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Worst Day on Earth

Recent Rackham alum Molly Range helped model the tsunami that originated when a comet or asteroid struck the Earth approximately 66 million years ago, contributing to the downfall of the dinosaurs.

Exploring Diversity in STEM

Diversity in STEM fields has been a challenge for decades. To better understand this dynamic, one Rackham alum looks at the experiences of those entering and engaged in STEM study.

Q & A: Grad Student Well-Being

Rackham’s embedded counselor, Laura Monschau, talks frankly about issues she sees among graduate students and shares resources for those who feel that they’re struggling.

Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Diamonds

Alumna and MacArthur Fellow Shannon Lee Dawdy is collaborating with a documentary filmmaker to explore recent changes in how Americans approach the topic of death.

Love and Robots

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we look at the research of alum Sven Nyholm, whose work includes exploring the possibilities and ethics of robot romance.

Brahim Medjahed to Coordinate First Rackham Ph.D. Programs at University of Michigan-Dearborn

Brahim Medjahed joins Rackham Graduate School as an associate dean for academic programs and initiatives, overseeing the implementation of the first Rackham Ph.D. programs at UM-Dearborn.

Common Ground for an Uncommon Education

Rackham Graduate School partners at multiple levels with every school and college on campus to ensure the quality of graduate education, encourage innovation, and build a vibrant and diverse student community.

Applications for 2018-2019

Fri 22

Sip and Swap: A GRIN Pop-Up Event

Friday, March 22, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm EDT
Tue 26

Massage and Lunch Day

Tuesday, March 26, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Wed 27

Change It Up!

Wednesday, March 27, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Wed 27

GRIN Board Game Night

Wednesday, March 27, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Wed 27

International Movie Night: The Golden Era

Wednesday, March 27, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Apr 05

Ph.D. Connections: A Career Conference

Friday, April 5, 8:00 am to 5:15 pm EDT
Apr 09

Demonstrating a Commitment to Diversity

Tuesday, April 9, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Apr 11

Ice Cream Mixer on Internship Experiences

Thursday, April 11, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
Apr 12

GRIN Group Mentoring

Friday, April 12, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Wed 27

Change It Up!

Wednesday, March 27, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Thu 28

Rackham North: Revising Your Diversity Statement

Thursday, March 28, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
Apr 09

Demonstrating a Commitment to Diversity

Tuesday, April 9, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Apr 12

Crossroads: The Intersection of Health and Wellness and DEI

Friday, April 12, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Fri 22

Sip and Swap: A GRIN Pop-Up Event

Friday, March 22, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm EDT
Tue 26

Massage and Lunch Day

Tuesday, March 26, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Wed 27

GRIN Board Game Night

Wednesday, March 27, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Thu 28

Progress (Not Purfektion)

Thursday, March 28, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EDT
Apr 01

Appreciation Breakfast

Monday, April 1, 9:00 am to 11:00 am EDT
Thu 28

Rackham North: Revising Your Diversity Statement

Thursday, March 28, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
Apr 04

Rackham North: Positive Leadership

Thursday, April 4, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
Apr 11

Ice Cream Mixer on Internship Experiences

Thursday, April 11, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT

Discover Rackham

Stories, blog posts, and more illuminating the experiences of graduate life and highlighting the impact of our students’ critical research.

Public Engagement and the Humanities

Announcing the 2019 Mellon Public Engagement and the Humanities Grantees

The Summer Program in Public Engagement and the Humanities affords a group of six faculty and six graduate students the opportunity to learn the tools of public engagement, explore why those tools matter for humanists, and apply their new knowledge …

Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week logo

Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week 2019

This year, the Rackham Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week will take place April 1–5. The week’s activities will feature a number of events aimed at showing our appreciation for graduate students with breakfasts, social events, and networking opportunities.

Students sit with the Rackham Building in the background.

U-M Graduate Programs Maintain Strong Rankings

The “Best Graduate Schools” rankings are based on expert opinions about program excellence and on statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research, and students.

Laura Monschau

Q&A: Grad Student Well-Being

Rackham’s embedded counselor, Laura Monschau, talks frankly about issues she sees among graduate students and shares resources for those who feel that they’re struggling.

Rackham by the Numbers

Browse statistics and interactive visualizations of the activity and culture of our graduate programs, including data on enrollment, funding, completion rates, and placement.

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