In appreciation of her contributions to the University, President Lee C. Bollinger is hosting a reception for Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Nancy Cantor 3:305 p.m. July 16 at the Museum of Art. Cantor is leaving the U-M July 20 to become chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The Exhibit Museum of Natural History has added a second session of Dinosaur Adventure Camp. The new session runs 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. July 2327 and is designed for children entering first or second grade in the fall. Included are field trips to the Nichols Arboretum and Matthaei Botanical Gardens. For more information or to register, call (734) 647-6421.
The deadline to register for the Intramural (IM) Sports Programs summer term two-person team golf scramble is 2 p.m. July 26 at the IM Sports Building. The entry fee is $25 per team (golf course fee of $23 is not included). The tournament will begin at 11 a.m. July 27 at the U-M Golf Course. For more information, call (734) 763-3562.
The School of Dentistry is sponsoring a clinic 9 a.m.noon July 28 in which dental and dental hygiene students will make free, customized mouth guards for athletes of all ages. No appointment is necessary. The program will be held on the third floor at the School of Dentistry. Because of time constraints, only 125 mouth guards will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. Athletes will be able to choose the color of their mouth guard and decide whether they want a strap attached. For more information, call (734) 615-1971 or visit the Web at www.dent.umich.edu.
Robert M. Groves has been appointed director of the Survey Research Center at the Institute for Social Research (ISR). Groves is a professor of sociology and a senior research scientist at ISR. He serves on the National Research Councils Committee on National Statistics; the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee; and the National Science Foundation Advisory Committee for the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate; and he is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.
The Breast Cancer Monthly Support Group will hold a meeting July 25 to discuss the best foods to eat to prevent breast cancer. Suzanne Dixon, nutrition specialist, will present Nutrition and Breast Cancer: The Best Cancer Fighting Diet. This free meeting runs 78:30 p.m. at the Comprehensive Cancer Center on East Medical Center Drive. For more information, call (734) 764-3115.
Turner Geriatric Clinic will offer a memory improvement course, divided into three sessions, 24 p.m. July 11, 18 and 25. The course will include information on how memory works and how it changes with age, factors that can cause changes in memory, and techniques for improving memory. The course fee is $35, which includes the textbook, Improving Your Memory: How to Remember What You Are Starting to Forget. For more information, call Lynn Stern, (734) 764-2556.
The Regents July meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. July 19 in the Regents Room of the Fleming Administration Building. Public comments will begin at 4 p.m. July 19. Those wishing to sign up for public comments should call (734) 763-5553. The meeting will resume at 9:30 July 20.
Individuals with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting and need assistance should contact the Regents Office, (734) 764-3883. For TTY services, call (734) 647-1388.
Medicare B premium reimbursement checks scheduled for distribution July 31 were distributed June 30. Since the quarterly payment was made early, there will be no distribution in July. Regular quarterly distributions will resume in October. This one-time change affects University retirees, survivors of retirees and long-term disability participants who receive reimbursement from the University for their Medicare B premiums. For more information, call the HR/Payroll Service Center, (734) 615-2000 or toll free, (866) 647-7657.
The University is discontinuing its contract with American International Group Inc. (AIG) for the auto, homeowners and personal liability plan. Current policyholders will not be affected by the termination, as they will continue with the same rates for the remainder of their policy period and will continue to be billed directly for premiums. The University does not anticipate offering a different auto, homeowners and personal liability program. For more information, call the HR/Payroll Service Center, (734) 615-2000 or toll free, (866) 647-7657.
The spring 2001 issue of the Michigan Quarterly Review (MQR) is now available. This issue features the essay, How Can Values Be Taught in the Universities? by Toni Morrison and essays in response to this question. For more information, send e-mail to MichiganQuarterlyReview@umich.edu.
The entry deadline for the 2001 Summer Term Tennis Tournament is 2 p.m. July 19 at the Intramural (IM) Sports Building. The entry fee is $5 for singles and $9 for doubles. The tournament begins at 9 a.m. July 21 at the Tennis Center on South State Street. For more information, call the IM Sports Program, (734) 763-3562.
The Ann Arbor Transportation Authoritys (AATA) Art Fair Shuttle will start at 9 a.m July 18, not 8 a.m. as in previous years. The AATA will operate two shuttles during the art fairsa Main Street shuttle and a South University Avenue shuttle. Both shuttles depart every 15 minutes. For more information, call (734) 973-6500 or visit the Web at www.theride.org.
With the introduction of the M-Pathways Payroll System, income tax withholding may change, slightly for some staff. Also, as a result of the 2001 Tax Relief Act, tax withholding may or may not change, depending on an individuals tax bracket. For more information on how various income taxes are calculated, visit the Web at www.umich.edu/~payroll.