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Alumni Spotlight: Ernie & Martha Hammel

Alumni Spotlight: Ernie & Martha Hammel

Martha and Ernie first became acquainted with Rackham in 1965. Martha was a Latin major and a teaching fellow, and Ernie was an M.P.H. student. With the skills she strengthened in the graduate program, Martha pursued a teaching career in business and technical writing...

Student Spotlight: Alison Gould

Student Spotlight: Alison Gould

Alison studies a bioluminescent symbiosis between the coral reef cardinalfish and a luminous bacterium that the fish houses in a specialized light organ. “Understanding how specificity arises and is maintained in such symbioses is especially important now, as changes...

Student Spotlight: Zhibek Kadyrsizova

Student Spotlight: Zhibek Kadyrsizova

Zhibek had a very mathematical childhood. Born in Kazakhstan to parents who both studied physics in college, she was interested in math from an early age. “It was a big part of our family. We spent some of our free time together solving problems,” she recalls. In her...

Student Spotlight: Zuowei Wang

Student Spotlight: Zuowei Wang

For every 10 minutes U-M students spend studying, they spend 4 minutes distracted by their phones and other media. They have company; students in China are similarly distracted says Zuowei Wang, a fourth year doctoral student in Education and Psychology. Zuowei ’s...

Making Life Easier for International Students

Making Life Easier for International Students

In Fall 2013, Rackham set out to learn more about the international student experience at U-M, particularly for new students. To this end, we held focus groups with current international students. Students shared a wealth of information with us during these group...

Student Spotlight: Patrick Harlin

Student Spotlight: Patrick Harlin

When asked what is the favorite piece of music he’s written, he smiles and says, “Hopefully the one I compose next. You have a sense there’s more you can always do with a piece, and I take that energy and put it into the next one.” Hailing from the Pacific Northwest,...