The University Record, June 18, 2001


Regents meet June 21–22

The rescheduled Regents’ May meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. June 21 in the Regents’ Room of the Fleming Administration Building. Public comments begin at 4 p.m. June 21. The meeting will resume at 9:30 a.m. June 22.

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.

Business School to host venture capital symposium

The Business School’s Center for Venture Capital and Private Equity Finance (CVP) will host the 20th annual Growth Capital Symposium June 19–20. The conference will feature several prominent venture capitalists, institutional investors and high-tech entrepreneurs, who will give insight on the current investment climate.

The conference will be held at the Business School’s Hale Auditorium. It is sponsored by the Michigan Economic Development Corp., Munder Capital Management, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Dykema Gossett PLLC. For more information or to register, call (734) 936-3528.

McElvain retirement party is June 21

The University community is invited to a reception honoring Thomas McElvain, University registrar, 3–5 p.m. June 21 in the Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union. McElvain is retiring after 19 years at the University.

Workshop to assist mature drivers

The Turner Senior Resource Center will host a two-day, eight-hour workshop designed to help seniors review driving laws and procedures. The workshop, which will help participants to determine their own abilities when driving, will be held 12:30–4:30 p.m. June 20 and 22 at the Turner Senior Resource Center. The cost is $10, and participants must attend both sessions. For more information or to register, call (734) 998-2373.

Medical School seeks nominations

The Medical School Dean’s Office is seeking nominations for its Community Service Award, a recently established award that recognizes a faculty member’s community contributions. Nominations are being accepted through June 25. For more information, call Sandra Heskett, (734) 615-6981.

IM summer games begin July 1

The Intramural (IM) Sports Program will take entries for 2001 summer term in softball, sand volleyball, 3-on-3 basketball and roller hockey June 28 at the mandatory managers’ meetings. Times of the

Graduate School collaborates with Responsive Ph.D. Initiative

The Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies has been selected to serve as a collaborator by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation in its Responsive Ph.D. Initiative. U-M and 13 other universities chosen will serve as demonstration sites, modeling innovative practices that the foundation will help to disseminate nationally.

The initiative aims to improve teaching preparation, encourage more minority students to obtain doctorates, foster interdisciplinary collaborations and connect intellectual work more closely to society.

Turner Clinic offers consultation

The Turner Geriatric Clinic and the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation are providing free advance directives consultation. Trained volunteers are available to discuss living wills, durable powers of attorney for health care, values and end-of-life decisions. App-ointments are available 1–3 p.m. Mondays at the Turner Senior Resource Center, Suite C, 2401 Plymouth Road. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (734) 764-2556.

Rackham Student Services moving

The Rackham Student Services Offices and Information Technology Services are moving to 413 E. Huron St. Graduate students should go to the Huron Street location for all student services needs. To view location maps, visit the Web at

Employees recruiting for vanpools

U-M employees from the Flint/Fenton and Toledo/Dundee areas are seeking more vanpool riders. All vanpoolers ride free until September 2002—U-M pays for their transportation and parking space. Parties interested in riding or driving from the Flint/Fenton area who work a five day/eight hour shift should contact Lisa Salame, (734) 647-3401. Those working a four day/10 hour shift should contact Jolanda Richard, (734) 615-6698. Employees interested in vanpooling from the Toledo/Dundee area should call Suzanne Welch, (734) 769-7100, ext 5593.

Seminar to discuss role of foundations

The School of Education will host the seminar “The Role of Private Foundations in Shaping Higher Education in the United States” July 9–13. John Burkhardt, clinical professor of education, will conduct the seminar with speakers from several major national and state foundations.

The five-session course will be organized around a number of topics, including the historical, legal and philosophical basis of foundations, and how private foundations can shape higher education. Part of the seminar will explore Web-based research for foundation related topics. Space is limited to no more than 20 people, and following the course, participants will be required to submit a summary paper. For more information, call (734) 615-8882.

Predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowships available

Predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowships are now available through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and provided by the Center for Organogenesis Training Grant. The goal of this National Research Service Award is to provide two years of support to Ph.D. students who have achieved candidacy and post-doctoral fellowships (Ph.D. and/or M.D.) and who wish to undertake a research project in the field of organogenesis. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. One postdoctoral and four predoctoral slots are available. The application deadline is July 20. For more information, call Rebecca Pintar, (734) 936-2499.

Next Record due out July 9

The next issue of the University Record will be July 9. The deadline to submit information for the Briefings, Calendar and Applause sections is 5 p.m. July 3. Display advertising must be received in the Record office by 5 p.m. July 2. To contact the Record, call (734) 764-0105, or send an e-mail message to

School of Public Health receives grant

The Office of Community-Based Public Health in the School of Public Health has received a six-year grant of $960,000 from the Ruth Mott Foundation. The grant will provide a variety of graduate and undergraduate internships and summer enrichment opportunities with Flint community-based health organizations.

While the principle focus will be on the community-based educational experiences provided to the students, the grant programs also will provide support to Flint-area community-based organizations and health service providers. For more information, call Toby Citrin, (734) 936-0936.

Photography exhibition at Pierpont

A photography exhibition by Ann Blackwell, lecturer in art, will be on display July 2–28 on the Pierpont Commons Gallery Wall. The exhibition centers on the theme of home and what it means to Blackwell. There is an opening reception 4–7 p.m. July 6. For more information, call the Arts and Programs Office, (734) 647-6838.

Social work clinic receives grant

The School of Social Work’s Family Assessment Clinic has received a two-year grant of $144,190 from the Hasbro Children’s Foundation for a pilot program that provides early assessment of serious cases of child maltreatment. According to Kathleen Coulborn Faller, professor of social work and director of the Family Assessment Clinic, the goal of the program is to “identify situations and solutions early enough so that children will have a greater probability of remaining with their families and receiving good, quality care from their parents.” For more information, call (734) 998-9700.

MCIT sponsors blood drive

Medical Center Information Technology (MCIT) will sponsor a blood drive 10 a.m.–4 p.m. June 27 at the Arbor Lakes Office Center on Plymouth Road. Prospective donors can schedule an appointment online at For more information, call (734) 615-0425.