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April 2019

Being a Foreign Student in a Foreign Land: Exploring the Academic Lives of International Graduate Students at U-M

Monday, April 15, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
West Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Please join us for a panel discussion about the role and importance of international graduate students, and help us bring awareness to the issues that international graduate students face. Pre-registration is required at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScuQ-3l_vmQNGAahXjlivCTReOBLGfEHHLyRglpjDE87LMohQ/viewform.

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Professional Development Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Celebration Ceremony

Monday, April 22, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Amphitheatre, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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The Professional Development Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certificate Program is proud to announce this year's certificate recipients. Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of program participants. The ceremony will feature the Dean of Rackham Graduate School, the University's Chief Diversity Officer, and student keynote speakers. A reception will immediately follow in the Assembly Hall. Friends, faculty, and staff are all welcome to join our celebration ceremony! Applications for the 2019-2020 school year will be made available in August for…

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May 2019

MORE Mentoring Plan Workshop

Friday, May 10, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm EDT
Johnson Room, Lurie Engineering Center, North Campus, 1221 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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This workshop helps to enhance the mentoring relationship between the student and research faculty mentor/advisor. During the workshop, students and faculty will have the opportunity to develop a Mentoring Plan, a two-way agreement about goals, needs, and expectations; it is co-written by the student and research faculty mentor/advisor. It is an excellent way to establish and support mentor-mentee relationships. Because this program aims to enhance the mentoring relationship, mentors and students are expected to attend the workshop together. If a…

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MORE Mentoring Plan Workshop

Tuesday, May 14, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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This workshop helps to enhance the mentoring relationship between the student and research faculty mentor/advisor. During the workshop, students and faculty will have the opportunity to develop a Mentoring Plan, a two-way agreement about goals, needs, and expectations; it is co-written by the student and research faculty mentor/advisor. It is an excellent way to establish and support mentor-mentee relationships. Because this program aims to enhance the mentoring relationship, mentors and students are expected to attend the workshop together. If a…

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Rackham North: Project Management for STEM Graduate Students: Strategies for Staying on Track

Thursday, May 16, 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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Graduate school is full of projects, whether it is your research, classwork, or professional development. Project management provides valuable methods and tools that can help you organize, manage, and successfully complete projects to better serve you and your teammates. In this workshop, you will get an overview of project management strategies and learn techniques for effectively managing collaborative projects from beginning to end. Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/JY5YZ.

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What’s Next? Career Paths for Ph.D.s in STEM

Thursday, May 30, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Rackham is sponsoring a two-day workshop for doctoral candidates in the sciences to engage in skill and career exploration, gain insight into a variety of career paths, identify their transferable knowledge and skills, and practice communicating these to others. This event is reserved for University of Michigan and Wayne State Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows. Programming will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day, with a VIP networking reception starting at 5:30 p.m. on Day 2. Morning refreshments…

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What’s Next? Career Paths for Ph.D.s in STEM

Friday, May 31, 8:30 am to 6:30 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Rackham is sponsoring a two-day workshop for doctoral candidates in the sciences to engage in skill and career exploration, gain insight into a variety of career paths, identify their transferable knowledge and skills, and practice communicating these to others. This event is reserved for University of Michigan and Wayne State Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows. Programming will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day, with a VIP networking reception starting at 5:30 p.m. on Day 2. Morning refreshments…

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June 2019

Mellon Public Engagement and the Humanities Fellow Presentations

Friday, June 21, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm EDT
Multipurpose Room, Ann Arbor District Library, 343 South Fifth Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Please join our inaugural cohort of Mellon Public Engagement and the Humanities Fellows as they share their public humanities thinking and projects in brief lightning talks with time for questions and discussion. RSVP to help us plan accordingly.

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August 2019

Rackham North: Navigating Difficult Conversations

Thursday, August 15, 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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As a graduate student or postdoctoral scholar, you have likely already engaged in a number of difficult conversations throughout your life. Perhaps some of them went well, and others did not go as well as you had hoped. What distinguished these conversations from one another? In this interactive session, Rackham experts in conflict resolution will discuss how to navigate difficult conversations. You will leave with concrete strategies for productive dialogue and clear communication, able to approach difficult conversations with more…

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September 2019

Professional Development DEI Certificate Information Session

Wednesday, September 18, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Common Room, Lower Level, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Did you know that Rackham offers a Professional Development Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certificate Program? It was designed to prepare graduate students to work in a diverse environment while fostering an inclusive climate on campus. Help us spread the word! Each year we have many students miss the application deadline. There is still time to apply! Applications for the program are open now and close on September 20, 2019. For more information or apply, please visit our website: Rackham Professional…

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