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October 2017

  • Oct 2 2017 - 10:30am to Oct 3 2017 - 3:30pm

    Faculty from top liberal arts colleges are coming to University of Michigan on Oct. 2-3 to recruit diverse faculty for positions at their institutions. Attendees will have the rare opportunity to meet one-on-one with a faculty member to discuss their individual job application portfolio materials (CVs, teaching philosophies, research statements, etc.) and hear about job opportunities at their colleges.

  • Oct 4 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Share your thoughts about incidents on campus in a safe, collaborative space geared toward healing and understanding. Lunch will be served.

    Pre-registration is required at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/wsEvents/wsreg.php?ws_id=495.

  • Oct 4 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

    During this three-week series, participants will be exposed to the fundamental elements of public speaking. All participants will also have the chance to give a 5 to 7 minute speech and receive constructive feedback. Participants must commit to attending all three sessions of the workshop. This workshop is done in partnership with Toastmasters International and speeches given can count towards Toastmasters credit.

  • Oct 5 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

    National Depression Screening Day, held annually on the Thursday of the first full week in October, is an education and screening event conducted by hospitals, clinics, colleges, and community groups nationwide. Please stop by to take a free, anonymous screening for depression, generalized anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, and/or post-traumatic stress disorder.

    Co-sponsored by the Depression Center and the College of Engineering.

  • Oct 5 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Join Rackham alumna, Dr. Juliette Okotie-Eboh, as she discusses her time as a Ph.D. student studying Urban and Regional Planning, and where her career has taken her since her graduation in 1979. A native Detroiter, Dr. Okotie-Eboh is a published author, a successful businesswoman, and a senior vice president for one of the largest gaming corporations in the United States.

  • Oct 5 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Microagressions are everyday verbal or nonverbal environmental slights, snubs, and insults that, more often than not, are subconsciously committed by individuals with a privileged, and/or dominant culture background.

  • Oct 5 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

    GRIN wants to hear from you! Come to one of our bi-weekly office hours to talk to GRIN board members about anything. Yes, anything!

  • Oct 6 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.

  • Oct 6 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am

    What is a well-designed life? How do you find a career where you can thrive? Inspired by Stanford's Designing Your Life curriculum, this interactive, six-week seminar will teach graduate students principles for designing a fulfilling career.

  • Oct 9 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

    Though the University of Michigan aspires to cultivate a climate that is welcoming to the members of its diverse student, faculty, and staff bodies, we know that the lived experiences of many in our communities don't always align with these aspirations.

  • Oct 10 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Is your CV only a list of your academic achievements, publications, and courses? Are you looking for inspiration to write an effective CV and a catching cover letter aimed at employers? Then sign up for this workshop, where the topic will be the do’s and don’ts of CV and cover letter writing.

  • Oct 11 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am

    Fellowship deadlines are coming up, so come put the finishing touches on your application over coffee and bagels provided by Rackham Student Government!

    Please RSVP

  • Oct 11 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Celebrate National Coming Out Day with our panel of graduate students who will discuss what the complexities of being out and/or not being out mean to them, and how they navigated their personal and professional identities during this time frame.

    Please note: An individual webinar link will be sent to all registrants.

  • Oct 11 2017 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

    GSI's have a difficult balance to maintain between research, schoolwork, and teaching. Come listen and talk about strategies to help maintain balance, with Rackham's CAPS embedded Psychologist. Refreshments will be provided.

    Check out the Facebook Event!

  • Oct 12 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

    This workshop is designed for partners, relatives, friends, and colleagues of doctoral candidates. This panel will discuss strategies for supporting your student through their dissertation process. Candidates are also encouraged to attend!

    Pre-registration is required at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/wsEvents/wsreg.php?ws_id=499.

  • Oct 16 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    This session will cover several main focus areas: setting boundaries, calibrating your student-life balance, and how to work with wellness coaches at the University of Michigan.

    Pre-registration is required at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/wsEvents/wsreg.php?ws_id=491.

  • Oct 16 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Though the University of Michigan aspires to cultivate a climate that is welcoming to the members of its diverse student, faculty, and staff bodies, we know that the lived experiences of many in our communities don't always align with these aspirations.

  • Oct 17 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Join the staff of Graduate Student Programs as they share strategies and resources on how to build a healthy and communicative relationship with your advisor/dissertation chair during the dissertation process.

    Pre-registration is required at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/wsEvents/wsreg.php?ws_id=492.

  • Oct 18 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    This workshop will help you navigate copyright issues when writing the dissertation. Topics covered will be avoiding plagiarism, avoiding copyright infringement, obtained permissions, depositing your dissertation, and publishing your dissertation.

    Pre-registration is required at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/wsEvents/wsreg.php?ws_id=493.

  • Oct 18 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    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.

  • Oct 18 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

    Please join us for a career conversation with Rackham Alum, Jane V. Aldrich. Dr. Aldrich earned her Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Michigan in 1983. In 2015 she joined the College of Pharmacy at the University of Florida where she is Professor of Medicinal Chemistry. She specializes in peptide chemistry and its use as potential treatments for drug abuse, pain, and cancer. Dr.

  • Oct 19 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Having a disability can make navigating the job environment tricky. This workshop will provide you with insight on the legal, social, and personal elements regarding disability in the workplace.

    Pre-registration is required at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/wsEvents/wsreg.php?ws_id=497.

  • Oct 20 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.

  • Oct 22 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

    Come join RSG at Erwin Orchards in South Lyon for free donuts and cider! Please note the orchard does not take credit cards: cash or checks only. We will also be coordinating a carpool. This event is co-sponsored by the Rackham Graduate School.

    Please RSVP

  • Oct 23 2017 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

    Speaker: Professor Donald Lopez, Chair of Asian Languages and Cultures

  • Oct 24 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Please join us for a multi-disciplinary panel discussion about "Life after Barbour" with Rackham alumae and former Barbour Scholars. Our panelists include:

    Amy Ai
    Ph.D., Social Work and Social Science
    Professor of Social Work, Florida State University

    Xueyan (Sharon) Wang
    Ph.D., Physiology
    Director of Preclinical Development and Project Management, AntriaBio, Inc.

  • Oct 24 2017 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

    Join us as Barbour alumnae and current Scholars share their experiences traveling across the globe to earn a University of Michigan education.

    Pre-registration is required.

  • Oct 26 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Please join us for lunch and a career conversation with Rackham alum, Victor Marquez. Dr. Marquez graduated with his Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry in 1970 and worked for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for one year of postdoctoral training. He then returned to his home country of Venezuela for five years before rejoining the NCI as a visiting scientist in 1977.

  • Oct 27 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Please join us for lunch and a panel on careers in STEM with Rackham alumni, Dr. Scott Betts, Dr. Anne Juggernauth, Dr. Sabrina Peczonczyk, and Dr. Chris Vlahos. Dr. Betts completed his Ph.D. from Rackham in 1996 studying Cellular and Molecular Biology and currently serves as a program leader at DuPont Pioneer in Iowa.

  • Oct 27 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

    Are you lost in your school work and not having time to enjoy your life? Looking for a way to balance this? We know, it is not always easy to have a work-life balance, especially for international students who are far away from their families and friends' support. Graduate Rackham International (GRIN) invites you to join us to take charge of your work-life balance from 3:00 - 4 pm on Friday, October 27.

  • Oct 30 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Do you struggle with identifying the skills and strengths that you have gained through academic and professional experiences? Articulating transferable skills and strengths is a key part of the career development process. Come and learn from the University Career Center and Rackham's Professional and Academic Development Office about how to effectively identify your skill-set using My IDP and Imagine PhD.

  • Oct 31 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Come enjoy a free lunch with the Deans of Rackham! Please submit questions for the Deans to answer. Deans Mike Solomon, Valeria Bertacco, Robin Means Coleman, Peter Hitchcock, Arthur Verhoogt, and John Godfrey will be present. Sponsored by Rackham Student Government.

    Only 45 spots on the RSVP list!

    Please RSVP