Special exhibitions, panel discussions and films are being held to celebrate the opening of Lane Hall, the new home of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender and the Womens Studies Program. Offerings include:
All events are free and open to the public. Units across campus have co-sponsored the events listed above in coordination with the Womens Studies Program and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender. For more information, visit the Web at www.umich.edu/~womenstd or www.umich.edu/~irwg, or call (734) 763-2047 or (734) 764-9537.
Register to vote 9 a.m.4 p.m. Oct. 35 in the Towsley Triangle. Michigan voter registration materials and absentee ballot applications will be available to Health System patients, visitors and staff. The voter registration drive is sponsored by Health System Volunteer Services.
On Election Day (Nov. 7), medical necessity ballots will be available to Washtenaw County residents who are hospital inpatients and meet state criteria. For more information, contact Beverly Smith, (734) 936-9424 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Alumni Association will hold the Distinguished Alumni Service Award ceremony, honoring five accomplished alumni, at 6 p.m. Oct. 12 in the Pendleton Room, Michigan Union. The award is the highest honor the Alumni Association bestows. This years recipients, to be announced at the ceremony, represent the School of Social Work, LS&A, the School of Business Administration and the Law School.
S. Spencer Scott, class of 1914, established the annual award in 1947 to recognize alumni who have distinguished themselves by reason of services performed on behalf of the University of Michigan in connection with its organized alumni activities. A five-member selection committee, chaired by the president of the Alumni Association, selects the recipients from a list of names submitted by members of the University community.
Reservations are required by Oct. 6. Contact Phyllis Taylor, email@example.com or (734) 763-9752, to reserve a seat.
Tenho Connable, a 1942 graduate of the chemical engineering program, will speak about her experiences as a U-M student and her subsequent career at 2 p.m. Oct. 4 in the Connable Room, U-M Detroit Observatory. The free, public lecture is sponsored by the Observatory. Seating is limited, so reservations, made by calling (734) 763-2230, are required.
The national American Heart Walk, sponsored by the Heart Care Program, will be held locally beginning at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 7 at Gallup Park. The walk benefits American Heart Association (AHA)-sponsored programs and research on cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Three routes1.5-mile, 3.7-mile and 6-mile courseswill be offered to accommodate people of all abilities. Participants are asked to collect flat donations and turn them in before the walk begins. Walkers and spectators will learn how regular exercise helps the heart.
For more information, call Robin Sugamosto, (800) 968-1793, ext. 462.
The Research Responsibility Program (RRP) continues in October with sessions on responsible authorship for both biomedical and social science audiences in the West Conference Room, Rackham Bldg. Responsible Authorship: Social Sciences will be presented by Carol T. Mowbray, associate dean for research and associate professor, School of Social Work, and associate professor of psychology, 57 p.m. Oct. 4. Responsible Authorship: Biomedical Sciences will be presented by James A. Shayman, professor and associate chair for research, Department of Internal Medicine, and professor of pharmacology, 57 p.m. Oct. 10.
Sponsored by Office of the Vice President for Research, the RRP includes information and discussion sessions on responsibility in the conduct and administration of research. The free, public sessions emphasize ethical analysis and problem-solving using a case study approach.
The complete RRP schedule is on the Web at www.responsibility.research.umich.edu. For more information, call (734) 763-1289 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
U-Move Fitness is offering water aerobics and ballroom dance classes. For more information or to register, call (734) 764-1342, or stop by the U-Move office, Room 1271, Central Campus Recreation Bldg., 8:30 a.m.5 p.m.
The Office of International Programs (OIP) is hosting its annual Study Abroad Fair 46 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Michigan Union Ballroom. Students interested in study, research, internship or travel experiences abroad should attend. The fair features information tables staffed by faculty, OIP staff and/or student participants from more than 70 OIP programs in 36 countries on six continents. Other resources available at the fair include information tables on financial aid, scholarships, academic advising, the International Institute, Overseas Opportunity Office, Engineering Office of International Programs and the Fogarty Institute.
U-M program participants receive Michigan in-residence credit for their studies abroad. They can apply Michigan financial aid, Michigan Educational Trust and scholarship monies toward the cost of the programs. OIP also considers all participants for its scholarship awards. U-M-Ann Arbor students pay no application fee for the programs, and some study abroad options also are available to non-U-M students.
For more information, call (734) 764-4311.
A new orange permit parking lot opened last week on the north side of Fuller Road, across the street from the Full-Mitchell lot. The lot offers more than 300 parking spaces and will be served by several bus routes. Inbound to the Medical Center, the southbound commuter (starting at 6:40 a.m.), Northwood and Bursley-Baits (both starting at 7:45 a.m.) buses will stop at the lot every 10 minutes. Return buses will drop off on the south side of Fuller Road. When returning to the lot, use the pedestrian crossing control button at the Cedar Bend traffic light. For more information on bus times and stops, visit the Web at www.transportation.umich.edu.
Seeing Is Believing? The Visual Arts of Medicine will be on display Oct. 7Dec. 3 in the Museum of Arts Box Gallery and Apse. Using the rich medical collection of the University, and loans from medical and art collections from around the country, the exhibition unravels the divisions between science and art by examining the long history of presenting and disseminating medical knowledge in visual forms.
The exhibition includes anatomical drawings, prints, photographs and other images. Items on display examine how the tradition of compiling medical data has been influenced by time, place, class, gender and other forces that shape human attitudes. Highlights include a series of paintings (on loan from Pfizer Inc.) depicting great moments in the history of pharmacy and medicine. The pieces were commissioned in 194664 by the pharmaceutical company Parke-Davis.
Seeing is Healing? coincides with the Medical School Sesquicentennial Celebration. Funding for the exhibition was provided by the Medical School. For more information, call (734) 764-0395.
Sponsored by the Family Care Resources Program and the Center for the Education of Women, The 24/7 Tightrope: Work/Family Life Balance, a program offering strategies for achieving wholeness in complex personal and professional lives, will be held noon1:30 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Michigan Room, Michigan League. The interactive session, led by Sarah Ely and Doreen Murasky, CEW senior counselors, will challenge individuals who feel that work and family are competing interests in their lives.
Participants may bring a lunch. For more information, call (734) 936-8677.
Getting Beyond Borders: A Participatory Discussion on Land Use in Michigan, sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Government Relations, will be held 9 a.m.4 p.m. Oct. 4 in the Michigan Union. The conference will address a broad range of land use issues and include practical public and private sector approaches to land use and development throughout the state.
Sessions will focus on urban and suburban development, local ordinances and environmental law, land use regulation reform, brownfield and greenfield innovations, infrastructure and regional government cooperation. Panelists are specialists in land use from offices and organizations across the state. A luncheon address will be delivered by Douglas S. Kelbaugh, dean and professor, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, on Repairing the American Metropolis.
Registration is $25, including lunch. Individuals can register by calling (734) 763-5554, sending e-mail to email@example.com or visiting the Web at www.umich.edu/~govrel/beyondborders.
Esther Rothblum, president of the American Psychological Associations Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Issues and professor of psychology at the University of Vermont, will discuss her research on issues facing lesbian, bisexual and transgender women in academia at 4 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Colloquium Room, East Hall. Rothblum recently co-edited Lesbians in Academia.
Rothblums free, public lecture is sponsored by the Center for the Education of Women, the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies and Lambda Grads, a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered graduate student group.
For more information, call (734) 998-7080.
The U-M-Dearborn welcomes the community and prospective students, and their family and friends to its annual Campus Open House noon4 p.m. Oct. 8.
Members of the campus community will provide information on undergraduate and graduate programs, admission procedures, financial aid, and co-op and internship opportunities. Highlights include lab demonstrations, entertainment, refreshments, trolley and walking campus tours, and an opportunity to explore the Henry Ford Estate. Members of student organizations will be on hand to answer questions about campus activities.
Prospective students who cannot attend the Open House should call the Office of Admissions and Orientation, (313) 593-5100, to arrange a tour or speak with a counselor.
David Michener, assistant curator at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens and assistant research scientist, Department of Biology, will present a slide presentation and lecture on gardens that doand do notfeast the eyes and nourish the spirit at 1 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Gardens. Michener will explore how gardens serve as devices to communicate meaning, influence emotions, and challenge or reinforce perceptions. A short discussion period will follow Micheners presentation. Participants are encouraged to bring a pink flamingo for a special interactive exercise that will take place after the lecture.
Reservations are suggested. To reserve a seat, call (734) 998-7061.
The Visiting Writer Series, sponsored by the Department of English and the Office of the Provost, will continue with three free, public readings next week.
For more information, call Ian Reed Twiss, (734) 647-6471.
To celebrate U-M alumnus Arthur Millers 85th birthday, the Department of Theatre and Drama will open its season with Millers A View from the Bridge. Performances will be held at 8 p.m. Oct. 57 and 1214 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 8 and 15 in the Trueblood Theatre, Frieze Bldg. The production is the first in a series of events honoring Miller, who will be present at a symposium on campus Oct. 2628.
A View from the Bridge premiered at the Coronet Theatre on Broadway in 1955. Since that time, the work has received numerous revivals and awards, including the 1998 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play. It was re-set last year as an opera by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer William Bolcom, the Ross Lee Finney Distinguished University Professor of Music, at the Lyric Opera in Chicago.
Tickets, $15 for general admission and $7 for students with ID, are available 10 a.m.6 p.m. Mon.Fri. at the Michigan League Ticket Office or by calling (734) 764-0450. For information on additional events honoring Miller, call (734) 615-6744.
The annual Safety Open House, hosted by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Occupational Safety and Environmental Health Department (OSEH), will take place 11 a.m.2 p.m. Oct. 6 at 1239 Kipke Drive. The Open House will include tours of the facilities and numerous displays on safety issues. Open to members of the University community and their families, the open house will feature an opportunity to sit in a police car; tour the Communications Center; try on personal protection equipment; learn more about special environmental projects, including U-Ms efforts to keep storm water drains clean; and see a demonstration of fire protection equipment. Visitors will receive a reflective trick-or-treat bag and other goodies.
For more information, call Kelli Ford, (734) 647-2231, or DPS, (734) 763-3434.
University Musical Society (UMS) will sponsor performances by the Bulgarian Womens Choir: Angelite Oct. 5, the Central European Takács Quartet Oct. 6 and the Iceland Symphony Orchestra Oct. 12. Performance times and ticket prices are listed below.
For tickets, call (734) 764-2538 or (800) 221-1229; visit the UMS Box Office 10 a.m.6 p.m. Mon.Fri. and 10 a.m.1 p.m. Sat.; or visit the Web at www.ums.org. Please note: The UMS Box Office will be located in the Power Center this season, due to the renovation of Burton Memorial Tower.
Six $1,000 scholarships are available to graduate students through the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Real Estate Forum, held in conjunction with the School of Business Administration, and the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. The forum, titled East Side Story: Riding the Wave of Real Estate Development, will be held Nov. 910 in Macomb County and in Ann Arbor and will focus on commercial, industrial and residential development in Macomb County. The scholarships will be awarded Nov. 10 at the Michigan Union.
Students studying business, architecture, urban planning, law, public policy and engineering who are interested in pursuing careers in real estate are eligible. Applicants should submit a two-page paper to Peter Allen, firstname.lastname@example.org, and to Jim Kosteva, email@example.com, by 5 p.m. Oct. 27.
To register for the forum, call Penny Tully, (734) 764-4726, or visit the Web at www.realestate-forum.com. The two-day event, including lunch, is $25 per day for students, and $250 for non-students if registered by Oct. 20 or $280 after that date. A single day with lunch costs $150.
Faculty, staff and students in LS&A are encouraged to submit nominations for the LS&A Annual Staff Awards Program, recognizing excellence in performance and rewarding outstanding contributions of staff members to the mission of the college. Office, technical and professional/administrative staff with at least a 50 percent regular appointment and service of six months or more are eligible to be nominated. Individuals are encouraged to re-nominate past candidates.
Areas of excellence that may be highlighted include service, initiative and creativity; marked personal and professional growth; overcoming adverse situations; quality of work; work as a role model or mentor; special achievement or contribution to a unit; and strong support for co-workers.
Awards will be presented at the seventh annual LS&A Staff Reception Oct. 23. Each awardee, recommended by a committee and selected by Dean Shirley Neuman, will receive a cash award and a certificate. A plaque displaying the recipients names will be installed in the LS&A Deans Office.
Nominations are due Oct. 6. For more information or nomination materials, contact Sean Roberts, firstname.lastname@example.org or (734) 647-9755.
IT Education Services is offering a Programming with Lego workshop for adults Oct. 6 and Nov. 16, a creative programming and software class for middle school children Oct. 13, and a computer security course Oct. 11 and Dec. 11. Course topics and times are:
To register, visit the Web at www.itd.umich.edu/education, send e-mail to email@example.com or call (734) 763-3700.
U-M-Dearborn has received at $230,501 Society of Manufacturing Engineers Education Foundation grant. Dearborn will use the funds to create three laboratories for manufacturing-related coursesmetal-forming, metal-casting, and supply-chain management and electronic commercewill develop new courses, and launch a student outreach program targeting high school students seeking engineering and technology education.
The grant awarded to U-M-Dearborn acknowledges their strong commitment toward innovative engineering education based on hands-on experience and their highly collaborative approach with their industry partners, Ford Motor Co., Ameritech, Magmasoft, Altair Consulting and Pillar Industries, said Randy Maiers, director of the foundation.
The outreach program will present distance learning methods for a manufacturing course using the Web. It also will be available to high schools throughout the United States, creating greater awareness of manufacturing education among high school students.
The U-M ranked seventh among the top 100 public universities in the October issue of Kiplingers Personal Finance. Kiplingers selected the top 100 schools based on graduation rates, student-faculty ratios and how much the schools spent on instruction and library resources. Quality, cost and financial aid measures determined how universities ranked within the top 100.
Kiplingers top 12 universities are the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; University of Virginia; College of William and Mary; New College of the University of South Florida; State University of New York at Binghamton; University of Wisconsin, Madison; U-M, Ann Arbor; University of California, Berkeley; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; University of California, San Diego; Rutgers University; and the University of Florida.
The U-M-Dearborn School of Management has received $150,000 from the Detroit Edison Foundation to help develop and implement a Web-based master of business administration degree program.
The new online program will allow students to review class readings and presentations, work together on projects, interact with faculty members and fellow students, and complete assignments at their own convenience and from any place with an Internet connection.
The Universitys undergraduate student recruiting videotape, Consider Michigan! has won six national awardstwo second-place Telly Awards (in Recruitment and Public Relations categories), two second-place Videographer Awards (Recruitment, Educational Institution), a second-place Absolute Excellence in Electronic Media Award (Promotion) and a third-place U.S. International Film & Video Award (Meeting Openers). Electronic media professionals from around the nation judged the competitions.
Narrated by film and stage star James Earl Jones, a U-M alumnus, the 12-minute program shows a variety of campus activities and locationsranging from classroom and laboratory shots to those of residence halls and sportsand features U-M students, faculty, alumni and officials speaking of the advantages of attending Michigan.
U-M alumnus Alec Friedman, a former U-M producer who is independently based in New York City, produced the video in 1999.
The Michigan Student Assembly (MSA) Campus Governance Committee (CGC) is responsible for appointing student representatives to Universitywide committees. Administrators, deans and department heads are encouraged to approach CGC whenever they are looking for student representatives to serve on committees, particularly policy and decision-making, advisory, search, Universitywide initiative or review, and campus event planning committees.
CGC has devised a system for students to apply for committee seats online and for administrators to submit requests for students to be appointed to particular committees. CGC can work within a time frame for appointments and meet the specific needs of each committee.
CGC also is willing to provide contact information or refer appointments to a school or colleges governing body.
For information, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Angela Armstrong, (734) 763-3241.