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Internship Connections: Exploring Medical Affairs

Pharmacology Ph.D. candidate Loyda Morales leveraged her U-M education and launched a new career trajectory during her experience as a medical affairs intern at Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, supported by the Rackham Doctoral Intern Fellowship Program.

Patterns of Force: Preserving Memories and Finding Justice in the Shadow of the Ukraine War

As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, sociology Ph.D. candidate Kristin Foringer and a team of U-M researchers are working with the Reckoning Project to collect eyewitness testimonies of the violence—and use them to gather evidence of war crimes.

Developing DEI as a Critical Skill

In a recently published article, two U-M staff members explore how a Rackham certificate program is contributing to significant learning and student success by training graduate students to work in diverse environments while fostering a climate of equity and inclusivity.

Recentering Place, Community, and Crisis Through Indigenous Studies

Erin Leary is in the second year of her Ph.D. in the Department of American Culture, researching the intersection of Indigenous studies and climate change. Leary’s (Re)mapping project seeks to recenter Indigenous knowledge through placemaking.

Rules of Civic Engagement: How Electoral Systems Determine Winners and Losers

At their essence, electoral systems turn votes into winners and losers, with far-reaching consequences. Rackham political science alumnus Samuel Baltz studies how different systems represent their voters and impact election outcomes.

Rackham’s Strategic Vision for Graduate Education

Rackham is leading a charge to reenvision graduate education at U-M in a way that is student centered and faculty led, and that emphasizes a holistic view of graduate training.

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

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Rackham Alum Plays Key Role in Michigan Central Station Transformation

Architecture and civil engineering graduate Manuel Martinez is the on-site superintendent for the construction company turning the Detroit landmark into a major office center.

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Research Sheds Light on Students Most Likely to Seek Out Development Opportunities in Graduate School

A new study of six semesters of Rackham students found female, marginalized, and low income students are more likely to participate in professional and sociocultural development programming.

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National Humanities Alliance Highlights Rackham Engaged Humanities Program

The Engaged Pedagogy Initiative was included in the NHA’s public humanities program training report.

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Patterns of Force: Preserving Memories and Finding Justice in the Shadow of the Ukraine War

As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, sociology Ph.D. candidate Kristin Foringer and a team of U-M researchers are working with the Reckoning Project to collect eyewitness testimonies of the violence—and use them to gather evidence of war crimes.

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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