Announcing the 2023-2024 Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship Awards
The Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship supports outstanding doctoral candidates working on dissertations that are unusually creative, ambitious and impactful.
Announcing the 2023-2024 Barbour Scholars
Established more than a century ago by Regent Levi Barbour, the prestigious Barbour Scholarship funds exceptional women from Asia and the Middle East as they pursue their graduate education at the University of Michigan.
Rackham Graduate School Announces 12-Month Funding for Ph.D. Students
Plan will take effect with the upcoming spring/summer term and bring Ph.D. student funding for the 2022–23 academic year to $36,084.
Engineering Future Careers
Guided by doctoral student survey and focus group data, faculty members in the Department of Mechanical Engineering are working together on program enhancements to prepare students for a wide range of careers.
Piping Hot Bowl of History: The Story of Phở’
Every dish has a story to tell. Rackham student and food historian Khánh Linh Trinh studies the evolution and legacy of the Vietnamese noodle soup phở’.
Like a Bird: How Biology Is Influencing the Future of Flight
Flight technology has been continually evolving for over two centuries. Rackham aerospace engineering alumna Christina Harvey is looking to write the next chapter in that story by looking at the creatures who do it better than anyone: birds.
Introducing the 2023 Bouchet Society Inductees
Named for the first African American doctoral recipient in the United States, the Bouchet Society recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and promotes diversity and excellence in doctoral education.
Reviving the Lost Work of a Groundbreaking Black Composer
Doctor of Musical Arts candidate Bryan Ijames followed his ear, his heart, and some scholarly detective work to resurrect a forgotten piece by composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.
Rackham Alum Plays Key Role in Michigan Central Station Transformation
Architecture and civil engineering graduate Manuel Martinez is the on-site superintendent for the construction company turning the Detroit landmark into a major office center.
Research Sheds Light on Students Most Likely to Seek Out Development Opportunities in Graduate School
A new study of six semesters of Rackham students found female, marginalized, and low income students are more likely to participate in professional and sociocultural development programming.