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Celebrating a Century of Opportunity

No, these graduate students and alums aren’t on their phones. They are examining history, having just received a pin representing their inclusion in the Barbour Scholarship program. Pins like these were given to Barbour Scholars in the 1930s. To mark the centennial of...

Rackham and the 2017 Pan-Asia Alumni Reunion

On May 27 and 28, Rackham Dean Carol A. Fierke and I had the pleasure of joining 450 alumni, faculty, and staff in Shanghai, China for the eighth annual Pan-Asia Alumni Reunion. Over the course of two days, those in attendance networked and shared memories of their...

Introducing the 2017-2018 Barbour Scholars

On March 28, 2017, eight graduate students joined the Barbour Scholar community. The new cohort, accompanied by their faculty advisors and several Barbour alumnae, celebrated their inclusion into this prestigious group and shared their research interests over lunch....

Legacy of Levi Barbour

The Barbour Scholarships are among the oldest and most prestigious awards granted by the University of Michigan, offering funding to female students from Asia since 1917. They are named for their founder, Levi Barbour, who received both his undergraduate and law...