Select Page
Loading Events

← Back to Events

Common Room, Lower Level, Rackham Building

+ Google Map
915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

September 2018

Alumni Career Conversation with Lucy Reuben and John Cole

September 26, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Common Room, Lower Level, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
+ Google Map

Join us for lunch and a career conversation with Rackham alumni Dr. Lucy Reuben and Dr. John Cole. Dr.s Reuben and Cole have founded and directed numerous programs in the academy, in the United States and internationally, including the Ph.D. Pipeline Opportunity Program. While they have both had successful academic careers, they’ve also experienced extensive opportunities outside of the academy, including leading a consulting practice and working at the Federal Reserve. They will share how these vast and diverse opportunities,…

Find out more »

October 2018

Project Management for Graduate Students: Tools, Tips, and Techniques for Staying on Track

October 3, 2018, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EDT
Common Room, Lower Level, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
+ Google Map

Graduate school is full of projects, whether it is your research, professional development, community engagement, or personal tasks. Project management provides valuable methods that can help you organize, manage, and successfully complete projects to better serve you and your partners. In this workshop you will get an overview of project management and learn techniques and tools for effectively managing your projects from beginning to end. This workshop is open to all graduate students, and especially those with collaborative, community-based public…

Find out more »

Alumni Career Conversation with LaShonda Brenson

October 22, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Common Room, Lower Level, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
+ Google Map

Join us for lunch and a career conversation with Rackham alumna Dr. LaShonda Brenson. Dr. Brenson earned her Ph.D. in Political Science and currently serves as a Civil Rights Analyst at the U.S. Commission for Civil Rights. Prior to her current role, she was Research Director at Project Vote, a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization founded on the belief that an organized, diverse electorate is the key to a better America. Dr. Brenson will share insights from her work in both…

Find out more »

November 2018

Allyhood Development Training (ADT)

November 2, 2018, 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
Common Room, Lower Level, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
+ Google Map

The Spectrum Center's LGBTQ Allyhood Development Training Program, seeks to support an individual or organization’s process of development as it relates to LGBTQ inclusivity and advocacy. Topics covered within an ADT include exploring social identities, understanding LGBTQ terminology, learning active bystander intervention strategies, and practice utilizing knowledge and skills in real-life scenarios. Pre-registration is required at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/wsEvents/wsreg.php?ws_id=690.

Find out more »

Mindfulness for Stress Reduction for Graduate Students

November 8, 2018, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EST
Common Room, Lower Level, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
+ Google Map

This 3 session group integrates principles of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and is designed to help students explore the ways that mindfulness meditation can help quiet the mind, improve attention, and enhance overall wellness by cultivating present moment awareness. Group participants will learn a variety of meditative techniques with the goal of establishing a daily individual meditation practice. All sessions will be held in the Rackham Building. <Pre-registration is required. Contact CAPS Rackham Psychologist, Laura Monschau, at lauralm@umich.edu to register.…

Find out more »

March 2019

Social Justice Journey

March 13, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Common Room, Lower Level, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
+ Google Map

This module is geared towards groups that have more experience in social justice work. Participants are prompted in high levels of thinking on their own identities, communicating across identities, understanding power and oppression, and how they engage with these topics with others who are at differing levels of understanding social justice complexity. Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/abg45.

Find out more »

April 2019

Crossroads: The Intersection of Health and Wellness and DEI

April 12, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Common Room, Lower Level, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
+ Google Map

This workshop aims to address the importance of health and wellness in DEI spaces and among DEI advocates. Resources and tools on how to incorporate wellness into social justice initiatives will be shared. The workshop will also go in depth on how advocates and allies can prioritize their wellness to promote well-being in shared spaces and among peers. Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/aMPnD.

Find out more »

August 2019

Sustainable Moves: Pick Up Household Items and Clothing for the New School Year

August 30, 2019, 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
Common Room, Lower Level, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
+ Google Map

Are you a graduate student who has just moved in? Looking for a cost-effective and sustainable way to set up your new apartment and get ready for a new school year? Come join GRIN and stock up! We have a collection of donated items from students that we will give away for $1 or less.

Find out more »

September 2019

Professional Development DEI Certificate Information Session

September 18, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Common Room, Lower Level, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
+ Google Map

Did you know that Rackham offers a Professional Development Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certificate Program? It was designed to prepare graduate students to work in a diverse environment while fostering an inclusive climate on campus. Help us spread the word! Each year we have many students miss the application deadline. There is still time to apply! Applications for the program are open now and close on September 20, 2019. For more information or apply, please visit our website: Rackham Professional…

Find out more »

Ph.D. Pathways: Training for the Marathon—How YOU Can Engage in Proactive Career Planning

September 25, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Common Room, Lower Level, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
+ Google Map

During this workshop, you will learn important steps you can take to jumpstart your career development as a first-year student at Rackham. This session will also expose you to the multiple resources you can take advantage of through the University Career Center and Rackham Graduate School. At the end of this session, you will have tangible steps that you can take to understand and advance your career goals. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is…

Find out more »

October 2019

Focus Group for First-Year Ph.D. Students: Central Campus

October 29, 2019, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
Common Room, Lower Level, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
+ Google Map

Rackham is conducting focus groups to better understand the first-year experience of our Ph.D. students. All participants will receive a $10 digital Amazon gift card upon completion of the session. Dinner will be provided. Registration is required at myumi.ch/O4X1w. We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our events. If an accommodation would promote your full participation in this event, please follow the registration link to indicate your accommodation requirements. Please let us know as soon as possible in…

Find out more »

December 2019

Restorative Practices and Graduate Well-Being

December 4, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Common Room, Lower Level, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
+ Google Map

Our most basic task is helping students get the most out of their experiences. We pride ourselves in being student-centered and in holding a high level of care in working with students. Framing around these values 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…

Find out more »

January 2020

Rackham Doctoral Internships: Expanding Your Professional Horizons

January 24, 2020, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Common Room, Lower Level, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

February 2020

Social Justice and the Power of Oppression

February 21, 2020, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
Common Room, Lower Level, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
+ Google Map

In this workshop, participants will be prompted in high levels of thinking about their own identities, communicating across identities, understanding power and oppression, and how they engage in these topics with others. Participants will also discuss how their unconscious biases play into perpetuating systems of oppression and what tools we can use to disrupt this thinking. 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…

Find out more »
+ Export Events