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Journey Through the Dissertation

Earlier this semester, I attended a writing workshop organized by Jacqueline Stimson, who is not only my cohort-mate in the Department of Classical Studies, but also a very skilled writer and someone who has thought (and continues to think) deeply about the process of writing. She organized this panel with two of her colleagues from the 2016 Rackham/Sweetland Dissertation Writing Institute (DWI)—Sarah E. Erickson (Communication Studies) and Kelly E. Slay (School of Education). As an aside, I can say from personal experience that the DWI provides wonderful support and training for people in the dissertation process. I participated in the program in the summer of 2015, and I benefited a great deal from the structure, collaboration, and feedback that I received.

Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week Recap and Photo Galleries

Last week was all about celebrating our fantastic graduate and professional students. From April 4th to April 10th, Rackham Graduate School, Rackham Student Government (RSG), Graduate Rackham International (GRIN), SocioEconomically Underrepresented Graduate Students (SEUGS), the College of Engineering, and the College of Literature, and Science and the Arts (LSA) celebrated our annual Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week (GPSAW) with a series of free events and activities for graduate students and their families. The week began with the Appreciation Week Kickoff Breakfast and closed with RSG's 'Big Event' on North Campus that saw students and families enjoy a variety of games, food trucks, and inflatable bounce houses.

The winners of the 2017 Barbour Scholarship.

100 Years of Barbour Scholars: Introducing the 2017-2018 Cohort

In 1917, Levi Lewis Barbour endowed the Barbour Scholarship at the University of Michigan. Over the course of his lifetime, Barbour was highly involved with U-M, receiving both his undergraduate and law degrees from Michigan, and later serving as a regent. Barbour gained the inspiration for the scholarship during a trip to Asia, which was prompted by the travels of his friend and colleague James B. Angell, who served as university president during the time Barbour was a regent. While traveling, Barbour met with University of Michigan alumni, including Dr. Mary Stone (China), Dr. Ida Kahn (China), and Dr. Tomo Inouye (Japan), who attended the U-M Medical School.