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6 sessions available from March 5, 2021 to April 9, 2021
2020 was a rough year for many of us...but there were also some silver linings! Let’s say goodbye to 2020 and begin a new mindset for 2021 with a KNEW YOU!! We have designed our programs for Winter Semester to focus on different topics for personal and professional growth--choose one that interests you or feel free to sign up for ALL of them!



2 sessions available from March 8, 2021 to March 25, 2021
A Story Circle is a small group of individuals sitting in a circle, sharing stories—usually from their own experience or imagination—focusing on a common theme. As each person in turn shares a story, a richer and more complex story emerges. By the end, people see both real differences and things their stories have in common. Story Circles are often understood as deriving from indigenous traditions. There are many variations (https://usdac.us).

In this session participants will be invited to share a story around a determined theme. Staff from the Rackham Resolution Office will serve as facilitators for the process and will end the session by sharing campus resources and information related to the theme.
Topics:
February 18: Remote Learning
February 24: Isolation
March 8: Building Community and Relationships
March 25: Transitions


10 sessions available from March 8, 2021 to April 19, 2021
8 sessions available from March 9, 2021 to March 30, 2021
Take a break from work to answer mind bending and ice breaker questions with fellow colleagues!
~ Brought to you by The Enrichment Committee
4 sessions available from March 9, 2021 to April 20, 2021
Swip general meetings will be Tuesday at 3pm
2 sessions available from March 9, 2021 to April 1, 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: ginsberg.umich.edu/linc.
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.

5 sessions available from March 10, 2021 to April 14, 2021
The coffee chat series will serve as a space for scholars and practitioners to share ideas, best practices, and other resources related to R1 and Minority Serving Institutions relationships and mechanisms of support for students that transition from MSIs into R1 for graduate and professional education. The series will highlight examples from U-M, exemplars from across the country, and scholars and practitioners that explore and implement practices that foster positive experiences and outcomes for students from MSIs.


This series is primarily intended for faculty and staff that have existing relationships with MSIs, or for those who do not but are interested in forming relationships, as well as graduate students who have interest in this topic.
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

In this time of COVID-19, many students feel isolated and yearn for deeper connections. OPEN TO UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE STUDENTS!

Listening Circles can help create space for students to share experiences and feelings, create connections, and look to the future.


The goal of a listening circle is to create space for shared emotional connection about the impact of pressing issues, such as racism and the pandemic. We aim to support individuals and communities to explore these collective experiences together. Listening circles provide a space for students to connect, share their experiences and look to the future.

Consider joining an upcoming Listening Circle on Thursdays from 3:00 to 4:15 PM on:

February 11, 2021: Well-being and Race

February 25: Loneliness and Connection

March 11: Overwhelm and Stressors of a Remote Year
Join Zoom Meeting

https://umich.zoom.us/j/92181373462

1 session on March 11, 2021
This is a virtual beginner's open hip hop class with the campus hip hop team Flowdom.
4 sessions available from March 12, 2021 to March 12, 2021
String Into Spring with UMix on Friday, March 12th, at 9PM!

There will be three different string art kits to choose from (a pineapple, a clover, and a flower) all of which will come fully equipped with everything you need to finish the design. These will be available on a first come first serve basis and can be picked up from the ground floor of the Michigan Union (in front of Barnes and Noble) from 5:30-6:30 PM on the day of the event by signing up for a time slot below.

In the evening of the event, sign on to the following zoom link to hangout and string up some amazing art. (The password will be sent out on the evening of the event.

https://umich.zoom.us/j/91932086133

**PLEASE NOTE** This event does have a participant limit so sign up as soon as possible to claim your craft!

If you attend the event in the evening of March 12th you will be entered into a raffle to win some art supplies!
2 sessions available from March 16, 2021 to April 12, 2021
Rackham Student Government is hosting a virtual lunch with the Rackham Graduate School deans. This will be a chance for graduate students to talk directly with the deans and to provide thoughts on planning for the 2021–22 academic year, among other topics. Students can submit questions ahead of time when they register.
1 session on March 16, 2021
In this workshop, we'll build on the lessons of growth mindset and put failure into practice, with activities that allow us to focus on the learning that goes along with mistakes. This way, we can create environments that allow for innovation, personal, and professional growth.
2 sessions available from March 16, 2021 to April 20, 2021
This is a (virtual) dialogue series focused around the success and cross cultural development of self-identified men of color. The monthly meetings provide a blend of fellowship, community, and mentoring. This space is open to students, staff, and faculty. This semester will focus on engaging audiences in invaluable support through dialogue and reflection promoting the value of Connections to aid students in finding their flow as men of color. In addition to bringing students and the community together from all stages in the education process, professional, graduates to undergraduate while demystifying the connections that allow students to thrive and succeed in higher education.


1 session on March 16, 2021
This event hosts a panel of first-gen students currently in graduate school who will be answering questions by first-gen undergraduates thinking of pursuing grad school. Our panelists are presently in Law School, Public Policy, Public Health, Sociology, Social Work, the Business School, and the School of Education. Panelists will discussing apply to, getting into, and succeeding in graduate education as a first-generation college student. Everyone is invited but it is focused more on the first-gen experience and "what you don't know you don't know" about grad school.
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.
1 session on March 17, 2021
Are you struggling to keep up with your work when it is completely self-directed and remote? Most of us have trouble staying motivated to keep up with school work after many tough months.
Join the Women in Science and Engineering Program for an interactive workshop on finding your will to succeed.
3 sessions available from March 17, 2021 to April 14, 2021
The first step in creating your organization is attending New Student Organization Orientation. This orientation will cover the basics of student orgs, Maize Pages org registration and authorized signer processes, and answer questions you have about setting up your org. At least one representative of your student org will need to attend orientation for your org to begin registration.

If you are unable to attend an orientation date, please email neworgsupport@umich.edu to set up an individual appointment.
2 sessions available from March 18, 2021 to 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.
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.
1 session on March 19, 2021
A series of informal, topic-based, discussions with Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. Intended to provide individual's with a space to ask questions and talk about various aspects of Peace Corps service.
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.
1 session on March 22, 2021
2 sessions available from March 22, 2021 to March 22, 2021
Population and Health Sciences students begin taking electives in the spring/summer semester. The program offers electives that are bundled in 11-credit series, many of which have been approved (or are pending approval) to be graduate certificate programs for MPH students.


During these info sessions, the faculty leads for each certificate program will give an overview, including the importance of the topic in the field of population health, related careers, as well as the included courses and learning outcomes. Attendees will be invited to ask questions and engage in discussion.

Note: Students who wish to take electives from multiple series (rather than completing a full series/certificate) are welcome and encouraged to attend. A recording will be shared after the event for those who cannot participate live.
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.
5 sessions available from March 24, 2021 to April 28, 2021
3 sessions available from March 24, 2021 to April 7, 2021
Join us for a series of workshops with Dr. Whitney Peoples that will focus on anti-racist pedagogy and curriculum development. As part of the educational opportunities hosted by the UMSI DEI Committee, the Anti-Racist Pedagogy Workshop Series is intended for faculty and staff who have instructional teaching and learning roles and participation will be capped at 50 attendees.

About the Speaker:


Whitney Peoples serves as a Director of Educational Development & Assessment Services and Coordinator of DEI Initiatives & Critical Race Pedagogies at U-M’s Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT). At CRLT, Dr. Peoples’ work focuses on anti-racist and critical race pedagogies as well inclusive teaching and issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom. Beyond CRLT, she has over fifteen years experience in feminist and critical race research, activism, and teaching, and holds a Ph.D. in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies from Emory University. Her research and writing outside of faculty development primarily concerns the intersections of race, gender, health, and popular culture. Most recently her work has appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education and in the a co-edited volume Radical Reproductive Justice: Foundations|Theory|Practice|Critique.

The Anti-Racist Pedagogy Workshop Series will occur in three parts and participants are strongly encouraged to attend all three.
Intended Audience: UMSI Faculty and staff who do instruction to students.
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 mesarabicprogram@umich.edu.
1 session on March 25, 2021
Celebrate the newest members of the Bouchet Honor Society.
1 session on March 25, 2021
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 25, 2021
Calling all students! Join us for a Women's History Month Event on March 25th from 5:30pm - 6:30pm for an unforgettable and inspiring evening of dialogue centered around Black entrepreneurship!
We welcome you to be present and engage in a conversation with our panel of U-M Alum and entrepreneurs who have launched their own businesses!
Hear about the movements in innovative Black hair care, strategic and transformative consulting, as well as a community that empowers and elevates self-care centered on Black women- this space is for you.
RSVP today with questions you may have for the panel about their journeys and what they have learned along the way.
We look forward to hearing about and igniting your ideas!
Questions: Contact Andrew Ward | Program Manager awardone@umich.edu x MESA or Joelle Fundaro Randall | Assistant Director jfundaro@umich.edu x University Career Center