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Faster, Stronger, Better

Developing new, more efficient batteries has become paramount if automotive and other industries want to move away from fossil fuels. Mechanical engineering Ph.D. student Changyu Deng is developing ways to speed up that process.

Copper, Labor, and Michigan’s Joan of Arc

The 1913 copper mine strike changed Michigan history forever, and the novel The Women of the Copper Country highlights the central role women played in the struggle. Comparative literature Ph.D. candidate Júlia Irion Martins prepared a statewide reader’s guide to help people understand their story.

Creating Community

Students of Color of Rackham President Sydney Carr discusses the important role the organization plays on campus and how it supports graduate students.