The University Record, August 13, 2001


UMS box office to move

The University Musical Society (UMS) box office is moving Aug. 15 from its location at the Burton Memorial Tower to the Mendelssohn Theatre box office in the Michigan League. Box office hours are 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon.–Fri. and 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (734) 764-2538.

Fifth annual Fun Run is Sept. 14

The Fun Run with President Lee C. Bollinger will start at noon Sept. 14 at the Washington Heights entrance to the Nichols Arboretum. Walkers and runners can register for the

5-kilometer event at 11 a.m. Sept. 14 at the Burnham House. The run is not a competitive event—no times will be posted.

Because parking is limited, participants are encouraged to use campus transportation or walk to the Burnham House. For information on commuter bus routes, visit the Web at

The Central Campus Recreation Building will make lockers, showers and towels available to walkers and runners for $1.50. Water, juice and bagels will be available after the run. Early registrants also will receive T-shirts with a special logo commemorating the event.

Rackham accepting applications for NEH program

The Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies is accepting applications through Sept. 14 for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipend Program. These $5,000 awards are available to faculty in a range of social science and humanities fields. The University may submit three candidates. For more information, call Homer Rose, assistant dean, (734) 936-1647, or send e-mail to

GSI orientation will be Aug. 27–28

An orientation for graduate student instructors (GSIs) and those who anticipate teaching in the future will be held 3–7 p.m. Aug. 27 and continue 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Aug. 28 on the second floor of the Michigan League. The program will be hosted by the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching and will include a panel of experienced GSIs, an interactive theater presentation and an overview of resources designed to enhance teaching and learning. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided on the second day.

For more information, including a tentative agenda, call (734) 936-0648 or visit the Web at

Faculty Grants and Fellowships Program accepting applications

The Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies is inviting applications for its 2001 Faculty Research Grants and Fellowships Program. Faculty members may apply for a grant and a fellowship.

The program is designed to assist junior faculty in establishing and sustaining an active program of research and scholarship. Consideration also is given to senior faculty entering a new line of inquiry. The application deadline is Oct. 12. For more information, contact Lenea Epstein, (734) 936-1647 or

Pound House offers toner recycling

The Pound House Children’s Center is offering to pick up used toner cartridges from University departments. The Pound House uses the proceeds from this program to assist with scholarships for low-income families, allowing children to attend an accredited child care program at a reduced cost. There is no fee to have the Pound House pick up used cartridges. To arrange for a pickup, call (734) 998-8440.

Gregorian will give academic freedom lecture

Vartan Gregorian, president of the Carnegie Corp. of New York, will speak at the Davis, Markert, Nickerson Lecture on Academic Freedom on “Universities in the 21st Century: Perils, Challenges and Prospects.”

Gregorian is a former president of Brown University and of the New York Public Library, and has received many prestigious awards, including the 1998 National Humanities Medal.

The lecture is at 4 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Law School’s Honigman Auditorium in Hutchins Hall. President Lee C. Bollinger will give introductory comments. For more information, call the Faculty Senate Office, (734) 764-0303.

Health System will host telemedicine symposium

The Health System and the World Health Organization are co-sponsoring a scientific symposium, “State-of-the-Art Telemedicine/Telehealth: An International Perspective,” Aug. 23–25 at the Michigan League.

Telemedicine is a growing medical field al-

lowing doctors in various locations to collaborate with other doctors on a patient’s care, diagnostic procedures and continuing education. Telemedicine uses technology to bridge physical distances.

Supporters of the symposium include the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, and the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. For more information, call (734) 764-2220.

Johengen appointed director

Thomas Johengen, assistant research scientist at the College of Engineering, has been appointed director of the Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research (CILER).

Established in 1989, CILER is a joint endeavor of the U-M, Michigan State University, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory. CILER was established to facilitate and increase the effectiveness of NOAA research in the Great Lakes region and provide a mechanism for research collaborations with the academic world.

Johengen received his Ph.D. in oceanic science from the U-M in 1991 and has worked as a research scientist with CILER ever since. He became interim director in September 2000.

Johengen will increase the institute’s focus on invasive species and global climate change.

Lecture series on women’s health begins Sept. 10

The Women’s Health Program is sponsoring a lecture series, “Fitting in Fitness for Life,” for women who would like to become more physically active in a convenient and realistic way. The workshop takes a mind/body approach to physical activity by guiding participants into developing the motivation and skills to lead healthier and more active lives.

The program is open to women of all ages and abilities. Classes will be held 6–8 p.m. on four consecutive Mondays starting Sept. 10 at the Turner Resource Center. There is a registration fee. For more information, call (734) 936-8886.

Family Housing will offer English classes

The Family Housing Language Program will offer English classes for families of international students, faculty and staff beginning Sept. 17. Registration begins Aug. 15 at the Family Housing Community Center on McIntyre Drive. Native speakers of English are needed as volunteer conversation partners. For more information, call (734) 764-8463.

Next Record is Tuesday, Sept. 4

The Record resumes its weekly Monday publication schedule in September. Because of Labor Day the next Record will be published Tuesday, Sept. 4.

The University Record 2001–2002 schedule:

  • Sept. 4, 10, 17, 24;
  • Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;
  • Nov. 5, 12, 19;
  • Dec. 3, 10, 17;
  • Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28;
  • Feb. 4, 11, 18;
  • March 4, 11, 18, 25;
  • April 1, 8, 15, 22;
  • May 6, 20;
  • June 3, 17;
  • July 1, 22;
  • Aug. 12.

    Vagina Monologues coming to Power Center in September

    The Major Events Office of the Division of Student Affairs is sponsoring Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues Sept. 6–12 at the Power Center. Based on interviews with a diverse group of women, the monologues delve into topics often considered taboo. Tickets are available at the Michigan Union Ticket Office or TicketMaster. For more information, call (734) 763-TKTS (8587).

    Wolverine Tower Shuttle times change

    The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority’s (AATA) Wolverine Tower Shuttle, which provides service to Central Campus, the State Street commuter lot and Wolverine Tower, will have changes in its routes, effective Aug. 26. The changes will include more frequent service 7–10 a.m. and 3–6 p.m. For more information, call (734) 996-0400 or visit the Web at

    Program to quit smoking starts Sept. 7

    The Health System is sponsoring a program to help smokers kick the habit. The program will focus on cessation preparation and relapse prevention. Session one of the workshop will be noon–1 p.m. Sept. 4; the second session will be 6–7:30 p.m. Sept. 10. Both workshops will meet in room 1H205 of the University Hospital. For more information, call (734) 936-5988.

    Common scam reaches University

    A common scam, spread by e-mail and U.S. mail, promising participants that they will get rich if they assist the sender in unfreezing some assets has recently reached members of the University community.

    The hoax comes in several forms, including “next of kin,” “Nigerian 419” and others. Many victims believe they have been singled out to share in multimillion-dollar profits.

    For more information about these and other types of Internet hoaxes, visit the Web at For more information about the Information Technology user advocate, visit the Web at

    M-Fit will host 5-K run/walk

    M-Fit will host its annual 5-kilometer run/walk beginning at 8 a.m. Sept. 8 at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube, 2121 Oak Valley Dr. Pre-registration is required. A discount is available for U-M employees and those who register by Aug. 27. Proceeds benefit the American Heart Association. For more information, call (734) 998-8700 or send e-mail to

    UMGASS will hold information meeting

    The Gilbert & Sullivan Society (UMGASS) will hold a mass meeting at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 in the Henderson Room, Michigan League. Information will be provided on auditions and production of the fall opera, The Grand Duke. UMGASS is seeking actors, singers, orchestral players, stage crew members and technical staff. For more information, call Dan Florip, (734) 763-2764.