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May 2019

GRIN Board Game Night

Wednesday, May 29, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
1180 Duderstadt Center, North Campus, 2281 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, 48109 United States
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GRIN (Graduate Rackham International) is very excited to announce Board Game Night during Spring 2019 semester. Let's celebrate the beginning of summer, play games, and make new friendships over a night of board games and food. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Come out, bring friends, and let us have fun. Pre-registration is requested at https://myumi.ch/L4BV7.

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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

Rackham North: The Science of Negotiating—Exploring What to Do Before, During, and After Your Job Offer

Thursday, June 20, 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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Long before you are on the job market, it is important to prepare for the offer. Negotiating an academic position should never be an afterthought. In fact, wise negotiating requires education, planning, and practice. This interactive seminar will provide you with strategies to determine what to ask for and how to ask for what you need and want. You will also leave with recommendations concerning what you should do before, during, and after the job offer. Registration is required at…

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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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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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Open Forum on International-Student Fee

Tuesday, June 25, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EDT
West Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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A new international-student fee was approved by the Board of Regents on June 20 as part of the 2020 general-fund budget. Dean Mike Solomon will be on hand to hear students’ thoughts and questions about this fee. More information is available on the university’s Key Issues page, which includes an FAQ. Registration is suggested at https://myumi.ch/aMDlX. We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our events. If an accommodation would promote your full participation in this event, please follow…

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July 2019

Rackham North: Networking for International Students

Thursday, July 18, 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 students are regularly told the importance of networking to explore careers and identify job opportunities. However, we know that networking is understood differently in diverse cultural contexts. In this session, a career development expert will 1) share what networking means in the American context and 2) address how students can engage in career activities in comfortable ways. Participants will discuss with peers how networking is different in their cultural contexts, and identify ways that they can successfully network in…

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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 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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