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Barbour Scholars

Among the oldest and most prestigious awards granted by the University of Michigan, offering funding to female students from Asia and the Middle East since 1917.

The Rackham Graduate School celebrated the 100-year anniversary of the Barbour Scholarship throughout 2017. Barbour Scholars gathered to share their experiences and look to the future of the education of Asian women.

Drawers of fossils in a museum

Grass-Fed Fossils

2019 Barbour Scholar Bian Wang is uncovering the prehistoric ecology of the Great Plains through an unlikely source—fossilized teeth.

Elham Asghari Adib works in the lab

Fighting for Their Memory

Barbour Scholar Elham Asghari Adib explores the cellular roots of neurodegenerative disease.

Introducing the 2019-2020 Barbour Scholars

On Wednesday, March 27, 2019, the Rackham Graduate School honored the 102nd cohort of Barbour Scholars—eight high-achieving women who come from a vast array of backgrounds and fields of study.

Pan-Asia Reunion

Rackham and the 2018 Pan-Asia Alumni Reunion

On May 25 and 26, University of Michigan alumni from around the globe gathered at the ninth annual U-M Pan-Asia Alumni Reunion in Seoul, Korea. Rackham Dean Michael Solomon and Director of Development Jill McDonough attended and met with international alumni and some...

Student Spotlight: I-Uen (Yvonne) Hsu

In 1996, scientists mapped out the STAC (SH3 and cysteine rich domain) family of genes. Since then, their function has been somewhat of a mystery. That is, until around twenty years later when in Dr. John Kuwada’s lab at University of Michigan, a group of researchers...

Total Scholars by Discipline

  • Biological and Health Science 21.02% 21.02%
  • Humanities and the Arts 20.63% 20.63%
  • Physical Sciences and Engineering 20.24% 20.24%
  • Social Sciences 38.11% 38.11%
  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) 2.27% 2.27%

Degrees Earned by Barbours

  • Bachelor’s Degree 3.07% 3.07%
  • Master’s Degree 36.25% 36.25%
  • Doctoral Degree 57.77% 57.77%
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) 0.65% 0.65%

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