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December 2021

Sweetland Write Together

Monday, December 6, 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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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Monday, December 6, 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 and Wednesday 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/99531959553 Meeting ID: 995 3195 9553…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Wednesday, December 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 and Wednesday 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/99531959553 Meeting ID: 995 3195 9553…

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Rackham Minority Serving Institutions Initiative Coffee Chat Series: Using Strategic Partnerships to Scale Change

Wednesday, December 8, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
Online United States

Traditional partnerships are often happenstance in nature—forming when collaborators are required for grant funding and ending quickly when funding ends. Forming strategic partnerships instead builds on shared goals, mission alignment, and nurturing of relationships that lead to sustainability. This session will review the steps to help build sustainable partnerships, and focus in particular on the role of mid-level leaders. Tapping into the social capital of champions on campus provides increased opportunities to connect with others and build thriving partnerships. Speaker:…

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From Theory to Practice: Conversations for Wellness—Graduate and Professional Student Mental Health

Thursday, December 9, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EST
Online United States

While there is often stigma around seeking mental health services, most people struggle with maintaining mental well-being at some point in their life. This often becomes more challenging depending on our environment and identities. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in four college students have a diagnosable mental illness, with depression being the most prevalent. Furthermore, the prevalence and severity of symptoms is dependent on education, race, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity. A University of Michigan…

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Rackham Coffee Chats for Graduate Students: Interviewing Tips and Strategies

Tuesday, December 14, 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm EST
Online United States

<p.We are offering a series of virtual coffee chats for the Rackham community, hosted by Rackham's embedded University Career Center career counselor. This session will focus on preparing graduate students to navigate the interview process, and to effectively answer questions by strategically articulating strengths and skills.There will be plenty of time for Q&A. This event is intended to be interactive and therefore a recording will not be available. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/XV2yQ. We want to ensure full and equitable…

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Winter Commencement

Sunday, December 19, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
Crisler Arena, 333 East Stadium Boulevard MI 48109 United States + Google Map

Commencement is a milestone—one of life’s landmark occasions, a time when graduates, family members, and friends gather to celebrate past and future. All of the details for this event are available at myumi.ch/E34Nv.

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January 2022

Rackham King Talks

January 26, 2022, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EST
Online United States

Rackham’s annual King Talks are TED-style talks echoing the theme of U-M’s MLK Symposium. Through this program, Rackham students publicly communicate the relevance of their research to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. The theme for the 2022 MLK Symposium is: "This is America." Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/M9w4n. 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…

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