Skip to:

November 2017

  • Nov 1 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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

  • Nov 2 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    This program addresses the many hidden ways in which culture influences behavior. Starting with an understanding of American culture, this session then focuses on cultural differences between countries and how “common sense” assumptions we make about others may be flawed. Examples focus on verbal and non-verbal communication, symbolic meaning, cultural norms and cultural values.

  • Nov 2 2017 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm

    Come volunteer to prepare team materials for the Girls on the Run 2018 season. Volunteers will assist with the cutting, sorting and organizing of elementary and middle school activity sheets.

    Transportation: Take AATA Route 3 from Central or North Campus.

  • Nov 2 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

    Graduate school can be daunting. It’s often an extended exercise in not being told about the things you’d better know. The path to success is seldom smooth nor clear, populated by busy people and opaque processes. Alas, here is a forum for graduate students to hear from their senior colleagues about challenges in their academic journeys and how they overcame them.

  • Nov 3 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.

  • Nov 3 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

    The Alumni Association's Hail & Hello sessions give you an exciting opportunity that pairs a networking workshop with an event. First, we’ll walk you through the art of networking and demonstrate the skills you need to do it well. Then, you’ll practice in a comfortable reception environment with Michigan alums who want to help you succeed in using your networking skills.

  • Nov 4 2017 - 2:00pm

    Come hang out with fellow students and Rackham alumni for a tailgate! We will be grilling great food and cheering for Michigan together! Additionally, graduate students are encouraged to come to Hail & Hello, an networking event with alumni on Friday, November 3 at the Alumni Center.

  • Nov 6 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    In this session we will discuss some of the research on stereotype threat in Steele's book, Whistling Vivaldi. After a brief introduction, we will discuss strategies for overcoming stereotype threat. We will conclude with a conversation with faculty on how to create identity safe environments and guidance on mentoring across difference.

  • Nov 7 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Learn flexible facilitation techniques that maximize inclusion and participation in meetings, classrooms, and community discussions. These structures can help you center participant voices by expanding your repertoire beyond familiar discussion formats (open discussion, small group, think-pair-share).

  • Nov 11 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Join your fellow graduate students and volunteer at this Stewardship Day. Hosted by the Ann Arbor's Natural Area Preservation (NAP). This event is a great way to get involved in your community by taking care of Ann Arbor's natural spaces. We will be helping to cut and remove invasive shrubs such as honeysuckle and buckthorn.

  • Nov 13 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    This workshop will focus on acknowledging the role of social identity within group dynamics. Participants engage in thinking and skill building around bringing identity into conversations and addressing conflicts related to social identity. In collaboration with The Program on Intergroup Relations.

  • Nov 14 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

    Come enjoy a free lunch with the Deans of Rackham on North Campus! Deans Mike Solomon, Robin Means Coleman, Arthur Verhoogt, and John Godfrey will be present.

    Only 45 spots on the RSVP list!

    Please RSVP.

  • Nov 14 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

    Please join Graduate Rackham International (GRIN) at our first town hall meeting. At this interactive meeting we would like to hear about your experience as a graduate student at the University, and suggestions as to how we can better serve you.

  • Nov 15 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

    Great Expectations: Mentoring Graduate Students explores common tensions that can arise between advisors and their advisees. The sketch depicts two different mentoring relationships, allowing a comparison of the strengths and weaknesses of each approach. It also raises questions about the ways in which problems that emerge within a mentoring dyad might affect departmental climate more generally.

  • Nov 15 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!

  • Nov 17 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.

  • Nov 17 2017 - 9:00am to 9:30am

    Share your story with the Rackham Community. In honor of the legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. we will host Rackham King Talks. These talks will be 10 to 15 minute TED-style presentations that are related to the annual U-M MLK Symposium theme. Students are encouraged to apply to present and those students that are selected will receive a $250 honorarium.

  • Nov 17 2017 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

    Your Rackham Student Government representatives are involved in political advocacy for graduate students on local, state, and federal levels. If you would like to learn more about state level issues, or are interested in any particular issue in Michigan and would like us to advocate for it, come attend the state town hall. We hope to focus on recent redistricting efforts. Food will be provided.

  • Nov 17 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    In Free Speech on Campus, political philosopher Sigal Ben-Porath examines the current state of arguments about thought and expression on college campuses, using real-world examples to explore the contexts in which conflicts erupt, as well as to assess the place of identity politics and concern with safety and dignity within them.

  • Nov 17 2017 - 1:00pm to 1:30pm

    Share your story with the Rackham Community. In honor of the legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. we will host Rackham King Talks. These talks will be 10 to 15 minute TED-style presentations that are related to the annual U-M MLK Symposium theme. Students are encouraged to apply to present and those students that are selected will receive a $250 honorarium.

  • Nov 21 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    This workshop helps you think through strategies for writing academic CVs by looking at examples from a wide range of fields and considering the effects of their writers' rhetorical choices. We'll also share some insights about effective CVs from senior faculty members and administrators, the documents' main audience.

  • Nov 28 2017 - 11:30am to 2:30pm

    Join Interim Dean Michael J. Solomon and other Rackham staff for lunch, sign postcards thanking our generous donors, and learn more about how emergency funding helps graduate students in difficult situations. Make a gift!

  • Nov 28 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Are you interested in learning how to effectively connect with colleagues and prospective employers? If so, this integrative workshop will help you to develop a strong pitch that can be used in the networking opportunities. This workshop will give you the tools to identify and connect with contacts that you never thought about before my learning about the networking process. Sponsored by the University Career Center.

  • Nov 29 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Students, faculty, and staff members will share their research through posters and discussions. We invite you to discuss their work and engage across disciplines, generations, and communities to advance research and scholarship that addresses political, social, and economic injustices, and/or explores strategies for effective social justice mobilization.

  • Nov 30 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Change it Up! brings bystander intervention skills to the University of Michigan community for the purpose of building inclusive, respectful, and safe communities. It is based on a nationally recognized four-stage bystander intervention model that helps individuals intervene in situations that negatively impact individuals, organizations, and the campus community.