Munger Fellows Events

Here at Munger Graduate Residences, we recognize it is important for graduate and professional students to learn and grow outside of their academic disciplines.  Throughout the year, students have the opportunity to take part in events focused on building community and developing transdisciplinary skills essential for success in 21st-century careers.  


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December's pick for Munger Reads is short story collection 'Unaccustomed Earth' by Jhumpa Lahiri.  In the midst of final exams and papers, take some time to read stories in a cross continental collection that explores family, relationships, identity, and growth.  

Ways to participate: When you register through Sessions you can request a 1) hard copy book, 2) audio book, 3) provide your own copy. (eBook, use the Libby app to borrow books via public libraries)

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The group will read the novel on their own and participate in a guided discussion over lunch on Saturday, July 21st from 1-2pm.  Please register to reserve your copy; supplies are limited!  Those who register will be contacted via email on Wednesday, June 27th with book pick-up instructions. 
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#MungerReads pick of the Month: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson. Both a New York Times Bestseller and entry on top MBA reading lists, this book offers insights on the power of negative thinking. One reviewer described it thus, "This book offers the core (non-religious) takeaways from Buddhism, so you aren’t diluted into thinking you can turn life’s lemons into lemonade. It’ll show you how to stomach the lemons better, cause we all know there is plenty of sh*t that is messed up in this world, and there’s only so much you can care about."  We'll be providing copies of the book, welcoming anyone who has already read it, or who wants to join the conversation.   
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South Commons Space, 8th Floor

Munger Reads pick for October is 'In the Country We Love: My Family Divided' by Diane Guerrero.  This memoir explores family, immigration, and resilience.  Also Diane Guerrero will be speaking on campus on October 8th.  More details here: https://diversity.umich.edu/strategic-plan/annual-dei-summit/

Ways to participate: When you register through Sessions you can request a 1) hard copy book, 2) audio book, 3) provide your own copy.  (eBook, use the Libby app to borrow books via public libraries)



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Munger Reads pick of November is 'The Poisoned City: Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy' by Anna Clark.  Clark, a journalist in Detroit, chronicles the Flint water crisis, activism, and efforts for accountability.  Publishers Weekly described this non-fiction book "“Compelling... A comprehensive account [that] boils down this complex tragedy... While devastating, this account is also inspiring in its coverage of the role of Flint’s ‘lionhearted residents’ and their grassroots activism, community organizing, and independent investigation... This extremely informative work gives an authoritative account of a true American urban tragedy that still continues.”


Ways to participate: When you register through Sessions you can request a 1) hard copy book, 2) audio book, 3) provide your own copy. (eBook, use the Libby app to borrow books via public libraries)

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Join us in the 1st floor lobby for conversations about current events, coffee, and refreshments!  Feel free to come and go as you are able!

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Movies in Munger and at nearby theaters.  


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Emagine Saline http://www.emagine-entertainment.com/locations/saline/

We're organizing a movie trip to see 'Crazy Rich Asians' (http://www.crazyrichasiansmovie.com/). We're buying up to 20 tickets for residents for the film showing at Emagine Saline (http://www.emagine-entertainment.com/locations/saline/) a theater with deluxe reclining seats for an engrossing movie experience. We will also provide transportation to the theater.  


Also, we'll provide lunch for folks to talk about the movie, the book, representation in media, and book to movie adaptation. I hope you'll join for the film, dialogue, and fun with other residents.   

Exact times TBA.  

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ANN ARBOR 20 + IMAX 4100 Carpenter Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Starring Jon Cho, Searching chronicles a father's search for his missing daughter with only her laptop as a guide.  

We're organizing a movie trip Saturday at 11:45am, at the Rave Ann Arbor 20 cinema.  We'll provide bus transportation and tickets.  Meet in the lobby at 11am and we'll set off at 11:15am.  

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ANN ARBOR 20 + IMAX 4100 Carpenter Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Join your fellow residents to see "A Star is Born" with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.  We're waiting on movie times, but we'll go in the afternoon.  Munger will provide transporation and tickets.  Please register.  
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Calling on all cinephiles to experience the magic of old classics in the media room at Munger. Refreshments will be provided.


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Calling on all cinephiles to experience the magic of old classics in the Munger Media Room. Refreshments will be provided.



This fortnight's movie - Gladiator

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8/30/18 - Calling on all cinephiles to experience the magic of old classics in the media room at Munger. Refreshments will be provided.

This fortnight's movie - Casablanca.

Limited seating and snacks, so please click on the following link to register. Register

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Calling on all cinephiles to experience the magic of old classics in the Munger Media Room. Refreshments will be provided.

This fortnight's movie - Arsenic and Old Lace

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Calling on all cinephiles to experience the magic of old classics in the Munger Media Room. Refreshments will be provided.


This fortnight's movie - Arsenic and Old Lace

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8th Floor, Munger Graduate Residences

This event is designed to introduce you to programs and offices on campus that cater to graduate & professional students interested in collaborating with other professionals, working on real-world multidisciplinary issues, creating and developing innovative ideas, and growing their Michigan network!  Staff leading the initiatives listed below will be delivering a quick overview of their programs from 5:45-6:45, then they will be available from 6:45-8:00 to answer any questions you have. Refreshments will be served. 

School of Information Office of Professional & Community Engagement

SMTD EXCEL Lab & Department of Entrepreneurship & Leadership 

Michigan Center for Interprofessional Education

Michigan Law Problem Solving Initiative

Multidisciplinary Design Program

Center for Entrepreneurship

Munger Case Competition

Innovation in Action

Business + Impact

Zell Lurie Institute

ArtsEngine

optiMize

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8th Floor, Munger Graduate Residences

Connect with units on campus and learn about graduate student resources at the University of Michigan! Join us for an evening of food, learning, and network-building as representatives of the units, organizations, and/or initiatives listed below will be delivering an overview of the resources they provide U-M graduate students. Representatives will also be available to provide additional information and answer any questions you might have after the presentation portion of the program. The program will be held in an open-house style to allow for you to come and go as you are able.

Center for Campus Involvement (CCI)

Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) *Not providing a presentation 

International Center

Consulting for Statistics, Computing and Analytics Research (CSCAR)

University Career Center

Spectrum Center 

Edward Ginsberg Center

Ann Arbor District Library 

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA)

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Multi-Purpose Room
Join us September 27th @ 7pm in the multi-purpose room to decorate your own coffee mug! No previous artistic ability required, but be sure to register to reserve your spot! 
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Ford Presidential Library - North Campus

The Ford Presidential Library hosts speakers on a variety of topics and on November 28th will be presenting "Inside Camp David: The Private World of the Presidential Retreat." We will be taking the bus to North Campus to attend this event and will be meeting in the lobby at 6:20 to leave. 

More information on the speaker series: "Camp David is American diplomacy's secret weapon. The home of the 2015 GCC and 2012 G8 summits, the 2000 Middle East Peace Summit, and the 1978 Peace Accords, the camp has played a vital role in American history over the past century, inviting Presidents and international leaders alike to converge, converse, and, perhaps most importantly, relax. With a ​peaceful mountaintop setting, crucially removed from the constant scrutiny of the press, Camp David has served as both a site of critical diplomacy and unparalleled tranquility. Hear Mr. Giorgione's first hand account of this exclusive retreat."

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Join us to go ice skating at Yost Ice Arena during open skate on November 29th! Meet in the lobby at 8:15 to leave and be sure to register as spaces are limited! 
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Munger Media Room (Theatre)
Med Scholars
Please join the MI Med Scholars for a screening of the Oscar-nominated documentary, Last Men in Aleppo.  The film follows members of the volunteer White Helmets, a group that offers aid to the wounded during the Syrian civil war. Discussion will follow, and refreshments will be provided. 
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Serena Yee
Come dance your stress away and re-engerize yourself for finals!
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Paige Gardner/Lindsay Hass
Learning about food allergies and make no bake energy balls!
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Learn about the Urban Legends of Dieting and make Halloween crafts.  Refreshments will be served and supplies are limited, so please RSVP to reserve a seat! 

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Munger Fitness Room
Rec Sports

Learn more about safe use of gym equipment with Rec Sports and Munger! Dress for the gym and bring water.

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Multipurpose Room
Eating Healthy in the Winter
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Munger Wellness Zone

Start finals season strong with a Munger Wellness Zone Event!  Enjoy a massage chair, make art, create affirmations to promote self-care during this busy time.

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Multipurpose Room, Munger Graduate Residences
Christina Osei-Asare

Christina Osei-Asare is a lecturer in the Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy, at Central University, Ghana. She holds an MPhil degree in pharmaceutics from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and is currently working on her PhD in the same program. During her time at U-M, Christina will work on her research project, “Formulation of Solid Dosage Form of Lippia Multiflora for Managing Stress and Hypertension.” Her mentor is David Sherman, Hans W. Vahlteich Professor of Medicinal Chemistry.

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Michigan Public Health Visiting Scholars

Michigan Public Health pursues equitable, community-based practice and policy in all corners of the world. There is a focus on forming transparent and co-equal partnerships to build capacity within global communities and to develop interdisciplinary solutions to complex challenges.  Join visiting scholars as they discuss global issues of health equity. 

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Fellows Lounge, Munger Graduate Residences
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This panel is composed of five individuals who have experience treating people with substance use disorders and can each give a unique perspective on the topic. Come join us for some interesting dialogue on substance abuse in general, the opioid epidemic, what future health professionals can do to help, plus much more. Light refreshments will be provided. 

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8th Floor, Munger Graduate Residences

Each semester, Munger Graduate Residences challenges transdisciplinary teams of graduate students to address important topics through its Case Competition. The Fall 2018 Munger Case Competition is brought to you in partnership with Michigan Medicine and Michigan Public Health. Join us at this special event to learn about the action plans graduate and professional student teams have created in an effort to address issues of health equity. Teams were free to address specific issues that impact local communities, nation-specific issues, and/or globally-pervasive topics. 

We are excited to host judges from three campus units that are true partners in this work:

A special menu will include heavy hors d'oeuvres. More about the competition can be found here.

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Membership in Munger Affinity Associations (MAAs) is voluntary and open to any Munger resident or guest, and a member’s identity does not need to align with the identity of the MAA. Membership will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. It will be a source of co-curricular education, connectivity to the University of Michigan, and/or leadership for professional development and will provide mutual support amongst members. Affinity Associations include:

  • Graduate & Professional Students of Color Affinity Association
  • Graduate & Professional International Students Affinity Association
  • Graduate & Professional LGBTQ+ Affinity Association
  • Graduate & Professional First Generation Affinity Association

Note about our First-Generation Association: Whether you were the first in your family to attend a 4-year institution or the first in your family to pursue a graduate or professional degree, this network is for you!  


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UMAPS scholars are among the 14 early-career African faculty members from a variety of fields that comprise the 11th cohort of the U-M African Presidential Scholars program at the African Studies Center. Representing universities in Ghana, South Africa, Ethiopia, Uganda, Liberia, Nigeria, Gabon and Tanzania, the scholars are paired with U-M faculty members for mentorship and collaboration on projects that will help advance their careers. Join us to learn more about these scholars' research. Refreshments will be provided. 


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Munger Multipurpose Room
Uhuru Phalafala & Okechukwu Nwafor

Uhuru Portia Phalafala is a lecturer at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. She has a PhD in English Literature from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. At U-M, Uhuru will continue work on a book based on her dissertation research, Restless Natives, Indigenous Languages, and Revolution: Keorapetse Kgositsile’s Critical Biography. Uhuru’s mentor is Professor Gaurav Desai (Department of English Language and Literature, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts).


Okechukwu Nwafor is head of the Department of Fine and Applied Arts at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, in Anambra State, Nigeria. He has a PhD in Visual History from the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. During his residency, he will work towards completing his book, The Ubiquitous Image: Obituary Photographs in South-Eastern Nigeria and the Allure of Public Visibility. Okechukwu’s mentor is Professor Omolade Adunbi (Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts).

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Patrick Cobinnah, Faida Zacharia, Demis Mengist Wudeneh & Tebaber Chanie Workneh

Patrick Cobbinah is a lecturer in Land Use and Environmental Planning at Kwame Nkrumah

University of Science and Technology, Ghana. Patrick holds a PhD in Human Geography from

Charles Sturt University, Australia. His UMAPS project, “Urban Growth, Neoliberal Governance

Failures, and Water Scarcity in Accra,” will be conducted under the mentorship of Professor

Larissa Larsen (Urban and Regional Planning Program, Taubman College of Architecture and

Urban Planning).


Faida Zacharia is an assistant lecturer at the University of Dodoma, Tanzania. She has an MSc

in Natural Resource Assessment and Management from the University of Dar es Salaam,

Tanzania. While at U-M, she will work with Professor Kelly Askew (Department of Anthropology

and Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, College of Literature, Science, and the  

Arts) to further her research on “Small-scale Groundwater Irrigated Agriculture and Livelihoods

in Drylands Areas: A Case of Dodoma Region, Tanzania.”


Demis Mengist Wudeneh is a lecturer and researcher at the University of Gondar, Ethiopia. He

is currently pursuing a doctorate in Socioeconomic Development Planning and Environment at

Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. During his residency, he will conduct research on

“Implications of Large-scale Agricultural Investment for Livelihood Security and Regional

Development: the Case of Gambella Region, Southwest Ethiopia.” Demis’ mentor are

Professors Arun Agrawal and Dan Brown (both in the School of Environment and

Sustainability).


Tebaber Chanie Workneh is the chairperson of the Social Anthropology Department at the

University of Gondar, Ethiopia. Tebaber has a PhD in Social Anthropology from Addis Ababa

University, Ethiopia. His UMAPS project will examine “The Roles and Status of Indigenous

Medicine for Primary Health Care Services in the Amhara National Regional State (ANRS),

Ethiopia.” Tebaber’s mentor is Professor Elizabeth King (Department of Health Behavior and

Health Education, School of Public Health).

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