Centennial Celebration

Please Join Us for a Two-Day Celebration in Honor of 100 Years of Barbour Scholars
If you are a Barbour Scholar, contact Melissa Herter at arnettm@umich.edu.

Register for events that are open to the public.

Monday, October 23

Events on this day will be open to the public

Asian Studies at the University of Michigan: A Brief History
Professor Donald Lopez, Chair of Asian Languages and Cultures

Rackham 4th Floor Amphitheatre

As the University of Michigan celebrates its bicentennial, it is important to consider the important place of Asian Studies in its history. In his lecture, Donald Lopez will consider Asian Studies not only as a field of scholarly pursuit, but in the sense of people from Asia and of Asian heritage studying and teaching at the University.


Rackham 4th Floor Assembly Hall

Enjoy lunch as you network with faculty, community members, and other Barbour Scholars, and share stories and memories of your time on campus.

Campus Tour

Begin at Rackham

Refamiliarize yourself with U-M’s beautiful campus. Beginning at Rackham, the tour will provide a look into both historic sites and modern additions to the ever-evolving architecture of the University.

Tuesday, October 24

Events on this day are available only to Barbour Scholars, unless otherwise noted

University of Michigan Museum of Art Tour:  Bicentennial Art Exhibit

525 S. State St.

UMMA is home to more than 150 years of unique displays of artistic expression. The Alumni Art exhibit features pieces from the private collections of many U-M alumni and donors, including Barbour Scholars.

100 Years of Opportunity: Asian Women’s Global Engagement
Asian Women’s Global Engagement Alumnae and Graduate Student Panel
(Open to the Public)

Rackham 4th Floor Amphitheatre

Join us as Barbour alumnae and current Scholars share their experiences traveling across the globe to earn a University of Michigan education.

Networking Reception and Celebratory Dinner

Rackham 4th Floor Assembly Hall

As we bring the Barbour Scholar centennial celebration to a close, join us for a celebratory dinner and take this opportunity to network with your fellow Barbour Scholars.

Centennial Committee

Nine Barbour Scholar alumnae are assisting with the 2017 Barbour Centennial Celebrations to celebrate and honor Barbour Scholars. We thank them for their invaluable contributions to the creation of meaningful events that commemorate 100 years of incredible accomplishments. If you are a Barbour Scholar Alumna interested in joining the Centennial Advisory Committee, please contact us at rackham.alums@umich.edu.

Our gratitude to these distinguished alumnae:

  • Dr. Xuezhao Lan, 2009, Ph.D. Education, Psychology
  • Dr. Sudipa Topdar, 2010, Ph.D. History
  • Dr. Veronica Nieva, 1976, Ph.D. Psychology
  • Dr. Usha Lakshmanan, 1989, Ph.D. Linguistics
  • Ms. Airan Liu, 2017, Ph.D. Candidate Public Policy and Sociology
  • Ms. Amrita Dhar, 2017, Ph.D. Candidate English Language and Literature
  • Ms. Po-Ju Chen, 2019, Ph.D. Candidate Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
  • Dr. Hsiu-Chuan Lee, 1997, Ph.D. Comparative Literature
  • Ms. Ziyong Lin, 2018, Ph.D. Candidate Psychology

The Barbour Scholar Centennial Celebration is sponsored in part by a grant from the University of Michigan Bicentennial Office.