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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.

Time Travel with Typewriters

With support from the Rackham Program in Public Scholarship, Rackham alumna Meghan Forbes created a program that uses a retro strategy to encourage children to write: giving them access to typewriters.

Boosting the Signal

Tribal radio stations are important sources of healthcare information in Native American communities. With support from the Rackham Program in Public Scholarship and Rackham summer research funding, Ph.D. alumna Jana Wilbricht studied this crucial role, and helped two stations better reach their audiences.

Juneteenth Symposium: Celebrating Black Joy, Hope, and Healing

A partnership between U-M and the Ann Arbor branch of the NAACP, U-M’s inaugural Juneteenth Symposium hopes to bring together the U-M and Ann Arbor communities virtually to celebrate and recognize the liberation of all Black people from slavery and seeks to collaborate, enrich, and empower the community in a longstanding annual tradition to promote Black liberation and excellence.

Mining the Past

With support from the Rackham Program in Public Scholarship, anthropology alumnus Colin Quinn helped start a program that connects a Romanian community with its mining heritage.

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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Assessing Organizational Culture Through a DEI Lens

Friday, September 24, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Mon 27

Sweetland Write Together

Monday, September 27, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Mon 27

Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Monday, September 27, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
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Bouchet Honor Society Information Session

Tuesday, September 28, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Fri 24

Assessing Organizational Culture Through a DEI Lens

Friday, September 24, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Wed 29

Coffee Chats for Graduate Students: Internships

Wednesday, September 29, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT
Thu 30

Intercultural Development Inventory Group Session

Thursday, September 30, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Fri 24

Assessing Organizational Culture Through a DEI Lens

Friday, September 24, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Tue 28

Bouchet Honor Society Information Session

Tuesday, September 28, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
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King Talks Information Session

Thursday, September 30, 10:00 am to 11:00 am EDT
Thu 30

Intercultural Development Inventory Group Session

Thursday, September 30, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Mon 27

Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Monday, September 27, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Wed 29

Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Wednesday, September 29, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Monday, October 4, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Wednesday, October 6, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Monday, October 11, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Oct 13

Racial Microaggressions

Wednesday, October 13, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Oct 22

Anti-Racism in an Abroad Context

Friday, October 22, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT

Discover Rackham

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

Brendan Nash looks for artifacts at the Belson Site.

Rackham Student Helps Rewrite Michigan History

Archaeology Ph.D. candidate Brendan Nash helped identify a 13,000-year-old Paleoindian camp in St. Joseph County, now thought to be the earliest archaeological site in Michigan.

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Rackham Student Finds Time Outdoors Improves Youth Physical and Mental Health

In a new study, Rackham public health student Astrid Zamora finds spending time in nature has significant mental and physical health benefits for teenagers and young adults.

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Welcome to the New Academic Year

Dean Mike Solomon highlights ways that Rackham and program faculty and staff can support you in 2021–22 and at every stage of your graduate education.

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Twenty Rackham Students Awarded Fellowships by MICDE

The Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering fellowships fund the work of current and prospective students in scientific computing.

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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