As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, sociology Ph.D. candidate Kristin Foringer and a team of U-M researchers are working with the Reckoning Project to collect eyewitness testimonies of the violence—and use them to gather evidence of war crimes.
Rackham political science alumna and Barbour Scholarship recipient Mervat Hatem has dedicated her career to understanding the complex political realities that shape the world around us. Through a generous gift to Rackham, she’s working to ensure a new generation of scholars can follow in her footsteps.
At their essence, electoral systems turn votes into winners and losers, with far-reaching consequences. Rackham political science alumnus Samuel Baltz studies how different systems represent their voters and impact election outcomes.
Developing new, more efficient batteries has become paramount if automotive and other industries want to move away from fossil fuels. Mechanical engineering Ph.D. student Changyu Deng is developing ways to speed up that process.
Graduate Rackham International past presidents Maria Mustafa and Yixuan Chen discuss the important role the organization plays in supporting international graduate students.
The 1913 copper mine strike changed Michigan history forever, and the novel The Women of the Copper Country highlights the central role women played in the struggle. Comparative literature Ph.D. candidate Júlia Irion Martins prepared a statewide reader’s guide to help people understand their story.
Barbour Scholarship alumna Lili Liu has spent her career with the World Bank, helping governments around the world better serve their people.
Students of Color of Rackham President Sydney Carr discusses the important role the organization plays on campus and how it supports graduate students.
Rackham and art history alumnus John Hunter has pursued art around the world. Now, he’s making sure future generations have the resources they need to chase their own goals through higher education.
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.