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What Language Says About Race

Whether it’s housing access, media portrayals, or the professional sphere, people of color often face discrimination around the language they use. Linguistics Ph.D. candidate Kelly Wright is listening to their side of the story.

A Campus in Winter

Whether falling on the Rackham Building or festooning the Law Quad, snow (at least for a little while) is one of winter’s charms. Take a minute to enjoy these pictures of wintertime on campus through the years.

The Fifth Force

For decades, the Standard Model of physics outlined four fundamental forces underlying every physical phenomenon. Now, nationwide research including Rackham students and alumni may change the way we understand our universe.

Rackham Creates Standing Committee on Graduate Student Mental Health and Well-Being

The committee will prioritize the creation of a network of graduate student mental health and wellness advocates in graduate programs across the university.

Why Did the Bumblebee Cross the Road?

Bees and other insects are crucial for the reproduction of many plant species, but roads often impose obstacles to this vital function. Rackham students Gordon Fitch and Chatura Vaidya studied this problem and proposed some solutions.

Evening the Scales

Some of the most widespread sources of information on the planet, Wikipedia’s articles are praised for their neutrality, but show significant biases in whom they cover. Rackham political science student Samuel Baltz spent most of 2020 working to change that by writing an article on women in political science every day.

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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Sweetland Write-Together

Monday, January 31, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Monday, January 31, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
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Rackham 101: Finance Fundamentals

Wednesday, February 2, 10:00 am to 11:00 am EST
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What’s It Like to Be an Intern with Ithaka S+R?

Wednesday, February 2, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Wednesday, February 2, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
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What’s It Like to Be an Intern with Ithaka S+R?

Wednesday, February 2, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
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Designing and Creating Effective Posters

Thursday, February 3, 10:00 am to 11:30 am EST
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So You Want to Author a Publication?

Thursday, February 3, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EST
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Designing Your Life Series

Friday, February 4, 10:00 am to 11:30 am EST
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Coffee Chats for Graduate Students: Are You LinkedIn?

Tuesday, February 8, 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm EST
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Healing Identity-Based Trauma

Tuesday, February 8, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EST
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Change it Up!©

Friday, February 11, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EST
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Research-Based Strategies for Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Monday, February 14, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EST
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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Monday, January 31, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
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Rackham 101: Finance Fundamentals

Wednesday, February 2, 10:00 am to 11:00 am EST
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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Wednesday, February 2, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Monday, February 7, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
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Healing Identity-Based Trauma

Tuesday, February 8, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EST
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Research-Based Strategies for Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Monday, February 14, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EST
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Navigating Difficult Conversations: Communicating Across Difference

Thursday, March 10, 10:00 am to 11:30 am EST
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Mentoring Across Differences

Friday, March 18, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
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Coffee Chats for Graduate Students: Negotiation Basics

Thursday, April 14, 11:00 am to 11:45 am EDT

Discover Rackham

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

Xin Sun and a colleague examine a piece of scientific equipment.

Net Zero Future

The U.S. has set the goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. As part of the leadership of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Barbour Scholarship alumna Xin Sun is playing a key role in helping it get there.

A black-and-white photo of Kapila Khandvala.

Woman of the People

Barbour Scholarship alumna Kapila Khandvala dedicated her life’s work to advocating for women’s rights and education in Indian society.

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What Language Says About Race

Whether it’s housing access, media portrayals, or the professional sphere, people of color often face discrimination around the language they use. Linguistics Ph.D. candidate Kelly Wright is listening to their side of the story.

A graphic of one person pouring water down a waterfall and another person gathering it at the bottom.

Rackham Associate Dean Discusses Bringing Collaboration to History Curricula

Associate Dean Rita Chin helped develop a collaborative course for history graduate students with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, giving them practical experience working side-by-side with experts to improve the museum’s online exhibits.

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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