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Meet Our Bloggers: Mike Curran

Welcome to the Jungle, we got fun and games! Oh Axel Rose, you are a true poet for the ages. But not really applicable in this scenario. More appropriate might be, Welcome to Ann Arbor, we've got great food and Ph.D.s. Doesn't really roll off the tongue quite as well,...

Student Spotlight: Nicolette Bruner

“I want to meet people who incorporate diversity and fairness into their work in non-traditional ways. Reconciling differences is a personal mission for me,” Nicolette says when talking about her goals as a member of the Bouchet Honor Society. An inductee this year,...

Student Spotlight: Genevieve Creedon

Few people use Rackham funding for a trip to Disney World, but Gen Creedon did. And to the zoo - fifty of them, in fact. Her research focuses on a comparative literature and cultural study of national parks, zoos and Disney theme parks to consider the history of...

Grad in the Sun

The following is a transcript of a Gmail chat between Shweta, a student blogger and Ph.D. student in Bioinformatics and Natalie Bartolacci, Academic Program Officer at Rackham Graduate School. Natalie: Hi Shweta! Now that summer has officially started, I thought we...

Student Spotlight: Luciana Aenasoaie

Graduate students know the critical need for funding, but few can hold a candle to the urgency experienced by Luciana. “I came to Michigan from Romania with my parents in 1999. They wanted more for me than what Romania seemed to offer at the time. I finished high...

Student Spotlight: Robin Zheng

It’s a good thing Robin likes to travel. Her graduate studies have taken her to conferences around the globe – from Germany to South Africa to Australia to Mexico. Out of one conference on “Diversity in Philosophy” at the University of Dayton, sponsored by the...