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Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building

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915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor,MI48109United States

January 2019

Fellowship and Grant Opportunities for Graduate Students

Thursday, January 24, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor,MI48109United States
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Panelists will speak for the first portion of the event, and then take questions from the audience regarding funding opportunities and application best practices for graduate students. Panelists: Donna Huprich, Director of Fellowships and Financial Aid, Rackham Graduate School Tiffany Marra, Director of the Center for the Education of Women Paul J. Barrow, Foundations and Grants Librarian, University of Michigan Library Pre-reqistration is required at https://myumi.ch/LqEwv.

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First-Generation Luncheon and Networking

Monday, January 28, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor,MI48109United States
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Join Rackham, the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives, and fellow first-generation students, faculty, and staff as we gather for a luncheon featuring fellowship, networking, and fun. Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/Jm0DG.

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February 2019

Developing a Social Media Strategy for Your Professional Career

Monday, February 4, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor,MI48109United States
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Are you planning on going into the job market soon? Did you know 92% of companies (including colleges and universities) use or plan to use social media to recruit? Many graduate students have a love/hate relationship with social media. They know they “have to do it,” that it’s the “right thing to do,” but is it necessary in higher education? What if you are planning to go the faculty tenure route—is it really necessary? At this workshop you will learn…

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Applying Principles of Community Engagement for Graduate Students

Tuesday, February 5, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor,MI48109United States
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This workshop is intended for graduate students who have already attended an Entering, Engaging, and Exiting Communities workshop or those with some familiarity or experience with community engagement. In this intermediate level workshop, participants will apply core principles for thoughtfully engaging with communities into their practice, including motivations, impact of social identities, and strategies for engaging in reciprocal, ethical, and respectful ways, with an attention to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Particularly useful for students interested in community engagement, DEI, social…

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CV to Resume

Monday, February 11, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor,MI48109United States
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Are you having a hard time synthesizing your academic experiences in hopes of landing a job outside of academia? The process of crafting a strong resume can often be difficult. 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. Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/JDYRX.

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Research Data Documentation and Management

Tuesday, February 12, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor,MI48109United States
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Learn best practices for documenting and managing your dissertation data from the outset. Discover the basic elements of documenting your data so that you are able to access, share, and preserve your data for future research projects and comply with funders’ and publishers’ requirements. Using the Library’s templates for data organization and documentation, we will walk through best practices and share resources to help set you up for data success. Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/a0p5p.

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LGBTQ Affirming Doctors and How to Navigate Systems Panel

Monday, February 18, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor,MI48109United States
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This panel will share practical tips and consideration for navigating and fostering relationships with LGBTQ friendly providers and resources. Sponsored by Rackham Graduate School and the Spectrum Center. Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/aK2Ob

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CUTS: CRLT Players

Tuesday, February 19, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor,MI48109United States
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Though many universities aspire to cultivate a climate that is welcoming to the members of their diverse student, faculty, and staff bodies, we know that the lived experiences of many in our communities don't always align with these aspirations. In this CRLT Players session, participants will think together about the many forces that shape campus climate and work toward developing or refining a skill set that will allow them to respond productively and compassionately to individuals who have negative experiences…

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March 2019

Microaggressions Session

Monday, March 18, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor,MI48109United States
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We hear the term “microaggressions” more frequently now than ever before. Is it because this microaggression culture has just emerged and people are “overly sensitive” while others are all of a sudden engaging in these sorts of acts? Absolutely not. These daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental slights, whether overt, subtle, or unintentional, have become a huge area of concern. Whether one believes this phenomenon is real, perceived, or a made-up term for invalid experiences, you all will benefit from this…

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