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Boosting the Signal

Tribal radio stations are important sources of healthcare information in Native American communities, which have been particularly hard hit by COVID-19. Ph.D. alumna Jana Wilbricht studied this crucial role, and helped two stations better reach their audiences.

Moral Victories

With support from the Rackham Program in Public Scholarship, U-M philosophy Ph.D. alum Zoë A. Johnson King co-founded the Michigan High School Ethics Bowl, helping high school students explore and apply moral philosophy to local issues.

A Culture of Sustainability

In 2019, U-M launched a commission to help it achieve carbon neutrality. Rackham nursing graduate Megan Czerwinski used her expertise in sustainability and health education to help members of the U-M community understand the stakes and learn how they can contribute.

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 people’s lived experiences.

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.

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