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A Sense of Place

It often conjures images of farms or forests, but what does it really mean for a place to be “rural”? Rackham student Surabhi Balachander is looking for a new definition that reflects the experiences of the people who live there.

Speaking Their Legacy

Over a century ago, groups of Afrikaans-speaking Boer settlers left war-torn South Africa for Argentina. Today, their descendants speak a unique blend of Afrikaans and Spanish, and a team of U-M researchers is working to document it before it disappears.

Graduate Student Mental Health Task Force Releases First Year Report

The task force summarizes its first year’s findings and calls on Rackham and U-M graduate programs to prioritize graduate student mental health and well-being alongside academic success.

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.

Centering Equity in Student Mental Health

Rackham Graduate Student Mental Health Task Force chair Meghan Duffy and members Sara Abelson and Janelle Goodwill identify eight ways universities can ensure no student population is left behind by efforts to improve mental health on campus.

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.

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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Dec 02

Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Wednesday, December 2, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Dec 04

LEAD: Decentering Whiteness in the Academy

Friday, December 4, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Dec 04

Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Friday, December 4, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Dec 04

Rackham 101: End of Semester Wrap Up and Social

Friday, December 4, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EST
Dec 07

Sweetland Write-Together

Monday, December 7, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Dec 10

Coffee Chats for Graduate Students: Transferable Skills

Thursday, December 10, 10:30 am to 11:15 am EST
Dec 15

Coffee Chats for Graduate Students: Cover Letters

Tuesday, December 15, 2:30 pm to 3:15 pm EST
Dec 04

LEAD: Decentering Whiteness in the Academy

Friday, December 4, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Dec 02

Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Wednesday, December 2, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Dec 04

Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Friday, December 4, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Dec 04

Rackham 101: End of Semester Wrap Up and Social

Friday, December 4, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EST
Dec 07

Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Monday, December 7, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Dec 09

Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Wednesday, December 9, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

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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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Rackham Student Receives Fulbright Award to Study Energy in Chile

School for Environment and Sustainability Ph.D. candidate Dominic Bednar will study energy poverty and efficiency in Chile.

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Improving Nuclear Security

New research published by Rackham student Felicia Sutanto helps researchers better understand and detect antineutrinos, particles produced during nuclear power generation.

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Rackham Student Combats Faulty COVID-19 Information

Chemical Biology graduate student Amanda Peiffer found issues calling into question research that suggested COVID-19 was engineered and intentionally released by China.

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Open Mike: Your Right, Your Voice, Your Vote

Dean Solomon urges registered graduate students to vote, and points to election resources and information available through the university and outside partners.

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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