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A Sense of Place

It often conjures images of farms or forests, but what does it really mean for a place to be “rural”? Rackham student Surabhi Balachander is looking for a new definition that reflects people’s lived experiences.

Speaking Their Legacy

Over a century ago, groups of Afrikaans-speaking Boer settlers left war-torn South Africa for Argentina. Today, their descendants speak a unique blend of Afrikaans and Spanish, and a team of U-M researchers is working to document it before it disappears.

Rethinking Research

In June, the university announced it would begin ramping up research after a four-month pause caused by COVID-19. Graduate students share their experiences, concerns, and insights as they return to their labs and studios.