Sessions For: College of Literature, Science & Arts

1 session on February 27, 2021
3 sessions available from March 3, 2021 to March 8, 2021
Want to learn more about American humor? Want to have some fun during this unusual, busy online semester? This workshop will tell you what Americans are laughing at. No boring theories and obscure research articles! You will gain a deeper understanding of American culture in a much more interesting way - by watching funny videos!
Please only register for one workshop. The content of the workshops is identical.
2 sessions available from March 3, 2021 to March 17, 2021
This Winter semester looks a little different for everybody. If you are an international student, you may be in Ann Arbor, elsewhere in the U.S., or in your hometown. Wherever you are in the world, The English Language Institute (ELI) is here to help you build community and get the full Michigan experience!

ELI “Student to Student” events are fun, interactive virtual offerings planned and led by U-M students to help you meet people and make connections, even if you are not physically on campus. They include activities to relieve stress, increase social connectedness, and help you learn about US and Michigan culture -- while practicing English!

You can choose from four “Student to Student” events this Winter -- pick one, two, or all four!
1 session on March 5, 2021
This is a bonding event for member of the IGR community and those who are interested in taking part.
21 sessions available from March 5, 2021 to March 5, 2021
Join us for an interactive panel discussion of Psychology Dept Alumni as they present their career path and discuss how they've used their degree since graduating. Students will then be able to sign up for 15 minutes one-on-ones with individual alumni in Zoom breakout rooms after the panel. During the 1:1, you can ask more questions about their career path, tips and advice, and even feedback on your resume.

Sneha Edupuganti, Strategist at Google
After graduating from UM in 2017 as a Psych major, Sneha joined Meijer HQ in Grand Rapids, Michigan as a Business Analyst. She learned about a variety of sub-fields from product flow to logistics to brand management in retail. In 2019, she moved back to Southeast Michigan to begin working at Google as a Strategist. Her current role is helping small and growing businesses with their advertising strategies.

Her time at both these companies solidified her interest in pursuing an MBA. Coming from a social science background, she wanted to have a foundation of business knowledge that could complement the skills she is already developing at work. She joined the Weekend MBA program at the Ross School of Business and is planning to graduate in 2022.

Outside of this, she enjoys spending time with her adorable dog, practicing yoga, and serving as a podcast host for the PTMBA program!

Melissa Iftimie, Behavioral Specialist and Public Health NutritionistMelissa Iftimie is a behavioral specialist and public health nutritionist, who one crazy day decided to go to business school. She has worked with moms from Michigan to Zimbabwe for over a decade representing NGOs, the United Nations and international development organizations. Two years ago Melissa started her own company, Fooblie, a nutrition-tech company that supports US parents with healthy and fun family eating. Melissa is on a mission to change our relationship with food, starting with pregnancy and baby’s first bites.

Melissa holds an BA from University of Michigan where she majored in Psychology, an MPH from the Milken School of Public Health at George Washington University and an MBA from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. She lives in San Francisco with her family.

Ani Grigorian, Owner at Ani G LLC, Accessibility ConsultantAni G is a geriatric social worker turned accessibility consultant improving how we move throughout and interact with our built environments. Ani believes that the key to life is being able to do what we have always been doing, no matter how our ability changes as we grow older. With her consulting firm, Ani gets to work with people across industries and sectors impacting how we think and design with accessibility, age, and disability at the core of initiatives. She also supports Detroit Disability Power as their Disability Access Consulting Manager.

Jackie Long, TV HostJackie is the former host and star of Jack of All Tastes, a program in which she traveled across the country sampling culinary delights from various eateries with NFL athletes. During her time at UM, Jackie was a dual degree student receiving her BA in Psychology as well as her BTA in Performance. Long currently stars in Airport Insider where she gives tips and tricks for efficiently navigating the world’s airports making what some would consider the hardest part of traveling fun. With her start in television as a food reporter for a Miami news outlet and all of her exciting travels, Jackie also brought a well rounded perspective to her hunger for knowledge and innovation starring on Discovery’s Tomorrow’s World Today. When she’s not filming, Jackie resides in Nashville, TN with her husband, retired NFL All-Pro Jake Long, and their two daughters, renovating historic homes.

Peyton Weiss, Social Media Manager, Bravo and E!Peyton graduated from the University of Michigan in 2013 with a B.A. in Communication Studies & Psychology. Upon graduation, she moved to New York City and has worked in the entertainment industry for the past 6+ years with a focus in data analytics and social media marketing. She currently is the Social Media Manager at Bravo and E! and works out of 30 Rockefeller Center.

4 sessions available from March 9, 2021 to April 20, 2021
Swip general meetings will be Tuesday at 3pm
1 session on March 9, 2021
Certainly you are reading for your classes, but how often do you have time to read for pleasure and relaxation without worrying about grades or deadlines? Want to be able to engage in conversation about current literature, outside the academic? Join other Honors community members who love to read for pleasure. Honors students at all levels are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Reads will (generally) meet independently for a 1 hour discussion of the book on a pre-determined date from 5-6:00pm. This year, we will be meeting virtually.

If you joined Honors in 2017 or later, you will have the opportunity to earn one engagement point towards the Sophomore Honors Award if you attend and participate in at least 3 Honors Reads meetings before the end of your sophomore year.

1 session on March 11, 2021
The Advising Council at the University of Michigan invites you to a panel discussion focusing on our work with students with disabilities. Dr. Feranmi Okanlami (Services for Students with Disabilities, SSD, Interim Director) and Megan Parkin (Michigan Rehabilitation Services, MRS, Rehabilitation Counselor) will share their knowledge of resources and provide tips to help us grow as allies.

Join us as we discuss best practices and common missteps in our work with students with disabilities and expand our awareness of disability "etiquette".

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.
3 sessions available from March 11, 2021 to April 8, 2021
Designed to be 20-30 minutes in length, the CGIS Brief was created to give CGIS staff and prospective study abroad students an opportunity to have a conversation on various topics as a way to encourage students to start thinking more about their time abroad prior to departure. Topics range from drinking and nightlight, bathroom culture abroad, connecting study abroad to your career plans, and more!
We encourage everyone to ask questions throughout the conversation or share out any insight of their own. Each event is co-run and co-facilitated by the CGIS Brief Team (Ashton, Callie and Stephen) every other Thursday at 3:00pm EST on Zoom!
1 session on March 11, 2021
This is a virtual beginner's open hip hop class with the campus hip hop team Flowdom.
1 session on March 17, 2021
Join us for a coffee chat each month to talk about choosing a thesis topic, staying organized, and overall wellness.
2 sessions available from March 18, 2021 to March 19, 2021
We hope that your engagement with Honors DEI individual and group activities has been meaningful. Our final interaction will be a virtual group discussion of the experience.
1 session on March 19, 2021
The program of Intergroup Relations and Wolverine Wellness are collaborating on an event around physical wellness. This is a dialogue focused around body positivity, what that looks like and how we can practice it.
3 sessions available from March 19, 2021 to April 16, 2021
Are you receiving funding from an LSA department to travel abroad this spring / summer?
Are you an LSA student who is going abroad to do thesis research or study / intern abroad on a non-UM program?
If either of the above apply to you, we invite you to attend one of the LSATravel Pre-Departure Orientations! The LSATravel Team wishes to help you prepare for your time abroad, whether you are doing independent research, interning with other UM students, or studying on a non-UM program.
Addressing your health and safety concerns are even more important during the COVID-19 pandemic and we will discuss requirement changes and situations to consider when abroad. In addition, we'll also discuss the basics of the UM international health insurance, registering your travel, managing your health, how to stay safe abroad, identity-specific resources, and more.
4 sessions available from March 24, 2021 to March 31, 2021
We are pleased to sponsor a screening, faculty panel, and campus discussions based on the documentary film Picture a Scientist by Ian Cheney and Sharon Shattuck. The film follows the experiences of women scientists in the academy and chronicles the harassment and discrimination they have faced as well as their efforts to confront both the individuals and systems responsible.
We are offering one formal synchronous screening of Picture a Scientist on Wednesday, March 24 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Following a short break, we will be hosting a faculty panel to discuss the films themes from 11:00 - 12:00 p.m.
For those not available to attend the March 24th screening, the film is also available for those who wish to watch it on their own time. Multiple discussions will also be held from March 24-31 with a variety of themes and intended participants. Individuals may participate in multiple discussions.
Please remember to RSVP below for each individual event for which you plan to participate.
2 sessions available from March 25, 2021 to March 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
1 session on March 25, 2021
Virtually join us during the Winter 2020 term to learn about research, obstacles, and career paths of UM faculty and Honors Alumni.

1 session on March 30, 2021
This program has been modified to deliver in a remote setting and updated to include content directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please direct any questions or accommodation requests to Mikalia Dennis ( as soon as possible.

In this session, participants will learn:
The role of allies in creating inclusive environments and creating changeThe best practices for being an allyHow to apply these best practices in a work environmentTo identify unique obstacles towards being an ally in a remote working environmentTo challenge their own practices to be more intentional and effective allies
You will benefit by:
Raising self-awareness and initiating new actionsEnhancing your professional and personal effectiveness on and off the jobPositively influencing personal and organizational decisionsCreating stronger and more positive work relationships with others
This session is open to all LSA Staff.

Upcoming LSA DEI events sponsored by the DEI Office are listed here.
1 session on April 13, 2021
NOTE: All ELI Workshops Are Offered Online in Winter 2021. These workshops will not be recorded. They are interactive events, not lecture presentations.
All currently-enrolled U-M students are welcome to participate.

Each semester, ELI presents a series of free interactive, participatory workshops focusing on specific English writing and speaking skills that graduate and undergraduate students need to succeed in their academic and professional careers. Workshops are facilitated by ELI Lecturer IV Pamela Bogart.

Sign up here for any of the six workshops listed below.

2 sessions available from April 16, 2021 to April 28, 2021
For admitted Honors students looking for more information about the LSA Honors Program