Regents to meet Dec.
The Board of Regents will hold its monthly meeting at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 12
in the Regents Room of the Fleming Administration Building. Public comments
will be held at 4 p.m. Individuals with disabilities who wish to attend
the meeting and need assistance should contact the Office of the Vice
President and Secretary of the University in advance at (734) 764-3883.
For TTY services, call (734) 647-1388.
Research Responsibility Program
Brenda Gillespie, associate director of the Center for Statistical Consultation
and Research (CSCR) and assistant professor of biostatistics; and Edward
Rothman, director of the CSCR and professor of statistics will co-present
“Responsible Data Management, Analysis and Presentation,”
5–7 p.m. Dec. 9 in East Hall, Room 4448. The presentation, sponsored
by the Office of the Vice President for Research, is part of the Research
Responsibility Program—a series of information and discussion sessions
on responsibility in the conduct and administration of research. For more
information, call (734) 647-9085 or e-mail email@example.com.
Lecture: History of U-M museums
Thomas Moore, professor emeritus of biology and curator of zoology, will
deliver the lecture, “Creation of the University’s Museums:
Ornithologist J.B. Steere’s 1870 Worldwide Expedition,” at
3 p.m. Dec. 10 at U-M Detroit Observatory, 1398 E. Ann. Moore will trace
the evolution of museums on campus and chronicle Steere’s expeditions
around the world. Steere’s collections, featuring more than 20,000
biological, geological and cultural specimens gathered between 1870–75,
formed the basis for the University’s first natural history museum
constructed in 1881. For more information, call (734) 763-2230 or e-mail
Retirees Association meetings
The speaker for the Dec. 12 meeting of the U-M Retirees Association (UMRA)
will be Paul W. McCracken. McCracken served as chairman of the Council
of Economic Advisors under President Richard Nixon and has held many other
economic posts in public and private organizations. The meeting will begin
at 3:15 p.m. in Suite 18 of the Wolverine Tower. Light refreshments will
The Jan. 9 UMRA meeting will feature the presentation, “You Worry
about Heart Disease, But the Real problem is Depression.” Speakers
will be Reg Williams, professor of nursing, and Bonnie Hagerty, associate
professor of nursing. For more information, call (734) 747-9220.
Herzog celebration Dec. 15
A Celebration of A. Regula Herzog as Scientist, Friend and Colleague will
be 1–3 p.m. Dec. 15 in the Michigan League’s Hussey Room.
A reception will follow in the Vandenberg Room and concourse. Herzog,
who died July 28, was a senior research scientist in the Institute for
Social Research and the Institute of Gerontology. The program will feature
talks by a number of Herzog’s colleagues about her role as a mentor
of young investigators, her influence on survey research of older populations
and her innovative contributions to the field of gerontology, including
research emphasizing the productive aspects of aging.
For more information, call (734) 764-9262 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Final Record of 2002 Dec. 16
The final University Record of 2002 will be published Dec. 16. The deadline
for all briefings and calendar items for events Dec. 16–Jan. 12
is 5 p.m. Dec. 10 to urecord@
umich.edu or by fax to (734) 764-7084. The first issue of 2003 will
be published Jan. 13.
Grants for aging, geriatrics research
The Geriatrics Center and the Institute of Gerontology announce the availability
of funds to support pilot/feasibility research in the biology of aging
and in geriatrics. Funding for pilot project grants is provided by the
National Institute on Aging via the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence
Center and the Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in Aging Research and
by a grant from the John A. Hartford Foundation. Proposals may involve
biomedical science, health services research, clinical physiology and
pathophysiology, behavioral and social science research, or investigations
into the basic biology of aging.
Support is available for faculty members at a rank of assistant professor
or below, or faculty members at any rank who propose collaboration between
two laboratories, one of which has not carried out previous research in
aging. Individual awards are for one year and will not exceed $35,000.
Applications must be submitted by Feb. 10. For more information or to
obtain an application, call (734) 936 8198 or e-mail email@example.com.
SSWB is site for Toys for Tots
For the sixth year in a row, the School of Social Work (SSW) is a drop-off
site for Toys for Tots through Dec. 18. Participants wishing to donate
are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the SSW Building, Room 2834,
or place it in the drop-off box in the hallway. All toys will remain in
Washtenaw County. Last year, U-M donated 160 toys to the program. Donors
also may give cash. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or
call (734) 936-1964.
Peering into the Earth
Wendy Panero, research fellow in geological sciences, will deliver the
lecture, “Peering into the Earth: From Earthquakes to Diamonds,”
from 10:30–11:30 a.m. Dec. 21 in the Dennison Building, Room 170.
Part of the Saturday Morning Physics series, Panero’s talk will
focus on using earthquakes, meteorites, computer models and laboratory
experiements to detemine the state of the interior of Earth and why it
has plate tectonics, while other planets do not.
For more information, call (734) 764-4437.
U-M–Dearborn graduation speakers
Michael Porter, vice president of corporate communications at DTE Energy,
and Christine Meyers, publisher of CORP! magazine, will give commencement
speeches at U-M–Dearborn Dec. 21. Porter will speak at a morning
ceremony for graduates of the College of Engineering and Computer Science
and the School of Management, and Meyers will speak at an afternoon ceremony
for graduates of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters and School
Kelsey Museum seeks volunteers
The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology is recruiting volunteers to serve as
docents in 2003. Classes will be from 12:30–2:30 p.m. Mondays from
January through mid-May. The Kelsey Museum houses a permanent collection
of 100,000 artifacts from the ancient and early medieval cultures of Egypt,
the Middle East, Greece and Italy. For more information, call (734) 647-4167.
Roth named commencement speaker
Philosophy and English student Jacob E. Roth has been chosen as the speaker
for the University’s Winter Commencement Dec. 15. Roth, of West
Bloomfield, will receive bachelor of arts degrees in both of his majors
at the ceremony, which begins at 2 p.m. at Crisler Arena. About 2,000
students from the Ann Arbor campus are expected to receive
degrees. Roth’s courseload has concentrated on 19th century American
literature and Platonic philosophy. Outside of the classroom, Roth has
been active on the communications and budget priorities committees of
the Michigan Student Assembly. He also has participated in community service
projects in Detroit, West Bloomfield and Kincaid, W.Va. (Alternate Spring
After graduation, Roth will travel to Israel, where he has been accepted
into a program to study ancient Hebrew texts in sceptic thought and philosophy.
Prostate cancer funds available
The Comprehensive Cancer Center is soliciting applications for funds available
from the Prostate SPORE grant. Support of up to $25,000 is available for
a six-month period beginning Feb. 1 for projects attempting to understand
the mechanisms involved in prostate cancer development or to find a prostate
cancer cure. The Prostate SPORE grant is particularly seeking innovative
or high-risk ideas in translational research. The application deadline
is Jan. 13. For more information, call (734) 998-6761 or e-mail email@example.com.
Operator Service adds VRS
A Voice Recognition System (VRS) to augment U-M telephone Operator Service
is now in service. During non-business hours, the VRS “electronic
operator” will provide information. Callers are asked to speak the
name of the person they are trying to reach in a clear voice. The VRS
responds with the telephone number and gives the caller the option of
being transferred directly to that number. Problems with mispronounced
or missing names should be reported to (734) 647-5477.
After-hours emergency calls will continue to be answered by the Department
of Public Safety. The hospital switchboard is open 24 hours a day for
Medical Campus and hospital calls, and the Campus Information Center has
general information about campus events, times, addresses and maps. For
more information about Operator Services, including hours of operation,
Telephone numbers for faculty, staff and students can be found at http://directory.umich.edu.
Intramural Sports entries due Jan. 7
The Department of Recreational Sports will accept entries for four intramural
sports programs Jan. 7 at the Intramural Sports Building, 606 E. Hoover.
Entries for team racquetball, inner tube water polo and basketball will
be taken from 11 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Entries for winter term ice hockey
begin at 11 a.m. and must be received by 4:30 p.m. There is an entry fee
for all four sports, and each will have a mandatory manager’s meeting
either Jan. 7 or Jan. 8.
For more information, call (734) 763-3562.
Degas and the Dance preview
The Center for European Studies (CES) will host a second free lecture
and slide show previewing “Degas and the Dance,” an exhibit
currently showing at the Detroit Institute of Arts. The CES presentation
is noon–1 p.m. Dec. 9 in the School of Social Work Building, Room
1636. For more information, call (734) 615-7317.