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Student Spotlight: Lauren Reed

Student Spotlight: Lauren Reed

Lauren’s dissertation focuses on “digital dating abuse,” which is repeated patterns of abusive dating behaviors using the Internet or cell phones. She is looking specifically at the gender dynamics of behaviors, motivations, experiences and consequences of digital...

Student Spotlight: Brett Baker

Student Spotlight: Brett Baker

Brett is a non-traditional student, returning for a Ph.D. after working as a microbiology lab manager at UC Berkeley for almost 10 years. “Re-entry into the classroom was a challenge, to say the least. There are great resources and technology close at hand at U-M that...

Grad Theories

Artem’s post got me thinking about the many truths of grad school. There are, I believe, a few more that he might have missed in favour of thinking about the Bahamas. So I decided to be rebellious and do everything my Ph.D. education is supposed to teach me not to...

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

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

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

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...

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