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Student Spotlight: Maryam Arbabzadeh

Maryam Arbabzadeh, Ph.D. Candidate, Natural Resources and the Environment, Predoctoral Fellowship Maryam was studying electrical engineering at home in Iran when she got the itch. Many of her classmates were applying to big universities abroad, mostly in the U.S. and...

A Banner Year for Rackham Merit Fellowships

The Rackham Merit Fellowship (RMF) has been one of the Rackham Graduate School’s largest and most successful innovations for enhancing student diversity, and thereby the quality of the intellectual environment in graduate education at U-M. By offering financial...

Student Spotlight: Mauro Rodriguez

For Mauro Rodriguez, a first generation high school student, college seemed like an impossible dream. The idea of attending – let alone graduating – was so far removed from his experience that it didn’t seem possible. Now a doctoral candidate in Mechanical...

Student Spotlight: Jordan Rimsa

Jordan is not your typical nursing student. Supporting himself and his new bride as a self-taught software developer, he could easily continue and build his established business. He smiles as he says, “In case you can’t tell, I’m a people person. I don’t want to be...

Student Spotlight: Linda Hagen

Linda’s first visit to scope out graduate programs at U-M was a doozy. “I spent a year in the social psychology program on scholarship from my undergraduate institution in Germany and I really loved getting a glimpse of graduate student life. I was the same age as...