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Student Spotlight: Emily Macgillivray

Coming to U-M has helped Emily develop her Canadian identity. She explains, “I’m slightly more patriotic since coming to the U.S., possibly because by living in a different country, I see national identity that I didn’t realize I had and am now becoming more aware...

Postcard from the Field: Budapest

View of the Blue Danube. My project took me to Budapest, Hungary where I researched the conflicting notions of identity and nationhood present in Hungarian literature. I spent the majority of my time brushing up on my Hungarian language skills and sifting through...

Meet the Bloggers: Jallicia Jolly

I was 15 years old when I discovered my love for words. My arms swung loosely and bones shook on the Brooklyn spoken word poetry stage. As I faced the fear of performing untold stories, the gates of my heart opened. Etched along the walls of my mind, were the tales of...

Exploring the Atomic City

Just when you’re about to lose attention from your project in the utter significance of the atomic city - Los Alamos, NM - or the stunning beauty of the tent rock canyon, the excitement of working with top researchers in the field of materials physics reels you back....

Alumni Spotlight: Margaret Gupta

Business can be a force for good. And it should be. With this conviction in mind, Margaret co-founded Apex CoVantage in 1988, to pursue business for the right reasons, in the right way, challenging norms, and channeling the resources generated by the business to...

Student Spotlight: Natalie Davis

Michigan has hundreds of acronyms, and one of our favorites at Rackham is SROP. The Summer Research Opportunity Program is a program for undergraduates from diverse backgrounds to come to U-M for intensive research and an introduction to graduate school. Natalie knows...

Postcard from the Field: Uganda

The dirt turns everything red, but the walk to my office is always worth the view. I am a Ph.D. student in the School of Nursing and I am examining the real world impact of computerized training for child survivors of severe malaria in Uganda. To do this, I am looking...

Alumni Spotlight: Carl de Boor

Carl de Boor is extremely humble about his accomplishments over the course of his long career in mathematics. “My contribution is relatively small; I was at the right place at the right time. I saw what needed to be done. Any competent person would have done the...