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Developing DEI as a Critical Skill

In a recently published article, two U-M staff members explore how a Rackham certificate program is contributing to significant learning and student success by training graduate students to work in diverse environments while fostering a climate of equity and inclusivity.

Scrolling Through Time

While the U-M Library’s collection of ancient papyri includes pieces renowned throughout the world, Rackham Associate Dean Arthur Verhoogt finds some of the more obscure items in its catalog to be just as intriguing: A soldier’s letter home, a...

On the Trail of the Ghost Planet

At this very moment in the outermost region of the solar system, in a distant ring of dwarf planets and icy detritus known as the Kuiper Belt, there’s an object that isn’t acting quite right. Its name, 2015 BP519, is not all that exciting. But the nature of its orbit,...

The Hidden Cost of Energy Poverty

For millions of Americans, it isn’t enough to have a roof over their heads. They struggle to find the means to adequately heat or cool the places they call home, and that—particularly in households with elderly family members or small children—leaves them vulnerable...