It often conjures images of farms or forests, but what does it really mean for a place to be “rural”? Rackham student Surabhi Balachander is looking for a new definition that reflects people’s lived experiences.
School for Environment and Sustainability Ph.D. candidate Dominic Bednar will study energy poverty and efficiency in Chile.
Over a century ago, groups of Afrikaans-speaking Boer settlers left war-torn South Africa for Argentina. Today, their descendants speak a unique blend of Afrikaans and Spanish, and a team of U-M researchers is working to document it before it disappears.
New research led by Rackham nursing student Melissa Harris shows older adults caring for a partner with Alzheimer’s disease face long-term risks to their emotional health.
In June, the university announced it would begin ramping up research after a four-month pause caused by COVID-19. Graduate students share their experiences, concerns, and insights as they return to their labs and studios.
Rackham researcher April Nellis and a team of U-M colleagues found taking personal precautions is one of the best ways to reduce the harm of COVID-19 to communities and livelihoods.
Bats are a potential source of the novel coronavirus behind COVID-19, but a different affliction is ravaging their own populations. One Rackham researcher wants to help them—and help people grasp their importance to our ecosystem.
In a new article, Rackham student Julie Rieland explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on recycling programs across the United States.
School of Public Health Ph.D. candidate Sarah Rozenblum looks at what lessons the United States can learn from how European countries have approached reopening their economies in the wake of COVID-19.
In addition to Earth Day, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the Ecology Center. Rackham English language and literature Ph.D. candidate Elizabeth Harlow is helping them commemorate the occasion through online storytelling.