The University Record featured an article last week about the 100th anniversary of the founding of the graduate school at U-M in 1912. To mark the Graduate School’s 100th anniversary, Rackham has scheduled an array of activities that showcase the many facets of graduate education at Michigan. All events are free and open to the public.
Tonight kicks off the festivities with an evening with Jorge Cham, the creator of PHDComics.com. He will screen his new film, The PHD Movie, and hold a Q & A session afterwards. The evening wraps up with a Centennial celebration in the lobby of Rackham. Book sales will start at 6:00 pm, with the formal program starting at 7:00 pm in the Rackham Auditorium. Jorge Cham will be signing copies of his books in the lobby following the event.
We hope that you’ll join us for this and the other exciting events planned to celebrate the Centennial!
Centennial Symposium: Michigan Graduate Students in the World
Thursday, February 16, 2012
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Rackham Building
Michigan’s graduate students develop creative ideas and push research in new directions to open and engage critical problems in every field of advanced study. The Symposium highlights the global impact that graduate students make through their research. This is an opportunity for students to come together to share their research and creative work in a lively setting that displays the quality, breadth, and diversity of graduate education at Michigan. Sponsored by ProQuest.
Career Exploration Roundtables: Michigan Alumni Making a Difference
Thursday, March 15, 2012
4:00 pm, 4th floor, Rackham Building; 4:00 pm, Lurie Engineering Center, Johnson Room A
Panels of Rackham alumni from across the disciplines will share their experiences pursuing careers outside the academy.
Can Graduate Education Survive as We Know It: Jonathan Cole
Thursday, April 5, 2012
4:00 pm, Rackham Amphitheatre
Jonathan Cole, the John Mitchell Mason Professor of the University, and Provost and Dean of Faculties, Emeritus, at Columbia University, will talk about graduate education in the research university.
Throughout October 2012
Rackham graduate programs will host lectures delivered by their graduate alumni throughout October 2012. The Centennial Lectures will showcase the diversity and quality of the intellectual legacy of the university’s graduates.
About the Author
Wendy Ascione-Juska, Annual Giving Officer, Rackham Graduate School