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Student Spotlight: Melissa Coppola

Melissa Coppola is bringing classical music to life, not only for those who already love it, but for those who have yet to experience it. According to the National Endowment for the Arts, classical music attendance has decreased rapidly over the last ten years, and...

Public Scholarship in the Time of HIV/AIDS

As we approach National HIV Testing Day on June 27, communities throughout the country will gather to raise awareness of HIV and provide testing services. In Detroit, for example, local organizations such as Gospel Against AIDS, the Michigan Health Department, and...

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...

Alumni Spotlight: Jeannine Bell

As a social justice activist and scholar raised in 1970s Detroit, Jeannine Bell is no stranger to the challenges faced by marginalized populations today. Currently a professor at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Jeannine focuses on the systemic racism that...

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...