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December 2018

Winter Commencement

Sunday, December 16, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
Crisler Center, 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 http://commencement.umich.edu/winter-commencement/winter-commencement/.

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January 2019

GSI Teaching Orientation (GSITO)

January 8, 2019, 8:00 am to 5:45 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. Event details are available on the CRLT website.

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Navigating the Mentor/Advisor Relationship

January 10, 2019, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Boulevard Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus, 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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The advisor-advisee relationship is critical to graduate student success. This workshop will provide you with essential tools and strategies to create a positive relationship between you and your mentor or advisor. Pre-registration is requested at https://myumi.ch/J9DRR.

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Gear Your Career

January 14, 2019, 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm EST
Great Lakes Room, Palmer Commons, 100 Washtenaw Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Enjoy light refreshments while you 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. Please indicate what areas you are interested in participating by signing up for each session so we can gauge interest. Space is limited and all sessions will be first come the day of the event. Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/6eYd2.

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RSG/RELATE Storytelling for STEM

January 15, 2019, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm EST
East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Are you a scientist, engineer, or researcher looking to improve your STEM communication skills to tell the story of your work? You are invited to RELATE: Storytelling for STEM, an interactive workshop on developing your scientific narrative. In this free workshop, sponsored by Rackham Student Government and the American Society for Engineering Education, you will learn the basic fundamentals of narrative and storytelling and strategies for developing the story of your own work. We will work individually and as a…

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DEI Conversations: International Student Experiences

January 16, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
West Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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International students make up approximately 40% of the Rackham student community and they enrich the U-M campus’s social, cultural, and intellectual environments. Because of cultural, linguistic, and citizenship status differences, international students also face unique challenges. In this first DEI Conversation on international student experiences, we will discuss: The different identities that international students hold Structural inequities that international students face Ways the entire campus community can increase empathy towards and better support international students Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/aXX5N.

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LGBTQ Winter Social

January 16, 2019, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Start winter on the right foot by joining Rackham and the Spectrum Center in kicking off the new academic year. Meet new friends and reconnect with old colleagues.

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Writing a Diversity Statement

January 17, 2019, 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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Increasingly, hiring committees are interested in how prospective faculty job candidates will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a result, many academic employers have begun to request a "diversity statement" as part of the faculty job application process. In this interactive session, we will discuss best practices for writing diversity statements, examine sample statements, and work through activities designed to help participants start writing their own statement. Pre-registration is requested at https://myumi.ch/aZDwg.

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Unconscious Bias in Everyday Life

January 18, 2019, 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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The unconscious mind is a powerful and intrinsic force in helping to shape our overall behavior in our everyday lives. This interactive session is designed to examine how unconscious bias can affect one's perceptions, decisions, and interactions. You will learn to: Identify how bias and the processes of the unconscious mind can impact your decisions and results Utilize strategies to practice more conscious awareness so you are better able to advocate for inclusion in your organization You will benefit by:…

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King Talks

January 22, 2019, 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 annually coordinates “King Talks,” which are graduate-student, TED-style talks related to U-M’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day theme. Through this program, graduate students publicly communicate the relevance of their work to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.

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