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April 2019

Professional Development Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Celebration Ceremony

Monday, April 22, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Amphitheatre, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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The Professional Development Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certificate Program is proud to announce this year's certificate recipients. Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of program participants. The ceremony will feature the Dean of Rackham Graduate School, the University's Chief Diversity Officer, and student keynote speakers. A reception will immediately follow in the Assembly Hall. Friends, faculty, and staff are all welcome to join our celebration ceremony! Applications for the 2019-2020 school year will be made available in August for…

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Outstanding GSI and Faculty Mentoring Awards Ceremony

Monday, April 22, 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm EDT
Amphitheatre, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Each year the Rackham recognizes the efforts and talents of Graduate Student Instructors whose dedication to developing course content and classroom activity is truly outstanding on our campus. Similarly, Rackham honors the mentoring abilities and involvement of faculty through three different mentoring awards. We invite all in the University—students, faculty, and staff—to attend the event and reception to congratulate the award recipients.

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ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, April 23, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Amphitheatre, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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While all Ph.D. students produce dissertations of quality, some students write dissertations that are truly exceptional for the high caliber of their scholarship and for the significance and interest of their findings. Each year we invite faculty to nominate the dissertations produced in their programs that were outstanding. The nomination dossiers submitted are then read and discussed by a review panel of faculty members who identify the finalists. Members of the Michigan Society of Fellows read the finalists’ dissertations, review…

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Engaged Pedagogy Initiative Symposium

Wednesday, April 24, 9:15 am to 11:45 am EDT
Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Please join the winter 2019 cohort of Engaged Pedagogy Initiative Fellows for the EPI Symposium. Students will lead discussions around topics in Community-Based Learning.

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Rackham DEI Strategic Plan Town Hall

Wednesday, April 24, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Rackham, in partnership with Rackham Student Government, Students of Color of Rackham, and Rackham Graduate International, is hosting a town hall for students to provide input for the Year 4 Rackham Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Strategic Plan. One point of emphasis will be establishing action items for how to improve graduate-student climate at the program and campus levels. Join us to make your voice heard! Refreshments will be served. Pre-registration required at https://myumi.ch/J7mY2.

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Successfully Navigating the Faculty Negotiation Process

Friday, April 26, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Most job-seekers believe that salary negotiation starts once they have an offer in hand, but nothing could be further from the truth! Sponsored by the Bouchet Honor Society at Rackham, this workshop will provide guidance and information in an interactive and practical way that will enable you to negotiate wisely. Lunch will be served. Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/6571E.

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May 2019

Rackham Graduate Exercises

Friday, May 3, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Hill Auditorium, 825 N University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Rackham Graduate Exercises is the official commencement ceremony for all master’s and doctoral graduates and candidates who receive their degrees through the Rackham Graduate School. Held in Hill Auditorium, this program recognizes doctoral degree recipients individually and is formal in tone. Tickets are not required for general seating at Hill Auditorium. Complete commencement day instructions can be found at http://commencement.umich.edu/rackham-graduate-exercises/rackham-graduate-exercises/.

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Inaugural Rackham Faculty Symposium: What We’re Learning About Graduate Student Academic Life

Monday, May 6, 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
10th Floor, Weiser Hall, 500 Church Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Rackham is launching a new series of faculty conversations for advancing responsive research-based innovation in graduate education. Please join us for a lunch, symposium, and reception to discuss what is being learned about graduate student academic life and to share your ideas for strategic priorities to re-imagine the graduate academic experience as a cornerstone of excellence at the University of Michigan. Schedule 12:30 to 1:30 Lunch 1:30 to 1:50 Developing Identity: Insights from the Longitudinal Michigan Doctoral Experience Study John…

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MORE Mentoring Plan Workshop

Friday, May 10, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm EDT
Johnson Room, Lurie Engineering Center, North Campus, 1221 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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This workshop helps to enhance the mentoring relationship between the student and research faculty mentor/advisor. During the workshop, students and faculty will have the opportunity to develop a Mentoring Plan, a two-way agreement about goals, needs, and expectations; it is co-written by the student and research faculty mentor/advisor. It is an excellent way to establish and support mentor-mentee relationships. Because this program aims to enhance the mentoring relationship, mentors and students are expected to attend the workshop together. If a…

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MORE Mentoring Plan Workshop

Tuesday, May 14, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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This workshop helps to enhance the mentoring relationship between the student and research faculty mentor/advisor. During the workshop, students and faculty will have the opportunity to develop a Mentoring Plan, a two-way agreement about goals, needs, and expectations; it is co-written by the student and research faculty mentor/advisor. It is an excellent way to establish and support mentor-mentee relationships. Because this program aims to enhance the mentoring relationship, mentors and students are expected to attend the workshop together. If a…

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