To mark the Graduate School’s 100th anniversary, we have scheduled an array of activities that showcase the many facets of graduate education at Michigan. All events are free and open to the public.
Centennial Alumni Lectures
Throughout October 2012
The Centennial Lectures will showcase the diversity and quality of the intellectual legacy of the University’s graduates. Over 60 graduate programs will host a Centennial Lecture delivered by graduate alumni in October 2012. A list of the participating graduate programs, dates and lecture times is now available.
Centennial Exhibit 2012: Artists Innovators Alums
October - December 2012
4th floor, Rackham Building
Chelsea’s River Gallery will curate an exhibition of artwork completed by recent MFA alumni of the School of Art and Design.
Friday, July 20, 2012
11:30 am, North Campus Diag
Celebrate the Grad School’s 100th anniversary with other Rackham graduate students over a BBQ lunch.
Can Graduate Education Survive as We Know it?
Thursday, April 5, 2012
4:00 pm, Rackham Amphitheatre
Jonathan Cole, John Mitchell Mason Professor of the University and Provost and Dean of Faculties, Emeritus at Columbia University, will join in this year’s observance of the Rackham Centennial with questions that prompt a fresh look at the future of graduate education.
Joining him as discussant will be Terrence J. McDonald, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Professor of History and Dean, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. McDonald will comment from his perspective as dean and as an historian. In addition, Janet A. Weiss, Dean, Rackham Graduate School and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, will provide her observations.
Career Exploration Roundtables: Michigan Alumni Making a Difference
Where Will Your Degree Take You? Exploring Career Paths Outside the Academy
Thursday, March 15, 2012
4:00 pm, 4th floor, Rackham Building; 4:00 pm, Lurie Engineering Center, Johnson Room A
Join a Roundtable discussion to envision new directions in your field, share strategies to market your transferable skills, and network with distinguished Rackham Alumni who have successfully crafted innovative careers. Details.
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.
An Evening with Jorge Cham
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
7:00 pm, Rackham Auditorium
The creator of PHDComics.com, Jorge Cham will screen his new film, Piled Higher and Deeper, and hold a Q & A session afterwards. The evening wraps up with a Centennial celebration in the lobby.