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915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

September 2018

Rackham LGBTQ Fall Mixer

September 6, 2018, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Join Rackham and the Spectrum Center in kicking off the new academic year. Meet new friends and reconnect with colleagues. Pre-registration is required at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/wsEvents/wsreg.php?ws_id=639.

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Writing CVs and Cover Letters for the Academic Job Search

September 7, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Is your CV simply a list of your academic achievements, publications, and courses? Are you looking for inspiration to write an effective CV and a cover letter aimed at employers outside of Higher Ed? Sign up for this workshop where the topic will be the do’s and don’ts of CV and cover letter writing. This session will focus on the basics of CV and cover letter writing, but also give food for thought on effective ways to communicate your skills…

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Rackham Professional Development DEI Certificate: Introduction and Info Session

September 14, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Did you know Rackham offers a DEI Professional Development Certificate designed to prepare graduate students to work in a diverse environment while fostering a climate of inclusivity? Attend this introduction session to learn about the requirements of the program and discover how this certificate can prepare you to enter a diverse and global job market. Find out more about the program here. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please…

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GRIN Central Campus Fall Welcome

September 14, 2018, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Come to Graduate Rackham International (GRIN) Fall Welcome Events to learn about our student organization and how to get involved. There will be two welcome events, one on North Campus and one on Central Campus. All are welcome to attend either day or both. Pre-registration is required at myumi.ch/65eoy.

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Robust Resources for Student-Parents

September 18, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Rackham strives to makes its programs and services as parent-friendly as possible. During this panel, representatives from Rackham Graduate School, CEW+, and the Work-Life Resource Center will be on hand to share resources and answer questions. 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. Pre-registration is required at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/wsEvents/wsreg.php?ws_id=643.

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Writing a Diversity Statement

September 21, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
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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October 2018

Inclusive Leadership

October 9, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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There is a lot of talk about "Inclusive Leadership" but many are left asking: What is it? Why is it important? How can I do it? This workshop will address these questions by presenting research on the specific traits, elements, and styles of inclusive leaders. Participants will be able to reflect on and share their own experiences and times that they have witnessed others modeling inclusive leadership. We will discuss the benefits of inclusive leadership at the individual and organizational…

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Future Faculty Event to Enhance Diversity at Liberal Arts Colleges

October 25, 2018, 10:30 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 25 and 26 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 their colleges. Students who attend will also hear about work-life at a liberal arts college and get to network with…

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Future Faculty Event to Enhance Diversity at Liberal Arts Colleges

October 26, 2018, 8:30 am to 12:00 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 25 and 26 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 their colleges. Students who attend will also hear about work-life at a liberal arts college and get to network with…

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Academic Timelines vs. Industry Work Timelines

October 29, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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The job market is competitive for Ph.D. students, both within and outside of academia. It is evermore important for Ph.D. students to be ready to explore both realms. The University Career Center will host a workshop that explains both timetables in preparing for the academic and non-academic job market, discussing the differences and similarities. Students will be exposed to strategies for navigating both job markets concurrently and specific resources that can be used. Lunch will be served. Pre-registration is required…

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Exploring Hidden/Unconscious Biases: Steps to Achieving DEI in an Anti-Racist Framework

October 30, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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For many of us, the daily unfolding of diverse and disparate perspectives connected to an overabundance of polarizing topics in the public arena, has revealed various unconscious beliefs and attitudes in response. In this workshop, we will explore the role of "hidden" biases, and find constructive ways to engage in open, respectful, and transformative professional relationships, as well as dialogues and discussions with our colleagues, in order to achieve diversity, equity and inclusion using an anti-racist framework. Pre-registration is required…

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November 2018

Navigating the Mentor/Advisor Relationship

November 5, 2018, 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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The advisor-advisee relationship is critical to graduate student success. This workshop will provide you with essential tools and strategies to create positive relationship between you and your mentor or advisor. Pre-registration is required at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/wsEvents/wsreg.php?ws_id=691.

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Navigating the Academic Interview and Negotiation Process

November 6, 2018, 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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The academic interviewing process encompasses three different stages of interviewing, each presenting its own challenges. This workshop will help job seekers in all academic disciplines in their search for faculty positions. Detailed information and practical tips on interviewing and negotiating future offers will help you prepare for your future career. 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. Pre-registration is…

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LGBTQ Mid-Semester Check-In

November 6, 2018, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm EST
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Join Rackham and the Spectrum Center in this joint program. We want to hear from you about how the semester is going. What has been working? What are the challenges you face? And how Rackham and Spectrum can best assist you? Pre-registration is required at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/wsEvents/wsreg.php?ws_id=692.

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Change It Up!

November 13, 2018, 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. Pre-registration is required…

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First Year Experience Check-in Lunch for Master’s Students

November 14, 2018, 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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Calling all first year master's students. This luncheon will allow you the opportunity to let Rackham know about your first semester on campus. What have been the victories and the challenges? We want to know! Pre-registration is required at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/wsEvents/wsreg.php?ws_id=693.

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First Year Experience Check-in Lunch for Ph.D. Students

November 19, 2018, 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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Calling all first year Ph.D. students. This luncheon will allow you the opportunity to let Rackham know about your first semester on campus. What have been the victories and the challenges? We want to know! Pre-registration is required at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/wsEvents/wsreg.php?ws_id=694.

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Barriers to Communicating Across Identities: Addressing Unconscious Bias

November 20, 2018, 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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We make assumptions all the time; it's a natural part of life. At the same time, we must also work to critically understand these assumptions, and leave space for people who do not fit the narratives we have been socialized to "know." In this workshop, we will dialogue with one another and explore solutions. 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…

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Rackham Wellness Break

November 26, 2018, 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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Enjoy massages and refreshments compliments of the Rackham Graduate School. Pre-registration is required at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/wsEvents/wsreg.php?ws_id=695.

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Research-Based Strategies for Overcoming Stereotype Threat and Imposter Syndrome

November 27, 2018, 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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Have you often succeeded on 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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December 2018

Demonstrating Your Commitment to Diversity

December 4, 2018, 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 is now highly valued by employers, both within and outside of academe. This workshop will provide guidelines on how to establish and validate a commitment to DEI engagement, scholarship, and leadership and prepare students for these market changes. This workshop is designed primarily for those seeking non-academic jobs./p> 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…

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Start Smart: Salary Negotiations for Gender Equity

December 5, 2018, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EST
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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American Association of University Women (AAUW) Start Smart is specifically designed to teach you how to negotiate salaries for a new job. You'll gain confidence in your negotiation style through facilitated discussion and role-play. 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. Pre-registration is required at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/wsEvents/wsreg.php?ws_id=670.

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Inclusion Insights: A Micro-Learning Approach to DEI Education

December 10, 2018, 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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Dr. Steve Robbins, a nationally recognized trainer and consultant on diversity and inclusion, has produced a series of videos to offer a unique, micro-learning approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion education. Many of the videos align directly with the goals of the PD DEI Certificate, particularly promoting an inclusive environment. Dr. Deborah Willis, the DEI Certificate Lead, will facilitate a discussion of a few of the videos using the corresponding “conversation cards.” Information from the videos can be immediately applied…

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GRIN Holiday Party

December 13, 2018, 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm EST
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Celebrate the end of the semester and kick-off the holiday season with GRIN! Join us for dinner, dancing, and a good time with friends. Register for this event.

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January 2019

Rackham LGBTQ Winter Welcome Back Mixer

January 16, 2019, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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The Winter Welcome Back Mixer provides you the opportunity to connect with fellow LGBTQ students, staff, faculty, and allies! Come on by, grab some food, and make some new friends! Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/6wEkk.

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Unconscious Bias in Everyday Life

January 18, 2019, 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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The unconscious mind is a powerful and intrinsic force in helping to shape our overall behavior in our everyday lives. This interactive session is designed to examine how unconscious bias can affect one's perceptions, decisions, and interactions. You will learn to: Identify how bias and the processes of the unconscious mind can impact your decisions and results Utilize strategies to practice more conscious awareness so you are better able to advocate for inclusion in your organization You will benefit by:…

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Designing a DEI Workshop

January 23, 2019, 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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This workshop is designed only for participants in the Professional Development DEI Certificate who are facilitating workshops related to DEI as part of their certificate requirements. This interactive training will provide an overview on workshop design principles and best practices for facilitating workshops. Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/aVZoD.

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Fellowship and Grant Opportunities for Graduate Students

January 24, 2019, 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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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

January 28, 2019, 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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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

February 4, 2019, 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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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

February 5, 2019, 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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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

February 11, 2019, 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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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

February 12, 2019, 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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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

February 18, 2019, 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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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

February 19, 2019, 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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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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Doctoral Candidate Write-In

February 28, 2019, 9:00 am 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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Spend some time getting a jump start on your dissertation writing. Food and beverages will be provided. Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/6kQ29.

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March 2019

Understanding Taxes

March 6, 2019, 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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Learn the ins and outs of filing taxes as a graduate student, especially if you are filing quarterly! The material for this session is aimed at domestic students. Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/6eodm.

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Microaggressions Session

March 18, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United 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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April 2019

Appreciation Breakfast

April 1, 2019, 9:00 am to 11:00 am EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Kick-off Graduate Student and Professional Appreciation Week by enjoying a hot breakfast and networking with fellow students, faculty, and staff. Hosted by Rackham Graduate School. Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/aM5XX.

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RSG Wellness Room

April 2, 2019, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Take a moment out of your day to prioritize your mental health and wellness. Massages, arts and crafts, snacks, and a relaxing environment, all free to you. Self-care is the best care. Hosted by Rackham Student Government. Pre-register for this event at https://goo.gl/forms/bsqOfg6ZzsgSSChz2. This event is part of Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week.

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RSG Chocolate Happy Hour

April 4, 2019, 5:00 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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Join RSG for a buffet of all things chocolate. Enjoy conversation with fellow graduate students and delicious chocolatey treats. Pre-register for this event at https://goo.gl/forms/CpGNWdS7TkEfWMxU2. This event is part of Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week.

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GRIN International Gala

April 13, 2019, 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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Rackham DEI Strategic Plan Town Hall

April 24, 2019, 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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May 2019

MORE Mentoring Plan Workshop

May 14, 2019, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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This workshop helps to enhance the mentoring relationship between the student and research faculty mentor/advisor. During the workshop, students and faculty will have the opportunity to develop a Mentoring Plan, a two-way agreement about goals, needs, and expectations; it is co-written by the student and research faculty mentor/advisor. It is an excellent way to establish and support mentor-mentee relationships. Because this program aims to enhance the mentoring relationship, mentors and students are expected to attend the workshop together. If a…

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Rackham Graduate Student Active-Attacker Training

May 15, 2019, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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A representative from the Division of Public Safety and Security will be on hand to conduct training in the event of an active attacker and to field questions. Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/abwr5.

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What’s Next? Career Paths for Ph.D.s in STEM

May 30, 2019, 8:30 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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Rackham is sponsoring a two-day workshop for doctoral candidates in the sciences to engage in skill and career exploration, gain insight into a variety of career paths, identify their transferable knowledge and skills, and practice communicating these to others. This event is reserved for University of Michigan and Wayne State Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows. Programming will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day, with a VIP networking reception starting at 5:30 p.m. on Day 2. Morning refreshments…

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What’s Next? Career Paths for Ph.D.s in STEM

May 31, 2019, 8:30 am to 6:30 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Rackham is sponsoring a two-day workshop for doctoral candidates in the sciences to engage in skill and career exploration, gain insight into a variety of career paths, identify their transferable knowledge and skills, and practice communicating these to others. This event is reserved for University of Michigan and Wayne State Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows. Programming will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day, with a VIP networking reception starting at 5:30 p.m. on Day 2. Morning refreshments…

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September 2019

Open Forum on International-Student Support

September 3, 2019, 4:00 pm 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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Dean Mike Solomon will host a working meeting to hear input from international students on the ways that Rackham can support them more fully. Students should be prepared to work at tables and offer feedback on their needs and support that would be helpful to them as they arrive on campus, during their studies, and for career exploration. Registration is suggested at https://myumi.ch/88GjW. We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our events. If an accommodation would promote your…

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Writing a Diversity Statement

September 10, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
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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Rackham LGBTQ Welcome Mixer

September 10, 2019, 5:00 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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Join Rackham and the Spectrum Center to kick off the new academic year. Meet new friends and reconnect with colleagues. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/qggG1.

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Future Faculty: Academic Job Interviewing

September 11, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Designed for those applying to faculty jobs, this interactive workshop will provide you with a high-level overview of the interview process for faculty positions and give you the opportunity to practice responding to several common interview questions in a low stakes setting with a peer. An experienced faculty member, Prof. Rebecca Hasson, will co-facilitate the session and answer your questions about faculty job interviews. Presenters: Dr. Rebecca Hasson and Dr. Laura Schram This workshop is designed for graduate students and…

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Negotiating Skills—Exploring What to Do Before, During, and After Your Academic Job Offer

September 19, 2019, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Long before you are on the faculty job market, it is important to prepare for the offer. Negotiating an academic position should never be an afterthought. In fact, wise negotiating requires education, planning, and practice. This interactive seminar will provide you with strategies to determine what to ask for and how to ask for what you need and want. You will also leave with recommendations concerning what you should do before, during, and after the academic job offer. This workshop…

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Rackham Professional Development DEI Certificate Orientation

September 24, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Did you know Rackham offers a DEI Professional Development Certificate designed to prepare graduate students to work in a diverse environment while fostering a climate of inclusivity? Attend this introduction session to learn about the requirements of the program and discover how this certificate can prepare you to enter a diverse and global job market. Find out more about the program. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please contact…

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October 2019

Change It Up!

October 2, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
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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It’s in the Syllabus and Other First-Generation College Student Experiences

October 8, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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An immersive, playfully disorienting encounter, It’s in the Syllabus and Other First Generation College Student (FGCS) Experiences offers participants a complex view of a heterogenous identity group: students who are the first generation in their family to attend college. Because this session focuses on interventions instructors can make in the classroom, it is appropriate for faculty, graduate student instructors, and staff who have an instructional role. Participants witness several different intersecting stories about FGCS experiences and challenges, which confront stereotypes…

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Mentoring Plan Workshop

October 11, 2019, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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This workshop helps to enhance the mentoring relationship between the student and faculty mentor. Faculty and students will work independently to identify their own objectives and styles initially, and then faculty-student pairs have time to work together to develop a mentoring plan: a two-way document to codify goals, needs, and shared expectations. Our mentoring committee places high value on this exercise because we know that of Rackham students who have written mentoring plans, 86% report that they find them useful.…

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

October 14, 2019, 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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Future Faculty Event to Enhance Diversity at Liberal Arts Colleges

October 21, 2019, 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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Future Faculty Event to Enhance Diversity at Liberal Arts Colleges

October 22, 2019, 8:30 am to 12:00 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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Designing a DEI Workshop

October 23, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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This workshop is only for participants in the DEI Professional Development Certificate who are facilitating workshops related to DEI as part of their certificate requirements. This interactive training will provide an overview on workshop design principles and best practices for facilitating workshops. 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/Xem9p We want to ensure full…

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Microaggressions

October 30, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Microaggressions—the subtle everyday verbal and nonverbal slights and insults which communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages. Microaggressions can effect anyone! This course is recommended as a follow up to Change it Up! Bystander Intervention. This workshop will Provide a brief review and history of microaggressions Identify how our background influences how we perceive and experience other people Discuss the ways we can build strong relationships Identify ways to apply this information to your work environment Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/mn9gg.…

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Ph.D. Dissertation Write-In

October 31, 2019, 9:00 am to 1:30 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Spend some time getting a jump start on your writing. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/qgKyK.

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November 2019

Mentoring Plan Workshop

November 1, 2019, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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This workshop helps to enhance the mentoring relationship between the student and faculty mentor. Faculty and students will work independently to identify their own objectives and styles initially, and then faculty-student pairs have time to work together to develop a mentoring plan: a two-way document to codify goals, needs, and shared expectations. Our mentoring committee places high value on this exercise because we know that of Rackham students who have written mentoring plans, 86% report that they find them useful.…

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On the Peripheries of the Subaltern: Intersectional Identities and Internalized -isms

November 4, 2019, 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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Grounded in theoretical frameworks of "otherness," such as Spivak's "subaltern" and Canagarajah's "periphery," this workshop will explore the intersection of multiple identities which are simultaneously held by every individual. After participants engage in an exploration of these intersectional identities, they will then analyze how biases—like colorism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, and xenophobia—can still be internalized within communities which are also marginalized. 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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Unconscious Bias in Everyday Life

November 6, 2019, 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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The unconscious mind is a powerful and intrinsic force in helping to shape our overall behavior in our everyday lives. This interactive session is designed to examine how unconscious bias can affect one's perceptions, decisions, and interactions. You will learn to: Identify how bias and the processes of the unconscious mind can impact your decisions and results Utilize strategies to practice more conscious awareness so you are better able to advocate for inclusion in your organization You will benefit by:…

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First-Generation Graduate Student Pizza Dinner

November 6, 2019, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Network with fellow first-generation graduate students, learn about the First-Gen Initiatives in the works, and give your input for the direction of First-Gen programs moving forward. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/zxw2V

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Ph.D. Pathways: Pitch Perfect—How to Effectively Network and Build a Strong Pitch

November 12, 2019, 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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Are you interested in learning how to effectively connect with colleagues and prospective employers? If so, this integrative workshop will help you to develop a strong pitch that can be used in networking opportunities. Come and a) learn about the process of networking, b) understand who is in your network, and c) understand University Career Center networking resources. 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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Barriers to Communicating Across Identities: Addressing Unconscious Bias

November 13, 2019, 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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We make assumptions all the time; it's a natural part of life. At the same time, we must also work to critically understand these assumptions, and leave space for people who do not fit the narratives we have been socialized to 'know.' In this workshop, we will seek to dialogue with one another and explore solutions. 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…

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Active Attacker Preparedness Training

November 19, 2019, 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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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 information you receive in this training will apply to how you respond to an active attacker in other contexts—at…

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Ph.D. Pathways: Maximize Online Tools for Your Career Exploration—Versatile Ph.D., ImaginePh.D., and Handshake

November 20, 2019, 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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Are you a Humanities or Social Sciences Ph.D. student wanting to learn more about tools to help you explore career options beyond the professoriate? Come join this workshop to learn more about dynamic online tools like Versatile Ph.D., ImaginePh.D., and Handshake. 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/9ooQe. We want to ensure full and…

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Inclusive Leadership

November 25, 2019, 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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There is a lot of talk about “Inclusive Leadership” but many are left asking: What is it? Why is it important? How can I do it? This workshop will address these questions by presenting research on the specific traits, elements, and styles of inclusive leaders. Participants will be able to reflect on and share their own experiences and times that they have witnessed others modeling inclusive leadership. We will discuss the benefits of inclusive leadership at the individual and organizational…

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December 2019

Understanding DEI Through the Framework of Global Citizenship

December 3, 2019, 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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In a globalized world, each person will interact with cultures beyond their own. As the leaders and best, our students go all over the world and work with people from across the globe, and to better enable them to succeed, cultural competency is a necessity. Someone with one plus cultures can adapt and be receptive of other cultures and identities. Context matters, and critical lenses about other cultures impact how we view them. This workshop will focus on critical thinking…

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Rackham Graduate Student Wellness Day

December 4, 2019, 9:00 am 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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All Rackham graduate students are invited to enjoy a warm meal, a chair massage, and time to chill out. (Massages provided depending on availability.) Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/QA3Dq.

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Racial Microaggressions

December 6, 2019, 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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Racial microaggressions can be uniquely harmful to their targets, and yet we often times find ourselves skirting around this subset of microaggressions due to discomfort in 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 microaggression is inflicted, and provide tools for successfully intervening in the future. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.…

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Writing a Diversity Statement

December 9, 2019, 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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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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January 2020

International Welcome Back Party

January 9, 2020, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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The African Graduate Student Association (AGSA) and Graduate Rackham International (GRIN) bring you our International Welcome Back Party! Come for a variety of free food from all over the world, meet new people, and end the night with dancing. Wear whatever makes you comfortable, but traditional attire is encouraged. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/dOx3B.

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Applying Principles of Community Engagement for Grad Students

January 13, 2020, 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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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. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.…

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DEI Certificate Program Community Check-In

January 14, 2020, 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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We will inform you of events that are coming Winter 2020, important dates, and exciting programming. We also hope get a pulse of the community to see what is needed, how people are feeling, and what you need from the program. Please note: This session is intended for participants of Rackham's Professional Development DEI Certificate Program. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/1pyPo. We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our events. If an accommodation would promote your full participation…

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Distress Signals: Supporting Students Facing Mental Health Challenges

January 21, 2020, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
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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First Year Graduate Student Experience Focus Groups Results Luncheon

January 22, 2020, 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

January 29, 2020, 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

February 3, 2020, 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!

February 5, 2020, 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

February 10, 2020, 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 is now highly valued by many employers, both within and beyond academe. This interactive workshop will 1) show how employers are evaluating DEI in job interviews, 2) provide opportunities for reflection on how you demonstrate your commitment to DEI, and 3) provide time for students to practice answering common interview questions related to DEI. This workshop is designed primarily for graduate students seeking non-academic jobs. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral…

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Diversity at Work: Google Shares Inclusive Practices

February 17, 2020, 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 at Work is an ongoing series of workshops hosted by Rackham’s Professional Development DEI Certificate Program where participants can hear from real employees and employers about how they are incorporating diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice efforts in their organizations. 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 feature Google, with representative Michael Gardner. He will discuss how Google integrates DEI within…

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

February 19, 2020, 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

February 24, 2020, 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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March 2020

L.E.A.D.: Leading Equity and Diversity Initiatives Workshop

March 10, 2020, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Throughout this series of panel discussions, participants will have the opportunity to hear from and interact with a diverse group of people who lead diversity initiatives (this will include administrators, staff, students, and faculty, as well as others who work in the community). Each panel guest will speak about their own journey around DEI and how it has impacted their work and fueled their passion. They will also share information on their current diversity initiatives. Participants will have the chance…

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Cancelled: Graduate Student Tax Workshop

March 12, 2020, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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This workshop has been cancelled Please join us for this session which will get you prepared for tax season and answer your questions. Please note, although all students are welcome this session is geared towards domestic students. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/K4j0y. 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…

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Cancelled: Genius Passion Pathways: Charting Non-Linear Career Pathways

March 25, 2020, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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This event has been cancelled. Tonya M. Matthews, Ph.D. is a thought-leader and convener in STEM education and engagement, organizational equity and inclusion, and informal, community-driven learning. Her diverse background includes academic and professional work as a scientist, educator, volunteer, and award-winning writer/poet. She holds a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Johns Hopkins University, and she is the recipient of a Whitaker Foundation Award for Engineering Excellence and an alumni member of National Society of Black Engineers and Society for…

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April 2020

Cancelled: ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards Ceremony

April 28, 2020, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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This event has been cancelled. 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…

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October 2021

Cover Letter Writing for Teaching-Focused Faculty Positions

October 18, 2021, 10:00 am to 11:30 am EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Are you seeking teaching-focused faculty positions? This interactive workshop with Professor Deborah Field of Adrian College will provide you with advice and strategies for tailoring your cover letter to effectively communicate your teaching skills and interests. Please note: this workshop will be held in-person, not via Zoom. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/wlkMQ. 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…

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November 2021

RSG Lunch with Rackham Deans – Virtual and In-Person

November 16, 2021, 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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Rackham Student Government is hosting an in-person lunch with the Rackham Graduate School deans. This will be a chance for graduate students to talk directly with the deans and to provide thoughts on planning for the 2021–22 academic year, among other topics. Students can submit questions ahead of time when they register. Please join Rackham Dean Mike Solomon and the Assistant and Associate Deans for an informal Zoom meeting. This is held over the 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. lunch hour…

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December 2021

Brain Juices: An Evening of Trivia and Juiceophilia

December 14, 2021, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm EST
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Celebrate the semester’s end with us! Join Graduate Rackham International for an evening of juices—literal and mental—while competing in a game of trivia or two. In addition to good juice, there may be scones. All are welcome. No registration necessary.

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March 2022

Gupta Professional Ethics Keynote: Reciprocity, Mutuality, and Solidarity—Moving Towards an Anticolonial Stance in Community-University Partnerships

Monday, March 7, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EST
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Drawing from her own experiences in research and teaching, Aurora Santiago Ortiz highlights the possibilities and potential pitfalls of community service learning and participatory action research. She offers practical lessons and insights for scholars, practitioners, researchers, and all those interested in engaging with communities in more horizontal, reciprocal, and solidary ways. <h3.Speaker Aurora Santiago Ortiz, Ph.D., J.D.Speaker: Aurora Santiago Ortiz, Ph.D., J.D., is a national leader in the area of community engaged research and teaching. A 2020 Ford Dissertation Fellow,…

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Gupta Professional Ethics Workshop: Navigating Community-University Partnerships—From Theory to Praxis

Monday, March 7, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EST
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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This participant-guided 90-minute workshop focuses on collaboratively working towards developing practical guidelines for community-engaged work. We will employ a desire-based framework (Tuck, 2009) to explore the ways in which these partnerships should and can be geared towards the vision and goals of the communities we work with. Please be prepared to share some of your work or projects with the group. At this point, we are planning for the workshop to be for in-person participation only. Should public health guidelines…

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MSI Connect Mixer

Tuesday, March 8, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Rackham is hosting a Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Welcome Mixer. If you are a student, faculty, or staff alumni from an MSI, currently work with MSIs, or have an interest in learning more about MSIs you are welcome to join us. There will be free grab-and-go meals available to those who RSVP. This is a casual come-and-go event so grab a friend or two and RSVP to connect with other MSI folks! Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/29rEb. We want to…

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April 2022

International Film Showing: Parasite

Wednesday, April 6, 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Come and join us to watch the Oscar winning movie Parasite. It is a 2019 South Korean black comedy thriller film directed by Bong Joon-ho, who co-wrote the screenplay with Han Jin-won. Popcorns and soda will be provided. Sponsored by Graduate Rackham International (GRIN). This event is part of Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/Aw3Qp.

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International Chocolate Tasting

Thursday, April 7, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Join GRIN for a buffet of all things chocolate. Enjoy conversation with fellow graduate students and delicious chocolatey treats. Sponsored by Graduate Rackham International (GRIN). This event is part of Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/7e2R1.

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Drawing Night – Relax and Get Creative

Thursday, April 7, 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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Come enjoy a relaxing evening of drawing. Oil pastel sets, coloring books, and blank drawing pads will be provided. Participants can choose either coloring the masterpieces in the coloring book or creating their own drawings, or both! No prior experience needed. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/wMmRe.

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