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February 2022

So You Want to Author a Publication?

Thursday, February 3, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EST
Online United States

Publication is one of the essential methods a scholar uses to disseminate their work, but many graduate students and postdoctoral fellows have little or no prior experience discussing authorship guidelines and best practices. In this workshop, we will share best practices for authorship and discuss the ethical questions that often arise in the publication process. Given that graduate students and postdoctoral fellows often co-author with mentors and peers, we will also share resources for discussing authorship with others and analyze…

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Change it Up!©

Friday, February 11, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EST
Online United States

Change It Up!© brings bystander intervention skills to students for the purpose of building supportive and respectful communities. Change It Up! is based on a nationally recognized five-step bystander intervention model that develops students’ skills and confidence when intervening in situations that negatively impact campus climate. This workshop explores how students’ identities and experiences impact their interactions inside and outside of the classroom. Through interactive theater, students apply the five steps to real-life scenarios and have an opportunity to practice…

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Delivering an Engaging Poster Presentation

Tuesday, February 22, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EST
Online United States

Conference posters are for more than just communicating your research. While a good poster will help you tell a succinct story about your project, a great poster will serve as a platform for engaging in meaningful discussion with your audience and building your network. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/G11Pe. 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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March 2022

Graduate Student Career Pathways: Interviewing Tips and Strategies for Jobs and Internships Beyond the Tenure Track

Thursday, March 3, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Online United States

This workshop will meet the needs of those applying for Rackham internship programs, but is open to any graduate students seeking guidance around interviewing for positions beyond tenure track roles, which can differ greatly from the academic job search process. It will focus on preparing graduate students to navigate the interview process, and to effectively answer questions by strategically articulating strengths and skills. This workshop is designed for master's students, doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff, please…

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Navigating Difficult Conversations: Communicating Across Difference

Thursday, March 10, 10:00 am to 11:30 am EST
Online United States

In this interactive session, Rackham experts in conflict resolution will discuss the ways in which conflict can manifest in our academic and personal spheres and will explore strategies to navigate and address difficult conversations. You will leave with concrete strategies for productive dialogue and clear communication, able to approach difficult conversations with more confidence in the future. Learning objectives: Participants will be exposed to the idea that conflict is culturally grounded Participants will reflect on the ways in which their…

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Racial Microaggressions

Wednesday, March 16, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT
Online United States

Racial microaggressions can be uniquely harmful to their targets, and yet we oftentimes find ourselves skirting around this subset of microaggressions due to discomfort in 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. Learning objectives: Identify elements of systemic racism and understand it’s compounding…

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