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UPCOMING EVENTS: Michigan Earth Science Women's Network is Hosting Two Events in November


Desire to be Flawless in Academia: Good or Bad?

MESWN (Michigan Earth Science Women’s Network) is excited to facilitate the session on “Desire to be flawless in academia: Good or bad?” with CAPS (Counselling and Psychological Services) faculties, Dr. Jamye Banks (Coordinator of Suicide Prevention and General Outreach Requests) and Dr. Nidaa Shaikh (Embedded Psychologist, College of Engineering) who will be addressing the attributes of perfectionism, how it affects the academic career and ways to overcome the stress associated with it.


About the speakers



Dr. Jamye Banks completed her PhD at the University of Kentucky. While she works as a generalist, her specific professional interests include: anxiety, perfectionism, relationship concerns, adjustment, multicultural diversity, and eating and body image.

Dr. Nidaa Shaikh graduated with a Psy.D. from the University of Indianapolis. Her clinical interests include working with marginalized students (e.g., students of colour, Muslim students, first generation students, international students) and helping students address issues such as relationship difficulties, academic distress, depression, anxiety, and family-of-origin concerns.



Location: Johnson Rooms, Lurie Engineering Center (North Campus), 1221 Beal Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109.

Time – Nov 8th 4-5 pm.

Pizza will be provided.


Contact : Jayashree Chandrasekaran,
MESWN Coffee and Book Club
MESWN (Michigan Earth Science Women's Network) is very happy to start a book club aimed at professional development
of women from all disciplines. The Book for Fall 2018 is - Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg.
We will be having our second meeting of this semester to discuss Chapters 4 -8. If you have not attended our previous meeting,
you are still welcome to join the discussion. Let us share our insights of this awesome book over snacks and coffee.
Date and Time : November 16th (Friday), 4:00 - 5:00 pm : Chapters 4-8
Location : 1210 Lurie Engineering Center (North Campus),  1221 Beal Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109