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.
New research led by Rackham public health Ph.D. student Delvon Mattingly shows Black COVID-19 patients in Michigan have nearly double the number of hospital stays and worse experiences with testing and care than their white counterparts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In June, the university announced it would begin ramping up research after a four-month pause caused by COVID-19. Graduate students share their experiences, concerns, and insights as they return to their labs and studios.
Bats are a potential source of the novel coronavirus behind COVID-19, but a different affliction is ravaging their own populations. One Rackham researcher wants to help them—and help people grasp their importance to our ecosystem.
In 1985, the Minority Organization of Rackham was formed. Now called Students of Color of Rackham (SCOR), the group continues to expand support and advocacy for the academic, professional, and social needs of graduate students of color.