The University Record, August 12, 2002


U-M affiliates find new home

During the summer, several U-M services and departments have relocated. They are:

  • The Department of Statistics now at 439 West Hall, 550 E. University, 48109-1092. For more information, contact Mary Ann King at (734) 763-3519.

  • Mail Service now at 1919 Green Road, Suite A, 48105-2554. For more information, contact Steve Lindimore or Kathi Van Tassell at (734) 763-2589.
  • OVPR–Imagining America now at 1220 S. University, Suite 215, 48104-2585. For more information contact Pattie Postel at (734) 615-8370.

  • Plant Building Services now located at 109 E. Madison, 48104-2993. For more information contact Shirley Griffin at (734) 764-0521.

  • The Society for Research in Child Development now at 1313 S. State, Suite 302, 48104-1623. For more information contact Suzanne Kelley at (734) 998-6578.

    MAIS moves to new Web site

    Michigan Administrative Information Services has launched a new Web site at The site describes MAIS services and organizational structure and provides a searchable reports directory. Information relevant to U-M staff members using one of the M-Pathways systems continues to be available at the M-Pathways Web site.

    Henry Russel deadline approaching

    The deadline for nominating the 2003 Henry Russel Award and 2004 Henry Russel Lectureship is Aug. 16. Nominations can be mailed to Vi Benner, Faculty Honors and Awards, Rackham Graduate School, 1070, or hand delivered to the 4th floor of the Argus I Building at 535 W. William St.

    Courses introduce GIS software

    Several courses in using Geographic Information System (GIS) software will be offered in August. Introduction to ArcView GIS will be held 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Aug. 21–22. The cost is $400 for U-M affiliates and $700 for others.

    Using ArcGIS I will be held 1–5 p.m. Aug.

    26–27. The cost is $150 for U-M affiliates, $300 for non U-M enrollees and free for registered participants of ArcView GIS.

    Using ArcGIS II will be held 1–5 p.m. Aug. 28–29. The cost is $150 for U-M affiliates and $300 for others.

    All three courses will be held in Angell Hall Computing Classroom D. The courses are sponsored by the Center for Statistical Consultation and Research.

    For more information, contact Scott J. Swan at (734) 4-STAT (764-7828) ext. 1 or send e-mail to

    Endowment event celebrates success

    The U-M-Dearborn School of Management alumni will host “Celebration of Success” Sept. 6 at the Ritz–Carlton in Dearborn. The faculty endowment fundraiser will include dinner, dancing, a raffle and a silent auction. The raffle prize is a two–year lease on a 2003 Mustang, and auction items include a seven-day cruise.

    Tickets are $250 for individuals and $1,800 per table of eight.

    For more information, call (313) 593-5248 or visit

    Tickets for UMS events available

    Tickets for the University Musical Society’s 2002–03 season go on sale today (Aug. 12) from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. at the Michigan League Ticket Office. Tickets also are available by calling the UMS Ticket office at (734) 764-2538.

    For more information, visit

    Women speak in Kitchen Prayers

    “Kitchen Prayers” will be performed at 8 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Trueblood Theatre in the Frieze Building as part of the Gloria Foster Elegiac Dialogues on Performance and Global Loss series. “Kitchen Prayers” is a dramatized presentation of women’s words collected from newspapers, magazines and broadcast media throughout the world.

    Skill-building catalog available

    Human Resource Development’s 2002–03 Professional and Organizational Development Catalog is now available. The catalog offers basic to advanced skill-building programs, including 15 new courses, organizational development consulting and customized training.

    Call (734) 764-7410 to receive a copy of the catalog. For more information, visit

    New Faculty Orientation

    New faculty members will learn about life at the University from 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Michigan League. The orientation will include an information fair, remarks by President Mary Sue Coleman and Interim Provost Paul Courant, and interactive sessions in which faculty members can share experiences and talk about teaching methods.

    For more information, call (734) 763-0159 or go to

    Bollinger award established

    James Hackett, U-M alumnus, and his wife, Kathy, have established the Lee C. Bollinger Award at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy through a gift of $150,000. The award will be presented annually and will go towards the tuition of an exceptional second-year master’s student.

    “The Lee C. Bollinger Award will help strengthen the ability of the Ford School to attract and support first-rate students,” says Rebecca Blank, dean of the Ford School.

    Hackett is the president and CEO of Steelcase Inc., in Grand Rapids, Mich.

    Staff invited to get creative

    The Caring for the Caregiver Clothesline project will visit Towsley Link from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Aug. 14. No experience is necessary, and drop-ins are welcome.

    For more information call Gifts of Art at (734) 936-ARTS (936-2787).

    Explore medical databases

    A workshop exploring the electronic medical research process will be 1–3 p.m. Aug. 22 in Taubman Center, B1394. The workshop will teach basic searching in MEDSEARCH, which includes MEDLINE, CINAHL, CANCERLIT and EMBASE databases, and in the MIRLYN Library Catalog.

    For more information, call (734) 763-2037, e-mail,. or visit

    Fish swim into museum

    A new exhibit on Native Fishes of the Great Lake Region opened Aug. 2 at the Museum of Natural History. The exhibit runs through Jan. 10 and features Great Lakes fish, including salmon, bass and bluegills, and related materials from the Fish Divison of the U-M Museum of Zoology. The exhibit includes trophy fish and illustrations.

    The U-M Museum of Natural History is open to the public, and admission is free.

    For more information call (734) 763-6085, or visit

    CRLT hosts GSI orientation

    The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching will host this year’s Graduate Student Instructor Teaching Orientation 3:30–6:30 p.m. Aug. 26 and 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Aug. 27 on the second floor of the Michigan League. Presentations will include a panel of experienced GSIs and faculty, an interactive theater presentation, an overview of available teaching resources and an interactive workshop. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided for the Aug. 27 session.

    For more information call (734) 763-2396 or visit

    Hospice seeks volunteers

    Home Care and Hospice of Michigan is offering Hospice Volunteer Training beginning Aug. 29 at the Ann Arbor office. Volunteers are needed from all of Washtenaw County. Opportunities are available for people interested in hands-on care, office assistance and fundraising.

    For more information, or to register, call Sherry Wagenknecht at (734) 971-0444.

    Wishes on display

    A special “Wish Upon a Star” exhibit will be on display 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m. for the month of August on the B1 level of the Comprehensive Cancer Center. The bright stars reflect the hopes, dreams, inspirations and thoughts of children, teens, families and Cancer Center staff.

    The exhibit is coordinated by the Child and Family Life Program. To view photos of the exhibit, visit

    Bonsai forest featured at gardens

    Award-winning trees from artist Jack Wikle will be featured in the Matthaei Botanical Gardens Bonsai and Penjing Display Aug. 13–20. Wikle won the Outstanding Bonsai Design award at the American Bonsai Society 2002 National Symposium.

    Trees in the new Bonsai and Penjing Display will rotate every week and periodically feature local artists.

    Also, the Ann Arbor Bonsai Society will showcase their trees at the gardens during the annual Bonsai Show Aug. 24–25.

    Rackham accepting NEH applications

    The Rackham School of Graduate Studies is accepting applications for the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend Program until Sept. 6. The $5,000 awards are available to faculty in a range of social sciences and humanities fields.

    For more information, contact Homer Rose at or visit

    New Hours for HWRC

    The Health and Wellness Resource Center has new hours of operation, Tuesday-Thursday

    9 a.m.–4 p.m., throughout the month of August. During those times, people can look at health and fitness information, sign up for MFit programs and buy exercise equipment.

    For more information, call (734) 975-4410 ext. 487, or e-mail

    NCAC hosts open house

    An open house will be held 2–5 p.m. Aug. 14 to view the newly renovated North Campus Administrative Complex (NCAC) at 2901 Hubbard. A shuttle is available to the Medical Campus. The open house is sponsored by UMHS Human Resources, Medical Information Services, Cancer Registry, and Public Relations and Marketing Communications.

    For more information, e-mail