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Student Spotlight: Laura Amtower

Laura is in her thesis year at U-M, undertaking a self-directed project called Playscape at an Ann Arbor elementary school. Building on her dual undergraduate degrees in art education and studio art, she is combining her passions for creative pedagogy in a year-long...

Explore Michigan: Say yah to da U.P. eh!

Fall has arrived in Michigan! It came in quickly this year, like a November gale blowing off the coast of one of the Great Lakes. Since fall is one of the shortest seasons in Michigan, the time to go out and enjoy the season is now! Very soon the leaves will be gone...

Student Spotlight: Elaina Breznau

While most of her peers were undergraduate students, Elaina was climbing 20,000 foot peaks in South America, scuba diving in the Bahamas, backpacking the Australian outback, and traversing the globe in search of adventure. In the process, she gained a different...

New Rackham Dean Carol A. Fierke

Dear Friends and Colleagues, As the new Dean of the Rackham Graduate School, I am very excited to work with graduate students, faculty, staff, and alumni to continue to innovate and improve graduate education and to recruit the best scholars to the University of...

The Parents of Anthro-History

Like all graduate programs, the program in Anthropology and History has a distinct culture. In recent years, the small Anthro-History department has also had a plethora of families in their midst, a fact that has shaped their bonds as a community and strengthened...

Rackham’s Campaign Update

As we near the halfway mark for the University of Michigan Victors for Michigan fundraising campaign, Rackham is pleased to announce that we have raised $18.7 million to date and are more than halfway to our $30 million goal. Donors to Rackham support graduate...

Alumni Spotlight: Christal Sheppard

Christal admits, “I’ve been a little bit of everywhere.” Her career path has evolved in a non-traditional way, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Following her U-M Master’s and Ph.D., Christal obtained a law degree from Cornell and began her career as a patent...

Winter Is Coming

Yes, it’s not an original line. But like it or not, winter IS coming (don’t you hate it when people in non-wintry places say that these days, and you know they don’t ACTUALLY know what that means?), and after 3 years here, I am finally realising that I should prepare...