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March 2021

Future Faculty Event to Enhance Diversity at Liberal Arts Colleges

Thursday, March 4, 12:00 pm to Friday, March 5, 5:00 pm EST
Online United States

Faculty from top liberal arts colleges are visiting for a virtual event on March 4 and 5 to promote greater diversity in the faculty at their institutions. Attendees will hear about work-life at a liberal arts college and network with faculty, administrators, and diversity officers from participating colleges. Attendees will also have the rare opportunity to meet one-on-one with a faculty member to discuss their individual job application portfolio materials (CVs, teaching philosophies, research statements, etc.). Registration closes on Monday,…

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Interracial Dialogue

Thursday, March 4, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EST
Online United States

The prospect of engaging in interracial dialogue can be a discomforting one for many people in the United States. There’s concern about saying the wrong thing, fear of how you or others will respond, and oftentimes a desire to get out of the moment as quickly as possible. In this session on navigating interracial dialogue, we will explore what are people's biggest barriers to engaging in interracial dialogue, present a framework for engaging in race-aware interracial dialogue, and critique a…

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Rackham 101: Hidden Curriculum of Graduate School

Friday, March 5, 10:00 am to 11:15 am EST
Online United States

In this workshop, we will broadly discuss and define the hidden curriculum of graduate school and provide recommendations for how to navigate some of the things that are not explicitly taught. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/kxZOo. We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our events. If an accommodation would promote your full participation in this event, please follow the registration link to indicate your accommodation requirements. Please let us know as soon as possible in order to have…

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On the Peripheries of the Subaltern: Privilege, Marginalization, and Intersectional Identities

Friday, March 5, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Online United States

Grounded in theoretical frameworks of "otherness," such as Spivak's "subaltern" and Canagarajah's "periphery," this workshop will explore the intersection of multiple identities which are simultaneously held by every individual. After participants engage in an exploration of these intersectional identities, they will then analyze how biases—like colorism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, and xenophobia—can still be internalized within communities which are also marginalized. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to see if…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Friday, March 5, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Online United States

If you have a quick question or have a time sensitive matter, attend the Rackham's Resolution Office's open office hours weekly on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. via Zoom. In the interest of providing students as much privacy as possible, you may spend a brief time in a waiting room if the resolution officer is engaged with another student. They will be with you as quickly as possible. Join Zoom Meeting https://umich.zoom.us/j/95065129163 Meeting ID: 950 6512…

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Rackham North: Cultural Competencies During the Interview Process

Monday, March 8, 9:00 am to 10:30 am EST
Online United States

Attend this session to learn more about inclusive interviewing from both sides. We will talk about how cultural awareness and experiences influence power dynamics during an interview. We will also discuss how employers might structure a culturally competent interview. To this end, you'll learn and practice responses that center on your authentic self. You'll also hear what's universal about the interview process so you can prepare for the conversations. This session is tailored for international and BIPOC students and postdocs…

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Sweetland Write-Together

Monday, March 8, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Online United States

Write-Together sessions provide structure, accountability, and support for graduate writers working on writing at any stage, from papers to theses to journal articles to dissertations and more. For each of these remote sessions, participants access a shared Google document that will serve as a communal virtual space. Students will be invited to post pre-writing goals and post-writing reflections in the document. Writers can also schedule a 10-minute Zoom meeting with Sweetland faculty during each session to discuss writing questions. We…

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Resolution Office: Building Community and Relationships Story Circle

Monday, March 8, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Online United States

A Story Circle is a small group of individuals sitting in a circle, sharing stories—usually from their own experience or imagination—focusing on a common theme. As each person in turn shares a story, a richer and more complex story emerges. By the end, people see both real differences and things their stories have in common. Story Circles are often understood as deriving from indigenous traditions. There are many variations (https://usdac.us). In this session participants will be invited to share a…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Monday, March 8, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Online United States

If you have a quick question or have a time sensitive matter, attend the Rackham's Resolution Office's open office hours weekly on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. via Zoom. In the interest of providing students as much privacy as possible, you may spend a brief time in a waiting room if the resolution officer is engaged with another student. They will be with you as quickly as possible. Join Zoom Meeting https://umich.zoom.us/j/95065129163 Meeting ID: 950 6512…

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Graduate Student Career Pathways: Interviewing for Jobs Beyond the Professoriate

Wednesday, March 10, 9:00 am to 10:30 am EST
Online United States

This workshop will meet the needs of those applying for Rackham internship programs, but is open to any graduate students seeking guidance around interviewing for positions beyond tenure track roles, which can differ greatly from the academic job search process. It will focus on preparing graduate students to navigate the interview process, and to effectively answer questions by strategically articulating strengths and skills. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu…

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