IT Education Services announces its fall 2000 workshop schedule on a newly designed Web site, www.itd.umich.edu/education.
The site includes descriptions of IT Education Services courses, information about which classes to take and how to get to the various classroom locations.
On Oct. 13, an Ann Arbor Public Schools no-school day, middle school kids can get involved in programming with Lego (Mindstorms) and creating digital photos, t-shirts, and screensavers.
Visit IT Education Services on the Web or call Elaine Cousins, (734) 763-8191.
The Department of Recreational Sports is expanding the hours of the Central Campus Recreation Bldg. (CCRB), North Campus Recreation Bldg. (NCRB) and the Intramural Sports Bldg. for the fall and winter terms.
CCRB and NCRB will close at 11 p.m. Thurs., Fri. and Sat. The Intramural Sports Bldg. will close at 11 p.m. Thurs. and Fri. and will open at 9 a.m. Mon.Fri.
For more information, visit the Recreational Sports Web site at www.recsports.umich.edu or call (734) 763-0050.
The Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research Center is hosting Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice: An Evidence-Based Approach Sept. 2122 at the Towsley Center.
The in-depth, two-day course will explore three specific areas of complementary medicinemind-body medicine, manual medicine and botanical medicine. Offerings are clinically-oriented, evidence-based, interactive sessions on popular practices related to these areas.
Keynote speakers include James Gordon, founder and director, Center for Mind-Body Medicine; Michael Smith, associate dean of research, Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine; Howard Brody, professor of family practice and of philosophy, Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences, Michigan State University; and David Grimshaw, director, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Clinic, Michigan State University.
For information and to register, call Joyce Robertson, (734) 763-1400 or (800) 800-0666.
The departments of History of Art and Near Eastern Studies and the Armenian Studies Program will offer an eight-week mini-course on Armenian art and architecture during the fall term. The course, which meets twice a week Sept. 26Nov. 16, will highlight the accomplishments of Armenian art and architecture in the fourth to 15th centuries, with additional focus on medieval Armenian culture and manuscript illuminations.
For more information, contact Kristy Demas, (734) 764-7087 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Former President Gerald R. Ford and former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger will speak at the naming ceremony of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at 11 a.m. Sept. 12 at Hill Auditorium. The Board of Regents approved the name change last fall.
The ceremony, open to the public, will feature remarks by Michigan Gov. John M. Engler, President Lee C. Bollinger, Provost Nancy E. Cantor, Ford School Dean Rebecca M. Blank, Regent Rebecca McGowan and recent U-M graduate Omorotimi T. Lewis.
To ensure reimbursement in a September paycheck, health care and/or dependent care reimbursement account(s) claims are due by 5 p.m. Sept. 13 if paid bi-weekly, Sept. 19 if paid monthly. Drop off or mail claims to the Benefits Office (Central Campus), Wolverine Tower-Low Rise G405, 3003 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1278. Claims are considered within the deadline based on the date received in the Benefits Office.
Forms and a list of due dates are available on the Web at www.umich.edu/~benefits/, and in the Reimbursement Accounts Claims Kit. For more information, contact any Benefits Office: Central Campus, (734) 763-1214; Medical Campus, (734) 764-6584; Flint, (810) 766-6845; or Dearborn, (313) 593-5192.
In honor of his appointment, Simon E. Gikandi, professor of English language and literature and director, Program in Comparative Literature, will present the Robert Hayden Collegiate Professorship Inaugural Lecture at 4:10 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union. His lecture, titled Race and the Idea of the Aesthetic, will show how race and the idea of the aesthetic share a common genealogy and emerge from a common ideology. Gikandi argues that in the past few centuries ideas about the beautiful were often haunted and defined by troublesome notions about race.
A reception will follow the lecture.
The Family Housing Language Program is offering English classes for the families of international students, faculty and staff. Fall term registration is under way for childrens, teen and adult classes.
Native English speakers are needed to volunteer as classroom or conversation partners. For more information, call (734) 763-1440 or send e-mail to email@example.com.
The Faculty Womens Club (FWC) will host a 25th Anniversary Reception for Golden Members of the organization 2:304:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Womens City Club in Ann Arbor. Women who have been members of the club for more than 50 years are honored with the Golden Member designation.
For more information, call Mary Haddad, (734) 481-0917.
Human Resource Developments 200001 Professional Development Catalog, offering basic to advanced skill-building programs, features more than 10 new courses, as well as organizational development consulting, foundations of supervision and customized training. Course topics include project, time and problem management; process and organizational survey development; delegation; presentation; conflict management; customer service; listening; financial planning and retirement; and self-development. To receive a copy of the catalog, call (734) 764-7410 or visit the Web at www.umich.edu/~hraa/hrd.
Eugene Schultz, professor of cryptography and computer science at Purdue University, will present a forum for system administrators, titled Advanced Topics in Windows 2000 Security, 8:30 a.m.noon Sept. 18 in the Michigan Room, Arbor Lakes Bldg I. The forum will focus on advanced security trends and techniques in the Windows 2000 environment, including the Windows 2000 logon process, smart cards, group policy security, security templates, IPSec and EFS.
The forum is $50 for U-M employees and $75 for others. A continental breakfast will be provided at 8 a.m. To register, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call Paul Millis, (734) 764-8176.
A Yoshokai Aikido demonstration and introductory course, open to the public and sponsored by the Recreational Sports Department, will be offered at 5 p.m. Sept. 12 in the Wrestling Room, Intramural Sports Bldg. Aikido is a form of traditional Japanese Budo that evolved out of the philosophy, lifestyle and training of the ancient Samurai warriors. It combines mental discipline with energetic, physical training.
Interested individuals should wear loose workout clothing with long pants and long sleeves. Classes meet 56 p.m. Tues., Thurs. and Fri. For more information, call Karen Clark, (734) 668-0464.
The Women of Color Task Force (WCTF) is accepting nominations for the Woman of the Year in Human Relations and the Woman of the Year in Leadership awards. The winners will be recognized at a Dec. 7 ceremony in Rackham Assembly Hall.
Criteria for the human relations award includes human relations contributions within the previous 12 months, impact on improving human relations for women of color in the nominees unit and at the University level, and demonstrated progress in career development.
The Woman of the Year in Leadership will be chosen based on leadership contributions within the previous 12 months, programs developed or implemented for women of color, demonstrated progress in career development and outstanding job performance in a specific leadership area.
Nominations may be sent to the WCTF Awards Selection Team, Room 141, Institute for Social Research 1248, through Sept. 22. For nomination forms or more information, send e-mail to Joyce French, email@example.com.
Basement Arts, the student-run theatre company within the Department of Theatre and Drama, opens its season with the free, one-act play Women and Wallace at 7 p.m. Sept. 1416 and at 11 p.m. Sept. 15 in the Arena Theatre, Frieze Bldg. After the main characters mother dies, the audience watches Wallace grow up and sees how his mothers death affects his relationships with women.
Attack of the Killer 24-Hour Theatre, a yearly event sponsored by Basement Arts, will culminate in a performance at 10 p.m. Sept. 23 in the Arena Theatre, Frieze Bldg. Four playwrights will arrive at the theatre 24 hours before the public performance to write. Directors will come to the theatre the following morning, and actors will join the group later that day for nine hours of rehearsal before the 10 p.m. performance.
For more information, call (734) 764-6800.
The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP) is offering nine brown-bag educational presentations for the 200001 academic year. The free, one-hour presentations are available to any faculty/staff group or organization upon request. They are provided at the requestors site and are suitable for a lunch hour program or staff development session.
Courses offered this year include Communicating with Your Family, S.O.S.: Stop On-Going Stress, Humor for the Health of It, Chill Out: Managing Anger, Emotional Intelligence: What Is It?, Managing Transitions and Change, Lifestyle Changes to Increase Energy and Health, and Creative Thinking Midlife: Impact on Self and Work.
Visit FASAPs Web site at www.umich.edu/~fasap for additional information on FASAP counseling services and brief descriptions of brown-bag topics. To schedule a brown-bag program or for more information, call FASAP, (734) 936-8660.
The entry deadline for slow-pitch softball, sponsored by the Intramural (IM) Sports Program, is 4:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at the IM Sports Bldg. The entry fee is $70 per team. Team managers must attend a meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 14 in Cliff Keen Arena. The tournament will begin at 5 p.m. Sept. 15 and continue 9 a.m.10 p.m. Sept. 16 and 10 a.m.10 p.m. Sept. 17 at Mitchell Fields. For more information, call (734) 763-3562.
Michael D. Morris, professor of chemistry, will present the 13th biennial H.H. Willard Memorial Lecture on analytical chemistry at 4 p.m. Sept. 20 in Room 1640, W.H. Dow Laboratories. Morris will discuss The World Seen Dimly: Raman Imaging of Natural and Synthetic Materials.
The Willard lectureship honors the late chemistry professor Hobart H. Willard, known for introducing new reagents and techniques into analytical chemistry during the first half of the century. Willard also was among the first to introduce electronic and optical instrumentation into the undergraduate chemistry program. His textbook, Instrumental Methods of Analysis, is in its seventh edition.
Morris research focuses on imaging and raman spectroscopy and on developing novel capillary electrophoretic separation systems. He has written more than 200 papers and has received the Award in Spectrochemical Analysis from the Americal Chemical Societys Division of Analytical Chemistry, the Lester Stock Award from the Society for Applied Spectroscopy and the Anachem Award from the Association of Analytical Chemists.
For more information, call (734) 763-5916.
Consulting support for the following Macintosh computing products will end on Oct. 1.
For more information about which version of the Mac OS is most suitable for your computer and how to obtain Mac OS, see the Mac OS software Web page at www.itd.umich.edu/macos/software.html#syssoft.
For more information, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (734) 764-HELP.
The College of Engineering will host an event promoting international research on parallel kinematic machines (PKMs) and their use in manufacturing Sept. 1315 at the Michigan League. Researchers from Asia, Europe and North America are expected to attend. Paper presentations will address such topics as the kinematics, dynamics, synthesis and control of PKMs, as well as manufacturing performance attributes such as precision and repeatability.
The registration fee is $175 per person, $125 for students, and includes lunches and a banquet dinner.
The registration form and complete program are available on the Web at www-personal.engin.umich.edu/~orlanik/2000-PKM-IC.htm or by contacting Henia Kamil, 1539 Dow Bldg 2136, email@example.com, (734) 763-0480, (734) 647-0079 (fax).
The U-M-Dearborn will host a Growing with Master Gardeners seminar, presented by the Master Gardeners Association of Wayne County, 9 a.m.4 p.m. Sept. 16. Participants may choose between full- or half-day sessions.
The seminar offers 23 classes focusing on seasonal topics and environmental issues, with interactive opportunities to propagate roses, create a posy pouch, scent a lotion, prepare an herbal poultice, identify grasses or stretch out sore muscles. Outdoor activities include a visit to a beehive and tours of campus gardens.
Children age five to 12 can enjoy garden crafts and planting experiences during Budding Botanist, a kids-only program offered 911:30 a.m. A parent must be registered and present at the seminar for a child to participate.
The full-day program, including a box lunch, classes, handouts and a lunch tote, is $35 for adults. Half-day registration is $22 per adult and includes classes, handouts and a lunch tote. Certain classes require an additional fee to cover materials. The childrens program, including all materials and a light snack, is $15 per child.
Space is limited, so registration is required. To register or for more information, call (734) 285-4836.
The U-M-Dearborn will offer 10-week management training programs on supervisory skills for engineers and general management.
The Management of Technology Program will be held 69 p.m. Wednesdays Sept. 13Nov. 15. The General Management Program will be held 69 p.m. Thursdays Sept. 14Nov. 16.
For more information, call (313) 593-5086 or visit the Web at www.som.umd.umich.edu/industrial.html.
IT Education Services is offering Macromedia Fireworks and Java Script classes for Web developers, and Theory of Constraints and Process Mapping with Visio courses for project managers.
The Macromedia Fireworks class will be offered 9 a.m.noon Sept. 21 in Room 1008, North University Bldg. (NUBS). Web site developers will learn how to create graphics and edit existing graphic images. A Java Script course, focusing on adding interactive features to Web documents and writing Web scripts, will be held 15 p.m. Sept. 28 in Room 3358C/D, Media Union.
Course offerings for project managers include a Theory of Constraints course 15 p.m. Sept. 19 and Oct. 11 (pick one session) and a Process Mapping with Visio class Oct. 9 (full day). Participants can learn about the Theory of Constraints method of project management, or explore tools for analyzing current business practices and identifying areas for improvement.
To register for the workshops, visit the Web at www.itd.umich.edu/education or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. IT Education Services course offerings are listed in the Record Calendar.
The U-M-Dearborns Center for Emerging Business Issues is offering six one- and two-day seminars on a variety of management topics. Topics include: Finance for Non-Financial Managers, Building a Sustainable Competitive Advantage by Managing Technological Innovation and Strategic Change, Financial Statement Fraud Detection and Prevention, Finance for Technical Managers, Relationship to Marketing for Technical Professionals, and Improving Competitiveness Through Customer Satisfaction.
For more information, call (313) 593-5086 or see the Web at www.som.umd.umich.edu/industrial.html.
The Center for Russian and East European Studies (CREES) will sponsor a conference, Silences of Solidarity, and the Annual Copernicus Lecture Sept. 2123 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Polish Solidarity movement.
The conference, in Rackham Amphitheater, will include key participants in the 198081 events, as well as American and Polish scholars who have studied and written about the movement.
Bronislaw Geremek, former foreign minister of Poland and a member of the Polish Parliament and the Polish Academy of Sciences, will conclude the conference by delivering the Annual Copernicus Lecture, The Lessons of Solidarity, at 4 p.m. Sept. 23 in Rackham Auditorium. He initially was a professor of medieval history, and moved to political activism during the Solidarity era, helping found the trade union Solidarnosc (Solidarity).
For more information, contact CREES, (734) 764-0351 or send e-mail to email@example.com.
The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) Fall 2000 Distinguished Lecture Series will focus on computer games. Lectures are held 3:304:30 p.m. in Room 1013, Dow Bldg. The first program, Lessons Learned: A Postmortem of Descent 3 and 14 Years of Developing Games, by Matt Toschlog, Outrage Entertainment, is Sept. 15.
Check the Calendar for future listings or, for more information, send e-mail to John Laird, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Figure Skating Club will hold a fundraising car wash 10 a.m.4 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Maple Village Kmart parking lot. A donation is requested for each wash. For more information, call (734) 663-0830.
Visit the Figure Skating Clubs Web site, www.umich.edu/~umfsc, for information on upcoming competitions and activities.
The Center for Russian and East European Studies (CREES) has announced its Fall 2000 Brown-Bag Lecture Series. Lectures will be held noon1 p.m. in Room 1636, Social Work Bldg.
September programs are:
Future sessions will be listed in the Calendar.
For more information, call (734) 764-0351, send e-mail to email@example.com or visit the Web at www.umich.edu/~iinet/crees.
The Center for Japanese Studies will present RensagazouConvergence in Japanese Films, a free fall film series, beginning Sept. 15. The series features pairs of films that are linked thematically. Films, in Japanese with English subtitles, are shown at 7 p.m. in the Lorch Hall Auditorium.
September screenings are:
Check the Calendar for future offerings, visit the Web at www.umich.edu/~iinet/cjs/events/film00s.html or call (734) 764-6307.
The Art Museum Project at the U-M-Dearborn will offer public, non-credit studio art classes and workshops beginning Sept. 23 in the Dearborn art studio.
The classes are designed for students age 18 and older. Students may access the Alfred Berkowitz Gallery, Henry Ford Estate and the outdoor sculpture collection.
The following programs are led by practicing artists from the region.
For more information or to register, call Kenneth Gross, (313) 593-5058.
J.D. Dolan, assistant professor at Western Michigan University and author, will give a free, public fiction reading at 5 p.m. Sept. 21 in Rackham Amphitheater. Sponsored by the Department of English and the Office of the Provost, Dolans reading is the first 200001 Visiting Writers Series presentation.
Dolans work has appeared in Esquire, The Nation, Best American Sports Writing 1999 and New Stories from the South. His first book, Phoenix: A Brothers Life, was recently published in hardcover and is forthcoming in trade paperback from Vintage Books. Dolan has received the Jeanne Charpiot Goodheart Fiction Prize and fellowships from the Idaho Commission on the Arts, the Constance Saltonstall Foundation and the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation.
For more information, call Ian Reed Twiss, (734) 647-6471.