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December 2019

Winter Commencement

Sunday, December 15, 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 2020

GSI Teaching Orientation

January 7, 2020, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm EST
Michigan League, 911 North University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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CRLT’s GSI Teaching Orientation is designed to help new GSIs prepare for their initial teaching experiences. It also has proven to be a valuable event for experienced GSIs and for graduate students who anticipate teaching in the future. Registration is required at https://crlt.umich.edu/gsis/gsio.

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Mental Health Task Force Town Hall for Graduate Students

January 9, 2020, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EST
Amphitheatre, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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A significant number of graduate students experience psychological distress. This situation requires us to devote express attention and resources to graduate-student mental health. This challenge is also an opportunity: we hope to expand the current focus on graduate-student persistence and graduation to a more holistic wellness approach. Our aim is to provide faculty, students, and staff with a better understanding that well-being and academic performance are interdependent and dynamic. We ask graduate students to join us for a town hall…

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Rackham North: Project Management for Graduate Students—Tools, Tips, and Techniques for Staying on Track

January 9, 2020, 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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Graduate school is full of projects, whether it is your research, professional development, community engagement, or personal tasks. Project management provides useful methods and practices that can help you organize, manage, and successfully complete projects to better serve you and your partners. In this workshop, you will get an overview of project management and learn techniques and tools for effectively managing your projects from beginning to end. This workshop is open to all students, and may be especially useful especially…

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International Welcome Back Party

January 9, 2020, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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The African Graduate Student Association (AGSA) and Graduate Rackham International (GRIN) bring you our International Welcome Back Party! Come for a variety of free food from all over the world, meet new people, and end the night with dancing. Wear whatever makes you comfortable, but traditional attire is encouraged. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/dOx3B.

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Applying Principles of Community Engagement for Grad Students

January 13, 2020, 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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This workshop is intended for graduate students who have already attended an Entering, Engaging, and Exiting Communities workshop or those with some familiarity or experience with community engagement. In this intermediate level workshop, participants will apply core principles for thoughtfully engaging with communities into their practice, including motivations, impact of social identities, and strategies for engaging in reciprocal, ethical, and respectful ways, with an attention to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.…

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Gear Your Career

January 15, 2020, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm EST
Great Lakes Room, Palmer Commons, 100 Washtenaw Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Get all the goods you need for your job search! Have a professional head shot taken, sign up to get business cards printed, and/or consult briefly with a U-M career and professional development expert on your LinkedIn profile. Light refreshments will be served. This event is a collaboration between the University Career Center and Rackham Graduate School. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to see if…

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Distress Signals: Supporting Students Facing Mental Health Challenges

January 21, 2020, 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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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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Rackham North: Distress Signals—Supporting Students Facing Mental Health Challenges

January 23, 2020, 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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King Talks

January 30, 2020, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Amphitheatre, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Rackham students will communicate the relevance of their work to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy in a TED-talk style. Presentation is from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a reception to follow from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m in the Assembly Hall. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/jxOAV.

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