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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.

The Hidden Disparities of School Discipline

Sociology Ph.D. student Aunrika Tucker-Shabazz explores the unseen costs of discrimination in the way black girls are punished in public schools.

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

Mon 18

Write Together

Monday, March 18, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Mon 18

Microaggressions Session

Monday, March 18, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Mon 18
Tue 19

MSI Outreach and Planning Grant Info Session

Tuesday, March 19, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Wed 20

Academic Freedom at a Global University: A Transnational Perspective

Wednesday, March 20, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Mon 18
Thu 21

Rackham North: Acing the Interview

Thursday, March 21, 3:00 pm to 5:00 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
Mon 18

Microaggressions Session

Monday, March 18, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Tue 19

MSI Outreach and Planning Grant Info Session

Tuesday, March 19, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Wed 20

MSI Outreach and Planning Grant Info Session

Wednesday, March 20, 12:00 pm to 1:30 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
Thu 21

Mindfulness for Stress Reduction

Thursday, March 21, 3:00 pm to 4:30 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
Thu 21

Rackham North: Acing the Interview

Thursday, March 21, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm 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.

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.

MSI Outreach and Collaboration Grants

Announcing 2019–2020 MSI Outreach and Collaboration Grant Competitions

As part of a broader, campus-wide strategy of complementary efforts, Rackham will offer two related funding opportunities through the MSI Outreach and Collaboration Grant competition. These grants seek to increase access of diverse students from MSIs to U-M.

Pictured here is Katrina Haslip, an HIV-positive, formerly incarcerated Black Muslim woman who was known to raise awareness about how women were uniquely affected by HIV/AIDS. Along with the mobilization of other HIV/AIDS activists, Katrina pressured the CDC to broaden its surveillance definition of AIDS to include conditions faced by women. This image is taken from the recent documentary Nothing Without Us: The Women Who Will End AIDS, by director Harriet Hirshorn and distributed by Women Make Movies.

What National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Means for a Student Researcher

Ph.D. student Jallicia Jolly explores why, despite biomedical developments that aim to reduce the spread of HIV transmission, the pandemic continues to disproportionately impact the poorest and socioeconomically disadvantaged sectors of our population.

A person receives and injection in the arm.

What Don’t We Get About Getting the Flu?

Epidemiology Ph.D. candidate Hannah Segaloff is aiming to develop a better understanding of predictors for influenza and to assess the effectiveness of vaccines.

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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