Northwood Fellows Events 2020-2021

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.




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Rawan
We will be discussing Parts III & IV of The Vanishing Half.
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We will be discussing Parts V and VI of The Vanishing Half.
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Rawan

Join us for a photo editing workshop using Adobe Lightroom (free to download/use for UM students)

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Rawan/Samita/Tasha

Join us for a fun game of trivia!

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Rawan/Najwat

An Oscar-nominated documentary narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO explores the continued peril America faces from institutionalized racism.


Please watch the documentary beforehand here: https://umich.kanopy.com/video/i-am-not-your-negro

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Tasha, Samita, and Rawan

Back by popular demand, virtual trivia is back!! Come show your competitive side and learn some new facts, meet other grad students, and show off your knowledge! There will be 60 questions over 3 categories, and the event should last an hour. Please register on Sessions for planning purposes. Hope to see you there!

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Rawan

Attend any of the Latinx Heritage Month events offered here: https://sites.google.com/umich.edu/lhm-com/events?authuser=0, and come out to share and discuss any of them. 

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Samita Gumber

Experience the calmness within you in the daily virtual short meditation sessions that include simple stretching and breathing exercises followed by short 15 minute meditation. Learn how to focus on your breathing and getting into the habit of it at 5 p.m. daily.

Sign up for the event either at sessions link or email at sgumber@umich.edu

Join Zoom Meeting

https://umich-health.zoom.us/j/97525245349?pwd=OUg1ZXZLYmh3TFNBdXJRMEM0VmY4QT09

Meeting ID: 975 2524 5349

Passcode: 076522

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Samita Gumber

Join the Fit4life club to get fitter every day, and enter a raffle for exciting prizes. Each week there will be simple challenges. Click a picture of completing the challenge and your name will be entered in the list of residents who completed the challenge. A winner will be drawn randomly from the list by end of the challenge week. Following are the challenges for the month of October:

Week 1- 7th October- 13th October: 400 calories in a day for 4 out of 7 days.

Week 2- 14th October- 20th October: 400 calories in a day for 5 out of 7 days.

Week 3- 21st October- 27th October: 500 calories in a day for 5 out of 7 days.

Snapshots of activity tracking app over phone/smartwatch /any other device will work. 

Sign up for the event at sessions page or email at sgumber@umich.edu to join the club. Please feel free to email your questions/concerns.


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Rawan & Samita & Tasmine
Please join us at this virtual meet and greet to meet your Northwood transdisciplinary fellows and other residents in our community! If you're a new resident, this is a great opportunity to meet other residents/graduate students :)
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Rawan

Now that it's one of the prettiest times of the year with fall foliage, join us for a photo storytelling event! Snap some pictures or use ones you've taken this year. Tell us all about your photo whether it's location, conditions, composition, or an interesting memory/fact about it. Best photo(s) may be featured in future housing newsletters.

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Najwat Rehman

Among other challenges, the pandemic has also made it harder for many of us to focus on our school and work responsibilities while working from home. We want to help! Housing Transdisciplinary Fellow Najwat Rehman has set up a virtual study/work group where you can come, be productive, and get a sense of community.

We will create a shared space for productivity by sharing tips and tricks to get work done and by doing activities to help create some positive energy and momentum. You are more than welcome to bring ideas and share them with the group! 

Starting 02/17, Wednesdays 12-2pm and Thursdays 6-8pm. We will add more hours going forward.

To join the room, click the link in Livestream information. 

For any questions, please email: najwat@umich.edu

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Najwat Rehman

Among other challenges, the pandemic has also made it harder for many of us to focus on our school and work responsibilities while working from home. We want to help! Housing Transdisciplinary Fellow Najwat Rehman has set up a virtual study/work group where you can come, be productive, and get a sense of community.


We will create a shared space for productivity by sharing tips and tricks to get work done and by doing activities to help create some positive energy and momentum. You are more than welcome to bring ideas and share them with the group! 


Starting 02/17, Wednesdays 12-2pm and Thursdays 6-8pm. We will add more hours going forward.


To join the room, click the link in Livestream information. 


For any questions, please email: najwat@umich.edu

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Rawan

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Join us in celebrating this month by choosing and researching one African American, recognizing and sharing their achievements during this discussion event. 

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Rawan

Trivia Night is back! Come show your competitive side, learn new facts, meet other grad students, and show off your knowledge! There will be 60 questions over 3 categories. Winners will receives prizes! Hope to see you there :)

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Najwat Rehman

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.

Among other challenges, the pandemic has also made it harder for many of us to focus on our school and work responsibilities while working from home. We want to help! Housing Transdisciplinary Fellow Najwat Rehman has set up a virtual study/work group where you can come, be productive, and get a sense of community.

We will create a shared space for productivity by sharing tips and tricks to get work done and by doing activities to help create some positive energy and momentum. You are more than welcome to bring ideas and share them with the group! 

To join the room, click the link in Livestream information. 

For any questions, please email: najwat@umich.edu




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Najwat Rehman

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.

Among other challenges, the pandemic has also made it harder for many of us to focus on our school and work responsibilities while working from home. We want to help! Housing Transdisciplinary Fellow Najwat Rehman has set up a virtual study/work group where you can come, be productive, and get a sense of community.

We will create a shared space for productivity by sharing tips and tricks to get work done and by doing activities to help create some positive energy and momentum. You are more than welcome to bring ideas and share them with the group! 

To join the room, click the link in Livestream information. 

For any questions, please email: najwat@umich.edu




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Zoom
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Najwat Rehman

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.


Among other challenges, the pandemic has also made it harder for many of us to focus on our school and work responsibilities while working from home. We want to help! Housing Transdisciplinary Fellow Najwat Rehman has set up a virtual study/work group where you can come, be productive, and get a sense of community.


We will create a shared space for productivity by sharing tips and tricks to get work done and by doing activities to help create some positive energy and momentum. You are more than welcome to bring ideas and share them with the group! 


To join the room, click the link in Livestream information. 


For any questions, please email: najwat@umich.edu

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NW Community Center, 1000 McIntyre
Rawan Almallahi

**4/7/21 update: please email rhalmall@umich.edu to arrange for book pickup if you missed the pickup event!


We will be reading and discussing the book "The Vanishing Half." Read the official book description below:


The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it’s not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it’s everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Many years later, one sister lives with her black daughter in the same southern town she once tried to escape. The other secretly passes for white, and her white husband knows nothing of her past. Still, even separated by so many miles and just as many lies, the fates of the twins remain intertwined. What will happen to the next generation, when their own daughters’ storylines intersect?


Weaving together multiple strands and generations of this family, from the Deep South to California, from the 1950s to the 1990s, Brit Bennett produces a story that is at once a riveting, emotional family story and a brilliant exploration of the American history of passing. Looking well beyond issues of race, The Vanishing Half considers the lasting influence of the past as it shapes a person’s decisions, desires, and expectations, and explores some of the multiple reasons and realms in which people sometimes feel pulled to live as something other than their origins.


As with her New York Times-bestselling debut The Mothers, Brit Bennett offers an engrossing page-turner about family and relationships that is immersive and provocative, compassionate and wise.


NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2020 BY THE NEW YORK TIMES * THE WASHINGTON POST * NPR * PEOPLE * TIME MAGAZINE* VANITY FAIR * GLAMOUR * PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

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Rawan
We will be discussing Parts I & II of The Vanishing Half.
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Northwood Fellows Events 2020-2021
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