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November 2018

Barriers to Communicating Across Identities: Addressing Unconscious Bias

Tuesday, November 20, 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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We make assumptions all the time; it's a natural part of life. At the same time, we must also work to critically understand these assumptions, and leave space for people who do not fit the narratives we have been socialized to "know." In this workshop, we will dialogue with one another and explore solutions. 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 we can accommodate…

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Research-Based Strategies for Overcoming Stereotype Threat and Imposter Syndrome

Tuesday, November 27, 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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Have you often succeeded on an academic task even though you were afraid you wouldn't do well? Do you dread others evaluating your work? Do you tend to remember incidents when you haven't done your best more than those when you have? Thoughts such as these are the hallmark of imposter syndrome thinking. Imposter syndrome thinking can be compounded for those from underrepresented populations who may also be subject to discrimination and situations that prime stereotype threat. This interactive session…

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December 2018

Demonstrating Your Commitment to Diversity

Tuesday, December 4, 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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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) aptitude is now highly valued by employers, both within and outside of academe. This workshop will provide guidelines on how to establish and validate a commitment to DEI engagement, scholarship, and leadership and prepare students for these market changes. This workshop is designed primarily for those seeking non-academic jobs./p> 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 we can accommodate…

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Start Smart: Salary Negotiations for Gender Equity

Wednesday, December 5, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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American Association of University Women (AAUW) Start Smart is specifically designed to teach you how to negotiate salaries for a new job. You'll gain confidence in your negotiation style through facilitated discussion and role-play. 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 we can accommodate your attendance. Pre-registration is required at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/wsEvents/wsreg.php?ws_id=670.

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Rackham Graduate School will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21. We will return at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, November 26. During the holiday, there will be no processing of application materials and no updates to your Wolverine Access account. After we reopen, there will be a delay in processing application materials. Thank you for your patience as we process the high volume of materials.