The University Record, April 15, 2002


Michigan Life Sciences Corridor announces new alliance

The Michigan Life Sciences Corridor Core Technology Alliance Symposium is 8 a.m.–3 p.m. May 14 at the West Lansing Conference Center, Holiday Inn, Lansing. The symposium announces the creation of the Core Technology Alliance, a collaborative network of advanced technology facilities available to Michigan researchers. Leroy Hood and C. Thomas Caskey, leaders in the field of life sciences research and development, will be the keynote speakers.

The $50 registration fee ($25 for students and post-doctoral fellows), which includes breakfast and lunch, must be received by May 1.

To register online, visit the Web at For more information, visit

U-M–Dearborn lecture will discuss Turkish, Arab nations

Ara Sanjian, assistant professor of Middle Eastern and Armenian history, Haigazian University, Beirut, Lebanon, will present “Turkey and her Arab Neighbors, 1953–1958” 10:30 a.m.–noon April 15 in Room 1013, CASL Building, U-M–Dearborn. The lecture will discuss Turkey’s relations with Arab states in the Middle East in the mid-1950s.

For more information, visit the Web at, or call (313) 593-5781.

Volunteers needed, registration under way for spring and summer English classes

The Family Housing Language Program is offering English classes for families of international students, faculty and staff during the spring and summer semester. Registration is currently under way for children, teen and adult classes. Native English speakers also are needed as volunteer conversation or classroom partners.

For more information, call (734) 763-1440 or send e-mail to

LACS talk will be April 15

Peter Kornbluh, head of the Cuba and Chile documentation of the National Archve, will present “The Pinochet File: Declassifying U.S. Secrets on Chile” 4–6 p.m. April 15 in Room 126, East Quad. Kornbluh reports on U.S. involvement in Chile, information revealed by declassified documents and how they contribute to the pursuit of justice and truth in Chile.

For more information, visit the Web at or send e-mail to

Women’s Club to announce new board

The Faculty Women’s Club (FWC) will hold its annual spring luncheon at 11:30 a.m. April 17 in the Michigan League Ballroom. The new board of directors will be announced, as well as the recipients of the outstanding member award and the FWC Scholarship for 2002–03.

Advance reservations are required. For more information, call Rita Carpenter, (734) 623-0049.

U-M-Dearborn art tour is April 20

The U-M–Dearborn Fine Art Associates and the Art Museum Project will hold an art tour 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. April 20, starting on the U-M–Dearborn campus. The tour, which focuses on glass arts, will take participants to regional private and public collections, as well as area galleries. The fee, $10 (U-M–Dearborn students), $25 (members of the Fine Art Associates) and $35 (general admission), includes lunch.

To register or for more information, call Kenneth Gross, (313) 593-5058. To learn more about volunteer opportunities with Fine Art Associates, call (313) 593-5087.

CAMRC programs for physicians

Dan Dwyer and Rita Benn, program associates in the Department of Family Medicine, will present “Reclaiming the Passion for Medicine: a Physician Retreat” May16–17 at U-M Brighton Medical Center. Participants will take time to reflect and replenish inner resources, and reaffirm the practices that enhance the ability and capacity to serve others while maintaining a balance in life.

The registration fee is $175. The program is 8 AMA PRA category 1 credit hours. Space is limited to 15. Participants must register by May 1.

To register, call Sylvia Kay, (734) 998-0028, or send e-mail to For more information, visit

The Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research Center (CAMRC) also will hold orientation for “Faculty Scholars in Integrative Healthcare” Sept. 13. Sessions will continue 8 a.m.–5 p.m. on the second Friday of each month through June 2003. Participants must register by April 19. For more information on this event, visit the Web at

Museum brings ancient Egypt to life

The Kelsey Museum will host family days 10 a.m.–noon April 20 and June 8. Children, ages 5–12, will make crowns and jewelry, learn hieroglyphic writing, and receive dolls filled with candy. Docents and volunteers will be available to answer questions. Reservations are required at a cost of $10 for a single child and $7 each additional child.

To make reservations, call (734) 647-4167. For more information, visit the Web at

my.umich Web Site to shut down

The Web site will be shut down June 30. Current my.umich e-mail users will be able to access e-mail over the Web with a link,, that will replace my.umich at the end of April. Those who use my.umich to access e-mail can view “Transitioning from my.umich E-Mail to Alternative Mail Programs” on the Web, for alternative options.

Other my.umich services, including its classifieds and calendar, are under review for possible continuation as stand-alone applications. When information is available about which services will continue, it will be posted on ITweb,

Data backup service is available

Information Technology Central Services offers an automated backup service, Connected Network Backup (CNB), for individual Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000 and XP desktops. Although data stored on department servers is secure and protected against corruption, data stored on individual workstations, whether desktop or laptop, is vulnerable.

The service protects data stored on personal workstations of University faculty and staff, and offers a way to recover that data in the event of technical difficulties.

For more information, visit the Web at

Women’s Health Program sponsors kids safety events

Lori Brinkley, physical therapist, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital; Melissa Slaim, program associate, Operations Administration; and a representative of Babies ‘R US will speak 7–8 p.m. April 23 at the Ypsilanti Public Library and 7:30–8:30 p.m. April 30 at the Brighton Public Library. They will discuss children’s products, car seat safety and Michigan child passenger safety laws.

For more information call the Ypsilanti Library, (734) 482-4110, or the Brighton Library, (810) 229-6571.

GEO approves new contract

The 1600-member Graduate Employees Organization (GEO) approved its new contract with a vote of 399 to 2. Bargaining teams for the GEO and University reached agreement March 16. Among other provisions, the contract calls for increased child care awards and higher wages. The agreement also addresses training for graduate student instructors, and defines harassment and discrimination.

France’s acclaimed Lyon Opera Ballet to perform at Power Center

The Lyon Opera Ballet will perform Cendrillon (Cinderella) at 8 p.m. April 19–21 at the Power Center for the Performing Arts. The Lyon Opera Ballet first performed Cendrillon at New York’s City Center in 1987.

For more information or to order tickets, call (734) 764-2538, (800) 221-1229 or visit the Web at

Memorial tribute is April 16

Students in the course “Art 286” will present a memorial tribute to the victims of the World Trade Center attacks April 16 in the North Courtyard of East Quad.

Nearly 3,000 multicolored, narrow cloth strips, one for each of the victims, will be decorated by students. Some will have names of victims, others will have stamped and painted patterns. The strips will be hung from the bushes and trees in the courtyard.

For more information, call (734) 647-9960.

Develop an effective resume

Yael Liber, employment and executive services of Human Resources and Affirmative Action, presents “Developing an Effective Resume” 5:30–8 p.m. April 15 at 330 East Liberty.

The workshop will develop resumes to showcase skills, relate them to a specific job and tell prospective employers how their needs can be met. Liber will review the elements and explain how to handle questions like employment gaps.

The registration fee is $15 (U-M students $5). For more information, call (734) 998-7080.

U-M–Flint has new Web site

Get updated stories daily from the U-M–Flint with the new U-M–Flint Today Website at The new site features stories and events from around campus, new faculty and staff members, as well as awards and achievements.

For more information, call the office of University Relations at (810) 762-3351.

Regents will meet April 18

The U-M Board of Regents will meet at 1:30 p.m. April 18 in the Regents’ Room, Fleming Administration Building, with public comments at 4 p.m.

Individuals with disabilities attending the meeting who need assistance should contact the Office of the Vice President and Secretary of the University.

For more information, call (734) 764-3883 or write to that office at Room 2014, Fleming Administration Building, U-M, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. For TTY services, call (734) 647-1388.

Experience through volunteer work

The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) will present “Career Moves Strategies: Gaining Experience Through Volunteer Work” 7–8:30 p.m. April 22 at CEW, 333 E. Liberty St.

Volunteering is a good source to update knowledge on a particular topic or gain new abilities and experience.

For more information, contact Merta Trumble, (734) 998-7080.