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Acknowledge the GRADitude in Your Life!

On Wednesday, March 15, please join us in the Rackham lobby for our fourth annual GRADitude at Rackham event. Join us for lunch and write a thank you note to alumni donors who give back to Rackham to support graduate students: March 15 11:30am to 1:00pm Rackham Lobby...

Student Spotlight: Carrie Wenjing Xu

Carrie describes herself as ambitious. That trait manifests itself in why she ended up at U-M and what she’s done since she got here. She explains, “I came to the U.S. because I want to immerse myself in a new environment. I grew up, went to school, and pretty much...

Science Isn’t Apolitical

If you work in the natural sciences, it’s likely that you’ve heard that science is apolitical. Numbers, data, hypotheses and theories supposedly exist outside the realm of state and national borders, of boardroom handshakes and stump speeches. In my career as a...

Alumni Spotlight: Meera Sampath

Meera was drawn to U-M even while completing her master’s degree in Control Systems in India. She was studying the research of Professor Semyon Meerkov, a renowned U-M faculty member, for her masters’ thesis; she found his work and the whole domain of controls...

Student Spotlight: Iván Chaar-López

Not many people went to college when they were 5, but Iván did. Granted, he was in kindergarten at a lab school at the University of Puerto Rico. He was ready for a change when it came time for graduate school, but he kept going, finishing his Master’s in History...