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Rackham Graduate School will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday from 5:00 p.m., Friday, May 25 to 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 29.

Finding Reflection Time as a Ph.D. Student – Dogsledding Edition

As Ph.D. students, we tend to have full work schedules and large writing projects to work on during every minute we don’t spend in meetings, on conference calls, running experiments, teaching, or presenting our research at conferences. It can be difficult to find adequate time and space for reflection, which is not only essential to research, but to learning and personal growth.

An Interview with Professor and Associate Dean Michael Solomon, Newly Elected AAAS Fellow

“It’s all about relationships, continuous learning, and meeting different people,” Michael Solomon summarized when I had the pleasure to interview him about his work, academic interests and outstanding scientific achievements last week. Solomon is a Professor of Chemical Engineering and Macromolecular Science and Engineering, as well as Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Initiatives at the Rackham Graduate School.

Start the New Year and New Semester by Expanding Your Professional Network

Whether you are a new graduate student or have just returned to campus from near or far, Rackham offers the perfect way for you to start the new year and the Winter ‘17 semester. At Rackham’s Winter Welcome Back event, held on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, from 4pm to 7:30pm on the fourth floor of the Rackham Building, you can not only look forward to meeting fellow graduate students and enjoying the free food, but you will also be taking important steps to start building or expanding your professional network at the University of Michigan and beyond, and finding a fulfilling career path for yourself.