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Caregivers and Alzheimer's Hidden Toll

New research led by Rackham nursing student Melissa Harris shows older adults caring for a partner with Alzheimer’s disease face long-term risks to their emotional health.

Modeling the Benefits of Masks and Social Distancing

Rackham researcher April Nellis and a team of U-M colleagues found taking personal precautions is one of the best ways to reduce the harm of COVID-19 to communities and livelihoods.

Welcome to the New Academic Year

Dean Mike Solomon highlights ways that Rackham and program faculty and staff can support you in 2020–21 and at every stage of your graduate education.

Rethinking Research

In June, the university announced it would begin ramping up research after a four-month pause caused by COVID-19. Graduate students share their experiences, concerns, and insights as they return to their labs and studios.

Hanging in the Balance

Bats are a potential source of the novel coronavirus behind COVID-19, but a different affliction is ravaging their own populations. One Rackham researcher wants to help them—and help people grasp their importance to our ecosystem.

A History of Activism

In 1985, the Minority Organization of Rackham was formed. Now called Students of Color of Rackham (SCOR), the group continues to expand support and advocacy for the academic, professional, and social needs of graduate students of color.

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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Mon 21

Sweetland Write-Together

Monday, September 21, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Mon 21

DEI Professional Development Certificate Orientation

Monday, September 21, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Mon 21

Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Monday, September 21, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Wed 23

Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Wednesday, September 23, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Fri 25

MORE Mentoring Plan Workshop

Friday, September 25, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Mon 21

DEI Professional Development Certificate Orientation

Monday, September 21, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Fri 25

MORE Mentoring Plan Workshop

Friday, September 25, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Fri 25

Designing Your Life Series

Friday, September 25, 10:00 am to 11:30 am EDT
Fri 25

Rackham North: Racial Microaggressions

Friday, September 25, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Wed 30

Graduate Student Career Pathways: Converting CVs to Resumes

Wednesday, September 30, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Mon 21

DEI Professional Development Certificate Orientation

Monday, September 21, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Fri 25

Rackham North: Racial Microaggressions

Friday, September 25, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Tue 29

Rackham North: Combating Anti-Asian Racism

Tuesday, September 29, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Oct 02

Healing Identity Based Trauma

Friday, October 2, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Oct 05

Anti-Racism Workshop

Monday, October 5, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Mon 21

Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Monday, September 21, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Wed 23

Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Wednesday, September 23, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Fri 25

Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Friday, September 25, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Mon 28

Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Monday, September 28, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Fri 25

Rackham North: Racial Microaggressions

Friday, September 25, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Tue 29

Rackham North: Combating Anti-Asian Racism

Tuesday, September 29, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Oct 09

Rackham North: The Power of Storytelling

Friday, October 9, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Oct 12

Rackham North: Change It Up!

Monday, October 12, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Oct 22

Rackham North: Negotiating a Faculty Job Offer

Thursday, October 22, 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.

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Open Mike: Our Challenges and Our Shared Goals

Dean Solomon acknowledges the pressures affecting every aspect of the graduate student experience and outlines steps Rackham is pursuing to help in this uncertain term.

Faculty Mentoring Awards

Announcing the Winners of the 2020 Faculty Mentoring Awards

The Faculty Mentoring Awards recognize faculty with records of excellence in mentoring master’s and doctoral students across the University of Michigan.

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Open Mike: A Message to Rackham Students About Proposed Homeland Security Policy

Dean Solomon responds to a preliminary announcement about online study eligibility for international students for the fall 2020 semester.

Three full bins of recycling material, overflowing.

COVID-19 Lays Waste to Many U.S. Recycling Programs

In a new article, Rackham student Julie Rieland explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on recycling programs across the United States.

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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