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September 2020

Sweetland Write-Together

Monday, September 21, 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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DEI Professional Development Certificate Orientation

Monday, September 21, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Online United States

This session is for students who have been accepted into the DEI Certificate Program only. 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/jxNAd. 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…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Monday, September 21, 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 amount of 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…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Wednesday, September 23, 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 amount of 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…

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MORE Mentoring Plan Workshop

Friday, September 25, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Online United States

This workshop helps to enhance the mentoring relationship between the student and faculty mentor. Faculty and students will work independently in separate sessions to identify their own objectives and styles, and then faculty-student pairs will have time to work together to develop a mentoring plan: a two-way document to codify goals, needs, and shared expectations. Over 85% of Rackham doctoral students surveyed report that having a written agreement for successful mentoring is useful. This workshop is facilitated by the MORE…

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Designing Your Life Series

Friday, September 25, 10:00 am to 11:30 am EDT
Online United States

What is a well-designed life? How do you find a career where you can thrive? Inspired by Stanford's Designing Your Life curriculum, this interactive, six-week online seminar will teach graduate students principles for designing a fulfilling career. Participants must commit to attending all six sessions of the online seminar. The seminar includes brief homework assignments, discussions, role-plays, the Gallup Strengths assessment, and out-of-class application activities. Participation will be capped at 50. September 25, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., Friday, Online via…

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Rackham North: Racial Microaggressions

Friday, September 25, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Online United States

Racial microaggressions can be uniquely harmful to their targets, and yet we often times find ourselves skirting around this subset of microaggressions due to the discomfort of openly discussing race, racism, and white supremacy. In this workshop we hope to foster an intellectually humble environment within which to unpack racial microaggressions, address common barriers to intervening when a racial microaggression is inflicted, and provide tools for successfully intervening in the future. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Friday, September 25, 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 amount of 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…

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Rackham 101: Making the Most of Your Michigan Experience—Advice for International Students

Friday, September 25, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT
Online United States

Viabhav "V" Nalwaya arrived in Ann Arbor from Dehli, India and set out to have a full student experience at U-M. During this interactive session, V will talk about his time as a Rackham international student and will share strategies that will maximize your time as an international graduate student. 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/kxN0W.…

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Love in the Time of COVID-19: The Buddy Edition

Friday, September 25, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Online United States

Graduate Rackham International (GRIN) is back with the second edition of Love in the Time of COVID-19. For those not familiar, our last edition was a speed-dating event. However, to make it more friendly and accessible to everyone, we are shifting the focus from finding love to making new friends. The format stays the same, we'll be assigning pairs of people to virtual breakout rooms where they'll get the opportunity to meet new people. In the end, tell us who…

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