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Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building

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915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

January 2020

First Year Graduate Student Experience Focus Groups Results Luncheon

Wednesday, January 22, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Stop by for lunch and hear about the key results that came from Rackham's focus groups with first-year master's and Ph.D. students. You will also be able to give feedback on potential initiatives that come from these results. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/erBXR. 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…

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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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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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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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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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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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