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Student Spotlight: Jacqueline Larios

Student Spotlight: Jacqueline Larios

Jacqueline has lived in France on and off for a few years and finds some interesting comparisons between Paris and Detroit. She notes, “In Paris, immigrants live on outskirts of the city, but in Detroit they concentrate in inner city landscapes. I try to incorporate...

Student Spotlight: Scott De Orio

Student Spotlight: Scott De Orio

As an undergraduate at the University of Michigan, Scott De Orio found his passion for studying sexuality during a yearlong study abroad program in Freiburg, Germany. “I had no idea what kind of a career I wanted for myself,” he explained, until he took a gender...

Education That Knows No Boundaries

Education That Knows No Boundaries

Spend more than five minutes with a doctoral student and you’re all but guaranteed to hear her utter the word ‘interdisciplinary.’ More than a recruiting buzzword, interdisciplinary work is increasingly a common practice for students across departments to collaborate...

Alumni Profile: Caren Deming

Alumni Profile: Caren Deming

Caren Deming spent a significant amount of time in Rackham when she was a student and finds that 40 years later she’s still here often, albeit with much less writing to do. She has been frequenting the building most recently as a member of the Rackham Dean Search...

Student Spotlight: Chen Feng

Student Spotlight: Chen Feng

For his first two years in grad school, Chen joked with his advisor Professor Vineet Kamat that he only went to three places: his apartment, his lab, and Kroger. That was before his girlfriend, Shasha Li, a junior high school classmate who he’s been dating since their...

Meet the Bloggers: Jeff Lowe

Hello blog readers! I’m Jeff Lowe, one of the newest student bloggers. I’m eager to provide some new and exciting posts to this already vibrant blog. Before I do so, I would like to introduce myself. I am what my friends refer to as a “Michigan Man,” but not in the...

Student Spotlight: Bonnie Applebeet

Student Spotlight: Bonnie Applebeet

“Graduate school is its own special world. Writing the dissertation is both a challenge and a blessing—you have to be in charge of your own progress. The day to day is up to you. Once I really get it down pat it will be a skill I’ll always use. It’s also really...

Student Spotlight: Margaret Fish

Student Spotlight: Margaret Fish

This Division I varsity swimmer from Harvard is used to doing laps. Laps take on a whole new meaning for Margaret Fish now as a graduate student driving the loop every day from her home near Central Campus to her lab on North Campus. Margaret is a doctoral candidate...

Student Spotlight: Nick Caverly

Student Spotlight: Nick Caverly

Nick is a second year sociocultural anthropology student researching what happens to vacant and abandoned buildings in Detroit. He asserts, “I want to know what happens when people take them apart; the lives of the scrappers and recyclers involved, how things make...

Student Spotlight: Ann-Marie Frankini

Student Spotlight: Ann-Marie Frankini

Graduate school has been a true labor of love for Ann-Marie. “I don’t believe in retirement. To me, retirement would be working part-time. I want to contribute back to the field in new ways, do basic research and find ways to improve patient care. At 57, completing my...