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December 2017

  • Dec 1 2017 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

    Do you ever procrastinate when you should be writing? Is it sometimes difficult for you to find the "right" place to write? Do you ever feel lonely when you are writing?

    If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, the Rackham/Sweetland Write Together Sessions are made for you.

  • Dec 1 2017 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

    The goal of the Mentoring Plan Workshop is to enhance the mentoring relationship between the student and research faculty mentor/advisor. During this workshop, students and faculty will have the opportunity to develop a mentoring plan. A mentoring plan is a two-way agreement about goals, needs, and expectations; it is co-written by the student and research faculty mentor/advisor.

  • Dec 4 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Deepening consideration of social identity and its influences, participants spend time not only understanding how to mitigate and resolve situations that may be damaging, but also how group dynamics may create preference for some identities over others, as well as engaging in thinking on how to reduce these effects. In collaboration with The Program on Intergroup Relations.

  • Dec 5 2017 - 8:30am to 10:00pm

    Start out your Tuesday refreshed and re-energized by attending GRIN’s Yoga and Yogurt event. Megan Fuller, a recreational sports certified instructor, will guide you through a 50-minute Vinyasa Yoga session. This will be followed by a light breakfast consisting of bagels, cream cheese, and yogurt. Bring your own mat and/or towel.

    Yoga Practice: 8:30 a.m. to 9:20 a.m.

    Breakfast: 9:20 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

  • Dec 6 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    LinkedIn can be a great tool for professional branding, networking, and exploration. The University Career Center will provide a hands-on workshop that allows Ph.D. students to learn to effectively use LinkedIn to accomplish their career development goals. Sponsored by the University Career Center.

    Pre-registration is required at

  • Dec 7 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

    Join us for a slow, deep yoga flow specifically created for graduate students. CAPS M.S.W. Intern and certified yoga instructor Valerie Maloof will lead an hour-long, breath-focused, energizing yoga practice focusing on releasing the tension that builds in our bodies from endless sitting and working at a computer. We will finish with a brief sitting meditation for long-lasting relaxation. All levels welcome.

  • Dec 8 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

    How should I introduce myself at a formal dinner? What direction should I pass the bread in? How should I use my fork? Where do I place my napkin? When and how should I raise a toast? What conversation topics are unacceptable? Have you ever wondered about some of these questions?

  • Dec 13 2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

    Looking for a place to relax or work quietly before exams? Come to the Lurie Engineering Center Johnson Rooms for some snacks and relaxing activities.

    Please RSVP.

  • Dec 14 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Feeling stressed out about finals? Take a break from studying and join GRIN for some snacks and drinks. We'll have cookies, hot chocolate, and other treats.

    Please RSVP if you are interested in coming so we know how much food to provide.

  • Dec 17 2017 - 2:00pm

    Commencement is a milestone—one of life’s landmark occasions, a time when graduates, family members, and friends gather to celebrate past and future.

    In this bicentennial year, the graduates of the Class of 2017 have a special connection with the university’s 200-year history. To celebrate their achievements there will be multiple speakers, musical performances, and special programming.