Internship Connections: Exploring Medical Affairs
Pharmacology Ph.D. candidate Loyda Morales leveraged her U-M education and launched a new career trajectory during her experience as a medical affairs intern at Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, supported by the Rackham Doctoral Intern Fellowship Program.
Patterns of Force: Preserving Memories and Finding Justice in the Shadow of the Ukraine War
As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, sociology Ph.D. candidate Kristin Foringer and a team of U-M researchers are working with the Reckoning Project to collect eyewitness testimonies of the violence—and use them to gather evidence of war crimes.
Representation Matters: Bringing Firsthand Experience to Political Science
Rackham political science alumna and Barbour Scholarship recipient Mervat Hatem has dedicated her career to understanding the complex political realities that shape the world around us. Through a generous gift to Rackham, she’s working to ensure a new generation of scholars can follow in her footsteps.
Rackham Alum Celebrates 50th Episode of Modern Figures Podcast
Kyla McMullen is U-M’s first Black woman to graduate with a Ph.D. in computer science and engineering—and she’s driving change and scaling her influence with a podcast.
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.
A New Chapter in English Graduate Education
Faculty members and students in the Department of English Language and Literature are working together on initiatives to better prepare students for a wider range of career possibilities.
Recentering Place, Community, and Crisis Through Indigenous Studies
Erin Leary is in the second year of her Ph.D. in the Department of American Culture, researching the intersection of Indigenous studies and climate change. Leary’s (Re)mapping project seeks to recenter Indigenous knowledge through placemaking.
Open Mike: Stronger Than Words
Dean Solomon highlights how the work of the Rackham community upholds its mission and values—especially when confronted by those whose speech seeks to distract and divide.
Rules of Civic Engagement: How Electoral Systems Determine Winners and Losers
At their essence, electoral systems turn votes into winners and losers, with far-reaching consequences. Rackham political science alumnus Samuel Baltz studies how different systems represent their voters and impact election outcomes.
Creative Choice: Deciding to Acknowledge and Heal From Shame
Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design graduate student Emerson Granillo’s durational performance art and installations invite curiosity, investigate shame, and require an unwavering commitment to their creative choices to succeed.