Students of Color of Rackham


SCOR Weekly Newsletter

Students of Color of Rackham Newsletter


Wednesday, February 4, 2015


Check out these upcoming events and announcements!                                 



Upcoming SCOR Events & Opportunities

  1. SCOR: Voices of Change Project - Deadline: Tuesday, February 10, 2015

  2. February Happy Hour with BBSA - Friday, February 20, 2015, 6-8 pm

  3. SCOR Diversity and Social Justice Symposium - Friday,  March 27, 2015, 9-4 pm

  4. SCOR Symposium Gala - Saturday, March 28, 2015, 6 pm - Jack Roth Stadium Club

Upcoming events on campus:

  1. Symposium on Minority-Serving Institutions: Opportunities for Research and Collaboration - TOMORROW, February 5, 2015, 12 pm

  2. Food Chains Movie Screening - TOMORROW, February 5, 2015, 6 pm

  3. Research on African American Families: A Mini-Conference - FRIDAY, February 6, 2015, 12-3 pm

  4. William Trotter Inaugural Lecture featuring Dr. Cheryl Clarke - Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 5:30 pm

  5. Women of Color in the Academy Project: 4th Annual Shirley Verrett Award Ceremony - Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 5:30-7 pm

  6. Nourish YOURself Lunch Series - Thursday, February 12, 2015, 11:30-1 pm, Michigan Union

  7. 39th Annual Black Business Student Association Conference - Friday, February 13 - Saturday February 14, 2015

  8. 2015 Social Impact Challenge Finals -  Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 5 pm

  9. PHSAD 28th Annual Minority Health Conference - Friday, March 13, 2015, 9-1 pm

Other Opportunities:

  1. UJIMA Consortium International presents "500 Years Later" - FRIDAY, February 6, 2015, 6 pm

  2. MSU CIETE Conference - Saturday, February 7, 2015, 8:30-2:30 pm

  3. Congressional Budget Office 2015 Summer Internship Program - Deadline: Friday, February 27

  4. Northwestern University’s Black Graduate Student Association - Call for Abstracts - Deadline:  Sunday, March 1, 2015

  5. Center for the Education of Women (CEW) Scholarship - Deadline: Tuesday, March 10

  6. Sister Friends Support Group - Every Monday, 2 pm

SCOR: Voices of Change Project

Hello Everyone,

As you know, we are celebrating our 25th annual Diversity and Social Justice Symposium on March 27, 2015. Our theme for the symposium includes Celebrating Student Activism at the University of Michigan. In honor of this theme, we would like to extend a personal invitation for you to share your voices in our "SCOR: Voices of Change" presentation!

We will be doing a voice recording to provide a platform for sharing your experiences, thoughts, and feelings about student activism. Specifically, we would like you to reflect on the following questions as it pertains to your experiences as a [graduate student/undergraduate/faculty/staff/alumni] on the U of M campus: 

1. How do you define activism? 

2. What makes an effective activist?

3. How do you engage in activism at U of M?

We have a hard deadline of February 10th to determine who is interested in participating, so please let us know as soon as possible if this would be of interest to you.

If you are indeed interested, email SCOR Executive Board (scor-eboard@umich.eduto confirm and we will let you know further details from there.


Yours truly,

SCOR Conference Planning Committee

SCOR & BBSA February Happy Hour

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25th Annual SCOR Diversity & Social Justice Symposium

Join us for our 25th annual diversity and social justice symposium!

Our keynote speaker is Dr. Freeman Hrabowski.

Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, President of UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) since 1992, is a consultant on science and math education to national agencies, universities, and school systems. He was recently named by President Obama to chair the newly created President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans. He also chaired the National Academies’ committee that produced the recent report, Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America’s Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads.

Named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME (2012) and one of America’s Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report (2008), he also received TIAA-CREF’s Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence (2011), the Carnegie Corporation’s Academic Leadership Award (2011), and the Heinz Award (2012) for contributions to improving the “Human Condition.” UMBC has been recognized as a model for academic innovation and inclusive excellence by such publications as U.S. News, which the past six years ranked UMBC the #1 “Up and Coming” university in the nation.

RSVP for the symposium and other symposium events here.

25th Annual SCOR Diversity & Social Justice Symposium Gala

25 is a big year and we want to celebrate SCOR's endeavors with all of you!

Join us at the BIG HOUSE (Michigan Stadium) in the Jack Roth Stadium Club for an unforgettable event.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 6:30 pm.

All intended guests MUST RSVP here.

Hors d'oeuvres and a buffet style dinner will be served. Everyone will have an opportunity to take pictures on the football field. We will have a photobooth and sounds provided by Michigan Alumni DJ Graffiti! Don't miss this monumental event!

Symposium on Minority-Serving Institutions: Opportunities for Research & Collaboration

Historically Black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, tribal colleges and universities, and emerging minority-serving institutions (MSIs) provide access to and support through higher education for many minoritized students nationwide. Research on MSIs, however, offers sometimes conflicting views on the prospects for sustaining MSIs’ missions observing students from these populations. Join scholars of and institutional leaders from MSIs for this symposium examining current research, identifying needed areas for further investigation, and exploring potential collaborative efforts in this vital sector of higher education in the United States.

Topics for the Symposium will include institutional financial resilience, holistic models of student services support, placing minority-serving institutions in a global context, and enhancing pathways from community colleges to four-year institutions, as well as preparation for graduate education. Deadline to register was Monday, January 26. You can attempt to register here.

Thursday, February 5, 2015 at the School of Education

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Opening Luncheon & Keynote

Tribute Room


1:10 – 2:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions

Brownlee and Tribute Rooms


2:45 – 3:45 pm

Panel: The Future of MSIs and Serving Students at the Margins

Whitney Room

“Food Chains” Movie Screening

Research on African American Families: A Mini-Conference

Inaugural William Trotter Lecture featuring Cheryl Clarke

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Women of Color in the Academy Project: 4th Annual Shirley Verrett Award Ceremony

Wednesday, February 11, 5:30 pm. Stamps Auditorium. Free. Register here!

The Women of Color in the Academy Project is proud to announce that the 4th Annual award honoring Shirley Verrett will be presented to Lorna Goodison. Professor Goodison is an internationally acclaimed author of twelve award winning books of poetry, three books of short stories, and a prize-winning winning memoir, From Harvey River: A Memoir of My Mother and her Island. Special performance by acclaimed opera singer Marcia Porter, cousin and former student of Shirley Verrett.

Nourish YOURself Lunch Series


39th Annual Black Business Student Association Conference

39th Annual Alfred L. Edwards BBSA Conference

The Intersection of Change & Leadership

February 13-14, 2015

Register Here

Don't miss out on dynamic keynote speakers, relevant panel discussions, networking opportunities with top firms, empowering Ross Talks, and a phenomenal closing gala!


Friday, February 13th

  • Conference Welcome

    • Keynote address: Carla Harris, Managing Director (Morgan Stanley)

  • Conference Mixer

Saturday, February 14th

  • Breakfast

  • Panel 1: Finessing the First Years

    • Adler Merveille: General Manager, DoorDash

    • Aniefre Essien: Founder, Vaytus Media

    • Nicole Stallings: Manager, Deloitte

    • Atalie Short: Senior Associate, McKinsey

    • Karin Pryce: Strategy & Operations, Sears

  • Panel 2: Diversity in Tech

    • Chris Genteel: Head of Diversity Markets & Supplier Diversity, Google

    • Nancy Bright: Regional Director, Girls Who Code

    • Chad Sanders: Global Expansion Manager, Dev Bootcamp

  • Panel 3: Digital Media Workshop

    • Marcus Collins: Head of Social Engagement, Translation, LLC

  • Networking Luncheon

    • Keynote Address: Erica Leblanc, Marketing Director at SC Johnson

  • Ross Talks

  • Closing Gala

    • Keynote Address: Anne Sempowski Ward, CEO of Thymes Fragrance


Center for Social Impact: 2015 Social Impact Challenge Kickoff

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The Center for Social Impact's annual Social Impact Challenge brings graduate students together to address a pressing social issue in the City of Detroit using a multidisciplinary lens.

The 2015 Social Impact Challenge focuses on creative redevelopment and economic growth with a team of partners including the City of Detroit, Detroit Future City, the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, Vanguard CDC, and the German Marshall Fund.

The Challenge, open to all U-M graduate students, engages multidisciplinary teams to tackle a live case statement, investigate a critical social issue, and develop recommendations for action. Top teams present to executives and Detroit leaders for potential implementation and a $2,500 prize!

2015 Social Impact Challenge Finals

Wed, Feb. 18, 5-7pm, 6th Floor Colloquium, Ross School of Business

  • The campus and local community is invited to attend the Social Impact Challenge Finals. Hear from Detroit leaders, learn about pressing social issues and proposed solutions, and participate in a networking reception.

If you have any questions, please email us at

PHSAD 28th Annual Minority Health Conference

ASALH, MABSW, & UJIMA Consortium International presents "500 Years Later"

MSU Creating Inclusive Excellence in Teacher Education (CIETE) Conference

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Congressional Budget Office 2015 Summer Internship

Congressional Budget Office (CBO), a small agency that provides nonpartisan economic and budgetary analysis to the Congress, is currently accepting applications from graduate students for the 2015 Summer Internship Program.

CBO internships provide valuable experience in the federal budget process and policy making with responsibility for specific projects and the opportunity to work alongside leaders in economic analysis.

Additional information is available at and students can find the link to apply at The deadline is Friday, February 27, 2015.

Northwestern University’s Black Graduate Student Association 


Northwestern’s Black Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce its 17th Annual Graduate Research Conference that will be held on April 24th-April 25th 2015 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Evanston, IL. This year’s conference theme is Diversifying Excellence: Change and Innovation in the Black Community and Beyond. We invite graduate students across the Midwest to submit abstracts and present their work.

The aim of this year’s conference is to highlight the work of scholars of color and scholars whose work touches black communities and communities of color. We strongly encourage students from all disciplines to present their research, including humanities, business, STEM, social sciences, law, and arts. Students can present their work as a poster, oral presentation, or performance. Awards will be given for best poster, oral presentation, and performance!

Conference highlights include pre-conference networking events and a post-conference dinner for presenters and organizers!


Diversifying Excellence: Change and Innovation in the Black Community and Beyond

Friday, April 24th- Saturday, April 25th 2015

Hilton Garden Inn, Evanston, IL


Registration for the conference is FREE!! All are welcome to attend!!

Register at:


Submit abstracts at:

Abstract Submission Deadline (Extended): SUNDAY, MARCH 1st, 2015

*Abstracts should be submitted in a format appropriate to your field and should be no longer than 250 words.*    


Please email for more information

Center for the Education of Women (CEW) Scholarship

Each year, The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) offers approximately 40 scholarships to UM students with gaps in their education. Awards are given at the graduate, professional, and undergraduate levels to students whose education has been interrupted.

The interruption in education must be for at least (a) 48 consecutive months or (b) a total of 48 months, not counting interruptions of less than 8 months. The interruption may have taken place at any point in the pursuit of higher education.


1)  4-year interruption between high school and community college before attending the University of Michigan

2)  4-year interruption between undergrad and graduate school.

3)  1 year off between high school and undergrad and then 3 years off  between undergraduate and graduate school

4) Started college right after high school, took 2 years off, finished undergraduate degree and then had a 2 years break before starting graduate school.

This is for current students as well as those starting Fall 2015. You must be enrolled for the 2015-16 academic year.

To obtain eligibility requirements, selection criteria, and application materials, visit the CEW website at

The deadline for submission of the application is Tuesday, March 10, 2015 and awards for the 2015-2016 academic year will be announced in July.

If you have further questions about a CEW Scholarship, please call (734) 764-7271 or email Doreen Murasky and Kristina Bee at

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