Events

Jan
24
Thu
@ Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building
Jan 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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.

Disability Awareness @ Boulevard Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus
Jan 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This workshop aims to increase baseline knowledge, initiate discussion, and clarify myths and facts about people with disabilities. Participants will gain a better understanding of disability issues and the disability community as a whole. It will also address how to best serve individuals with disabilities and provide suggestions on etiquette that you can use in your everyday life.

Pre-registration is requested at https://myumi.ch/6vEAr.

Jan
28
Mon
First-Generation Luncheon and Networking @ Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building
Jan 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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

Feb
4
Mon
Developing a Social Media Strategy for Your Professional Career @ Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building
Feb 4 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

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 how to think more strategically about your social media strategy and presence. More specifically, you’ll decide what type of “professional persona” you are trying to portray and then you’ll learn some tactics and techniques for building your social media network. This workshop will focus on the following social media tools: LinkedIn, Twitter, WordPress, Academica.edu, Hoot-suite, and If This Then That.

Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/LEomk

Feb
5
Tue
Applying Principles of Community Engagement for Graduate Students @ Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building
Feb 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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 justice, democratic engagement, advocacy, activism, and philanthropy.

Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/6QmeE.

Feb
8
Fri
DEI Symposium: Scholarship, Leadership, and Advocacy @ 4th Floor, Rackham Building
Feb 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Rackham Graduate School’s Professional Development DEI Certificate Program will be host a DEI Symposium on February 8, 2019. The symposium will feature keynote speaker Dr. Damon A. Williams, author of Strategic Diversity Leadershipand Founder of the National Inclusive Excellence Leadership Academy and brief presentations by graduate student DEI leaders. Showcased in the symposium will be graduate student scholars, leaders, and advocates that have been successful in creating an inclusive environment for their colleagues. The University of Michigan Chief Diversity Officer, Rackham Graduate School Dean, and Rackham Graduate School Assistant Dean of Diversity Equity and Inclusion will also participate in the symposium. The objectives of the symposium are to create a sense of community among DEI leaders and to disseminate the excellent work graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are doing related to DEI. In addition, the symposium will also serve as a space to share resources regarding DEI-related projects and initiatives that have been successful among schools and departments with the purpose of enhancing collaboration.

 

Pre-registration for the various sections of this event is required at https://myumi.ch/LRpN1.

 

Mar
13
Wed
Social Justice Journey @ Common Room, Lower Level, Rackham Building
Mar 13 @ 12:00 pm – Mar 14 @ 1:30 am

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.

Mar
15
Fri
Liberating Structures @ East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building
Mar 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Learn flexible facilitation techniques that maximize inclusion and participation in meetings, classrooms, and community discussions. These structures can help you center participant voices by expanding your repertoire beyond familiar discussion formats (open discussion, small group, think-pair-share).

Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/JyEXM.

Mar
18
Mon
Microaggressions Session @ Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building
Mar 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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 session.

You will:

  • Be introduced to the parent term “microaggressions” and other concepts relevant to this topic
  • Obtain an understanding of the social and psychological impacts of microaggressions
  • Engage in activities and dialogue to unveil microaggressions within the workplace
  • Validate your experiences with microaggressions
  • Walk away with some techniques to combat everyday slights, as a bystander or as a recipient

Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/Lz48b.

Mar
21
Thu
Rackham North: Acing the Interview @ East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus
Mar 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This workshop will focus on jobs in the for-profit, not-for-profit, and government sectors, helping master’s and Ph.D. students to navigate the interview process, and strategize on how to effectively answer questions by articulating strengths and skills.

Pre-registration is requested at https://myumi.ch/6kEM8.