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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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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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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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Sweetland Write-Together

Monday, September 28, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Online United States + Google Map

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 North: Combating Anti-Asian Racism

Tuesday, September 29, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Online United States

Professor Melissa Borja is a faculty member in the Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies Program and lead researcher with the Stop Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Hate Reporting Center, a national effort to document and analyze coronavirus-related hate against Asian Americans. She will share her research as well as ways that graduate students and postdoctoral fellows can work to address anti-Asian racism as teachers, scholars, and community members. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty…

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October 2020

Rackham 101: Creating a Winning Relationship with Your Advisor

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

This session will share both research-based and practical strategies that will help you create a more productive and positive relationship with your advisor. 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/YyN2g. 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…

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Graduate Student Career Pathways: Preparing for Virtual Career Fairs and Other Networking Opportunities

Thursday, October 8, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Online United States + Google Map

Are you interested in learning how to effectively connect with prospective employers and colleagues? If so, this integrative workshop will help you to develop a strategy and strong pitch to maximize networking opportunities, such as career fairs or conferences. In addition to developing your elevator pitch, we will briefly discuss networking strategies and resources. 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…

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Rackham North: The Power of Storytelling

Friday, October 9, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Online United States

Charles Jacobs, leadership consultant and author of Management Rewired, will draw on insights from neuroscience and the humanities to share the power of storytelling as an approach to creating change and influencing others. The webinar will include a discussion of the five applications of storytelling and opportunities for applying them to your own scholarly work. Participants should come prepared with an idea or topic to engage with related to their research or a passion project. This workshop is designed for…

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Rackham North: Change It Up!

Monday, October 12, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Online United States

Change it Up! brings bystander intervention skills to the University of Michigan community for the purpose of building inclusive, respectful, and safe communities. It is based on a nationally recognized four-stage bystander intervention model that helps individuals intervene in situations that negatively impact individuals, organizations, and the campus community. 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/nbkpn. We…

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MORE Mentoring Plan Workshop

Tuesday, October 13, 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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