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									                                                                                                                                                                 RACKHAM GRADUATE SCHOOL
                                                                                                                                                                      915 East Washington Street
                                                                                                                                                                     Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070
                                                                                                                                                                 http://www.rackham.umich.edu


                                                                                                                                                 NOVEMBER EVENTS
                                             Announcements
                                                                                                                                                Sunday, November 7
                                                                                                                                                Community Service Project: United2Heal
                                                                                                                                                Monday, November 8
                                                                                                                                                Peer Review
                                             CSU Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP)                                                 Wednesday, November 10
                                                                                                                                                Balancing Personal and Academic Responsibilities
                                             In an effort to strengthen its faculty, The California State University (CSU) is seeking persons   Effective Writing Plans and Goals
                                             who are or will soon be full-time doctoral students and who may be interested in teaching at
                                             a CSU campus after receipt of their doctorate degree.                                              LGBT Faculty, Staff and Student Reception

                                             The CSU Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP) provides financial assistance               Thursday, November 11
                                                                                                                                                Academic Writing in English as a Second Language
                                             on a competitive basis to students pursuing doctoral programs at accredited universities in
                                             the United States. It is designed to increase the pool of individuals with the qualifications,     Friday, November 12
                                             motivation, and skills to teach the diverse student body in the California State University.       Arts of Citizenship Friday Forum

                                             The CSU Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program offers loans to full-time students pursuing        Saturday, November 13
                                                                                                                                                Fall Chore Day with Neighborhood Senior Services
                                             doctoral degrees who are interested in a teaching career at a CSU campus. Specifically the
                                             program provides:                                                                                  Grad Parent Event: Jump City

                                                     • Loans of up to $10,000 per year up to a total of $30,000                                 Monday, November 15
Junguk Hur                                                                                                                                      Introduction to Yoga

Ph.D. Student in Bioinformatics                      • Loan forgiveness: 20 percent of the loan is forgiven for each year of full-              Writing Grant and Fellowship Proposals (SS/Humanities)
                                                       time postdoctoral teaching at a CSU campus
Predoctoral Fellowship                                                                                                                          Tuesday, November 16
                                             The CDIP application is now available for download, fill-in and printing at http://www.            20th Raoul Wallenberg Lecture
                                  November



                                             calstate.edu/hr/cdip/.
                                                                                                                                                Wednesday, November 17
                                                                                                                                                Great American Smokeout Activities
                                             If you have questions regarding the program, please contact Laurie Faure at 562-951-4426 or
                                             by e-mail to lfaure@calstate.edu.                                                                  Protection of Human Subjects
                                   2010



GRADUATE STUDENT                                                                                                                                Monday, November 29
                                                                                                                                                First-Generation Support Network Reception for Faculty, Staff
                                                                                                                                                and Students


NEWSLETTER                                                                                                                                      Meet & Greet: New and Expecting Parents
                                                                                                                                                Tuesday, November 30
                                                                                                                                                Career Identity Beyond the Ivory Tower

                                                                                                                                                Wednesday, December 1
                                                                                                                                                Conflict of Interest: Whose Conflict? Whose Interest?

                                                                                                                                                Piled Higher & Deeper: “The Power of Procrastination”

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                                                                                                                                                                                           GRADUATE STUDENT
                                                                                                                                                                                           NEWSLETTER
New Travel Registry
The University is introducing a new Travel Registry on November 10, 2010.
The new Registry, replacing the current one, will allow individuals to easily
                                                                                    Fellowship                                                                          PLAN Partner Profile:
                                                                                                                                                                        CRLT
register travel and contact information in a secure environment. The Travel         NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for                                     PLAN helps students to manage professional and academic development. One
Registry allows University administrators to quickly respond to urgent situ-
ations. Emergency responders will be able to locate and communicate emer-
                                                                                    U.S. Graduate Students - 2011 Application Now                                       of Rackham’s many partners in PLAN is the Center for Research on Learning and
                                                                                                                                                                        Teaching (CRLT). Their consultants work collaboratively with faculty members,
gency information to students, faculty and staff traveling abroad.                  Open                                                                                graduate student instructors (GSIs), postdocs, and the academic administration in all
                                                                                    The National Science Foundation (NSF) East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes       nineteen schools and colleges to promote a university culture that values and rewards
The new Travel Registry takes advantage of existing student, faculty and staff
                                                                                    for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI) is a flagship international fellowship program   teaching, respects and supports individual differences among learners, and encourages
information. Travelers will easily be able to enter, edit and maintain informa-
                                                                                    for developing the next generation of globally engaged U.S. scientists and engi-    instructional environments in which diverse students can learn and excel.
tion for themselves as well as for family and friends accompanying them. New
features will simplify and speed the entry of information, and allow travelers      neers knowledgeable about the Asian and Pacific regions. From June to August,
                                                                                    fellows are supported to participate in eight-week research experiences at host     They offer programs and services designed to support graduate students and postdocs
to copy information from one trip to another. Travelers will be able to share
                                                                                    laboratories. The program provides a $5,000 summer stipend, round-trip airfare      in all stages of their teaching careers, from training for their first teaching experiences
printed or e-mailable trip summaries with administrators, family and friends.
                                                                                    to the host location, living expenses abroad, and an introduction to the society,   through preparation for the academic job market. For a full list of services for graduate
It is expected that by April 2011, travelers will be able to download trip infor-
                                                                                    culture, language, and research environment of the host location.                   students and postdocs, please see http://www.crlt.umich.edu/gsis/gsi.php.
mation to smartphones.
                                                                               The 2011 application is now open and will close at 5:00 pm EST on November               The Rackham-CRLT Mentorship Program funds U-M graduate students and
All graduate students are strongly encouraged to use the Travel Registry when- 10, 2010.
                                                                                                                                                                        postdocs to connect with faculty at seven nearby colleges and universities, such as
ever they travel abroad, and to buy the very inexpensive travel abroad health
                                                                                                                                                                        EMU, Oberlin College, and Kalamazoo College. It helps with finding a mentor and
insurance offered through the University. On November 10 a link will appear For further information, applicants are encouraged to visit www.nsf.gov/eapsi.
                                                                                                                                                                        reimburses participants for incidental costs (meals and travel expenses) for meetings
on Wolverine Access path:
                                                                                                                                                                        or campus visits.
https://heprod.dsc.umich.edu/services/RegisterYourTravel
                                                                                                                                                                        To see a video about this program or learn more, please see:
                                                                                                                                                                        http://tinyurl.com/gradmentorship.
The Travel Registry will also be available via the Global Michigan gateway,
which has abundant information for anyone planning study or research
                                                                                                                                                                        CRLT also maintains a list of potential research assistants for U-M faculty seeking help
abroad: http://globalportal.umich.edu/
                                                                                                                                                                        with research design and implementation. Graduate students who are interested in
                                                                                                                                                                        working with faculty on educational research projects, such as educational evaluations
If you have questions, please e-mail John Godfrey, chair of the University’s
                                                                                                                                                                        and the scholarship of teaching and learning, can contact Mary Wright, CRLT
International Travel Oversight Committee, jgodfrey@umich.edu.
                                                                                                                                                                        (mcwright@umich.edu) for more information.
                                                                                    PLAN helps students to manage professional and academic development. It gives
Meeting Space for Graduate Student Study                                            a comprehensive view of the workshops, training sessions, forums, talks, and con-
                                                                                    sultation services that can help students along the way to their degree.
Groups
                                                                            PLAN events are open to all graduate students. Not all PLAN events are includ-
Graduate study groups may reserve a 2nd floor West Study Hall alcove to ed in this newsletter. Please visit the PLAN website for more events, including
meet. Reservations can be made online after an account has been approved at descriptions and registration information.
http://ems.rackham.umich.edu/


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                                                                                                                                                                                          GRADUATE STUDENT
                                                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER
Community Service Project: United2Heal                                               Balancing Personal and Academic                                                      Academic Writing in English as a Second
Sunday, November 7                                                                   Responsibilities                                                                     Language
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 3765 Plaza Dr., Ann Arbor, MI
                                                                                     Wednesday, November 10                                                               Thursday, November 11
Bring some friends and make some new ones as you help this volunteer-based           3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, West Conference Room, 4th floor, Rackham Building                10:00 am to 12:00 pm, West Conference Room, 4th floor, Rackham Building
program sort and catalog medical supplies to be sent to relief missions all around
                                                                                     If you feel your life is fragmented and comprised of competing responsibilities      Graduate students face a variety of writing tasks as they work toward their chosen
the world. No training necessary! United2Heal is a student-run, humanitarian
                                                                                     (school, family, work), then this workshop will invite a new perspective.            degrees.  These tasks can be particularly challenging for graduate students who
aid organization at the University of Michigan. An afternoon of volunteering
                                                                                     Learn strategies for creating a stronger sense of wholeness in the midst of the      are writing in English as a non-native language.  This workshop will provide
will ease troubles and even save lives abroad. Transportation to and from the
                                                                                     complexities and stressors inherent in graduate student life.  Students who have     an overview of some important characteristics of academic writing in English,
packaging site will be provided.
                                                                                     family responsibilities and those who have spent time working before returning       including strategic language choices, establishing strong connections among ideas,
Since its inception in Sept. 2007, United2Heal has shipped three 40-foot             to graduate school may find this topic of particular interest. Co-sponsored by The   and establishing a stance, all of which contribute toward positioning yourself as a
containers along with many smaller shipments through medical mission trips.          Career Center, Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), and the Center for           member of your chosen field through your written work.
Their containers have reached countries such as Ghana, Tanzania, Iraq, Haiti and     the Education of Women (CEW). Pre-registration is required.
                                                                                                                                                                          This workshop is offered in collaboration with the English Language Institute
more.
                                                                                     Register now!                                                                        (ELI). It is designed specifically for international graduate students, but is open
This event is sponsored by Rackham Graduate Student Affairs. For further                                                                                                  to all international and domestic students and their family members.  Feel free
information, please contact Helen Ho. Pre-registration is required.
                                                                                     Effective Writing Plans and Goals                                                    to bring your questions and concerns to the discussion.  Contact Kim Greenwell
                                                                                                                                                                          at kgreenwe@umich.edu for further information.  Light refreshments will be
Register Now!                                                                        Wednesday, November 10                                                               provided. Pre-registration is required.
                                                                                     11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Assembly Hall, 4th floor, Rackham Building
Peer Review                                                                          Presenter: Delia DeCourcy, Ph.D.
                                                                                                                                                                          Register Now!

Monday, November 8, 2010
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Assembly Hall, 4th floor, Rackham Building                       This workshop focuses on how to develop productive academic writing habits.           Arts of Citizenship Friday Forum
                                                                                    The purpose is to instruct participants how to plan a project, set goals, and meet    Friday, November 12
Presenter: Ray McDaniel, Sweetland Writing Center                                   them. Co-sponsored by the Sweetland Center for Writing. Pre-registration is           1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, Rackham Graduate School Common Room
Peer review is the process for assessing the outcomes of research and scholarship.  required.                                                                             Presenters: Aimee VonBokel, Ph.D. candidate in American Culture and Michael
It is rooted in the understanding that specialized research can best be judged Register now!                                                                              Mauskapf, Ph.D. candidate in Historical Musicology
by those with similar training and experience. Peer review is fundamental to
publication practices and essential to funding decisions.  However, the peer review                                                                                       Aimee Vonbokel worked with the Lower East Side Tenement Museum in New York
process does have its limitations—both real and suspect.  Reviewers may not be as    LGBT Faculty, Staff and Student Reception                                            to track the movement of European immigrants from Manhattan neighborhoods
qualified as they claim; they may have biases rooted in competition or reputation; Wednesday, November 10                                                                 to the city’s outer boroughs in the 1940s. Many landed in Brooklyn among
they may be tempted to use to their own advantage something learned from the 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm, East Conference Room, 4th floor, Rackham Building                        African-Americans who were arriving in unprecedented numbers from the U.S.
work under review.  The process undeniably has a subjective component and is                                                                                              South. In this presentation she provides an intimate portrait of this collision of
                                                                                    Take a moment out of the busy fall semester to mix and mingle with other LGBT
open to abuse.  This workshop will provide an overview of peer review in varied                                                                                           migrant experiences. Michael Mauskapf worked with the University Musical
                                                                                    faculty, staff, and graduate students over light refreshments.  This is a special
contexts and explain how young researchers and scholars can avoid the pitfalls.                                                                                           Society to design empirical studies on the ways programming choices and
                                                                                    opportunity for students to make connections with members of the Faculty
                                                                                                                                                                          educational events coalesce to attract teen and college audiences to classical
This workshop will assist students funded by NSF and NIH grants to meet federal Pride Pages (a U-M Kerberos login is required).  A welcome will be offered from           music concerts. He will discuss the ways that the study results have shaped
requirements for training in the responsible conduct of research. Pre-registration Rackham Graduate School and the Spectrum Center.  Co-sponsored by the                  his dissertation research on how the structure of arts organizations and their
is required.                                                                        Spectrum Center. Pre-registration is required.
                                                                                                                                                                          audiences are connected to the art-making process, and have also inspired new
                                                                                     Register Now!                                                                        best practices for the UMS education department.
Register Now!

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                                                                                                                                                                                            GRADUATE STUDENT
                                                                                                                                                                                            NEWSLETTER
Fall Chore Day with Neighborhood Senior                                                  Payment must be made by CHECK ONLY, payable to the ‘University of
                                                                                         Michigan.’ Payment is due at the first class.                                      Great American Smokeout Activities
Services                                                                                 The class meets on Mondays, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29, and 12/1. Pre-registration is
                                                                                                                                                                            Wednesday, November 17
                                                                                                                                                                            10:00 am to 2:00 pm, East Lounge, 2nd floor, Rackham Building
Saturday, November 13                                                                    required.
10:00 am to 2:00 pm, St. Joseph Mercy Senior Health Building, 5361 McAuley                                                                                                  The American Cancer Society is marking the 35th Great American Smokeout on
Drive, Ann Arbor, MI                                                                     Register now!                                                                      November 18th by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit,
                                                                                                                                                                            or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. To prepare for the event, on
Join hundreds of volunteers on the Neighborhood Senior Services’ 35th annual
fall chore day. Volunteers assist in raking leaves and checking smoke alarms for         Writing Grant and Fellowship Proposals                                             November 17, MHealthy and University Health Service will be hosting a site at
                                                                                                                                                                            Rackham the day before the quit day to hand out materials and resources to help
seniors throughout Washtenaw County.  Neighborhood Senior Services helps                 (SS/Humanities)                                                                    you prepare to quit. Co-sponsored by MHealthy and University Health Service
senior citizens enjoy the independence of living in their own homes with dignity.
                                                                                         Monday, November 15                                                                (UHS).
Fall Volunteers must check in at the St. Joseph Mercy Senior Health Building,
                                                                                         1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Assembly Hall, 4th floor, Rackham Building
at 5361 McAuley Drive. Equipment and refreshments will be provided, and                                                                                                     No registration is required for this event.
volunteers will need reliable transportation. If you are interested in helping with      This session focuses on the important parts and principles of submitting a
this event, please pre-register at http://www.nssweb.org.                                successful application for a grant or fellowship. The presenter, accompanied by
                                                                                         a faculty panel, will answer questions related to popular fellowship and grant
                                                                                                                                                                            Protection of Human Subjects
Grad Parent Event: Jump City                                                             sources. Co-sponsored by the Sweetland Center for Writing. Pre-registration is     Wednesday, November 17
                                                                                                                                                                            1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Assembly Hall, 4th floor, Rackham Building
                                                                                         required.
Saturday, November 13
                                                                                                                                                                            Presenter: Judy Birk, J.D., Managing Director, Institutional Review Boards
10:30 am to 12:30 pm, 2825 Boardwalk, Ann Arbor, MI                                      Register now!
                                                                                                                                                                            (IRB), Health Sciences and Behavioral Sciences
Join other grad parents and their families in at this indoor bounce area. Snacks
and refreshments are available. Pizza lunch provided. Fun for all who are old            20th Annual Raoul Wallenberg Lecture                                               This workshop will assist students funded by NSF and NIH grants to meet federal
enough to walk! Pre-registration is required.                                            Tuesday, November 16                                                               requirements for training in the responsible conduct of research. Pre-registration
                                                                                         7:30 pm to 9:00 pm, Rackham Auditorium                                             is required.
Register now!
                                                                                         The 2010 Wallenberg Medal will be awarded to Dr. Denis Mukwege, a leading          Register Now!
Introduction to Yoga                                                                     voice in the effort to bring attention to the continued problem of warfare and
Monday, November 15
                                                                                         sexual violence in the Congo. Dr. Mukwege is an OB/GYN, a surgeon and              First-Generation Support Network
                                                                                         the director of Panzi Hospital in the city of Bukavu in the eastern Democratic
5:00 pm to 6:15 pm, East Lounge, 2nd floor, Rackham Building                             Republic of the Congo. He specializes in the surgical treatment of women           Reception for Faculty, Staff and Students
This four-week series is designed to introduce students to the foundation of a           who have been raped, usually by armed militia or soldiers, in the on-going war     Monday, November 29
healthy and fruitful yoga practice. Students will explore various breathing,             zones of Congo’s eastern Kivu provinces. Panzi Hospital provides rape victims      4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Assembly Hall, 4th floor, Rackham
physical, relaxation and meditation techniques that are central to hatha yoga and        with psychosocial support, vocational training, medical and other support for      Please join us at a reception to help facilitate connections between First-Generation
useful in cultivating a balanced practice. No prior yoga experience is required and      those with HIV, as well as care for children who were conceived through rape.      Support Network members and first-generation graduate students.  This event
the course is suitable for ALL levels of fitness. Please dress comfortably, in clothes   The hospital has developed strong connections with other medical institutions      will begin with brief remarks and introductions followed by an opportunity to
you can move freely in.                                                                  worldwide. Dr. Mukwege has recently been the recipient of several major awards,    mingle over light refreshments. Pre-registration is required.
                                                                                         including the Daily Trust newspaper’s first African of the Year Prize and the UN
This series is intended for beginners to the practice of yoga.                           Prize in the Field of Human Rights. In 2009 he received Sweden’s Olaf Palme        Register Now!
Cost for the four-week series:                                                           Prize for being “an admirable example of what courage, persistency, and enduring
$25 (includes a yoga mat for you to keep)                                                hope may accomplish for human rights and dignity in times when these values
$15 (if you bring your own mat)                                                          seem the most distant.” 

                                                                                         Additional Information
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                                                                                                                                                                            GRADUATE STUDENT
                                                                                                                                                                            NEWSLETTER
Meet & Greet: New and Expecting Parents                                              Conflict of Interest: Whose Conflict? Whose
Monday, November 29                                                                  Interest?
11:00 am to 1:00 pm, West Conference Room, 4th floor, Rackham Building
                                                                                     Wednesday, December 1
New and expecting parents can come and meet one another, as well as some area        1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Assembly Hall, 4th floor, Rackham Building
organizations that provide services for parents and infants. Experienced parents
                                                                                     Presenter: Ed Goldman, JD, Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and
are also welcome for their advice and insights on parenting in the Ann Arbor area.
                                                                                     Gynecology
This event is sponsored by Rackham Graduate Student Affairs. It is open to all
graduate students who have or are considering having children, and their family      This session will focus on the federal rules for conflicts of interest in human
members. Light refreshments will be provided. For further information, please        subjects research. We will consider the definition of a conflict, ways to identify
contact Helen Ho. Pre-registration is required.                                      and manage conflicts, and work through case studies so the audience can feel
                                                                                     comfortable with management approaches. Pre-registration is required.
Register now!
                                                                                     Register now!
Career Identity Beyond the Ivory Tower
Tuesday, November 30                                                                 Piled Higher & Deeper: “The Power of
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, West Conference Room, 4th floor, Rackham Building               Procrastination”
Making the decision to switch from a tenure-track path to pursuing other career      Wednesday, December 1
options may raise a variety of career and personal issues. This program will offer   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Amphitheatre, 4th floor, Rackham Building
you an opportunity to explore the often emotional move away from a tenure-track
career. Connect with other graduate students on issues of importance to you, with    A recent survey by U.C. Berkeley found that 95% of all graduate students feel
special emphasis on how to create a new identity for yourself, perhaps different     overwhelmed, and over 67% have felt seriously depressed at some point in their
from what others may imagine for you. Please join us for this thought-provoking      careers. In this talk, Jorge Cham, creator of Ph.D. Comics, recounts his experiences
conversation to help you develop confidence as you embark on a meaningful            bringing humor into the lives of stressed out academics, examines the source of
post-academic career.  Co-sponsored by The Career Center, Women in Science           their anxieties and explores the guilt, the myth, and the power of procrastination.
and Engineering (WISE) and the Center for the Education of Women (CEW.               Pre-registration is required.
Pre-registration is required.
                                                                                     Register now!
Register now!




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