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January 2020

King Talks

Thursday, January 30, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Amphitheatre, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Rackham students will communicate the relevance of their work to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy in a TED-talk style. Presentation is from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a reception to follow from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m in the Assembly Hall. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/jxOAV.

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Dance Around the World: Zouk

Friday, January 31, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
Vandenberg Room, 2nd Floor, Michigan League, 911 North University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Join GRIN (Graduate Rackham International) as we dance around the world. Every month we will explore a new region of the world through dance. Beginners are welcome! Feel free to come alone or with friends! Registration is required at https://www.facebook.com/events/2630202983875955/.

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February 2020

The Art of Uniting Through Story

Monday, February 3, 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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Facilitated by The Diatribe, a non profit organization that uses performing arts to empower people to share their stories, raise awareness of social issues, and be active members in their communities, this workshop will help attendees to peel back the layers they have built to expose the raw, beautiful, and impactful pieces of their story that many fail to see as relatable. Attendees will get familiar with these two artists through listening to their story and soaking in their craft.…

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Change It Up!

Wednesday, February 5, 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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"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. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to see if we can accommodate your attendance. Registration is required…

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Rackham North: Establishing a Positive Relationship with Your Research Advisor

Thursday, February 6, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus, 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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The advisor/advisee relationship is critical to graduate student success. Participants in this workshop will reflect on the roles that their advisor plays in their graduate education, as well as the importance of establishing a broader network of support. We will also discuss a process for developing and agreeing upon shared expectations with your advisor so that you set yourself up for a positive working relationship. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty…

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National Faculty Symposium: Advancing New Directions in Graduate Education

Friday, February 7, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm EST
Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070 United States
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We invite faculty to participate in a symposium where we will chart new directions in graduate education. Academic leaders from across the country will join us to discuss pressures facing graduate training and to consider opportunities for rethinking our current models. We welcome you to take part in focused discussions and help set the agenda for Rackham graduate education in the century ahead. Learn more about the full schedule and invited participants. We want to ensure full and equitable participation…

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Demonstrating a Commitment to Diversity

Monday, February 10, 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 continues to be a highly sought-out asset among employers, both within and outside of academe. This workshop will provide insight on how to establish and validate a commitment to DEI engagement, scholarship, and leadership through valuable insight on how Google has integrated DEI concepts within their organization. Two leading experts from Google will facilitate the discussion in an effort to prepare students for these market changes. This workshop is designed primarily for those seeking…

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Rackham North: Active Attacker Preparedness Training

Thursday, February 13, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST

An active attacker situation can cause panic and disbelief. Knowing what to do in advance increases your chances of surviving and your reaction matters. While you may have received ALICE active attacker training during your previous educational experiences, the university's training is very different. The university—unlike primary education settings—is an open environment in the middle of a city. In addition, the training you receive in this session will apply to how you respond to an active attacker in other contexts—at…

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Dance Around the World: Salsa

Thursday, February 13, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
Vandenberg Room, 2nd Floor, Michigan League, 911 North University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Join GRIN (Graduate Rackham International) as we dance around the world. Every month we will explore a new region of the world through dance. Beginners are welcome! Feel free to come alone or with friends! Registration is required at https://www.facebook.com/events/2630202983875955/.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Symposium: Building Community and Connecting Across Difference

Friday, February 14, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm EST
4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Rackham Graduate School's Professional Development DEI Certificate Program will host a DEI Symposium featuring keynote speaker Dr. Mark Kamimura-Jimenez, Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at Washington University in St. Louis. Showcased in the symposium will be graduate student scholars, leaders, and advocates that have been successful in creating an inclusive environment for their colleagues. The objectives of the symposium are to create a sense of community among DEI leaders and to disseminate the…

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