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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...

Update: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

As the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act continues in conference to resolve the House and Senate versions of the bill, I have heard from many of you asking what the university is doing to voice concerns to lawmakers, and also about what you can do. During this whole period, and...

Using Opioids to Fight Addiction?

The abuse of opioids in the United States has become a crisis whose consequences are being discussed everywhere from America’s largest public-health organizations to its smallest towns. It’s an epidemic with an emotional and physical toll on millions of lives and a...

Student Spotlight: Paolo Maranzana

Originally from Italy, Paolo Maranzana earned his master’s degree in the UK and came to the University of Michigan with an already-established international point of view. As an aspiring scholar of archeology, he wanted to go somewhere on the cutting edge of the...

Student Spotlight: Seda Kayim

Seda Kayim has literally crossed oceans in pursuit of education in the face of adversity. Originally from Turkey, Seda experienced, first hand, the impact of the restrictions the government placed on academic institutions, as well as the authoritative pursuit of urban...