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Explore Michigan: Winter Fun in the Mitten

The days are short and the weather is cold and snowy. Don't fret though, because you live in Michigan, where there's enjoyment to be had in all seasons. Winter is one of my personal favorites because there are so many activities that you can only do when the...

Transparent Teaching, Better Learning

I sat down in a café with a nervous smile on my face. "So, how did I do?" I asked the CRLT teaching consultant. "Well, the students could tell that you really cared and prepared carefully. But they weren't sure exactly what you wanted of them." "How is that...

Student Spotlight: Bryan Maldonado

Bryan Maldonado, originally from Ecuador, knew that when it came to being on the cutting edge of automotive technology, there was no better place to go than Michigan. “The decision was easy,” he said. “Michigan was the best option by far.” Bryan came to Rackham in...

Alumni Spotlight: Juan Jaen

“I wonder if I could go to school here.” That was Juan Jaen’s thought as he walked past the University of Michigan’s old chemistry building while visiting from his home city of Madrid (Spain). Anita, his girlfriend at the time, now his wife, replied, “Well, go inside...

Student Spotlight: Carissa Schmidt

We often view society’s youth as a problem to be solved—how can we keep them out of trouble? What do we do when they eventually rebel? Rackham graduate student, Carissa Schmidt, believes that by showing today’s young people that they’re valued as individuals with...

Alumni Spotlight: Jeff Hansen

Where science went, so did Jeff Hansen, from a college campus to the newsroom and back again. With an undergraduate degree in Economics, a Ph.D. in Microbiology, and a career in journalism, his career path might seem nontraditional, but to him, it makes perfect sense....

A Campus in Winter

Whether falling on the Rackham Building or festooning the Law Quad, snow (at least for a little while) is one of winter’s charms. Take a minute to enjoy these pictures of wintertime on campus through the years.

Coalition for Next Generation Life Science

Nine U.S. research universities and a major cancer institute have announced plans to give would-be life scientists clear, standardized data on graduate school admissions, education and training opportunities, and career prospects. The institutions, which include the...