The new HR (Human Resource)/Payroll Service Center is now open. Faculty and staff who need assistance with questions related to benefits, payroll, employment and other HR questions may call the Service Center at (734) 615-2000 or toll-free at (866) 647-7657. The Service Center consolidates, but does not replace, the existing services of the central offices. The center is available to U-M faculty, staff, retirees, dependents and prospective employees using HR and Payroll services. Service Center hours of operation are 8 a.m.5 p.m., Mon.Fri.
The central location of the U-M Health System (UMHS) and U-M Hospitals and Health Centers (UMHHC) Policies Office moved June 1 from the Human Resources department to the executive directors office. Carolyn Ladd, administrative associate, is assuming responsibility for these policies. Ladd will continue in her role as UHHCs governance coordinator. Policy-related questions should be directed to Ladd, (734) 647-2510 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The State Outreach office is creating a comprehensive summer camp guide on its community assistance Web site. Departments and units that run a summer camp or workshop for youth may list their programs by visiting the Outreach offices Web site at www.state.outreach.umich.edu. For more information, call Elaine Courter, (734) 764-9256 or email@example.com.
Beginning June 18, various international carillonneurs will hold public recitals at the Lurie Tower on North Campus. The series of recitals is sponsored by Jim and Millie Irwin, the Ann Arbor Summer Festival, School of Music and College of Engineering. Listeners are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets or umbrellas, as recitals will be given rain or shine. A TV monitor will provide a view of performers, and visitors will be welcome in the tower following the recitals. The recitals will be held at 7 p.m. June 18 and 25, and July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. For more information, contact Margo Halsted, (734) 764-2539 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Communicative Disorders Clinic is offering three summer programs for children who struggle with language, literacy and learning. Each program runs July 9Aug. 3. Programs include:
For more information or to register, contact Mimi Block, (734) 764-8440 or email@example.com, or visit the Web at www.umich.edu/~comdis.
The School of Social Work has received a $1.3 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to fund its Assessing Consumer-Centered Services (ACCS) project. The ACCS will study characteristics of consumer-centered programs in Michigan. These programs provide places for people with mental illness to socialize, access community resources and services, and receive social support from peers.
Michigan has the largest number of consumer drop-in centers in the country, which makes the state a perfect place to study these programs, said Jean Dukarski of the Justice in Mental Health Organization.
The ACCS will collect data from 60 programs in Michigan June 2001May 2002. For more information, call (734) 998-9325.
The exhibition Word and Image will be on display June 16Aug. 15 at the Museum of Art. Word and Image will feature works of post-World War II artists who use text to connect visual arts, advertising, popular culture and social commentary. Artists include Glenn Ligon, Lesley Dill, Joan Snyder and Ian Hamilton Finlay. For more information, contact the Museum of Art, (734) 764-0395, or visit the Web at www.umich.edu/~umma.
A retirement reception is planned for Pat Ardner, executive secretary in the Office of the Hospital Executive Director, 23:30 p.m. June 18 in Hospital Dining Rooms C & D. Ardner is retiring after more than 33 years of service.
Northwalk, operated from Bursley Hall on North Campus, will not be offered this spring and summer term. The student-run service will resume in the fall. For more information, call the Bursley Hall director, (734) 647-2593.
The Department of Mathematics has several positions available in the Michigan Math and Science Scholars Summer Program 2001. The program offers high school students the opportunity to take an intensive course in mathematics or science. Courses, taught by U-M professors, are biology, chemistry, geology, mathematics, physics and statistics. Session I runs June 24July 7, and Session II runs July 8July 21. Financial aid is available. For more information, contact Annie Dowling, (734) 615-3439 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information and applications are available on the Web at www.math.lsa.umich.edu/mmss.
The College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) at the U-M-Dearborn and Washtenaw Community College (WCC) are forming a partnership that will allow WCC faculty to teach classes for entry-level course work and U-M Dearborn CECS faculty visiting WCCs campus to instruct upper-level courses.
Both schools will be working jointly on admissions and advising for the new program. For more information, contact Susan Seychel, U-M-Dearborns CECS program coordinator, (313) 593-4000.
The M-Fit Employee Recognition Fun Walk/Run begins at 7:15 a.m. June 13 in the pit entrance to Nichols Arboretum. The event will include a three-mile run, a three-mile walk and a one-mile walk. For more information or to register, call (734) 975-4410, ext. 221. Information also is available at www.med.umich.edu/mfit/employee.
The 12th annual Wolverine Invitational Golf Outing is at 1:30 p.m. June 23, at Whispering Pines Golf Club in Pinckney. The $125 fee includes 18 holes of golf, beverages on the course, gifts and a buffet dinner. Proceeds will benefit patient activities at the Mott Hospital Child Life Department. For more information, call (734) 936-6519.
School of Dentistry students once again will be providing oral health care to migrant workers and their families in the Traverse City area. The program, in its 28th year, runs June 25-Aug. 3.
The students will work in two-week rotations in groups of eight. They will provide cleanings, extractions, fillings and X-rays. They also will advise patients on proper oral health care.
Robert Bagramian, professor of dentistry, directs the migrant worker clinic. Supervisors of this years program are Marcela Jimenez and Juliana Almeida, who have masters degrees in restorative dentistry.
The Comprehensive Cancer Center needs volunteers for its annual Cancer Survivors Day celebration, Striking a Balance. Volunteers are needed to help set up, staff booths, serve refreshments, greet guests and clean up. The event will be held 13:30 p.m. June 10 in the Morris Lawrence Bldg., Washtenaw Community College. For more information, contact Maxine Solvay, (734) 647-1663 or email@example.com. To learn more about Cancer Survivors Day, visit the Web at www.cancer.med.umich.edu/share/survivorsday.htm.
Beginning in June, M-Fit will offer group bike rides at 7 a.m. every Tuesday at the circle drive by the Medical School entrance. Participants will receive a list of roads for varying weather conditions. To learn more, call (734) 975-4410, ext. 487, or visit the Web at www.med.umich.edu/mfit/employee.
The University Library has announced free access to its popular suite of class-based software. The software is designed to facilitate communication between the Web and digital library tools, such as a search engine, and includes powerful digital library functionality, including searching and result-set management.
Designed for specific categories of digital objectstext, images and bibliographic information converted electronically for computer usagethe software tools provide a consistent method for supporting online collections, such as those supported by the Humanities Text Initiative and the Making of America. To facilitate further development of these tools and to assist the information community in building and deploying electronic resources, the University Library will provide free open-source access to these tools. To learn more about the Open Source Inititative, visit the Web at www.opensource.org, or call (734) 936-3814.