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Student Spotlight: Ziyong Lin

Ziyong studies aging, specifically age related changes in human cognition, a field she’s been interested from a young age. “I grew up in China with my grandparents, and living in an Asian community where there is a positive association with aging made me very...

Postcard from the Field: Liberia

Students of West Point, Monrovia: Abraham, Vivian, Patience, Jacqueline, Lorpu and their peers. I am studying how social programs, services and policies moderate the life trajectory of orphans and vulnerable youths infected or affected by the Ebola virus disease (EVD)...

Postcard from the Field: Tijuana

Ryan Firebee drone | "Todos somos migrantes" ("We're all migrants") mural by Teak and Adrián Juárez Omet in Pasaje Rodríguez, Tijuana | Colonia Postal, Tijuana What is a drone? What does it do and how does it work? What political goals are pursued in drone design...

Public Scholarship in the Age of the Internets

I’ve been having a lot of conversations with fellow graduate students, both at Michigan and elsewhere, fellow classicists and non-classicists, and there’s been a topic of conversation that comes up a lot: in one form or another, many of us want to grow up to be some...

Postcard from the Field: Rio

Me in Escadaria Selarón in Rio! I got the Rackham Conference Travel Grant, and I am on my way to attend a conference in Buenos Aires and took 3 day stop in Rio to see the Olympic 2016 preparations! - Sahil Chhabra, Ph.D. Candidate, ChemistryTags: student...

Postcard from the Field: Alaska

Sampling iron rich river water to study the role of iron in the Alaskan Arctic. I am a graduate student working with Rose Cory (EES) to determine the role of iron in carbon cycling in the Alaskan Arctic. With ongoing climate change, previously frozen soils rich in...

Student Spotlight: Sophie Hunt

“I remember college being a life changing time, so I’m excited to teach at a college and give other students the same experience. My experiences drew me to humanities and social science classes because they made me think in new ways about my place in my country and...