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April 2019

Crossroads: The Intersection of Health and Wellness and DEI

Friday, April 12, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Common Room, Lower Level, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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This workshop aims to address the importance of health and wellness in DEI spaces and among DEI advocates. Resources and tools on how to incorporate wellness into social justice initiatives will be shared. The workshop will also go in depth on how advocates and allies can prioritize their wellness to promote well-being in shared spaces and among peers. Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/aMPnD.

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GRIN Group Mentoring

Friday, April 12, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Kalamazoo Room, 911 N University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Do you need help in any of the following? finding internship/full-time jobs working in a research group (i.e., dealing with experiments, time management, communication with advisor) expanding your network (i.e., socializing in different cultures) Join our Group Mentoring second event! As mentees, you will receive valuable guidance from your peer mentors while enjoying some food and beverages during an afternoon break. This group-based conversation between mentors and mentees will be a great opportunity to foster friendship and build valuable connections…

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GRIN International Gala

Saturday, April 13, 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Come celebrate the end of the year in style at GRIN's International Gala! This event will feature: Selected cultural performances International buffet with food from around the world* Photo booth with choice of backdrop and props Open dance floor with international music Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Dinner starts at 7:30 p.m. Ticket cost: $12/ticket (includes processing fees) *Vegetarian/Vegan options included Guidelines: Dress fancy! Cocktail attire is required, traditional/cultural attire is encouraged, no t-shirt/jeans or flip/flops are allowed. Tickets are…

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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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The Transition from International Graduate Student to Faculty Member in the United States

Tuesday, April 16, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Considering a career in academia in the United States? Join GRIN and MESWN for a discussion panel with current U-M faculty members who once were in your shoes. Listen to how they transitioned from being international graduate students in the to their current positions, get advice on how to develop a career in academia, and ask questions to our panelists. Dinner will be provided. Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/6wYYQ.

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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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Outstanding GSI and Faculty Mentoring Awards Ceremony

Monday, April 22, 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm EDT
Amphitheatre, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Each year the Rackham recognizes the efforts and talents of Graduate Student Instructors whose dedication to developing course content and classroom activity is truly outstanding on our campus. Similarly, Rackham honors the mentoring abilities and involvement of faculty through three different mentoring awards. We invite all in the University—students, faculty, and staff—to attend the event and reception to congratulate the award recipients.

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ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, April 23, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Amphitheatre, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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While all Ph.D. students produce dissertations of quality, some students write dissertations that are truly exceptional for the high caliber of their scholarship and for the significance and interest of their findings. Each year we invite faculty to nominate the dissertations produced in their programs that were outstanding. The nomination dossiers submitted are then read and discussed by a review panel of faculty members who identify the finalists. Members of the Michigan Society of Fellows read the finalists’ dissertations, review…

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Engaged Pedagogy Initiative Symposium

Wednesday, April 24, 9:15 am to 11:45 am EDT
Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Please join the winter 2019 cohort of Engaged Pedagogy Initiative Fellows for the EPI Symposium. Students will lead discussions around topics in Community-Based Learning.

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Rackham DEI Strategic Plan Town Hall

Wednesday, April 24, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Rackham, in partnership with Rackham Student Government, Students of Color of Rackham, and Rackham Graduate International, is hosting a town hall for students to provide input for the Year 4 Rackham Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Strategic Plan. One point of emphasis will be establishing action items for how to improve graduate-student climate at the program and campus levels. Join us to make your voice heard! Refreshments will be served. Pre-registration required at https://myumi.ch/J7mY2.

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