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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.

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.

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 25

Write Together

Monday, February 25, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Mon 25

Cover Letter Writing for Ph.D. Students

Monday, February 25, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Mon 25

MSI Outreach and Planning Grant Info Session

Monday, February 25, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Tue 26

Clothing Exchange

Tuesday, February 26, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST
Thu 28

Rackham North: Designing Your Curriculum Vitae

Thursday, February 28, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Thu 28

How to Market Yourself as an International Graduate Student

Thursday, February 28, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm EST
Mar 14
Mar 18
Mar 21

Rackham North: Acing the Interview

Thursday, March 21, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
Mon 25

MSI Outreach and Planning Grant Info Session

Monday, February 25, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Mar 13

Social Justice Journey

Wednesday, March 13, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Mar 15

Liberating Structures

Friday, March 15, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Mar 18

Microaggressions Session

Monday, March 18, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Tue 26

Clothing Exchange

Tuesday, February 26, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST
Thu 28

GRIN Board Game Night

Thursday, February 28, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm EST
Mar 06

Understanding Taxes

Wednesday, March 6, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Mar 14

Ice Skating with GRIN

Thursday, March 14, 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm EDT
Mar 26

Massage and Lunch Day

Tuesday, March 26, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Thu 28

Rackham North: Designing Your Curriculum Vitae

Thursday, February 28, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Mar 14
Mar 21

Rackham North: Acing the Interview

Thursday, March 21, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
Mar 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

Discover Rackham

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

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.

Advisor and students at Rackham event.

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.

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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