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Rita Chin Appointed Rackham Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Initiatives

Chin is a scholar of modern Europe with particular expertise in immigration and human mobility, race and ethnicity, and colonialism and postcolonialism

Rackham Graduate School welcomes Professor Rita Chin as an associate dean for academic programs and initiatives. In her role, Chin will serve as the primary liaison between Rackham and academic units in the social sciences. She will work closely with these programs to promote best practices in graduate education and to achieve student success, to serve as a contact for Rackham on campus and nationally, to promote and support cross-unit partnerships and interdisciplinary efforts, and to develop new initiatives and programs, including efforts in the areas of diversity, climate, and professional development.

Margaret Hedstrom to Serve as Interim Director of Museum Studies Program

Professor Margaret Hedstrom has agreed to serve in the role of interim director for the Museum Studies Program through July 31, 2019. Hedstrom is the Robert M. Warner Collegiate Professor of Information in the School of Information, and she is an internationally recognized expert in digital preservation, archives, and electronic records management. She is a recent recipient of a National Science Foundation grant that allowed her to develop the Sustainable Environment through Actionable Data (SEAD) project.

New Position Focuses on Doctoral Student Career Advancement

A partnership between Rackham and the University Career Center creates a first-of-its-kind role.

Rackham welcomes Coordinator of Graduate Student Career Advancement Clarence Anthony, Jr., in a new embedded position at Rackham created in partnership with the University Career Center. In his role, Anthony will provide career coaching, advising, and programming for doctoral students, along with connections to employers and employment opportunities via the University Career Center.