Effective June 4, all Benefits Office locations will provide telephone and walk-in customer service 8 a.m.5 p.m. This marks a change from the current 7:30 a.m.5 p.m. operating hours in preparation for the new Human Resources/Payroll Service Center opening in July and a new benefits enrollment process that will result from the M-Pathways project.
The Benefits Office will remain open during the noon hour. Benefits information is available on the Web at www.umich.edu/~benefits, and e-mail service is available at email@example.com. The Benefits AnswerLine, (734) 647-2375, which provides recorded information and forms by fax, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Effective June 1, individuals Social Security numbers no longer will be encoded on the magnetic stripe of the Mcard. The change is in accordance with the Universitys policy (Standard Practice Guide 601.14) to remove the number from ID cards as a key identifier to access systems. The purpose is to protect the privacy rights of individuals affiliated with the
U-M and to increase the Universitys efforts to manage its information databases responsibly.
For more information, contact Dave Doyle, (734) 647-7440 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Fred J. White Jr., (734) 647-3831 or email@example.com.
The Comprehensive Cancer Center is accepting applications for funds available from the Prostate SPORE grant. Funding of up to $70,000 is available beginning Aug. 1 for faculty projects attempting to understand the mechanisms involved in prostate cancer development or to fund a cure for prostate cancer.
Exceptional applications will be included in a five-year competing application to the National Cancer Institute. The application deadline is June 1. For more information, contact Jill Miller, (734) 615-2068 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The (734) 764-HELP (4357) phone linethe number to call with questions about using services in the Basic Computing Packagewill be open 8 a.m.7 p.m. Mon.Thurs. and 8 a.m.5 p.m. Friday through Aug. 4.
The Staff Handbook is now available online at www.umich.edu/~hraa/staffhandbook. The site contains all of the information found in the recently revised print version of the Handbook.
The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is joining hundreds of law enforcement agencies throughout the state today (May 21)May 28 in supporting the Office of Highway Safety Plannings Click It or Ticket campaign. Officers will be observing zero tolerance for drivers who fail to buckle up children as required by law.
LS&A will be holding a public reception 3:305 p.m. June 5 in Room 2553, LS&A Bldg. for longtime faculty member and Associate Dean John Cross. For those who wish to provide a letter or remembrance for Cross, there will be a memory book available, or it can be mailed to the LS&A Deans Office, Room 2522, LS&A 1382.
Albert Kahn: Inspiration for the Modern will be on display June 2Oct. 21 in the Twentieth Century Gallery, Museum of Art. The exhibition, made possible by Ford Motor Co., seeks to show how Kahns industrial architecture inspired the development of international modernism. It will include architectural drawings and models by Kahn, along with the works of such visual artists as Diego Rivera and Charles Sheeler, whose work was influenced by Kahns industrial vision.
The exhibition is being curated by Brian Carter, professor of architecture and chair, Architecture Program. For more information, visit the Web at www.umich.edu/~umma.
Scott Burton, award-winning comedian, national champion juggler, cancer survivor and author of A Life in the Balance, will bring his one-man show to the Comprehensive Cancer Centers annual Survivors Day celebration 13:30 p.m. June 10 in the Morris Lawrence Bldg., Washtenaw Community College.
More than 300 cancer survivors, family members and health care professionals are expected to gather for this free, public event. For more information or to register, call (800) 742-2300, #6275, or visit the Web at www.cancer.med.umich.edu/share/survivorsday.htm.
Comparative Studies in Society and History has moved from Room 102, Rackham Bldg. to Room 1210-A, Buhr Bldg., campus zip code 3213. For more information, call (734) 764-6362.
The LS&A Office of Development and External Relations has moved from 350 S. Thayer St. to 524 S. Main St., campus zip code 2921. For more information, call (734) 998-6254.
A collaboration between members of the School of Art and Design and the Department of Physics is culminating in an exhibition of weavings, ceiling installations, neon, animation and typefaces today (May 21)May 25 in West Hall. The works of art are intended to convey the synergy of two fields that each try to tackle fundamental questions about the nature of the universe.
The exhibition coincides with 2001: A Spacetime Odyssey, the inaugural conference of the Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics. The public is invited to view the works 15 p.m. May 23.
The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (AATA) is seeking input on proposed service changes on nine bus routes, including two that serve the campus. The changes are scheduled to take effect Aug. 26.
The proposal would discontinue service on Broadway Street, in North Campus and on Plymouth Road between Murfin and Traver on the #1U Pontiac University route. On the #36 U-M Wolverine Tower Shuttle, AATA proposes adding trips 710 a.m. and 36 p.m. to relieve overcrowding.
AATA has scheduled a public meeting 36 p.m. June 5 in the Multipurpose Room of the Ann Arbor District Library, 343 S. Fifth Ave., to discuss the route changes. Riders also may give input by calling AATA, (734) 677-3934; visiting the Web at www.theride.org and clicking on the Tell Us button; sending a fax addressed to Service Changes to (734) 973-6338; or writing to Service Changes, 2700 S. Industrial Highway, Ann Arbor 48104.
The Residential College and Nichols Arboretum are teaming up to present A Midsummer Nights Dream at 7 p.m. June 1, 2, 8 and 9 and at 3 p.m. June 3 and 10 in the Arb. Admission is free, but reservations are required and can be made by sending e-mail to email@example.com or by calling (734) 998-9540. Audience members are encouraged to bring their own seating.
The production is part of the Arts in the Arb program. It is made possible by a grant from Ford Motor Co. and will be directed by Kate Mendeloff, lecturer in drama.
U-M Public Televisions (UMPTV) annual Kids Membership Drive is continuing today (May 21)May 24. Children benefit from parents pledge of $75 or more by receiving their own membership patch, a birthday card and special surprise, Friendship Club note pad and Barney coloring sheet, a pass to the Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium, and an invitation to the annual Friendship Club picnic.
To make a pledge, call (810) 762-3028 or (800) 728-9386, or visit the Web at www.wfum.org.
The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (AATA) will not operate regular fixed-route bus service, A-Ride Paratransit or Good as Gold senior taxi services May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. Those services will resume May 29. For more information, call (734) 996-0400 or visit the Web at www.theride.org.
Plant Building Services is offering window-cleaning services to campus customers for a fee. Work will be performed by the units customer response team and by a contracted window-cleaning company, supervised by Building Services.
To schedule service or to obtain an estimate, call Carie Kloack, (734) 764-5458, or the customer response team, (734) 936-1465. Call by June 29 to guarantee a date.
The Pound House Childrens Centers annual childrens art show is on display through May 25 in the Art Lounge, Michigan Union. The exhibition features the work of children ages 2 1/25. Featured are mixed media, painting, recycled sculpture and collage. For more information, call (734) 998-8440.
The Family Housing Language Program is seeking teen volunteers to help middle and high school students who have just arrived in the United States practice speaking English. An information meeting will be held at 7 p.m. June 7 at the Family Housing Community Center. For more information, call (734) 763-1440.
The deadline to register for the Intramural Sports (IM) Programs two-person team golf scramble is 2 p.m. May 31 at the IM Sports Bldg. The entry fee is $25 per team. The golf course fee of $23 per person is not included. The tournament will be held beginning at 11 a.m. June 1 at the U-M Golf Course. For more information, call (734) 763-3562.
Fitting in Fitness for Life, a four-session interactive workshop that teaches participants how to incorporate fitness routines into their lives, will be held 79 p.m. four consecutive Tuesdays beginning May 29. The tuition is $60 per person or $45 per person if signing up with a family member or friend.
The workshop series is sponsored by the Womens Health Program and the National Center for Women and Wellness. For more information or to register, call (734) 936-8886 or send e-mail to Amy Cortis, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Matthaei Botanical Gardens Adult Education Program is offering several classes that begin in June. Topics, instructors, times, dates and costs for each are as follows:
Registration is required for the classes. To register, call (734) 998-7061 or send a fax to (734) 998-6205, if paying with Visa or MasterCard. For more information, visit the Web at www.lsa.umich.edu/mbg.
The Exhibit Museum of Natural History is holding several events in June. They include:
Planetarium tickets are $3 for adults and $2 for seniors and children 12 and younger. Museum members receive a 20 percent discount. Tickets may be purchased at the museum store beginning one hour before each show. The Exhibit Museum is open 9 a.m.5 p.m. Mon.Sat. Admission is free. Groups of 10 or more must call and make a reservation. For more information, call (734) 764-0478 or (734) 763-6085 (recorded message), or visit the Web at www.exhibits.lsa.umich.edu.
The online NETg training library has been expanded and updated. To access the new library of online courses, visit the IT Education Services Web site, www.itd.umich.edu/education. Click the link to NETg Online Self-Paced Training to receive instructions on how to register and set up a personal training plan.
The new NETg library can be accessed through Michigan Virtual University and is free to U-M faculty, staff and students. For more information, contact Elaine Cousins, IT Education Services manager, email@example.com.