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October 2019

Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Summit: From Awareness and Understanding to Planning and Action

Monday, October 14, 10:30 am to 3:00 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Rackham Graduate School is excited to host its first MSI summit. This meeting is informed by and builds on the efforts of the National Forum for the Public Good in Higher Education (The Forum), the National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID), and the myriad programs and departments that are committed to building pathways to opportunity into graduate and professional education and beyond. This year’s summit uses the Forum’s framework of awareness, understanding, planning, and action in an effort to provide…

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Ph.D. Doctoral Candidacy Ceremony and Reception

Monday, October 14, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Ballroom, 2nd Floor, Michigan League, 911 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103 United States
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Join us to be recognized and receive your Ph.D. Candidacy pin. Reception to follow. Family, friends, faculty and children are welcome. Registration required at https://myumi.ch/PlAe4. 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 (one week preferred) to arrange for your requested accommodation(s)…

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Future Faculty: Developing a Curriculum Vitae

Wednesday, October 16, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
West Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Do you need a Curriculum Vitae (CV), but all you have is a resume? CVs are required to apply for research and academic positions, and very often for fellowships and scholarships. If you’ve had a resume for a while, but you are now pursuing research and you need to develop a CV, this introductory workshop is for you. If you have a resume or a draft of a CV, please bring an electronic or hard copy with you to the…

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Warlords to Water Coolers: A Career in Conflict Resolution

Thursday, October 17, 9:30 am to 11:00 am EDT
East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Join the Rackham Resolution Office and Munger Graduate Residences in celebration of Conflict Resolution Day! Former United Nations mediator and founder of The Consortium for Conversational Conflict Resolution, Kai Stabell, will share insights into the role and the importance of mediation and dialogue skills in various career fields. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/E35Ok. 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…

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Rackham North: Developing Collaborative Practices and Skills

Thursday, October 17, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus, 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Workshop: 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., East Room, Pierpont Commons Research Remix: 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Gallery, Duderstadt Center (Exhibit: Faculty Painting) The shape of research, creative scholarship, and teaching is in flux. In order to thrive, students and practitioners need collaborative know-how. ArtsEngine and Rackham North invite you to a first-hand experience that engages deeply with the future of the research university and what it means for interdisciplinary collaboration in research and creation. In this workshop, students will…

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Write-Together

Friday, October 18, 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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Careers in Film and Media

Friday, October 18, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm EDT
10th Floor, Weiser Hall, 500 Church Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Please join us for a moderated panel discussion about careers in film and media with professionals active in the field. Students will hear from Rackham humanities alumni and professionals working in the media and entertainment industries. Panelists will speak about their own career paths, discuss transferable skills, and share advice with graduate students, particularly those in humanities and social sciences. The panel will be followed immediately by a networking lunch with panelists. 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Panel, moderated by…

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Future Faculty Event to Enhance Diversity at Liberal Arts Colleges

Monday, October 21, 9:30 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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Faculty from top liberal arts colleges are coming to University of Michigan on October 21 and 22 to promote greater diversity in the faculty at their institutions. Attendees will have the rare opportunity to meet one-on-one with a faculty member to discuss your individual job application portfolio materials (CVs, teaching philosophies, research statements, etc.) and hear about job opportunities at these colleges. Attendees will also hear about work-life at a liberal arts college and network with faculty, administrators, and diversity…

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King Talks Information Session

Monday, October 21, 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm EDT
Development Conference Room, 1st Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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This session will allow you to learn more about the King Talks, including expectations and application tips. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/bv0wY. 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 (one week preferred) to arrange for your requested accommodation(s) or an effective…

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Focus Group for First-Year Master’s Students

Monday, October 21, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
Exectutive Board Room, 1st Floor, 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 master's students. All participants will receive a $10 digital Amazon gift card. Dinner will be provided. Registration is required at myumi.ch/Nxpr3.

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