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January 2020

First Year Graduate Student Experience Focus Groups Results Luncheon

Wednesday, January 22, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Stop by for lunch and hear about the key results that came from Rackham's focus groups with first-year master's and Ph.D. students. You will also be able to give feedback on potential initiatives that come from these results. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/erBXR. 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…

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Rackham North: Distress Signals—Supporting Students Facing Mental Health Challenges

Thursday, January 23, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus, 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Distress Signals unpacks a common interaction—Jade visits her professor during office hours to discuss an extension for a paper—into a complex meditation on mental health and instructor responsibility. The performance (which at first unfolds chronologically and then repeats certain interactions with different faculty behavioral choices) is interspersed with facilitated discussion. Together, audiences examine the productive and problematic behaviors and attitudes on display in the instructor’s choices, and receive research-based strategies and campus resources to help them better support students. This…

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Dance Around the World: Belly Dancing

Thursday, January 23, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
Vandenberg Room, 2nd Floor, Michigan League, 911 North University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Join GRIN (Graduate Rackham International) as we dance around the world. Every month we will explore a new region of the world through dance. Beginners are welcome! Feel free to come alone or with friends! Registration is required at https://www.facebook.com/events/2630202983875955/.

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Rackham Doctoral Internships: Expanding Your Professional Horizons

Friday, January 24, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Common Room, Lower Level, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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In this session, you will learn about two of Rackham's current internship programs: Rackham Public Engagement Internships and the Biosciences Internship Grant. Program managers will discuss the application process for each program, and current students who participated will share their insights about applying and how they benefited from making an internship a part of their graduate school experience. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to see…

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Mental Health Task Force Coffee Hour

Tuesday, January 28, 9:30 am to 10:30 am EST
Exectutive Board Room, 1st Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Join our Task Force Chair for informal conversation and coffee regarding the task force work and a conversation about mental health. This is open to faculty, staff, and graduate students. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/E3rZp. 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 adequate…

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Ph.D. Pathways: Converting CVs to Resumes

Tuesday, January 28, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Are you having a hard time synthesizing your academic experiences in hopes of landing a job beyond the professoriate? The process of crafting a strong resume can often be difficult for graduate students. This workshop is a hands-on opportunity for graduate students to learn how to effectively develop a resume using the foundation that they have laid with information from their CV. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please…

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Distinguished University Professorships: Insights into Distinguished Careers

Tuesday, January 28, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm EST
Robertson Auditorium, Ross School of Business, 701 Tappan Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Three recipients will present on their career work and answer audience questions, followed by a reception for all awardees. Human Conditions from Defective DNA Mismatch Repair John M Carethers C. Richard Boland Distinguished University Professor John G. Searle Professor and Chair, Department of Internal Medicine Professor of Human Genetics, Medical School Elimination of Viral Hepatitis: A Tale of Two Viruses Anna Suk-Fong Lok Dame Sheila Sherlock Distinguished University Professor of Hepatology and Internal Medicine Alice Lohrman Andrews Research Professor of…

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Restorative Practices and Graduate Well-Being

Wednesday, January 29, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Framed around the values of student centeredness and care and using the model of wellness, this session aims to engage students in reflection around the eight key dimensions of personal well-being. Using Restorative Practices and the power of the circle process, students will share stories of well-being to inform the commitment to a culture of well-being in the U-M community. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu…

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GRIN Mentorship Ice Cream Social

Wednesday, January 29, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm EST
West Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Come meet with mentors and mentees and kick start the new year with ice cream! There are some fun activities and board games available too! Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/yKOrj.

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Rackham North: Future Faculty—Cover Letter Writing for Faculty Positions

Thursday, January 30, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Room 3358, 3rd Floor, Duderstadt Center, North Campus, 2281 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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This workshop will address writing cover letters for faculty positions. The session is designed to serve students across Rackham's many disciplines, and will emphasize the structural, formal, aesthetic, and rhetorical characteristics of a strong letter of application. All participants will have an opportunity to work on—and potentially workshop—their own cover letters, so please bring your own materials with you. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to…

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