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January 2018

Jan 8 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Rackham Graduate Student Programs will be hosting our annual Winter Welcome Back event. We hope you can stop by, connect with your colleagues, and start the new year off on the right foot.

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Jan 11 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

With the increased visibility of issues of DEI, employers are beginning to consider how their employees contribute to the diversity of the institution. Many academic employers have begun to request a diversity statement as part of the application process.

Jan 11 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Come enjoy a free movie and connect with colleagues at the first Family Flicks night of the semester.

Jan 16 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

During these workshops students will be exposed to the basic concepts and principles associated with the Social Change Model of Leadership. The Social Change Model of Leadership promotes the values of equity, social justice, self-knowledge, personal empowerment, collaboration, citizenship, and service.

Jan 18 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

The American Association of University Women's Start Smart is specifically designed to teach you how to negotiate salaries for a new job. You'll gain confidence in your negotiation style through facilitated discussion and role-play.

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Jan 18 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

In 1922, philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein declared that “the limits of my language mean the limits of my world." With the globally-connected community at the University of Michigan in mind, we invite you to an exploration of the cross-cultural academic expressive production that accompanies thinking and writing from a non-English background.

Jan 19 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Rackham is hosting a focus groups to assess international graduate student needs related to professional development and student engagement. They would like to host a group just with international graduate students. This confidential discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Emma Flores-Scott and Dr. Laura N. Schram, both directors of Rackham's office of Graduate Student Programs. Lunch will be served.

Jan 23 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Rackham is partnering with Munger Graduate Residence to present the Winter 2018 Munger Case Competition. This semester's theme is Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. To learn more about how you can win $1,000 each in this round of competitions, join us at the information session. Teams compete to use a fictional $100,000 of seed money to create an action plan to effectively advance U-M's DEI strategic plan goals and objectives by the year 2020.

Jan 23 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Rackham is partnering with the University Career Center (UCC) to host a drop-in Resume/CV Review for graduate students on January 23 from 12-2pm. Typical appointments last between 20 and 40 minutes, however drop-in sessions will last approximately 10-15 minutes each for you to get quick feedback. If additional time is needed, students can schedule a follow-up appointment with the UCC. Resumes/CVs will be reviewed by Dr. Clarence Anthony Jr.

Jan 23 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Come listen to your fellow Rackham students share their thoughts on the theme of “The Fierce Urgency of Now” in the form of 5 TED-style presentations. The talks start promptly at 5:30 p.m. with a reception following at 6:30 p.m.

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Jan 26 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

This workshop will cover taxes for graduate students. Topics include earning income in multiple states, fellowships, and more!

This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please contact to see if we can accommodate your attendance.

Jan 30 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Our panel of experts will discuss their experiences in navigating their LGBTQ identities in the academy. Participants will also be given strategies to assist them with their journey.

This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please contact to see if we can accommodate your attendance.

Jan 31 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

This workshop is designed only for participants in the DEI Professional Development Certificate who are facilitating workshops related to DEI as part of their certificate requirements. This interactive training will provide an overview on workshop design principles and best practices for facilitating workshops.