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April 2019

Crossroads: The Intersection of Health and Wellness and DEI

Friday, April 12, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Common Room, Lower Level, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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This workshop aims to address the importance of health and wellness in DEI spaces and among DEI advocates. Resources and tools on how to incorporate wellness into social justice initiatives will be shared. The workshop will also go in depth on how advocates and allies can prioritize their wellness to promote well-being in shared spaces and among peers. Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/aMPnD.

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GRIN International Gala

Saturday, April 13, 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Come celebrate the end of the year in style at GRIN's International Gala! This event will feature: Selected cultural performances International buffet with food from around the world* Photo booth with choice of backdrop and props Open dance floor with international music Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Dinner starts at 7:30 p.m. Ticket cost: $12/ticket (includes processing fees) *Vegetarian/Vegan options included Guidelines: Dress fancy! Cocktail attire is required, traditional/cultural attire is encouraged, no t-shirt/jeans or flip/flops are allowed. Tickets are…

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May 2019

Rackham Graduate Student Active-Attacker Training

Wednesday, May 15, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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A representative from the Division of Public Safety and Security will be on hand to conduct training in the event of an active attacker and to field questions. Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/abwr5.

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June 2019

Ph.D. First Year Experience Focus Group

Tuesday, June 25, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Rackham and the Office of Academic Innovation are working to understand whether 1st year Ph.D. students at U-M have ready access to the information and resources they need. As part of this work, we want to learn more about your needs throughout your time here. Types of information and resources that we will be brainstorming around include: Health and Wellness General U-M Campus/Ann Arbor City Resource Information/Housing and Transportation Social Events, Student Organizations, Leadership Clubs, Professional Development Funding and Financial…

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July 2019

Kayaking with GRIN

Saturday, July 27, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm EDT
Argo Canoe Livery, 1055 Longshore Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48105, MI 48109 United States
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Come enjoy the summer with GRIN by kayaking from Argo to Gallup Park The trip will last around 3.7 miles, 1.5 hours. We will gather directly at Argo Livery (look out for a GRIN banner) at 10:30 a.m. and will hope to be back by 1:00 p.m. GRIN will pay for the kayaks (2 person Kayaks only, GRIN will pair you up). So sit back, relax, and let's have fun in the water. Limited seats available. Registration required at https://myumi.ch/a0oEl.

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August 2019

Rackham Fall Welcome and Information Fair

Friday, August 30, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
Rackham Building, 915 E Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Rackham's Fall Welcome provides newly admitted graduate students the opportunity to learn about Rackham and connect with the different resources and organizations that will enhance your experience at the University of Michigan. At this event you will hear from Dean Mike Solomon and leaders from Rackham's student organizations at our. Connect with over 75 campus resources and organizations at the Information Fair. Finally, finish the day by getting to know other students as well as the members of Rackham Student…

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GRIN Picnic and Tubing

Saturday, August 31, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm EDT

Join Graduate Rackham International for an afternoon of tubing and a picnic. For those of you that choose to tube, we will take a few trips down the cascades and walk from Argo to nearby Longshore to enjoy picnic food and some games. This is a family friendly event. We invite graduate students, professional students, postdocs, and their close friends and family. Tubing: Meet at Argo Park at 11:00 a.m. Picnic: Meet at nearby Longshore Park at 1:00 p.m. *Don’t…

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September 2019

Rackham Graduate School Tax Workshop

Monday, September 9, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Johnson Room, Lurie Engineering Center, North Campus, 1221 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Learn the ins and outs of filing taxes as a graduate student, especially if you are filing quarterly! The material for this session is aimed at domestic students. 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. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/QAAVG. We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our events. If an accommodation would promote your full participation…

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Rackham LGBTQ Welcome Mixer

Tuesday, September 10, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Join Rackham and the Spectrum Center to kick off the new academic year. Meet new friends and reconnect with colleagues. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/qggG1.

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Rackham North: Surviving Your First Semester

Thursday, September 12, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus, 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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The first semester of grad school is always the hardest. Come and talk to senior students about how many courses to take, how to get the right team for your course projects, which research lab to join, how to manage impostor syndrome, how to make the most of the failures that you may encounter along the way, and other tips and advice that our panelists have learned. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited.…

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