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Thanksgiving Holiday

Rackham Graduate School will close for the Thanksgiving holiday at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 24 and we will reopen at 8:00 am on Monday, November 30.

November 2015

  • Nov 3 2015 -
    3:00pm to 5:00pm

    Facilitator: Paula Wishart, Rackham Graduate School

  • Nov 4 2015 -
    1:00pm to 2:30pm

    Facilitator: Raymond McDaniel

  • Nov 5 2015 -
    11:00am to 2:00pm

    Are you a Ph.D. student interested in fine-tuning your oral presentation skills? Will you soon be giving presentations as a part of a job interview? Would you like to be able to explain your research to your family and friends?

  • Nov 6 2015 -
    10:30am to 12:30pm

    Rackham and its Mentoring Committee, MORE, are sponsoring a Mentoring Plan Workshop on Friday, November 6th. The goal of the Mentoring Plan Workshop is to enhance the mentoring relationship between the student and research faculty mentor

  • Nov 10 2015 -
    1:00pm to 2:00pm

    Learn how to approach networking the engineers’ way - with a formula! In this session, we will teach you how to develop a strategic list of 40 organizations to target, as well as provide you with strategies on how to identify and reach out to potential contacts at these organizations.

  • Nov 11 2015 -
    12:00pm to 5:45pm

    Did you know that every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood? You can help! Each blood donation can help save up to three lives.

    If you are eligible to donate blood, please see the information below about how to sign up for an appointment.

  • Nov 12 2015 -
    5:30pm to 7:30pm

    Bring your family and enjoy carnival games, balloon animals, crafts, face painting, food, and more!

    Co-sponsored by Rackham Graduate School, the Center for Campus Involvement, and University Unions.

    No registration is required.

  • Nov 16 2015 -
    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Having a successful academic career requires years of intensive work and concentrated focus. Graduate students and postdocs interested in raising a family often have questions about how parents manage their scholarly and personal responsibilities.

  • Nov 18 2015 -
    3:00pm to 4:00pm

    Facilitator: Tom Magaldi, Career & Professional Development at Memorial Sloan Kettering

  • Nov 20 2015 -
    3:30pm to 5:00pm

    Interested in teaching at a liberal arts college? A faculty panel from liberal arts colleges will discuss job search strategies and faculty worklife. In addition, participants will learn about the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships at Oberlin

  • Nov 20 2015 -
    4:00pm to 7:00pm

    Wayne State University and Michigan State University doctoral students, Esmat Ishag-Osman and Nathaniel Bean, will be putting together a Versatile Ph.D. local meet up in Detroit, MI. They are inviting University of Michigan Students to join in on the conversation.

  • Nov 23 2015 -
    5:30pm to 7:30pm

    Share in the American tradition of Thanksgiving by gathering with fellow international students to share some Thanksgiving dishes (including pie!) and to reflect on what you are thankful for.

    Space is limited and attendance will be limited to those on the registration list.

  • Nov 30 2015 -
    8:30am to 10:30am

    Once a month during the fall, Rackham is offering you an opportunity to join your fellow graduate students for a light breakfast to kick off your week. Rackham will be offering bagels, fruit, coffee and juice.