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October 2019

Mentoring Plan Workshop

Tuesday, October 29, 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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Due to a high demand for the Mentoring Plan Workshops, the MORE Committee is offering a third workshop this Fall. This workshop helps to enhance the mentoring relationship between the student and faculty mentor. Faculty and students will work independently to identify their own objectives and styles initially, 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. Our mentoring committee places high value on…

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Focus Group for First-Year Ph.D. Students: Central Campus

Tuesday, October 29, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
Common Room, Lower Level, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Rackham is conducting focus groups to better understand the first-year experience of our Ph.D. students. All participants will receive a $10 digital Amazon gift card upon completion of the session. Dinner will be provided. Registration is required at myumi.ch/O4X1w. 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 to indicate your accommodation requirements. Please let us know as soon as possible in…

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Microaggressions

Wednesday, October 30, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Microaggressions—the subtle everyday verbal and nonverbal slights and insults which communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages. Microaggressions can effect anyone! This course is recommended as a follow up to Change it Up! Bystander Intervention. This workshop will Provide a brief review and history of microaggressions Identify how our background influences how we perceive and experience other people Discuss the ways we can build strong relationships Identify ways to apply this information to your work environment Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/mn9gg.…

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Ph.D. Dissertation Write-In

Thursday, October 31, 9:00 am to 1:30 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Spend some time getting a jump start on your writing. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/qgKyK.

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Rackham North: Knowing Your Strengths

Thursday, October 31, 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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Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day? Research shows that knowing and focusing on your strengths helps to increase your engagement and satisfaction at work. Learn how using a strengths-based approach will help you to achieve higher levels of overall personal well-being, productivity, and professional success. As a pre-requisite of this workshop, you will take the Gallup Strengths assessment to learn your top five strengths. The registration deadline for this session is October 24…

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November 2019

Write-Together

Friday, November 1, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Space 2435, North Quad, 105 South State Street
Ann Arbor, 48109 United States
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Write-Together sessions provide structure, space, and time for graduate writers working on writing at any stage, from papers to theses to journal articles to dissertations and more. Write-Together sessions bring graduate writers into a common quiet space to work. We will periodically offer helpful handouts on a range of writing and work productivity topics, and a Sweetland representative will also be on-site to answer any brief writing questions you may have. Breakfast refreshments will be provided.

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Mentoring Plan Workshop

Friday, November 1, 10:00 am to 12:00 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 faculty mentor. Faculty and students will work independently to identify their own objectives and styles initially, and then faculty-student pairs have time to work together to develop a mentoring plan: a two-way document to codify goals, needs, and shared expectations. Our mentoring committee places high value on this exercise because we know that of Rackham students who have written mentoring plans, 86% report that they find them useful.…

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Demystifying Work-Life Balance

Friday, November 1, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Henderson Room, 3rd Floor, Michigan League, 911 North University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Research on the concept of dual-centric provides helpful guidance on strategies for balance. Studies show that people with a dual focus on work and personal life are less stressed and more successful than those whose primary focus is on just work, or just personal life. In this interactive workshop we will review the strategies these dual focused people follow to achieve balance, and engage in related exercises. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited.…

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On the Peripheries of the Subaltern: Intersectional Identities and Internalized -isms

Monday, November 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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Grounded in theoretical frameworks of "otherness", such as Spivak's "subaltern" and Canagarajah's "periphery," this workshop will explore the intersection of multiple identities which are simultaneously held by every individual. After participants engage in an exploration of these intersectional identities, they will then analyze how biases—like colorism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, and xenophobia—can still be internalized within communities which are also marginalized. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu…

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Ph.D. Pathways: Developing a Growth Mindset and Discussing the Value of the Ph.D.

Tuesday, November 5, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
University Career Center Program Room, 3200 Student Activities Building, 515 Jefferson Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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The Ph.D. is the highest level of education, however, the job market and many other factors sometimes lead to a lack of confidence in career goals and skills. The University Career Center will provide an interactive workshop that motivates you to develop a growth mindset in both career exploration and the job search to encourage you to be bold in advancing your career! This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff,…

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