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Q&A with Rackham Dean Mike Solomon

What do you see as Rackham’s greatest strength, both for students and for the programs with whom Rackham works? Mike Solomon: Rackham’s greatest strength is its sole focus on graduate students and the centrality of their experience to the University of Michigan and...

Michael Solomon Named Dean of Rackham

Michael J. Solomon, professor of chemical engineering, has been appointed dean of the University of Michigan’s Rackham Graduate School and vice provost for academic affairs-graduate studies. His five-year appointment, approved Thursday by the Board of Regents, is...

Rackham 2018 Honors and Awards

Each year, Rackham is thrilled to honor exceptional student research and outstanding instructors and faculty mentors. Browse the awards below to learn more and see this year’s recipients. Reception after Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship Ceremony. Rackham Predoctoral...

Rackham and the 2018 Pan-Asia Alumni Reunion

On May 25 and 26, University of Michigan alumni from around the globe gathered at the ninth annual U-M Pan-Asia Alumni Reunion in Seoul, Korea. Rackham Dean Michael Solomon and Director of Development Jill McDonough attended and met with international alumni and some...

The Shape of Things to Overcome

Esmé Weijun Wang is an accomplished writer for whom the journey to accomplishment has been heavily defined by her experiences with illness. Her debut novel, The Border of Paradise, grew out of her thesis project at U-M and explores the impact of a character's...

Student Spotlight: I-Uen (Yvonne) Hsu

In 1996, scientists mapped out the STAC (SH3 and cysteine rich domain) family of genes. Since then, their function has been somewhat of a mystery. That is, until around twenty years later when in Dr. John Kuwada’s lab at University of Michigan, a group of researchers...

I Am a Ph.D. Student from a Muggle Family

Recently, more than halfway through my second year of graduate school, I experienced a major breakdown. On my two, three-hour flights that took me back home to Colombia, I questioned my sudden decision to retreat for three weeks to get myself together. “Is this going...