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A Look Into Rachel Morgan’s Everyday Life

One week with Rachel Morgan has changed my entire outlook on what is perceived as a “normal” day for people. I first met Rachel in a dining hall in Ann Arbor where she mentioned her goal of earning a PHD in Immunology and studying arthritis. I have learned a great deal about Rachel from her […]

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One Eye on the Prize, The Other at Home

Dressed in a teal, sterile surgeon uniform, Dr. Thiran Jayasundera holds micro scissors with latex gloves. Sitting, he leans in to stare through a microscope-like lenses aimed straight down over a patient’s eye. Back aches. Bright lights. At any moment in the four-hour surgery, one accidental twitch of his hand could make him brush one […]

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The Bee Keeper

While honeybee colonies all over the United States hibernate for the winter, former professional golfer and current student Parker Anderson, 32, is leading a meeting of UMBees, the University of Michigan’s student beekeeping club. While the tone of the meeting is light – buzzing from marketing to financing from the sale of scented lip balms […]

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Joe Trumpey Profile

University of Michigan Stamps School of Art and Design professor Joseph Trumpey stokes the fire at his 40-acre plot of farmland just outside of Ann Arbor for his October weenie roast.  He directs guests to a self-guided tour booklet that leads them through the rooms of his home, Sandy Acres Farm, where he lives with […]

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The Story of a Young Farmer

Alex Cacciari, 30, bounced around her kitchen preparing dinner with calloused, weathered hands at the end of a long day working her land. Owning a small organic farm on the north side of Ann Arbor, Cacciari, and her husband Mark Nowak, represent a tiny population of young farmers amidst a generation of “Old-Timers” as she […]

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University of Michigan Professor Joel Blum researches ground-breaking mercury measurements

by Erin Figley University of Michigan Journalist Ever since University of Michigan Professor Joel Blum, 53, saw the mountains for the first time during a family vacation in the West when he was 10 years old, he was interested in learning about how the world works. His education certainly allowed him to do so, and […]

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American Studies Lecturer Documents Unique Eating History

By Katie Barbour, University of Michigan Student Journalist “I was terrified to eat it, frankly, because I’d always been told that if I ate meat, I’d throw up.  But it also would have just been unspeakably rude to turn it down.  So I ate it. And it was delicious.” This event marked the slow, gradual […]

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C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital Child Life Director Shaping Child Health Care

by Lauren Dudley, University of Michigan Journalism Student Dan Fischer still remembers his 21-year-old self, sitting in his psychology professor’s office, his senior year at the University of Michigan.  The four years of undergraduate school had gone by fast and Fischer had no idea what he wanted to do with the degree in Psychology he […]

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Saving the world with algae research

by Caroline Erickson, University of Michigan Journalism Student The lab smells like chlorine and disinfectant, leftover from the preparatory stage of the pilot run of the experiment. Glowing aquariums line the walls, ready for the first phase of the investigative alternative bio-fuel project to begin. Cardinale’s lab at the University of Michigan is focusing on […]

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Profile of Patricia Anderson, medical librarian

  Between daily meetings and presentations, Patricia Anderson is busy rewriting the rules of librarianship.   Through exploring web comics as a medium to teach medical literacy, writing blog posts on new technologies, and tweeting useful resources, Anderson’s passion for applying innovation is obvious. Patricia Anderson 56, is the Emerging Technologies Librarian at the University of […]

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