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February 2022

Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Monday, February 7, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Online United States

If you have a quick question or have a time sensitive matter, attend the Rackham’s Resolution Office’s open office hours weekly on Monday and Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. via Zoom. In the interest of providing students as much privacy as possible, you may spend a brief time in a waiting room if the resolution officer is engaged with another student. They will be with you as quickly as possible. Join Zoom Meeting https://umich.zoom.us/j/99531959553 Meeting ID: 995 3195 9553…

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Coffee Chats for Graduate Students: Are You LinkedIn?

Tuesday, February 8, 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm EST
Online United States

Networking is something you can (and should!) proactively engage in during graduate school, whether it be to explore possible career pathways or aid in your internship or job search. Join us to learn how to navigate and leverage LinkedIn. We will introduce ways to build connections and learn more about opportunities through informational interviews by using LinkedIn and UCAN (University Career Alumni Network). If you do not yet have a LinkedIn account, please create a free account before the session…

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Distinguished University Professorship Lectures

Tuesday, February 8, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EST
Amphitheatre, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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The Distinguished University Professorships recognize senior faculty with exceptional scholarly and/or creative achievements, national and international reputations for academic excellence, and superior records of teaching, mentoring, and service. At this virtual event, three recipients will present on their career work and answer audience questions. Speakers Nancy G. Love, JoAnn Silverstein Distinguished University Professor of Environmental Engineering, Borchardt and Glysson Collegiate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering Nancy G. Love has advised over 70 graduate students and postdoctoral…

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Healing Identity-Based Trauma

Tuesday, February 8, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EST
Online United States

Many discussions under the umbrella of diversity, equity, and inclusion focus on what we can do moving forward, without holding sufficient space to deal with the wounds and potentially trauma that inequality, oppression, and marginalization can cause. In the belief that healing is a form of social justice, this session focuses on strategies individuals and communities can use to heal from identity-based trauma. This training is being developed and facilitated by EQuity. Learning Objectives: Participants will define what is a…

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Building Your Credit During Graduate School

Wednesday, February 9, 10:00 am to 11:30 am EST
Online United States

This workshop will explain the fundamental principles of building your credit during graduate school and provide practical strategies for debt management. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/7ee1x. 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 order to have adequate time, preferably one week, to arrange for your requested…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Wednesday, February 9, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Online United States

If you have a quick question or have a time sensitive matter, attend the Rackham’s Resolution Office’s open office hours weekly on Monday and Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. via Zoom. In the interest of providing students as much privacy as possible, you may spend a brief time in a waiting room if the resolution officer is engaged with another student. They will be with you as quickly as possible. Join Zoom Meeting https://umich.zoom.us/j/99531959553 Meeting ID: 995 3195 9553…

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Engendering Respectful Communities: Preventing Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment

Thursday, February 10, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EST
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This workshop is facilitated by U-M's Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC), as well as the U-M Educational Theatre Company (ETC), providing graduate students across campus with engaging graduate student peer-led virtual workshops covering U-M's community expectations and practices, as well as opportunities to develop and practice skills for addressing harmful behavior, specifically related to sexual misconduct. This workshop is designed for University of Michigan master's students, doctoral students, and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu…

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Change it Up!©

Friday, February 11, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EST
Online United States

Change It Up!© brings bystander intervention skills to students for the purpose of building supportive and respectful communities. Change It Up! is based on a nationally recognized five-step bystander intervention model that develops students’ skills and confidence when intervening in situations that negatively impact campus climate. This workshop explores how students’ identities and experiences impact their interactions inside and outside of the classroom. Through interactive theater, students apply the five steps to real-life scenarios and have an opportunity to practice…

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Sweetland Write-Together

Monday, February 14, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Space 2435, North Quad, 105 South State Street
Ann Arbor, 48109 United States
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Write-Together sessions provide structure, accountability, and support for graduate writers working on writing at any stage, from papers to theses to journal articles to dissertations and more. For each of these sessions, participants can meet in-person or access a Zoom link and a shared Google document that will serve as a communal virtual space. Students will be invited to post pre-writing goals and post-writing reflections in the document. Writers can also schedule a 10-minute Zoom meeting with Sweetland faculty during…

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Research-Based Strategies for Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Monday, February 14, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EST
Online United States + Google Map

Have you often succeeded at 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. This workshop shares insights from the scholarship on imposter syndrome and provides research-based strategies for overcoming imposter syndrome. Learning Objectives: Share insights from scholarship on psychological constructs…

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