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Refined Tastes: Are Some Foods Addictive?

Ph.D. candidate Erica Schulte explores the possibility that, for some, foods highly processed to be irresistible might be exactly that.

A Scholar and a Trailblazer

One hundred years ago, pioneering scientist and Rackham alumnus Elmer Imes became the second black man to earn a Ph.D. in physics in the United States.

Football to an Advanced Degree

Rackham Alum George Hoey discusses his journey from Ann Arbor to the NFL and back again.

Three from U-M Receive Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Fellowships

The highly competitive fellowships are aimed at deepening knowledge of areas in the world not generally included in U.S. curricula.

Scrolling Through Time

U-M is home to the largest collection of ancient papyri in North America. Rackham Associate Dean Arthur Verhoogt discusses the archive and his book about it, which was recently honored with the University of Michigan Press Book Award.

An Update on Rackham’s Strategic Plan for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Dean Mike Solomon shares updates on Rackham’s efforts to date and priorities for the year ahead.

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.

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King Talks

Tuesday, January 22, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Wed 23

Designing a DEI Workshop

Wednesday, January 23, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
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Transferable Skills for Ph.D. Students: Part 2

Wednesday, January 23, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm EST
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Fellowship and Grant Opportunities for Graduate Students

Thursday, January 24, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Thu 24

Disability Awareness

Thursday, January 24, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Wed 23

Transferable Skills for Ph.D. Students: Part 2

Wednesday, January 23, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm EST
Feb 04

Developing a Social Media Strategy for Your Professional Career

Monday, February 4, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Feb 07

Procrastination: How to Recognize It and How to Manage It

Thursday, February 7, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Feb 11

CV to Resume

Monday, February 11, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Feb 21

Research-Based Strategies for Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Thursday, February 21, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
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King Talks

Tuesday, January 22, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Wed 23

Designing a DEI Workshop

Wednesday, January 23, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Thu 24

Disability Awareness

Thursday, January 24, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Mon 28

First-Generation Luncheon and Networking

Monday, January 28, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
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Out in Grad School Virtual Training

Monday, January 28, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
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Out in Grad School Virtual Training

Monday, January 28, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Feb 18

LGBTQ Affirming Doctors and How to Navigate Systems Panel

Monday, February 18, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Thu 24

Disability Awareness

Thursday, January 24, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Thu 31

Women in Engineering Panel

Thursday, January 31, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Feb 07

Procrastination: How to Recognize It and How to Manage It

Thursday, February 7, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Feb 14

DEI Conversation: Intersectionality

Thursday, February 14, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Feb 21

Research-Based Strategies for Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Thursday, February 21, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST

Discover Rackham

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

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Refined Tastes: Are Some Foods Addictive?

Clinical psychology Ph.D. candidate Erica Schulte looks into not only the underlying mechanisms that are similar between eating-related problems and addiction, but also the types of foods that might be especially rewarding or addictive.

The Benefits of Coaching Conversations

Rackham professional development and academic development program manager Deborah S. Willis gives advice on how to incorporate coaching conversations into your graduate school or postdoctoral experience.

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Faculty Allies and Student Ally Diversity Grants Open for Applications

Developed to fund initiatives that help all graduate students feel welcome and thrive in their studies at the University of Michigan, these grants aim to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts within graduate programs across the U-M campus.

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Creating Space for Herself and Others in Mathematics

Karen E. Smith reflects on the gender and class challenges she faced in the pursuit of her dream of becoming a mathematician—and on the challenges women in STEM still face.

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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