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July 2021

Coffee Chats for Graduate Students: Creating a Compelling Resume

Thursday, July 8, 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm EDT
Online United States

We are offering weekly coffee chats for the graduate student community, hosted by Rackham's embedded University Career Center career counselor. Are you having a hard time synthesizing your academic experiences to apply for opportunities beyond the professoriate? Whether you are looking to improve your current resume or build one from scratch, this session will provide you with strategies to help you craft a compelling resume that showcases your experiences, talents, and skills. If you have a draft resume, please have…

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Coffee Chats for Graduate Students: Cover Letters

Thursday, July 22, 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm EDT
Online United States

We are offering a series of virtual coffee chats for the Rackham community, hosted by Rackham's embedded University Career Center career counselor. The general topic for this session is writing effective cover letters, including strategies for tailoring your cover letters to each job application. There will be time for Q&A. This event is intended to be interactive and therefore a recording will not be available. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/jxXd9. We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our…

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August 2021

Summer Research Opportunity Program Research Symposium: Day One

Tuesday, August 3, 10:45 am to 1:00 pm EDT
Online United States

Join our Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) scholars as they present their research and answer questions. SROP at U-M strives to increase the number of diverse students with unique experiences by supporting their preparation for graduate studies. Through intensive mentorship, active learning, and enrichment activities, SROP fosters a community of scholars who increase social and cultural capital and networking while mastering research skills and knowledge that advance their preparation as candidates for successful graduate study at U-M and success in…

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Rackham Resources and Emergency Funding

Wednesday, August 4, 10:00 am to 11:00 am EDT
Online United States

During this session you will learn about the resources available to you through Rackham such as conflict resolution services and the Rackham Emergency Fund. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/qgMOW. 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 order to have adequate time, preferably one week, to arrange…

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Summer Research Opportunity Program Research Symposium: Day Two

Wednesday, August 4, 10:45 am to 1:00 pm EDT
Online United States

Join our Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) scholars as they present their research and answer questions. SROP at U-M strives to increase the number of diverse students with unique experiences by supporting their preparation for graduate studies. Through intensive mentorship, active learning, and enrichment activities, SROP fosters a community of scholars who increase social and cultural capital and networking while mastering research skills and knowledge that advance their preparation as candidates for successful graduate study at U-M and success in…

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Coffee Chats for Graduate Students: Interviewing Tips and Strategies

Thursday, August 5, 11:00 am to 11:45 am EDT
Online United States

We are offering a series of virtual coffee chats for the Rackham community, hosted by Rackham's embedded University Career Center career counselor. The general topic for this session is job and internship interview preparation. It will include tips and time for Q&A. This event is intended to be interactive and therefore a recording will not be available. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/r81NE. We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our events. If an accommodation would promote your full…

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Well-Being at the University of Michigan

Tuesday, August 10, 10:00 am to 11:00 am EDT
Online United States

During this session you will learn about the well-being resources and coaching provided to you through Wolverine Wellness. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/0WKmO. 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 order to have adequate time, preferably one week, to arrange for your requested accommodations or an…

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Well-Being at the University of Michigan

Wednesday, August 11, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
Online United States

During this session you will learn about the well-being resources and coaching provided to you through Wolverine Wellness. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/PlewD. 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 order to have adequate time, preferably one week, to arrange for your requested accommodations or an…

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Graduate Student Town Hall with Representatives Rabhi and Pohutsky

Wednesday, August 11, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm EDT
Online United States

This event will is an opportunity to connect with Representative Yousef Rabhi (District 53, Ann Arbor) and Representative Laurie Pohutsky (District 19, Livonia) to share any questions, comments, or concerns about state legislation, including topics such as international students in the State of Michigan, sustainability, diversity, or funding for higher education. The event will take place via Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent out a few days before the event. If you are unable to attend, please list any…

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Financial Aid and Scholarship Info Session

Monday, August 16, 10:00 am to 11:00 am EDT
Online United States

Learn what types of financial aid and scholarships are available from Rackham and how these resources may impact your financial aid during graduate school. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/dOlk5. 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 order to have adequate time, preferably one week, to arrange…

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Pitch Perfect: How to Effectively Network and Build a Strong Pitch

Wednesday, August 18, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Online United States

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) develop and practice your pitch, and c) understand University Career Center networking and career development resources. Co-sponsored with Rackham Student Government. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/R5k21. We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our…

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Financial Aid and Scholarship Info Session

Wednesday, August 18, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
Online United States

Learn what types of financial aid and scholarships are available from Rackham and how these resources may impact your financial aid during graduate school. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/qgMEW. 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 order to have adequate time, preferably one week, to arrange…

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DEI Professional Development Certificate Information Session

Tuesday, August 24, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Online United States

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 on our DEI Certificate page. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff,…

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Virtual Information Fair

Thursday, August 26, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm EDT
Online United States

Meet with various campus organizations and departments at our information fair. Learn how you can connect with them throughout the year and what resources these groups can offer during your time at Rackham. List of participating organizations coming soon! Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/QAgqY. 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…

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September 2021

Filing Taxes for Graduate Students

Wednesday, September 1, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EDT
Online United States

Please join us for this session which will help you prepare your taxes and answer your questions. Please note that although all students are welcome, this session is geared towards domestic students. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/dO32j. 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 order to…

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DEI Professional Development Certificate Information Session

Thursday, September 2, 10:00 am to 11:00 am EDT
Online United States

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 on our DEI Certificate page. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff,…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Wednesday, September 8, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Online United States

If you have a quick question or have a time sensitive matter, attend the Rackham's Resolution Office's open office hours weekly on Monday and Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. via Zoom. In the interest of providing students as much privacy as possible, you may spend a brief time in a waiting room if the resolution officer is engaged with another student. They will be with you as quickly as possible. Join Zoom Meeting https://umich.zoom.us/j/99531959553 Meeting ID: 995 3195 9553…

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Rackham North: DEI Professional Development Certificate Information Session

Friday, September 10, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Online United States

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 on our DEI Certificate page. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff,…

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Rackham North: International Student Panel on Transitioning to Graduate School

Monday, September 13, 9:00 am to 10:00 am EDT
Online United States

The first semester of graduate school can be a stressful time of transition, and international students may face additional challenges in transitioning to graduate school in the United States. In this session designed particularly for incoming international students, you will learn about the research on common challenges graduate students face in their first year, and hear from experienced international students about strategies they used to successfully navigate these challenges. Resources that are particularly helpful in supporting students in their transition…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Monday, September 13, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Online United States

If you have a quick question or have a time sensitive matter, attend the Rackham's Resolution Office's open office hours weekly on Monday and Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. via Zoom. In the interest of providing students as much privacy as possible, you may spend a brief time in a waiting room if the resolution officer is engaged with another student. They will be with you as quickly as possible. Join Zoom Meeting https://umich.zoom.us/j/99531959553 Meeting ID: 995 3195 9553…

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Graduate Student Career Pathways: Leveraging Your Network

Tuesday, September 14, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Online United States

As we each continue to adapt to changing working and living situations, staying connected is important, and networking is critical to your job or internship search. Join this discussion to learn strategies for building your network in the virtual environment (including tips on using LinkedIN and Rackham Connect), and how to leverage this network for career exploration as well as job and internship searching. There will be plenty of time for your questions! This event is intended to be interactive…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Wednesday, September 15, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Online United States

If you have a quick question or have a time sensitive matter, attend the Rackham's Resolution Office's open office hours weekly on Monday and Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. via Zoom. In the interest of providing students as much privacy as possible, you may spend a brief time in a waiting room if the resolution officer is engaged with another student. They will be with you as quickly as possible. Join Zoom Meeting https://umich.zoom.us/j/99531959553 Meeting ID: 995 3195 9553…

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HBCU Connect

Friday, September 17, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm EDT
Online United States

This event is being offered in response to student feedback about their experiences at the University of Michigan and ongoing efforts to build community amongst HBCU alumni.The format of the event will model the Restorative Circle process. A circle is a versatile restorative practice that can be used proactively, to develop relationships and build community or reactively, to respond to wrongdoing, conflicts, and problems. Circles give people an opportunity to speak and listen to one another in an atmosphere of…

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DEI Professional Development Certificate Orientation

Monday, September 20, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Online United States

This session is for students who have been accepted into the DEI Certificate Program only. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to see if we can accommodate your attendance. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/4p5o7. 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…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Monday, September 20, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Online United States

If you have a quick question or have a time sensitive matter, attend the Rackham's Resolution Office's open office hours weekly on Monday and Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. via Zoom. In the interest of providing students as much privacy as possible, you may spend a brief time in a waiting room if the resolution officer is engaged with another student. They will be with you as quickly as possible. Join Zoom Meeting https://umich.zoom.us/j/99531959553 Meeting ID: 995 3195 9553…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Wednesday, September 22, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Online United States

If you have a quick question or have a time sensitive matter, attend the Rackham's Resolution Office's open office hours weekly on Monday and Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. via Zoom. In the interest of providing students as much privacy as possible, you may spend a brief time in a waiting room if the resolution officer is engaged with another student. They will be with you as quickly as possible. Join Zoom Meeting https://umich.zoom.us/j/99531959553 Meeting ID: 995 3195 9553…

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Third Annual State of the Graduate School

Wednesday, September 22, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
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How do we equip students with skills and experience they need to be successful in a range of careers? How can holistic admissions help students and programs thrive? What changes is the Rackham community making to better support student well-being? Hear from Dean Mike Solomon and a panel of faculty and student voices on how Rackham is partnering with programs to transform the graduate student experience at Michigan. Find out more about Rackham’s major initiatives for the year: The Rackham…

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Assessing Organizational Culture Through a DEI Lens

Friday, September 24, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Online United States

How do you assess whether organizations are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion? Join us to learn about how to assess various aspects of an organization’s culture during the job and internship search process through a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens. During this session, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss the challenges of navigating this process and practice actionable strategies to evaluate an organization’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.…

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Sweetland Write Together

Monday, September 27, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Online United States

Write-Together sessions provide structure, accountability, and support for graduate writers working on writing at any stage, from papers to theses to journal articles to dissertations and more. For each of these remote sessions, participants access a shared Google document that will serve as a communal virtual space. Students will be invited to post pre-writing goals and post-writing reflections in the document. Writers can also schedule a 10-minute Zoom meeting with Sweetland faculty during each session to discuss writing questions. We…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Monday, September 27, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Online United States

If you have a quick question or have a time sensitive matter, attend the Rackham's Resolution Office's open office hours weekly on Monday and Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. via Zoom. In the interest of providing students as much privacy as possible, you may spend a brief time in a waiting room if the resolution officer is engaged with another student. They will be with you as quickly as possible. Join Zoom Meeting https://umich.zoom.us/j/99531959553 Meeting ID: 995 3195 9553…

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Bouchet Honor Society Information Session

Tuesday, September 28, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Online United States

The Bouchet Honor Society is a network of preeminent scholars who exemplify academic and personal excellence, foster environments of support and serve as examples of scholarship, leadership, character, service, and advocacy for students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the academy. This session will outline the benefits of joining the Bouchet Honor Society and offer advice and best practices for completing the application. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/yKo5N. We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our events. If…

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Restoration, Transformation, and Leadership: Centering Healing in the Actions We Take Towards Racial Equity

Tuesday, September 28, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT
Online United States

Are you interested in learning how you and/or your organization can make the shift toward healing-centered engagement? Are you interested looking for contemplative practices that can aid in your personal racial healing as you work toward racial equity in larger communities? This workshop will provide an opportunity for you to engage these questions and engage in critical self-reflection on one's level of commitment, courage, and cultural intelligence. Attendees will be exposed to the concept of healing centered engagement and leadership…

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Coffee Chats for Graduate Students: Internships

Wednesday, September 29, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT
Online United States

Bring your questions about internships! During this informal, conversational session, Rackham staff will answer your questions about doing an internship as a doctoral student. Topics we will cover include: How to talk to your advisor about making an internship a part of your graduate training Answering questions about Rackham’s internship programs Strategies for looking for internships The benefits of doing an internship as a doctoral student How to make the most of an internship Tips for writing cover letters and…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Wednesday, September 29, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Online United States

If you have a quick question or have a time sensitive matter, attend the Rackham's Resolution Office's open office hours weekly on Monday and Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. via Zoom. In the interest of providing students as much privacy as possible, you may spend a brief time in a waiting room if the resolution officer is engaged with another student. They will be with you as quickly as possible. Join Zoom Meeting https://umich.zoom.us/j/99531959553 Meeting ID: 995 3195 9553…

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King Talks Information Session

Thursday, September 30, 10:00 am to 11:00 am EDT
Online United States

Rackham’s annual King Talks are TED-style talks echoing the theme of U-M’s MLK Symposium. Through this program, Rackham students publicly communicate the relevance of their research to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. This session will allow you to learn more about the King Talks, including expectations and application tips. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/GkD7b. 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…

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Intercultural Development Inventory Group Session

Thursday, September 30, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Online United States

Please note: This session is intended for participants of Rackham's Professional Development DEI Certificate Program. The Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) is used in multiple ways in the Rackham Professional Development DEI Certificate program. Participants complete the IDI at the beginning and end of the certificate as an evaluation tool for the program. Once the IDI is completed for the first time, participants can join one of a number of group results sessions. This session focuses on the theoretical foundations of…

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October 2021

Integrating Critical Perspectives Into Leadership: Moving Theory and Practice Towards Inclusion and Justice

Friday, October 1, 10:00 am to 11:30 am EDT
Online United States

This session will provide a foundational exploration of critical social theory and the utility of cultivating critical perspectives to interrogate leadership theory and practice. Participants will learn the art of deconstruction and reconstruction of leadership theory and practice, to challenge dominant norms, and discover how to engage in leadership grounded in social justice and inclusion. This workshop is designed for master's students, doctoral students, and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to see if we can accommodate…

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Sweetland Write Together

Monday, October 4, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Online United States

Write-Together sessions provide structure, accountability, and support for graduate writers working on writing at any stage, from papers to theses to journal articles to dissertations and more. For each of these remote sessions, participants access a shared Google document that will serve as a communal virtual space. Students will be invited to post pre-writing goals and post-writing reflections in the document. Writers can also schedule a 10-minute Zoom meeting with Sweetland faculty during each session to discuss writing questions. We…

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Graduate Student Career Pathways: Cover Letters and Resumes for Internships and Positions Beyond the Tenure Track

Monday, October 4, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Online United States

This workshop will meet the needs of those applying for Rackham internship programs, but is open to any graduate students seeking guidance around cover letters and resumes for positions beyond tenure track roles. The process of synthesizing your academic experiences into strong application materials for jobs beyond academia can be challenging but rewarding. 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…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Monday, October 4, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Online United States

If you have a quick question or have a time sensitive matter, attend the Rackham's Resolution Office's open office hours weekly on Monday and Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. via Zoom. In the interest of providing students as much privacy as possible, you may spend a brief time in a waiting room if the resolution officer is engaged with another student. They will be with you as quickly as possible. Join Zoom Meeting https://umich.zoom.us/j/99531959553 Meeting ID: 995 3195 9553…

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Child Care Subsidy Application Workshop

Tuesday, October 5, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Online United States

Overview of the Child Care Subsidy application process and eligibility criteria. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/1p34Z. 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 order to have adequate time, preferably one week, to arrange for your requested accommodations or an effective alternative.

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RSG Virtual Lunch with Rackham Deans

Tuesday, October 5, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Online United States

Rackham Student Government is hosting a virtual 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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Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda: Moving Beyond Failure and Actively Cultivating a More Equitable Academy

Tuesday, October 5, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EDT
Online United States

Systems of higher education in the United States create differential advantage and disadvantage for the people who work and learn in them. When individuals move through these systems—as administrators, instructors, or learners—they make choices to participate in the perpetuation or the disruption of these inequities. While some perpetuation of inequity can be attributed to ignorance, it is often true that individuals who do understand the harmful impacts of unjust behavior, processes, and structures often fail to address them. This session…

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King Talks Application Information Session

Wednesday, October 6, 10:00 am to 11:00 am EDT
Online United States

Rackham’s annual King Talks are TED-style talks echoing the theme of U-M’s MLK Symposium. Through this program, Rackham students publicly communicate the relevance of their research to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. This session will allow you to learn more about the King Talks, including expectations and application tips. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/51xjm. 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…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Wednesday, October 6, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Online United States

If you have a quick question or have a time sensitive matter, attend the Rackham's Resolution Office's open office hours weekly on Monday and Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. via Zoom. In the interest of providing students as much privacy as possible, you may spend a brief time in a waiting room if the resolution officer is engaged with another student. They will be with you as quickly as possible. Join Zoom Meeting https://umich.zoom.us/j/99531959553 Meeting ID: 995 3195 9553…

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Intercultural Development Inventory Group Session

Wednesday, October 6, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Online United States

Please note: This session is intended for participants of Rackham's Professional Development DEI Certificate Program. The Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) is used in multiple ways in the Rackham PD DEI Certificate Program. Participants complete the IDI at the beginning and end of the certificate as an evaluation tool for the program. Once the IDI is completed for the first time, participants can join one of a number of group results sessions. This session focuses on the theoretical foundations of the…

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Entering, Engaging, and Exiting Communities: An Introduction for Graduate Students

Thursday, October 7, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Online United States

This interactive workshop introduces principles and practices for thoughtfully engaging with communities, including motivations, impact of social identities, and strategies for engaging in reciprocal, ethical, and respectful ways. Understand and articulate best practices for preparing to enter communities, engaging with communities, and exiting communities in positive, humanizing, and sustainable ways. Reflect on how social identities, power, and privilege impact community engagement work. Develop skills for communicating effectively with diverse partners and stakeholders and building a positive rapport in order to…

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Sweetland Write Together

Monday, October 11, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Online United States

Write-Together sessions provide structure, accountability, and support for graduate writers working on writing at any stage, from papers to theses to journal articles to dissertations and more. For each of these remote sessions, participants access a shared Google document that will serve as a communal virtual space. Students will be invited to post pre-writing goals and post-writing reflections in the document. Writers can also schedule a 10-minute Zoom meeting with Sweetland faculty during each session to discuss writing questions. We…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Monday, October 11, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Online United States

If you have a quick question or have a time sensitive matter, attend the Rackham's Resolution Office's open office hours weekly on Monday and Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. via Zoom. In the interest of providing students as much privacy as possible, you may spend a brief time in a waiting room if the resolution officer is engaged with another student. They will be with you as quickly as possible. Join Zoom Meeting https://umich.zoom.us/j/99531959553 Meeting ID: 995 3195 9553…

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Intro to LGBTQ+ Identities and Inclusive Language

Tuesday, October 12, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT
Online United States

The Spectrum Center will be presenting an introduction to LGBTQ+ language and identities. Gender identity, attractionality, and pronouns will be introduced. Participants will engage in discussion around inclusive practices that can be employed as well as how to be an active ally. There will be opportunities for participants to reflect on their own experience with allyhood development and identify strategies for personal and organizational change. Learning Objectives: PERSONAL AWARENESS – Participants will: Identify how social identities and personal motivations impact…

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Workshop: Success in Comprehensive-Qualifying Exams

Tuesday, October 12, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
Online United States

Join members of the Bouchet Honor Society as they share tips, insights, and strategies on how to successfully complete your qualifying or comprehensive exams. This panel will also offer you the opportunity to ask questions of our panelists directly. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/ovAGN. 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…

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Structuring and Developing Arguments

Tuesday, October 12, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm EDT
Online United States

What kinds of arguments can graduate students make as they proceed through their coursework, professional development, and dissertation process? This presentation will focus on how to conceptualize and scaffold arguments to develop and shape scholarly work across the whole of one's graduate career. Presenter: Raymond McDaniel, Sweetland Center for Writing Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/YyElY.

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King Talks Application Information Session

Wednesday, October 13, 10:00 am to 11:00 am EDT
Online United States

Rackham’s annual King Talks are TED-style talks echoing the theme of U-M’s MLK Symposium. Through this program, Rackham students publicly communicate the relevance of their research to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. This session will allow you to learn more about the King Talks, including expectations and application tips. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/QA1WO. 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…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Wednesday, October 13, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Online United States

If you have a quick question or have a time sensitive matter, attend the Rackham's Resolution Office's open office hours weekly on Monday and Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. via Zoom. In the interest of providing students as much privacy as possible, you may spend a brief time in a waiting room if the resolution officer is engaged with another student. They will be with you as quickly as possible. Join Zoom Meeting https://umich.zoom.us/j/99531959553 Meeting ID: 995 3195 9553…

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Rackham Coffee Chats for Graduate Students: Transferable Skills

Thursday, October 14, 11:00 am to 11:45 am EDT
Online United States

We are offering a series of virtual coffee chats for the graduate student community, hosted by Rackham's embedded University Career Center career counselor. The topic for this session is transferable skills—translating skills you've gained during graduate school to the job market. We’ll spend the first few minutes reviewing transferable skills, and the remainder of the session discussing different types of graduate school experiences, with a focus on articulating the transferable skills gained from these experiences. To get the most out…

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Anti-Racist Community Engagement

Friday, October 15, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Online United States

This interactive virtual workshop will interrogate the role white supremacy often plays in university community engagement experiences and will explore anti-racist approaches to our work in and with communities. The workshop is designed for students with prior knowledge or experience with community engagement who are interested in learning more about how to practice anti-racism in their engaged course, service, project, or research. Workshop content will build on basic concepts of race, racism, social identity, power, and privilege. If you're newer…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Monday, October 18, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Online United States

If you have a quick question or have a time sensitive matter, attend the Rackham's Resolution Office's open office hours weekly on Monday and Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. via Zoom. In the interest of providing students as much privacy as possible, you may spend a brief time in a waiting room if the resolution officer is engaged with another student. They will be with you as quickly as possible. Join Zoom Meeting https://umich.zoom.us/j/99531959553 Meeting ID: 995 3195 9553…

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Navigating Difficult Conversations: Communicating Across Difference

Tuesday, October 19, 10:00 am to 11:30 am EDT
Online United States

In this interactive session, Rackham experts in conflict resolution will discuss the ways in which conflict can manifest in our academic and personal spheres and will explore strategies to navigate and address difficult conversations. You will leave with concrete strategies for productive dialogue and clear communication, able to approach difficult conversations with more confidence in the future. Learning objectives: Participants will be exposed to the idea that conflict is culturally grounded Participants will reflect on the ways in which their…

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Graduate Student Career Pathways: Networking for International Students

Wednesday, October 20, 10:00 am to 11:30 am EDT
Online United States

Networking is a key way to explore career options and identify job and internship opportunities. Join this discussion to learn strategies for building your network (including tips on using LinkedIN and Rackham Connect), and how to leverage this network for career exploration as well as job and internship searching. While this session is open to all, it will include specific tips on networking for international students. There will be plenty of time for your questions! This event is intended to…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Wednesday, October 20, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Online United States

If you have a quick question or have a time sensitive matter, attend the Rackham's Resolution Office's open office hours weekly on Monday and Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. via Zoom. In the interest of providing students as much privacy as possible, you may spend a brief time in a waiting room if the resolution officer is engaged with another student. They will be with you as quickly as possible. Join Zoom Meeting https://umich.zoom.us/j/99531959553 Meeting ID: 995 3195 9553…

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MORE: Fall 2021 STUDENT Getting Your Mentoring Relationship Off to a Good Start

Friday, October 22, 10:30 am to 1:00 pm EDT
Online United States

This virtual workshop helps enhance the mentoring relationship between the student and faculty mentor by facilitating the development of shared expectations. In Part I of the workshop, mentors and mentees work independently in separate sessions to identify their own objectives and styles, and to consider strategies for dealing with possible challenges. In Part II, student-faculty pairs work together to develop a written mentoring plan as a means of codifying some of the most important elements (needs, goals, mutual expectations) of…

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MORE: Fall 2021 FACULTY Getting Your Mentoring Relationship Off to a Good Start

Friday, October 22, 10:30 am to 1:00 pm EDT
Online United States

This virtual workshop helps enhance the mentoring relationship between the student and faculty mentor by facilitating the development of shared expectations. In Part I of the workshop, mentors and mentees work independently in separate sessions to identify their own objectives and styles, and to consider strategies for dealing with possible challenges. In Part II, student-faculty pairs work together to develop a written mentoring plan as a means of codifying some of the most important elements (needs, goals, mutual expectations) of…

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Anti-Racism in an Abroad Context

Friday, October 22, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT
Online United States

Structural racism in the United States is the normalization and legitimization of an array of dynamics—historical, cultural, institutional, and interpersonal—that routinely advantage whites while producing cumulative and chronic adverse outcomes for people of color. It is a system of hierarchy and inequity, primarily characterized by white supremacy—the preferential treatment, privilege, and power for white people at the expense of other racially oppressed people. It is also important to recognize that racism is a global issue and continues to be perpetuated…

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Sweetland Write Together

Monday, October 25, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Online United States

Write-Together sessions provide structure, accountability, and support for graduate writers working on writing at any stage, from papers to theses to journal articles to dissertations and more. For each of these remote sessions, participants access a shared Google document that will serve as a communal virtual space. Students will be invited to post pre-writing goals and post-writing reflections in the document. Writers can also schedule a 10-minute Zoom meeting with Sweetland faculty during each session to discuss writing questions. We…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Monday, October 25, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Online United States

If you have a quick question or have a time sensitive matter, attend the Rackham's Resolution Office's open office hours weekly on Monday and Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. via Zoom. In the interest of providing students as much privacy as possible, you may spend a brief time in a waiting room if the resolution officer is engaged with another student. They will be with you as quickly as possible. Join Zoom Meeting https://umich.zoom.us/j/99531959553 Meeting ID: 995 3195 9553…

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Graduate Student Career Pathways: Interviewing for Jobs Beyond the Professoriate

Monday, October 25, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT
Online United States

This workshop will meet the needs of those applying for Rackham internship programs, but is open to any graduate students seeking guidance around interviewing for positions beyond tenure track roles, which can differ greatly from the academic job search process. It will focus on preparing graduate students to navigate the interview process, and to effectively answer questions by strategically articulating strengths and skills. This workshop is part of the Rackham North Workshop Series although graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from…

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Change it Up!©

Tuesday, October 26, 9:00 am to 10:30 am EDT
Online United States

Change It Up!© brings bystander intervention skills to students for the purpose of building supportive and respectful communities. Change It Up! is based on a nationally recognized five-step bystander intervention model that develops students’ skills and confidence when intervening in situations that negatively impact campus climate. This workshop explores how students’ identities and experiences impact their interactions inside and outside of the classroom. Through interactive theater, students apply the five steps to real-life scenarios and have an opportunity to practice…

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Coffee Chat: Career Planning for Graduate Students

Tuesday, October 26, 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm EDT
Online United States

In this session you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about Rackham’s resources for professional development, techniques for exploring career interests outside of academia, advice for networking, and more! Please note that this session is geared towards first and second year graduate students, but all our welcome. Presenters: Kirsten Elling, Coordinator, Graduate Student Career Advancement, University Career Center and Lauren Sirota, Ph.D. Student, English Language and Literature and Graduate Student Staff Assistant, Rackham Professional Development and Engagement Registration is required…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Wednesday, October 27, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Online United States

If you have a quick question or have a time sensitive matter, attend the Rackham's Resolution Office's open office hours weekly on Monday and Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. via Zoom. In the interest of providing students as much privacy as possible, you may spend a brief time in a waiting room if the resolution officer is engaged with another student. They will be with you as quickly as possible. Join Zoom Meeting https://umich.zoom.us/j/99531959553 Meeting ID: 995 3195 9553…

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On the Peripheries of the Subaltern: Privilege, Marginalization, and Intersectional Identities

Thursday, October 28, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EDT
Online United States

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. Learning objectives: Explore the construction of the self Trace the intellectual genealogy of “otherness” Understand intersectionality, multiple peripheries, and accumulated…

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You Don’t Belong Here: The Stories Our Systems Tell (and Why We Have to Disrupt Them)

Friday, October 29, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Online United States

Many universities message extensively around their commitments about diversity, equity, and inclusion. These institutional assertions are often called into question, though, by the stories of members of the higher education community who continue to face marginalization and othering within their professional and educational spaces. This session centers around an embodied case study depicting one woman’s reflections on her experiences of higher education and her interactions with a range of systems that sent a persistent message that she didn’t belong, that…

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November 2021

Sweetland Write Together

Monday, November 1, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Online United States

Write-Together sessions provide structure, accountability, and support for graduate writers working on writing at any stage, from papers to theses to journal articles to dissertations and more. For each of these remote sessions, participants access a shared Google document that will serve as a communal virtual space. Students will be invited to post pre-writing goals and post-writing reflections in the document. Writers can also schedule a 10-minute Zoom meeting with Sweetland faculty during each session to discuss writing questions. We…

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Writing a Diversity Statement

Monday, November 1, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Online United States

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. Learning objectives: Reflect on ways you are committed to diversity, equity, and…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Monday, November 1, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Online United States

If you have a quick question or have a time sensitive matter, attend the Rackham's Resolution Office's open office hours weekly on Monday and Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. via Zoom. In the interest of providing students as much privacy as possible, you may spend a brief time in a waiting room if the resolution officer is engaged with another student. They will be with you as quickly as possible. Join Zoom Meeting https://umich.zoom.us/j/99531959553 Meeting ID: 995 3195 9553…

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MORE: Fall 2021 STUDENT Getting Your Mentoring Relationship Off to a Good Start

Tuesday, November 2, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Online United States

This virtual workshop helps enhance the mentoring relationship between the student and faculty mentor by facilitating the development of shared expectations. In Part I of the workshop, mentors and mentees work independently in separate sessions to identify their own objectives and styles, and to consider strategies for dealing with possible challenges. In Part II, student-faculty pairs work together to develop a written mentoring plan as a means of codifying some of the most important elements (needs, goals, mutual expectations) of…

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MORE: Fall 2021 FACULTY Getting Your Mentoring Relationship Off to a Good Start

Tuesday, November 2, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Online United States

This virtual workshop helps enhance the mentoring relationship between the student and faculty mentor by facilitating the development of shared expectations. In Part I of the workshop, mentors and mentees work independently in separate sessions to identify their own objectives and styles, and to consider strategies for dealing with possible challenges. In Part II, student-faculty pairs work together to develop a written mentoring plan as a means of codifying some of the most important elements (needs, goals, mutual expectations) of…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Wednesday, November 3, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Online United States

If you have a quick question or have a time sensitive matter, attend the Rackham's Resolution Office's open office hours weekly on Monday and Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. via Zoom. In the interest of providing students as much privacy as possible, you may spend a brief time in a waiting room if the resolution officer is engaged with another student. They will be with you as quickly as possible. Join Zoom Meeting https://umich.zoom.us/j/99531959553 Meeting ID: 995 3195 9553…

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We’re Biased. So Now What?: Personalizing and Mitigating Unconscious Bias

Friday, November 5, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Online United States + Google Map

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 master's students, doctoral students, and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty…

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Sweetland Write Together

Monday, November 8, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Online United States

Write-Together sessions provide structure, accountability, and support for graduate writers working on writing at any stage, from papers to theses to journal articles to dissertations and more. For each of these remote sessions, participants access a shared Google document that will serve as a communal virtual space. Students will be invited to post pre-writing goals and post-writing reflections in the document. Writers can also schedule a 10-minute Zoom meeting with Sweetland faculty during each session to discuss writing questions. We…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Monday, November 8, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Online United States

If you have a quick question or have a time sensitive matter, attend the Rackham's Resolution Office's open office hours weekly on Monday and Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. via Zoom. In the interest of providing students as much privacy as possible, you may spend a brief time in a waiting room if the resolution officer is engaged with another student. They will be with you as quickly as possible. Join Zoom Meeting https://umich.zoom.us/j/99531959553 Meeting ID: 995 3195 9553…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Wednesday, November 10, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Online United States

If you have a quick question or have a time sensitive matter, attend the Rackham's Resolution Office's open office hours weekly on Monday and Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. via Zoom. In the interest of providing students as much privacy as possible, you may spend a brief time in a waiting room if the resolution officer is engaged with another student. They will be with you as quickly as possible. Join Zoom Meeting https://umich.zoom.us/j/99531959553 Meeting ID: 995 3195 9553…

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Dismantling White Supremacy

Wednesday, November 10, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EST
Online United States

Culture reflects a set of agreed-upon expectations and norms in a social community. Culture includes values, beliefs, perceptions, and behaviors learned from one’s group. In the United States, white supremacy culture pervades the communities and organizations that we all inhabit. In this interactive session, we will discuss a brief article (required as pre-reading before the workshop) written by anti-racism scholars and activists on white supremacy culture. We will identify ways that we can dismantle white supremacy culture in our own…

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Writing the Teaching Statement

Thursday, November 11, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm EST
Online United States

In this hands-on workshop, we will focus on a very important element in most academic job applications: the teaching statement. We will consider the criteria that review committees use in evaluating these statements, and we will assess examples of successful submissions in order to consider what makes for effective content, structure, and language. The workshop will include time for writing and revising an initial draft. Presenter: Simone Sessolo, Sweetland Center for Writing Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/ovAm9.

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MORE: Fall 2021 STUDENT Getting Your Mentoring Relationship Off to a Good Start

Friday, November 12, 10:30 am to 1:00 pm EST
Online United States

This virtual workshop helps enhance the mentoring relationship between the student and faculty mentor by facilitating the development of shared expectations. In Part I of the workshop, mentors and mentees work independently in separate sessions to identify their own objectives and styles, and to consider strategies for dealing with possible challenges. In Part II, student-faculty pairs work together to develop a written mentoring plan as a means of codifying some of the most important elements (needs, goals, mutual expectations) of…

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MORE: Fall 2021 FACULTY Getting Your Mentoring Relationship Off to a Good Start

Friday, November 12, 10:30 am to 1:00 pm EST
Online United States

This virtual workshop helps enhance the mentoring relationship between the student and faculty mentor by facilitating the development of shared expectations. In Part I of the workshop, mentors and mentees work independently in separate sessions to identify their own objectives and styles, and to consider strategies for dealing with possible challenges. In Part II, student-faculty pairs work together to develop a written mentoring plan as a means of codifying some of the most important elements (needs, goals, mutual expectations) of…

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Sweetland Write Together

Monday, November 15, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Online United States

Write-Together sessions provide structure, accountability, and support for graduate writers working on writing at any stage, from papers to theses to journal articles to dissertations and more. For each of these remote sessions, participants access a shared Google document that will serve as a communal virtual space. Students will be invited to post pre-writing goals and post-writing reflections in the document. Writers can also schedule a 10-minute Zoom meeting with Sweetland faculty during each session to discuss writing questions. We…

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Leading Effective Collaborative Teams

Monday, November 15, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EST
Online United States

The shape of research, creative scholarship, and teaching is in flux. In order to thrive, students and practitioners need to have the skills and knowledge to excel in collaborative team environments. However, most team leaders and facilitators have trouble helping their teams to identify their assets, understand their group dynamics, navigate conflict, and maintain positive communication. ArtsEngine and Rackham North invite you to an engaging, hands-on workshop designed to give you important facilitation tools you can use to effectively lead…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Monday, November 15, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Online United States

If you have a quick question or have a time sensitive matter, attend the Rackham's Resolution Office's open office hours weekly on Monday and Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. via Zoom. In the interest of providing students as much privacy as possible, you may spend a brief time in a waiting room if the resolution officer is engaged with another student. They will be with you as quickly as possible. Join Zoom Meeting https://umich.zoom.us/j/99531959553 Meeting ID: 995 3195 9553…

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Demonstrating a Commitment to Diversity

Tuesday, November 16, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Online United States

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 beyond the professoriate. Learning objectives: Reflect on ways you…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Wednesday, November 17, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Online United States

If you have a quick question or have a time sensitive matter, attend the Rackham's Resolution Office's open office hours weekly on Monday and Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. via Zoom. In the interest of providing students as much privacy as possible, you may spend a brief time in a waiting room if the resolution officer is engaged with another student. They will be with you as quickly as possible. Join Zoom Meeting https://umich.zoom.us/j/99531959553 Meeting ID: 995 3195 9553…

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Minority Serving Institutions Coffee Chat: Fostering Belonging Through Equity-Minded, Anti-Racist Course Design

Wednesday, November 17, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
Online United States

The coffee chat series will serve as a space for scholars and practitioners to share ideas, best practices, and other resources related to R1 and Minority Serving Institutions relationships and mechanisms of support for students that transition from MSIs into R1 for graduate and professional education. The series will highlight examples from U-M, exemplars from across the country, and scholars and practitioners that explore and implement practices that foster positive experiences and outcomes for students from MSIs. This series is…

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Graduate Student Career Pathways: Career Exploration Tools and Strategies

Friday, November 19, 10:00 am to 11:30 am EST
Online United States

This workshop will focus on resources you can leverage to explore career options, as well as strategies to best position yourself for a variety of career trajectories. We will cover approaches to networking, transferable skills, and key resources designed to support your exploration. This workshop is open to students at all points in their graduate careers, and there will be plenty of time for your questions. This event is intended to be interactive and therefore a recording will not be…

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Engendering Respectful Communities: Preventing Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment

Friday, November 19, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EST
Online United States

Engendering Respectful Communities (ERC): Preventing Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment for Graduate Students program is facilitated by U-M's Sexual Assault Prevention & Awareness Center (SAPAC), as well as the U-M Educational Theatre Company (ETC), providing graduate students across campus with engaging graduate student peer-led virtual workshops covering U-M's community expectations and practices, as well as opportunities to develop and practice skills for addressing harmful behavior, specifically related to sexual misconduct. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Monday, November 22, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Online United States

If you have a quick question or have a time sensitive matter, attend the Rackham's Resolution Office's open office hours weekly on Monday and Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. via Zoom. In the interest of providing students as much privacy as possible, you may spend a brief time in a waiting room if the resolution officer is engaged with another student. They will be with you as quickly as possible. Join Zoom Meeting https://umich.zoom.us/j/99531959553 Meeting ID: 995 3195 9553…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Wednesday, November 24, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Online United States

If you have a quick question or have a time sensitive matter, attend the Rackham's Resolution Office's open office hours weekly on Monday and Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. via Zoom. In the interest of providing students as much privacy as possible, you may spend a brief time in a waiting room if the resolution officer is engaged with another student. They will be with you as quickly as possible. Join Zoom Meeting https://umich.zoom.us/j/99531959553 Meeting ID: 995 3195 9553…

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Sweetland Write Together

Monday, November 29, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Online United States

Write-Together sessions provide structure, accountability, and support for graduate writers working on writing at any stage, from papers to theses to journal articles to dissertations and more. For each of these remote sessions, participants access a shared Google document that will serve as a communal virtual space. Students will be invited to post pre-writing goals and post-writing reflections in the document. Writers can also schedule a 10-minute Zoom meeting with Sweetland faculty during each session to discuss writing questions. We…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Monday, November 29, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Online United States

If you have a quick question or have a time sensitive matter, attend the Rackham's Resolution Office's open office hours weekly on Monday and Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. via Zoom. In the interest of providing students as much privacy as possible, you may spend a brief time in a waiting room if the resolution officer is engaged with another student. They will be with you as quickly as possible. Join Zoom Meeting https://umich.zoom.us/j/99531959553 Meeting ID: 995 3195 9553…

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December 2021

Diversity in STEM

Wednesday, December 1, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Online United States

This workshop discusses the impact diversity has on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and the importance of academic success, cultural competence, and socio-political consciousness. This session provides an overview of how persons from a diverse background can obtain and maximize grants, social support, mentoring, and training to become independent leaders in STEM. Additional workshop topics include developing a research identity and funding portfolio. This workshop is part of the Rackham North Workshop Series although graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Wednesday, December 1, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Online United States

If you have a quick question or have a time sensitive matter, attend the Rackham's Resolution Office's open office hours weekly on Monday and Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. via Zoom. In the interest of providing students as much privacy as possible, you may spend a brief time in a waiting room if the resolution officer is engaged with another student. They will be with you as quickly as possible. Join Zoom Meeting https://umich.zoom.us/j/99531959553 Meeting ID: 995 3195 9553…

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Personal Statements in STEM: A Workshop on Crafting Your Own Narrative

Friday, December 3, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Online United States

This workshop will focus on the personal statement for fellowships applications and will provide participants an opportunity to bring examples of their statements and get feedback from their peers. Presenter: Larissa Sano, Sweetland Center for Writing Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/E3O4X.

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