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Student Spotlight: Steve Allen

In his Ph.D. research, Steve is studying inflammatory breast cancer, specifically the microenvironment of normal tissue and immune responses to determine how non-cancerous cells may make this form of cancer more aggressive. A fundamental characteristic of inflammatory...

Student Spotlight: John Gutoskey

A printmaker and assemblage artist, John Gutoskey was inspired to return for a Master’s in Fine Art later in life than many of his peers. He’s filled his three years as a graduate student at U-M with a significant list of accomplishments, attributing some of this...

Student Spotlight: Lingli He

Lingli’s research addresses the issue of current eco-hydrological models and their ability to predict species-specific response to decreased water availability. Specifically, climate change with warmer temperatures and increased occurrence of seasonal droughts will...

Student Spotlight: Seçkin Akgül

Seçkin’s research is dedicated to understanding the biology of brain tumors and the development of the cerebral cortex. More specifically, he tests the effects of various genetic modifications on inhibition of a malignant brain tumor and at the same time tries to...

Student Spotlight: Geospace

”I’m here because I want to do work that is important to people in a real way. I want to solve real problems and connect to real needs. I believe the best way to change the world is to make something inspirational and have people react to it.” Geospace, an established...

Student Spotlight: Timeka Williams

Timeka’s research focuses on race, gender, media and spirituality and the ways in which black women engage with media as content creators and as audience members. New media represents a unique frontier, with low barriers to entry for black women to present their own...

Stretching the Student Dollar

Not all of us come with the kind of privileged backgrounds of "Gossip Girl," who might actually not be attending graduate school in the first place! I thought a blog post on how to survive on a student budget might be helpful for students in graduate school. Here are...