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October 2020

LEAD: Empowering and Elevating Marginalized Voices

Friday, October 23, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Online United States

LEAD, Leading Equity And Diversity, is a series of conversations where attendees have the opportunity to hear from a diverse group of guests who lead and/or support DEI and Social Justice initiatives. This LEAD conversation will address the need to create a more inclusive environment for diverse communities on college campuses. Many faculty, staff and students of color have reported feeling isolated, unheard, and unseen. How can we elevate marginalized voices in the pursuit of racial equity and inclusion on…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Friday, October 23, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

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. Zoom Meeting ID: 981 5994 7930 For more…

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Rackham 101: Graduate Student Check-In

Friday, October 23, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT
Online United States

This session will provide you with the opportunity to network with other graduate students and to share your experiences, challenges, and concerns about graduate school. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to see if we can accommodate your attendance. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/bvNVZ. 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…

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Sweetland Write-Together

Monday, October 26, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
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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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Monday, October 26, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
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. Zoom Meeting ID: 981 5994 7930 For more…

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Rackham Graduate School Virtual Fair

Monday, October 26, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
Online United States

Join us to learn more about the admission process for the University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School. Rackham is leading a charge to re-envision graduate education at U-M in a way that is student centered and faculty led, and that emphasizes a holistic view of graduate training. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/88PZk. 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…

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Pre-Presidential Election Seminar Series: International Policy Panel

Monday, October 26, 5:00 pm to 6:15 pm EDT
Online United States

This panel discussion will focus on U.S.-relations with NATO allies, Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, North Korea, India, etc. Co-sponsored by Rackham Student Government and Students of Color of Rackham. Zoom link for panel will be sent after registration. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/0Wkdp.

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Pre-Presidential Election Seminar Series: Economic Policy Panel

Monday, October 26, 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm EDT
Online United States

This panel discussion will focus on issues such as income inequality, social security, international trade, climate change, automation, etc. Co-sponsored by Rackham Student Government and Students of Color of Rackham. Zoom link for panel will be sent after registration. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/0Wkdp.

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We’re Biased. So Now What?: Personalizing and Mitigating Unconscious Bias

Tuesday, October 27, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Online United States

Many of us are committed to DEI, and accept the extensive evidence from scholarly studies in psychology and neuroscience demonstrating that we all have unconscious biases that affect our interactions with others. The goals of this workshop are for participants to: 1) gain knowledge of societal biases and self-awareness of their unconscious biases and 2) develop strategies to advocate for inclusion in light of unconscious bias. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff,…

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Rackham North: Ph.D. Pathways: Interviewing for Jobs Beyond the Professoriate

Wednesday, October 28, 9:30 am to 10:30 am EDT
Online United States

Interviewing for a job beyond the professoriate can differ greatly from the academic job search process. This workshop will focus on helping Ph.D. students to navigate the interview process (including specific tips on interviewing in the current virtual context), and strategize on how to effectively answer questions by articulating strengths and skills. While open to all, please note that this session will also include information designed to assist international students navigate the domestic U.S. interview process. We will explicitly discuss…

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