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February 2018

Feb 3 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Graduate Rackham International (GRIN) invites you to join us on a volunteering session hosted by Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Join us for an afternoon of tending to the nature areas and removing invasive shrubs.Get out of the freezing cold and enjoy some time in the warmth of the greenhouse.

Feb 6 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

This workshop will provide research-based strategies on the power of positive thinking and overcoming performance anxiety.

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.

Feb 6 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Come and meet other first-generation students. All students are welcome. No need to RSVP. We look forward to seeing you there. Co-sponsored by the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives.

Feb 8 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

During this interactive workshop, students will learn how the credit system operates, how scores impact future purchases, and offer practical strategies for building good credit. This program is done in partnership with the University of Michigan Credit Union.

Feb 8 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

In October 2016, the university began surveyed a scientific sample of the campus community, including 3,500 students, 1,500 faculty members, and 3,500 staff members from across the university. Learn about the results of the student climate survey and how the university is interpreting and using the data to inform future decisions.

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

This is not your typical Women in STEM Panel! This workshop will highlight women working in innovative STEM-related roles. Data tells us that women are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. During this event, panelists will discuss their personal experiences and trajectories into their roles.

Feb 13 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Come enjoy a free lunch with the Deans of Rackham to discuss student issues! Co-sponsored by Rackham Student Government.

Please RSVP.

Feb 15 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

This workshop will teach students Greenleaf’s Servant Leadership model. The Servant Leadership model is rooted in leaders serving others first and promotes a set of practices that enriches the lives of individuals, builds better organizations, and ultimately creates a more just and caring world.

Feb 15 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

This workshop specifically designed for graduate students, and presented by a CAPS counselor, will focus on cultivating an understanding of sleep and ways to improve restfulness and overall productivity. In this workshop we will examine some of the myths about sleep and rest, identify factors that contribute to sleep difficulties and fatigue, and help you learn to apply strategies to fall asleep faster and sleep more soundly.

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

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) aptitude is now highly valued by employers, both within and outside of academe. This workshop will provide guidelines on how to establish and validate a commitment to DEI engagement, scholarship, and leadership and prepare students for these market changes.

Feb 16 2018 - 5:30pm

This event features a faculty of color panel providing career advancement and publication advice and counsel for scholars of color who anticipate conducting research and teaching about the demographic groups in which they hold membership. Themes to be discussed include

Feb 21 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Doctoral Candidacy Ceremony honors Rackham students who have recently been awarded candidate status. We invite all members of the Rackham community (family, friends, faculty, and staff) to celebrate this accomplishment with us.

Pre-registration is required at

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

Interviewing for the non-academic job search can differ greatly from the academic job search process. This workshop will focus on 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.