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Hanging in the Balance

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.

A History of Activism

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.

The New Normal

School of Public Health Ph.D. candidate Sarah Rozenblum looks at what lessons the United States can learn from how European countries have approached reopening their economies in the wake of COVID-19.

Driving Toward Sustainability

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen great reductions in travel, a major source of the carbon emissions that drive climate change. Sustainable systems master’s student Nate Hua is working to help the university reduce its own travel impact in the future.

Every Year a Story

In addition to Earth Day, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the Ecology Center. Rackham English language and literature Ph.D. candidate Elizabeth Harlow is helping them commemorate the occasion through online storytelling.

Heaven and Earth

For as long as there has been human civilization, it has been shaped in part by the climate. Rackham history Ph.D. candidate David Patterson is exploring how medieval Europeans thought about the world around them.

Squirrels and the City

Few mammals are as ubiquitous as the squirrel, but what makes them act the way they do? Rackham student Amy-Charlotte Devitz takes us into the mind of the bushy tailed rodent.