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Wednesday, August 26

Evaluating Merit Review - Free Webinar Thursday August 27th at 2pm Eastern

Dear Colleague:

Invitation: AIBS Program on “Evaluating Merit Review”

The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) will host a webinar on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern. Dr. Stephen Gallo will present findings from recent research evaluating the group dynamics of face-to-face versus teleconference peer review panels to evaluate research proposals.

There is no cost to participate in this webinar, but pre-registration is required. Please register at http://www.aibs.org/events/leadership/evaluating-merit-review-group-dynamics.html

This webinar is part of AIBS’ Topics on Leadership in Biological Program. To learn more about this initiative, please visit http://www.aibs.org/events/latest_events.html

Thank you for your consideration and support.

Sincerely,

Scott Glisson
Interim Executive Director
American Institute of Biological Sciences
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Rackham Reminders - Fall Welcome; Wolverine Support Network; and Fall 2015 Dissertation Writing Groups

Rackham's Fall Welcome and Information Fair for New Graduate Students

Friday, September 4, 2015
8:45am-12:00pm

Rackham Graduate School, 915 E. Washington St.
Please visit the website for more information.

Wolverine Support Network (WSN)

Wolverine Support Network (WSN) is a student organization on campus dedicated to promoting the mental and emotional wellbeing of students and creating a supportive campus community united against the stigmas of mental health issues.
Peers can be a crucial support system to meet students where they are, a resource that can and should be available to all. With that in mind Wolverine Support Network offers ways to get involved. They offer peer-to-peer support groups in which groups of students can share their experiences with other students in a safe, healthy, and confidential way. Facilitating these confidential support group discussions are pairs of student leaders trained by CAPS, Wolverine Wellness, SAPAC, and Peer Diversity Educators to drive conversation in a constructive way, respectful of all aspects of an individual’s identity.
If you are even slightly interested, we have a few ways to get involved. Sign up to be a member, a leader, or to attend a focus group to provide insight and guidance to help us better our organization, or please respond with any suggestions you may have. We want this program to grow and thrive therefore input by the students is crucial.
Please contact fellow graduate student Emily Brunemann at eabwellness@gmail.com if you would like to get involved or know more!

Dissertation Writing Groups Fall 2015

In collaboration with the Rackham Graduate School, the Sweetland Center for Writing coordinates several student-led writing groups for graduate students writing their dissertations. These interdisciplinary writing groups provide structured support in a facilitated peer-based setting to aid dissertators working through long-term projects. Dissertation Writing Groups typically consist of four members including a group leader. Participants must be in the writing phase of their dissertations and available to meet eight times per semester to workshop group members’ writing on a rotating basis. Each group will determine meeting schedules and expectations.
Those interested in becoming group leaders must provide additional information with their applications. Group leaders attend a facilitator training workshop and mentor meetings through the term.
Applications must be e-mailed to Laura Schuyler at schuyler@umich.edu by Friday, September 4, 2015. Groups will be contacted the week of September 21st.

Welcome Lunch for Graduate Students with Children at the Petting Zoo

Date: 
Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Location: 
The Petting Farm at Domino's Farms Office Park, 3001 Earhart Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 (map)
Join other graduate students and families for a lunch and playdate at the Petting Farm in Ann Arbor!
We will meet at the Pavilion next to the parking area, where we'll serve pizza and kid friendly foods from 11:30am-1:00pm. There will be brief remarks from Rackham staff to orient you to the many resources available to students with children on our campus. There are 15 acres of farm to roam around and pet animals. Admission to the petting farm is FREE for our group, but you must check in with us first under the Pavilion. Once you've checked in with us, you may stay as long as you would like. You can purchase carrots and corn for the animals ($2 per bag).
This event is rain or shine because the barn where many of the animals are housed is covered.
Pre-registration is required at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/Events/wssel.php.
If you have any questions, please e-mail RackhamEvents@umich.edu.

Welcome Lunch for Student Veterans and Active Duty Students

Date: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: 
West Conference Room, 4th floor, Rackham Building
There are more than 300 student veterans and active duty students on our campus. You are invited to attend a casual welcome lunch to help you connect with other vets and active duty students across campus and learn what resources are available to you. Brief remarks will be offered by Rackham Graduate School and Phillip Larson from the Veterans and Military Services Program (VMSP) at U-M. Lunch will be served.
Pre-registration is required at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/Events/wssel.php.

Welcome Lunch for Graduate Women

Date: 
Friday, September 11, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: 
Assembly Hall, 4th floor, Rackham Building
There are a number of campus resources and student organizations to support graduate student women on our campus. This welcome lunch is an informal way for you to meet other graduate women in programs across campus and to learn about the many ways you can get connected.
Pre-registration is required at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/Events/wssel.php.

Monday, August 24

Smithsonian Research Fellowship Opportunities

FYI
Here's some Smithsonian research fellowship opportunities that may be of interest.

Coastal Ecosystems Research: The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) offers a range of pre- and post-doctoral fellowships

Biodiversity Genomics: postdoctoral fellowship

Friday, August 21

International Institute - Welcome to Michigan!

The International Institute would like to welcome you to Michigan!

Do you have international study interests?

The University of Michigan International Institute (II) houses 17 centers and programs focused on specific world regions and global themes. Our centers rank among the nation’s finest in their respective fields of study and bring together faculty experts from across the U-M campus.  We are looking for students who have an interest in, or wish to focus on a particular world region or country, as part of their studies or for their own enrichment.

Benefits of connecting with our Centers:
·         Graduate student email lists for information on each Center's activities, lectures, events, job news, conferences, funding opportunities, etc.
·         Course lists for the various regions or countries of interest.
·         Certificate in Graduate Studies programs focusing on some regions, open to students from any graduate program to enhance your current area of study
·         Invitations to special events where you can connect with other students and faculty from around the University who have the same regional interests.
 Please note that programs and benefits vary from Center to Center. 

If you would like to learn more about the programs available through the II centers, please click here and fill out the response form.  We would appreciate hearing from you, preferably by September 15.

In addition, we would like to invite you to the International Institute Inaugural Fall Open House on September 24.  The schedule and more information can be found on our website. 

 We look forward to hearing from you!

Best wishes for the upcoming year,
Julie  

Friday, August 14

Wolverine Support Network (WSN)

Wolverine Support Network (WSN) is a student organization on campus dedicated to promoting the mental and emotional wellbeing of students and creating a supportive campus community united against the stigmas of mental health issues.
Peers can be a crucial support system to meet students where they are, a resource that can and should be available to all. With that in mind Wolverine Support Network offers ways to get involved. They offer peer-to-peer support groups in which groups of students can share their experiences with other students in a safe, healthy, and confidential way. Facilitating these confidential support group discussions are pairs of student leaders trained by CAPS, Wolverine Wellness, SAPAC, and Peer Diversity Educators to drive conversation in a constructive way, respectful of all aspects of an individual’s identity.
If you are even slightly interested, we have a few ways to get involved. Sign up to be a member, a leader, or to attend a focus group to provide insight and guidance to help us better our organization, or please respond with any suggestions you may have. We want this program to grow and thrive therefore input by the students is crucial.
Please contact fellow graduate student Emily Brunemann at eabwellness@gmail.com if you would like to get involved or know more!

Welcome for Students of Color with SCOR

Date: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Location: 
Assembly Hall, 4th floor, Rackham Building
Rackham and Students of Color of Rackham (SCOR) welcome new and returning students of color to a lunch event. Brief remarks from Rackham and SCOR will be offered. Come learn about the exciting plans for the year and mingle with your fellow students.
Pre-registration is required at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/Events/wssel.php.

Job Search: Translating Your CV Into a Resume

Date: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Location: 
West Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building
Facilitator: Sally Schmall, Academy Coaching
In this workshop you will work with a skilled job coach on creating or translating your CV into a resume. You will also learn the difference between CVs and resumes from an employer's perspective. Participants are encouraged to bring a CV and/or resume to this working meeting and a laptop, if possible.
Pre-registration is required at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/Events/wssel.php.

Fall Bagel Mondays

Date: 
Monday, September 28, 2015 - 8:30am to 10:30am
Location: 
West Conference Room, 4th floor, Rackham Building
Once a month during the fall, Rackham is offering you an opportunity to join your fellow graduate students for a light breakfast to kick off your week. Rackham will be offering bagels, fruit, coffee and juice.
Mark your calendars for the other Fall Mondays events this term on the following Mondays: October 26, November 30, and December 14. Please register for each event separately, so that we can order the appropriate amount of refreshments.
Pre-registration is required at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/Events/wssel.php.

Graduate Student Strategies for Finding International Internships

Date: 
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Common Room, Lower Level, Rackham Building
Hear from U-M graduate/professional school students about their successful strategies for finding, applying to and funding overseas internships – either through formal programs or self-found opportunities. The strategies communicated will be applicable to students in all fields. This session co-sponsored by the International Center and Rackham and is a part of the U-M International Career Pathways series.
Pre-registration is required at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/Events/wssel.php.

Welcome for First-Generation Graduate Students

Date: 
Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Location: 
Assembly Hall, 4th floor, Rackham Building
Being the first one in your family to graduate from college has some unique challenges. Yet that's just the beginning for those who elect to continue their studies in graduate school. This welcome event will provide an opportunity to connect with other students who are the first in their family to pursue graduate education and to share your story. Dinner will be provided.
Pre-registration is required at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/Events/wssel.php.

Rackham/RSG Fall Welcome Social

Date: 
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: 
Island Park, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Rackham Graduate School and the Rackham Student Government (RSG) welcome all new and current graduate students to join us on Friday, September 4 for our annual Fall Welcome Social. We will be serving food (including sandwiches and beverages) at the picnic shelter off of Island Drive, and we’ll also have a bounce house, musical entertainment, and outdoor games. There is plenty of grassy space at Island Park, so bring a blanket and your own sports equipment, if you wish. Fuller Park and Pool (open until 8pm) are located a short walk from the event, so bring your swimsuit and visit one of Ann Arbor’s great public pools.
Spouses/partners and children are welcome and encouraged to attend! Please RSVP to help us provide an adequate amount of food and drinks.
Pre-registration is required at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/Events/wssel.php.

Fall Welcome and Information Fair for New Graduate Students

Date: 
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 8:45am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Rackham Graduate School, 915 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor
Welcome to the University of Michigan! We are delighted that you have chosen to pursue your graduate education at Michigan.
To help you settle in the Ann Arbor area and prepare for your graduate studies, Rackham will host its Fall Welcome and Information Fair on Friday, September 4, 2015 from 8:45 am - 12:00 pm in Rackham Graduate School, 915 E. Washington Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
The schedule features:
  • Official Welcome Ceremony: Receive a Michigan welcome from the Provost and Rackham's Dean. The morning also features a keynote address and selections from a University musical ensemble. Enjoy a continental breakfast and an opportunity to meet other new graduate students and graduate school staff.
  • Information Fair: Learn about the many student services at U-M and gather information on varied resources in the Ann Arbor and surrounding communities. More than sixty campus and community resources will be onsite.
We trust the coming year will be an exciting and productive one for you. In addition to the Rackham Fall Welcome, check with your graduate program for its orientation day and time.
Fall Welcome Program (tentative)
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8:45 am - 9:30 am
WELCOME PROGRAM
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Rackham Auditorium
INFORMATION FAIR
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
2nd and 4th Floors, Rackham Building

Welcome Dinner for International Students

Date: 
Monday, August 24, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Location: 
Assembly Hall, 4th floor, Rackham Building
International students at U-M are an integral part of our vibrant graduate student community. This casual dinner is an opportunity to meet your fellow international students before classes start for the term.
Pre-registration is required at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/Events/wssel.php.

Tuesday, August 11

Opportunity for Scientists to connect with the public!

Hello,
We are entering a new session of our popular science communications workshop, Portal to the Public, at the Detroit Zoo. I have attached a flyer with information and a short application, and I would greatly appreciate if you would forward it to faculty and graduate students in your department, along with the following message:

Are you interested in communicating your science to the general public, but not sure how to start? We at the Detroit Zoo are entering a new session of “Portal to the Public”, a mini-fellowship in science communication, wherein we connect local scientists with the general public so they can share their exciting research. Through the program, the scientists will attend several workshops at the zoo designed to enhance communication skills and create fun and engaging ways to help the general public understand their research. The zoo will then provide an informal setting in which the scientists can engage the public one-on-one. You can read about the recent experiences of several members of UM’s Ecology and Evolutional Biology department here!

We would love to have a variety of local scientists of all disciplines participate in this program. We encourage PIs, post-docs or current graduate students to apply—all scientists are welcome! Please see the accompanying pdf for more information, and the short application, which should be submitted to Margaret Casazza (mcasazza@dzs.org) by September 4.

Thank you very much for your time, and please don’t hesitate to contact me with any further questions.
Sincerely,
Margaret Casazza, Ph.D.
Margaret Casazza | Education Specialist
Detroit Zoological Society
8450 W. 10 Mile Rd.
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 541-5717 | Ext. 3841
Direct: (248)336-5819

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Dissertation Writing Groups Fall 2015

Dissertation Writing Groups
Fall 2015

In collaboration with the Rackham Graduate School, the Sweetland Center for Writing coordinates several student-led writing groups for graduate students writing their dissertations.  These interdisciplinary writing groups provide structured support in a facilitated peer-based setting to aid dissertators working through long-term projects.  Dissertation Writing Groups typically consist of four members including a group leader.  Participants must be in the writing phase of their dissertations and available to meet eight times per semester to workshop group members’ writing on a rotating basis.   Each group will determine meeting schedules and expectations. 

Those interested in becoming group leaders must provide additional information with their applications.  Group leaders attend a facilitator training workshop and mentor meetings through the term.

Applications must be emailed to Laura Schuyler at schuyler@umich.edu by Friday, September 4, 2015.  Groups will be contacted the week of September 21st.

Please see the attachment for further details. 

Thursday, August 6

Natural Area Preservation in Ann Arbor

Hi!

I work at Natural Area Preservation (NAP), with the city of Ann Arbor. We specialize in restoration of the city’s natural ecosystems and a big part of our mission is to reach out to the community to get people together to learn, interact, and, of course, take care of the environment! I am writing to invite you to consider partnering with us as a resource for your students during the upcoming 2015-2016 school year. Getting involved with NAP is a great way to engage in service for the environment and the community, but also allows for hands-on learning outside of the classroom which can be an invaluable experience for students of all ages!

We would love to organize a private stewardship workday for your students where we can focus our work on: removing invasive plants, improving trails, collecting native seeds, planting native plants, etc. Your students could be directly involved in helping clear a prairie full of invasive plant species to allow native flowers to flourish, or become an important part of maintaining a park trail so hikers, bikers, and nature-lovers can continue to enjoy the area! These activities allow students to get a sense of ecological awareness, team-cohesion, and overall satisfaction of doing their part for the local environment. Additionally, our events are great learning tools—each workday has native and invasive plant species education, potential soil and water conservation education, and many other opportunities for natural sciences education! 

We would be happy to work with you in order to develop a private workday that aligns with the curriculum you are teaching in the classroom.   If you want your school group to have your own outdoor service learning event we can do that too! We are able to do private events during the school week, which may be helpful as a field trip or place based learning activity, so please keep that in mind in your school-year planning!

We also have public fall workdays that your students are welcome join in on! Those dates, times, and locations can be found at this website: www.a2gov.org/NAPvolunteering If anything looks appealing to you please let me know a week prior to the event so we can let our team know to accommodate your group at the public event. After those dates, we resume our workdays in spring (April) and would be happy to keep you informed with those dates if you are interested. I hope our invitation has enticed you to consider Natural Area Preservation as a potential school year activity.

If you have further questions, comments, or want to get involved with NAP feel free to email or call at any time!


Catie Wytychak NAP Outreach nap@a2gov.org
City of Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation
3875 E. Huron River Dr. | Ann Arbor | Michigan | 48104 | 734.794.6627 x43474

Wednesday, August 5

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
USA Graduate University Fair

8 -9 October 2015
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
 
We would like to invite you to participate in the 2015 Dominican Republic USA Graduate University Fair.  Our event attracts a very unique combination of prospective candidates.

Our events attract a very unique combination of students.  Don’t miss the opportunity to put your best foot forward into the Caribbean with a known organization that gets results.  

You won't find another opportunity like this….

Dominican Republic candidates are exceptionally well educated and eager to pursue new careers in a variety of fields such as accounting, business administration, communications, English, computer science, education, engineering, dental, veterinary, health sciences, languages, law & LLM, tourism, life sciences, psychology, physical sciences, mathematics, philosophy, social sciences, and more.

 

 For registration information, please go to

www.theuniversityzone.com

Auffant College Connection
65 Santa Cecilia Street  San Juan, PR 00911
Phone: 787-304-5200 Fax:787-304-0088 auffant@theuniversityzone.com

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