chase their own goals through higher education.
A former engineer and Barbour Scholar alumna Preeti Bansal Kshirsagar (M.P.H. ‘15) has created space for herself in the healthcare field. Now a dietitian-nutritionist with extensive training in integrative and functional medicine, Preeti runs a successful wellness practice focused on research-based holistic health. She shares how her experience at Rackham and the support of her community helped with the transition.
The U.S. has set the goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. As part of the leadership of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Barbour Scholarship alumna Xin Sun is playing a key role in helping it get there.
Barbour Scholarship alumna Kapila Khandvala dedicated her life’s work to advocating for women’s rights and education in Indian society.
In a new study, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Ph.D. alumnus Michael Grundler found evidence that snake species rapidly diversified in the wake of the extinction of the dinosaurs using secrets locked in the species’ genome.