Core Skill: Communication
Communication is the ability to effectively convey your research and scholarship to multiple audiences and in a variety of media (e.g., presenting your ideas through writing, public presentations, and digital media).
Rackham annually coordinates “King Talks,” which are graduate-student, TED-style talks related to U-M’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day theme. Through this program, graduate students publicly communicate the relevance of their work to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.
Writing groups and workshops, courses, and writing and teaching guides.
Language, academic, and intercultural instruction for international graduate students and scholars.
Student organization dedicated to improving science communication.
Engagement program to improve the dialogue between researchers and different public audiences.
Upcoming Communication Events
- Thursday, September 19, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
- Thursday, November 21, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm EST
- Thursday, December 5, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Contact Professional and Academic Development
1530 Rackham Building
915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070
Phone: (734) 647-4013
Fax: (734) 936-2848
Professional and Academic Development is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The office is closed Saturdays and Sundays and on the following holidays: Thanksgiving (Thursday and the following Friday), Christmas through New Year's, Memorial Day, Independence Day (July 4), and Labor Day.