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January 2020

Rackham North: Distress Signals—Supporting Students Facing Mental Health Challenges

Thursday, January 23, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus, 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Distress Signals unpacks a common interaction—Jade visits her professor during office hours to discuss an extension for a paper—into a complex meditation on mental health and instructor responsibility. The performance (which at first unfolds chronologically and then repeats certain interactions with different faculty behavioral choices) is interspersed with facilitated discussion. Together, audiences examine the productive and problematic behaviors and attitudes on display in the instructor’s choices, and receive research-based strategies and campus resources to help them better support students. This…

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Rackham Doctoral Internships: Expanding Your Professional Horizons

Friday, January 24, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Common Room, Lower Level, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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In this session, you will learn about two of Rackham's current internship programs: Rackham Public Engagement Internships and the Biosciences Internship Grant. Program managers will discuss the application process for each program, and current students who participated will share their insights about applying and how they benefited from making an internship a part of their graduate school experience. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to see…

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Ph.D. Pathways: Converting CVs to Resumes

Tuesday, January 28, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Are you having a hard time synthesizing your academic experiences in hopes of landing a job beyond the professoriate? The process of crafting a strong resume can often be difficult for graduate students. This workshop is a hands-on opportunity for graduate students to learn how to effectively develop a resume using the foundation that they have laid with information from their CV. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please…

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Restorative Practices and Graduate Well-Being

Wednesday, January 29, 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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Framed around the values of student centeredness and care and using the model of wellness, this session aims to engage students in reflection around the eight key dimensions of personal well-being. Using Restorative Practices and the power of the circle process, students will share stories of well-being to inform the commitment to a culture of well-being in the U-M community. 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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Rackham North: Future Faculty—Cover Letter Writing for Faculty Positions

Thursday, January 30, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Room 3358, 3rd Floor, Duderstadt Center, North Campus, 2281 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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This workshop will address writing cover letters for faculty positions. The session is designed to serve students across Rackham's many disciplines, and will emphasize the structural, formal, aesthetic, and rhetorical characteristics of a strong letter of application. All participants will have an opportunity to work on—and potentially workshop—their own cover letters, so please bring your own materials with you. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to…

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February 2020

The Art of Uniting Through Story

Monday, February 3, 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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Facilitated by The Diatribe, a non profit organization that uses performing arts to empower people to share their stories, raise awareness of social issues, and be active members in their communities, this workshop will help attendees to peel back the layers they have built to expose the raw, beautiful, and impactful pieces of their story that many fail to see as relatable. Attendees will get familiar with these two artists through listening to their story and soaking in their craft.…

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Change It Up!

Wednesday, February 5, 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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"Change It Up!" brings bystander intervention skills to the University of Michigan community for the purpose of building inclusive, respectful, and safe communities. It is based on a nationally recognized four-stage bystander intervention model that helps individuals intervene in situations that negatively impact individuals, organizations, and the campus community. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to see if we can accommodate your attendance. Registration is required…

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Rackham North: Establishing a Positive Relationship with Your Research Advisor

Thursday, February 6, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus, 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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The advisor/advisee relationship is critical to graduate student success. Participants in this workshop will reflect on the roles that their advisor plays in their graduate education, as well as the importance of establishing a broader network of support. We will also discuss a process for developing and agreeing upon shared expectations with your advisor so that you set yourself up for a positive working relationship. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty…

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Demonstrating a Commitment to Diversity

Monday, February 10, 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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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) aptitude continues to be a highly sought-out asset among employers, both within and outside of academe. This workshop will provide insight on how to establish and validate a commitment to DEI engagement, scholarship, and leadership through valuable insight on how Google has integrated DEI concepts within their organization. Two leading experts from Google will facilitate the discussion in an effort to prepare students for these market changes. This workshop is designed primarily for those seeking…

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Rackham North: Active Attacker Preparedness Training

Thursday, February 13, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST

An active attacker situation can cause panic and disbelief. Knowing what to do in advance increases your chances of surviving and your reaction matters. While you may have received ALICE active attacker training during your previous educational experiences, the university's training is very different. The university—unlike primary education settings—is an open environment in the middle of a city. In addition, the training you receive in this session will apply to how you respond to an active attacker in other contexts—at…

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Symposium: Building Community and Connecting Across Difference

Friday, February 14, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm EST
4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Rackham Graduate School's Professional Development DEI Certificate Program will host a DEI Symposium featuring keynote speaker Dr. Mark Kamimura-Jimenez, Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at Washington University in St. Louis. Showcased in the symposium will be graduate student scholars, leaders, and advocates that have been successful in creating an inclusive environment for their colleagues. The objectives of the symposium are to create a sense of community among DEI leaders and to disseminate the…

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Ph.D. Pathways: Interviewing for Jobs Beyond the Professoriate

Wednesday, February 19, 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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Interviewing for a job beyond the professoriate can differ greatly from the academic job search process. This workshop will focus on helping Ph.D. students to navigate the interview process, and strategize on how to effectively answer questions by articulating strengths and skills. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to see if we can accommodate your attendance. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/51j3B. We want to ensure full…

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Rackham North: Navigating Difficult Conversations

Thursday, February 20, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
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 fellow, 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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So We’re Biased. Now What?: Personalizing and Mitigating Unconscious Bias

Monday, February 24, 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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Many of us are committed to DEI, and accept the extensive evidence from scholarly studies in psychology and neuroscience demonstrating that we all have unconscious biases that affect our interactions with others. The goals of this workshop are for participants to: 1) gain knowledge of societal biases and self-awareness of their unconscious biases, and 2) develop strategies to advocate for inclusion in light of unconscious bias. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For…

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Rackham North: Racial Microaggressions

Thursday, February 27, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus, 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Racial microaggressions can be uniquely harmful to their targets, and yet we often times find ourselves skirting around this subset of microaggressions due to the discomfort of openly discussing race, racism, and white supremacy. In this workshop we hope to foster an intellectually humble environment within which to unpack racial microaggressions, address common barriers to intervening when a racial microaggressions is inflicted, and provide tools for successfully intervening in the future. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral…

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March 2020

Negotiating a Job Offer in the United States

Wednesday, March 11, 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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Many job seekers are afraid of negotiation. According to a national survey, over 60% of recent graduates don’t negotiate a job offer, while 80% of those who negotiate are at least partially successful. International scholars may be hesitant to negotiate due to their additional challenges, such as visa considerations and cross-cultural nuances. In this interactive session designed specifically for international students and postdoctoral fellows, attendees will learn about the basic principles of negotiating a job offer, and how to navigate…

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Rackham North: Investing Fundamentals

Thursday, March 12, 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 you transition from student to professional, you are finally able to start saving. But how? In this session, Andrea Darden—financial planner and CEO of Darden Wealth Group—will go over basic principles to get you started investing successfully. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to see if we can accommodate your attendance. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/O49Ex. We want to ensure full and equitable participation in…

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Rackham North: Writing a Diversity Statement for the Faculty Job Search

Thursday, March 19, 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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Increasingly, hiring committees are interested in how prospective faculty job candidates will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a result, many academic employers have begun to request a "diversity statement" as part of the faculty job application process. In this interactive session, we will discuss best practices for writing diversity statements, examine sample statements, and work through activities designed to help participants start writing their own statement. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is…

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Ph.D. Pathways: Cover Letter Writing for Ph.D. Students

Friday, March 20, 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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Cover letters are an essential part of the job search process. However, crafting them is often very difficult for people to do. The University Career Center will host an educational and practical workshop that introduces you to the purpose of the cover letter and how to effectively describe yourself and your experiences within cover letters. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to see if we can…

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April 2020

Rackham North: Research-Based Strategies for Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Thursday, April 9, 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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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. Imposter syndrome thinking can be compounded for those from underrepresented populations who may also be subject to discrimination and situations that prime stereotype threat. This interactive session…

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Rackham North: Designing Your Curriculum Vitae

Thursday, April 16, 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 need a Curriculum Vitae (CV), but all you have is a resume? CVs are required to apply to research and academic positions, and very often to fellowships and scholarships. If you have had a resume for a while, but you are now pursuing research and you need to develop a CV, this workshop is for you. If you have a resume, bring a printout to the workshop. Bring a laptop if available. This workshop is designed for graduate…

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