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2 sessions available from April 18, 2021 to April 21, 2021
2 sessions available from April 18, 2021 to April 21, 2021
Meditate with me Session
3 sessions available from April 18, 2021 to April 22, 2021
Upcoming Events!
North Quad ResStaff Events (Winter 2021)
1 session on April 18, 2021
Join us at the Drive-In! We will be featuring a different movie/programming each night! Please register PER VEHICLE (one registration per vehicle). Members of the same family unit can be in the same vehicle, and you will be asked to list names of people who will be in your vehicle with you. This take place in lot NC-31, behind Bursley Hall. This event is open to all UM Students! Due to safety concerns, all students attending will need to attend in a Vehicle.

All attendees must wear a mask and must have a completed ResponsiBlue App in order to attend. Strict COVID safety measures will be enforced.
25 sessions available from April 19, 2021 to April 30, 2021
Come help us during normal operating hours; as well as, unload our weekly Food Gatherers deliveries and stock our shelves!
If you are outside the U-M community, please reach out to to sign up.
1 session on April 19, 2021
15 sessions available from April 19, 2021 to June 18, 2021
In alignment with the University Housing mission to create and sustain diverse learning-centered residential communities, Resident Advisors work to build meaningful relationships with graduate students, professional students, postdocs, and scholars with an emphasis on assisting residents in developing networks across disciplines through formal community building engagement, casual interactions, and service delivery.
1 session on April 19, 2021
2 sessions available from April 19, 2021 to April 20, 2021
Are you preparing for finals? You are not alone! Join First Year Experience (FYE) for our finals prep series - see the list of events below for opportunities to learn more about time management, wellness, and social identities. There will also be chances to study and play games with your friends at FYE! These programs are open to students of ALL years, and you can register for as many events as you'd like.
We will close the week with our First Year End of Year Celebration! This event is specifically for any first-year and transfer students who just completed their first year at Michigan.
Registration is required, so be sure to register early! ***Please note the times listed are in EST***
1 session on April 19, 2021
1 session on April 20, 2021
Swip general meetings will be Tuesday at 3pm
1 session on April 20, 2021

Join the Center for Campus Involvement (CCI) and Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) Social Connectivity & Community Engagement for a free virtual screening of "ONE THOUSAND & ONE JOURNEYS: THE ARAB AMERICANS" and dialogue on Activism, Advocacy and Allyship. A zoom watch party and discussion takes place on 4/20/21 at 5:30 p.m. with the film's executive producer and director, Abe Kasbo sharing his story at 6:30 p.m. A zoom link for the discussion after registration in a separate email. Access only available for U-M students, staff, and faculty.

“Arab-Americans have proudly ventured beyond their ethnicity, language and religion to make noteworthy contributions to both the immigrant experience and ultimately the American experience. They served this nation with significant contributions throughout the spectrum of society – as politicians and public servants, entertainers, physicians, business leaders, and educators. It is this extraordinary and uniquely American story of people and places that must be told.” Abe Kasbo, filmmaker.

A Thousand And One Journeys: The Arab Americans is the untold story of almost 200 years of the contributions of those who immigrated to the United States from the Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf have made to the American fabric.

The film vividly paints a portrait of the Arab-American immigrant experience through the stories of people who, like all Americans, immigrated in pursuit of the American Dream, including Senator George Mitchell, Jamie Farr, General John Abizaid, Anthony Shadid, Helen Thomas and more. With historical immigration patterns as background, the film explores the personal stories of Arab-Americans and how they have contributed to the collective American experience. At a time when the media tends to paint Arab peoples and culture with the broad brush of terrorism, it is increasingly important to present a positive image of the many people of Middle Eastern, North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula who have made America their home, and highlight their American journey as an important part of the larger American Experience.

As the Arab-American community increasingly finds itself in the media and public spotlight, now is the time to present a positive image of Arab-Americans and the diversity of their contributions, experiences, backgrounds and faith.

Executive Producer, Director, Writer: Mr. Abe Kasbo is the producer and director of A Thousand And One Journeys: The Arab Americans. At the age of 9, Abe was shot in the knee during an uprising in Aleppo, Syria one year before immigrating to the United States with his family. The Kasbo family eventually settled in Paterson, New Jersey after landing at JFK Airport on September 3, 1980.

Growing up in Aleppo, Abe watched American television programs and was fascinated by the spirit, ideas and ideals he found in programs like The Virginian and Little House on the Prairie. Incidentally, Little House, was picked up from Turkish Television and translated from Turkish to Arabic by his grandmother. Abe was fascinated by comic books like Batman and Superman, who stood for “Truth, Justice, and The American Way.” Perhaps no day went by in Abe’s first 10 years in Aleppo where he did not either learn or hear about America.

A marketing and public relations communications expert, he is CEO of Verasoni Worldwide, an integrated marketing and public relations firm in Montclair, NJ. He is a sought after speaker nationally and internationally. Kasbo was named to NJBiz’s 40 Under Forty, appeared on the cover of Arab-American Business, and has been featured in the media as a commentator on crisis communications, branding, public relations and marketing communications matters. Kasbo is fluent in English and Arabic and is also proficient in French. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science / International Relations from Seton Hall University.

In 2007, he founded Zeitoune FilmWorks, LLC to produce A Thousand And One Journeys: The Arab Americans, the first ever feature-length, broadcast quality documentary chronicling the rich yet silent history and contributions of Arab Americans to the American fabric.

“Activism is inherently a creative endeavor. It takes a radical imagination to be an activist, to envision a world that is not there. It takes imagination and that’s not far from art.” - Ava DuVernay

MESA’s social connectivity and CCI hope to generate thought provoking discussion, engagement around advocacy, activism and allyship this semester by presenting a series of films huddled around these topics, areas that we believe require critical and intentional reflection year round. Each film presentation will conclude with a discussion from students, professionals, and artists familiar with the themes presented throughout the series and in the film. Each film and discussion will be available virtually and will take place the third Tuesday each month at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are available through MUTO for each film. (2/16 - Just Mercy, 3/16 - Hidden Figures, 4/20 - One Thousand Journeys: The Arab-Americans).
3 sessions available from April 20, 2021 to April 26, 2021
Building events for East Quad
1 session on April 20, 2021
2 sessions available from April 20, 2021 to April 24, 2021
2 sessions available from April 21, 2021 to June 16, 2021
Deliver more value and less waste to your stakeholders and sponsors by using a customer focused mindset. This course is designed for project managers and those in positions to oversee projects in any capacity.

You will leave with:

An understanding of the importance of value to the customers of your project.
How to predict, mitigate, and communicate the impact of the project to stakeholders.
How to react quickly to the unexpected and help those you are working with adapt to changes.
How to help your sponsors focus on continuous improvement over perfection.

2 sessions available from April 21, 2021 to April 21, 2021
For the distribution on 4/21/2021, all volunteer slots have been filled. Thank you for your continued support!
12 sessions available from April 21, 2021 to April 21, 2021
5 sessions available from April 22, 2021 to April 30, 2021
2 sessions available from April 22, 2021 to April 23, 2021
April is Spiritual Wellness month and our programs this month with focus on self-reflection. We each have our own interpretation of spirituality, and therefore we encourage participants to think about their own spiritual journeys and how that ties into our overall wellness.
1 session on April 22, 2021
Join the RSG Legislative Affairs Committee for a crash course on how to write a compelling white paper. White papers are used for advocacy at various levels. This event will presented by the Ford School Writing Center.
1 session on April 22, 2021
What is Faculty Corner?
Do you ever wonder what the joys and challenges are of being a professor? How best to prepare for a tenure track job? How to achieve work-life balance? What the best practices are in running a lab? If you wish to learn the answers to these questions from diverse faculty and want to meet and network with scientists outside of your home departments, then wait no more!
Our monthly “Faculty Corner” is a series of robust live interviews and professional development talks from our expert UM faculty on issues surrounding academic job preparation, interview and negotiation, lab/time/project/personnel management, funding, publication, and, importantly, work-life balance.

Catch up on past Faculty Corners on our YouTube Channel.
1 session on April 22, 2021
Join us virtually as our 2021 honors students, Rachel Klein and Brianne VanDyke, present their research and findings to the OS community.

For any questions, contact Honors Advisor Dr. Lisa Fein (
Zoom link will be provided to those that register.
1 session on April 22, 2021
Dean Mike Solomon and Rackham Graduate School cordially invite you to attend an event celebrating the 2021 recipients of the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Awards and the Faculty Mentoring Awards.
This virtual event provides a valuable opportunity for the U-M community to celebrate the achievements of the twenty recipients of the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Awards and the ten recipients of the Faculty Mentoring Awards.

Each year Rackham recognizes the efforts and talents of graduate student instructors whose dedication to developing course content and classroom activity is truly outstanding on our campus. Similarly, Rackham honors the mentoring abilities and involvement of faculty through three different mentoring awards. We invite all in the university—students, faculty, and staff—to attend the event to celebrate the award recipients.
1 session on April 22, 2021
The Research Poster Fair is an academic expo that offers current graduate and professional students the opportunity to develop effective design, presentation and communication skills. During the expo, graduate and professional students will the opportunity to present their research poster to the campus community. Guests will be invited to view posters and engage with researchers via socially distanced conversations.
17 sessions available from April 22, 2021 to June 10, 2021
Here at Munger Graduate Residences, we recognize it is important for graduate and professional students to learn and grow outside of their academic disciplines. This is why we developed the Munger Graduate Program. Throughout the year, graduate and professional students living both in Munger and outside of Munger have the opportunity to take part in events focused on building community and developing transdisciplinary skills essential for success in 21st-century careers.

1 session on April 23, 2021
1 session on April 27, 2021
1 session on April 28, 2021
For admitted Honors students looking for more information about the LSA Honors Program
1 session on April 29, 2021
Join members of the Honors Class of 2021 for this special live stream graduation celebration!
Schedule of events will include:
Welcome from the Director.
Cohort student messages.
Keynote commencement address from a fellow guest alumnus.
Reading of graduates' names and majors.
Throughout the ceremony, we'll share a senior slide show of participating graduates.
Required for those wishing their name to be included in the ceremony and/or to participate in the senior slide show. You must complete this form. Deadline 4/28 @ Noon ET. NOTE: You may register and attend after this deadline, but we will be unable to recognize your name during the graduate acknowledgements.

Social Media Shout-Outs (optional). As we ramp up activities, Honors socials will feature grad pictures and messages shared with the cohort. Please submit your content here to be a featured post. A picture must be included to be selected for a shout-out post. We will do our best to post as many as possible! Deadline: 4/19 @ Noon ET.

Honors Mortar Boards of 2021 (optional). Attending the Honors Craft Your Cap Night Zoom session (see email: 4/14, 7:30-9pm)? Decorating it at home? Share your skills by uploading a png/jpg on the same form mentioned above. We'll be posting these on our socials and adding them at the end of the ceremony's slide show!ALL EXTERNAL GUESTS (FAMILY & FRIENDS) SHOULD USE THIS REGISTRATION LINK. (
Encourage your guests to shout out on Honors Instagram (@lsahonors) and Twitter (@LSAHonors) on 4/29/21!

1 session on April 29, 2021
We welcome you to join with family and friends in celebrating the Honors Class of 2021 for this special graduation celebration!

Schedule of events will include:

Welcome from the Director.
Cohort student messages.
Keynote commencement address from a fellow guest alumnus.
Reading of graduates' names and majors.
Throughout the ceremony, we'll share a senior slide show of participating graduates.
We encourage guests to shoutout on Honors Instagram (@lsahonors), Twitter (@LSAHonors) on 4/29/21!
REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR-STYLE ZOOM HERE. You will receive the Zoom login in your registration confirmation.
2 sessions available from April 29, 2021 to May 13, 2021
In the Northwood community, the Transdisciplinary Fellows are committed to creating programming to support the residents as well as the family members that reside with them. Bridging Diversity, Looking Inward at your Outlook, Using the Lens of Lifelong Learning, and Exploring Your True North are some of the goals we explore through the year.
1 session on April 30, 2021
The pandemic led to a strange and stressful year for advisors across campus. Brew some tea and join us as we take time to reflect on the year. This informal session will provide an opportunity to connect with colleagues, discuss some of your more challenging advising conversations from the past year, and consider the impact of the last year on your advising practice.

Faculty, staff and grad students involved in coaching, mentoring, guiding or advising students are encouraged to attend regardless of whether "advisor" is your formal job title.
1 session on April 30, 2021
The Arabic placement test is administered online through Canvas/Zoom and is made up of three parts: reading, writing, and an interview. The duration of the test is 2 hours and a half. Any questions about the test should be directed to
Registered students will receive an email at least 3 days prior to the test with instructions about the test.
For more information about the test, please check. the following link:
7 sessions available from May 3, 2021 to June 30, 2021
The Biotech Career Development Program (BCDP) is a structured, cohort-based career exploration program for graduate students and postdocs. The panels listed here are organized as part of the BCDP and are open to the entire University of Michigan community. Enjoy!
1 session on May 4, 2021
Empowering Blue (EB) is a community for staff and faculty to connect, collaborate and learn together about improvement, change and innovation. Facilitated by Organizational Excellence, EB participants will meet other like minded people to spark new ideas, share best practices for continuous improvement and empower each other.

Our mission is to support and encourage those who are transforming the way we do business for the benefit of its students, staff, faculty, alumni and community. Topics will include continuous improvement, Lean, change management, trends and technology, engagement, process improvement and more!

8 sessions available from May 5, 2021 to December 1, 2021
Each month, an orientation session is offered for all new postdoctoral research fellows, and those with a new postdoctoral research fellow appointment in the U-M HR system within the past two months at the University of Michigan. The orientation session includes information about the role of postdocs, working with your P.I./supervisor, campus resources, benefits and vacation, and membership in the U-M Postdoc Association.

Please note: if you have attended an orientation in the past, there is no need to attend an additional one.
17 sessions available from May 7, 2021 to May 7, 2021
Register today for the 2021 Virtual Hacks with Friends (vHWF) — an annual hack event sponsored by the U-M Office of the VPIT-CIO. All IT and technology professionals and advocates from across U-M are invited to break away from their everyday activities and have some fun doing what they do best in a friendly competition. The 2021 HWF will take place virtually over the course of the first three Fridays in May: 7th: 8:30a - noon, 14th: 8:30a - noon, 21st 8:30a - 3:00p.
2 sessions available from May 10, 2021 to May 11, 2021
Greetings, SOE.
The dije Office and the Race and Justice Institute invite you to participate in the Inaugural Antiracism Colloquium. The antiracism colloquium goal is to support the building of critical literacies of race and settler colonialism to support research and teaching centered on educational justice.
This year, Dr. Leigh Patel, Associate Dean of Equity and Justice and Professor of Educational Foundations, Organizations, and Policy in the University of Pittsburgh School of Education, will do a 1-week virtual residency that will be bookend with student recipients of our Anti-Racism Min-grants.
Leigh Patel is an interdisciplinary writer, educator, and public intellectual. Drawing from several disciplinary traditions, Dr. Patel’s work focuses on the ways that formal education too often acts as an efficient conduit for oppression and the constant potential for education to be a tool for liberation. She has published widely, in academic outlets as well widely accessed sources including NPR, The Feminist Wire, Racialicious, and Beacon Broadside. Professor Patel is a proud board member of Education for Liberation, a national network that is dedicated to leadership by people of color for educational freedom. She is the author of five books, including the award-winning Youth Held at the Border: Immigration and the Politics of Inclusion, Decolonizing Educational Research: From Ownership to Answerability. Her forthcoming book from Beacon Press is titled: No study without struggle: Confronting settler colonialism in higher education. Prior to working in the academy, Dr. Patel was a middle school language arts teacher, a reading specialist, and a state-level policymaker. Her walk-on song is “Can I kick it” by a Tribe Called Quest.

There will be multiple opportunities to connect.
Monday, May 10, 2021 - 12:00 PM -- 1:30 PM
Keynote Address (90 mins): “Learning as Marronage: Provocations about learning from freedom struggles.”
Open to the SOE and UM communities

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
First 2-hour student discussion space (must apply to participate. Students also must participate in the pre-conference peer-led discussion groups taking place on May 3rd and May 5th).
In this space, Dr. Patel will meet with doctoral students to continue conversations centered around the work of decolonizing research and teaching, settler colonialism. Students must apply to participate in this experience. Please click here to complete a short application. Time: TBD2 hr. faculty-only discussion space (must register to participate).

During this session, faculty will have an opportunity to engage in a deeper discussion around the issue of settler colonialism and its implications for research and teaching. Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Thursday, May 13, 2021
Second 2-hr. Student discussion space (must apply to participate. Students also must participate in the pre-conference peer-led discussion groups taking place on May 3rd and May 5th). Time: TBD
2 hr. Faculty project workspace

In this space, select faculty working groups will have the opportunity to workshop current or future antiracist or decolonial projects in conversation with Dr. Leigh Patel. To be considered for this opportunity, please click here to complete a short application. Time 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Friday, May 14, 2021
Dr. Patel’s visit will be bookend by a midpoint update from our antiracist mini-Grant awardees and other student presentations.

3 sessions available from May 13, 2021 to June 23, 2021
The Ginsberg Center offers multiple workshops to support students and staff who are working with communities through courses, student organizations or independently. Learning in Community (LinC) is an educational workshop and training series focused on supporting those interested in community engagement, social justice, democratic engagement, advocacy, activism and philanthropy. Sessions address one or more of the following areas:

Community Engagement Essentials
Democratic Engagement
Student Organization Support
In addition to our LinC Workshop Series, groups can also request individual workshops. For more information, or to submit a request for one of the below workshops, please visit our website:
3 sessions available from May 20, 2021 to June 17, 2021
These offerings are available to Student Life Professional Staff, they are voluntary, and are designed to build staff skills and capacities for advancing University and Divisional strategic priorities including the University’s DEI strategic plan.


You can register for all workshops at Sessions@Michigan (

All workshops are free to Student Life Professional Staff Members

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