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Introducing #MyRackhamSummer

“Summer” might have a very different meaning for each grad student.

Are you working in the lab? Researching/traveling abroad? Enjoying the few months of beautiful Ann Arbor weather? Hanging out with your dog? All of the above?

Let us know what you are up to this summer by using the hashtag #MyRackhamSummer on:

  • Twitter
  • Facebook (make your post public)
  • Instagram (tag and follow @umichgradschool)

P.S. Are you interested in taking over our Instagram for a day this summer? (Think: A day in the life of a grad student: Summer edition) If so, please contact

Introducing Rackham Social

Stay up to date on our social media feeds, hashtags and photos in one convenient place.


  • View our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds, and our blog all at once or select your individual favorite
  • Check out our photo galleries of campus, events, photo booths, and workshops

ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards Ceremony

Each year, a small number of truly exceptional dissertations completed at the University of Michigan are selected to be recognized with a ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award. Dissertations are nominated for this highly competitive award by dissertation committee Chairs, and vetted through a rigorous review process.

Earlier this week, ten Rackham Ph.D. graduates were honored with the ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award for their dissertations completed in 2016. Another eight students received an honorable mention. See the abstracts of the ten award-winning dissertations here: